Saturday, July 25, 2009

Back From Beantown

The family went up east to visit our seafood purveyor, Steve Connolly Seafood who ships our seafood fresh, overnight to Sevy's as well as to many Dallas area restaurants. It was a great time, the temperatures were blessedly cool, yet the high humidity kept it from feeling chilly (most days). We fed the swans at the Swan Pond in the Commons, ate twice in the North End, took in a Sox game, sat oceanside at a park in the South End. We were all enthralled with the history, the cuisine, and the traditions of this fine city.

I came home with 5 new old cookbooks, and there's some great seafood recipes going back to the 1860's. We had some of the best restaurant service ever, Kitty (aka Kirsten Amann), who introduced us to the organization, Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails, or LUPEC (Boston Chapter), whose mission statement is "Breeding, raising, and releasing nearly extinct drinks into the wild". I'm going through my oldest beverage books to see if I can send them a few they don't already have.

Learned a few new things, things like: noodling, wolffish, how to tell a boy lobster from a girl (film coming soon), how to pronounce Gloucester, Regina's has the best pizza in the world (sorry Lou), and wearing a Texas Rangers shirt is not so smart when they sweep the Red Sox in all three games. I don't think we had a bad meal the entire time, and while I don't review restaurants, I'll be sharing later the list of places that we'd go back to again.

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