This weekend was a bit of a crazy food-filled one. Diets went flying out the window and inhibitions cowered in the corner. I ate like a queen and traversed all of Boston to find only the best and the most yummiest things to satisfy my palate. Ok that might all be a bit melodramatic. But I did eat some amazing things at some amazing places this weekend and, naturally, instagrammed it all. So here is my foodie weekend and where you need to go to have one yourself.
I kicked it off Friday night in Fenway with one of the best burgers I have found in Boston.
Thornton’s Fenway Grille serves up a pretty mean burger. I got one with Canadian bacon, cheddar, and a good slathering of their truly delectable barbecue sauce.I couldn’t even wait to take a picture before biting into it. The fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just as they should be and they serve a mean fresh squeezed lemonade, for those of us not quite ready for summer to end.
Saturday morning I headed up to Newton Center hoping for a bite of Rosenfeld’s famed bagels. Alas, it was not to be, as they were on vacation for another week. But my compatriot and I were undaunted and found our way to the Deluxe Station Diner right off the Newton Center T stop. There, I had chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries on top and real maple syrup. And a side of bacon, of course. The place is pretty adorable and pretty great. I took a crazy amount of pictures there, which I will show you all on Wednesday. It has some pretty fun steampunk decor. The food is great. I have had a burger there from their lunch menu before and it was just as great as their breakfast. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a decadent treat.
Having stuffed myself like crazy at breakfast, I was not all that hungry when we wandered through Jamaica Plain, but by the time we hit Cambridge it was all about hitting up Grendel’s. Grendel’s Den is a kind of mostly underground pub right off Harvard Square across from the Shake Shack. The food is pretty good and the drinks are even better. Between 5 and 7 PM every night and 9-11:30 PM Sunday through Thursday their food is half priced if you buy a drink. Which is a pretty great deal if you are trying to eat well on a budget, like me.Vegan chili with added cheese and onions, chips on the side to scoop up all the goodness. Perfect transitioning into fall food.
I finished it up on Sunday morning by finally getting to eat some out-of-this-world bagels. Kupel’s is kind of famous in Boston for having amazing bagels. They are a kosher bakery located in Coolidge Corner and on a Sunday morning you will queue outside for a little while, as everyone in the area has caught on to how excellent these are. I haven’t tried any other bagel places in Boston so I can’t say it is the best, but they were pretty amazing.I got the Harvard Ave. sandwich, which consisted of honey and walnut cream cheese with jelly. It was just the right amount of sweet and savory all wrapped up in one warm delicious bagely package. I also had my first bite of nova lox… which turns out to be amazing. I think I am going to need to get that from now on. I don’t usually like fish, so I was hesitant. But it was out of this world.
I suggest all of these places to you. I wandered over many parts of the Boston area this weekend, as you can see, so I hope there is a little something for everyone. Happy Monday everyone, I hope the week is kickass.