This post comes really soon after the New Menu Launch post. One of my friends from high school was in town this weekend so it was awesome to see her. After my Poli Sci exam I just felt this huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I'd had my face in a textbook for a solid week. It was miserable.
On Friday, I was so pumped to get back on track with my life again. Robyn joined me and we went to Oona's Vintage in Cambridge, which was AWESOME. Then we walked to Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage. It was a total hole-in-the-wall, which I love. Though the outside is so inconspicuous, and dare I say ratchet-looking that I would never think to walk in. Fortunately, it was packed which means it's good. Their menu consisted of quite possibly a million burger combinations each with funny names, like mine was called the "Roger Goodell (Trump Should Have Fired Him)" or something. As we walked down Mass Ave, we stumbled upon Zinneken's Wafflehouse and I'd heard soooooo much about it that we had to stop in and try it. Everyone who worked there spoke french so you can imagine I was simultaneously overjoyed, having a field day but also very panicky and awkward. The waffle was covered in Chocolate and Speculoos Butter and was edible heaven. Anyway, we then backtracked down Mass Ave to Boston Burger Company to get a Pumpkin Pie "freak shake". It was literally out-of-this-world amazing and I would have one every day if I could. But unfortunately I'd get diabetes or something real fast. And yes, it is extremely likely that I gained upwards of 10 pounds after this feast/Cambridge Munch-Crawl!!
On Saturday, some roommates and I went to another vintage store in Cambridge and we stumbled upon HoneyComb Creamery and got amazing ice cream that reminded me of home. It was very gourmet, not fanciful or extravagant. I got Brown Butter Apple and Honeycomb caramel. They also had Vegan Pumpkin Spice Crisp or something, and I wanted to try the Apple Cider Donut with Caramel Swirl because it had chunks of UNION SQUARE DONUTS in it. What more can you ask for?! What a serendipitous find on our part!!
Then we went to Rick Walker's Vintage on Newbury as well as Second Time Around, the classic. Rick Walker's was awesome. It's western-oriented, so obviously a very limited, specific and curated inventory, but it was still an awesome atmosphere that is uncommon to Boston (or the east in general) and I got two pins to add to my denim jacket.
We finished the night off by meeting more roomies at Thai Basil... another hole-in-the-wall, inconspicuous restaurant on Newbury that shows signs of credibility through how packed it was, the fact that it's on Newbury to begin with, and the Zagat sign in the window. I got Pad Thai (go figure) and it was so peanut-ty, 9/10. Love.
Sunnies: SEE eyewear
Army Jacket: Vintage
Bottoms: J Brand