Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Boston Harbor Herring Gull...and a Barking Crab...

A Boston Harbor Herring Gull from Kelly Riccetti on Vimeo.

We came to Boston for history, staying in the North End and walking the Freedom Trail, but Matty loves seafood, so when he remembered Adam Richman (from Man v. Food) had eaten at the Barking Crab in Boston, we had to make it a destination.

The Barking Crab off Boston Harbor at Fort Point Landing--it hugs the water and has lots of personality. We had such a good time there--the waitress was fun, the people around us were fun...everything about it was a party.

...Matty standing outside the Crab. He loves old buildings, dives, and seafood...plus, of course, Adam Richman ate there, so this place was perfect!

...the Barking Crab was easy to get to by water taxi (we used Rowe's Water Taxis to and from the airport and around the harbor...very easy). After eating, we walked back to our hotel sticking to the harbor walk. Along the way we stopped at the Blues Barge to listen to live music (so cool). After that we saw the Herring Gull on the old piers and sat down next to him for a video..it was a perfect evening!


The Barking Crab in Boston from Kelly Riccetti on Vimeo.

...Matty tasting some of the fare at the Barking Crab. (I took this video with my iPhone...it's a great little camera too!)

9 comments:

texwisgirl said...

my hubby got me hooked on Man vs. Food. i love adam! :) probably not as much as your son, but...

YUM to the crab legs!

Lois Evensen said...

What a great place!

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a great place to eat - loved your video of Matty, and also the Gull video.

Andy Wilson said...

You're in my neck of the woods. lol.
Just 50 miles away.

Debbie said...

ooooohhhhh what a great place to eat. looks like so much fun!! i love to eat!!!

KAT said...

http://www.ristorantelimoncello.com

My hubby says go to this place if you can Check it out He is a P and G guy and used to travel often to Boston. Love your crab sign photo very cool

Kathiesbirds said...

Wow! You are up here near me! Looks like you are having so much fun. I hope you made it over to Concord! there is so much to see in that area!

Roy said...

That gull was obviously trying to figure out if you had something tasty; they're such mooches!

Good choice on the restaurant. I've eaten in the one in Newport.

Kelly said...

...thanks everyone! We had so much fun...and nonstop action. We only had a half day on Tuesday...all of Wednesday...then just the early morning on Thursday. It wasn't enough time. We ate in two fantastic Italian restaurants in addition to the Barking Crab. Kat...we saw the Ristorante Limoncello but didn't make it there. Next time we'll make sure we go. Matty and I are going back and we're bringing Rick with us (whether he wants to go or not!). With the last name of Riccetti...we totally fit in the North End! We didn't get to go to the top of the Old North Church or down to the crypts, so we definitely have to go back! We loved Boston...everyone was so nice...the food was great...the history was fab. We still need to do Concord and Lexington, Kathie...we decided to save that for Rick too. Now we have three reasons to take Rick back! :-)