Article

The Fighters' Guide to Boston Food

UFC and WEC fighters who live in Boston give their recommendations about where to go while you're on their turf.

Heading to the UFC Fan Expo in Boston on August 27 and 28? While you're there, you're gonna have to eat, so you've got two options - eat like a tourist or dine like a native.Should you chooes the latter, here are some fighter suggestions.

Joe LauzonJoe Lauzon
"Pizzeria Regina (1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl Boston, MA): Ridiculously good pizza and it's walking distance of the venue. And Bova's Bakery in the North End (134 Salem Street Boston, MA): When the fights get out at 1am and everything else is starting to close, head on over to Bova's because they never close. They are open 24/7 and have the best cannoli you will find anywhere. In college when it was 3am, this was the spot to head to when you were starving."

Gabriel GonzagaGabriel Gonzaga
"The Copley Place is a mall at 100 Huntington Avenue in Boston's Back Bay with beautiful people, good food and shopping. The Palm restaurant at Copley Place on Dartmouth is good. Newbury Street in Boston is a good street with all sorts of shopping, bars and restaurants."

Alex KaralexisAlex Karalexis
"The one must-eat restaurant is Union Bar and Grille in the South End. It's gorgeous and somewhat expensive but worth every penny. It was also the first job where I was lead carpenter. I've taken Chuck Liddell there and even he was impressed."

Jorge RiveraJorge Rivera
"I love Legal Seafoods and Davio's -- both are the best... Check 'em out for sure."


Kenny FlorianKenny Florian
"Some of my favorite places to eat are Lo Conte's, Mike's Pastry, Grill 23, Redbones and No 9 Park."

Marcus DavisMarcus Davis
"Tourists eat on Hanover Street in the North End. The locals who know eat on Salem Street. The Irish Hand Grenade eats at Lo Conte's on Salem in the North End. Last time there I had lunch and chicken marsala was $10.95. Can't beat it! Also the NewBridge Cafe in Chelsea. It's a bit out of the way and seems like a hole in the wall but they have the best steak tips -- period!"

Got your own favorite spot in Beantown? Leave a comment so your fellow fans know where to go! Click here for tickets to and information about the UFC Fan Expo! fan expo image rampage


 

Sunday, February 21
2AM
GMT
Pittsburgh, PA

Media

Recent
UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles has a few suggestions for those who are in need of a fight fix, asking UFC fighters Tyron Woodley, Lauren Murphy, Al Iaquinta and Sam Alvey for their thoughts as well.
Feb 12, 2016
Tom Lawlor earned his first UFC knockout victory when he downed Jason MacDonald early in the first round in 2012. Now on a two-fight winning streak, Lawlor takes on ranked light heavyweight Corey Anderson at UFC 196 on March 5.
Feb 11, 2016
The UFC may have Valentine's Day weekend off, but get ready for a jam-packed slate coming up over the next few weeks. It starts next week in Pittsburgh, with open workouts on Friday, the official weigh-in Sataurday and Cowboy vs. Cowboy on Sunday night!
Feb 11, 2016
Did Sage Northcutt take on too much too soon? Hear from fellow karate-based fighter Stephen Thompson, who weighed in on Northcutt and his future in the UFC during fight week in Las Vegas last week.
Feb 10, 2016