Where can I eat and drink?
The Boylston bars and restaurants have the whole thing down pat at this point. Summer Shack opens at 10am and is offering a free cup of chowder from 11am to 1pm. City Table swings its doors open at 6:30am and starts slinging brunch at 7am. Ora Trattorizza will be slinging football-shaped pizzas and will open its patio. Back Bay Social Club, which opens at 8am, will deck the halls with Pats decorations and also plans to open its patio.
And it’s not just the parade-route restaurants offering specials. All three Smoke Shop BBQ outlets will be giving away free pulled pork sandwiches to the first 200 patrons (doors open at 11am). And Sonsie -- one block away from the parade route, and one of Brady’s favorite restaurants -- plans to open its bar at 9am.
Anything else I should know?
Just do right by the team and the city. No fights. No breaking stuff. No throwing stuff, unless it’s a canned beer to Gronk. No public vomiting. No climbing into trees and then jumping. In sum, don't be an asshole. But to be fair: In 2017 there was only one reported arrest post-parade, and that dude was from Los Angeles.
And that's it! Until next year anyway.