Boston Photo Journal

Following my Cambridge Photo Journal, here are some of the non-food places that I visited during my Boston trip. Hope you enjoy!        

Seafood Heaven at Neptune Oyster

If you do a quick search of Boston’s food scene, you’ll notice that seafood is its own food group here. Among the many seafood restaurants in Boston, Neptune Oyster’s name comes up quite often. Neptune is the God of the Sea. After my dinner at Neptune Oysters, I’ll happily worship at the altar of Neptune, and return to…

Sweet, sweet sticky bun at Flour Bakery + Cafe

When I was in Cambridge, I visited Flour Bakery + Cafe, because I needed some fortification before walking in the freezing cold to visit Harvard University (thanks, winter storm Stella). Flour Bakery + Cafe is a chain store in the Boston-Cambridge area. They serve cakes, pastries, sandwiches and other quick lunch items. The sticky bun,…

Cambridge Photo Journal

I’m trying something new here. Taking a break from our regular programming, I want to share with you some photos of places I visited during the trip. Hope you like it.

Clams & Fried Chicken at Alden & Harlow

Alden & Harlow is a small, very cozy restaurant in Harvard Square that serves up modern American food. Everything on the menu is served tapas style, perfect for sampling and adventuring. Alden’s been praised and reviewed repeatedly by Boston Magazine, Eater, Bon Appetit and many others. The restaurant is quite dark, but with the soft…

Hello from Boston! But First, Ice Cream!

I took a little break from real life, and flew north to Boston for a few days. In my research for food in Boston, Toscanini’s continues to pop up. Being the ice cream junkie that I am, I promised myself I have to go. I went literally after I dropped off my suitcase at the…

Dessert Breakfast at Tatte

Tatte Bakery and Cafe is a chain restaurant in the Cambridge-Boston area. Similar to Flour, they serve breakfast items, pastries, cakes and other kinds of sweets. Tatte feels and tastes a little more upscale. I visited their store in Harvard Square for breakfast.        My breakfast. See, so modest! I only ended up…

LOBSTAAAHHH but no love for Luke’s Lobster

Since I’ve moved to DC, I’ve been wanting to try Luke’s Lobster. I tried their lobster roll, because it is what they are most famous for. Maybe it’s just me, or the shop I visited was having an off day, but…meh. Granted, that’s a very generous pile of fresh lobster meat on a warm brioche…

Ramen and Poutine at Haikan

I noticed something recently about Vancouverites. Whenever the weather gets particularly chilly, raining and biting, we tend to swarm to our favorite ramen/pho place. Something about a hot, steaming bowl of noodles just comforts the soul. The weather in DC has been quite chilly recently, and being the Vancouverite that I am, I sought out…

Dolcezza Gelato, Round 2 for Quality Control

Now that I am writing a food blog, I am extra aware of the importance of investigative journalism, thorough research and quality control. A while ago, I visited Dolcezza Gelato at CityCenter in DC. When I visited Bethesda Row, which is a very cute neighborhood that has lots of fun shops and restaurants, kind of like…

Volcanic Ice Cream Break at Ice Cream Jubilee

You know those times when you are so hungry and stressed with deadlines and you are feeling really exasperated, so instead of rushing to knock out as many deadlines as possible, you take a 30 minute train ride and try out a new ice cream place? No? Just me? Finnneee. Anyway, I had one of those…

Laotian Lunch at Thip Khao

  After another satisfying trip back home to Vancouver filled with lots of dim sum, ice cream and sushi, my trifecta, I am back in DC. Back to reality. Recently, I finally got a bit of a breather so I went exploring again. This time, I picked Thip Khao, both for the food and the…