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Review of Boston from California girl.


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Review of Boston from California girl.

Phoebe | Dec 16, 2002 06:07 PM

Well, first off may I say that you have one great City!! I only had 41 hours there but had a *fabulous* time!! Now for the food reviews;

My first meal was dinner at Ye Olde Union Oyster House where I had a cup of clam chowder which was delicious and obviously made with real fresh clams - a first for me as I always tend to avoid that rubbery intrusion that I find in the delightful creamy soup base. This time I had to literally (yet delicately) separate a clam from the soup to prove what it was - very tender and delicious. I love how you always get oyster crackers too, haven't had those since I was a kid!

Next, I had a medium lobster steamed (1 1/2 lbs) with boiled new potatoes & corn on the cob. It was great and I cannot believe how reasonable the market price was at $26. Oh, and of course had a beeyah to wash it down.

The next day, met up with some local friends and went to Legal Seafood for lunch where we began with the Bluefish Pate with chopped walnuts. It was a lovely mound of pate sprinkled with the walnuts and served with water crackers, balsamic onions, chopped tomatoes and kalamata olives - very delicious and unique. We all had the fish chowder before our entrees and it was out of this world!

I had the lobster roll which was a 1 1/4 lb lobster tossed with celery and served on a hamburger bun which was buttered and toasted on the outside and had lettuce and that was all - I ordered a little mayo for it as I have a bit in my lobster salad and it was great. One of my two companions had the Tuna Burger which was outstanding, ground tuna seasoned perfectly and nice and moist. The other had the Wood Grilled Bluefish which was also excellent. The fries were great too!

Ahh, desert! Bon Bon's all the way!!

****Lot's of bar hopping****

We three had dinner at The No Name which was good, the atmosphere could use some work and I prefer a full bar for dinner but the food was really good and cheap! I (again) had lobster which was very sweet and delicious served with fried shrimp and scallops for $19.95!! Paul had salmon and Andy had the seafood mix (scrod, salmon, swordfish, scallops, shrimp and fries for $15. The portions were HUGE for the money - the boys had a very happy cat waiting at home!

Anyway - had a great time, stayed at the Parker House where Frank Weber (evening manager - very cool guy) introduced me to several fine scotch whiskies to end the evenings with. I can't wait to come back for another visit and lobster fest ;)


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