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?
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.
A respected leader among Chinese Americans and women, Madeline C. Wong’s accomplishments include the founding of one of America’s largest and oldest Asian dining meccas, her work in the insurance field, and her many contributions to the community and charity work. And all of her accomplishments were celebrated on April 17, when Wong was given the opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox baseball game, a feat very few people have the chance to perform in their lifetimes.
Step into the Barking Crab, located at 88 Sleeper Street in Boston, and you’ll feel a mixture of pirate and little mermaid. Situated on the outskirts of the financial district, just across Fort Point Channel, this fisherman-themed seafood joint caters to both the tourist and the local. Whether you’re looking for some crustacean cuisine, a steak, or just some finger food, the Barking Crab is a nice fit.
When all the hustle and bustle of commuters passing through Chinatown subsides, and the district settles down to their daily routine, Chinatown is very different. For those of you who only know Chinatown during the peak lunch and dinner hours, here is a photo essay to look at!
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