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The Boston Travel Diaries: Oh the Things You’ll Eat


I hemmed and hawed over whether or not to make a post on the places we went to eat to. Mainly as we only when out for dinner and I didn’t take any pictures the first day as I was too exhausted from the plane ride to do so. But heck it, what’s one missing picture?!

I’m an extremely picky eater especially when eating out. So, I’m not the most adventurous person when it comes to food. I tried it a few times and felt horrible when I ended up hating the food. I’m not going to send it back when it’s nothing the kitchen did wrong. So, I tend to stick to things I know well so I never end up in that situation.

Which always makes going out interesting. I have to look at the menu beforehand so I know there’s a safe option for me. As most of our eating experiences were last minute, I didn’t have that luxury. Luckily, I was able to find some things I was familiar with and were delicious.

Bencotto (Monday Night)

The first night we went out to eat, we ended up eating in North End Boston. We had plans to go to one restaurant but after our plane arrived late, it was raining, and there was over an hour wait… we ended up finding a little Italian restaurant called Bencotto. It was absolutely delicious!

I ended up getting the Chicken Parmigiana. Since I can’t show a picture of it as I didn’t think to take one and my stomach just wanted to scarf it all down, let me describe it for you. Breaded chicken that was pan-fried, layered with marinara sauce, baked with mozzarella cheese, and served with penne.

Scorpion Bar (Tuesday Night)

The next night we ended up going to the Scorpion Bar in Patriot’s Place. The shopping center built around the Patriot’s Stadium (Gillette) in Foxborough, MA. It started out as just drinks with the ordering team then turned into our MN group eating dinner there.

I ended up getting chicken quesadilla with chihuahua cheese (I thought that was a funny name for cheese so I wanted to share), pepper and onions. They were great!

But generally bars do a great job at food especially quesadillas so I knew nothing could go too wrong with those.

Pilot House (Wednesday Night)

Our last night in the Boston area, we decided to head to the Cape for some seafood and to see the ocean/beach. We ended up eating at a place called Pilot House in Sandwich, MA.

I ended up getting the Baked Stuff Lobster. I had to! We’re on the cape and it’s fresh! Granted, it was technically outside my food budget (like it was sooo expensive) in the end but I have no regrets. I can pay for the difference. I was good every other day about being well below the budget. So, one day is not so bad. But still I was not expecting them to be that much. I don’t know why I thought that MKP (Market Price) would be somewhat close to the rest of the menu prices, but it was like take those then triple it. Yeah, as I said expensive and honestly not sure if it was completely worth it. But it also might be a once in a lifetime type thing, so I can’t say I regret it either.

As, how often am I going to get a chance to have fresh lobster on the cape? Probably never.

I might be coming back in a few weeks but I doubt were going out like we did on this trip.

But yeah, those were all my eating out adventures while I was in the Boston area on this trip. And probably going to be my last Boston Travel Diary entry for now. Might do some more when I come back in a few weeks for a conference, but we’ll see.

Love ya,

Mae Polzine

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