Boston, Food, Restaurants, Travelling

The Canteen

Last summer we visited Provincetown, MA. We took the morning ferry from Boston and spent the day in this cute little town. Art, unique shops and touristy places all gathered on one long street, alongside a very beautiful beach (rumour has it there are even better beaches nearby – we didn’t have enough time to check these out unfortunately).

As animal lovers, we had come across something on Google called the Bark Park which we obviously had to explore. What a let down. First of all it was impossible to find. Secondly, it was, literally, just a park for people to walk their dogs in. I’m not sure what I had expected (a field with hundreds of dogs running loose, maybe? Can’t a girl dream?) but anyway, unless you have a dog, don’t go there.

For food, we stopped by The Canteen. It was a beautiful day to sit outside!

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I believe that is sangria in my glass. My memory has faded slightly.

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We ordered crispy brussel sprouts in fish sauce for our starter/side. 10/10, would definitely recommend!

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I had the cod banh-mi which was good. I’m not sure it would go down to history as one of the best banh-mis I’ve had, but it certainly did the trick.

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My bf ordered the shrimp sliders, which were average at best. Nothing about these stood out. Avoid.

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All in all, a good place to rest your legs if you’ve spent a hot afternoon walking up and down the streets of Provincetown. The outside back borders the beach and there is a ping pong table available for those of you with an athletic talent, something I was born without.

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Red’s Eats

I’ve had this post saved in draft forever, because I just don’t know how to express my feelings towards this place. Let’s just make a long story short – if you’re in Maine and want to eat the best lobster roll in the world, you HAVE to stop by this place.

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The exterior is nothing but a simple road shack. Don’t let this fool you, and whatever you do, don’t let the line stop you. I don’t care how long it is!!

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Almost cried looking at this picture since it reminded me of how damn good this lobster was. And yes, that is melted butter in a cup *crying emoji*

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Literally can’t express my feelings knowing that I may never be able to visit this place again in my life. Why is life so unfaaaaair?

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Just do me a favor and go there, have the lobster roll and die happy knowing that you’ve made the best decision of your life.

PS: That’s a crab roll next to it, which was also good, but have the lobster roll!!!! Please. Just please.

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Chicago, Food, Restaurants, Travelling

Portillo’s delicious hot dogs

My grandma lives right down the street from a Portillo’s. Unless you’re from Chicagoland area, you may not have heard of it, so let me guide you through one of the best fast food places there is.

The food is mostly italian style and influenced by traditional Chicago food, such as hot dogs and Italian beef sandwhiches (although there’s plenty of other food, too).

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Both the exterior and interior is referencing a cute retro diner look.

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I’ve been here several times, but usually choose the same thing. Boring I know, but since I only get to have it once a year (at best!) I’m gonna stick to my regular order, which you can see below.

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This is a Jumbo Chili Cheese dog, which is essentially a hot dog drenched in chili, onions and cheese. Healthy? Probably not. Delicious? You bet!

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Too much cheese in one order, one might say. I believe there never really is an excuse NOT to eat cheese everything. Also, not pictured – chocolate cake shake. Because why not, really?

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Literally drooling looking back at these pictures. See you next time I’m around, Portillo’s.

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Cooking, Food

Pesto pasta

I have this beautiful Basil plant which keeps growing and growing, so I decided to harvest some of it for today’s lunch. I made my own pesto, and it was delicious!

So pesto is basically basil, garlic, olive oil, walnuts and parmesan cheese all grinded into one nice saucy mess. Since I was home alone, I only made enough for one portion, but you could easily make a bigger batch for keeping in the fridge.

I didn’t use a recipe for the measurements of each ingredient. My garlic-to-other ratio was a bit off, but other than that it turned out really nice.

(Don’t mind my excessive use of cheese – it’s my worst vice)

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