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Boston Marathon: Carbo-Loading 101

Marathon Monday means carbo-loading

It’s Boston’s favorite time of the year! The days are getting warmer and longer, the Red Sox are back at Fenway and we’re all ready for a three day weekend! Patriots Day may traditionally be a local holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord but in Boston it is more fondly known as Marathon Monday! The Boston Marathon has been run on Patriot’s Day since April 1897 and has become one of the most beloved events in the city. 

We can’t wait to cheer on all the runners on their BIG DAY! We know there is a lot of prep that goes into the 26.2 mile race. Including carb-loading on the days leading up to race day! We’ve highlighted all of our favorite places to pig out on pasta in Dot – whether you’re a runner or not!

Molinari’s Pizzeria – 789 Adams St

Our Favs: Pappardelle Bolognese and Chicken Parmigiana
Pig Out: “Sunday Dinner” which includes Linguini, Molinari’s Marinara, and Ida’s Meatballs.

Tavolo – 1918 Dorchester Avenue

Our Favs: Smoked Salmon Mascarpone Raviolis and the Carbonara
Pig Out: Potato Gnocchi with asparagus, prosciutto and parmesan cream

dbar – 1236 Dorchester Ave.

Our Favs: Parmesan Gnocchi made with oyster mushroom, butternut squash, pearl onions , parsnips, cheese pumpkin, crème fraiche with crispy parsnips
Pig Out:  Mac & Cheese with clothbound cheddar, caramelized onions and breadcrumbs.

Venezia – 20 Ericsson St, Boston

Our Favs: Shrimp Scampi made with white wine, lemon and garlic
Pig Out: Sicilian Seafood Cioppino with swordfish, baby octopus, scrod, scallops, salmon, clams and mussels all simmered together!

224 Boston Street – 224 Boston Street

Our Favs: Butternut Squash Ravioli, winter squash, amaretto cream sauce, almonds
Pig Out: Rigatoni Bolognese, classic ragu, basil

Where are your favorite spots for pasta?  

Image via Molinari’s Instagram

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About the Author

Reagan Byrne

Reagan is a Food & Drink Photographer, Social Media Content Creator and a sometimes-blogger based in Boston, MA. Self proclaimed foodie passionate about photography, travel and her frenchie Flyp.