My boyfriend and I are going to be in the Boston are over Christmas and New Years; my parents just moved there so we'll be visiting them. My parents are pretty big foodies, so I'm expecting them to keep us informed of good eats, but I do have two specific questions:
First, my boyfriend loves, loves to try new / novel burgers. He loves a good greasy spoon or dive burger, but also enjoys the "is that truffel oil and brie in my burger?" experience. Since I don't plan on eating multiple burgers over our time there (he would be game), what is the ONE Boston burger we cannot miss?
Second, we're going to be in town for New Years, and I want to try to be young and avoid staying in with the folks, we don't really appreciate an overzealous NYE dining out experience. Good food, slightly more relaxed / casual setting would be our thing. A decent restaurant/bar where you can sit enjoy apps and drinks without feeling the stress of NYE crowds would be perfect. Probably a lot to ask on New Years Eve, but any ideas? We do have some friends in the area, so we wouldn't spend the entire night in one place alone; just want a nice meal to start us off.
Thanks - Sarah