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ebpizza Apr 6, 2013 08:22 PM

I will be running my first marathon next week and looking for suggestions as to where I can stop and eat during my run. It needs to be fast, farm to table and kid friendly.

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: ebpizza Apr 7, 2013 04:01 AM

    "It needs to be fast, farm to table" ~~~~~~~~~

    perhaps others with a better grasp of the 'burbs can offer more help, but i think of those 2 things as mutually exclusive.

    1. foodieX2 RE: ebpizza Apr 7, 2013 05:14 AM

      Maybe one of the downtown Farmers Markets will be open. You can find fresh, fast food from many of the vendors and food trucks.

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        hotoynoodle RE: foodieX2 Apr 7, 2013 08:59 AM

        after kenmore, most all of beacon and boylston are closed to parking and traffic.

        the farmers' markets at copley and the pru are closed for winter.

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          foodieX2 RE: hotoynoodle Apr 7, 2013 09:36 AM

          hence the word "maybe" :)

          Our famers market opens next weekend…

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            Allstonian RE: foodieX2 Apr 7, 2013 02:11 PM

            The Boston farmers markets don't open until May. Copley, for instance, opens on May 14 this year.

            Even if the markets were open this early in the year, the only market in Boston I can think of that runs on Mondays is City Hall Plaza. Copley is Tuesdays and Fridays, and the Prudential market is Thursdays, plus as hotoynoodle says, everything in the Prudential and Copley area will be closed off for the marathon.

      2. C. Hamster RE: ebpizza Apr 7, 2013 09:18 AM

        You want to stop and eat with your kids at a farm totable resturant in the middle of running the marathon?

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          hotoynoodle RE: C. Hamster Apr 7, 2013 11:07 AM

          lol, am glad i'm not the only one thinking this was an off-beat request.

        2. Karl S RE: ebpizza Apr 7, 2013 10:01 AM

          I would not try to eat anywhere along the route during the Marathon, as as it's likely to be packed with folks who've come to watch the race. Your best bet is a picnic that your family brings to a pre-assigned location.....

          1. C. Hamster RE: ebpizza Apr 7, 2013 03:02 PM

            You could take a slight detour and hit Farmstead Table in Newton Center

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              hotoynoodle RE: C. Hamster Apr 7, 2013 06:55 PM

              yes! cuz the marathon route isn't long enough! :O

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