September 5, 2012


One of Linda’s historian-colleagues runs a restaurant. One of my hypertext colleagues was coming to visit, and (for a change) I couldn’t manage to cook. So we went down to the North End to Dino’s, and it was great.

This is a tiny place: six or eight tables, a takeout counter, a blackboard, in a space that must have been built as a corner grocery. The special was lobster Fra Diavolo, and it was absolutely terrific: a nice whole lobster, plenty of good shellfish, and a lovely, spicy, piquant sauce. Good bread, too.

A lot of North End eating is tourist-driven, so it takes character to maintain quality. I’m impressed.