Bryan and I have a tradition that we started years ago. We’ll take vacation from work on our birthdays and spend it together somewhere. Certain years, we’ll actually go on a trip (e.g., Paris, Sydney, or Tokyo), while other years we’ll just explore Boston together for the day.
It’s during these times that we finally get around to visiting some of those places that are typically hard to access. For example, this past year we finally visited James Beard Award winners Ken Oringer’s and Jamie Bissonette’s Spanish restaurant Toro on Bryan’s birthday. We showed up about 15 minutes before the restaurant opened so we could ensure a table without the crazy up to 2+ hour long waits.
For my birthday this past year, we stayed local (no trips since our Hawaii trip was coming up in a week!), and explored Boston for the day. This time, we decided to stop by Chef Oringer’s and Chef Bissonette’s other collaboration, an Italian enoteca called Coppa for lunch.