Highly acclaimed for its enticing Mexican fare, dining at Angela's Cafe is certain to transport diners to the streets of Mexico, amid tacos, tostadas and burritos. The colorful cafe done up in hues of red and orange welcomes its guests and charms them with its friendliness. Among the best-selling dishes on the menu is the exquisite Chiles En Nogada that is recommended by the Chef himself. It consists of chiles stuffed with picadillo and served with pomegranates and walnut sauce, making the dish resemble the Mexican flag. Other classic items on offer are the Mariscada or mussels and clams fried with jalapenos in a garlic sauce and tilapia that must be tried atleast once.
In Boston, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks has become a standard favorite for avid diners. Their immaculate decor - the tasteful art adorning the walls, the mosaic tiles at your feet, and their friendly staff make this restaurant a crowd-puller. Offering one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the city, the restaurant is equally known for its impressive drink list.
Housed in the Boston Center for the Arts, The Beehive restaurant and bar is almost like an opera house in itself with live jazz, cabaret and a lot more action. There are fine satin drapes and exquisite artifacts adorning the eatery. A popular hangout among the night birds; the bar and lounge scene here is also upbeat and lively. The food is a regular mix of the grilled and Mediterranean variety, with lamb ribs ruling the roost. Sausages, pasta and risottos also sit happily together on the menu. The wine sure flows freely on all days and everything about the place has an arty feel to it.
Tourists still flock to Bull & Finch Pub, a.k.a. Cheers Boston, the inspiration for the Cheers television series which ran for 11 years and won a number of awards. Avid fans should be forewarned, however; the exterior is very familiar, but the inside is nothing like the TV version. Drinks and food are served here, but its icon status is the main draw. It is considered by many to be one of the top tourist attractions in Boston!
Dating back to 1780, the Warren Tavern located near the Freedom Trail, has plenty history of its own. It was opened by Captain Eliphelet Newell, who it is said, took part in the Boston Tea Party. Famous visitors included Paul Revere and George Washington. Today, it has lace-curtain windows and low, wood-beamed ceilings that create an intimate feel. Try the Tavern Special - chicken breast and shrimp sautéed with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, broccoli florets, prosciutto ham and provolone cheese in a garlic white wine sauce.
Brown Sugar Cafe is an acclaimed Thai eatery in the city. A pot of sweet brown sugar graces every table, the menu is huge and the service is friendly. This cozy neighborhood place, which serves beer and wine, is known for its country pad Thai and drunken noodles. Seafood dishes include salmon choo chee and the fisherman madness - a spicy combo of crustaceans and filets. Patio dining is a good choice when weather permits.
No one needs an introduction to Dunkin' Donuts. This neat cafeteria-style restaurant is the to-go spot to fuel up your mornings and other hunger pangs of the day. Munch on their famous doughnut, croissants, hash browns and other baked goodies. Or start your day with their hearty sandwiches. Get recharged with their coffee or other non-alcoholic beverages.
Located in the heart of Boston, Sterling's serves some excellent American dishes. The place has a classic and subtle decor with a large outdoor seating area. The food served is delicious and the cocktails are creative and innovative. Enjoy your meal in a relaxed atmosphere and take in the street life. Unwind with your friends and enjoy the ambiance. They also have happy hours offering tempting deals. Check their website for more information.
Potbelly Sandwich Works is a famed submarine sandwich chain that was founded in 1977. Their branch in Downtown Crossing follows the same principles of fresh ingredients, fast service and a friendly staff. Everything is prepared in the shop and quality is of utmost importance. Savor their A Wreck, Pizza Sandwich, Meatball, Chicken Salad, Uptown and Roast Beef. Don't forget to try their delightful cookies that are baked daily.
Housed in the historic 1712 Old Corner Bookstore, this branch of Chipotle Mexican Grill on Washington Street is a popular spot among all ages. Follow a queue system where all the freshly prepared ingredients are laid out. Select your components according to your craving for a burrito, salad, burrito bowl or taco and watch your dish come to life. Inexpensive and tasty, you will enjoy their friendly service as well.
It started off as The Wrap and is the brainchild of John Pepper, Adam Liebman and Greg Harris. The flagship opened in 1997 and became a roaring success leading to many more branches. Today this chain is known as Boloco. Their Congress Street restaurant was established in 2007 and is one of the finest places to have delicious burritos. Their tortilla wraps come in various fillings such as chicken, steak, pork and vegetables. You can also create your own by choosing your proteins, sauces, salsas, bases, beans and dressings. Wash it down with smoothies or shakes.
Seafood connoisseurs may have trouble making a decision at the Salty Dog. The menu boasts traditional favorites of fried seafood options and grilled shore dinners prepared with choice of Cajun Delta Spices or White Wine Fresh Herb Lemon Butter. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy the view of bustling Quincy Market, or saddle up to the bar for a perfectly blended cocktail. A must for any seafood lover traveling through Boston.