On Saturday we headed up to Boston as a family to go to a work get together with my husband’s company, Microdesk. On the agenda was a private tour of Fenway Park and lunch at Sweet Cheeks Q. While the weather didn’t necessarily cooperate with us, we had SO MUCH fun exploring Fenway and eating some AWESOME BBQ with friends!
Fenway Park Tours
My husband’s company had arranged our private tour, but tours are available to the public daily between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. during winter hours. The last tour of the day departs at 5:00 p.m. on non-game days and 3 hours before game time on game days.
Tickets are $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for children 3-12 and $15.00 for military. The 60-minute tour takes you behind the scenes of historic Fenway park, including views from all areas of the park, team memorabilia and history and a chance to sit in the press box. On our tour, we were lucky enough to go into the back office area and view the World Series trophies and other team awards!
Fenway Park for Kids
For the second year in a row, the Red Sox are offering free entry-level membership to the Red Sox Kid Nation (presented by Hood). As part of the program, each child will have the opportunity to attend a game for free. Sign up fast, as this is a SUPER popular program! Tickets will be available to the first 25,000 paid and free Red Sox Kid Nation members.
Other fun things for 2016 include the unveiling of the new mascot Tessie the Green Monster, sister to Wally the Green Monster. She will be around before and during games to interact with fans! Enhancements have been made this year to Wally’s Clubhouse, including mini Red Sox lockers, authentic game gear for the kids to play dress up, and new tactile elements for kids to get a better understanding of the team and the game.
Lunch at Sweet Cheeks Q
After touring Fenway Park, we took a short walk over to Sweet Cheeks Q on Boylston Street. We ate family style with our large party, and the food was great! All of the meats used in the Sweet Cheeks BBQ are sustainably raised and free from hormones, antibiotics, or chemical additives.
I’ll start by saying that the biscuits are AMAZING. I love biscuits, and these were dreamy– served with honey butter and strawberry rhubarb jam. Before stuffing our faces on ribs, pulled pork and bbq chopped brisket we dined on appetizers like little slices of buttermilk fried chicken on lettuce leaves and mini corn dogs.
Sides for the meal included macaroni and cheese, coleslaw (loved it!) and broccoli cheese casserole. After a dessert of giant nutter butters and strawberry rhubarb handpies, we had to roll ourselves out of there! I would definitely go back for bbq, so if you find yourself in the Fenway neighborhood and craving homestyle bbq, head on over!
I can’t wait to head back to Fenway for a Red Sox versus Yankees game this September, but hopefully before then to take the boys to a game!