Pierogis, Patti’s and Just Plain Fun

Good food, good conversation and a good mystery makes for good fun

By |April 24th, 2017|Restaurants|6 Comments

Dinner with the Greeks… A Familiar Place

I loved that diner and those guys

By |July 2nd, 2013|Restaurants|5 Comments

Monaleek Writes: Restaurants on Federal Hill, Early 1900's

A Ukulale on Federal Hill? Really?

By |November 29th, 2012|Federal Hill, Food, History, Humor, Neighborhood, Restaurants|0 Comments

Minna's Favorite Recipes…Chicken Riggies

Now here is a different one.

Bridgton, Maine

A weekend delight

By |March 3rd, 2012|Food, Restaurants|0 Comments

Rome…things we like to do

Try to visit Rome in the off-season. we have done so and...

By |February 20th, 2012|Food, Restaurants, Rome|5 Comments

Savoring Federal Hill

This tour is a savory must.

By |March 31st, 2011|Food, Italian Lore, Neighborhood, Restaurants|4 Comments

Bevagna, Umbria in October

A small Umbrian town to be enjoyed

By |March 7th, 2011|Food, Restaurants|2 Comments

Boston North End

I had the good fortune to be asked by Louise Taglieri to speak at the North End Library late last year. I had never met Louise but was told that she was the unofficial spokesperson for the Italians of the North End. Any trip to that part of Boston excites me not only for the palpable Italian culture but also for the rich tradition of New England history that it embodies. And, of course, there are the restaurants, no less than three of them owned by Louise's family.

By |February 14th, 2011|Neighborhood, Reflections, Restaurants|0 Comments