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Winthrop’s Cafe Rossetti’s: Where People Meet to Eat

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Tucked away in a seaside town, you can find a teeny tiny family owned restaurant that is worth the trek outside of the city.

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Bianco and Sons: Concessions maestri

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If you have enjoyed the spicy goodness of a hot Italian sausage before a Red Sox game while strolling down Yawkey Way, you are a faithful Bianco and Sons customer. Opening the retail shop in 1960, Joseph Bianco Sr. started a family business that is now the backbone of New England’s concessions. Boasting the highest quality meats and spices, Bianco’s Italian sausage has stood the test of time. The recipe has not changed a lick in almost 55 years of production. Joseph Jr. would never share their secrets either: “No way, it’s a family recipe.” The smell alone brings me ...

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The North End’s Connah Store

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There is no denying that us New Englanders, and especially us Bostonians, have a language all our own. We have an accent, an attitude, and a way of doing business that is specific to each of our neighborhoods. In the North End, the Connah Store is the place that everyone goes for late night snacks, iced tea and ice cream that speaks to tourists and natives alike. The North End holds a special place in the hearts of Suffolk students and Boston transplants as the place to go for a home-cooked meal when you are lonely, hungry or looking for ...

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Pauli’s North End – Wicked Fresh. Crazy Good.

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In the words of owner Paul Barker, Pauli's North End serves "wicked fresh food that always tastes crazy good."

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The Maione Family of Capitol Coffee House

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Right behind the State House there is a tiny shop called Capitol Coffee House that has just as much culture and history as its neighborhood.

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The DiCenso Family – Rino’s Place in East Boston

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In East Boston, masked by tripledeckers and tucked away on residential streets, you will find two primetime restaurants run by the DiCenso family. “It takes a strong-hearted family to run any type of business” says Anna DiCenso, Chef Tony’s wife and business partner. They are the second generation to run Rino’s Place and have turned this local institution into an international sensation. Cheryl, a 17-year veteran server at Rino’s, says that guests from all over the world have been coming in after seeing Rino’s Place and Chef Tony on “Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives.” “They have books, they plan their vacation ...

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