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Auburndale eats

Ruprecht | | Jun 23, 2013 11:25 AM

Recently moved to the neighborhood and looking for worthwhile local spots. It seems to be a content void on CH, and perhaps for good reason, but I thought I'd share my (limited) impressions thus far:

Wally's Ice Cream - some interesting favors. They get their ice cream from a Massachusetts supplier whose name I didn't recognize. I like the base better at Coney Island in West Newton, but the flavor selection/quality at Wally's.

Boca Bella - Underwhelming lunch experience featuring very slow service and a turkey burger that seemed like frozen restaurant supply fare, which was disappointing given their semi upscale pricing and descriptions. The dinner menu looked like it could be decent if executed well, but haven't tried yet.

Knotty Pine - greasy spoon, it is what it is. Charming, with a small town diner vibe. Since we can walk here and have little kids, we will be back, but it's not really because of the food.

Toms Pizza - not been, looks Greek, have heard they do Sicilian slices.

Breadsong Bakery - Have only been by when they are closed thus far, interested if anyone has tried their bread or other products.

The Shaws, though not cheap, has been a pleasant surprise in quality and selection.

Anyone with experiences at any of these places care to fill in some blanks?