Boston has some pretty damn good food. Not too surprising I guess considering the size and complexity of the town but I was impressed. When I staggered off the plane and hit the hotel I was starving. I had the breakfast at Max’s The Greek in the San Francisco Airport at like 6am and it was now 5pm eastern…I was starv’n! I went down to Boylston st. and found a good looking Restaurant (the restaurant looked good, the waitresses looked equally yummy). I opened things up with a chicken satay. they were literally, the BEST I have ever had. I don’t do a lot of peanuts but the peanut sauce was fantastic. I just dug through my receipts to get the name of the place “Bangkok Blue” at 651 Boylston st. I finished things off with a mild green curry with beef. It was also quite good and most importantly, I would not need to eat my own arm. Here is what that grub looked like:
The next day I was able to hang out at CrossFit Boston and get a work out in. We headed down town and hit a Boston land mark: Union Oyster House. I started things off with a plate of local oysters and finished off with grilled shrimp on a ceasar salad (no croutons). The whole thing was REALLY good. Great atmosphere and people watching.
Saturday night we went out to the Long Horn on Park Av. I went for the 18oz Porter house with asparagus. I try to remember to tell the waitress I’m allergic to wheat and to ask the chef to use a dry steak if their usual marinades have soy sauce or something like that. I had asparagus and jalapeno cole-slaw for my sides. Meals like this make me happy to say “Fuck The Zone”. Here is what it looked like:
Sunday night we hit Eastern Standard. Apparently the appetizer we went for has been featured on the Food Network. On the menu it was listed among the other appetizers and went by the un-assuming name “Bone Marrow”. How the frack could I pass this up!? All 8 of us at the table opted for this and it sent the kitchen into a fizz…it took about two hours to get the appetizers and entrees (mine was 1/2 chicken over asparagus…pretty good). The bone marrow was some kind of baked beef shank and it was AMAZING! The marrow is like butter. They baked it with a little lemon zest, herbs and sea salt. We all wanted seconds, but we cleaned them out on the first go-around. Here is what the marrow and chicken dishes looked like and a photo of Steve Rast of CF Boston going to town on the tough-to-reach morsels.
I had a great time in Boston and really look forward to coming back. Each location I hit has plusses and minuses with regards to food options but I find it pretty easy to get something that supports a focus on food quality.