We spent quite a lovely couple of days in Boston on our recent East Coast trip, and I thought I’d recap some of the food highlights in a conglomerate post here. I’ve already written about Legal Sea Foods, one of my favorite meals of the trip, which you can read here.
I had spent a week in Rhode Island for work and arrived in Boston several hours before S and A, so I thought to give them a little gift for when they arrive – cannolis from Mike’s Pastry!
Mike’s Pastry is an icon in North End, an Italian neighborhood. Their specialty is the cannolo (singular form of “cannoli”) – and there are about 20 different flavors to choose from! I picked three: original (plain ricotta cheese), pistachio, and hazelnut – it wasn’t until later that I realized I should have gotten the signature, chocolate chip. Alas. These were super delicious – the ricotta cream was rich and velvety, and the shell was perfectly crispy. Amazingly, they stayed pretty crisp even after spending a night in the fridge. Also, for the flavored ones, the cream itself is actually the same – they just add chopped pistachios or hazelnuts to the ends. Also delicious.
300 Hanover St, Boston, MA
Our first late-night meal in Boston would be at Bukowski Tavern – I guess hot dogs sounded pretty good to us that night, and it was quite close to our hotel. The place was tiny, but somehow we found some seats and ordered a few hot dogs and drinks.
It was so dark inside that this was the only picture that turned out nicely… The chili cheese dog was quite good – makes me wish that there were more hot dog joints in San Diego. For my side, I chose coleslaw – for some reason, I really don’t like the coleslaw that I’ve had on the west coast. S thinks it’s the cabbage here – but anyway, the coleslaw here was tangy and had just the right amount of mayo.
We had a few beers here – I had the Grey Sail Flagship, which is a delicious and smooth cream ale. I wish there were more cream ales here, too.
50 Dalton St, Boston, MA
We went to the famous Quincy Market/Fanueil Hall Markeplace the next day – seafood was on my mind here:
The lobster roll was hot and buttered and super yummy….