Time for dinner and we’re headed to the famous Italian section of Boston known as the North End.  Oh, there are many historical things to see such as Paul Revere’s house but I’m going for a true Italian dinner and then a special dessert.  Dinner at Lucia has down home good food swimming in olive oils and savory flavors and the bread, well, its has to be good because of the soft water.  Finishing a bottle of Chianti, we pay our bill and head down to Mike’s Pastry and I see the line out the door.

This place is known for its variety of cannoli’s and it is always packed with hungry dessert eaters.  This time, I bought a chocolate dipped cannoli with fresh ricotta filling and handed over cash, its a cash only establishment.  I watched with amazement as the woman behind the counter quickly loaded my goodies into their signature box and with adept hands, wrapped white string around the box in different directions and tied it off.  Even if I wanted a peak at my delights, I couldn’t cheat until I unraveled the entire string, darn.

Vowing to not eat today, I ate the cannoli with coffee for breakfast before another day of exploring Boston’s food and culture.