When in Boston…Eat!

A few weeks ago, Handsome Husband and I took at trip to Boston.  We wanted to get away and relax, since we weren’t able to during the summer.  Plus it is probably the last trip we’ll be able to take, just the two of us!  So we decided to go to Boston to soak in the history of the place.  We hit up as many historical locations as we could in the 4 days we were there; Boston Tea Party museum, Old North Church, Boston Massacre site, the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument, the Samuel Adams Brewery, and we even drove a little north to Salem one day.  And while all those sites were completely awesome, the highlight for me was definitely the food tour we booked with Boston Foodie Tours in the Back Bay Neighborhood.  Our tour guide, Audrey, was wonderful, and knew so much about the area and each establishment we entered.  We both highly recommend the tour!  So here is Boston, in food pictures!

First was Lobster Bisque – from Legal Seafoods, of course!

Legal Seafood, Boston, MA

Yum!

Lobster Bisque from Legal Seafood

Next we hit up a food truck called Bon Me.  It is a Vietnamese food truck with awesome sandwiches called banh mi.

Bon Me

And these deviled tea eggs – delicious little treats!

Tea Soaked Egg from Bon Me

These sandwiches were great and so fresh!  We sampled the miso braised pulled pork banh mi.  We also tried the spicy ginger lemonade – I must experiment with these flavors!

Miso Braised Pulled Pork banh mi from Bon Me

Our next stop was L.A. Burdick Chocolate shop.  They make all their chocolates from hand – no molds!

LA Burdick Chocolates

Their claim to fame is these little mice:

Chocolate Mouse from LA Burdick

Adorable as they are yummy!  But they have so many other treats!

LA Burdick

We sampled the drinking chocolate.  Dark chocolate, rich, and warm.  Perfect for a chilly Boston day!

Drinking Chocolate from LA Burdick

Moving on to Georgetown Cupcakes!  What a great little bakery!  Audrey tells us this place is so popular that lines run out the door and onto the sidewalk in the mornings!

Georgetown Cupcakes

Look at all the choices!

Georgetown Cupcake selection

Salted caramel for me, please!  Oh my, was this ever good!  We even went back the next day!

Salted Caramel cupcake from Georgetown Cupcakes

Bacco’s Wine and Cheese Shop was next on our tour.

Bacco's Wine and Cheese

This is one of those eclectic little shops with a little bit of everything local.  So fun! (I forgot to take a picture of the plate before we ate some!  I was so excited!)

Tasting plate from Bacco's

And Flour!

Flour

This might have been my favorite stop on our tour!  What amazing pecan sticky buns!  The very same sticky buns that beat Bobby Flay on Throwdown!  Really, I could exist entirely on these sticky buns if only they were nutritionally complete!

Sticky Buns from Flour

Another food truck for our next stop!  Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese!  Grown up comfort food!  What could be better?

Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Our sample had BBQ ribs in it.  I never would have come up with that combo in a million years, but it works great!

BBQ Ribs Grilled Cheese from Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Just one more stop before our amazing food tour comes to an end.  The grand finale!  Towne.

Towne

Award winning restaurant, where some of Boston’s elite frequent.  Of course we were there during off hours, so no VIPs that day.  But amazing Lobster Puffovers!  Just look at those huge chunks of lobster!

Lobster Puffover at Towne

Our tour was about 4 hours, and completely and totally worth every penny.  If you’re ever in Boston, look up Boston Foodie Tours with Audrey and do it!

We also managed to fall in to this amazing little pizza place – Figs.  This wasn’t part of the food tour, but just as easily could have been.  Their specialty is their balsamic fig pizza.  Go here, too!

Figs

It was one of the only restaurants we could find near the USS Constitution Museum and Ship, so we decided to drop in.  We are SO glad we did!  This is probably one of the best pizzas I can remember eating.  They have their pizza oven right in the seating area, and you can watch them making your pizza!

Figs pizza oven

We got a 50/50 pizza.  Half the pizza was balsamic fig and prosciutto, and the other half was calamari with lemon aioli and arugula.  Drool-worthy!

Pizza from Figs

It was a long week, but we had such a great time!  We are happy to be back home, though and back in a routine.  Have you ever been to an amazing food joint in Boston?  What’s your experience?

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