We got up earlier this morning to enjoy a wonderful run along the Charles. About 45 minutes before we left I had a small bowl of fruit, Kashi Golean Crunch and Honey Nut Cheerios with a dollop of HRPB to quench my growling stomach
Matt A. (Larbs’) is super athletic and a superb running tour guide. We completed about 5.5 miles in beautiful fall sunshine running weather 🙂
After getting dressed, we headed to Otherside Cafe for an early lunch.
What to get!?!?!!? The menu was amazing. I decided on the Nature Boy salad, a sampler plate of three different salads:
- Raw Foodist’s Chips And Dip (Raw, Vegan) the "chips" are slices of beet, and carrot; the "dip" is a blend of macadamia & cashew with garlic, lemon and bragg’s
- Spicy Lettuce Wraps (Raw, Vegan) ground peanuts, carrots, cilantro & garlic in lettuce wrapping, bragg’s sauce on the side
- Mock Chicken Salad (Raw, Vegan) ground pecans, cashews & sunflower seeds mixed with cucumber, celery and tart green apples, served over our simple green salad with lemon wedge
WOW – this was my first time trying a completely raw meal and I have to say the blend of nuts and seeds was absolutely delicious. TOTALLY flavorful!!! I love the beet + carrot chips for dipping 🙂 And surprisingly, it kept me full all day long. (Although I’m sure this was very calorie dense with nuts and oils – all healthy, but still…) I ate about 75% of this and shared the rest.
No one was in the mood for beer today 😉
After lunch we headed downtown to explore. We ended up taking a water taxi to Charlestown
Here’s me Twittering you all an update!
When we landed we went to the U.S.S. Constitution Museum and watched a historical film on the ship. Cool!
Then we walked allll the way back (probably did close to 3 hours of walking today, but luckily I wore my clunky tennis shoes for maximum comfort)
We toured Beacon Hill –
And the public gardens –
And then went back to freshen up before the meeting I had for the summit cocktail party with Tina. Matt held me legs so they would re-charge on the subway 🙂
After a rest, a change of clothes, another subway ride + walk, and the meeting, we made our way to Masa for our dinner.
From 5-7PM every night they have 50 cent tapas – a whole tasting plate for $5! We decided it would be a great light dinner, esp. with their creative cocktails.
We started with a $5 pitcher of sangria
Round II included a few interesting selections, such as Matt’s jalapeno cucumber cocktail!
I had a glass of malbec
And then we ordered our dinner bites!
Here is a list of what we sampled –
They were incredible!!!! My favorite was the bacon-wrapped date and the goat cheese empanada. I loved taking tiny bites and savoring each one. This was such a great idea for dinner because we ate slowly and it was satisfying, yet not expensive or too filling.
After dinner we began another walk to the North End for dessert.
I passed this beautiful piece of art –
We passed the Granary Burial Ground with all the famous old graves –
Like Sam Adams, Mother Goose and the first mayor of Boston
Then we arrived in Little Italy
And shortly after – MIKE’S PASTRY!!! (Remember last year??!!)
It was SO hard to decide, but we each picked out a dessert and packaged them to take to a park bench. Would you believe that we got 5 huge desserts for only $16!?
I picked the Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake for mine –
Larbs got the Carrot Cake
Kanz got a Peanut Butter + Chocolate Brownie and a giant Peanut Butter Cup, and Matt got an Oreo cake.
Of course everything was a free-for-all of sharing. I ate my share, but I don’t feel sickly – thank goodness! I tried to eat slowly with a purpose to savor each bite.
We walked back to the T to head home. So sad our trip is over!
We fly out at noon tomorrow and both of our hosts have to be up early for work. Matt and I are planning a light run/walk along the Charles before we say goodbye to another Boston summer.