Pigs On The Sidewalk

cast iron pigs on sidewalk, north end boston
In front of a little food shop on a side street in the North End.

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Mikes Pastry Line Out The Door, North End

You see their boxes being carried around everywhere… at the parks, in the subway, people walking down the street. The ubiquitous “Mike’s Pastry” logo packages act as a viral advertising campaign all over the city. As a result of this, Mike’s is always mobbed; the line runs out the door, sometimes all the way down to the next block.
mikes pastry shop, north end boston
Tourist tip: If long lines cramp your style, try Modern Pasty, also on Hanover Street.

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Ida’s Italian Cuisine Sign

Vintage sign on Hanover Street in the North End. Ida’s is no longer in business but the sign is still there.
ida's italian cuisine sign north end boston

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