Every time I join J to visit his family in Brookline, Massachusetts I'm itching to walk around the city and try out the restaurants, cafes, and shops. Driving down Harvard Street has always fascinated me as the businesses quickly switch from Asian dominated businesses to many Jewish restaurants and delicatessens.
During our most recent visit, J and I were able to take a quick walk around part of the city and sneak away to his favorite restaurant - Zaftigs (335 Harvard St.). I had been craving a pastrami sandwich and, wow, the sandwich from Zaftigs absolutely hit the spot. We also picked up a couple of desserts to bring home (because how can you say no to such a nice dessert display?). J warns that during the weekend Zaftigs has an extraordinarily long line, as their breakfasts are incredibly popular.
We then wandered down the street to Booksmith (279 Harvard St.) to pick up a belated birthday gift for my sister (#GirlBoss has been hard to find in the US!). With its huge stock, of course, Booksmith had exactly what I was looking for.
I'm looking forward to heading back to Brookline again soon when I can do more than waddle slowly along on a steamy day.
Have you visited Brookline, MA?