Boston Marathon Carbo-Loading on Sunday, October 10th, 2021

    With the return of The Boston Marathon fast approaching this coming Monday, October 11th, 2021, many Boston restaurants are gearing up to support runners’ pre-race carbo-loading needs. With specialty pasta menus, heaping portions, and more, runners and spectators alike are guaranteed a delicious meal to fuel a long day of racing, cheering, and being Boston Strong. See below for a few delicious options.


    Newton’s charitable American restaurant and bar, Baramor, located just a few blocks from the infamous Heartbreak Hill portion of the Marathon course, is offering a special carbo-loading menu. All day on Sunday, October 10th, 2021, guests can choose from a selection of four pre-race pasta dishes off the Baramor Carbo-Loading Menu including: Calamarata ($23) with sautéed calamari, penne pasta, and marinara sauce, Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo ($21) with grilled chicken, penne pasta, broccoli, and alfredo sauce, Garlic Noodles ($24) with sautéed shrimp, linguine pasta, and garlic oil sauce, and Arrabiata Pasta ($22) with meatballs, arrabiata sauce, served atop linguine pasta. For more information, visit or call (617) 202-6718.

    MidiCi Wood-Fired Italian

    Over in Assembly Row, MidiCi Wood-Fired Italian is excited to offer new menu specials for runners on October 10th. Alongside a selection of specialty cocktails and the staple MidiCi pizzas, guests enjoy Orecciette Pasta ($22) tossed with hand carved spicy pork sausage, broccoli rabe, garlic, and grape tomatoes, Bucatini alla Amatrucianna ($20) with homemade meatballs, marinara sauce, chili flakes, and shaved Parmesan Reggiano, and a classic Chicken Alfredo ($24)  with sautéed chicken breast, homemade alfredo sauce, spinach, and shaved Parmesan Reggiano. To view MidiCi’s hours of operation and to book a reservation, visit or call (617) 764-1541.

    Sweet Basil

    Both of Chef Dave Becker’s Sweet Basil locations in Needham and Waltham will be open on Sunday, October 10th from 4:00PM to 9:00PM, serving up a variety of carbo-heavy pasta meals for marathon participants and pasta lovers alike. With Italian American staples such as Chicken Parmesan ($24) with mozzarella in a basil marinara sauce served with a choice of pasta, Spaghetti and Meatballs ($25) made with beef, veal and pork in a rich tomato sauce with Romano and fontina cheese, and Rosemary Chicken ($24) served with pancetta, tomatoes, and asparagus in a garlicky cream sauce over ziti. To view the entire Sweet Basil menu, visit

    Troquet on South

    For the runners looking for a more elegant, celebratory feast, Chef Cameron Cieslak of Troquet on South is whipping up a few culinary creations for guests looking to carbo-load. The Garganelli Bolognese ($26) with ground pork, veal, beef, and 36-month aged parmesan reggiano is a perfect Italian classic filled with carbs to fuel guests for race day. And for a more seasonal-inspired approach to carbo-loading, Chef Cieslak is cooking up a Pumpkin Tortellini made with housemade ricotta and white truffle. For more information on Troquet on South, or to book a reservation, visit or call 617.695.9463.

    Red Heat Tavern

    Out in the suburbs, all Red Heat Tavern locations are offering carbo-loading meals both carb-full and gluten-freeThe Pulled Pork Mac ‘N Cheese ($15.95) includes cavatappi pasta with five cheese sauce topped with cornbread crush, BBQ pulled pork, and brown sugar BBQ sauce. In addition to the Pork, guests can also select a Veggie Mac ($14.95) or a Buffalo Chicken Mac ($15.95). Gluten lovers and gluten intolerants alike can enjoy pre-race carbo-loading without the guilt. For more information on all Red Heat Tavern locations, visit

    Season to Taste

    Chef Robert Harris’s farm-to-table eatery, Season to Taste, in Cambridge, MA is whipping up a few delicious pasta dishes for Marathon Sunday. For a starter, Chef Harris is offering a House-Made Parisian Gnocchi ($18) with prufrock fonduta, chanterelle, and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. And for a main course option, the House-Made Mezzi Rigatoni ($27) includes broccoli pesto, summer squash, pignoli gremolata, mascarpone, and pecorino. For more information, visit or call 617.945.9535.

    The Beehive

    Guests can stop by Chef Ryan Skeen’s bohemian eatery, The Beehive, on October 10th from 10:00AM to 11:00PM for a pre-race meal. For pasta enthusiasts, Chef Skeen offers a Fusilli Bolognese with pecorino romano and fried sage ($24). For more information, visit or call 617.423.0069.

    Julie Fairweather
    One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.




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