How to Pull a Boston All-Nighter

Though some thought it impossible, Foodandwine, a hound visiting from Los Angeles, just reported back on his very successful overnight adventure in Boston. (On a Thursday no less!) Want to know how it's done? Here's a rundown:

11:30 p.m. — Land at Logan Airport.

12:30 a.m. — Drinks in the South End (Delux Cafe is open until 1 a.m., Franklin Cafe until 2 a.m.).

2 a.m. — Walk to Chinatown. Try not to nod off into your bowl of clams with black bean sauce (plenty of Chinatown options are open late—Chau Chow City is a good choice for those clams, and it's open until 4 a.m.).

4 a.m. — Attempt to rest in a hotel lobby. When this fails, head to South Station.

6 a.m. — Buy a snack and enjoy a sunrise walk around the waterfront.

9 a.m. — Hop on the Orange Line to Jamaica Plain, in time for a 10 a.m. Sam Adams Brewery tour.

12 p.m. — Take the Orange Line back to the North End—enjoy fresh oysters at Haymarket, followed by some cannoli at Mike's Pastry.

1 p.m. — Lunch at Regina Pizza.

2:30 p.m. — One last visit to Mike's to pick up some biscotti.

3:30 p.m. — Hop on the Blue Line to return to the airport. Try not to fall asleep and miss the Airport T stop.

5:30 p.m. — Fly off and enjoy a well-deserved nap on the plane!

While this may sound unbelievable (or, at least, stomachache-inducing), Foodandwine shows that it really can be done.

Delux Cafe [South End]
100 Chandler Street, Boston
617-338-5258

Franklin Cafe [South End]
278 Shawmut Avenue, Boston
617-350-0010

Chau Chow City [Chinatown]
81 Essex Street, Boston
617-338-8158

Sam Adams Brewery [Jamaica Plain]
30 Germania Street, Jamaica Plain
617-368-5080

Mike's Pastry [North End]
300 Hanover Street, Boston
617-742-3050

Regina Pizza [North End]
11 1/2 Thacher Street, Boston
617-227-0765

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