Food has always been an integral thread in the Ladies of Comicazi fabric. We’ve created a wide variety of offerings around food; theme parties, events, and even ComicCon panels. In part, it’s because food is historically such a big part of the genre fiction we love – from the feasts in series like Redwall and Lord of the Rings, to the wonders of replicators and the horrors of Soylent Green. But it’s also because the Ladies of Comicazi is, and has always been, about creating a community, a chosen family of people who share the same interests and passions. So when the opportunity to take a dumpling making class came up, of course we jumped at the opportunity. After all, as we learned from our instructor, Irene Li, dumpling making is very much a family affair.
Howdy True Believers! As you probably know, at the end of the month Boston Comic Con will be in full swing. Once a fairly small showcase of local shops and talent, the Con is now a major event, drawing attendees from around the East Coast and the country with an impressive selection of guests and vendors.
Since so many folks will be visiting our fair city for the first time, Tiny Doom and I thought it would be fun to put together a list of our favorite Boston attractions – restaurants, museums, and of course, comic shops for you to visit. This week we’ll focus on spots you can find both around the Seaport World Trade Center, where the con is held, and in other parts of Boston proper. Next week we’ll post some spots farther afield for those of you who either have a bit more time in our fabulous metropolis – or for you local readers who are looking for something new to visit.
So, the Seaport! This is an up and coming neighborhood – formerly a wasteland of wharves and factories, it’s now one of the hottest properties in the city. That means there’s plenty of options for food and great sites to explore once you’ve had your fill of comics culture. We’ll start off with eats, because no one wants to live on convention hall food – do they?
The first thing you should know about Lucky’s is that it’s basically unmarked (no outside signage), so pay attention to your map or GPS. This is all part of the Rat Pack/speak easy vibe they have going on. Given this, it’s not a bright and airy place. It’s dark, subterranean, and may remind you of your grandparents’ downstairs. None of these are bad things, but if you are hoping for patio dining after being at the Con all day, this isn’t your spot. That said, if you are looking to settle in with pals, drink cocktails, and partake in food that may be a bit splurgy for your diet, this is one of the better spots in the Seaport. When Tiny Doom went on her Mac and Cheese tour of 2014, this spot scored very well. For this area Lucky’s would be considered “moderately priced” and the portions are ample. If you are going on a weekend, make reservations, and be aware that this place gets PACKED.