Weekend in Boston | Day One

Weekend in Boston: 4/11-4/14/14
We arrived in Boston just in time for lunch on Friday. After checking in to our hotel, we took a car over to the Boston Harbor side of town. We passed through the financial district, by building after building of gorgeous architecture, and we stopped at City Landing for lunch.

CityLandingWe were greeted rather coldly at the door, and shown to a table overlooking Boston and the tour buses.

CityLanding BurgerE had the CL Burger {dry aged grass-fed beef, scallion-basil aioli, lettuce + tomato}. He said it was okay. I can tell you those fries were amazing. Crispy and salty: just how I like ’em.

CityLanding Pizza

I had the gluten free Butternut Squash Pizzetta {with house made bacon, goat cheese, caramelized onions, and sage}. The first two slices were awesome. Then it was a bit much, and I had to slide it on over to E.

Compared to the other places we ate at in Boston, the food was good and the cost was reasonable. But overall, it lacked the character and soul so many other places in Boston offer. And our server was so snooty, he kind of ruined the whole experience. My advice: skip it if you only have a few days in the city, try it if you live in Boston and are used to that ‘tude.

Harbor Flag Harbor Marina CloseupAfter lunch, we walked around the Boston Harbor, then on to the North End.

The North End offers tons of options for Italian restaurants, authentic coffee shops, and places to grab a quick gelato. While it was lively during the day, it was pretty incredible to see at night: you just have to experience it for yourself. It began to drizzle as we were poking around the Italian streets, so we decided to start walking back to our hotel. Not having much luck finding the streets we needed to take when using maps on our phones, we decided to take a little walking break and duck into Sweet.

Sweet Boston

Aside from being the cutest bakery inside and out, they had a nice selection of gluten-free treats, including that rich brownie I tried. The helpful girls behind the counter pointed us in the right direction, and we headed back to our hotel to rest up before our dinner at Gaslight {stay tuned!}.

City Hall_distance



{all images original to KiKiMac}


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