Over the past few weekends, Selma and I have been busy hitting up some of our favorite local events and eateries before we officially say goodbye to Boston. We started off the previous weekend with the Scooper Bowl and hit up some amazing eateries throughout the weekend.
First stop was the Scooper Bowl. The event is basically an all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser in support of The Jimmy Fund. You simply show up, pay $10 at the door and try as many scoops of ice cream as you want/can. I’ve known about this event since freshman year of college but never actually made it down to partake in this ice cream extravaganza. There are numerous vendors including Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers and even Yuengling so there is definitely something for everyone!
Despite being June, it was still pretty chilly out so that was a bit of a bummer.
But the unlimited ice cream was totally worth it. Plus, the servings were actually full scoops of ice cream so they were pretty generous with their portions.
Yep, even Yuengling had their own ice cream! Although it didn’t taste much like beer it was still pretty good.
Note how I said that you can eat all the ice cream you want/can. For us at least, there was a point where we just couldn’t physically eat anymore ice cream. I thought we did a pretty good job but we saw some people’s stacks that were twice as high as ours. We clearly did not come prepared.
But all in all, it was a pretty enjoyable event. If you love copious amounts of ice cream, then this event is a must for you.
Sweet Cheeks BBQ
It’s hard to find good BBQ in Boston but Sweet Cheeks does a pretty good job if I do say so myself. And we certainly could not leave Boston without trying their famous biscuits one last time. I did a similar post on this establishment awhile back so click the link above to get the scoop. But there are a few things you need to get if you come here. 1) The bucket of biscuits. Obviously. 2) The Brisket. Everything else can wait.
Ran a 5K
Our company had signed up for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge awhile back to help fundraise for a variety of non-profit organizations and I somehow got talked into doing it. For those of you wondering what it actually is, it’s basically a 5K where hundreds of companies sign up to compete and have fun. Plus, there was the promise of free beer afterwards! Sadly, I sort of forgot about this event until the day before so I was totally caught off guard and unprepared. So I did what any unprepared athlete does and just had fun with it. I even got a McDonald’s twisty cone beforehand just because. Great decision on my part.
So this event is more of a walk then anything else. There are a few people who are actually out to win it but for the most part, people are there to have fun. Plus, there were so many people it was virtually impossible to run in a straight line without stopping every 5 seconds.
But at lease the course was nicely laid out. It went from The Commons down Commonwealth Ave to Kenmore square and then back around. After all was said and done, it was more like 3.5-4 miles because you had to zig-zag around so many people every couple of seconds. But all in all, it was a perfect evening for a nice stroll through the city.
Made Pop Overs with Strawberry Butter
This weekend, we finally had some time to try out some new recipes so stay tuned for this amazing Pop Over recipe with homemade strawberry butter!
Fajitas & ‘Ritas
And last but not least, we hit up Fajitas and ‘Ritas again for dinner with friends. I did a post about Fajitas & ‘Ritas awhile back so I won’t go into detail about it here. But all you need to know is that they have pretty amazing fajitas and margaritas and we couldn’t leave Boston without dining here one last time. If you’re searching for a good cheap place to gather with friends, then look no further.
The quesadillas were pretty amazing as well.
And with that, Happy Monday and thanks for reading!