Sometimes as a resident of Boston, it feels like the summer belongs to the tourists and the rest of the year to the sea of college students. While we love our visitors, we all want a slice of the city to ourselves. If you know where to go, being a local resident can certainly have its advantages. Besides being schooled enough to know a Saturday afternoon at Faneuil Hall can be treacherous (particularly if you try to traverse the cobblestones in stilettos) local businesses do love their year round brethren.
Proof can be found in Beacon Hill with Beacon Hill Hotel & Bistro’s Local for the Locals prix-fixe menu offering every Sunday through Thursday night from 5:30 – 6:30pm throughout the summer. Harvesting the best local ingredients available, the chefs at the bistro know that eating local fare goes well beyond the lobsters and baked beans the area is known for. We hear that should the harvest be particularly robust and the chef is enjoying the bounty, this annual summer time special has the possibility of continuing on into the fall.
Care to learn more about the local offerings? Then mark your calendars for the Boston Local Food Festival taking place on October 1st in Boston Innovation District along the Boston Waterfront. The second annual event will take place along Fort Point Channel (next to Boston’s Children’s Museum – sandwich between the Hood Milk Bottle and the Barking Crab) featuring more than 60 vendors and exhibitors working under this year’s theme “Healthy Local Food for All.”
The event is produced by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston. Engage with local chef luminaries, sample local sustainable foods and sip local beer, wines and mead. All dishes offered at the event promise to be an affordable $5 or less making the battle for affordable healthy foods a little less challenging.
Where do you go to enjoy local Boston living? Do you have local businesses you are proud to support?