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Good Eats In Watertown/Cambridge Area?

Decided on Massis because I had had their lacmajun (sorry for the spelling). Not bad. But the almonds were rancid and the rice pudding was the worst I have ever had. Will have to try the other two.

Jul 31, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Brookline Hills/Village

Thanks! I thought I saw some sort of gourmet shop while walking on cyprus from the Bline Hills T, but didn't have time to sniff it out. Do you know what it is?

Jul 29, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Brookline Hills/Village

I meant to ask: could teezeetoo more closely pinpoint the location for the butcher you were referring to in Watertown? Thanks!

Jul 29, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Brookline Hills/Village

Thank you so much! I thought I saw a tiny gourmet market when meeting my landlords, but can't remember exactly where it was. From the map I'd guess it was somewhere around Walnut or Kendall on Cyprus.
Trust me, NOTHING will make me miss the Porter Square Shaw's!

Jul 29, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Brookline Hills/Village

Thanks for your feedback -- especially for the Turkish options!
Some of your suggestions for Porter Square are spot on, but many of these are not places you want to sit in and dine. Anna's, Petsi's are best for take out, O'Sullivans for the beer crowd. Elephant Walk is fine, but not for an affordable weekday option. I've had indifferent service at West Side (better food at Temple Bar) and haven't thought much of the Far East Asian offerings. I think the restaurants work better if you're in your 20s or 30s. My complaint with Cambridge is that affordable tends to equal dive and noisy.

Jul 29, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Brookline Hills/Village

Great suggestions. Thanks! What is the Butcherie?
I have shopped at the Armenian markets. I'm especially looking for grocers in Brookline -- places other than Stop & Shop, etc.

Jul 29, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area

Moving to Brookline Hills/Village

Hi. I'm mercifully moving out of Porter Square (goodbye nasty student restaurants and the heinous Star Market!!!) and will be calling Brookline home. I have no car but am an avid shop-by-bike kind of gal and am seeking recommendations for:
Fresh Fish
Wine
FRESH Vegetables and herbs
Good Mediterranean food
Fish restaurants

I cook a lot and will spring for a Zipcar to get to Russo's. I have shopped at Bazaar and love their 9 versions of feta.

Advise away!

Jul 29, 2007
ssata in Greater Boston Area