Bits of Boston

Misadventures-with-Andi-Road-Trip-Report Towards the end of October, I traveled to Boston for a week.  It was a busy five days with work and a conference, but I had a great time and wanted to share some highlights.  Of course the World Series was also going on so that added to the excitement! [Yes I realize I am woefully behind on posts, but I am catching up slowly but surely!]

I flew in on Saturday so that my girlfriend and I could spend the entire Sunday out on the town.  Let me tell you, we did not waste one hour of that day – it was absolutely gorgeous.  We walked more than twelve miles and took the subway from one side of the city to the other.

One stop we made was to the New England Holocaust Memorial (8 Union Street).  Although it commemorates such horrible circumstances, it is quite beautiful in its design and simplicity, it is moving.

Jewish-Memorial-BostonThere are glass columns that represent the concentration camps, you can see them noted on the foundation of each column, like this one for Auschwitz.

Jewish-Memorial-BostonEngraved on the glass are the serial numbers of the prisoners who died at that camp – when you see how many numbers there are you will feel moved at the atrocities that took place.

Jewish-Memorial-BostonFrom there we walked through the Haymarket area and eventually got on the subway to the Bolyston Area where we then headed to Boston Commons and walked around the park.  It was a gorgeous day about 60 with the sun shining so there were lots of people out enjoy the last days of Indian summer – literally the next day it turned super cold!  (Those Red Sox fans have to be true, it was bitter cold at the games.)

When we got hungry we headed to an Ethiopian restaurant called Addis Red Sea (544 Tremont St (between Hanson & Waltham).  We caught up over cubed lamb and lentils, no better way to do it!

Addis-Red-SeaFilled to the brim we headed out to walk for several more hours enjoying the day as much as we could.  We ended up in Newbury which is a pretty popular (but expensive) shopping area where we  took in dinner at a tapas bar and then headed back to our hotel.  With all that, there was no way I was hungry, but how could I resist a cannoli from the famous Mike’s Pastry?

Mikes-CanolliA few nights later I went to an event with social media practitioners at Sam’s at Louis where we ate amazing food family style and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the Boston Harbor.

Louis-BostonDuring the week while I was working (my week was split between a social media conference and working out of my employer’s Boston office) I checked out the food truck scene which is alive and well.

BonMi-BostonOne truck that is super delish is Bon Mee.  The menu has a mixture of Asian dishes with interesting twists, like this banh mi sandwich I had with barbeque pulled pork.  Not traditional, but darn good, the pulled pork was super tender.

BonMi-Sandwich-BostonI am also a sucker for eggs and I could not pass up trying tea-soaked deviled eggs.  They were insanely good.  Didn’t get much tea flavor, but the egg yolk filling with a little sriracha mayo was great.

bonmi-tea-deviled-eggA few days later I picked up a sea-salted bourbon caramel donut from Union Square Donuts.  I was actually too full to eat it at the time, so I ate it the next day.  Even as a day-old donut I will have to say it is one of the best I ever had.  Hard to have an apples-to-apples comparison as I have never had this combo of flavors.  I am searching for the next closest to console me, total bummer that such a great donut is on the other side of the country!

sea-salted-bourbon-caramel-donutBoston has got so much going on, I can imagine spending another week or two there just eating!

Here’s a map of some of the spots I visited throughout the week:

How about you? Have you been to Boston?  What is your favorite thing about it?

Comments

  1. I always thought Boston is a city I would enjoy – now I REALLY want to go. Looks like one of those absolutely perfect travel days!

  2. Oh the sea-salted bourbon caramel sounds delicious!

  3. Beautiful pictures, I would love to visit!!

  4. Boston is def one of the destinations, that are on my traveling list! Thanks for sharing your own imressions. I’m impressed with the New England Holocaust Memorial.

    xo

  5. Andi Fisher says:

    @Luchessa, it is a great in the fall, a little cold in the winter and a little hot in the summer!

  6. I’ve never been to Boston, but I would love to go!

  7. The sea-salted bourbon caramel looks delish! I would love to visit Boston someday!

  8. Tamara Custer says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Boston!

  9. I love Boston! Those donuts looks delish!

  10. Kate F. says:

    I’ve never been to Boston but I’ve been wanting to go there for so long.

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