Life can really wear us down sometimes. Between errands to run, phone calls to make, bills to pay, there are also trips to the dentist, the doctor, the supermarket, the post office, and then add to that, our day job, our weekly workouts, quality time spent with friends and family, and hobbies. You see, between the daily grinds, sometimes life can be overbearing and suffocating. We begin to miss the main purpose and meaning behind every little thing we have to accomplish, forgetting the very reasons why we have to accomplish them. When sentiments like this loom large, it is a sign that you need to take some time off from the routines and recharge your batteries.
I just returned from my weekend getaway to Boston where we visited our friend since college. We talked, and laughed, and ate, and ate some more. I almost didn’t come want to come home. But since that’s not an option, I want to share with you some of my food adventures over the weekend.
I had a roasted lamb, goat cheese, and tomato chutney sandwich at Flour Bakery. Where can I get a reliable recipe for tomato chutney!?
And tried meringue cookies for the first time.
We had bubbly drinks, some snacks, followed by a dinner of fried clams and oyster sliders at Island Creek Oyster Bar.
A brunch the following day at a quirky cafe inside a bookstore on Newbury Street.
Our plans to go to the beach in Manchester were thwarted by the fickle scattered thunderstorms, but we found respite in the Boston Public Library.
A courtyard this beautiful in the middle of the library. Who would’ve guessed?
We looked at a mass of tangled wires, or rather, art.
And were inspired by other people’s goals and dreams.
We walked lazily around the North End.
Then we ate fresh pasta. Mine was in a gorgeous shade of red!
Chocolate tartufo for desserts! To. Die. For.
Brunch is one of my favorite rituals. This one was at Eastern Standard.
We checked out the SOWA flea market. And food trucks!
I had a cilantro chicken bahn mi and basil lemonade from Bon Me. Both were really delicious.
It was a great weekend well spent with good friends and tasty foods. I hope to come back soon!