Index of Great Restaurants, Food and Cookbook Finds

Restaurant Visits

*Okay: So truth be told, many of these restaurant visits are over five years old! Rather than, though, delete the posts, I am leaving them up, so you can get a sense of what the restaurant offered.

Dining Without the Kids

*Aka Bistro, Lincoln, French and Sushi, (With the kids, too)
Asana, Mandarin Oriental, Boston
*Bambara, Cambridge-Contemporary American
*Bistro 5, West Medford-Italian
Bondir, Cambridge
Butcher Shop, Boston
*Chiara Bistro, Westwood
Chez Henri, Porter Square, Cambridge-French/Cuban
Clio, Boston
Coppa Enoteca, Boston-Italian bites, pizza and pasta (or for fantastic brunch)
The Cottage, Wellesley-with the kids, too.
Craigie on Main, Central Square, Cambridge *For Father's Day-French Bistro
Dante, Kendall Square, Cambridge (Summer 2008 and Winter 2009)-Italian
*Da Vinci, Boston-Italian
Daikanyama, Chestnut Hill-sushi
*51 Lincoln, Newton-eclectic; a return to 51 Lincoln
*Fleming's Steak House, Boston
Foundry on Elm, Somerville (with the kids, too)
*Garden at the Cellar, Cambridge
Hungry Mother, Cambridge-New Southern
*Il Casale, Belmont-Italian
Journeyman, Somerville
La Verdad, Fenway, Boston-Mexican
The Local-Newton (with the kids, too, maybe)-Gastropub
Lineage, Brookline, Local/New American/New England
Lounge at Blue Ginger, Wellesley (With the Kids, too)-Asian Fusion
*Nebo, Boston (With the Kids, too)-Italian
Rendezvous, Cambridge-eclectic, local foods
Rialto (the bar), Cambridge
Salts, Central Square, Cambridge-eclectic, local foods
Spiga, Needham-Italian
Sportello, Fort Point Channel/Boston-Italian Cafe
Sweet Basil, Needham-Italian
*Tomasso, Southborough-Italian
Toro, South End, Boston-tapas
*Trinas Starlight Lounge, Cambridge (with the kids, too!)
Tupelo, Cambridge-Southern
*T.W. Food, Cambridge-European
Uni, Eliot Hotel, Boston-sushi
*Oishii II, Sudbury (With the kids, too!)-sushi/Japanese
O Ya, Leather District, Boston-updated sushi

Dining With the Kids
Angkor, Providence-Cambodian
Hong Kong Roast Meats-Chinese
Mays Cafe, Brighton-Taiwanese (Coming Soon)
Myers and Chang, Boston, Contemporary Chinese/Dim Sum
New Rod Dee, Brookline-Thai
Paramount, Beacon Hill-Breakfast and brunch
*Petit Robert Bistro, Needham-French
Pho Viet's, Super 88 Food Court, Allston/Brighton-Vietnamese
Picco, South End-pizza and ice cream
Rod Dee, Brookline-Thai
Sichuan Gourmet, Framingham-Chinese
Sofra, Watertown-Mediterranean
Xinh Xinh, Boston-Vietnamese (coming soon)

Food Finds and Great Food Stores
Burdick's Chocolates, Cambridge
Farmer's Markets and CSAs
Harvard Square Farmer's Market (summer 2008 and summer 2009)
Natick Farmer's Market (summer 2008, June 2009, July 2009)
Natick Winter Farmer's Market: Week 1, Week 2
Newton Farmer's Market
Brookline Farmer's Market
The Farmer's Cart (A Farmer's Market, of sorts, On Wheels) The Farmer's Cart-Summer 09
Dover Farm CSA
Portland, Maine Farmer's Market: June; and August

Orchards and Farms

*This meal/product was provided for me by the owner, chef, baker etc. However, my decision to write about it was entirely my own and means that I enjoyed the product, bakery, restaurant enough to highlight it here. In other words, I am not paid to endorse any place or product on this blog.