Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Boston Pre Race Meal

What are people thinking about doing for food the night before the race? Pasta? I have found a place that serves regular pasta but also will serve gluten free pasta which is what I need especially the night before the race. I didn't know if the plan was to eat as a group or in smaller groups or if there are other suggestions on where to go. If the decision is to go elsewhere I'll probably go to a friends house for a smaller pasta party where I can make some gluten free pasta. At any rate wherever it is decided to go it would probably be good to make reservations soon. Thoughts? Suggestions?


http://www.maggianos.com/foodbeverage/default.asp?menucat=Pasta

7 comments:

RM said...

Claire is jumping the shark on all these little Boston posts!

I will be sending out a list of important information, including hotel accommodations and transportation, soon, and include list of activities for the weekend.

But Claire does bring up a good point - with approximately 10-12 people in our group, this is a lot for going to places to eat. It will be important for people to bring CASH because nothing is more annoying than trying to figure out credit cards, etc.

I am totally fine with people doing whatever they want to do while we're up there, if you want to break into smaller groups - feel free.

That said, it would be nice to do at least Sunday evening dinner as a group, if possible. Keep in mind this should be earlier than later, so 9pm feeding times should be avoided.

All I do know is that we should probably avoid Applebee's, where, in 2007 before Andy's race, I ate one of their cheeseburger quesadillas. Tasty at the time. Not so fun the next day when the hostages were tensely awaiting their release.

///MM said...

Maggianos sounds good but make the reservation like yesterday. Pretty much every italian/pasta restaurant in Boston books up mad early (you know cause there's a pretty big race the next day). Particularly well known, better quality chains like Maggainos. Last year I ended up eating like 4 sides of mac and cheese, a house salad and some other stuff at a random place cause I failed to plan ahead and it was the only place with a table available at a reasonable hour.

While we're (not me, but the royal we) at it we should check into the shuttle from the hotel to the T Monday morning. Ryan? Since you know what hotel we're in?

RM said...

I shall make a call tonight or tomorrow. But we'll also have at least two cars up there, I guess worst case is we drive the short little trip to the T. I assume there must be some kind of parking facility?

Also, it wouldn't be unthinkable to eat somewhere outside of the city, again since we'll have cars we could always take a little trip.

Jen said...

3 cars... We can steal my friend Ashley's car if need be.

Alex said...

Maggianos has great food. You won't leave hungry.

RM said...

Maggianos is also a chain. Where is the adventure in that?

As Brennan and I always say now, starting a few weeks ago, Let's Have an Adventure!

gladfelter said...

You will want to plan on eating dinner around 3:45-4:15 at the LATEST. Stuff gets full early, trust me. Plus, you have to get up at like O-dark-thirty for the buses, and you don't want to eat late