Taste the Neighborhood

Taste the Neighborhood at Lovejoy Wharf’s Holiday Stroll

On Wednesday, December 5, you can sip on cocktails and sample savory bites from local restaurants while touring several new beautifully-designed model units at the Lovejoy Wharf Holiday Stroll.

The event will raise funds for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, which offers mentoring programs for girls and women to support their healthy development and overall success. Guests will have an opportunity to make donations that support the enrichment programs and activities offered by the organization. Read more

What gives these restaurants staying power

What gives these restaurants staying power? Everything from an enlightened landlord to Larry’s lobster fritters

Twenty-five years is an eternity in the restaurant industry, which thrives only at the whim of fickle diners, a fluctuating economy, and rising rents. We’ve seen a spate of high-profile closures recently, from Cambridge’s Les Sablons and Tupelo to Boston’s Doretta Tavern and Townsman. As my colleague Shirley Leung recently pointed out in a column examining the potential dining bubble, the number of restaurants in Boston has declined by 2 percent since 2015 — a small but troubling omen in an otherwise bustling economy.

And yet: Several notable restaurants have celebrated silver anniversaries over the past year. How did they do it? I talked to their owners to find out. Read more

The North End - Terramia

The North End – Boston’s Little Italy

First time visitors to Boston’s North End neighborhood will have no doubt that they’re in the right place when they arrive.  The architecture, the vibe, and of course all of the Italian restaurants are so distinctly different from anywhere else in Boston that it stands out as a special place.

The North End is a wonderful blend of history, great food, shopping and charm, where everyone (aside from the tourists) seems to know everyone.  Whenever I visit I feel like I’ve stepped into a charming little Italian town. Read more

Terramia Ristorante - Voted #1 Best Italian in Boston !

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Apple Cider Risotto

The Hub Today’s Anna Rossi visits Terramia Ristorante in Boston’s North End to try a classic dish with a New England twist. For more information: Terramia Ristorante 98 Salem St, Boston, Ma 02113 (617) 523 – 3112 https://www.terramiaristorante.com/ (Published Thursday, Nov 30, 2017)
Terramia Ristorante - Voted #1 Best Italian in Boston !

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

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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.

 

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“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