After a few days in Salt Lake City, Utah, for work, I was excited to get back to Boston, to my bed, my BF, my apartment, but most of all a dinner at B&G Oysters in the South End.
B&G Oysters is constantly duking it out with Neptune Oyster in the North End for best oysters in Boston. Though oysters aren’t exactly my favorite thing to eat (until two years ago I would never have touched them), I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. I couldn’t miss an opportunity for great company and great food.
So naturally, when my flight got delayed that morning, and therefore made me miss my connecting flight, all I could think about was making back in time for that darn dinner.
I think God was on my side because even though I had to come directly from the airport—with four bags in tow—I managed to make it just as J and his family were pulling up to the restaurant. (Don’t worry, I freshened up in the bathroom. Gotta look good for the BF’s parents!)
B&G, like most Boston restaurants is teeny tiny, no more than 50 patrons could sit inside. A massive steel bar, where you can see chefs shucking oysters then putting them on your plate, dominates the room. The somewhat dark restaurant features a honey comb-patterned wall and an interesting soundtrack mostly of rap.
After regaling J’s family with my airline problems, we sat down for freshly-shucked oysters, delectable wine, and top-of-the-line seafood. Each plate was like a work of art, even the drool-worthy lobster roll.
Photography by me. January 2014.