This is our third year coming to Boston for the fourth of July. Usually we stay in Aloft hotel, but since we are trying to save money for our big trip, we couchsurfed—something we’ve done a few times before. When we arrived in the afternoon, we stopped at the farmer’s market, which is mostly produce, and walked around the harbor area—called North End as we have now learned—and decided to rent bikes. We rented a tandem bike for four hours ($50). At first it was really scary because you have to both be in sync, but we got the hang of it and it was so much fun. We rode along the water to Cambridge and then around Beacon Hill (one of our dream places-to-fantasize-about-living). We stopped at The Upper Crust for a slice to tide us over mid-ride before dinner. We’ve been here before—a tiny restaurant that has a slice of the day or plain sold by the slice. We got the plain (because the slice of the day was not vegetarian) and sat on the bench in front and devoured it. It’s not a great place to go for a sit-down meal, but it’s great pizza, and is fun for a picnic (the park is only a block away).
The Upper Crust
20 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
Hint: They have a “slice of the day” that is usually wonderful.