Despite the miserable winter cold and snow, I have been making my rounds in Boston and Cambridge, checking out restaurants and bars new and old, spending time with friends and family. The camera has been mostly tucked away in my bag, allowing me to enjoy every sip, bite, and conversation, but that definitely doesn’t mean I made it out without any photos.
There was a birthday celebration for my father-in-law at our local pub, The Banshee, complete with pints of Guinness and Georgetown Cupcake’s festive holiday treats. It was the night of the surprise blizzard, yet everyone we invited still made it, and we went to the week hours of the morning.
Then there were belated birthday drinks for two of my closest friends, a stop at Harvard Square’s Park for a drink followed by a visit to Noir for a Seelbach and bar bites. I made my inaugural visit to Belly Wine Bar, my quest for a cozy Boston area wine bar mostly satisfied. (I still long for a wine bar like this one though.)
We toasted to Summer’s inevitable arrival with a bottle of Chateau Coupe Roses rosé, snacked on fried chickpeas, and I made a note to return for wine at Belly and a Blue Room dinner; the last one was pretty phenomenal.
Finally, there was a fun night out with friends (who happen to have a cool blog redesign) for whisky and women at the Urban Grape. Who doesn’t love chatting with a fun group of ladies, learning about whisky cocktails, and tasting yummy Macallan?
We may have also ordered a full order of ribs with sides as an appetizer, prior to our entrees, but that might be a story for another day. Sometimes you just need a big plate of comfort food to kick off a meal. . .
There have also been a few undocumented visits to Steel and Rye, our new regular hangout. After our first visit, I was smitten, and it has been amazing every single time since.
Boston is seriously bustling with wining and dining activity; I can hardly keep up. Hopefully patio weather will be here soon, but in the meantime, I’ll be out in my boots with the (fake) fur, enjoying all the city has to offer.
Have you been out and about lately?