All eyes are on Boston this weekend as the city celebrates its World Series win against the St. Louis Cardinals. With the Red Sox parade on Saturday, the city can expect over a million revelers downtown. That means a million hungry people. Luckily, Boston does not disappoint in the culinary department, and scores of restaurants are stepping up to the plate with Red Sox-themed specials.
Diners at classy-yet-casual Boston Chops can try the new MVP cocktail honoring Big Papi. Made with tequila, jalapeño, cilantro, lime and cucumber, its spicy Latin American flavors pay tribute to Dominican-born David Ortiz. Serving the usual cuts as well as “rarely celebrated” delicacies—oxtail, bone marrow, and heart are all on the menu—Boston Chops has been getting rave reviews both for the food and the friendly service. Don't miss the chimichurri butter sauce.
Also celebrating David Ortiz's being crowned MVP is Towne Stove and Spirits. Conveniently located along the parade route, its Big Papi cocktail is a blend of Mandarin Vodka, Gatorade, Crème de Cassis and Blue Curacao. While there, be sure to have a few of Towne's lobster popovers. Delicious.
Nearby, the Hotel Commonwealth (top) is showing hometown pride with its very own Green Monster in the lobby. Located just a stone's throw from Fenway Park, it's a favorite for baseball fans year-round.
Across the Charles River, everyone's flocking to Cambridge's Puritan & Co. for their Red Sox Helmet Sundae. The brownie sundae of housemade ice cream, hot fudge, pecans, and whipped cream is all served in a plastic Red Sox helmet. It might just be the best way to celebrate the Sox's sweet victory.
Peter Schlesinger is a research assistant at Travel + Leisure, and a member of the Trip Doctor News Team. You can follow him on Twitter @pschles08.