Judging by the notes and messages that we receive around here, it’s clear that some Dig readers are new to the city and looking for unique activities to keep themselves occupied. That’s not only totally cool but also the way it’s always been; Boston, after all, is a metropolis built on the sweat and love of transients. Always will be.  What’s impor...

As proud Italian Americans, it is important to buy products from Italian American-owned businesses. Equally as important, it is enjoyable to pay visits to neighborhoods that are historically Italian, specifically communities that still have a significant amount of Italian American residents. The Empire State has Little Italy in Manhattan, Bensonhur...

The North End’s most popular sights to visit may be Paul Revere’s House or the Old North Church, but Bostonians know that in August the real attractions are the feasts. Each weekend there is a North End Feast, and they are worth checking out. In the late 1800s through the 1930s, Italian immigrants flocked to Boston’s North End, creating an Italian...

The National Italian American Foundation is honored to be recognized as the Italian American Organization of the Year by the Madonna Del Soccorso Society. This annual award is presented at the Fisherman’s Feast to an individual or organization that has had a substantial and positive impact on our society and the larger Italian American community th...

The North End in Boston, MA, is also known as Little Italy. If you have not been, there is so much to explore, especially for your taste buds. The North End is home to some amazing bakeries, pastry shops, restaurants, and gelato. Many locals, as well as tourists, visit the North End regularly to feast. We all know about Mike's Pastry, Bova, and Mod...

North End restaurateurs still have a beef — or Bolognese — with the city’s “unconstitutional” $7,500 outdoor dining fee, as four Italian restaurant owners filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Mayor Michelle Wu on Monday. The city for the first time this year handed down a North End-only $7,500 fee in response to local residents complaining about th...

One of the hidden gems of Boston is a waterfront community on the North End of the city. Little Italy sits in a historic part of the city where some of the oldest buildings in the city are still standing and in use. It’s a sensory experience in an area that has a lot to offer for the locals and visitors. There’s so much to do that we’ve prepared a...

When it comes to outdoor dining in Boston, Mayor Michelle Wu seems to be taking an a la carte approach to fairness. Most restaurants can put out tables and chairs and have at it. But for North End eateries, they’ll have to pay for the privilege. Wu’s office said in a statement Wednesday that restaurateurs in the neighborhood have until April 10 to...

Everyone has an opinion about where to find the best pastry in Boston’s North End. So it should come as no surprise that one of the neighborhood’s most famous bakeries is among the most talked-about eateries in all of America. Yelp came out this week with a list of “The Top 50 Most Reviewed Places To Eat” on their platform. Mike’s Pastry in Boston...

Tuesday April 12, 2022 — 7 p.m. EST. Zoom Webinar (Register Here). Organized by I AM Books. Join us in conversation with Christin Simon and Julia Clairborne Johnson. Christine Simon grew up in a very large and very loud Italian family and now lives with her husband and four children in New Jersey. The Patron Saint of Second Chances is her first nov...