Sad news from Boston

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tiki
Filet Mignon
2012/12/12 14:29:04
Sadly---Michael Mercogliano, the founder of Mike’s Pastry, the landmark North End store, has died. Take a look behind the scenes of the famous bakery: http://www.boston.com/yourtown/boston/look-mike-pastry-the-north-end/akPJElG2yvzQEAbGen9HPI/gallery.html
he will be missed.
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/12 15:05:01
Sad news indeed.  One of my favorite stops when I lived in Boston.  Their Florentine cannoli still haunts my dreams!
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/13 08:43:20
Hopefully the goodness will live on!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/13 16:49:36
When I lived in Boston my favorite restaurant was The Daily Catch on Hanover St.  From there it was always over to Mike's for a cannoli.  For me, forget about this cupcake craze.  I'll take one of Mike's cannolis any day. 
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/13 17:06:16
The Florentine cannoli!!  I was never a big cannoli fan as I found the shells to be very dry and really just a vehicle for the filling...until I tried this one.  Baking an oversized Florentine cookie and rolling it into a cannoli shell is truly inspired and adds a crunchy texture from the nuts and a nice chew from the honey that makes the cookie such a joy to eat.

Thanks so much, Mr. Mercogliano.  I'll be back soon for more!

FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/15 16:38:38
LOL.I'd brave the traffic coming outta the airport tuinnel on a regular basis in my youth...........almost 40 years ago.....to get a few of those cannoli....I'd order 6.....two to eat on the way back to beacon hill
tiki
Filet Mignon
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/16 09:42:19
Ricotta Pie!!!!!!
 
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/24 11:49:37
billyboy

The Florentine cannoli!!  I was never a big cannoli fan as I found the shells to be very dry and really just a vehicle for the filling... 

 
What is the filling, whipped cream or some type of custard?
 


billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sad news from Boston 2012/12/24 13:52:17
Hepcat, I believe they use sweetened ricotta cheese.  Happy Holidays!