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It's hot here but yet I'm flipping through holiday candy catalogs trying to decide which new items to try! Pretty soon it will be fall when the pallets of the new items and more of your favorites will start arriving. But if you can't wait until then, try some delicious and fresh Oliviero candy! 20% off all Oliviero items! Blocks, bars, torrroncini!! Don't wait till Christmas! Use code SUMMERSALE. Offer ends 11:59pm PST, July 29, 2018. See more details on our Sale page.

We're getting ready to go to Boston for two of our favorite feasts of the year, The Fisherman's Feast and St. Anthony's! 

The 108th Fisherman's Feast starts on August 16th with a solemn procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso. From Lewis street the procession will head to the Christopher Columbus WaterFront Park for the Annual blessing of the Fishing Waters. Then the band takes over on the main stage! Sausage and peppers, stuffed quahogs, cannolis, and torrone! New this year - The 1st Annual North End's Best Meatball Competition: Come take part in choosing who, out of the 10-12 best restaurant's in the North End, has the best meatballs. Be sure to be there for the Flight of the Angel on Sunday! During the day La Madonna is paraded through the streets of the North End accompanied by a band. In the evening a young girl dressed as an angel flies from a third story window down to La Madonna. A short prayer is recited and she's raised back up to the window as the crowd cheers and confetti showers down. It's the highlight of the feast! Yankee Magazine calls it "truly one of Boston’s greatest treasures" and National Geographic say’s “It’s a spectacle NOT to be missed!’" As the angel ceremony is completed the spectators below are covered by a snowfall of confetti paper from the rooftops. It's an amazing site to see! For a detailed schedule of events, click here.

Also, in Boston, the festivities continue on August 23rd with the Feast of St. Lucy's and lasts all weekend with St. Anthony's Feast! Music, food, an infectious atmosphere!

From the St. Anthony's Feast Website:

Filippo Berio Culinary Stage & Tasting Tent - Featuring Boston’s best chefs showcasing their “Cucina Italiana” - stop by for some fabulous demonstrations & tastings of Filippo Berio Olive Oil, Pesto, and Balsamic Glaze varieties.

Regina Pizzeria Open Air Piazza - Enjoy an imported ice cold Stella Artois Beer or a glass of Stella Rosa Wine, and of course a slice of their world famous pizza.

Dragone Cheese Tasting Tent - Drop by for unique recipe suggestions and enjoy selections of sumptuous fresh mozzarella, ricotta and aged parmesan uniquely prepared for the feast. Dragone Cheese will also host a photo booth and children's activities.

If you've never been here and are in the Boston area, make sure you stop by! You can see pictures and YouTube videos here.

 

Written by Anne Marie Andriola — July 27, 2018