My Midwestern in-laws remember coming to Boston several years ago and eating at a restaurant in the North End that Zagat's called "the best of the red-sauce places" and that had silverware embedded in the sidewalk outside. This was before I knew their son and I wasn't there. Does anyone know what place they are talking about?
They are returning to visit this weekend and although I am going to take them someplace else, they wanted to know the name of the place they had been before.
As for where I am really going to take them, are Cibo and Antico Forno still the best places for value-for-money in the NEnd? I'd prefer to eat at Sage or Prezza myself, but I've discovered, through many disappointing experiences, that (despite having much more money than me) they are easily sticker-shocked, and that amazing food does not outweigh their discomfort.