Thursday, September 15, 2011

Boston's Italian District

Located in this wonderful Italian area of Boston is the Old North Church, Paul Revere's home and the most delicious italian pizza. If you want to know the best food, always ask the locals.

The Paul Revere home located at 19 North avenue. The original three-story house was built about 1680 and Paul Revere lived here between 1770-1800.

Paul Revere (January 1, 1735– May 10, 1818) was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting Colonial militia of approaching British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, Paul Revere's Ride. As a result, his "midnight ride" is a legendary part of United States history.

Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as an officer in the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame.

This was one of our greatest finds here in the Italian District. We had actually heard about this little jewel at one of the restaurants at Long Wharf. They must go to Mike's Pastry but beware there is usually a long line that rounds the building with people ordering Cannolis.

If you read an earlier post of mine then you saw where I have re-created this little yummy. I now make these with Cherry, Apple and Peach filling too. Oh MY Heck...... The cheesecake was super yummy too.

If you enlarge this photo you will see all the many different kind of cannolis that they make here. Family owned business and they were all so very nice to us!

We had a super large delicious slice of pizza down the street here! Who doesn't love pizza!

That would be the Old North Church steeple in the background.

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