The Olympics in Sochi took away the Bruins for a few weeks, see what impact that had on local restaurants, bars, and hotels. The news this week really showcased the amount of great restaurants in the North End, with new openings from Ward 8, to the old local favorites like Galleria Umberto’s. Prezza, Carmelina’s, and Ernesto’s also were featured in the news this week. Paul Revere is still making history hundreds of years after his death, this time through a teapot that he made was just discovered in a collection of artifacts given to the Newport Historical Society. And, the weekly roundup wouldn’t be complete without an incident report of an abandoned snowblower found on Battery Street!
Galleria Umberto’s has been a North End favorite since Umberto Deuterio opened his shop in 1974. Open just Monday through Saturday for the lunch rush, the line is usually out the door and the staff never stops hustling behind the counter. Whether its the great food or the cheap prices, or see what Yankee Magazine says keeps the crowds flooding this Hanover Street pizza shop.
Somerville’s dining-and-retail complex, Assembly Row, may be the home for another location of the North End’s Ernesto’s Pizza. Located on Salem Street, Ernesto’s is known for their “slices” of pizza that boast a quarter the size of a pizza. See more at Boston.com.
With the olympics wrapping up in Sochi, business owners in the TD Garden area are eager for the Bruins to return home. Whether it be a Bruins or a Celtics game, the bars and restaurants get packed with fans before, during, and after the games. Restaurants and bars weren’t the only ones feeling the loss, hotels lost quite a business as well. Boston.com has more on the local economic impact.
Paul Revere has historical roots all over the North End, but his work as a silversmith from the 1760’s was recently discovered in a large collection of artifacts. Don’t miss the story of how this teapot made by Paul Revere made its way into the hands of the Newport Historical Society. Read the story at Boston 1775.
See this photo of an abandoned snowblower just sitting on Battery Street. The snowblower does not belong to building management. A concerned citizen sent the photo in to Citizens Connect. Hear how the snowblower proved to be a good source of entertainment for intoxicated people at 2am. Read more at Universal Hub.
Since opening in 2000, the North End’s Prezza has been serving up some of the biggest pork chops the city has to offer. At about 20 ounces for $28 dollars, see why one of these breaded pork chops served with vinegar peppers, potatoes, and roasted red onions may be enough for two. Read more at The Boston Globe.
First time restaurant owner Nick Frattaroli is no stranger to the business, growing up with a family that has ties to several North End restaurants. The difference? Ward 8 is not your typical Frattaroli family restaurant, rather than serving Italian food, Ward 8 offers unique dishes and a plethora of craft beers and unique cocktails. Read more at The Boston Globe.
Located on Hanover Street, this North End restaurant boasts an inviting atmosphere with an open kitchen, allowing for the smells and sounds of the kitchen flooding the guests and dining area. Phantom Gourmet gives you an appetizer of what it feels like to get the dining experience at Carmelina’s. Check out the video at, CBS Boston.
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