Greetings from DC again! The weekend’s quick trip to Boston was packed with running, walking, fun, and food — let’s see if I can fit it all in to one post?!
On Saturday morning Anthony and I layered up (obnoxious mittens included) for a snowy yet sunny run.We ventured along the Charles river, taking in the Boston scenery and loving this long, flat trail!Anthony’s stunning left shoulder + the infamous Citgo sign (a landmark along the Boston Marathon route — I ran it back in 2011).This also made me smile (I have a thing for street items).A couple of you have asked for a post on how Anthony and I met (on my list…) but did you know that our first date was a run? Still one of our favorite dates. AWWWWwwwwwww.11 miles done and done!After our outing we got the day going by meeting up with Dave (Anthony’s best man and our Bintan buddy!) for a stroll and lunch.After quite a quest to find a spot without a wait, we ended up popping in Mike & Patty’s in the Back Bay area (where we still had to wait 30 minutes for a sandwich?!)Since the shop was so tiny, we took our food back to Dave’s hotel. My upscale grilled ham-and-cheese was incredible! (I was also starving so anything would have tasted amazing at this point)Followed by more walking around town and a trip to the Sam Adams Brewery!
The brewery tour was pretty neat. Can anyone name the four main ingredients in beer?Water, hops, malted barley, and yeast. What an educational blog I have.
During the tour we also learned that Boston tap water is an essential part of the Sam Adams recipe — so the brewers have to chemically alter the water in their non-Boston brewery locations to make sure it’s identical. Talk about dedication.We learned a lot more, and then forgot it all when we sampled a few beers at the end of the tour.After a hard day of running, eating, and drinking, we capped it all off with more eating and drinking (right?!). Some of Dave’s friends met us at Bricco, a lovely Italian spot in the North End.
The food was amazing — Anthony and I shared the fish special of the night and a big bowl of ricotta ravioli. I even have beautiful photos to share, but for the sake of time and stomach space, let’s just move on to the group photo at the end. What a crew!Next up was a comedy show at Improv Asylum. I remember it being quite funny, and then remember dozing off… oops. #oldlady
Up bright and early for more action on Sunday. Lotsa walking — this time around Harvard Square!Harvard has a pretty beautiful campus — even when it’s grey and snowy outside.My life would not be complete without…PHO.Yelp, once again, directed us to a winning meal. It’s a little gem in Chinatown called New Dong. Yep!Because 100 pounds of pho apparently didn’t fill us up, we decided to eat dinner at the end of the day. Live music and good food called us from The Beehive!This was an awesome spot — good food and good music in a cozy, rustic atmosphere. The blues band of the night was quite a hit — but not as much as Anthony’s burger.My dish was a simple, incredibly fresh salad topped with spicy blackened salmon. Really good.And because I’m half Czech, we ordered a round of pierogies to share. Just like Grandma’s! On last photo together before the weekend adventures came to a close:I feel full and exhausted just recapping this weekend, so I’m not sure how I actually did it! Thanks for hosting me, Boston (and thanks to all the readers/friends/Yelpers who helped us navigate the city!). That was fun.
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