November 1, 2011

30 Hours in Boston

We snuck in a quick stay in Boston this summer on the back end of our trip to Massachusetts' south coast, and over one night and two half-days got just a taste of what makes this such a great town.

Do...
Sunday caught some jazz at The Beehive in the South End. No cover and all the crowd was downstairs that night... a good crowd, winding down a weekend or maybe just keeping it going as long as possible.


THE BEEHIVE
541 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
617/423-0069

Eat... 
Couple hours before that, though, we grabbed a bite at Neptune Oyster in the North End. It was a rainy afternoon, which lent itself nicely to a long, boozy lunch in a cramped, dark place. Neptune may be one of the more aesthecitally pleasing spots I've ever eaten. Or maybe that was the rosé. The burger was topped with cheddar, fried oysters, and garlic mayo, and the lobster roll was toasted, buttered and buttered. At some point the kitchen sent out a Johnny Cake: a cornmeal pancake with smoked trout, crème fraiche, and caviar. Just the little something we needed to keep the convo flowing.










NEPTUNE OYSTER
63 Salem Street
Boston, MA 02110
617/742-3474

And lunch the next day at La Voile, which got it allll-right...






LA VOILE
259 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617/587-4200

STAY...
Laid our heads at XV Beacon, near the Massachusetts State House and Boston Common, which enabled a superbly convenient stroll before catching the flight home. Next time, we'll need more time.










FIFTEEN BEACON HOTEL
15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
617/670-1500

Beehive photo credit: Erik Jacobs, New York Times.

3 comments:

newman said...

The things I would do to go knock back a few dozen oysters, while tailgating in the back of the old school Land Rover I don't own...

Amatourist said...

let's do something about that Land Rover issue, though I don't think it'll get us into the Yale/Harvard game.

Brian said...

I'd like one of those Rovers, like, now, please. Wow.