foodie break: union oyster house

Just when you thought you’ve read all there is to know about our summer getaway to Boston, we saved the best for last. It’s as if the itinerary planning gods knew that on our last night of #LTeastcoast, we needed something so incredibly… East Coast. The Union Oyster House is America’s oldest restaurant. You read that correctly. The restaurant has been a Boston institution since the pre-Revolutionary days, and began serving up its signature seafood-focused menu in 1826. It’s been continually operating ever since and has welcomed more famous people than you can comfortably cram into one picture (they tried). Most notably, of course, is Boston’s own John F. Kennedy, whose preferred booth is marked with a…

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foodie break: harvest in harvard square

When we tell you we probably (definitely) ate our weight in lobster while visiting Boston, we weren’t kidding. In fact, we did quite a lot of eating and drinking, and we must say: Boston, you sure don’t disappoint. On our Boston Bucket List was the neighborhood of Cambridge, which sits directly across the Charles River from Boston proper. Best known as the home to two of the country’s most distinguished universities — Harvard and MIT — Cambridge has no shortage of top-notch restaurants and bars. With a little help from BostonUsa.com, we settled on lunch at Harvest in Harvard Square. Since the 1970’s, Harvest has been a true Harvard Square staple, known for its New England-inspired cuisine…

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foodie break: @BONDBoston1

How can it be that our #LTeastcoast tour was over a month ago? ‘Tis sad, but true, and now all we can do is reminisce about our weeklong summer reunion in the good ole U-S-of-A. One thing we can’t stop thinking about: all of the delicious meals we ate along the way. Among our favorites was a night of wining and dining at BOND on our first night out in Beantown. Located in The Langham hotel, formerly the Federal Reserve Bank, BOND was the perfect introduction to historic Boston. Converted from the bank into a luxury hotel property in 1981, the interior of BOND, with its high ceilings and grandiose decor, is the perfect place for a…

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foodie break: eating like a local around the globe

We admit it: we’re travel obsessed. If ACTUALLY traveling wasn’t enough to satisfy our never-ending wanderlust, we also spend a fair amount of time online reading about other people’s travel experiences. During a recent reading sesh, we found this article from Laura Bloom at Yahoo Travel about eating like a local in Costa Rica, which really resonated with us. From city to city, one thing that stays constant throughout all of our travels is our desire to experience the local culture through its food and drink. And though we normally steer clear of guided tours, in unfamiliar cities they just might be one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting an authentic local experience. In Laura’s…

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foodie break: in the kitchen with a french master baker

If there’s one thing this little stint in France has taught me it’s this: carbs really, truly are my very favorite food group. And yes, that’s acknowledging that wine’s not really a food group, of course. It’s well documented that we are more savory than sweet around these parts, so it’s already been six months of eating beaucoup de baguettes, I can assure you. Then, when Mary Anne, Lola, and I recently had the chance to experience a day of baking with an acclaimed French Master Baker in his kitchen, I had a sudden vision. Me! Covered in flour, befriending all the locals as I handed them the most delicious baguettes in all the land!…

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