Vacation Eats: Day 1

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hey, rickey

No visit to the Boston area is complete without a visit to Mr. Bartley’s Burger Cottage, where along with great burgers and sides, they make a mean raspberry-lime rickey.

the tom brady

I had the Tom Brady: a medium burger with guac, cheddar and red onions, onion rings on the side, please.

nom nom nom

Nom nom nom.

the jersey shore

Brian had the Jersey Shore: sauteed onions, grilled mushrooms, bacon and cheddar, sweet potato fries on the side.

Next, we ambled from Harvard Square to Inman Square to hit up Christina’s Ice Cream, where the ginger-molasses was, while to die for, not photogenic.

For dinner, we followed the recommendation of several of you and visited the Russell House Tavern, where, along with great cocktails and beer, we downed:

fritters

Chickpea fritters with harissa aioli and roasted red pepper,

wellie

short rib beef wellington,

the gentleman will have the cod

cod with creamed fennel and bacony greens, and

pork three ways

a trio of pork (loin, shoulder and belly) with sauce vinegar and grits.

All in all, a good day’s eating. Now we spend the evening recovering, so we can chow down again tomorrow. (On the roster: cocktails at Drink and dinner at B&G Oysters.)

6 thoughts on “Vacation Eats: Day 1

  1. Those onion rings look fantastic. They’re my biggest weakness.
    If you have time, try to get to East Coast Grill in Cambridge, or Figs on Beacon Hill for thin crust pizza.
    Enjoy!

  2. You had the molasses ice cream!!! I want that in my mouth, now. It is my favorite, and now I live too far away… :(

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