Boston's best new spot for outstanding pub grub is located in Boston's oldest neighborhood: The North End. With over a hundred Italian restaurants in less than one square mile, Vito's is giving residents a taste of something different.
The dude behind Ristorante Damiano's just opened this North End "lounge-meets-sports-bar", which pairs leather banquettes with Italian-y green/red walls framed with memorabilia and bright oil paintings of sports stars. Sixteen draft brews (BBC's Steel Rail, Stone IPA) and goodness from a bloody mary bar wash down a diverse lineup of foodstuffs that includes Korean pork tacos w/ a sesame-chili salsa roja, chipotle wings, and a beef/roasted tomato/parmigiano frico burger heaped with shiitake mushrooms and called The Fifth Flavor, which ironically, the futuristic she-hero from the Bruce Willis movie will skip in favor of chicken....continue reading.
Along with nachos, sliders, pizza, and guacamole, chicken wings will always have a place in our Super Bowl hearts. Truthfully I’m normally indifferent to wings; I usually find them over-sauced and overly greasy. But in need of some inspiration for my own Super Bowl party, I ventured to Vito’s Tavern in the North End to sample some traditional (and not-so traditional) versions of chicken wings...Continue Reading.
The North End is where Boston heads for Italian fare. But when a steady diet of pizza, pasta, and pastry gets old (yes, it’s possible), those who live in the North End often have to head elsewhere. When sports bar Vito’s Tavern opened on Salem Street at the end of July, it filled several different niches. With six flat-screen TVs, it’s a berth for those who want to have a beer and watch the game. In addition to pub fare, the menu offers Tex-Mex specialties, salads, even a few Korean-inspired items. And, yes, there are some Italian dishes, too. It’s still the North End…Continue Reading.
“I don’t want people to think this is the kind of place to find a bunch of drunk, college a**holes,” Damien DiPaola says, leaning on the honey-colored bar of Vito’s Tavern. His “sports lounge” concept is the first of its kind to hit the North End, but when the brown paper comes down this week, don’t expect any Faneuil Hall shenanigans here. “This is a place for people to come enjoy themselves, watch the game, eat some really good food and be relaxed.”…