Private Suite at Fenway Park

I was invited to a private suite for a Red Sox game today. I can’t say I’m a big fan of the Red Sox, but I had never been to Fenway Park before. Also, the allure of the private suite and all that it comes with made it that much more special.

Since this is a food blog, I’ll focus on the food and not how the Red Sox did.

First, we were served grilled Italian sausages with onions and red/green peppers, hot dogs, and buffalo wings. Then we ordered a crap load of other stuff: Caesar salad, cheese pizza, steak tips, nachos with chili, chicken quesadillas, clam chowder, chips and dip and more.

Everything was spot on except for the pizza. This was thin and dry. The menu claims that its Papa Gino’s pizza. Well that explains it!

The chicken quesadillas were excellent, as were the steak tips. The fully stocked fridge with all the beer and soda (and water) you can drink was also a welcomed addition. Throw in a few friends and overall, a great experience!

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Kimball Farm fried clams

Having been disappointed with my fried seafood fixings from Plymouth the day before, I went to Kimball Farm in Westford, MA. The fried clams were very good. Tasted exactly as it should. The onion rings are made from scratch in front of you while you wait. Ice cream is also made here locally with over 40 favors. Everything was yummy!

Don’t try to substitute fries for onion rings though. Food substitution of any kind is a no-no, even of you offer to pay the difference.

Don’t come here just for the food. They also have (expensive) bumper boat rides, mini golf, hot air balloon rides, driving range, batting cage, and a over priced arcade.

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Woods seafood in Plymouth, MA

Not too far from Boston is Plymouth, MA. This is a great place to go for deep sea fishing trips, whale watching, and just eating fresh seafood.

After a long (unsuccessful) deep sea fishing trip, we went to Woods to satisfy my fried seafood craving. Everyone on Yelp raved about this place. It was dubbed “the place the locals go to”. It had to be good right?

We got the seafood platter, oyster plate and some crab cakes. Food was fried to perfection. However, the food had no texture or ‘feel’ to the bite. Imagine biting into a marshmallow – soft but not much effort needed to splice into it. That’s what it was like. Unlike Kellys Roast Beef, the fried clams here didn’t taste like it was covered in sand.

Prices were very reasonable at this place. Service is reasonably quick. Don’t let the long lines fool you as it moves quick. When your food is ready it is placed on the small ordering counter where everyone hovers over your food. As such, pick it up as soon as your number is called.

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Kelly’s chicken wings and clam plate

We were exhausted from a long day out with the kids and needed a quick bite. Not just anything, but something that would hit the spot. Lately I’ve had a craving for fried clams and wings…and that’s just what I got. Actually, anything deep fried would’ve hit the spot.

Love the food at Kelly’s but I have to say their claims have some sand. This has happened for the last few clam orders I’ve gotten from then. Happens way more often than not. The clam plate comes with French fries and onion rings. The wings were simply breaded and deep fried. The wings were pretty small sized. $10 for 12 pieces. The clam plate was about $18.

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