Recently I’ve spent some weekends in the Medford, MA region and have some random thoughts about some assorted places I have been to. Please chime in with anywhere you have been to recently in the area, I’m always curious about where people have been lately, old or new!
Arax & Sevan, Watertown–bought all kinds of food here for Xmas Eve and Xmas Day. These markets are a couple of the real food gems of the Boston area. Period. End of sentence.
Tenoch–this Medford Square joint has solid sandwiches. It’s not spectacular, but the tortas are good quality. Want to try more after initial encounter.
Chili Garden–another Medford Sq. place that serves a niche. Only eaten here once, but seems better’n average. King Oyster Mushroom with Garlic was really good. So was Crispy Chicken with Basil. Homemade Sichuan Sausage was OK but a little tame.
Ebisuya–nice Japanese market. good looking produce, frozen stuff and assorted Japanese foodstuffs.
Bob’s Italian Foods, Medford–a classic. Good arancini, the couple that I bought lasted me 4 meals. Will go back for a sandwich here soon.
Italo Bakery, Medford–real old school place. bread looked great, but was sort of overdone and lacked salt. Sigh. But Sicilian slice was pretty tasty, if a little greasy. Would happily eat this for breakfast on a regular basis if I lived on the block.
La Cascia, Medford—ok bread, ok cookies. Not super exciting, but I’m glad that it still has a place to be.
Snappy Patty’s, Medford–this locale seems promising. Good vibe, nice beers, some seemingly ok cocktails within the odd Medford liquor rules. Unfortunately, they murdered the burger that I asked to be medium rare. Will try again.
Donuts with a Difference, Medford–want a bakery that doesn’t charge you three bucks for a donut? this is your Medford Sq. spot. the old fashioned is aces. blueberry a bit sweet for me, but not bad. Have always been a Demet’s fan for this sort of thing, but need to compare.
Saloniki, Boston–my first encounter with Jody Adams’ fast Greek casual seemed fine. Nothing out of the ordinary, but The George was a good 9 $ lamb sandwich. A little dry, but no real complaints.
Tasty Burger, Boston–generally, i don’t eat a lot of meat. But when i was in Fenway and was ordering at Saloniki, i couldn’t dodge also getting a cheeseburger here a couple blocks over. Not bad at all, Cooked way better’n my Snappy Patty burger.
Pisa Pizza, Malden–good lunch spot right near the 88. Pizza not transporting, but fine and atmosphere above average. Next door neighbors playing bocce in December, never a bad sign.
Dom’s–another good place right on top the 88, Great house made sausage (try the un pc named Oriental, it’s great). Delicious bread here too, even though the cashier lady had no idea who made it.
anyway, that’s where I’ve been lately.