Wednesday, January 7, 2009


This is a bit of a bummer. Thornton's Fenway Grill, along with several other restaurants nearby, burned down the other night. This is (was?) by far my favorite place to go for dinner before heading to a game at Fenway. The location was ideal -- since it was 'behind' Fenway (from the perspective of Kenmore Square, see the red star on the map) I never had a problem getting a seat, plus they had outdoor seating, which is kinda a rarity in Boston. I always ordered a chicken sandwich, not so much as a culinary paean to Wade Boggs but rather because all their chicken sandwiches were named after Jack Nicholson movies: