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Notable News: Jimmy Fallon at Monica’s, Prince Spaghetti, Charlie in the North End

All relevant news articles and posts from the past week are conveniently listed below. No matter what media outlet, we find all news that pertains to the North End / Waterfront. The Notable News post always has you covered with a quick and easy way to keep up with local news from all publications! 

Mr. Know-it-all: Ready, aim, answer

Many of you may remember the Prince Spaghetti commercials with the famous “Anthony! Anthony!” But did you know that three immigrants from Sicily started that spaghetti company in Boston’s North End. As you may have guessed, their first storefront address was 92 Prince Street and the rest is history. Berkshire Eagle

Jimmy Fallon with the Mendoza boys (Vinoteca di Monica Facebook)

Jimmy Fallon at Monica’s

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon stopped in to catch up with the Mendoza family at Monica’s last weekend. After dining at Trattoria di Monica in the North End, Jimmy Fallon headed to the TD Garden where he performed for the 20th anniversary of Comics Come Home, a comedy show which benefits the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Also, see Fallon with North End / Waterfront resident and Bruins player Milan Lucic in the The Boston Globe.

Charlie hits Boston to thank friends, draw in foes

Governor-Elect Charlie Baker went back to the heavily democratic Boston to thank voters for their support in the recent election. One of his stops was Caffe Vittoria on Hanover Street, where a North End resident shook hands with Baker and said that, “it’s nice to see someone who is in office who appreciates what it means to work seven days a week to support a small business. Continue reading at, The Boston Herald.

Which 2 Boston Eateries Made this ‘Best Italian Restaurants in America’ List?

When you think of authentic Italian food in the greater Boston area, one could assume that the North End would come up. According to Thrillist’s list of “Best Italian Restaurants in America,” two other Italian establishments outside of the North End made the cut. Ribelle in Brookline and Coppa in the South End make the list with none of the famous North End establishments being recognized. Read more at, BostInno.

‘12 Chefs Walk Into a Bar’: What Happened Last Night on ‘Top Chef’ Boston

Cheers was one of the most popular shows on TV for over a decade and even though most Bostonians associate it as a “tourist trap,” it still holds its identity as a Boston icon. On Top Chef Boston, Cheers played a role in the overall Boston theme of the show. One of the rounds featured a challenge to make a dish for special judge George Wendt, the actor who famously portrayed character Norm Peterson. Read the story at,

Koy’s Opening Spells the End for Volle Nolle

Sebastian Martinez, the chef of Volle Nolle, posted photos of unique and intriguing dishes on his Instagram Account. Now he is bringing the Korean fusion concept to life in Faneuil Hall with the opening of the restaurant Koy. In the location on North Street where Uburger once was, this new Korean Fusion restaurant is set to open in December of 2014. Read the full story at, Boston Magazine.

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