In Which Caleb Neelon Recommends Restaurants for Visitors Coming to Gawk at Where The Two Boston Bombers Lived.
As I send this in, it’s the evening of Friday the 19th, and the second of the suspected bombers has just been captured. I have no idea where this will go from here, but hopefully this is over.
I live in Cambridge two blocks from where the Boston Marathon bombing brothers apparently lived. It is the strangest thing to have your neighborhood be international news, but of course I love my neighborhood and my hometown. After all of this insanity cools off, I’m sure there will be some of you interested in coming by to have a gawk at the apartment building on Norfolk St in Cambridge where these two crazies lived. It’s only natural to be curious about it, and I don’t blame you.
If you’re going to come, let me suggest you stop for a good meal while you’re here, so you can help out some local businesses which have had to shutter for the time being. In fact, I’ve heard that many of them are serving up food to the hundreds of law enforcement personnel on the scene. That’s classy. What’s more – the eating is great, and is one of those often cited as a ‘best up and coming dining neighorhood’ in the Boston area.
Here’s a few personal recommendations to try that are within a two-block radius of the Norfolk and Cambridge Street intersection that you’ve seen on the news:
Photo: Melissa Hom
Did a little taco tour yesterday with Dave Schubert. Here are some of the highlights.
Our friends at The Oinkster (our favorite LA burger spot) are up to some great things.
We’ve always been an advocate of the idea of a Universal McDonald’s in New York.
If you plan a trip out to Point Reyes in Northern California, make sure to bring a couple bottles of bubbly (Chandon’s a local favorite) and possibly a grill for your post stair climb celebration at this tucked away, no-frills Oyster Shack situated on Drakes Bay in Inverness, California.
The NY Times takes a look at new variations of the dumpling that are popping up in restaurants around the city. The pretzel dumplings at Talde (above) looks especially delicious.
Erin Yang makes abstract illustrations of food she enjoys when eating out. Above is the Kung Pao Pastrami with peanuts, celery, red peppers and Tianjin chiles from Mission Chinese in NYC.