Guilia: Another great on my must try list. I have heard great things about Guilia. I don’t eat much pasta especially in the summer so fall will bring me in to taste what the buzz is all about. (Cambridge)
M.F. Dulock: Meat. If you make meat, make it really really good meat. (Somerville)
Qing Dao Garden: (For the alphabet sticklers) For their authentic and delectable dumplings and more. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff what to order. (Cambridge)
Sarah’s Market: For their soup, sandwiches, or a super iced coffee in the morning. There is something for everyone any time of day here and the place is so friendly you can’t help but smile. (Cambridge)
Trade: To escape the office for a fabulous business lunch. (Boston)
Ula Café: Up there on my “to try” list. I’ve heard from, Liz Koch, the owner of nearby Hatched (a cute little eco boutique for kids) that they have delicious popovers and crispy rice treats and her son raves about their “super duper chocolate cookies”. (Jamaica Plain)
West Bridge: A welcome break from lunch at your desk. Meet a friend for a working lunch or your loved one for a late night cocktail after a busy week of school pick ups, drop offs, homework, and Little League. (Cambridge)
X: X marks the spot. What is your favourite spot to eat out? Where will you treat yourself…
…for a coffee right after school drop off?
…for a sandwich during lunch?
…for dinner out at the end of the first week of school?
Yelp: You love to hate Yelp, but if you live in a big city there’s a good chance you can find a few pictures of the food being served. If you have picky children, seeing a photo of someone’s fries (eww there is skin on it!!) or a picture of their pizza (too saucy) can be a lifesaver for parents in a pinch. Also check out KidNosh for their fork ratings specifically designed for families. (on your phone/online)
Zoe’s Chinese: Zapped by a falling facade. I have heard so many great things about Zoe’s Chinese but they have been closed after the facade of their building collapsed last year. Eater Boston Editor, Rachel Leah Blumenthal, loves the Sichuan-style portion of the menu, particularly the fish filet with hot chili sauce. They also have good soup dumplings. There is nothing better than a good soup dumpling on a crisp fall evening. Zoe’s reopens today, Tuesday, August 12th. (Somerville)