Festeggiare! 2015 Bay Area Italian Festivals

Aug 08, 2015 821

by Catherine Accardi

It's summer in the city and although two of San Francisco's Italian themed festivals have come and gone, there's still more serious festeggiare (celebrations) to come. On June 13th and 14th we enjoyed the 61st annual North Beach Festival in San Francisco's Little Italy. It's the oldest street fair in the nation with its humble beginnings as the Upper Grant Avenue Fair back in 1954.


And on July 29th, North Beach Neighbors hosted the first ever National Lasagna Day competition and dinner. Participating restaurants competed to win the inaugural "Best Lasagna" trophy, judged by a panel of five local luminaries. The competing restaurants included Acquolina, Alimento, Da Flora, Firenze by Night, The Italian Homemade Company, Piazza Pellegrini, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club/Marcella's Lasagneria, Sodini's, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana. And the winner was?

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

 

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