Category Archives: Boston

The Daily Catch, the one Boston restaurant that beats any NYC Italian restaurant.

The Daily Catch
323 Hanover St
(between Lathrop Pl & Prince St)
Boston, MA 02113

For July 4th weekend, I went back to Boston for the first time since I left after graduation. I have accumulated at least 10 favorites in Boston but since we were only in the city for 24 hours, I had to pick the all-stars, one of which is The Daily Catch. The Daily Catch is a tiny restaurant in the North End that seats exactly 20 – not one more. The space is completely packed and is run by three people: the chef, a waiter, and a washer. Hyper efficient. According to its website, this North End location first opened in 1973 (DECADES ago!).

We got to the restaurant around 5:30pm and didn’t get to eat until about 7:00pm. That’s how great this place is. Was it worth it? Abso-effing-lutely.


I started with a Moretti, a light and fruity Italian beer that E.C. introduced to me. I’m normally a wine girl but the fizz and lightness of this beer went perfectly with the pastas we had. Definitely ordering another when I get the chance.


LAW and I sat at a table while E.C., S.C., H.W., and S.S. sat at another. The place was too small to accomodate all six of us together. So LAW and I shared the Calamari Scampi ($10.75), which is fresh calamari sautéed with butter, garlic, oil, lemon, and white wine. It was deliciously fragrant and an excellent alternative to the fried calamari I normally get. The squid was chewy and tender. Delicious. Continue reading The Daily Catch, the one Boston restaurant that beats any NYC Italian restaurant.

Flour Bakery (Cambridge, MA): Breakfast Sandwich

Flour Bakery
190 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Breakfast sandwich with egg, ham, cheddar, arugula, and homemade dijon

 

Craving this right now… You would be surprised at how bad and good breakfast sandwiches can taste because they are all essentially bread and egg. But like all food with simple recipes, the subtleties are important. Ratios and fresh fresh fressshhhhh ingredients.  This one here is a true gem.