Boston, Massachusetts, is a city with something to offer all who visit. The city stands ready to make lasting memories with unique attractions, restaurants, and community events.
This is one of the foremost places to learn about American history and home to The Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile, red brick paved trail, starting at the famous Boston Common and featuring 16 different historical sites. This is the ideal place to learn about the American Revolution and get to know the layout of the city. Fenway Park may not be located on the trail, but it’s historical, and a key attraction for any sports fan. Opening in 1912 and home to some of the biggest events in American sports history, it's no mystery why people refer to it as “America's Most Beloved Park”. Whether catching a game, touring the grounds, or going to a concert, the park is set to impress.
Boston is also home to roughly 3,000 restaurants encompassing a vast spectrum of culinary styles. People flock here for everything from New England seafood to traditional Russian cuisine. If you're in the mood for fresh fish, check out The Daily Catch North End. This restaurant topped Zagat’s list of “Boston’s Best Seafood Shacks” and features classic seafood and Sicilian pastas. Next up is Alden & Harlow, conveniently located in Harvard Square. This restaurant topped Boston Magazine's list of the “Best Restaurants in Boston”, showcasing bold and unique culinary creations from the mind of Chef Michael Scelfo.
Boston is home to some of the finest events and festivals in America, and The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is widely considered the leading food experience in the city. Whether you're looking to try octopus or buffalo mac and cheese, you’ll find it here. The event is hard to miss, located between Lansdowne and Ipswich Streets, right in front of Fenway Park. Patrons will find different VIP parties at different clubs and restaurants located right next to the event. Take this unique opportunity to sample the best of Boston cuisine all in one place at the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival. We got the chance to interview Tina Schindler Jr., VP Business Development & Marketing for Phantom Gourmet, to talk about this food spectacular.
RAL: Tell me a little bit about the event.
TS: The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is the most delicious party in history. This 21+ event has been running over 20 years in the city of Boston. The festival takes over Lansdowne and Ipswich Street next to iconic Fenway Park to create the city's best food event. The ticket includes sampling of 100 different foods from New England's best restaurants, as well as access to the world famous clubs and venues on the street.
RAL: Take me through a day at the event.
TS: The festival opens at 11:00 am for VIP guests and noon for regular ticket holders. We have something for everyone from ice cream to BBQ. During the event, all of Lansdowne Street’s famous clubs are open to host parties within the party. VIP guests can enjoy an exclusive event in the Lansdowne Pub hosted by Ernie Boch Jr. There will be music played in the afternoon and you can purchase beer or wine to enjoy during the event.
RAL: What does the event meant to the community?
TS: This is great opportunity to have a good time, meet new people, and sample the best food in the city. With so many people gathering in one part of the city, the nearby businesses see a big jump during the event. People all over the city look forward to this festival each year.
RAL: What can an attendee expect to find for local lodging?
TS: There are many great places to stay near historic Fenway area. You’ll find everything from The VERB to the Residence Inn. Boston can accommodate anyone.
RAL: Why should people come to your event?
TS: The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is a great way for locals and guests traveling to the Boston area to try New England's greatest foods without having to travel more than two streets. It’s a fun and delicious way to end summer and welcome fall. We encourage everyone (age 21 and over) to join us!
For more information about the Phantom Gourmet Food Festival, please visit their website.