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Food Tour: Boston

Our food tour jets back to the East Coast for a tasty peek around Boston.


We’ve seen a lot of Italian, American, even Asian along our way, but this is the first opening that takes us to Central Europe: to Germany and beyond. Though it may be more sophisticated than your average beer hall, Bronwyn makes a damn good jumbo pretzel and currywurst, a street-food staple across German cities. As for beverages? The grapefruit hefeweiss brings summer to the extensive beer list. 225 Washington Street, Somerville, MA.

Interior at Bronwyn

Bogie’s Place

Except at certain beachside resorts and naughty video stores, “Adults Only” is a label rarely seen nowadays, but this steakhouse wears it proudly. It’s actually a restaurant within a restaurant, located at the back of the more casual jm Curley. Bogie’s menu includes a few of the usual suspects, along with some funkier offerings – like an IPA-marinated hanger steak and a “vegetarian filet.” All to be enjoyed without any kiddies running around. 25 Temple Place, Boston, MA.


It got its start as a Downtown Crossing pushcart, and now this Chilean sandwich joint has patrons queuing up across The Shops at Prudential Center. Sure, a food court may hardly seem glamorous, but glam will be the last thing on your mind as you lick the last bits of avocado spread and grilled steak juices from your hands. Besides the homemade bread baked fresh daily, what sets these sandwiches apart? Green beans. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.

Bread + Butter

The historic North End gets a modern twist with Bread + Butter, a white and light-wood café with a wall of windows looking out onto Cross Street. Traditional café sandwiches get a gourmet twist with the likes of duck confit paired with caramelized onions and fig jam and BBQ pulled pork topped with Tabasco onion strings. Indulge your latest flavor mood with flair. 64 Cross Street, Boston, MA.

By Allison Malecha

Photo credits:Bronwyn: Eric Wolfinger