ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center Buona Sera

ABCD’s North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) fundraising celebration, Buona Sera: An Evening with Friends, raised nearly $50,000 to aid low-income and elderly residents of the North End and West End who turn to the center for assistance.

For the fifth year in a row, Ron Della Chiesa of WGBH and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performed as the event’s master of ceremonies. He played a few lines from “God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday: Read more

Terramia Ristorante Celebrates 190 Years of Wine-Making at Multi-Course Dinner

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On Monday, November 6th, 2017, Terramia Ristorante, located on Salem Street in the heart of Boston’s North End, is celebrating the long-standing history of Duca Di Salaparutra with a five-course Sicilian wine dinner beginning at 6:30PM. With more than 190 years of winemaking, Duca di Salaparutra is the award-winning and leading wine group in Sicily where each wine is made with expression of specific local areas and of a long wine-making tradition. Read more

Join me in celebrating the work of Joslin’s physicians

My son is a healthy young adult because of his Joslin doctor’s tremendous care

Shortly after his first birthday, my son David was admitted to the emergency room with an A1C of 800. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and doctors were not sure he would live through the night.
We prayed and cried and finally David did pull through. I was happy he was alive, but I barely had any knowledge of caring for someone with diabetes. But like any mother would, I was committed to making sure he could have an active childhood and healthy life.
Six months after his diagnosis, we came to Joslin where we met Dr. Lori Laffel, who has been his doctor ever since. From the first day we met her, Dr. Laffel always treated David as normal as possible. Never once did she make him feel like he is different because of his illness, and the doctor-patient relationship he has with her is as strong today as it was back when we first met her.
As a mother, I am so thankful for Dr. Laffel and Joslin Diabetes Center and I am happy to honor her today on National Doctors’ Day.
Today, David is a 6’3″ healthy 26-year-old who just got licensed as a Physician Assistant. He’s very responsible with his health. He works out daily and eats a very good diet of healthy foods.
I am not saying it has been an easy life for our family. There have been many changes and adjustments we had to make throughout his life. But, through the tremendous support of Dr. Laffel, eventually it did get easier, and worrying less about his health was a relief.
I know that my story is just one of many examples of how Joslin doctors have helped patients and their families live fuller, healthier lives.
I hope you will join me in saying “thank you” to all of them on National Doctors’ Day.
Please consider making a gift to the High Hopes Fund in honor of a Joslin doctors, or sharing your story with us before National Doctors’ Day ends at midnight.

Thank You!
Carla Gomes
Canton, Massachusetts

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Improper Bostonian: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes CityFeast Event

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the 12th annual CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes, a unique dining event was held at various restaurants in Boston’s North End to benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund. CityFeast guests enjoyed five-course prix fixe menus with wine pairings at a selection of restaurants, including Antico Forno, Aria, Trattoria, Bricco Ristorante, Lucca, Taranta, Terramia Ristorante and Tresca.

 

From Improper Bostonian

“Headed for Dinner at Terramia, North End” Painting

North End resident and artist Michael Dean shares his 24″x18″ oil painting of Terramia Ristorante on the corner of Salem and Bartlett Street. Headed for Dinner at Terramia, N.End is a commissioned piece Michael recently painted for former North End resident Matt Cook. The painting is a visual representation of Matt’s own charming North End story.

Matt spent over ten years living in the North End creating fond memories of the buildings and streets, as well as of his regular dinners and good times at Terramia Ristorante. Those memories include courting and, ultimately, proposing to his wife Jaimie, right there in the restaurant itself. Jaimie of course said, “Yes!” Read more

David Gomes Honored at 12th Annual CityFeast in Boston’s North End

CityFeast and Joslin Diabetes Center honored 26-year-old David Gomes on Sunday night for his pursuits to help children living with diabetes. David has been living with type 1 diabetes for 25 years. After graduating from the MCPHS Physician Assistant program in Boston, Joslin inspired him to want to work in the field of pediatric Endocrinology. David shows children that they can live a full life even with the daily struggles and responsibilities that come with having type 1. Read more

11 Ways to Save Money Eating Out

Dine early in the week

Restaurants often have deals on slow days, like Mondays through Wednesdays, to try and drive business. They’ll usually post those deals on their websites or social media pages, so head online before deciding when and where to eat. “It could save a patron tens (even hundreds!) of dollars to just take a quick browse,” says Sri Divel, operating partner of Salt Creek Grille. Check out more habits of people who are great at saving money.

Share the love

By sharing a few plates—big or small—with the rest of your table, everyone in your group can save money. “Make sure you have a variety of pastas, vegetables, and protein, and enjoy everything without overspending,” says Carla Gomes, owner of Antico Forno, Terramia Ristorante, and Cobblestone restaurants in Boston. Even though you’ll get to taste more dishes, you’ll actually end up spending less money. Find out the most polite way to split the bill. Read more

CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

The 12th Annual CityFeast in the North End will offer the chance to enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at seven of the most exclusive restaurants in Boston: Antico Forno, Aria Trattoria, Bricco, Lucca, Taranta, Terramia Ristorante, and Tresca. Tickets include a five-course dinner with wine pairings at one of the participating restaurants and proceeds will benefit Joslin Diabetes Center’s High Hopes Fund, which supports the Center’s greatest needs in research, education, and clinical care. Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s preeminent diabetes research and care organization, located right here in Boston. 6 p.m. $150 per guest. joslin.org

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Haute Spots Boston: CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes

Even though the New Year is always full of promises for healthier resolutions, we say there’s always room to indulge, especially if it’s for a good cause. That’s just what CityFeast: Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes promises on Sunday, January 29.

The 12th annual event, which includes a five-course dinner and wine pairings being held throughout several North End restaurants, is this year honoring 26-year-old David Gomes for living with Type 1 diabetes for the past 25 years. David’s mother, Carla Agrippino Gomes, owner of Antico Forno and Terramia Ristorante, created CityFeast as a way of giving back to Joslin Diabetes Center, where her son has continued to receive life-saving care since his diagnosis on his first birthday. Read more