This weekend, I'll be moving to Porter Square. My friend and I would like some advice on where to find the following:
For the kitchen:
A butcher - Savenor's is not a daily option. I know about McKinnon's. How's the meat at Market Basket?
A baker - I don't remember Petsi's selling bread....should I just trek to Hi-Rise or Iggy's? Does Union Bakery carry breads?
A candlestick maker - ok, not really
A fish monger - Should I just stick with Courthouse? How's the fish at Market Basket?
Good looking produce - Will I have to treck out to Russo's or can Market Basket deliver the goods? I know that once the farmer's markets start, I'll feel better about this, but in the mean time...
An all purpose grocery store for when we're feeling lazy - Market Basket? Is Evergood Market good in a pinch?
Why are both Shaws/Star markets so abysmal?
Chinese - What should I order at Zoe's? I feel like it's very hit or miss.
Indian - Passage to India seems average and India Club is turning into Addis Red Sea - what else is there or should I stick with Namaskar in Davis?
Thai - Tried Tamarind House recently and wasn't blown away, but it will do in a pinch - is there anything else worthwhile? How's Sugar & Spice?
Pizza - How's Di Mio? I know Pini's delivers down here.
Coffee - Cafe Rustica - is their cappuccino any good? Other neighborhood coffee shops? I'm adverse to Rose's.
Other than Christopher's and Sully's, is there another good pub around? How's the food at the Thirsty Scholar?
A great salad or sandwich - I'm drawing a blank here - is Blue Shirt in Davis my best bet? Or Oxford Spa?
Tea shop - Does Tea Zone have service or is it just a store?
Deli/Appetizing - Where to get lox on a bagel for breakfast? Or a great pastrami on rye? I might be pushing my luck.