Surfers and Emmets Pub & Restaurant in Boston, MA
Perry and I walked from the Onyx Hotel to Beacon Hill for an early dinner at Emmets Pub & Restaurant, one of many Irish pubs in Boston. Perry ordered a Newcastle brown ale. I ordered tea (no free refills), which didn’t taste good. The waitperson said the tea was a Coca-Cola product that came in a box.
Emmets’ creamy, smooth clam chowder was excellent! We ranked it the best of three clam chowders we had eaten on our business trip.
I ate a tasty plate of Fish 'n Chips. The fish was fresh scrod beautifully fried, the tarter and cocktail sauces were very good, the wonderful coleslaw had a slightly vinegar taste with finely shredded onions, and excellent fries were hot.
Perry had Fresh Scallops New England from the Special Entrée Sheet. The rice pilaf was fluffy and moist, the zucchini and yellow squash were crisp cooked, and all 12 scallops were excellent.
We shared a piece of Boston Cream pie. The cake was moist but not too sweet. It was a nice way to end our meal.
After we left Emmets pub, we were surprised to find three surfers walking toward us with boards in hand! This young man from Crested Butte, CO is living in Boston and attending law school. He and his friends had been surfing at Hampton Beach in NH. He told me the name of a secret surfing beach in Boston where the locals hang out. I promised not to share this information!