Boston Eats: "Lolita"

Chris and I are huge fans of Mexican food, and have been hearing about a restaurant downtown called Lolita. We decided to try it last night before Chris's road trip to Virginia. It's walking distance from our apartment, so I foresee a lot of dinners here in our future! The atmosphere is really cool...very dim lights and red light accents. It was pretty busy for a Monday, and was glad that Chris had made a reservation. The bar/lounge area was packed...and according to Chris, they have amazing margaritas, so I can see why :) They bring the standard basket of chips to the table, but I love that they also bring three different kinds of salsa to try! (All were very yummy!) They also brought shaved ice to the table as well (which they offered to top with tequila, but we declined for obvious reasons) but I thought it was a cool touch!  Our food was great! We ordered the beef chimichangas to start which we REALLY liked. Great flavor. For dinner I had the ancho chile chicken quesadilla and Chris went with the chicken tacos. They have a large selection of tacos to choose from...swordfish, fried chicken, steak, marinated chicken, pork, and more! By far, the coolest part of the evening, was when they brought our check, they brought green apple cotton candy with it! OH. MY. GOSH. Best thing ever. I haven't had cotton candy in a longgg time, and I'm not sure why! I LOVE IT! They also give you fake tattoos with a wet cloth and everything (my idea of a good time!) Of course, I put it on right away, as you can see from the photo :) 

There are so many amazing places to eat in Boston, that if the restaurant doesn't blow us away, there's no need to return. Happy to report that we will definitely be returning, and can't wait to bring our friends! 

BEST Boston Donuts!

Yesterday was all about Christmas! (and donuts) Chris and I were up early to pick out our tree and buy the decorations...but on the way, we took a little detour :) I had heard about Union Square Donuts in Somerville being the best in Boston, and since we were passing by, we had to stop right?! So happy we did! With flavors like "sea-salted bourbon caramel", "brown butter hazelnut crunch" (which seemed to be a crowd favorite), and "maple bacon" ...how could we go wrong? Chris and I each got a donut and shared them, because they are HUGE! I got the chocolate marble and he chose the pumpkin glazed. We also got a few vanilla glazed donut holes. The donuts were SO yummy! The dough was so "pillow-y" (that's the only way to describe it! Ha!) Like, I could lay my head right down on one and fall asleep! You can certainly tell that they are homemade...served warm with yummy drizzled glaze. Such a divine treat! I also had the best hot apple cider ever - so if you should ever visit this little gem of a place...make sure you treat yourself to the cider as well!  My parents are visiting this weekend, and I know where I'm taking them on Sunday morning! (I think my Dad may be the happiest person alive!) :) 

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