Boston Mayor Throws Out First Punch At St. Patrick’s Day Parade
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: