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Feb 13, 2011 02:46 PM

C.R.A.S.H. B's February 20 2011 Help for healthy food near the Boston Hyatt?

I am a lightweight competitor needing to "make weight" on Sunday February 20th.I am looking for next to zero salt ,steamed or poached healthy lean chicken and fresh fruit and there such a restaurant near 1 Lafayette - The Boston Hyatt? Or do I need to set up my steamer in the hotel room?

Also looking for for a REALLY GOOD restaurant to feast in after the event! The C.R.A.S.H. B's are being held at the Boston University’s Agganis Arena.

We are using public transit

Thank you

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  1. As you're not really going to care about taste as much as substance, I'd suggest having a talk with the hotel and seeing if they could prepare food for you. On the Washington St side of Lafayette Corporate Center (attached to your hotel) there is a B-Good, I've never been but they bill themselves as healthy, not sure if they're open for dinner.

    I'll be erging at CRASH B as well, but as an extremely novice HW. Good luck making weight, I can't imagine putting myself through a 2k after a cut. What is your race goal?

    1. I am writing for my JR LW daughter whose race goal is to win... ;)

      5 Replies
      1. re: errheaed

        haha. Well I hope she succeeds.

        If you're by any chance planning on training at the Sports Club/LA that is close to your hotel there is a restaurant outside the gym entrance that might work. I've seen numerous professional athletes, including one chubby Hawaiian fighter, training there so they might be able to accommodate your cutting diet. Really though, if she's competing to win and a scholarship or something might depend on this I'd have the hotel prepare meals for you.

        What kind of food/atmosphere are you looking for post-race?

        1. re: Beachowolfe

          Thanks for your reply.I love cyberspace.Watch for her! We will know each other because of chowhound. Lucky girl already knows where she is going! She is one of the CRASH B qualifiers who is a guest of Concept2. I erg too! Way to go that you are out there competing....I want to follow in your strokes...maybe next year. Good luck to you too. Your advice is great. D will be in a taper down by the time we get to Boston so we likely won't go to that fitness club but I was wondering about ergs. The Hyatt only has two of them.

          1. re: Beachowolfe

            post race, pre airport, near the Agganis arena .....hungry girl food just as long as it is good quality, no cheese cake factory.She likes everything and will be hungry.We really like eating well, that is something that folks on chowhound generally share in common :)

            1. re: errheaed

              Agganis is in a chain restaurant neighborhood. You have to go 1/2 mile on the T in either direction for good eats. Taking the T out of town will land you in Allston, home to many terrific ethnic restaurants, search for Allston on this board, or taking the T in town the first underground stop is Kenmore Square and that offers several finer dining spots, in particular Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar. Also a great french bistro, Petit Robert.

              Eastern Standard
              528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

              Island Creek Oysters
              296 Parks St, Duxbury, MA 02332

              1. re: Berheenia

                Thank you helpful chowhounds! Eastern Standard looks wonderful but pricey. Petit Robert looks ideal for us. All of these contributions have been very helpful

                Eastern Standard
                528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

        2. What about steamed ginger chicken, bok choy, etc in Chinatown?

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          1. re: trufflehound

            That sounds good, do you have a specific place in mind? I see on the map that Chinatown is not a long walk away

            1. re: errheaed

              I haven't had that particular dish, but some quality restaurants are Peach Farm, China Pearl, and maybe someone else can chime in here.
              5 minute walk.

              Peach Farm
              4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

              China Pearl Restaurant
              288 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

                1. re: trufflehound

                  How about Asian hot pot? I thing the Q is closed due to a water main break, but there is the Hot Pot Buffet on Beech street near the gate, away from washington street. Might have a problem with salt, but I think you can ask for clear broth, I know you can at the Q.

                  Shabu Zen
                  16 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

                  The Q Restaurant
                  660 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

                    1. re: errheaed

                      errheaed- Hope your daughter made weight and killed the 2k!

                      Any reports from CTown? Where did you end up afterwards?

                      1. re: Beachowolfe

                        How did you do at C.R.A.S.H. B's? Our Daughter did indeed "kill" the 2K! She won it in the Junior LWT category with an absolutely awesome time! The best time in that category since... well, we can only see as far back as 2003. We asked the organizers to research back for us to see if anyone ever matched her time in Boston before. Thank you for your positive wishes and helpful advice. We ran out of time and had to drop back to Plan C, the Sunset Cantina instead of Petit Robert or Eastern Standard.I had mapped them all and was ready to go with their menus printed. The 'reading" of the three menus was the closest our LWT athlete got to food on the eve of the race. She has selected Petit Robert but...
                        I have linked this post to the Sunset Cantina because we must report that our celebration dinner with time constraints was absolutely wonderful! There was not one false step from the cheerful hostess who went out of her way to seat us where all our suitcases would not be bothersome to the calm and professional wait-staff to the engaging manager, who ensured that everything was well at our table. The Sunset Cantina is not gourmet dining but for the comfy, american-modern style of a casual sort, it was more than perfect!. They were even able to offer gluten-free options without so much as a bat of an eyelash. The request for olive oil on the side was not an issue. It was wonderful and relaxed.Our hero-coach who coxed our daughter to her win must deal with strict dietary restriction due to health. It is a "plus" when that is understood as a necessity and not interpreted as an indulgent demand.
                        True, the proximity to the Agganis Arena became the determining factor in our dining choice but we were pleasantly surprised by the comfort , ease and welcoming attitude. The beer was pretty good too! Kudos to those who welcomed us at the Sunset Cantina and thank you Chowhound friends for your helpfulness. Our time in Boston was fantastic.

                        Sunset Cantina
                        916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

                        1. re: errheaed

                          That's awesome, congrats! I hit a 7 second PR and ended about 175/240 for the Men's Open.

                          Glad you had a good time a Sunset, great college atmosphere there and comfort food that I'm sure was welcome after the cut. Good luck to your daughter w/ her college career on the water.