We're moving to Boerum Hill in a matter of days and are trying to feel out the neighborhood in terms of food. Saw this thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/434521, and it's already been useful, but some of it might be a little out of walking distance.
We're looking for:
.wine bar/bar (good casual atmosphere with a good selection? somewhere to go regularly)
.low-mid range restaurants to go to every couple weeks (lunetta looks great!)
.groceries! (preferable something other than a key foods or c-town)
.bread (i'm not sure if mazzola's is too far for an everyday walk? and.. excuse my having to ask, but, what's lard bread?)
And is there any decent Chinese or Japanese food in the area?
Thanks so much!