Chelsea and I went to a Red Sox game last Friday, Chelsea’s spectacular early Father’s Day gift. We got to town around three, Chels drove, and checked in to the Courtyard Marriot, Chelsea’s place to stay when she goes to Boston on business. We took an uber from the hotel to the Island Creek Oyster Bar, where we had early reservations for dinner before the game.
The meal was fabulous; we started by informing our server that we were in no hurry, and then ordered a fried oyster slider for starters, a lobster dish with noodles made from lobster roe, and a large order of fried full belly clams. Before we even finished the slider we realized we wanted another, ordered that and then proceeded to eat our lobster and the clams. The food was great and the restaurant was a ten minute walk from Fenway, which we made in plenty of time to see the first pitch.
We had seats in the bleachers behind home plate, lovely seats, and we had the best time together, rooting for the Sox, drinking beer and eating hot dogs. It got a little raucous in the bleachers, which was what we were after – who wants to be polite at a baseball game? The Sox won in a come from behind victory, and Chels texted uber to get a ride back to the hotel and its neighborhood bar called the Tam. We closed the Tam, doing beers, shots of tequila and Fireballs. A bartender Chels knows kiddingly said to her that he was going to give her the business about being out on the town with her father before he thought, “maybe the guy is her father.” Good call. The drive back to Vermont was not quite as boisterous as the trip down. Oh well.
George’s new invention at the store is cheese balls, available in our prepared food cooler. These are a throwback to the ubiquitous cheese balls of the 1950s cocktail party, with a few new twists. They feature smoked gouda cheese, crushed walnuts, and are not red and orange colored. Try one, you’ll love it.
Our featured fish tomorrow is Red Snapper, a wild warm water fish that is terrific off the grill.
Fish arriving tomorrow:
- Alaskan Cod, flash frozen at sea
- Red Snapper
- 2+ Yellowfin tuna
- Dayboat yellow tail sole
- Sustainable Shetland Salmon
- Dayboat Haddock
- Icelandic Arctic Char
- PEI Mussels
- 16/20 Wild Gulf Shrimp
- 10/20 Dry Scallops
- Nautilus Island oysters, Maine
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The Uncommon Market
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