I've just returned from Boston where I had what I would consider to be an acceptable last meal. You know how, when guys on death row are about to be executed, they get to choose what they will have for their last meal? Well I have found my last meal. Not the last thing I ate, but the thing that, if it was the last thing I ever ate, I would be okay with it.
A little morbid, huh? :-)
Nah! It was just a damn good meal. And I'll let the pictures tell the story of my amazing Massachusetts oysters, Maine Jonah crab, homemade oyster crackers, Massachusetts clam chowder (B-E-S-T I have ever had, by FAR) that was loaded with fresh clams and finished with cream, and out-of-this-world hot buttered lobster roll on this incredibly light brioche bun.
Friends, this was one of the few times in my life I have ever left fries on the plate. And they were GOOD fries! I just had other priorities, like chowing down on every morsel of those amazing lobster claw and fat tail chunks. Soooooo good. Last week I could die because of our Apartment Therapy house tour. This week I can die because that meal was to-die-for.
If you're in Boston, check out Neptune's, but go EARLY (like before 5, seriously), and be prepared to wait. It's tiny and it gets packed quickly for good reason.
Here are some more of my Boston sights along the Freedom trail.
My family is descended from Ben Franklin's brother, so I always think of B.F. as "Uncle Ben," and I do love seeing him in statue form.
Can you imagine driving on those lumpy cobblestones???
I remember learning in elementary school that Ben Franklin named all the streets in Boston, and when he ran out of ideas he started giving them mundane names like "Milk Street." So of course I had to snap a pic of Milk Street when I came across it.
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