Saturday October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. A beautiful young French girl walks into a bar, nervously lights a cigarette, and begs the bartender for help in finding her missing artist brother. In a moment of weakness, the bartender–a drifter named Caesar Stiles with a damaged past and a Sicilian family c...

Before we get to the bad news, let’s agree that North Beach, the West Coast’s most-storied Little Italy and the richest vein of Beat Generation memories anywhere, can still deliver a moment the way Frank Sinatra delivered “My Way.” As you line up for morning cappuccino among the young and old bohemians at Caffe Trieste, you spot a few who may have...

Navigating Boston’s robust restaurant scene can be daunting. If you are craving Italian food, we have done some of the work for you. Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Boston, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs. No surprise that Boston’s North E...

Saturday September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. This was supposed to be the last time Buddy would have to move for a while. At least, that’s what his dad had promised when they first arrived in Salem, Massachusetts, a town still deeply rooting in its bewitching history. Buddy doesn’t ask for much: become t...

A once in a generation celebration came to fruition for the 100th Anniversary of the Saint Anthony’s Feast as the gold-adorned statue emerged for its centennial to the faithful under the glory of confetti and streamers. The largest Italian festival in New England attracted hundreds of thousands over the weekend to honor San Antonio and participate...

On the night before the Red Arrows flew over Boston Harbor, it was a flight of a more spiritual kind in Boston’s North End with the annual Flight of the Angel capping off the grand finale of the 109th Fisherman’s Feast in honor of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca. The 2019 Flying Angel was Victoria Carregal with side angels Mia Graffeo and Gianna Pu...

After 50 years, Maria Merola has decided to retire and close Maria’s Pastry Shop at 46 Cross Street in Boston’s North End. The last day of business will be September 15, 2019. Tucked away on Cross Street, Maria’s was a local favorite with authentic, homemade offerings and a sanctuary from the Mike’s vs. Modern cannoli wars on Hanover Street. The 66...

August is feast season in the North End and this weekend is the biggest of them all — the feast of St. Anthony. It’s a time of celebration for locals and visitors alike, but this year is even more special as it is the 100th anniversary of the feast. If you are not familiar with the feast of St. Anthony, it is essentially a weekend festival put on i...

The 109th Fisherman’s Feast featured the second annual North End Meatball Contest with Strega Ristorante taking the win! The popular event crowns a new restaurant after last year’s winner, Tony and Elaine’s. Strega North End is located at 320 Hanover Street. John Romano was presented the 2019 Fisherman’s Feast Italian American of the Year award in...

Summer is the festival season. In the United States there are more than 200 that celebrate Italianity, according to the list published each year by OSIA. Some of these were born many years ago, from the desire of Italian emigrants to celebrate their country of origin, sometimes their region, sometimes their city: and almost always their religion an...