Mama Lee sends mixed messages
Bento Express has a convenient location at a former Chinese takeout joint, open since last summer. Tucked steps from Starbucks on the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets, it is between the Boylston T stop on the Green line and the Chinatown T stop on the Orange line. Bento Express provides simple and filling meals without breaking the bank in the Theater District and Boston Common area.
Right in the heart of the financial district, just a few streets down from bustling Chinatown, lies the infamous Elephant&Castle [161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110].
Cozy yet immensely energetic, Elephant&Castle epitomizes the hangout for a good time with good food and drinks. What more could you ask for, really?
But why the curious name, you might ask?
What was it like growing up as an Asina-American in the United States?
Fortunately, I can say that as an Asian American growing up in Boston, I have never been teased with degrading names or insults. No blond-haired, blue-eyed boy in my first grade class ever pulled his eyes at the corners, slanted them, and ridiculed me. At Boston Latin School, at least 45 percent of the students were Asian American, which made us much more a majority than a “minority.” Extreme racial slurs and blatant prejudice are as foreign to me as soy sauce on ice cream. As a contemporary Chinese-American, I have never been hassled, unless bad pickup lines count. “Hey baby, ni hao ma?” is not an effective pickup line.
One food that is considered all American is the hamburger. With origins from Germany, many have laid claim to have created this all beef patty, with trimmings in a bun known internationally as a hamburger. The last few years has seen the rise of many places sprouting out including Boston with a focus on the hamburger.
The 7th Annual Holiday Food Drive
The 7th Annual Holiday Food Drive will be held October 22, 2011, and is sponsored by the City of Quincy , the Quincy Hunger Network and the United States Postal Service.