I'm going to be in Boston with my family (wife and 10 year old son, who is a good, adventurous eater) from the 16th -22nd of June. We're staying in the South End (Tremont @ W.Newton, in a vacation rental apt.). I've identified a handful of places that I definitely want to check out, but would like some help in rounding out the week.
The places I've decided on are:
Addis Red Sea and B&G Oysters (they'll be in my neighborhood)
Sel de la Terre (I think we'll do lunch here-the sandwiches look great)
Some others that I'm considering are:
I suppose my question is, What am I overlooking?
Maybe some ethnic foods in Alston?
Better choice in the North End?
Good lunch on Beacon Hill?
Other South End spots I shouldn't miss? (good breakfast spot?)
I'm reasonably familiar with Boston, having spent a year there back in '87-'88 (worked for a while in the deli at the Beacon Hill J. Bildner's). We aren't renting a car, plan to walk and occasionally take the T, and at least one day we'll rent bicycles. Other than the path up and down the Charles River, are there good bike rides (incorporating food [or ice cream] along the ride is a plus).
Also, we're going to a Red Sox game (vs Giants on Father's Day). I plan on having grilled sausage w/onions and peppers before the game, but after the game we'll be looking for something to eat in the vicinity. This is when I'm thinking of Eastern Standard. Between Sox game and Father's day, I imagine it'll be crazy there. Should I be making a reservation today?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.