I have several out of town girlfriends coming for a visit this weekend. I live in Somerville near Ball Sq. I told them I would put together an area foodie tour. The plan is that a couple of us starting at my house in Somerville will take the T out to the furthest stop on the tour. We'd meet the group with the car coming up from the South where the first stop would be lunch. This would hopefully be a place that has fun atmosphere and great food. These ladies are real foodies (one is married to a fairly well known chef) but most of us try to eat kinda healthy, favoring veggie &/or seafood meals.
From there we would start our tour, walking off lunch a little. We would make stops working our way back to Somerville. Some of the places of interest are the Watertown Armenian shops, Russo's, Fastachi's nut place, Formaggio, Dave's, Christina's or Penzys, maybe Sofra, maybe Iggy's, Wine & Cheese Cask, maybe Burdick's or Tazzo (do they have retail shop?).
I am wondering if we should include/start at the South End where I know there will be lunch places. Or maybe Coolidge Corner. These places are less familiar to me as to the food markets. Or is there stuff in Newton, and have lunch there?
If you have any ideas to share, please throw them out there and I thank you for any advice!