Last Minute Antipasti for Holiday Entertaining

Parties are part of the fun of the holiday season, and there’s no question that large gatherings are the traditional way to bring family and friends together. But it seems that nowadays most people work longer hours, have overcommitted lifestyles and don’t always have the time to prepare elaborate events. … [Read More]

Have you seen the Boston Magazine Best of Boston issue?

It’s always fun to peruse the August issue of Boston Magazine to see their annual guide of the very best in Boston and we couldn’t agree more on a few of their neighborhood choices.  We are delighted that Maria’s Pastry Shop has been voted the best cannoli in Boston and Bricco Panetteria, … [Read More]

New study supports what we’ve always shared on the North End Market Tour

When is the last time you remember a scientific study being cut short because the results were so clear it would have been unethical to continue the research? That’s exactly what happened with a recent large-scale, randomized trial in Spain. Dr. Ramon Estuch, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Barcelona decided to find out whether a Mediterranean diet could, … [Read More]

Pet Peeves- Resolutions in Disguise

Happy New Year everyone! While the rest of you have been busy putting together your New Year’s resolutions, we have been putting together a different sort of list:  a list of our Italian and Chinese restaurant pet peeves. After all, pet peeves are just resolutions in disguise. … [Read More]