Aha! That makes sense, thanks. I imagine lots of “proper Bostonians” get the “early morning munchies.”
The “North End” is always crawling with people, before/after hockey/basketball games, there are street festivals, farmer’s markets, it’s quite the place to be. Some of the best Italian food is there. Some of Boston’s news anchors live in the North End and those people are up all hours of the day and nite so it’s nice to have a place to grab something to eat on the way to work or on the way home at whatever ungodly hour!