Mag Muff, Museums, and Mike's Pastry
My second day in Boston was jam-packed with sights. Supriya showed me some standard tourist stops, like Mike's Pastry, and some local treasures, like The Magnificent Muffin. We started off with breakfast at the cutest little shop - affectionately called Mag Muff - for a hearty and satisfying meal. I was impressed by the huge portions and affordable prices. My breakfast sandwich was prepared on the spot and was delicious - I scarfed my bacon, egg, and cheese on egg bagel down quickly.
Next, we ventured to the Institute of Contemporary Art. Unfortunately, many of the exhibits were closed, but we still were able to enjoy our visit to the museum. In Search of Vanished Blood by Nalini Malani was the most provocative and interesting exhibit. Malani's art is heavily influenced by the 1947 partition of India and Pakistan, as she was a refugee during that time period. The video installation combined music and projectors to create a deeply unsettling, yet gorgeous installation.
After strolling around the ICA, we took a break in the Boston Public Garden to admire the pretty flowers and had a quick bite to eat at The Thinking Cup, an adorable and hip cafe. As for dinner, we went to a fancier spot for Italian food in the North End. I found Prezza on Open Table and would highly recommend this restaurant for a night on the town. The restaurant specializes in handmade pastas and quality ingredients. Our gnocchi and ravioli did not disappoint.
Instead of eating dessert at the restaurant, Supriya took me to Mike's Pastry to sample their famous cannoli. We waited in line for what seemed like forever - but it was worth it! We devoured our cannoli under the cool evening sky at the Greenway, an highway turned into a beautiful, bustling park.
Below are some photos from my second day in Boston. Enjoy!
|A cute and handy guide to ordering at MagMuff.|
|Supriya enjoying breakfast.|
|This photo doesn't capture how elated I was over my egg bagel sandwich.|
|Institute of Contemporary Art|
|A fun sculpture outside the ICA.|
|View of the Boston Harbor.|
|Nalini Malani's video installation, In Search of Vanished Blood.|
|The charming cafe inside the ICA - make sure to stop here for a cup of coffee!|
|Taking a mid-day break at the Boston Public Garden.|
|Grabbing a bite to eat at the super-crowded cafe, The Thinking Cup.|
|The Jittery Hen sandwich - coffee braised chicken, house made pickles, BBQ sauce, and Gruyere cheese - was amazing!|
|Dining at Prezza for a fancy dinner.|
|Zucchini blossoms were the perfect starter - flavorful and decadent.|
|Supriya and her summer corn ravioli.|
|My gnocchi bolognese was a winner.|
|We stumbled upon a street festival happening in the neighborhood.|
|Two thumbs up for fried dough.|
|Finished off the evening at Mike's Pastry for some classic cannoli.|
|Ciao for now!|