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The North End

by Meghann on August 16, 2009

Well, that’s what I call a crazy night!

Our evening started with about 50 beautiful girls in the lobby of the Radisson.

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We took advantage of the lovely evening and headed by foot to the Fishermen’s Village on the North End.

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It was great because I was able to talk to some fellow bloggers one on one that I was not able to before.

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It was a wonderful 1.4 mile walk… well maybe a little longer due to some slight GPS miss calculations.

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When we made it to the North End it was PACKED!

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The tiny streets were lined with various venders and packed shoulder to shoulder with people.

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Unfortunately we lost a lot of our group in the crowd. We debated finding a restaurant to eat, but decided to join the spirit of the crowd and split up for meals of our own.

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I forget what the proper name for it was, but I ended up getting this AMAZING fried rice ball stuffed with spinach and feta then coated in marinara sauce.

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Just a head’s up for a Healthy Living Summit, this evening was not healthy at all, but it sure was amazing!

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The gang tracked down a beer garden and I enjoyed a refreshing Watermelon Ale.

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It was interesting to say the least. It was cold and wet and did the trick.

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Next up we spotted a wine tasting tent.

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At this point I was full of rice ball and beer and just wasn’t feeling the wine at all.

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Can I just say Sammie’s son ‘D’ is the cutest thing ever?!

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I was very excited our last stop of the evening was the famous Mike’s Pastry.

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I’ve seen this place featured on Kath’s blog so many times I knew it was going to be great.

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Whit, Kelly, Megan and I decided to split this beautiful Strawberry Shortcake.

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We all enjoyed standing on the street corner trying out treats.

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I’ll admit i had my fair share of bites. I just had to try everything!

Sammie’s husband, Charlie, was great and brought us Cannolis from a rival bakery, Modern Pastery.

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Apparently these are the best cannolis in Boston. I’ll admit they were pretty tasty.

D Agreed. πŸ™‚

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Once again I was part of the walking group. It felt good once again to mingle while digesting and walking. Of course once we made it back everyone was more then exhausted.

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I was afraid the night was going to turn into a total let down, but it ended up being awesome. I’m so sad tomorrow is our last day in Boston. Is it really almost over? πŸ™ Boooo…..

1 Nina August 16, 2009 at 1:22 am

I agree, Modern is the place to be!

2 Emily Eats August 16, 2009 at 2:58 am

This food fair looks pretty amazing! Looks like a lot of fun and those pastries look like they were a delicious end to the day πŸ™‚

3 Courtney August 16, 2009 at 3:37 am

What a good tiiime! πŸ˜€ Diggin Mikes Pastry and the wine tasting tent! I dream of those. Too bad you can’t bring all of that home πŸ˜‰

4 Luna August 16, 2009 at 5:28 am

beautiful evening!and food!btw, was the fried rice an italian recipe? if so it could be “arancini” πŸ™‚
Thank you all for sharing the HLS experience with us, i followed on livestream and was super happy πŸ˜‰

5 Luna August 16, 2009 at 5:30 am

errr or they could be “supplΓ¬”… well, the name isn’t that important, they surely were delicious!

6 Madelin August 16, 2009 at 6:43 am

Yum! Arancini balls are the best, especially with sauce over them πŸ™‚ looks like a really fun night! Well done with the Summit!

7 Melissa August 16, 2009 at 6:51 am

It was great meeting you yesterday. Your photos from the festival are AMAZING. Obvi, a great new camera!

8 Errign August 16, 2009 at 8:36 am

That rice ball looks ah-mazing.

9 Lizzy August 16, 2009 at 9:06 am

the festival looks amazing! so fun

10 Charlie August 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

Yeah, the arancini were killer, especially with the sauce (or ‘gravy’ if you want to talk like a real Boston Italian).

Glad you liked the cannolis. Modern rules for cannoli, but Mike’s makes a great mini ricotta pie.

It was nice to meet you, give Sammie and I a shout if you ever come back up.

11 jocelyneatsfresh August 16, 2009 at 9:33 am

Yum..those rice balls and dessert treats look AMAZING..Look’s like everyone had a fab night! Hope your last day in Boston is amazing..congratz! All the hard work paid off! πŸ™‚ I know many of us who could not go enjoyed watching the livestream πŸ™‚

12 Niki August 16, 2009 at 9:37 am

What a fun night!! The food looks amazing!

13 Andee (Runtolive) August 16, 2009 at 10:34 am

Your dinner looks so good! What a fun night out, so sad to see it is over!

14 Jamie in Arkansas August 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

Hi Meghann!
Do you have extra t-shirts from the SUMMIT we could purchase????
I’d LOVE one!

15 carolinebee August 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

Great Recaps Meghann!!! OMG do you have the worst camera luck EVER or whattt!?? Haha glad u got a new one πŸ˜€

I’m so bummed I couldn’t make it out, but my NEW apartment in Boston is in the North End, so next time you’re in Boston we’ll meet up and eat delicious food πŸ˜€

16 Matt August 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm

The North End is awesome! I went there a few months ago when we were in Bean Town for my sisters graduation from BU. We went to a really good restaurant (I forgot the name) and to Mike’s Pastry. I polished off that cannoli in about two seconds. So good!

17 Kristin August 16, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Watermelon ale… hmm, sounds either delicious or disgusting! haha

Looks like the night was a fun one, I’m jealous yet again!

xo
K

http://www.kristinsnibbles.com

18 Matt August 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Hey I had that watermelon ale when I was in Boston – it smelled like parmesan cheese. Tasted like a regular ale, however.

19 Erica August 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Great job this weekend! I didn’t get to attend, but I have watched some of the streaming live during the day. Looked fabulous! Thank you for all your hard work! Do it again next year, and maybe I can come! πŸ˜‰

20 kristi (sweet cheeks) August 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm

That cannoli looks so good!!!

Glad you had a great time!

21 southerngracesblog August 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

The fried rice ball, canoli, and strawberry shortcakes each look amazing! I am so happy y’all had such a wonderful night!!

22 Jess August 16, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Looks like you all had a great time and it sounds like the whole Healthy Living Summit was awesome. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t be there. But I’m hoping you ladies will decide to host one again next year!

23 Angharad August 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Looks like just the best weekend ever! Congratulations!!

24 Ali August 16, 2009 at 8:04 pm

It was great getting to meet you! I had so much fun at the Summit! Looks like you guys had an AWESOME time at Mike’s Pastry, I love that place. The bad thing it is about 1.5 miles away from my apt., which makes it hard not to eat canoli’s for dinner! I hope you had a safe flight home πŸ™‚

25 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal August 16, 2009 at 8:30 pm

Looks like SO much fun! Watermelon ale, eh? I can’t imagine how that’d turn out! Everyone looks like they’re having a great time, and the pastries look great.

26 angieinatlanta August 16, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Congrats on a successful summit!

27 Julie August 16, 2009 at 10:06 pm

So fun! I’m glad everyone loved Boston, my hometown πŸ˜‰

It was so surreal seeing all my favorite bloggers in the same pictures! haha

28 Susan August 17, 2009 at 9:48 am

Looks like a wonderful way to end the HLS! I’m so happy everyone had a great time πŸ˜€ That watermelon beer totally intrigues me…

29 Meg August 17, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I have been following the planners of the HLS summit for sometime now and it looks like you guys did an amazing job! I loved looking at your pictures! I used to live on Hull St. in the North End where the Fisherman’s Feast is held. Ahh memories πŸ™‚

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