Gillete Stadium is a long way away. Like 1,400 miles away. Like a 22-hour-drive-by-car away. No one has the time or gas money for that. So it's easy to feel left out with all the magic happening over in Foxborough, Massachusetts (especially after their win against the Saints).
But it's all right. Because here in South Florida, there's a pocket of New England pride that can't think of any better way to spend its Sunday than with a lobster roll and the Pats game on. Its members are dressed in the same shade of blue and red and pronounce "coffee" the same way you do.
Very proudly owned by a Boston family since 1949, this joint roots for the Patriots and all the other Boston teams, from the Red Sox to the Bruins. They play every game on their 15 TVs located inside and out. They boast a dollar off draft beers during the game, and while you're at it, you can't leave without trying their fish and chips, lobster roll, and clam chowder.
They claim to play all the games, football and baseball, for all the teams, but the owner, Debbie, is from Boston. So they're actually a little biased. And while they keep the TVs on mute when all the other games are playing, for the Patriots game -- or really any Boston game, whether it be the Red Sox or the Celtics -- they turn it up, loud.
There are eight TVs inside and one outside. Management assures die-hard New England fans that surely one of those will be playing the Patriots game (but probably more than just one). Celebrating his 24th year of operation on the quaint Galt Ocean Mile, the owner of the joint still prides himself of his New England roots despite residing here for almost a quarter century. And it's not just the Patriots -- the walls are covered in sports paraphernalia from the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, and yes, even the Yankees.
Of course they play the Patriots game -- the owner's a Southie. They also got all the other New England must-haves, like lobster rolls, clam chowder, and of course New England steamers. You'll see some Fort Lauderdale Holy Mackerel repping on the walls, but this is as Boston as Boston comes. Grab a Narangansett and a seat in front of any of the six TVs and watch the game with your fellow Patriots. Turn out early; it's known to fill up fast.
Granted, it's 1,400 miles away and on the beach, but it doesn't get any more Boston than this. With the best New England clam chowder you'll get south of the Mason-Dixon line and Patriots memorabilia lining the walls, you'll understand why so many Bostonians traded the fog for the sand. Come out every game and it'll be playing, and there will be a crowd screaming obscenities at the ref so loud, you'll forget you're not in Gillette Stadium.
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