We got gussied up and went out to dine for Boston's restaurant week this time around. We have been meaning to do it for years, and we are so glad we finally did. It also made us want to do it twice a year whenever Dine Out happens. It is such a fun way to try out the cool restaurants in town.
We chose T.W. Food for our date night per trusted friend's recommendation, and it hit the mark. Everything was absolutely delicious, the restaurant cozy and comfortable, and the service was friendly.
We enjoyed 7 distinct parts of the meal with 3 courses of lusciousness. It kind of made us want all that more often ;) It is nice to slow down and enjoy a long, leisurely dinner. After dinner we skipped the T and caught a car home (thank you Uber) so we could continue to bask in the food coma.
When there is a pop-up doughnut shop in town, we go. When there is a pop-up doughnut shop in town run by one of our favorite chefs from this season of Top Chef, we go and take lots of pictures. For your enjoyment and ours:
There was quite the line before this places opened. And this was early Saturday morning. And we were second in line ;) (ok, basically first. We were watching the line from a bench across the street and there was no one when we arrived. We headed over as soon as others arrived).
Picture time! That's Stephanie Cmar (and Job, duh). She is the cutest, and super sweet.
We talked to a couple at the table next to us after our meal and chatted about our favorites. They were so shocked when we said we each had three doughnuts. What!? There were three flavors so it only made sense...
Doughnuts are pretty rad. And oh-so trendy, did you know?
Also Boston friends, since this pop-up was successful Stephanie is doing more of them. She has been going around to different restaurants around Boston each weekend. Look it up and go :)
We tend to avoid the public displays of drunkenness on this day (at least for ourselves. We see plenty of it though ;) but we think we had a lot more fun this year, and remembered perhaps a little better.
Boston doesn't mess around with St. Pat's. It has one of the biggest celebrations in the U.S., and the whole city is green for the weekend.
We started our fun weekend with a Celtic's basketball game. What better way to celebrate than to cheer on our boys in green and watch Lucky do some slam dunks?! ;) We went with Shay and Alexis (shout out!) and had a fantastic time. It also turned out 4 of our other friends happened to be there on the opposite side of the arena enjoying it too. We enjoyed creeping on them from our seats with our mega zoom.
Alexis was a great game buddy. Willing to talk to me the whole time while intermittently cheering when something exciting happened ;)
Power couple right here. They are amazing :)
Sunday we had a fantastic (and now traditional-2nd year running ;) Irish-American dinner with our favorite foodie friends Michelle and Sebastian. I couldn't think of anything better than eating and laughing with them on a Sunday afternoon :)
I attempted to make soda bread, and everyone forgave me and ate it anyways.
A few rounds of pictionary telephone, then plans for group vacations some day...Mexico 2015 (or '16) here we come!
Monday at work I got to hang out with my buddy who is actually part Irish and full ginger. It was destined to be great. The Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums always comes to Franciscan Hospital for Children to play each St. Patrick's day and they are awesome! Nothing gets me feeling festive for the holidays like some bagpipes and seriously cool drumming.