So maybe you weren’t asked to join Fenway’s exclusive private dining club. Neither were we. So here’s where you’ll find us before, after (and possibly during) the game.
Happy’s: Michael Schlow’s un-Jewish deli hasn’t opened yet, but when it does, this is where you’ll find us scarfing down pre-game pastrami sandwiches. (The Yankees fan told us that he’ll also have game-day promotions.)
The Hawthorne: Jackson Cannon is to cocktails what Ted Williams is to the Red Sox: Unimpeachable. After a few potent libations at Island Creek Oyster’s naughty neighbor, we won’t care who wins or loses.
The Lower Depths: Yep, there are tons of new and semi-new bars near Fenway. But for old-fashioned drinking (and superlative dogs), hit the Lower Depths. We’ll have a tater tot platter topped with beer cheese dip, and then we’ll pimp our Fenway Frank with potato chips. Thank God this food isn’t illegal.
Speed Dog: Best hot dogs in town. They’ll set up shop some weekdays near Fenway. They can be a bit unreliable at times, though, so best to visit their website for updates. Or, like any good Red Sox fan, just pray.
Trattoria Toscana: Why don’t more people talk about this delicious Italian restaurant? Fine by us. We’ll duck the crowds and carbo-load on gnocchi gorgonzola.
Obviously, this doesn’t even begin to touch the wide array of fine drinking and dining establishments near Fenway. If you have a longtime favorite, by all means, tell us!