We walked through Quincy Market…
… and finally came upon the Festival in Boston’s North End.
There was a lot of great city culture going on, like a 1 LB-pasta eating contest. I didn’t think I was quite up for the task…
Most of the food was deep-fried, on a stick, or both. My best bet were the arancinis, or fried rice balls.
I bought the spinach & cheese flavor- Meghann thinks it was feta- and covered it in marinara sauce.
A few bites in, I knew it was going to leave me feeling sick, so I tried to just eat the inside rice part and left the fried shell.
A little later, we happened upon a Barefoot wine tasting!
Caitlin negotiated a special “blogette” deal: 3 tastes/ $3.
I really liked the Sauvignon Blanc…
I spent two of my tickets on two little SB “shots.”
I also tried the Pinot Noir.
It was good, but I think I should have gone with the Zinfandel instead.
After the tasting, we took off in search of Mike’s Pastry, a famed Bostonian bakery.
The line was out the door… a sure way to know if a place is good!
Although Mike’s is known for their cannoli, I decided to go for gelato.
Almost every time I eat gelato I order hazelnut- or nocciola, in this case- and today was no different.
I convinced Tina, Heather, and Heather’s sister Nadine to jump on the nutty bandwagon, too… it was so creamy and delicious, I could have eaten two! We walked back to the hotel- 4 miles, there and back- and crashed into bed.
It was a great night, and the day is gearing up to be a good one. I’m off to join the rest of the ladies for a park-side brunch. But first… Lindsay is giving away a copy of Fit Soul, Fit Body! Check it out.
Have a great Sunday!