Friday, April 20, 2012

On the road part 2: Lobster Rolls and beer in the heart of Boston

After a great meal in Mystic we made our way north to our hotel. We weren't staying in Boston proper. We were staying in Lexington at our favorite hotel, Aloft. The hotel is right off of 95 so it is an easy trip to the various points around Boston. After a good night sleep and a swim in the pool we were ready for our first day in Boston. We headed into town for a classic activity, walking the Freedom Trail.

We parked off of Boston Common and got our bearings. It was another beautiful day. We walked through Boston Common and Boston Garden, letting the kids run and taking some family vacation snapshots. Karen and our friend Carolyn were on a mission to get on one of the guided tours of the Freedom Trail with someone dressed in period garb. Knowing that this would be the perfect combination of fascinating history and child torture, I suggested we have lunch before we embarked on a journey back in time. Of course, I had just the place in mind.

The week before we left I had read a fun piece in the New York Times by Ben Shpigel. He wrote about his experience as a baseball writer and discovering great food in the baseball towns he travelled to while covering the Yankees and Mets. In Boston his go to spot was The Parish Cafe. That was where we were headed.

The Parish Cafe is located right off the Boston Public Garden on Boylston Street. It has a lovely, raised outdoor patio out front for eating and people watching on nice days. Inside it is a large, long room with some seating up front, a long bar dominating the middle of the restaurant, and the main seating area in back. The restaurant can easily handle large groups. We were a group of seven and there was a group of seven behind us and they had us all seated within ten minutes.

The Parish Cafe opened in 1992 and has been voted best sandwich in Boston almost every year since. The concept is a unique one. The owner approached a number of famous Boston area chefs and asked each to design a sandwich for the menu. The result is a deep list of sandwiches, most of which are unique takes on classics. These are not your standard deli fare. These are sandwiches of note and renown. The menu also has a number of appetizers, salads and main courses on offer as well, but the sandwiches are the headliners.

Seeing as how we were on vacation, a nice beer at lunch seemed a good place to start. The Parish Cafe has a good and interesting selection of beers on draft and in bottles. Carolyn and I opted for the Victory Prima Pils, a nice crisp pilsner out of Pennsylvania.




Karen went with a Notch Session Ale. Notch is a local brewery out of Ipswich, MA that specializes in "session" brews. Session brews are traditionally beers lower in alcohol than your standard beer. Notch defines anything with a 4.5% or lower alcohol by volume a "session" beer. There is no real definition of a "session" brew and there seems to be a heated debate over this in the craft beer world.
I wont bother you with details. You can read more about it here: www.notchbrewing.com

Just know that Notch Session Ale Karen had was delicious. Rich, with a deep amber color, this ale is malty with a little chocolate and will satisfy any fan of darker ales. And it is only 4% ABV to boot.





Beers in hand it was time to order. The kids ate what kids ate. Karen and Carolyn shared The Harrington salad:


Chopped romaine, fresh mint, diced cucumbers, sliced red onions, Kalamata olives and feta cheese tossed with a fresh lemon-olive oil dressing and served over grilled Syrian bread

And they shared the Eggplant Milanesa sandwich created by Jamie Bissonnette, chef and owner of Copa and Toro in Boston. Description here:

Thin sliced breaded and pan fried eggplant on a sesame torta roll with slow roasted black beans, chipotle aioli, avocado, and Oaxaca Mexican cheese. Served with chipotle Mexican slaw.

They enjoyed both of them. I knew I wanted to try the Bowl-O-Rings, homemade, beer battered fried onion rings with a chipotle aioli on the side. I did, and I was pleased. Thick cut onions, lightly battered and fried, they were what you always hope onions rings will be when you order them. The chipotle aioli was rich and spicy and will make you banish ketchup as a onion ring condiment forever.






I had a hard time deciding on my sandwich. Tim Cushman of o ya had great looking Spicy Tuna Burger. But I kept coming back to the same choice. A well regarded New York chef told my wife that when you are in Boston, you can never go wrong eating any where Barbara Lynch is involved. And sure enough, there on the menu, was the B&G Lobster Roll created by Barbara Lynch, Executive Chef and owner of B&G Oyster Co.. Boston + seafood +lobster roll + Barbara Lynch = winner:





I love lobster. I love lobster rolls. And I have been spoiled because I have spent quite a bit of time in Downeast Maine with my in-laws. I have bought lobsters from the back of a lobster boat in Corea, ME. So it takes a lot for me to get lobster south of Portland because I have been spoiled.  I am happy I took the plunge here.

