I know they aren't exactly in-season, but that is his request and he's been reminding me for a few months now. I'm not exactly sure what it's based on, but he has developed this sudden desire to try artichokes, not cooked artichoke hearts, but the whole one you might order as a baked or stuffed appetizer with clarified butter, for example. Where the heck can I go to get him this??!?!?
I'm in Central MA with reasonable access to Routes 190, 2, 3, 290, 495, I-90, etc. I'm not interested in going into Boston on his birthday, but we'll be there for a show this weekend anyway and we could celebrate with his artichoke dinner a couple of days early if I knew I could secure reservations to work around our show schedule.
Begging for help -- you only turn 9 once!!