Snappy Snacks


Snappy Sushi is a small, contemporary Japanese restaurant in the Back Bay area of Boston, Massachusetts. They have very prompt and helpful staff, and their food was fresh and tasty. I ducked inside during a thunderstorm, and ordered a couple of items from their a la carte menu. The one that jumped out at me immediately was the Veggie Futomaki Big Roll (the more colorful one in furthest from the camera in the photo above), which had cucumbers, peppers, avocado, and other assorted fresh delights in it. Of course, I’m a sucker for avocado, so I also ordered the Avocado Roll (in the foreground, above), which had a pleasantly (and unexpectedly) included sesame. I also ordered some tea, since it was so wet outside, and enjoyed sipping my post-snack tea while looking out the large picture window from my communal table. I’ll definitely be back next time I’m in town!


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A Kashmir Surprise


I didn’t intend to dine at Kashmir, but when the restaurant we were looking for in Boston’s Back Bay area turned out to have gone out of business, this is where I ended up…and I’m glad I did! The attentive and unobtrusive waitstaff brought us a plate of bite-sized appetizers (above), which turned out to be crispy and delicious. (They were also free.) There were so many vegetarian options on the menu that I had a hard time choosing, but ultimately I went with the Shahi Paneer Korma (below). I always have been a sucker for cheese, and paneer is no different. This paneer is sautéed with ginger, garlic, onions, and tomatoes, and is cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.


Of course, I also saw that they had fresh watermelon juice on the menu, and I just couldn’t say “no” to that so I went ahead and ordered a glass (below). It was every bit as tasty and refreshing as I thought it would be. Kashmir was an exceptional dining experience, and I will definitely be going back next time I’m in Boston.


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Cool Treat


Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in the Inman Square neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, boasts over 50 original and delicious flavors. Perhaps I was feeling a little bit boring when I ordered the Mint Chip ice cream (above), but I was definitely not disappointed. It was really tasty, and you could tell it was freshly made. A friend of mine was a bit more adventurous with her selection, and ordered the Mango Jalapeño sorbet (below). It was a flavor explosion, and a very good one at that. The intense heat of the jalapeño (they didn’t skimp on this one!) complemented the mango’s sweetness nicely and made it strangely refreshing despite the spice. The shop itself is simple, with exposed brick walls, four-person booths, and a simple counter for ordering. It was a great place to grab a bite of cold ice cream before heading back into the summer sun. If you’re in the area, you should definitely hit Christina’s up for a little treat!


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