Fire Up Those Duck Boats: Patriots Ride Through Downtown Boston

Posted February 4, 2015 by Jason Balla in Eat & Drink
Patriots City Hall Plaza

Warm up the Duck Boats!  As a matter of fact, 25 of them. The Patriots are ready for their ride through downtown Boston as Super Bowl and World Champions.  The parade is slated to begin today at 11:00 am beginning at the Prudential Center and ending at City Hall.  This marks the ninth parade in thirteen years for the City of Boston.

We can thank rookie cornerback Malcolm Butler for the game saving interception for the parade.  We can thank Tom Brady for the four touchdown passes and another MVP performance for another parade. And more importantly we can thank Pete Carroll for not letting Marshawn Lynch go “Beast Mode” from the one yard line for the parade.

Mayor Walsh continues to encourage fans to come out despite the conditions.  If you cannot make the celebration the parade is being streamed here.  Crews worked around the clock to remove the Monday snow storm that produced another foot of snow.  This morning Mayor Walsh tweeted that the City of Boston removed 1,250 truck loads of snow along the parade route overnight.  As no rain, sleet or snow could prevent players and coaches from enjoying this moment with thousands of fans.

If you are looking to stay as warm as you can and want to celebrate with fans head to Stoddard’s for their 10:30 am Patriots’ party.  At Stoddard’s you can find the largest selection of craft beers downtown. Food & Wine last year named Stoddard’s as one of the best gastro-pubs in American. With 21 beers on tap and over 80 bottles, you will surely find something to keep you warm from the cold.

Mayor Walsh wanted to have the parade as soon as possible so players can get to their vacations, their families, and the offseason. This is Mayor Walsh’s first planned Championship parade for the city as his predecessor help organized the other eight parades.  However, Walsh will no be riding in the parade, but he is sure to fit into one of the next seven.


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