As you can tell from the photo, this is no ordinary lobster roll. It is, in fact, two lobster rolls. Decadent. I can't tell you how many times I have eaten a lobster roll and wished I could eat another one. My wish came true. Two lobster rolls with a side of Cap Cod Chips. Perfect.

However, there is more than meets the eye here. These are not quite your traditional lobster rolls. The do have some of the keys to a great roll. Big chunks of lobster, barely touched by mayo. Buttered and grilled split hot dogs buns, in this case they are twice the size of a normal hot dog bun. What you cannot see is what is underneath the lobster. Chopped romaine lettuce, tomato confit, Hellman's mayo, and applewood smoked bacon.

In a nutshell, what you get is an oversized toasted hot bog bun with a BLT on the bottom and a lobster roll on top. And you get two of them. And chips. It is, to coin a phrase, wicked awesome.

Two meals, two (actualy three) fantastic seafood rolls. I was on a roll (yeah, I know, I know. At least I didn't make a "brewhaha" joke before). We were ready for a good walk, a history lesson, pushing the tolerance level of our kids. Boy, did we get it.

The Parish Cafe is a must when you are in Boston. Great location, great food, great spot to refill and recharge. Perfect for the whole family.




The Parish Cafe - 361 Boylston Street, Boston - www.parishcafe.com

96 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing.I found a lot of interesting information here. A really good post, very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one.
    UC Browser
    SHAREit
    MX Player

    ReplyDelete
  2. Attending lectures, doing homework, paying for tuition, completing daily routines like cooking, tidying an apartment, making purchases… Add having some free time and meeting with a boyfriend/girlfriend to that, and here you are back to the wall! Students are so busy. If you're one of them, this college essay help will make your life much easier.

    ReplyDelete
  3. if any one is interested in Graphics designing and want to learn then plz visit our site freelance freelance web designer dubai this will provide the best approach about graphics designing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. this is the best blog for foodie people specially like me this approve my taste and accoroding to my taste. thank you so much for sharing this with us standard deviation

    ReplyDelete
  5. You're living in dubai and you have no one who can keep your home neat and clean then contact house keeping dubai

    ReplyDelete
  6. In our daily life technology plays an important role for the sake of mankind.Web development is a part of technology.If you wanna serve for the mankind with the help of your skills of web development then visit us at web design dubai.

    ReplyDelete
  7. If You need a special application for your own use then feel free to contact App Development Dubai.It will help you to be easy in your daily use

    ReplyDelete
  8. It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​article.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​surely​ ​like​ ​this​ ​also​ ​because​ ​it​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​stuff,​ ​yeah
    it’s​ ​give​ ​us​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​interest​ ​and​ ​pleasure. App Developer in Dubai

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi this is about mobile application website. Here your get alot of mobile application and games which is necessary in mobile and daily life.Here you get apk games free download

    ReplyDelete
  10. If you redeem a Microsoft or Xbox gift voucher in a country other than the country associated with your checking account, you cannot use this money.

    ReplyDelete
  11. letting the kids run and taking some family vacation snapshots. Karen and our friend Carolyn were on a mission to movies123 on one of the guided tours of the Freedom Trail with someone dressed in period garb.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lobster Rolls and beer combination is amazing. I have visited there with my friends and it was an amazing experience.

    ReplyDelete
  13. وبسایت موسسه ستاره دانش پارسیان (اپلای استار) مرجع اطلاعات در خصوص تحصیل در آلمان، ویزای دانشجویی آلمان و کمک هزینه تحصیلی آلمان آماده خدمت رسانی و مشاوره به شما علاقه مندان به تحصیل در آلمان می باشد.

    تحصیل در آلمان
    هزینه تحصیل در کانادا
    کلگری

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hamilton Beach has a number of notable special features, which have put it on top of our list. It is equipped with two non-reflective and easy-to-install panels

    ReplyDelete
  15. There aren’t any set qualifications needed to become a Technical support advisor, but an excellent knowledge of IT systems, software, and hardware is essential. Larger employers may look for candidates with relevant qualifications, and a support-specific course could definitely help set you apart.

