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Conference Widow's (Longish) Four Day Plan

kiki2U | May 4, 201211:03 AM

Ok after much deliberation and a few curve balls here it is, my plan:

Saturday afternoon arrive in Boston we will explore briefly Newberry St and Boylston St. Any appetizers or pre-dinner recommendations in this area.

We have 10:00pm reservations at ICOB for our first time Raw Oysters experience. Will probably try and see if we can get an earlier reservation or we may end up sitting at the bar depending on how travel tired we are. Any particular dinner items we must try? I get from other posts we should avoid the lobster roll here.

Sunday Morning - Will walk to The Paramount for Breakfast via the Public Garden, Charles St and try and see Beacon Hill depending how early we get up and out. Want to get to The Paramount early to avoid a long wait. Banana Caramel French Toast? Any other breakfast food rec’s for the Paramount?

After breakfast we hope to continue exploring Beacon Hill, The Common and the first part of the Freedom Trail. Hopefully we will be able to grab a bowl of Clam Chowder and some Indian Pudding at Durgin Park before husband has to head to his conference. (Thanks for setting me straight on this Karl )

I will use this afternoon to wander and explore, possibly Chinatown and the South End. Any “just stop for a bite of take out” or treat places you recommend in these areas? For dinner we will head to The Druid for Fish and Chips and some Irish Fare. From there we will walk or take the bus to Harvard yard and Harvard Square where we will sample the Homemade Ice Cream at JP Licks
Monday – Grab breakfast at Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe. Turkey Hash and Blueberry Pancakes good bets?
I will head to the North End for some sightseeing and hope to be in line at the opening of Galleria Umbertos day at 11:00. I know, I know arancinis and panzarottis  Will go to Mike’s for a treat during the day and hit Modern for a ricotta pie with the husband after dinner at Pizzeria Regina’s. What is the pie to get here?

Tuesday - I will be at Flour early for take out Sticky buns and Homemade Oreo’s.

I may go to the JFK Library this morning but haven’t been able to find to many rec’s for a good solo lunch in this area. Any idea’s? Otherwise, I know they aren’t anywhere close but, I may try and make it over to Castle Island and visit Sullivan’s. I really want to try a lobster roll and the one here seems to be on the good and cheap lists. Would you recommend it? I think I would prefer the hot with butter roll to the cold with mayo roll does anyone know which kind Sullivan’s is?
Another option for lunch is a Food Truck. Any that I must track down and what to order idea’s? I love me a good grilled cheese so depending on where Roxie’s is I may track them down.
If I end up staying closer to “home” I will definitely go get the burger at Sel De La Terre for lunch after a visit to Fenway, the Mapperium and the Museum of Fine Arts.
For dinner we have a dinner catered by Wolfgang Puck and concert at The Institute of Contemporary Art. Don’t know what to expect food wise, anyone have any experience with WP catering? The museum alone sounds beautiful and worth doing.

Wednesday - Morning we will go to Mike and Patty’s for the fried egg fancy and whatever looks good on their new menu.
We have to check out of our hotel and we catch a train at 3:30 so we were thinking we would stick close to the Back Bay area. Maybe this would be a good day to grab that burger and view at Sel De La Terre.
Then we were thinking we would grab sandwiches - Chipotle Pastrami - at Sam LaGrassa’s to take on the train out of town.

I know things don’t always go as planned but it is a place to start.
You have all been so great to chime in and lead me in the right directions and correct my misunderstandings so far. Thanks again and keep all of it coming.
I will definitely report back after the trip!

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