Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cross-country for Cream Puffs!

I haven't posted for awhile because of a flurry of activity. We moved into a new house in Charlestown, MA -- for those non-New England readers, it's where Paul Revere ended his ride at Bunker Hill. This has increased my commute from 2 minutes to 25 minutes. Really not a hardship but a bit of an adjustment for my spoiled self. Look forward to some new kitchen adventures and some BBQ adventures! Once we get a BBQ for our deck that is!

Immediately after our move (we moved on Wednesday), we flew to San Francisco because my man friend's twin brother had tickets to the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park. I'll reveal more about this silly adventure later. As expected, flying cross-country 1.5 days after moving into a new house was not the greatest idea for these two tired, old and boring people.



But really, it was all worth it to stumble upon a Beard Papa's just around the corner from our hotel when I was feeling exceedingly grumpy and crotchety.



There used to be one of these in Faneuil Hall but it closed down. Probably because people here thought it was weird, but I thought it rocked! They make fresh cream puffs right in front of your eyes. Injecting the cream into the puffy thing as you watch! There are also lots of other treats too. I've only ever tried the molten chocolate lava thing, which was deeeeelicious warmed in the micro-onde. Beware the hot molten choclatey center that can burn the roof our your mouth. They had tiramisu cheesecake at the location in San Fran, which I now regret not going back for. The flavour of the week this week was caramel, so we had one chocolate and one caramel.






Fraternal Twin cream puffs for a fraternal twin brother organized weekend!





I'll have to fly back there to get a green tea flavoured one, but will have to time it right since the flavour changes weekly. Maybe I'll call them before I fly cross-country again. And I'll try to schedule it at least a week after a major move. Could be tricky!

7 comments:

Meagan said...

This is so funny...check out my link: http://eathongkong.com/?p=16

Meagan said...

Also, if we do move back to HK you can come visit us and get your fill of Beard Papa! They love it there.

Leah said...

Wait, is there no longer a beard papa in faneuil hall? For shame! Mmmm, I bet the green tea ones are really food.

Jenny T. said...

No, the Faneuil Hall one had a big piece of wood in front of it several months ago when I walked by... I crossed my fingers for it being renovations, but every time I've been by since the same piece of ghetto wood was there. Please feel free to prove me wrong but I guess Boston people just didn't like his cute fluffy beard and yellow hat?!

Jenny T. said...

Meagan, if you do move back to HK I hope you know that I'll be eating my way through it with you ASAP!!! Trips are only good if you can wear comfy pants with elastic waistbands -- for eating and for breathability!

Tom Aarons said...

Wow! Different flavored cream-puffs. We only have one sort here!

mini said...

i am so sad that the beard papa at faneuil hall is now closed ... I checked *sniff*