On Wednesday evening October 24, 2012 the Italian American War Veterans ITAM Post 8 of Medford, whose membership is made up of mostly former and present North End men held a tribute to the former Blue Front Restaurant that was located at the lower end of Hanover street from 1933 to 1983. The restaurant was owned and operated by the Passacantilli family.
The Passacantill brothers were present at the ITAM event and told stories of their younger day’s working in the restaurant with their Grandmother, Father and Mother. Dinner was prepared and served by ITAM members using entrees from the original Blue Front Menu.
The menu is the original from the restaurant, the scale model of the restaurant was made by John (Shoes) Cammarata. The photos also show the cooks at ITAM and Victor Passacantilli giving a talk about his family and the restaurant. Photos by Arthur A. Lauretano.