• Sam’s at Louis

    June 15, 2011

    Tonight, I was invited to a blogger event at Sam’s to welcome the restaurant’s new chef and new menu. We enjoyed delicious bites and cocktails on the patio while watching the boats pass by on the harbor. It was quite a lovely evening.

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    Sam’s is located on the second floor of the new Louis Boston on the waterfront. It’s just minutes from downtown Boston on Fan Pier overlooking the Boston Harbor.

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    Sam’s offers both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the water.

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    The views were amazing! 

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    There’s not too many places like this in the city!

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    At the event, I enjoyed the signature cocktail for the evening, which was made with tequila, grapefruit juice, muddled cucumber and mint. It was slightly sweet and very refreshing.

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    I also munched on a ton of passed appetizers. Everything sounded so delicious, I didn’t want to turn down anything!

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    My favorites from the evening: a “BLT” made with crab meat, bacon, arugula, and tomato.

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    Pancetta braised endive with pink grapefruit and sesame brittle.

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    Crispy jalapeño-crab Rangoon made with sweet & sour plum gastrique.

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    I’m actually pretty stuffed after eating all of those appetizers. Sam’s has a really great menu. I liked everything that I tried tonight.

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    Sam’s is definitely a cool place– delicious food, interesting cocktails, and amazing views of the city and waterfront. It’s a must-visit in my book!

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    { 40 comments… read them below or add one }

    Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic June 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Sounds like a great place. I love the views! The food made me hungry. I really shouldn’t read food blogs when I’m hungry!


    Alaina June 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Ooh, what lovely views! I have an open invitation from them for brunch or lunch. I should take them up on that! :-)


    Grace @ Healthy Dreaming June 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    What a lovely event! The venue is gorgeous and the food looks tasty!


    Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    That’s a beautiful view! A nice view and a cocktail- what else do you need?!


    Cristina @ Girl Meets Pink June 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Surprisingly, I haven’t done a lot of dining in Boston before. Have you reviewed any restaurants on the north shore?


    Tina June 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    @Cristina @ Girl Meets Pink: Hmm… I don’t think so. I don’t head up that way very often.


    Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) June 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Sounds like a fun summer event and that cocktail looks delicious!


    Daisy June 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    yesss!! pretty sure I’m in the corner in one of those pics chowing down on a pistachio lamb chop. love it! so much fun and SO glad we met!!

    PS can I borrow the group pic for my recap?!


    Tina June 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    @Daisy: I’ll email it to you. The pic in my post looks sort of fuzzy.


    Lizzy June 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Looks like fun! I love restaurants on the water : ) So much good food!!


    Bridget June 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Great pics!! I may have stolen the group photo ;) So fun to see you tonight!!


    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic June 15, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Wish I was there!! The view looks amazing but I know I would be totally distracted by the idea of shopping instead hehe. I miss the old Louis location in Newbury, but this new one really is just beautiful!


    Jessica @ The Process of Healing June 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    What views!! And the cocktail and the BLT’s sound AMAZING!


    Elizabeth June 15, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    So nice meeting you tonight Tina! Hope to see you again soon.


    Tina June 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    @Elizabeth: You too! :)


    Carey @ Positively Blonde June 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    That cocktail looks great! I would have never thought to combine grapefruit juice and tequila.


    Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 15, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    OMG, that food looks AMAZING! And what a gorgeous location!


    staceyhealthylife June 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Great event. I love the signature drink!


    Kristin June 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Wow so nice! I had never heard of this place, definitely going to have to visit…thanks for sharing!


    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    What a fun bloggie night! I love events like that!


    Hilary June 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Looks delicious…and gorgeous, and so much fun!


    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Those views really ARE gorgeous! What a great spot for an amazing restaurant :)


    Abby June 15, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Those views are amazing! :) I love the photo of the cocktail! So pretty!


    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Those apps look so fancy and delish!

    And this sounds wonderful too “tequila, grapefruit juice, muddled cucumber and mint”—

    Perfect food and a perfect event it sounds like!


    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) June 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Those views are incredible! It actually reminded me kind of of D.C. (where i am) and the Potomac.. Those drinks looked delicious too, although I’m allergic to cukes.


    Holly @ The Runny Egg June 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    The BLT app looks/sounds so good. I love BLTs! And that signature drink? Amazing.


    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Looks like some good food and amazing views!


    Mac June 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I love those little spoons with apps on them, very cute! Great way to present your food :)


    Sarah June 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm


    Is it too late to submit a blog dog photo? I am a long time reader, but just got my first puppy!!! It is as joyous as it is exhausting. Is that how you remember it? I love her. I can’t stand her. I love her. I can’t handle the barking, peeing/pooping, nipping, chewing….I love her!


    Amanda Jewell June 15, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Such beautiful views! Everyday you’re convincing more and more to visit Boston this summer! The food wasn’t bad looking either ;-)


    Hannah June 16, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I just can’t stop yearning for the weather! It’s winter down here, you see…


    Erin June 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Congrats Boston but GO CANUCKS GO


    Khushboo June 16, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Yumm I love crab meat so that BLT is def calling out to me! The venue looks perfect for summertime!


    The Teenage Taste June 16, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Sounds like a great little restaurant to go to when you are in need of a getaway. I love the patio area – it reminds me of the beach!


    katie @ KatieDid June 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Such gorgeous views of the city wow. outdoor seating in the summertime is my absolute favorite thing in the world. You get to attend such great events!


    Emily @ A Cambridge Story June 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Aw, I was supposed to go to this but got caught at work late. Looked like a fantastic night. So bummed!


    Ché @ Knight at the Restaurant June 16, 2011 at 10:41 am

    The lobster BLT WAS amazing!

    So nice to meet you last night! Hope to see you again soon!


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Looks like a great event. I love restaurants with waterfront views. It’s perfect for summer dining!


    Emily June 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

    crab blts and jalapeno crab ragoon? i die.


    Lindsey June 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    So nice to have met you! What a perfect day for this event! Hope to see you again soon.


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