We have similar feelings about the Head of the Charles and the Boston Marathon. We’re glad that our city had such high-quality sporting events, but since we hate hate hate battling our way through crowds, we usually try to stay as far away as possible from said events themselves. We recognize, however, that most people are not quite as misanthropic as we are and actually enjoy getting out there and seeing things in person. If you’re going to head down to Cambridge, be warned: everywhere will be packed. That being said, you can still have quite a pleasant day of eating in Harvard Square. Below, your best bets.
•We strongly suspect that the best option is to make yourself a picnic to eat on the banks of the Charles and what better place to do so than Cardullo’s? Stock up on a few amazing sandwiches and some of the stellar foreign chocolate bars and cheer the coxswains (heh heh. We said coxswains) to your heart’s content.
•If you’d rather sit down somewhere for a quick bite, mosey along to Felipe’s Taqueria. A super steak burrito and some horchata will provide all the sustenance you could want for a long day of watching the boats go by.
•Sunday is slated to be fairly warm (the projected high is 68), but you might still need a caffeine and/or warm beverage fix. If the mood strikes, duck into Algiers Coffee House for a pot of strong Arabic coffee and a little baklava.