“Sweet taste of victory. » Boston Mayor Enjoys Barbecue After NBA Finals Bet Against Dallas Mayor

The Boston Celtics didn’t just win a Larry O’Brien Trophy and an 18th banner to hang in the rafters. They also won delicious Texas barbecue.

As the Celtics made their way through nearby streets for their championship parade Friday, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu feasted on brisket, courtesy of Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.

This gap was Mayor Wu’s prize in a friendly bet against Mayor Johnson before the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Mavericks.

How was it?

“It’s delicious. It’s the sweet, sweet taste of victory,” Mayor Wu told NBC10. “We get by trying to cut a brisket with a butter knife as you can see. But we let’s fully enjoy the spoils of this special day.

On the menu, a whole brisket, a rack of ribs and a dozen sausages from Pecan Lodge, a barbecue restaurant located in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood in Dallas, Texas.


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Wu joked that Boston had a lot more at stake in the friendly bet.

“If we had to pay, ours would have taken up the whole table here,” Wu said. “It was 18 gallons of clam chowder, 18 pounds of lobster roll, desserts. But we’ll take what we can get because we’ll never have to send ours anyway.

Mayor Wu thanked the Dallas mayor for being an “incredible sport” throughout the finale and for pulling off his bet. She added that the lunch feast was “a delicious way” to celebrate the parade still taking place across Boston.

Mayor Wu helped kick off Friday’s parade alongside Mass Governor Maura Healey inside TD Garden. Wu praised the Celtics for the way they represented the city of Boston.

While reflecting on the victory on Friday, Mayor Wu highlighted how the team’s victory helped bring the city together.

“It’s families, children, seniors, all generations, all neighborhoods of Boston that have come together,” she told NBC 10. “It’s a really special team that represents so many things about our city. They take care of each other, fight against all barriers and then make history. So there’s a lot to like about today and about this incredibly special team.

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