BOSTON – 2013 JULY

The BF has been working Boston over the past year but hasn’t really had a chance to explore the city. I flew down with him for a quick weekend trip of eating between tourist stops.

These were my top 5 eats from this trip:

  1. Lobster Roll @ Neptune Oyster: 63 Salem St
    • The hot butter lobster roll was out of this world, we ate a lot of lobster that weekend and I still have dreams about this
    • No reservations, there will be a line, there will be a wait, there is only 37 seats inside
    • Show up before they open (11am) and walk around the nearby Quincy market after leaving your name and number
  2. Lobster Roe Noodles @ Island Creek Oyster Bar: 500 Commonwealth Ave
    • Amazing, creamy, flavourful sauce with house-made pasta
    • The lobster roe is in the pasta itself and then topped with braised short ribs and more lobster
  3. Fresh Oysters @ Island Creek Oyster Bar: 500 Commonwealth Ave
    • Great selection of Massachusetts and Maine oysters
    • Try the Gypsy Juice!
  4. Fire Grilled Lobster @ Barking Crab88 Sleeper St
    • Well themed, on the wharf, great view
    • First time having lobster cooked this way and loved the smokey flavour
    • Great daily specials (we ate 4lbs of crab legs in addition to this lobster…)
  5. Chocolate Cannoli @ Maria’s Pastry Shop: 48 Cross St
    • Each cannoli is filled on order, choice of chocolate, vanilla or sweetened ricotta cheese
    • Flaky, crunchy, rich and just the right amount of sweetness