Let's see if I can update my blog at least once a week.
Well, today I was in the North End, so I bought a few pastries from Mike's Pastries and Modern Pastries. The debate over which pastry shop was better was going to end here. In the blue-and-white string corner, Mike's, with: cream puff, canoli, green cookie thing. In the red-and-white string corner*, Modern, with: canoli, creme brulee, fig-newton-cookie thing.
After sampling a bit of everything as dessert, my conclusion this evening is....
Both are delicious.
A rematch will need to be held, before an official decision can be made.
* Mike's and Modern both use a thin cotton string to tie their boxes, although each store has its own color.