It's Friday Coffee Talk time and we are sharing a little bit from our Boston getaway trip we enjoyed last weekend. Boston is known for being Dunkin Donuts territory, and I was surprised to see so many Starbucks shops emerging on each block corner.
Not that I was complaining…nope. Not in the least.
We arrived at the Hilton Boston downtown near Faneuil Hall around lunch time and quickly got our bearings. We were close to so many eateries and historic places that we had to make a plan. My friend and I decided to walk through the shops in Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market while the fellas grabbed a seat at The Black Rose to wait for us. We found a few gifts and soon met up with the guys to share a pint with some fish and chips.
We then moseyed over to the Bell in Hand Tavern, the oldest American pub, staking the claim to the first pour in 1795! Great beer, great atmosphere, and a great story!
A fun coincidence during our visit was SantaCon! At almost every turn, lines snaked around the block to enter pubs that were already bursting at the seams with red-suited patrons, making our own pub crawl quite interesting.
We closed the evening by visiting the beautiful Christmas Tree in the square, grabbing last minute deals at the farmers market and one more beer at Barney Fanning's Irish Pub.
We spent the next day exploring this historic city and walked along the Freedom Trail to see the Old North Church, Paul Revere's Home and detoured to the infamous Mike's Pastry to introduce our friends to the ultimate cannoli!
We saw “Old Ironsides”, visited the wharf and enjoyed an absolutely stunning weekend.
We decided that next time, we need an extra day. Too much to see and too many old pubs we had to pass by because we were so full from the good eats.
The Hilton Boston was wonderful- and served THE BEST breakfast I've ever had at a hotel-I would share a picture of it, but it was so good I couldn't even put my fork down to pick up my phone. Fluffy, real scrambled eggs, real (not frozen) potatoes for home fries, and a mound of perfectly cooked bacon. Trust me, it was that good!
So this week we are enjoying a holiday cup of joe and preparing to bake our Christmas Cookies and treats.
Only two weeks to go! Are you ready?
Last week we shared our traditional Cujidatta cookie recipe. This Sunday, look for another wonderful and SUPER EASY recipe treat to serve guests this holiday.
Enjoy your weekend!