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Boston Restaurant Blog -- July, 2007

Monday, July 9, 2007

Some Old Restaurant Favorites Around Boston

It seems like these days, I am trying a new restaurant every few days, which is often exciting, but unfortunately, it keeps me from going to some of my favorite restaurants. And a few restaurants have really fallen through the cracks, including a handful that I haven't been to in years even though I like them a lot. What are some of these restaurants? Glad you asked!

One restaurant that I haven't been to in ages and really want to get back to is a tiny little spot in Somerville called House of Tibet. Located on Holland Street in the Teele Square section of Somerville, House of Tibet is a quiet, serene place that has some excellent dishes. I love the dumplings at House of Tibet, as they have both meat and veggie versions. They also have curried dishes as well as a number of stir-fried entrees.

Another restaurant that I used to love but haven't been to in awhile is Caffe Italia, which is on Meridien Street in the Central Square neighborhood of East Boston. Caffe Italia is an absolute throwback of an Italian restaurant, complete with a little cafe area in the front where people sip cappuccino while enjoying pastries and other items that are offered in this front section. And in the back of Caffe Italia is a charming dining room that has the feel of a North End trattoria. Pastas are excellent here, as are the veal and chicken dishes. I also hear that the pizza is outstanding, but I haven't tried it yet.

A third place that I miss a lot and want to get back to is Spruce Pond Creamery on King Street in Franklin. What makes Spruce Pond so special to me is the fact that you can get both pizza and ice cream there, with both being very good. The flatbread pizza at Spruce Pond Creamery is cooked in a wood-fired oven, which imparts a special taste to the pie. And the homemade ice cream is rich, hearty, and delicious. I live a good distance from Franklin, which is one reason why I haven't been to Spruce Pond in awhile, but I definitely need to make a trip back there soon.

There are many other restaurants that I have not been to in a long time that I yearn to check out once again, but there is only so much time (and my stomach has only so much room). I would be quite happy just being able to get to the three restaurants above; perhaps I can get to them by the end of the year...

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1 COMMENT:
Bob said:
Hope you can help. There was a Jewish restaurant on the corner of East Berkeley (dover) and Washington St accross from JJ Foley's. Does anyone remember it's name? Thanks, Bob
Posted on 12/4/11

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