I’m in Boston at the moment and I am having a wonderful time and I have managed, with a little help from a few friends, to scope out the Boston food scene.
There are lots of great places to eat including: Garden at the Cellar, Catch, Via Matta, Craigie on Main (for drinks and cocktails), Myers & Chang, Sofra and B&G Oysters – but there are two that I’d like to briefly chat about.
First up is Toro the Boston tapas bar. They take no bookings, and this doesn’t change no matter who you are! You’ll end up waiting at least an 1h45 for a table … and people wait – cramped and all – without complaining, they just enjoy the vibe. The Toro hostess was fantastic and with all her ‘why I deserve to skip to the top of the list‘ stories I’m sure she’ll be writing a bestseller in the near future.
Then there is Oleana. Here the food is really interesting and delicious; and they also have excellent vegetarian options which – I think – is often something lacking in most restaurants. All the steaks (non-vegetarian of course) have the farm of origin listed on the menu and the same goes for the majority of vegetables. I really enjoyed knowing exactly where my dinner had come from; and I think that going forward this going to be more than just a fad, I think it’s going to be a long term niche trend.
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