Boston Meetup, Seaport Area?
posted May 15, 2013 9:53 AM   RSS

I'm going to be in Boston for a conference and I'm free on the night of June 19th. Any Boston area Mefites want to join me for a beer or whatnot?
posted by Toekneesan to Proposed (19 comments total)

That would be great! Would you be into exploring the North End?
posted by pxe2000 at 3:18 AM on May 16, 2013

I'd be up for that! I work right nearby and it'd be fun to meet up.

If you're not familiar, the North End is an area of Boston that's rich in history (Paul Revere lived there, started his famous Midnight Ride from a church there) and culture (now primarily Italian-American) Excellent food! It's a pretty quick walk from the Seaport area.
posted by Sublimity at 3:55 AM on May 16, 2013

I would defn be up for that
posted by darsh at 4:48 AM on May 16, 2013

Sorry, I just drooled all over my keyboard when you said North End.
posted by not_on_display at 8:20 AM on May 16, 2013

Hey, I just read about a restaurant in the North End that was featured on Kitchen Nightmares. We could go there! (very much kidding.)
posted by benito.strauss at 8:58 AM on May 16, 2013

Normally I would eat the hell out of the North End and wash it down with some Limoncello but June 19th is currently a "maybe" for me.
posted by bondcliff at 10:38 AM on May 16, 2013

I think I can be convinced. Haven't been to the North End in awhile, that's for sure. I'm up for anything as long as it involves arguing over Mike's versus Modern.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:39 AM on May 16, 2013


(This could be fun.)
posted by benito.strauss at 11:06 AM on May 16, 2013

Okay, I can trek up to the North End. Now we need a specific place.
posted by Toekneesan at 11:49 AM on May 16, 2013

If you are agnostic about Italian food then the Sail Loft is am option. Kind of a dive bar right on the water.
posted by backseatpilot at 3:12 PM on May 16, 2013

Some thoughts:
Neptune Oyster: mmmmm oysters and lobster rolls etc. long line tho.
I like Antico Forno (good pizza, good pasta).
There are so many more...if the weather is nice I like the restaurants that open up the front wall so you're basically outside. Can't think of a specific name.
For just drinks instead of food I got nothing. Haven't been to Sail Loft but it is in a good location.
posted by maryrussell at 3:34 PM on May 16, 2013

Mmmm... oysters and lobster rolls. I'm drooling just thinking about it. I love seafood so a seafood place would be preferred, but I don't know the area so I'll just show-up where I'm told. All I ask is that they have decent beer.
posted by Toekneesan at 8:55 AM on May 17, 2013

OMG, I just found out that the European doesn't exist anymore! (except in Chelmsford?!) When did it close? OMG, that was my favorite place as a teenager and into my early twenties. In fact, I have barely been to the North End since the overpass was taken down. I bet it looks different!

OK, so I presume this means we're moving the meetup to Chelmsford, right people?
posted by not_on_display at 7:29 PM on May 18, 2013

Have you been by the Garden since they took the T down? If not, give yourself 20 minutes to walk over to Causeway Street. You will not recognize it.

Also, what's a Chelmsford? :-}
posted by benito.strauss at 8:52 PM on May 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

$20, same as in Chelmsford.
posted by bondcliff at 1:30 PM on May 19, 2013 [2 favorites]

Sorry, duty calls, I will have to move myself to the "not attending" column.
I hope everyone eats well!
posted by maryrussell at 2:38 PM on May 19, 2013

I'm up for anything as long as it involves arguing over Mike's versus Modern.

The best cannolis in the Boston area and possibly on earth are to be had at neither Modern nor Mike's but Arthur's, on Main St. in Medford, near 93. I have had all of them, and it's not really in dispute, I think.

Mike and Modern are both quite fine, of course, and I wouldn't suggest trucking out to Medford if y'all are getting dinner in the North End. But those of you that live round here, I would urge you to try Arthur's. The bakery doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's worth it. When you go, don't worry if you don't see them in the display case --- because they keep their homemade shells in the back and fill them to order so they don't get soggy.
posted by Diablevert at 8:58 PM on May 21, 2013

I heard the Euorpean got closed down when someone noticed that they were keeping prices low by tapping into an electric main that was alongside and forgot to mention to the power company.
posted by sammyo at 6:10 PM on May 22, 2013

Well, maybe I'll just go to the dumpling place. If anyone is free Wednesday night after 5, I'll be at MIT and then head to the hotel. If you're around and bored, memail me. Thanks.
posted by Toekneesan at 3:21 PM on June 13, 2013

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