Boston Budget Eats

Another rainy day in Boston. . .

I decided to skip my real workout today, feeling like my 6 mile round trip commute is enough exercise for a day like today. Hopefully this will give me the energy I need for a good run and strength workout tomorrow. Even though I am skipping my workout, there is LOTS to do tonight. Starting at the end of July and going all the way through October, we will have family from outside the US visiting: my sister in law and boyfriend from Ireland, then my sister and brother in law and adorable nephews visiting from Italy for all of August, then E’s parents and brother from Ireland in September. So that basically leads into tonight’s plans:

  • Prepping our new office/guest room to be painted
  • Planning our end of summer trip to San Francisco/wine country
  • Other travel plans for the year- Argentina? Spain? Ireland, absolutely!
  • The hubby’s birthday this Sunday!!! What to do?
  • Talk about our housing sitch. Do we sell or rent our condo? Do we sit tight until the market improves for selling?

As you can see there is a lot going on! With the economy in not so great shape, we have been able to take advantage of some great dining deals, and I wanted to share some of them with all of you. Sorry for the lack of photos in this post, but there are a few great links to menus, and reading menus is one of my favorite pasttimes, right up there with grocery shopping and reading recipes. :)

Ashmont Grill- Monday night wine club
Casual, fun, educational & a great value. Always four courses, always 6:30pm, always $30.
July 13th – Germany with Dr. Loosen
July 20th – Tour de France
July 27th – Taste of Sicily

Wine club is a lot of fun and informative, plus the four courses are small, but completely fill you up! And the wine pours are quite generous too!

I haven’t been, but Ashmont also does a $35 prix fixe menu on Tuesdays. Two great deals in a row!

Myers + Chang- Date night, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Choose from several date night menus for $20/person! Last time we had lemony shrimp dumplings, Thai ginger chicken salad, tofu “steak” with soba noodles, stir fried snap peas, and brown rice.

Masa- Perfect for happy hour, Masa offers 50 cent Southwestern tapas from 5-7 each night. To try all 10, its $5 and certainly enough for a small meal or to tide a group of you over for dinner. Masa also offers an AMAZING brunch. I craved and ate their Southwest Eggs Benedict all through my marathon training last winter. Divine.

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Tags: Boston, budget eating, Dining out, Food, foodie, Travel

  1. Trish (girlatgym)’s avatar

    It’s been raining like crazy down here in Tampa too. BLAH!!!

    I would totally love to go to San Francisco. And Ireland – would love, love, love to go there!!


  2. Lynn (The Actors Diet)’s avatar

    wow that’s a lot to think about….if you’re anything like me, this will mean a lot of pieces of papers with lists to mull over!


  3. burpexcuzme’s avatar

    Nice! I might be going to Boston sometime…of course as a foodie and a cheapskate, these info is gem to me!


  4. MarathonVal’s avatar

    I’ll be in SF and wine country in Nov so I am excited to hear about your trip!


  5. cm’s avatar

    Just stumbled upon your blog…..I happen to be a Napa Valley native living in Boston. Let me know if need any suggestions for Napa. I’m actually headed out for three weeks in Aug/Sept.


  6. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Oooh I want to hear about yours too! Do you have any plans set yet? Every time we try a CA wine, we want to go to the vineyard! :)


  7. traveleatlove’s avatar

    I am a crazy list fiend! And a post-it junkie too!


  8. traveleatlove’s avatar

    Wow! I would love recommendations, especially for wineries that maybe aren’t as visited by tourists. Looking at the Napa map is overwhelming! I am super excited though. How do you like Boston?


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