My weekend was a Northeastern reunion of sorts, as one of my closest friends from college came up to Boston from NYC and our group of girlfriends - all past Northeastern tour guides - was reunited.
We started our weekend with the fiesta brunch special at Masa which I'm absolutely obsessed with. Only $8 for an appetizer, main course and coffee or tea is a steal, and the eggs benedict (pictured) are to die for. Even the complimentary cornbread is incredible, and it comes with apricot-habenero, cranberry, and molasses butter spreads. The Southwestern-style spot is half lounge, half restaurant and is great at all hours of the day - they make a mean margarita, and their dinner menu is also phenomenal. Can you tell I'm obsessed?
I digress. After brunch, we all pulled on as many layers as we could and headed to Fenway park to cheer on our huskies as they took on BC at Frozen Fenway. The official alumni pre-game was at the Baseball Tavern, which I'd never been to. Though I'm sure the bar has a different feel in the summer, packed with Sox fan drinking Sam Summers, it seemed a bit dingy and the mixed drinks were small and expensive, so I probably wouldn't go back.
Our beloved team lost the game and it was absolutely freezing out, but we had a blast anyways, and spent the remainder of the evening at Boston Beer Works, noshing on good food and drinks, watching the Pats take on the Broncos. I've been to the restaurant many times but often just for lunch or dinner and the post-dinner scene was relatively impressive, especially considering the frigid temperatures. The place was packed with a crowd of all ages standing at and around the bar and the wait for a table was more than hour when we arrived at 7 PM.
Sunday we saw our friend perform in a winter panto of Humpty Dumpty at the Boston Center for the Arts. I'd never seen (or even heard of) a panto, but we had a blast watching the group of energetic young actors portray Mother Goose, King Cole and Old Mother Hubbard, among others. The show runs through February 4, and if you've got a love for the mockery of nursery rhymes (or young kids who might!) I definitely recommend checking it out.
With the bone chilling temperatures, we decided not to venture far after the show and opted for dinner and drinks at the Beehive, just steps from the theater.
Dinner was wonderful -- my chicken tikka-masala was moist, tender and full of flavor, as was Kate's pork. Three of my friends ordered the burger, which they said was tasty, and came with delicious fries (I may have stolen a few). We split the perogies at the bar before our meal, which were perfectly cheesy in a melt-in-your-mouth kind of way. The only downside was the price - entrees range from $20 - $30 - and the fact that my friend with soy and gluten allergies was stuck ordering an average salad that cost more than our friends burgers.
I've been meaning to get to the jazz brunch at Beehive for a while now, as the menu looks phenomenal, so that's definitely next on my list -- anyone been? Unfortunately, my long weekend came to a halt last night, as I had to work today, but all in all, it was a wonderful girls weekend!
How was your weekend? Do anything exciting? Try out any new spots? Comment and share!
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About the authorRachel Kossman is a California girl and New England transplant who graduated from Northeastern University in 2011. She has a penchant for discovering new restaurants and bars, devouring Mexican food, More »
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