Boston Restaurant Blog -- April, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Another beautiful day here in Boston; cool, sunny weather, an opening day Boston Red Sox win...what more does a Bostonian need? Hopefully this will be the weather that the Boston Marathon runners get on Monday (though a few more clouds would help a bit).
Speaking of the 2005 Boston Marathon, for those of you who are coming in to run the race and don't know Boston all that well, let me give you a list of some good little-known restaurants for before the race (dining spots with pasta) and after the race (restaurants with steak and other sources of protein). These restaurants will probably not have the crowds of the better-known dining spots, so hopefully you can get into them.
For before the Boston Marathon, you might want to try Al Dente, Monica's, or Pagliuca's in the North End; Cafe Marliave downtown; or Rino's in East Boston. They are all excellent Italian restaurants that tend not to get the crowds.
For after the race, check out Dedo in Bay Village; Elephant and Castle downtown; Amrheins in South Boston; or CF Donovan's in Dorchester. All these restaurants have good steak entrees, as well as chicken and seafood.
Best of luck to all the 2005 Boston Marathon runners out there! Someday I'll be in good enough shape to do it myself, hopefully.
Just a quick update on Cafe Marliave and Dedo, both in Boston. Cafe Marliave has been closed down, as it seems that there may have been a problem with taxes. I'll miss the restaurant; yet another old-school Italian dining spot is gone. Also, Dedo is no longer in business. It was a great restaurant in a bad location with little foot traffic.
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