3 Post/s by location: Boston

Quick bite at Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall

25 May 2011

If you ever find yourself on a touristy jaunt in Boston taking a walk on the historic Freedom Trail, you might like to stop off at Faneuil Hall for a bite or two at the rather nifty Quincy Market.

Boston Eats Apr 2011

This bustling food court is jam packed with dozens of tasty options, from pizza and hot dogs to sushi and noodles.  (more…)

Celebrating Marathon Day/Patriots’ Day

23 May 2011

In Boston, every year on the third Monday in April, Patriots’ Day and the Boston Marathon collide. Bostonians choose to spend this day in different ways. Some will pound the pavement in deep, focussed concentration with the hope of achieving ultimate glory. While others get insanely drunk and take to the streets in celebration.

With my sign and ready to cheer!

With my sign and ready to cheer!

My day was all about cheering on the marathon-running-marvel that is my friend Dom (the main reason for us taking this holiday to Boston), interspersed with a number of foodcentric moments.  (more…)

The Boston intersection of friends, food and music… and some sort of tragic mishap

22 May 2011

After a gut plumpin’ two weeks travelling around Boston, Cape Cod and New York I’m back and settled into my usual gut plumpin’ life in London. A “post holiday diet” of sorts was attempted but I must admit rather promptly forgotten about.

Spicy Shrimp Etoufee

Spicy Shrimp Etoufee

During this period it seems that I have fallen off the blogging wagon for which I do apologise profusely. Please bear with me while I attempt to clamber back on board, starting with this post.

First meal of the trip was the result of our guidebook leading us to a restaurant that no longer existed. In it’s place we found Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen – “the intersection of friends, food and music”, the sign outside helpfully informed us. Rather unfortunately on this particular occasion, these three things also seemed to intersect with some sort of tragic mishap behind the restaurant described mysteriously by our waitress as “an accident”. (more…)