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CityFeast 2013 Brings Out Hundreds to 12 Boston Restaurants in the Fight Against Diabetes

Hundreds of diners came out to help fight diabetes on Sunday night as part of the 2013 CityFeast.  This is the first year the event has expanded beyond the North End to feature 12 restaurants for High Hopes Fund at Joslin Diabetes Center.

The first seating of the night saw Boston officials participating including Mayor Thomas M. Menino and City Councilor Sal LaMattina with friends and families. Mayor Menino has attended the event every year and has recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Many staff attended on behalf of Joslin’s, including CEO and President John L. Brooks, III. 

Participating restaurants contribute by serving a five-course meal with wine pairings at a deep discount. Diners pay $150 for tickets of which $100 is tax-deductible.

Carla Agrippino Gomes, of the North End’s Antico Forno and Terramia, has helped organize the charity event for the past eight years. Gomes founded CityFeast to help raise awareness of the disease and support Joslin Diabetes Center’s mission of conquering diabetes in all of its forms. Carla’s son David, now 23 years old, was diagnosed on his first birthday and continues to live with the terrible disease. Juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes) is an autoimmune disease that strikes children suddenly and forces lifelong insulin dependence and can cause long term devastating health complications if not treated appropriately.

Featured Restaurants at CityFeast 2013 – Dining Out to Conquer Diabetes – January 27, 2013

North End

  • Antico Forno
  • Lucca
  • Lucia Ristorante & Bar
  • Pulcinella Mozzarella Bar & Ristorante
  • Taranta
  • Terramia
  • Tresca


  • Aura Restaurant
  • Strega Waterfront
  • Temazcal

South End

  • The Gallows
  • Tremont 647

More information on Joslin Diabetes Center can be found at

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2 Replies to “CityFeast 2013 Brings Out Hundreds to 12 Boston Restaurants in the Fight Against Diabetes

  1. Hi Carla:
    You are such a special person to continue to raise the awareness of diabetes. My husband was just diagnosed about a year ago, and he also lost his 44 yr old brother almost 2 yrs ago. He also has another brother with diabetes as well. My dad is also boarder line diabetic. I would like to make a small donation if I could, I don’t have much, but I know if is sent it to you, it would get in the right hands and go to the proper place. Can you email me an address where I can send a little something for the cause.
    Thank you, and all my love to you and your family.

    1. Hi Linda,

      You can send a donation to Joslin Diabetes Center and mark it for CityFeast 2013. Your donation will be counted towards our event and support the High Hopes Fund at Joslin Diabetes Center.

      Address: 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.

      Thank you for your support! Jessica Orndorff, Joslin Diabetes Center

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