    ReplyDelete
  16. To be honest I found very helpful information your blog thanks for providing us such blog

    ReplyDelete
  17. You’ll notice that if you point the camera ever-so-slightly up or down, the vertical lines start to slant. They’ll distort in one direction or the other.The ideal height for Real estate photography

    ReplyDelete
  18. Pakistan Food And Drink. Pakistani cuisine is based on masala (hot and spicy) sauces accompanying chicken, lamb, prawns and a wide choice of vegetables.

    ReplyDelete
  19. A eChargeback is a charge that is returned to a payment card after a customer successfully disputes an item on their account statement or transactions report. A chargeback may occur on debit cards (and the underlying bank account) or on credit cards. eChargebacks can be granted to a cardholder for a variety of reasons

    ReplyDelete
  20. دانلود آهنگ جدید ایرانی و ترکی با بهترین کیفیت و لینک مستقیم از سایت موزیکدل

    ReplyDelete
  21. Our professionals excel in developing solutions for a wide range of challenges using AI. We serve as AI development company of smart artificial intelligence applications. From recommender system development to natural language processing to chatbot development services , we cover it all.

    ReplyDelete
  22. SEO is a long strategy carried out to guarantee you visibility, traffic and consequently an increase in your turnover.So, visit us for the best SEO services .

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love your creativity. Are you also searching for dissertation writing help? we are the best solution for you. We are best known for delivering the best services to students without having to break the bank.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your creativity. Are you also searching for thesis writing help? we are the best solution for you. We are well known for offering quality thesis writing help

    ReplyDelete
  25. Jcmc property Limited - Sign up to Vision-Net to get CRO Documents such as Company Accounts, Director and Mortgage Information

    ReplyDelete
  26. Ufabet1688 of us again the way we are websites directly , not through a General Services , where customers will know it absolutely was extremely really no cheating possible on site gambling online , it is Ufabet1688 of us will hit prices. bile possible and commissions, most notably with a gambling pro.

    ufa
    ufa

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oodles marketing have in depth knowledge of the strategies to be used for each business vertical to boost its online prsence in terms if branding, sales, etc. Connect with us today to take your business online with our integrated digital approach. Decade of Experience. We cover multiple services prider, ORM, social media, content, PPC, Ecommerce, and SEO services. Get in touch today with a well estblished digital marketing agency.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Save your personal information in Wallets. Editing, shred files and clean your Windows History. Your directories are protected using the 256bit Blowfish Encryption method.
    Windows 7 Chiavi di Prodotto, 100% di Lavoro
    https://nonsugar.info/mulitip-media/00334-freemake-video-converter-full-cracked.html

    ReplyDelete
  29. Starvegas https://sbbth.com/ https://one2slot.com/ เกมยิงปลา เกมสล็อต คาสิโน ภาพสวยคมชัด ระบบฝากถอนออโต้ สมัครฟรีไม่ต้องฝากก่อน ที่ >>ค่ายเกมระบบออโต้สมัครเลย<<
    http://line.me/ti/p/~@autosbbth หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 ปลาป่วย ตายง่าย ลองเล่นที่นี่เลย starvegas :: http://line.me/ti/p/~@svauto

    ReplyDelete
  30. Pussy888 https://sbbth.com/ https://one2slot.com/ เกมสล็อต พุซซี่888 แตกหนัก แจกจริง Pussy88 ระบบฝากถอนออโต้ สมัครฟรีไม่ต้องฝากก่อน ที่ https://bit.ly/3lWDrM1 หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 ดาวน์โหลดPussy888 ที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@ps-auto

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sexy Gaming ศูนย์รวมเกมคาสิโน สล็อต กีฬา ฝากถอนออโต้ สมัครเล่นได้ที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@autosbbth หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 ทดลองเล่นได้ที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@bw-auto

    ReplyDelete
  32. Gclub https://sbbth.com/ https://one2slot.com/ ระบบออโต้ ฝากถอนรวดเร็ว สมัครฟรีไม่ต้องฝากก่อน ที่ https://bit.ly/3lWDrM1 หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 รับดาวน์โหลดเกมทดลองเล่นที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@gc-auto

