Friday was my third day in Boston. It was full of old favorites. I had breakfast with my mentor for college and then I headed into Back Bay for sushi at my favorite sushi spot: Snappy Sushi.
I have a long history with Snappy. The girls and I used to go to Snappy when it was called Shino and was housed in a hole in the wall further down Newbury. When I arrived in Boston I was strolling Newbury and the location where Snappy was housed had a “for lease” sign on it. I was very sad for a moment. I had SO MANY memories with my friends there. It was our go-to dinner out spot. Three blocks later I was overjoyed to see that Snappy hadn’t gone under but merely moved to a better, larger spot with outdoor seating! I knew I had to stop by during my trip.
I nabbed a seat on the patio and broke into a book my mentor bought for me:
Seriously, the best thing you can ever get is a mentor who gets you and really commits to being a mentor. I am so lucky to have a committed mentor who has graciously helped me throughout my career. She changed my life and I cannot be more grateful.
I didn’t even have to look at the menu at Snappy. I knew what I wanted: Crunchy Eel Roll with a side of sushi rice.
Pretty much my favorite sushi roll ever. There is brown rice, crunch, avocado, eel, and eel sauce. I could eat this forever. The sushi rice was brown rice. A few years ago Snappy switched to all brown rice. I actually prefer the brown rice but it was a point of controversy in my group because some do not like brown rice.
My meal was just as good as I remembered it.
Then I met up with the bride for some pampering and then we met up with some old favorites for a last supper as all single ladies:
Photo credit to Kat (the one with the adorable skirt and hair cut on my left).
We hit another one of our all time favorite restaurants for dinner: Bar Lola. We mostly went there senior year and always enjoyed delicious sangria.
I seriously love when my drink comes with a snack.
Bar Lola serves tapas. I love going anywhere where I can sample tons of different foods.
In total I tried:
Olives, artichoke dip with pita, something in the back that I can’t remember what it is, duck confit ravioli, and a breaded scallop
Paella, cod, more artichoke dip, steamed broccoli and part of a lamb chop. Not photographed: all the lamb chop sauce I consumed with bread. It was epic.
After dinner we went our separate ways because the bride was super tired but it was a lovely night with my old (and still) favorites.
Do you like tapas?
In other news: I realize I have been totally MIA from the blog world for the past week. I came back from Boston, was very jet lagged and then LCCMom came into town to facilitate my move. I was so glad to have her help. She left town today and needless to say the last week has been filled with amazing meals, moving, unpacking, treat eating and mother/daughter time. I am very happy that I was able to see her for an extended visit but I am totally bushed. In the past week I ate treats and fell off my marathon training plan. It was worth it but tonight I went for a 4 mile run, ate quinoa (try this if you haven’t already, it is amazing) and am blogging. It’s good for things to get back to normal.
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I know, I’m a huge tease. My camera is out of battery and I want to wait until the apartment is more complete before blogging it. I will say that I used my kitchen tonight and it is my new favorite. I will need to break it in this weekend with some baking 😉 I’m pretty sure my coworkers are going to love me come Monday.
This is my 500th post on Left Coast Contessa! This blog has come a long way in a year and a half. Thank you for reading my blog. I love writing it and I love my readers too!