Out and About

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.

Georgetown Cupcake

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.


Noir flatbread

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.)

Belly Wine Bar Wine List

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.

Chateau Coupe Roses

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?

women and whiskey event

Followed up with dinner at nearby Coda, where Lin and I had our fill of our obsession, deviled eggs.

deviled eggs

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?

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Tags: appetizers, Boston, cambridge, cocktails, Cupcakes, events, Girls Night Out, going out, nights out, whiskey, wine

  1. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    You’ve certainly been making the rounds. I still haven’t been to Park or Belly wine bar. I’d love to hear more about your experiences! I’m looking forward to hitting them both up this summer :)


  2. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Looks like you have been having yourself such a great time around town! Sometimes putting the camera away is refreshing!


  3. Megan’s avatar

    You have been getting out a lot lately. So nice! I’ve been leaving a lot undocumented these days too. We had friends over for dinner and they were slightly offended that I didn’t photograph what I’d made. I guess people get used to me whipping the camera out all the time. You should let us know next time you go to Steel & Rye. It’s not far form us and we love it there. Would love to catch up! Oh, and I’m craving a Georgetown cupcake now. Yum! And I so need to get to Belly!


  4. Daisy’s avatar

    I think you are doing an awesome job keeping up! I finally made it to Coda the other night, and we all had amazing meals, (their burger is awesome!)


  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I’m going to Steel & Rye tonight – can’t wait!


  6. Sues’s avatar

    I still haven’t been to Georgetown Cupcakes… Need to change that ASAP! And Belly is another spot I want to hit up very soon!


  7. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste’s avatar

    What an amazing lineup! I travel to Boston often from NYC and can’t wait to try out these hotspots!


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