Friday, August 19, 2011

Cannoli Wars of 2011

No trip to Boston is complete without a Mike's Pastry run.  Our family has become somewhat addicted to their cannolis.  Delish!   The only problem is this:  if you don't go to Mike's when you first get to town, the line will be around the block by the time you are ready to take some home at the end of the day.

So it was this past Saturday.  Knowing what the line is like at 4 pm, we made our usual stop at noon for a post-lunch treat.  

MMMMM!  There is nothing like it!

After we spent our day walking off those calories, we thought what better way to end the our visit than to have just one more (we usually only go downtown to get them when we have company, so we argued that these treats occur only twice a year, therefore, indulgence justified). Off to Mike's we go, hoping that the line is not too bad since we have a train to catch.  All hope was dashed as we see the line all the way down the block and around the corner.  DENIED!

But wait... there, just a block away, sits Modern Pastry, rumored to be just as good, but way less crowded.

Dare we??  Of course!

Time to find out who has the best, Mikes or Modern?  An age old question (or maybe not) will be answered in a completely scientific way.

First up, Mom's votes.

Even though she had the cheesecake from Mike's this time (sinfully delicious!), she still chose Mike's cannolis over Modern's

As for us:
 (yes, we are that disgusting couple!)
Chris' vote: Mikes

And me?  Well, Mikes of course!

Modern was good, but there is nothing like a cannoli, and many other treats, from Mikes Pastries.  So, my NH friends, if you find yourself downtown Boston, make sure to go early and bring one home for us!