A friend and I plan a foodie shopping crawl of the North End this week. So, I am making a list of must-visits. Pace's, Polcari's, Purity Cheese, Salumeria Italiano come to mind immediately. (Too bad Dairy Fresh is no more!) So, I have a few questions for my fellow hounds:
- Does anyone remember the name (and address if it still exists) of the little ravioli shop that used to be on a side street off of Hanover? it's been years and years since I was last there. They made fresh raviolis right there every day. If memory serves it was a block or two east of Hanover on the north side of the street. You walked in and saw this big, very old, ravioli-making contraption. You ordered the varieties you wanted and they would pack them up in a cardboard box tied up with string. So old school and so nice!
- What other stops would you recommend? My friend and I are both avid cooks. We are interested in hard-to-find items or new discoveries to be taken home and experimented with. Interesting produce is good (but this is not the time of year for that.) On the other hand, we are not looking for $200 balsamico.
- Umberto's or Pizzaria Regina or Il Panino for lunch?