    ReplyDelete
  33. Ufabet เกมแทงบอล คาสิโน บาคาร่าออนไลน์ สมัครฟรี สมาชิกใหม่รับโบนัส100% https://bit.ly/3lWDrM1 สมัครเล่นเกมแอดไลน์หรือดาวน์โหลดที่ Line ID : @sbbth365 https://sbbth.com/ufabet/https://one2slot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  34. Starvegas https://sbbth.com/ https://one2slot.com/ เกมยิงปลา เกมสล็อต คาสิโน ภาพสวยคมชัด ระบบฝากถอนออโต้ สมัครฟรีไม่ต้องฝากก่อน ที่ >>ค่ายเกมระบบออโต้สมัครเลย<<
    http://line.me/ti/p/~@autosbbth หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 ปลาป่วย ตายง่าย ลองเล่นที่นี่เลย starvegas :: http://line.me/ti/p/~@svauto

    ReplyDelete
  35. Pussy888 https://sbbth.com/ https://one2slot.com/ เกมสล็อต พุซซี่888 แตกหนัก แจกจริง Pussy88 ระบบฝากถอนออโต้ สมัครฟรีไม่ต้องฝากก่อน ที่ https://bit.ly/3lWDrM1 หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 ดาวน์โหลดPussy888 ที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@ps-auto

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sexy Gaming ศูนย์รวมเกมคาสิโน สล็อต กีฬา ฝากถอนออโต้ สมัครเล่นได้ที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@autosbbth หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 ทดลองเล่นได้ที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@bw-auto

    ReplyDelete
  37. Gclub https://sbbth.com/ https://one2slot.com/ ระบบออโต้ ฝากถอนรวดเร็ว สมัครฟรีไม่ต้องฝากก่อน ที่ https://bit.ly/3lWDrM1 หรือ Line ID : @sbbth365 รับดาวน์โหลดเกมทดลองเล่นที่ http://line.me/ti/p/~@gc-auto

    ReplyDelete
  38. Ufabet เกมแทงบอล คาสิโน บาคาร่าออนไลน์ สมัครฟรี สมาชิกใหม่รับโบนัส100% https://bit.ly/3lWDrM1 สมัครเล่นเกมแอดไลน์หรือดาวน์โหลดที่ Line ID : @sbbth365 https://sbbth.com/ufabet/https://one2slot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  39. This is my first time visit here. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not only one having all the enjoyment right here. i am developer in BMSAS Technology. BMSAS is the Leading Software Development Company

    ReplyDelete
  40. Play slot games from our website. You can assure you that you will not be disappointed. Because we are a provider of slots games, online slots, online fish shooting games And online casino SLOTXO free credit slots game website The most fun to play slots Deposit-withdraw money, convenient and fastest

    sexy baccarat
    slot

    ReplyDelete
  41. Thanks for your information about HSC Result 2020 now. Then HSC Auto Pass Result 2020 can be the most demanded in Bangladesh with no information. However they want to know about HSC Alim Result 2020. So get  40 BCS Result .

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lux Life Mart is a market of Beauty and fragrance products.Here you find quality products at reasonable prices for your regular use.

    ReplyDelete
  43. https://jonsmaradona.blogspot.com/2021/02/how-to-index-backlinks-fast-in-google.html

    ReplyDelete
  44. Supporting the dissemination of authoritative information for promoting, implementing and advancing the philosophy, principles, and practices of diversity, Equity and inclusion.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Great post and amazing facts right here.Keep it up the wonderful work. superslot

    ReplyDelete
  46. Nice post! This is a very nice blog that I will definitively come back to more times this year! Thanks for informative post. ทดลองเล่นสล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  47. Great post and amazing facts right here.Keep it up the wonderful work. โปรโมชั่น superslot

    ReplyDelete
  48. Great post and amazing facts right here.Keep it up the wonderful work. ทางเข้า superslot

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great post and amazing facts right here.Keep it up the wonderful work. สมัครสมาชิก superslot

    ReplyDelete
  50. Great post and amazing facts right here.Keep it up the wonderful work. สล็อตออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thank you for your guidance and support. superslot

    ReplyDelete
  52. Thank you for your guidance and support. superslot auto

    ReplyDelete
  53. Nice post. Thank you for posting.

    ReplyDelete
  54. While the blockchains themselves are secure, the applications running on the blockchain may not be. These applications interact with the blockchain through smart contracts, but just like any other software, bugs in the code can lead to security vulnerabilities. For this, we need to involve the auditors who conduct security audits on the smart contract. Smart Contract Audit Services helps you find hidden exploits and eventually reduce the risk and provide you an extra layer of security. Bug-free code is nice to have in other types of software, in blockchain applications, it is essential.

