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Day 31: Beautiful Island Fish

Posted by Adam Sell  July 31, 2008 03:57 PM

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boston60_logo.jpgI'm Adam Sell and I have two months left before I leave Boston. My challenge? Do something in the city every day. Have ideas for my adventure? Send me an email.

I really like my Capital Letters. I like them because they make whatever I'm saying Look Important, and because they can also indicate a Miniseries Of Some Sort, particularly when contained within a larger series, like Boston in 60.

So here's one of those miniseries I get to use my Capital Letters on: my Three from the Sea Tour. As I mentioned in my entry on the No Name restaurant, there were three seafood places I had my heart set on visiting: the Daily Catch, the No Name, and Belle Isle Seafood. Today, I completed that seafood tour by stopping by the little building a lemon-seed spit's distance from the Winthrop line.

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Lunch today was a fried scallop roll with cole slaw on the side. Cash-only, as it seems many of the best places are. Lots of options up on the white board, but I figured you can never go wrong with scallops. Also, I wanted to mix it up — remember, I got calamari at the Daily Catch and seafood chowder at the No Name. And to all you people who told me about Belle Isle and insisted a seafood-lover like me needed to go there? You were all right.

The lunchtime helping of scallops was plenty, although I personally would have preferred a bulkie roll to the hot dog roll it came with. The cole slaw was also very good — I wish I could have had a little bit more.

To anyone expecting rankings of the restaurants in the Three from the Sea Tour, there won't be any. It seemed like each place specialized in something different: The Daily Catch does calamari, the No-Name has famous chowder and lobster, and Belle Isle is where you go to get fresh fish to cook yourself. The prepared food was great, don't get me wrong, but I got the impression that most patrons are there to pick up some fillets.

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