Sunday, February 27, 2011

An Historic President's Day in Cambridge

Lots of exciting things happening in the world of the HF!  The new space & time website was launched, we had friends visit over President's Day weekend, and bonus: said friends brought us Gimme Coffee--boo-yeah!  It has been a long, lonely winter and business achievement + amazing friends + high quality food and coffee = one happy foodasaurus.  

It just so happens that our guests are amazing cooks and even made us dinner (we love you forever).  Who could ask for more?  We trekked around Cambridge and Boston visiting notable places like: MIT, 1369 coffeehouse, Lyndell's (red velvet cupcakes, you rock my world), The Garment District (vintage finds for $1/lb, yes, please!), Flour Bakery (curried tuna sandwich, hooray), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Mark Bradford exhibit is stellar), The Boston Commons, Quincy Market for clam chowder, Pavement (too stuffy for our liking, shame cuz the coffee was great), Giacomo's (try the mussel and clam linguini with their special blend of a fiery red mixed with cream sauce), Durty Nelly's, Mike's Pastries (amaretto and florentine cannoli, oh how we longed to have more when you disappeared) and of course, Trader Joe's.  It is a rare day that I don't stop at TJ's for something or other.

As predicted, there was a medical emergency on the T (you have to experience that when in Boston) and so we had the great pleasure of a cab ride home through the city, which was actually cool because it gave us the opportunity to see the sights when we would have otherwise missed the scenery.

Our home-cooked meals included build-your-own flatbread pizza night, bagels with lox and cream cheese, our guests' special recipe for roasted chicken and veggies and spinach arugula salad with prosciutto and balsamic vinegarette, bike shop bagels (a creative contribution from our guests involving roasted red pepper paste, pesto, cream cheese and spinach (or arugula, in our case) on bagels, and our final meal together: omelettes loaded with veggies and fontina cheese with a flashback of MTV's the State and Singled Out.  Does anyone remember how awesome these shows were?  

Here are some photo highlights.  Thanks for a memorable visit!

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