    ReplyDelete
  55. https://www.omgab.com 우리카지노사이트
    https://www.omgab.com/theking 더킹카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/sands 샌즈카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/first 퍼스트카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/yes 예스카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/super 슈퍼카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/gatsby 개츠비카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/33 33카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/world 월드카지노
    https://www.omgab.com/merit 메리트카지노

    ReplyDelete
  56. https://www.omgka.com 우리카지노사이트
    https://www.omgka.com/theking 더킹카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/sands 샌즈카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/first 퍼스트카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/yes 예스카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/super 슈퍼카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/gatsby 개츠비카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/33 33카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/world 월드카지노
    https://www.omgka.com/merit 메리트카지노

    ReplyDelete
  57. https://www.bbdd66.com 우리카지노사이트
    https://www.bbdd66.com/theking 더킹카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/sands 샌즈카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/first 퍼스트카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/yes 예스카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/super 슈퍼카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/gatsby 개츠비카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/33 33카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/world 월드카지노
    https://www.bbdd66.com/merit 메리트카지노

    ReplyDelete
  58. https://www.oobbg.com 우리카지노사이트
    https://www.oobbg.com/theking 더킹카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/sands 샌즈카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/first 퍼스트카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/yes 예스카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/coin 코인카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/33 33카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/world 월드카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/merit 메리트카지노
    https://www.oobbg.com/gatsby 개츠비카지노

    ReplyDelete
  59. https://www.omgqq.com 우리카지노사이트
    https://www.omgqq.com/thekingcasino 더킹카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/sandscasino 샌즈카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/firstcasino 퍼스트카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/yescasino 예스카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/supercasino 슈퍼카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/gatsbycasino 개츠비카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/33casino 33카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/worldcasino 월드카지노
    https://www.omgqq.com/merit 메리트카지노

    ReplyDelete
  60. Aluminium foil (or aluminum foil in North America; often informally called tin foil) is aluminium prepared in thin metal leaves with a thickness less than 0.2 mm (7.9 mils)
    aluminium coil

    ReplyDelete
  61. I read your blog. The information you give in the blog is very good.
    mobile app development company
    android apps development
    iphone apps development
    Mobile Application Development Companies in Chennai
    mobile app development companies
    app development companies
    mobile app development company in India
    top app development companies
    top mobile app development company
    Android App Development Company in Chennai
    App Development Companies in Chennai
    App Development Company in Chennai
    Apps Development Companies in Chennai
    Apps Development Company in Chennai
    Best App Development Companies in Chennai
    Best Mobile App Development Companies in Chennai
    ios app development companies in Chennai
    List of app development companies in Chennai
    mobile App Development Company in Chennai
    Mobile Application Development Companies in Chennai
    Mobile Application Development Company in Chennai
    Mobile Apps Development Companies in Chennai
    top mobile app development companies chennai
    mobile app development
    top mobile app development company
    mobile application development
    mobile apps development
    offshore mobile app development
    offshore mobile application development
    top mobile app development companies in india
    top mobile apps development
    app development
    mobile application development companies
    best mobile app development company
    mobile app development companies in chennai
    Mobile App Development
    Mobile App Development Company
    custom mobile app development
    Native Mobile App Development Company in Chennai
    Android App Development Company
    IOS App Development Company in Chennai

    ReplyDelete
  62. Thanks for sharing you story, here is a great cancer support community where you can check cancer patient stories and share yours as well.

    ReplyDelete
  63. The danger for serious breathing issues is higher when you start this drug and after a portion increment or on the other hand in the event that you take some unacceptable portion/strength. buy percocets online from usa

    ReplyDelete
  64. Mobile apps have become an important part of every business. Mobile apps have been affecting business for quite a while and help in expanding scalability. Developing an astonishing-looking app with robust security and modern technology is a tough task. For this QuikieApps, the leading Mobile app development company has the best expertise in mobile app development. To develop the finest applications with attractive interfaces and smooth operations, you can count on us. QuikieApps is the top React Native app development company in the market. We have influenced various fields including travel, sports, eCommerce, enterprise, marketing, social media, gaming, etc. As a top Reactjs Development Services Companyprovider, QuikieApps design, and develop Web Apps and Mobile apps that get featured in the app store and win the marketplace. We build apps that get noticed. We excel in strategy, design, and development for iPhone & Android apps, and work for startups and enterprises as well.
    Web development company

    ReplyDelete