“Game of Thrones” may not always be the most appetizing show, but it certainly provides inspiration for a myriad of pun-tastic eats! In preparation for the season 7 premiere, we (Taylor, my younger brother, and I) set out on a GOT themed food tour. Several of our favorite local eateries are cleverly home to themed bites, and we hope our adventure encourages you to snag some before a re-watch or first viewing.
Oysters, clams, and cockles! | Mass St. Fish House & Raw Bar
The first of the eats included Arya’s oysters at Mass St Fish House & Raw Bar. The Fish House boasts a variety of fresh seafood offerings, a vibrant bar scene, and exceptional service. While there were several tempting dishes, we came for the oysters!
If you fancy yourself an oyster connoisseur, this is the place for you (oh, and check out that stellar happy hour!!). It was Taylor’s first oyster experience, so we went with half east coast and half west coast on our order. Today’s coastal options were the Riptide and Goose Point. While the split order was a wise choice, our best decision was to sit up at the bar for a front row view of the shucking. Both our server and the talented gentleman shucking offered tips and teaching moments throughout our visit. Seriously, the food is great but the service here is top notch.
Stick ’em with the pointy end! | 715
Stop two included another great happy hour (one of my personal favorites in LFK). 715, a European-style neighborhood restaurant and bar, has always offered a variety of food and drink specials during their daily happy hour, which is now extended to 6 p.m. We enjoyed our time on the patio, though, I must give a nod to the stunning interior – either would be a winning choice for ambiance.
Our time here began with a Needle 75, a refreshing cocktail that’s herbal, tart, and sharp. (Yes, you got it, it’s just a bit of wordsmithing to the French 75.)Our bites featured Hot Pie’s crostini, Ramsay’s Italian pressed sausage (soppressata), and goat cheese served before (though originally after) the cakes, my lady.
Shall we have some lemon cakes? | Munchers Bakery
Oh, we shall! Sansa’s lemon cakes were an absolute must. Luckily for us, Munchers Bakery, a simple, old-fashioned bakery, baked up what we were seeking and more. Bursting with lemon flavor and topped with lemon buttercream frosting, I enjoyed every bite of this delicious treat.I must admit, I wasn’t disappointed in not having to share this beauty. Taylor order his own indulging sweet. Fittingly named Death by Chocolate, this double chocolate cake was topped with chocolate buttercream frosting, chocolate drizzle, and chocolate chips. Yummo.Not a big fan of cupcakes? Don’t worry there are plenty of other delectable choices. I’m sure you can add a punny spin to any of these beauties…
Jon Snow Cones | Tad’s Shaved Ice
The last stop on this tour was a first for both of us. A seasonal favorite, Tad’s Shaved Ice is the perfect addition to a summer afternoon. This John Snow Cone was tropical in flavor, but you could say there a couple of options… We ended the tour with nothing but smiles. Feeling full and inspired, we were beyond prepared (and anxious) for the evening premiere.
Thanks for following us on our Game of Thrones food tour. Hopefully you are at the ready to make plans for a food journey of your own!