When it's too hot to cook

A series of meals and cocktails from the past week.

Thai crunch salad with peanut dressing

This is one of our recent favorite no cook dinners for when it's too hot. You can find the recipe here. I added some rotisserie chicken and skillet roasted peanuts.

Fresh berries with granola and yogurt

My latest post-run breakfast is kinda perfect.

Peach margarita with mezcal and hellfire bitters

Classic Mai Tai with homemade orgeat

County Line Rose 

This might be the most wonderful rose that I've ever had. Bone dry with barely any sweet with the perfect amount of acidity and a beautiful pink color. 

A slightly amped up Old Fashioned cocktail with Weller 107

Peach and ginger bourbon sour 

When in Boston, eat!

Maybe not the best business trip ever but damn, I managed to make the best of it by having some killer meals. 

 

 Banh mi food truck.  

Banh mi food truck.  

First up was a miso braised pulled pork banh mi from the BonMe food truck. This was effing amazing.  

 

 Coal fired pizza  

Coal fired pizza  

Oh wait, maybe this was my first meal. In Newton, MA. Great pizza.  

 

 A marksman at Ward 8  

A marksman at Ward 8  

Followed by a couple of cocktails at Ward 8.  

 

 When in Boston Neptune Oyster is the place to go.  

When in Boston Neptune Oyster is the place to go.  

I feasted at Neptune Oyster on oysters from Pemaquid, ME and Island Creek, Mass. Oh and a delicious lobster roll.  

  

 Mike's Pastry

Mike's Pastry

After Neptune Oyster and a couple glasses of rose I stumbled upon Mike's Pastry. This was the scene at 9:30 on a Tuesday night. I like cannolis but this was a bit much.  

 

This was a hell of a messy burger topped with bacon and cole slaw. Yeah, it was awesome. I needed this after a craptacular day. The shot of Four Roses yellow label and a delicious old fashioned helped to ease the pain.  

 

And the I ended this trip with more oysters and beer.  

 

 Lobster roll at Row 34

Lobster roll at Row 34

Oh yeah, and a lobster roll and more beer.  

So long Boston. Hope to see you again soon!