In response to kargiver's comment:
Pingo, gosh, that's so sad about the loss of your friend. sounds like if they had been on top of things she could have beaten it.
If you like cabbage, I believe you'll like Brussels sprouts if they are parcooked before you sauté them. Half cooked sprouts are terrible! Hope I'm right...let us know this it goes.
tt, good job at the cts! That's great program, and you're really on top of the Christmas list.
Had a blast with SIL after her appointment for dinner and dessert at Mike's. Their canolis are my favorite dessert on earth. We went to Taranta for dinner. Good for the adventurous not looking for traditional Italian...it was a unique menu of exquisitely prepared Peruvian-Italian fusion. Excellent ingredients, preparation, a service, and atmosphere, but if traditional North End fare is what you're expecting, a disappointment. I loved it and would return, but SIL not so much.
The sun is coming out...yay!
Glad you enjoyed the North End. It is by far..my neighborhood in Boston. I try to get there once a month for lunch or dinner ( sometimes even breakfast). I love the coffee beans from Polcari's so for sure I go when out of those.
I haven't tried Taranta but have passed it dozens of times as it is right next to a little jewelry shop I love.
Personally..I prefer the cannoli from Modern Pastry..but Mike's is very popular and I think they probably have more variety.