Monday, December 26, 2005

Great Pizza in the North End of Boston

I went to Galleria Umberto in Boston the other day, and was very impressed by the pizza there. They make Sicilian-style pizza there, which is thick squares with lots of cheese on top. I often don't like this kind of pizza, but Galleria Umberto seems to have perfected it. This little pizza joint on Hanover Street is definitely worth seeking out. I put it up there with Santarpio's in East Boston and Regina's in the North End, which speaks volumes for this place.


Thursday, December 08, 2005

Heading to New York City

Welp, it's time to take a break from writing about local restaurants in my Boston restaurant guide and head down to the Big Apple for a bit. I'm looking forward to finding some new restaurants in Manhattan; hopefully a good pizza place, maybe a decent Italian restaurant, perhaps a nice Vietnamese or Thai place.

New York has such a huge number of restaurants that it's a bit overwhelming at times. That's why I usually put the guide books away and end up finding restaurants by accident, which is more fun anyway. Who knows--maybe I'll find some hidden gems that I can include on my New York restaurants page. I haven't found a great Thai place yet, so perhaps I'll aim for that on this trip.

If anyone has suggestions for hidden gems in Manhattan, let me know. Thai, Mexican, Italian, it doesn't matter; I'd love to hear about any kind of cuisine, as long as the food is good.