Boston. Home to history and Chowda. I spent the last weekend up there for different events and a little bit of tourist-ing. The weather was absolutely amazing from the perspective of a Maryland girl because 72 degrees in August was perfect temperatures for outdoor activities.
I stayed with a friend in the South End and hit up a Kenny Chesney concert and game at Fenway Park while we were there. If you are in the South End here are the two brunch spots we hit up and my review of them:
1) The Beehive - While we enjoyed brunch outside on the Patio this is apparently a hot spot during the winter where the basement bar has a stage and promises to keep you warm and away from the cold weather outside. I have to say the best part about my brunch was the drink. I got a Morning Queen Bee which was grapefruit, Tito's, elderflower, and sparkling wine. I was just craving a burger so I indulged in the breakfast burger which came with Frites, a homemade combo of a potato chip and a french fry. Overall, it was a good time and a fun atmosphere!
2) Tremont 647 - We headed over here on Sunday before the baseball game and missed out on wearing pajamas to brunch, which is apparently a thing here. My food here was absolutely delicious. I got huevos rancheros and a side of a single Orange Ricotta pancake. I absolutely recommend the pancake. The flavors were amazing. To add to the fun I had a Big and Strong Mimosa which was an excellent addition.
I love me some Kenny. We took a bus from Boston out to Foxborough and Gillette Stadium for the concert. It was an amazing time tailgating and a fun time at the concert.
Even if you are not a baseball fan I highly recommend catching a game here. It is a more "intimate" stadium full of friendly people and fun. My only regret, not getting a hot dog before the stands closed. Being a visiting fan in enemy territory was not even that bad!
Being a Tourist
On Monday, after the thrill of the other events had worn off and the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones had been watched we headed out to do some tourist stuff. We started at South Station and did our own walking tour. Some guided tours that did sound cool were the Freedom Trail tour and the Duck Tours. My favorite stops were Faneuil Hall Markets and grabbing a relaxing spot on a bench in the Public Gardens. I wanted to make sure I got some Boston Chowda so we stopped at Quincy Market for a delicious bite to eat.