It’s a little pathetic when things get so hectic that you forget your own birthday. Lucky for me, last week Jon ensured a festive day by bringing home one of my favorite confections (cupcakes) from one of my favorite bakeries (Lulu’s in the North End). Boston guides typically point North End visitors to Mike’s or Modern’s, but what’s the point of standing in ridiculous lines when this cheery little gem awaits? Right this minute, I’d give anything for an espresso and a plate of their amazing almond apricot biscotti.
Lulu’s Bake Shoppe, 229 Hanover Street, Boston; Tel: 617-720-2200