Saturday, September 15, 2012

Boston in September

The Fall is always an interesting time in New England, though we are some weeks away from the leaf season.

There seems to be a lot of music around.  At the end of August we tried out the new Legal Seafoods restaurant in South Boston.  It is next to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and the Bank of America Pavilion, where we saw Norah Jones give an amazing concert in July.  We went to the restaurant on a Thursday and from our table had a wonderful view of the working harbour as dusk came down and the harbour lights came on.  As usual we enjoyed the food immensely, and the surroundings still more.  We went on Thursday because that is the evening that the ICA is free.  After we had seen the new exhibits we went outside to the concert area where the Berklee Jazz Band gave a free concert and we had the same wonderful view. 

Here in the South End there have been free concerts in Titus Sparrow Park, about half a mile away from here, and this week the concert was just around the corner, the musice was Latin and the concert was just around the corner in Worcester Square.  All we had to do was open the windows to hear it, but it was a beautiful evening and we went out to enjoy the athmosphere.

Tried a couple of new restaurants.  Dympna had a Groupon for The Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury.  James had tandoori lamb which was smokey and delicious.  Dympna had a curry which was just the right temperature.  Daughter Finola had something so hot that Dympna, after sampling it, spent the next twenty minutes drinking iced water. We had been given due warning about the spiciness of certain dishes, and the service was uniformly courteous and low-key.