Cider doughnuts are the reward you (tell yourself you) earn after a long hour or so of apple picking. But as we pleasantly discovered in our quest for the best--or, at least the best within a reasonable drive from Boston--the tradition isn't limited to apple orchards..
'Island Creek Oyster Bar' on Serious Eats
The menu at Island Creek Oyster Bar looks like a periodic table of raw oysters and shellfish. Conspicuously situated among all those fruits of the sea is a flavorful, well seasoned burger—fried oyster topping optional.
After working with Barbara Lynch at No.9 Park and B&G Oysters, Proprietor Garrett Harker set new standards for hospitality and casual dining in the Boston dining scene with Eastern Standard, his flagship restaurants in the heart of Kenmore Square. With Island Creek Oyster Bar, just a few doors down, he's managed to pull it off again.