Thought I'd post a little update about food options mostly in the Four Corners part of Newton.
First, I noticed that they're turning the defunct Red Sauce into a restaurant serving Japanese and Korean BBQ.. Lots of noisy construction going on inside. I really hope the food turns out to be good. After all, how many mediocre Americanized Asian places does one little intersection need?
Got some sweets from Diamond Bakery, even though the vaguely sawdust-smelling store interior worried me. Both the yeasty cinnamon twist and the whoopee pie were fresh but had that veggie oil texture/taste. Also, I like my whoopee pies to be moist and unavoidably squishy and this wasn't. Counter servers were really sweet and the prices are low, so it's a shame the quality's off.
Since the farmer's market at Cold Springs Park was running today, I poked around there too. What a glorious bounty of fall produce! Tons of squashes, beans, peppers (two big reds for $1), eggplant, fresh cranberries, raspberries, tomatoes (pint of cherries for $2) - as well as fish, meat and mushrooms.
While not in Four Corners, Lincoln Street Café, which opened about a year ago a couple doors down from Bakers Best deservedly appears to be thriving. So great to have an indie coffee joint in a city overrun by Peet's and Starbucks. The people there are ultra nice and the atmosphere encourages lingering.
Finally, I saw that the sign for the Asian bakery that has been "Coming Soon!" on Langley by the Newton Center T stop is gone, so I guess the project ran out of steam. Quite a letdown since I've been looking forward to it for months.