Today was a day purely of travel and food. I can do that. My day started early so I got to Boston around 11:00 in the morning. Thankfully for me, navigating this city is fairly easy. Very different from DC, if you ask me. Maybe I'm just a natural Bostonian. Anyway, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting my friend Dwyer downtown Cambridge for lunch. We haven't seen eachother in forever and she's one of my favorite people...ever.
She also happens to work down the street from this amazing little cafe, Mariposa Bakery. It featured a menu of fresh sandwiches, coffee and baked goods. It's the kind of place I would like to work. Good sammies. Not to be confused with understacked, overpriced sammies.
Did I mention this whole time I was lugging around my suitcase? And it was hot and muggy outside? Not a nice picture.
I walked back and forth checking out the streets, and finally my sister was let out of work. We met up and walked all over the real downtown. (Oh, and I dropped my suitcase off, don't worry!) We saw the harbor, faneuil hall, quincy market, the north end, the freedom trail, you name it.
Regina's, which is legendary for being the number one pizza in Boston.
Mike's Pastry, which is also in the north end. This place is incredible. I've never been in a place that is always that busy. Friday or Saturday nights forget about it.
It's a mad scene of hungry Bostonians elbowing their way toward the canolis. Fortunately, it's a Tuesday and we were there early, so it only took about 10 minutes total.
Not bad for Mike's. It's hard to decide there. They have everything from gelato to cookies to canolis to pies to cheesecakes. Everything. And though I haven't tried it all, I'm assuming everything is fantastic.
It was rich. It was sweet. It was heaven. I love Boston. Did I say that already?
Before and after. Two full ladies. Now I'm sleepy, sittin' on my sister's futon, trying to figure out tomorrow's plans. Whatever the case, I'll keep you updated. Hope all is well!
Wow I was in the North End today as well. Too bad we didn't know and could have a arrange a short blog hookup. I hit a wine shop on a hot walk to and from Dewey Square. I know what you mean, it was humid today!
I adore Boston too. It has a feel like no other city in the U.S. I guess we can tell who foodies are because as soon as I saw that pretzel roll I thought, "I need to figure out how to make that," and then I read your line saying the same thing. :)
Reading your post just made me ridiculously hungry - the Regina's/Mike's combo is my favorite meal. EVER. I've never been to Mariposa, but I'll have to check it out when I get back to Cambridge. Enjoy the rest of your time in Beantown!
best baseball team as well!!
You definitely hit up some of the best spots in Boston! There is nothing quite like Regina's and Mike's. Although Modern Pastry also makes some mean desserts. You may want to try that next time. Glad you enjoyed this wonderful city and some it's most scrumptious foods!
Well, now that I've read this I would love to go to Boston! I've never been. I didn't realize what wondeful foods they had there. I've gotta say, the pizza looked like it rocked!
All three of those look awesome to me. I can't decide which is my favorite. Maybe the oreo one because it sounds so unnecessary.
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