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Boston Bites Back, Part 2

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_DSC0394Just wanted to share some photos of the incredibly talented Peter Szigeti, a friend of mine and Hungarian import to our shores.  He’s studying photography and took some wonderful photos of The Boston Bites Back event on Wednesday.

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_DSC0458 _DSC0456 _DSC0474When The Russian came, he took some photos of us as well.

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-L

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The Boston Food event to end all events

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Fenway Park was the beautiful backdrop for Boston Bites Back, an awesome fundraiser headed by Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger and Ken Oringer of Toro (among others).  Both incredible Boston chefs (and totally intimidating–more on that later) running an amazing event for The One Fund one month after the horrible bombings that shook our city.  The energy was incredible that night, as organizers invited 1,500 first responders and 38 survivors (the source of my information is the grapevine so the numbers might be off).  There’s nothing I love more than people getting together and eating for a good cause, so I was on cloud nine the entire event.

I actually went to the event as a representative for Cafeteria Boston, where I work. Had a great time promoting our yummy shrimp ceviche and talking to the crowd.

This was gone in about two hours– had to send The Russian to Newbury street to retrieve more food

This was gone in about two hours– had to send The Russian to Newbury street to retrieve more food

There was so much food, it was overwhelming.  There’s no way I ate everything offered– but I certainly tried (and honestly, I think I only missed a few tables).

A sampling of my favorite foods:

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The spicy shrimp salad from AKA bistro was crunchy and flavorful,

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The lobster hash with quail egg from Seaport Hotel had a rich gravy and crisp veggies , and who doesn’t love yolk?

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The lobster rolls from Aramark were summery and buttery, a rival to the ones I had in Newport.

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Lamb Schnitzel with a shaved asparagus and arugula salad from Bravo and Water Cafe ;

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Lonza with pickeled ramps and pecorino cheese from Babbo, which hasn’t even opened in Boston yet (but I do love thinly sliced meats).

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The steak taretare from one of my favorite spots, Mistral.  They even had homemade macaroons in blue and yellow.

Finally there was a dish that blew me away.  The rabbit loin with black olive aioli and tomato crackling from Blue Inc.  

Already planning my visit there. So yummy.

I die

I die

Finally finished up with a vanilla cupcake from Sweet. Good decision.
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Did I mention I met Ken Oringer, Ming Tsai, Jody Adams of Rialto, and Micheal Schlow of Radius? I was a total goon when I met all of them, but I get a little starstruck. Sorry guys.

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Overall, an incredible evening.  One of the best I’ve had in Boston.  It’s comforting to know that in the face of peril, there are those that will come together in favor of helping others and being gluttons.

-L

Cheap Eats: Tasty Burger

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I almost don’t want to write about this, I don’t want to spill my secret.  Tasty Burger is one of my favorite spots for cheap food and an awesome atmosphere. Being right down the street from my apartment, it is pretty safe to say the staff at the hip burger joint should know me by name.

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It’s usually busier than this

Also their burgers are INCREDIBLE.

Tasty Burger, being awesome, has this incredible special called the Starvin’ Student, available dine-in only. A burger, fries, and a beer for $10. REALLY?!!?

Yeah, Really

Yeah, Really

For someone who is a starving student, this is the holy grail of deals.  I can’t even begin to describe how incredible these burgers are.  Simply cooked, super juicy, topped with cheese and lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle.  There’s a saying: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  Tasty Burger isn’t re-inventing the wheel here, but their burgers are the kind of burger that stays in your head forever.

I would marry this if it was legal and socially acceptable

I would marry this if it was legal and socially acceptable

Me and The Russian stop by all the time for a cheap date night with awesome food.

Tasty Burger also has an awesome take-away window, where you can get a similar deal (with a soda instead of the beer) for about $7.  I get it all the time for lunch, then run home and eat it in my home alone so no one can see how quickly I devour it. The take-away window is open til 2 am for the crowds of kids on their way home from the bars, so I wouldn’t recommend heading there around that time unless you like waiting for a while.  I can’t even blame the students though.  I’m usually there around 1 am too (even after having Tasty Burger for lunch).

Tasty Burger does more than just a regular burger as well.  They have a whole bunch of varieties for under $10, including a burger with Vermont butter.  It’s like heaven.

Tasty Burger, you know the way to my heart.

Cheers to that

Cheers to that

Tasty Burger

1301 Boylston Street Behind Fenway
Open daily 11 am- 2am617.425.4444

Exterior of Tasty Burger photo: (cc) Eater Boston