Boston: North End- Little Italy
Road Trip! Off to Boston we go.
From Jersey to Boston its about a 3 1/2 hour drive on the beautiful Merrit Parkway. Its a small two lane highway lined with trees on both sides. Its the first weekend of November so the foliage is showing off with all shades of vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows- its a tapestry of earths most beautfiul colors. Its a perfect time to go to Boston, with the crisp fall air and the holiday season just around the corner, its a both the perfect mix of cozy and romantic.
We arrived out our hotel: It was in the most amazing spot. Walking distance to pretty much everything. Two blocks down the road there was a cute Irish Pub with live music which was the most pleasant surprise. The whole area felt warm and homey. After checking in we ventured to the North End-Little Italy, we were starving so we got some wine...and food..but mostly wine. We wandered around and happened upon a cute little restaurant on Prince Street that transported us directly to Tuscany. We had a couple glasses of warm velvety red wine and paired it with great conversations with the bartender. It made the time go by quickly while we were waiting for our reservation at Carmelinas.
Man...was the wait worth it. We got the call our table was available and we made our way over. The cute restaurant nestled on the corner exuded an inviting charm with its whimsical decor, cozy seating, and a menu filled with delectable surprises. It had beautiful garage doors open with the crisp fall breeze carrying the tantalizing aroma of delicious comfort foods. The restaurant had an open kitchen concept which I love to see, its a work of art how chefs move in a kitchen. TIME TO ORDER: we had risotto and linguine with clams..my absolute favorite dish. The best part...your dish was a mini frying pan..the cutest touch to an already amazing experience. I highly recommend checking out Carmelinas
Next Stop: dessert! In the North End there are endless bakeries and pastry shops. This historic neighborhood, known for its Italian heritage, boasts a delightful array of bakeries that transport you to the heart of Italy. From the captivating aroma of freshly baked bread at Bricco Panetteria to the famous cannoli at Mike's Pastry, these bakeries offer a tantalizing journey through the world of Italian pastries, cakes, and artisanal bread. Whether you're craving a flaky sfogliatella or a classic tiramisu, the North End's bakeries are a slice of culinary heaven that captures the essence of this vibrant, cultural