Hello from Bean Town! I’ve been hanging out here since Friday afternoon and it’s been quite a trip so far. My first adventure: traveling from the airport into Cambridge on the T, which was a surprisingly easy and 100% free ride. Nice job, Boston.
When I arrived in Cambridge, my first order of business was LUNCH. Yelp directed me to the Second Street cafe, where I had lovely soup/salad combo. I hung out there for a while, reading and waiting for Anthony to finish class (he’s here doing a business course at MIT). Side note: Has anyone read The Corrections? I’m plugging away at it and not sure what I think so far…
Anthony finished around 5 pm — just in time for happy hour! We put on our walking shoes (not really, I was wearing really uncomfortable but totally cute boots) and headed out on stroll toward Central Square. How cool is this building BTW?After about a mile and a half, we reached our destination: Green Street bar!My friend Miriam had suggested this spot, which looks divey on the outside…But serves some swanky cocktails inside! I got a “Phill’s Phizz,” which had extra ginger-y ginger beer, lemon, whiskey, and bitters. It had a delicious spicy-sweet kick that burns the throat in a hurts-so-good way.After we’d finished refueling, we tackled a few more blocks to get to our next Yelp-ed destination: The Plough and Stars. This cute cafe/bar had a really cozy environment and awesome eats, too.
We started off with some appetizers (that I’m not showing because this post already has like 25 food photos) and then went for roasted turkey skewers (aka Thanksgiving on a stick).The turkey was really good — but the truffle-and-broccoli-stuffed mac ‘n’ cheese stole the show!We were feeling pretty full and pretty funny at this point.Great night out! Anthony and my Yelp app were the perfect dates
More to come — including a long run and more food, of course — when I’ve got more time to sit down! Catch you soon.
- Boston recommendations?
- Anyone read The Corrections?
- Favorite cocktail?