Run, Eat, Walk

August 23, 2008

We hit the pavement for another early run – this time led by all-star soccer player and triathlete, Matt :mrgreen: He took me on a 4 miler by the river and down the fancy Commonwealth Ave. My legs will sure appreciate a rest tomorrow on the flights home because we’ve got much more walking to do today.

We’re having a quite bite to eat now, then heading into downtown to meet Matt’s parents, who are visiting from Maryland, at Quincy Market.

Knowing lunch is nearing, I just had a small bowl of store-brand Apple Cinnamon O’s with raspberries and banana (and milk). I LOOOOVE Larbs’ petal bowl!!!

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On the way in we’re going to stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee!! I have always just thought of Dunkin as a donut shop, but apparently Bostonians are obsessed with Dunkin coffee like the rest of the world is with Starbucks. Since I see Tina get iced coffees all the time, I have to taste it for myself!

I haven’t gotten that many entries for the Brothers-All-Natural Sandwich Contest! Tomorrow night is the deadline if you still want to enter.

I’ll be back mid-afternoon with a lunch report. Tonight we’re doing dinner in the North End and my flight tomorrow is at 8 so I have to be up at 5 to navigate the T to get to the airport. It’s going to be a crazy 24 hours.

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1 Trojan August 23, 2008 at 10:29 am

Hi Kath,

I went to Boston a few years back and loved the vibe. The food was outstanding and so was the various brews.

Enjoy!

Babs

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2 hk August 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

so fun!! Enjoy the beautiful day :) so glad you all had fun last night!!

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3 Jen August 23, 2008 at 10:52 am

Hey,
Boston looks really fun, but I must admit that as a New Yorker the T was way too complicated 4 me . . . in fact, it what was impossible

Hope you have better luck than I did ;)

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4 natalie August 23, 2008 at 10:53 am

I love the petal bowl to!

I used to live in Connecticut and yes D&D is our Starbucks! I was really surpised not to find them down south.

If your getting a flavored iced coffee go for coconut. Seriously, your missing out if you don’t! :)

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5 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 23, 2008 at 11:12 am

The petal bowl is so cute!

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6 JD August 23, 2008 at 11:20 am

Dunkin D’s coffee is far superior to “Charbucks”, IMO. It’s pretty much taking over a lot of places.

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7 Jules27 August 23, 2008 at 11:30 am

I’m not a coffee drinker, but whenever my boyfriend gets one from Dunkin Donuts I always have to take a few sips.

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8 Suzanne August 23, 2008 at 11:53 am

Wow, you’re a D&D virgin??

We LIVE on D&D in the tri-state area (NJ/NY/CT)!! :) It’s pretty evenly split between D&D and Starbucks around here. I enjoy both! Hope you like it!

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9 Tina August 23, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Yes, I have a D&D problem! So glad you’re trying their iced coffee! Let me know what you think!

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10 ModelBehavior August 23, 2008 at 12:33 pm

OOooOOooo cute bowl!

Holy crap I totally forgot about the sammie contest…guess that’ll give me something to do tonight!

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11 PS August 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm

I’m a Floridian, and I LOVE D&D coffee. I prefer it hands down over any other, especially Starbucks.

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12 HangryPants August 23, 2008 at 1:13 pm

In Rhode Island there is a DD on every corner (sometimes two to a block) just like Starbucks in NYC. The big arena downtown is called the Dunkin Donuts Center of “The Dunk!” It’s crazy how much New Englanders love their Dunkin Donuts.

Glad you love Boston. Maybe you’ll move up to New England?

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13 fitnessista August 23, 2008 at 1:45 pm

sounds like a fun day!

when we were in boston a few years ago, we ate at a restaurant in the north end (fisherman’s wharf) and there is an italian bakery across the street when the line seriously goes down the street for the baked goodies… we didn’t get to stop but it might be worth checking out!!!

have a great saturday :D

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14 musicfan August 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Nebo and Lucca are nice North End Restaurants. Dolce Vita is not fancy but lots of local character, Mikes for canoli. Jazz spots (the Pru/Top of the hub is great) that might also be of interest for the sis include Wallys (a bit off the beaten path but great musicians/many Berklee), Ryles (they have Salsa lessons/good blues/jazz), Regattabar, and Scullers (all in Cambridge area).

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15 Lauren August 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm

If you don’t already have a restaurant picked out in the North End, you have to go to Giacomo’s! The butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin tortellini are both awesome. There may be a long line, but it is WORTH IT! DD coffee is also a winner – too bad we don’t have many here in Houston. I miss Boston!!!!

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16 Steph August 23, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Totally cute petal bowl! Can you ask your sister where she got them?

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17 Kath August 23, 2008 at 3:42 pm

JD ,
CHARbucks – that’s perfect!! It think their coffee tastes like an ashtray, so that’s a great description.

HangryPants ,
I really love it here, but it’s so darn expensive. Plus we’re all settled in our house and of course the winters….. but I think I would love New England.

fitnessista ,
We’re going to Mikes Pastry!

Steph ,
The bowls are Pier 1.

Kath

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