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mick May 25, 2011 08:30 PM

My wife and I are visiting in July for 3 days. Here are our food plans any sugestions or something we might be missing

Arrv Tue evening: Dinner Giacomas (looking for good old school Italian red sauce place)

Wed: Pizzeria Regina (Margherita pizza) then late afternoon Neptune
Dinner: Grill 23 OVER MOO or Abe & Louies

Thur: La Verdad (going to Sox day game)
Dinner: ICOB

Essentially looking for Boston/New England places any ideas welcome thanks


Grill 23 & Bar
161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

La Verdad
1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

Abe & Louie's
793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

  1. opinionatedchef May 25, 2011 09:15 PM

    great choices. looks like you've been doing your homework!

    maybe you've seen these but if not:

    Visiting Boston? guides:



    cheap eats near tourist attractions:


    food souvenirs:






    la verdad:


    are you staying for sunday brunch?heading elsewhere in New Eng on your trip, or just Boston? Welcome in advance!

    Neptune Oyster
    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

    La Verdad
    1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

    Island Creek Oyster Bar
    500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

    1. j
      Jenny Ondioline May 25, 2011 09:00 PM

      I would not recommend that a visitor from San Francisco visit La Verdad: it's fine, and it's convenient to Fenway, but I'm sure you know a dozen places in the Mission that destroy it.

      A uniquely Boston quick lunch before the game would be a sausage and pepper sandwich from one of the vendors on Yawkey Way or Lansdowne Street. If you're looking for something more substantial, many folks speak highly of Eastern Standard, although there's also been talk that it's gone downhill since its sibling ICOB opened.

      Eastern Standard
      528 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

      La Verdad
      1 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

      4 Replies
      1. re: Jenny Ondioline
        C. Hamster May 25, 2011 09:28 PM

        I agree. Go to Dr Pepper's sausage cart for a sausage, onion, pepper with Inner Beauty before the game.

        Have a dozen oysters at island creek or cheap beets at UNOs , then grab a sausage or two. Or four. You can take them into the park.

        1. re: C. Hamster
          C. Hamster May 25, 2011 09:30 PM

          The beets might be cheap, but I was referring to BEERS. Dyac!

          1. re: C. Hamster
            Fly May 26, 2011 06:59 AM

            Because I was looking for it before, it's important to note that Dr. Pepper's cart is the Sausage Connection cart, yellow sign with red lettering, on Lansdowne. It is the SECOND cart from the corner of Brookline, if you have Game On to your right, and the Cask and Flagon to your left. You have to ask for the hot sauce, he does not keep it out where people might injure themselves.

            Game On
            100 Terminal St, Charlestown, MA 02129

            Sausage Connection
            Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

            1. re: Fly
              Taralli May 26, 2011 07:46 AM

              Too funny about the IB.

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