Eat and Drink

Where to Carbo Load in Southie

Whether you’re running the Marathon or just cheering for someone running it, you can carbo-load your way around Southie this week!  

Coppersmith:
On Sunday, April 16th, Coppersmith’s Executive Chef, Jason Heard will feature an evening of pre-marathon carb loading at Coppersmith, a one-night-only menu of four bottomless pasta specials.  Priced at $16.99 per person, Chef Heard’s menu will feature a traditional Bolognaise with beef, sundried tomatoes and olives, a vegetable-centric Mushroom Lasagna, a Tomato Basil Marinara and a gluten-free marinara entree.   Each dish will be served with a house salad and homemade crusty garlic bread.  These specials will be available during dinner service, beginning at 6pm with reservations strongly recommended.

Capo:
Chef Tony Susi invites guests to Capo for a pre-Marathon carbo-loading feast featuring Capo’s lineup of housemade pasta.  Fuel up for the big race with Capo’s signature Papparedelle (lamb & mushroom ragu, pecorino cheese), handmade Cauliflower Raviolo (sage butter & cauliflower crumbs), and Gemelli (roasted chicken, tomatoes, basil pesto). Those who don’t have to worry about taking on 26.2 miles can head down to the newly debuted Supper Club on Sunday evening for live music and cocktails from Beverage Manager Kevin Mabry.  Capo is open and serving handmade pasta dishes starting at 11am on Sunday, April 16. To make a reservation, please call 617.993.8080 or visit www.caposouthboston.com for more information.

Cafe Porto Bello:
This local gem offers no nonsense Italian food like hefty portions of Chicken Parm and Ziti, Tortellini Alfredo or Veal Marsala with linguini!  Cafe Port Bello also delivers!

The Paramount:
Although we don’t recommend eating pancakes before you run the marathon.  We do recommend eating them cheer on the runners.  Order up a stack of buttermilk flapjacks at The Paramount – don’t forget the side of bacon!  Their caramel banana french toast is also amazing! Wash it down with the Creamsicle Milkshake!

Insider’s tip:
Beginning at 11am, Coppersmith will also be open on Marathon Monday for both spectators and runners to watch the 121st annual marathon on the restaurants two 12 ft projection screens and TV-lined bar.   Weather dependent, the rooftop Air Deck and front patio will also be open.  Coppersmith is a dynamic, multi-setting venue serving globally inspired comfort food.  Located in South Boston and housed in a vintage-industrial Copper Foundry, the space features an expansive indoor bar and dining area, a seasonal patio and a rooftop Air Deck, as well as a café, under the culinary direction of Executive Chef, Jason Heard.  Dinner and weekend lunch menus consist of familiar staples as well as adventurous interpretations of classic dishes with international influences, some of which draw from Chef Heard’s extensive travels and southern roots.  Coppersmith boasts striking and one-of-a-kind design elements, including an open-air kitchen partially housed in a stationary food truck and a vintage airstream turned rooftop bar.

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.