Famous for having been created at the Parker House Hotel in Boston Massachusetts.
Adapted from Your Guide to Boston, Mass.
A little history:
The Omni Parker House Hotel is a hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, currently owned by Omni Hotels and named the Omni Parker House. Not far from the seat of the Massachusetts state government, it has long been a frequent rendezvous for politicians.
The Parker House is known for having invented American foods such as Boston cream pie and the Parker House roll, and for having coined the term "scrod".
The Omni Parker House currently has 551 rooms and suites that underwent an $80 million renovation completed in 2000.
The Parker House opened in 1856. Many well-known people have worked at the Parker House, including Ho Chi Minh who was a baker in the bakeshop from from 1911 to 1913, Malcolm X who was a busboy in the early 1940's, and Emeril Lagasse.
John F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for Congress in the hotel's Press Room, proposed to Jackie Kennedy, as well as held his bachelor party here.
The hotel was home to the Saturday Club, also referred to as the Saturday Night Club, which consisted of literary dignitaries such as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson.