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

A little bit about a lot of things – Pasta Flight

Recently a childhood friend of mine got married in Italy. With a new baby at home, we unfortunately had to miss the wedding. So for the time being, the only Italian flight I’m experiencing is the pasta flight at Terramia. I loved the restaurant, it was cozy and inviting. While they have been recognized with awards for their food, Terramia still remains authentic (no tourist trap here!).

Every Monday night from 5pm -10pm, Terramia will be serving pasta flights for $25. Mix and match 3 pastas from the following list: Read more

6 New Reasons to Dine Out in Boston

Monday night pasta flights at Terramia Ristorante
If the phrase “pasta flight” suggests grabbing a ticket to Italy, save your dough — and just head to the North End, where Terramia has introduced a weekly sampling series that lets guests choose any three pasta options for $25. Options include baked rigatoni with sausage and broccoli rabe, gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella and smoked pancetta and pappardelle with veal.

98 Salem St.; 617-523-3112

 

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How to eat spaghetti like a true Italian

When you think of Italian food, what comes to mind? For many, it’s probably a giant plate of spaghetti noodles, topped with a hearty meat sauce and a generous serving of juicy meatballs. Unfortunately, that dish you’re envisioning isn’t the least bit Italian. It may be a signature dish of many Italian restaurants in the U.S., but that dish doesn’t bear much resemblance to the Italian dishes that started our love for spaghetti, or the way true Italians eat the dish today.

I spoke with a few chefs and real-life Italians to get more of a feel for how it’s supposed to be done. What I learned was just how much we’re screwing it all up. Read more