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Lunch "down da Lake": Babalicous and Antoine's


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Lunch "down da Lake": Babalicous and Antoine's

Blumie | Nov 13, 2010 02:33 PM

First things first: anyone know why the Nonantum neighborhood of Newton is called "The Lake"? When I was a kid growing up in Newton, I'm not sure even knew it was called Nonantume; we all called it "da Lake."

I had a meeting in Newton yesterday afternoon, so I decided to cut through "da Lake" for a banh mi from Bobalicious. It was delicious. Not as good as the Super 88, but very good nonetheless.

I then made the mistage of going across the street to Antoine's. Was this place ever good, or did I just think it was good when I was a kid? I tried a raspberry turnover and an M&M cookie, both of which sucked! Is their famous strawberry cake still good (if it ever was)?

308 Watertown St, Newton, MA 02458

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