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Panorama: The Official Guide to Boston

Vol. 51 No. 1 May 28 — June 10, 2001

…a community far different than any other in Boston. Narrow alleys and streets are filled with constant banter and laughter of residents and visitors. Scents of garlic, sausages and espresso drift through the air from the restaurants and cafes surrounding you. As Bostons oldest neighborhood, it is home to such historical sights as the Old North Church, the Paul Revere House and the Old North Meeting House. Hanover Street, one of Bostons oldest public roads, allows visitors a taste of the past while offering access to new galleries, shops and restaurants. For an authentic and literal taste of the North End, experience the North End Market Tour.

All I ever really needed to know I learned on the North End Market Tour. Honestly. Reserve an afternoon in the charming North End with one of Bostons greatest epicurean resources, Michele Topor. She whisks you away to both clandestine and conspicuous culinary landmarks where you are transformed into a connoisseur of the finest Italian fare. (more…)