September 29, 2011 § Leave a Comment
While my mom, my sisters, and I were visiting the Cape for my cousin’s wedding this weekend, we took a day trip to Boston.
The city was beautiful, and we saw many lovely sites (including the JFK Library, Fenway Park, the Old North Church, and lots of fun, hip areas). But the highlight of my day had to be the end: dinner in Boston’s North End. The North End is where a large Italian population resides, and therefore really, really amazing Italian food resides also.
My roommate Elana, who attended Wellesley College, which is right outside of Boston, recommended this place. Unfortunately the waiter was seriously rude (“How large are the portions?” I asked. “They’re, you know, regular-sized!” He said, extremely annoyed, as he shook his head), but the food was fantastic. Seriously — I still can’t get over it.
I ordered the Linguini with Clams in tomato sauce (the other option was a white wine butter sauce, which my sister Brynn ordered—also looked really good). First, the pasta was truly al dente — it had an extra bite that you never find at normal Italian restaurants. And that sauce. Oh my gosh. Bites of clam, a spicy kick, not-too-thick, not-too-thin, tomatoey goodness. It was incredible. I would eat this again right now if I could. If you have a chance to eat in Boston’s North End, go here (hopefully you don’t get our waiter!). There are tons of options and surely several truly fabulous spots to dine, but here’s a recommendation you won’t be sorry you took. Thanks, Elana!
On a sentimental note, here’s a look at our beautiful weekend. You know who was missing? My daddy! Wish you could have been there, Dad.
September 27, 2011 § 3 Comments
Lobster, lobster, lobster.
I heart lobster!
I just spent a weekend in the Cape Cod/Boston area for my cousin Annah’s wedding. It was oh-so-nice to take a mini vacation to such a beautiful part of the country. And I feel so blessed to have spent time with my family. The wedding was fabulous—seriously, one of the best I have ever been to! Everyone was dancing, so grateful to celebrate the love and happiness of Annah and her new husband, Matt.
But the weekend went by way too fast, and I flew back Monday morning, hence a Mid-Morning Hunger post on a Tuesday.
Whenever I get the chance to go up to that part of the country, I get one thing on my mind food-wise: lobster! I did get the chance to enjoy some delicious lobster macaroni and cheese (more to come on my food escapades…) but for now, here’s a tribute to this lovely delicacy of the north.
Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich — Closet Cooking
Lobster Diavolo — food 52
Lobster Mac & Cheese — Everyday Occasions
Nantucket Lobster Chowder — Coastal Living
Lobster: A Love Story (How to cook and eat a whole lobster) — Umami Girl
Want to test your knowledge of this crustacean?
Take the Lobster Pop Quiz from Coastal Living.