Lately I've been wanting to retrace the steps of my favorite authors and writers. I loved Caroline Knapp's description of the Aku Aku (in Kenmore Sq., across from the Phoenix). It was a favorite spot of the hard-drinking Phoenicians, and a place where Knapp often got gracefully hammered, per her book. I want to drink and dine where people like Caroline did, but the Aku is now closed. I'd ask Mark Sandman for his favorite Boston meal, but he's gone too. I want to relive 1980s Boston with a great old-school meal and drinks.