|Lobster Roll at Island Creek Oyster Bar; photo by Michael Piazza|
Cask ‘n Flagon: Beer for breakfast? You betchya, when doors open at 8 AM and WZLZ goes live from this American outpost at the corner of Brookline & Landsdowne Street, a punt away from the park. Can’t get better real estate for people watching before the game (617-536-4840).
Citizen Public House & Oyster Bar: Normally dinner-only, this Boylston Street upscale pub opens the doors at noon for the usual - adobo pork shoulder tacos, burger with Stilton, etc., etc. (617-450-9000).
Eastern Standard: This Kenmore Square American/European serves breakfast (as always), which rolls into an early lunch (11 AM instead of 11:30 AM) to accommodate those in need of the house-made pastrami or the Gouda mac and cheese before the first pitch at (617-532-9100).
Island Creek Oyster Bar: Opening day marks this Kenmore Square seafooder’s new lunch hours for home games - for example, lunch starts at noon on Friday, when fans can snub a sausage for the lobster roll on homemade rosemary roll and house-made kettle potato chips (617-532-5300).
Sweet Cheeks: Top Chef Tiffani Faison’s down-home 'cue quarters does it up a la carte with everything from a pulled pork sandwich with a heirloom baked beans to ribs, brisket, chix and everything in between, plus Americana brews like PBR (617-266-1300).