So I am moving from my chow-friendly confines of Coolidge Corner to the unknown world of Cambridge. Specifically, I am moving to the Huron Village area (a little closer to Fresh Pond). Based on my religious reading of these boards, I do have a list of places I have tried (and liked), as well as places I am looking forward to trying.
Closer to home:
Hi-Rise Bakery - seems to get mixed reviews, but I will have to try it to see
Fresh Pond Seafood - I like this place - the guys are friendly and they tend to have high-quality fish
Craigie Street chef's whim menu (Wed and Sun)
Armando's or Cambridge 1 for pizza - which one is better?
Formaggio - cheese cave, what? see you there.
Tanjore - tried it once and liked it - nice to be able to go without the parking search
Tamarind Bay - if anyone has favorite dishes, I'd like to hear them
Toscannini's ice cream
cubans from Chez Henri and Montrose - Dax, were you the one that tried both of them in one night?
West Side Lounge - should be a good substitute for Washington Square Tavern
exploring Arlington eats
closer to Gargoyle's bar menu
RF O'Sullivan's for burgers
Central Square - Cafe Baraka and Miracle of Science
What do I do for sushi, Thai, or Chinese? I think Shangri-La wil be relatively close and maybe Mary Chung's will be a suitable replacement when I crave szechuan. Is Porter Square Exchange the best bet when I crave sushi? Should I just drive back to rock the Dok when I need Thai food?
If I have time, I will also turn in a 2nd report on what I will miss.