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Old 03-09-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Memorial Day Weekend can be on the quiet side in Boston proper. Students are gone. Little to no commuters from the burbs. Few business people nor conventions, etc. Many try to get away for the long weekend. A great time to visit.
I think last year, at least, Harvard's graduation and reunion were over (or bookended) Memorial Day weekend. I don't know if that is always the case, but that made it not as quiet as you might think.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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I second checking out the Boston Calling. Last years was fun. Venue is great.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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i think I am going to skip the pizza.

Just going to stick to clam chowder, lobster roll, and seafood.

Can anyone recommend a good place for brunch on Sunday? Maybe something by the water?

Also, I'm think about going to the baseball game on friday even though i'm not a sox fan. Probably check out the food there as well.

Is legal seafood actually worth going to for clam chowder? Is the location in boston better than the chains out of state like the short hills, nj location?
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Old 03-13-2018, 12:04 PM
 
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i think I am going to skip the pizza.

Just going to stick to clam chowder, lobster roll, and seafood.

Can anyone recommend a good place for brunch on Sunday? Maybe something by the water?

Also, I'm think about going to the baseball game on friday even though i'm not a sox fan. Probably check out the food there as well.

Is legal seafood actually worth going to for clam chowder? Is the location in boston better than the chains out of state like the short hills, nj location?
Good plan, to skip the pizza.
Definitely go to a game at Fenway -- it is such a fun atmosphere. There are a bunch of restaurants very close, all of which are okay. There are a couple across the street from the park, and you can get your lobster roll there.

If you can go to the Legal in Short Hills, I'd try to get to a place that's only in Boston. I'm not a huge chowder fan, so ask others where their favorite place for chowder is.

I have heard great things about the brunch at Buttermilk & Bourbon, but I haven't been able to get there myself (despite trying). It's not on the water, but in the Back Bay area.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Brunch- Beehive in South End has some good eats and killer live jazz. Alden and Harlow, as my original novel says, is awesome. The best brunch I’ve ever had, bar none. If you need waterfront brunch, hop over to The Reelhouse in East Boston. Old school, gritty neighborhood with the best views of the harbor. Worst case scenario, cruise down Newbury St. and find a nice patio joint for breakfast.. Stephanie’s, Sonsie, something like that. Make sure to find a good mom and pop coffee spot, too.

As for seafood, forget a lobster roll or chowder unless you’re in love with either. That’s like getting a hot dog in Chicago. Get some real Boston seafood like a thick piece of Swordfish from Atlantic Fish or Grill 23, a huge raw bar assortment from Row 34, or grab some awesome small bites via the little neighborhood patio at B&G oyster.

EDIT: Legal Seafood harborside is definitely a step up. Awesome rooftop indoor/outdoor patio, usually buzzing in the evenings. If you go, grab some sushi. The fish comes off the docks right out the back door. Also, if you go to Fenway, the obligatory bar is Cask n Flagon, which is frequently voted the best baseball bar in America. Check out the rooftop at Baseball Tavern for a cool game day atmosphere. And, it’s a baseball during the day-drunk college neighborhood at night, so the food is a snooze (unless you’re into pub food). Head back up Boylston towards Back Bay/Downtown for dinner after the game.. Again, Atlantic Fish would be my very first recommendation that way. As with most cities of Boston’s ridiculous population density, most restaurants need a reservation if they’re well regarded (excluding the North End).. so you may want to plan ahead.

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Old 03-14-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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B&G Oyster all the way. Place has never let me down.

Near Fenway my favorites are Tiger Mama (Thai fusion) and Citizen (American)
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:14 AM
 
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Brunch- Beehive in South End has some good eats and killer live jazz. Alden and Harlow, as my original novel says, is awesome. The best brunch Iíve ever had, bar none. If you need waterfront brunch, hop over to The Reelhouse in East Boston. Old school, gritty neighborhood with the best views of the harbor. Worst case scenario, cruise down Newbury St. and find a nice patio joint for breakfast.. Stephanieís, Sonsie, something like that. Make sure to find a good mom and pop coffee spot, too.

As for seafood, forget a lobster roll or chowder unless youíre in love with either. Thatís like getting a hot dog in Chicago. Get some real Boston seafood like a thick piece of Swordfish from Atlantic Fish or Grill 23, a huge raw bar assortment from Row 34, or grab some awesome small bites via the little neighborhood patio at B&G oyster.

EDIT: Legal Seafood harborside is definitely a step up. Awesome rooftop indoor/outdoor patio, usually buzzing in the evenings. If you go, grab some sushi. The fish comes off the docks right out the back door. Also, if you go to Fenway, the obligatory bar is Cask n Flagon, which is frequently voted the best baseball bar in America. Check out the rooftop at Baseball Tavern for a cool game day atmosphere. And, itís a baseball during the day-drunk college neighborhood at night, so the food is a snooze (unless youíre into pub food). Head back up Boylston towards Back Bay/Downtown for dinner after the game.. Again, Atlantic Fish would be my very first recommendation that way. As with most cities of Bostonís ridiculous population density, most restaurants need a reservation if theyíre well regarded (excluding the North End).. so you may want to plan ahead.


Spot on.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:39 PM
 
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Brunch- Beehive in South End has some good eats and killer live jazz. Alden and Harlow, as my original novel says, is awesome. The best brunch I’ve ever had, bar none. If you need waterfront brunch, hop over to The Reelhouse in East Boston. Old school, gritty neighborhood with the best views of the harbor. Worst case scenario, cruise down Newbury St. and find a nice patio joint for breakfast.. Stephanie’s, Sonsie, something like that. Make sure to find a good mom and pop coffee spot, too.

As for seafood, forget a lobster roll or chowder unless you’re in love with either. That’s like getting a hot dog in Chicago. Get some real Boston seafood like a thick piece of Swordfish from Atlantic Fish or Grill 23, a huge raw bar assortment from Row 34, or grab some awesome small bites via the little neighborhood patio at B&G oyster.

EDIT: Legal Seafood harborside is definitely a step up. Awesome rooftop indoor/outdoor patio, usually buzzing in the evenings. If you go, grab some sushi. The fish comes off the docks right out the back door. Also, if you go to Fenway, the obligatory bar is Cask n Flagon, which is frequently voted the best baseball bar in America. Check out the rooftop at Baseball Tavern for a cool game day atmosphere. And, it’s a baseball during the day-drunk college neighborhood at night, so the food is a snooze (unless you’re into pub food). Head back up Boylston towards Back Bay/Downtown for dinner after the game.. Again, Atlantic Fish would be my very first recommendation that way. As with most cities of Boston’s ridiculous population density, most restaurants need a reservation if they’re well regarded (excluding the North End).. so you may want to plan ahead.
um..half the reason I am going is for the clam chowder and lobster roll. I forgot about fried oysters and clams.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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um..half the reason I am going is for the clam chowder and lobster roll. I forgot about fried oysters and clams.
That's an expensive lobster roll.
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Old 04-02-2018, 09:24 PM
 
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if I buy the cheapest ticket for fenway, can I still walk around the stadium the entire game?
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