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Transplanted Boston foodies, I need your recommendations please

chacun_a_son_gout | Jan 15, 201010:08 AM

I'm looking for replacements of my Boston favorites like:

-Russo's in Watertown for produce and everything else fresh:
It's like having a farmers' market that's open all week long. Is Whole Foods going to be the closest to that?

-Rubin's Kosher on Harvard in Brookline for pastrami. It's a real, no nonsense jewish deli with the best pastrami sandwiches ever and if you were lucky, apple strudel from Tuler's.

-Courthouse Fish & Seafood on Cambridge in Cambridge for fresh and cooked seafood. I haven't found grilled sardines and bluefish like they do anywhere else. Can you even get bluefish on the West Coast?

-Blue Ribbon Barbecue in Newton for pulled pork, burnt ends and brisket. I've tried lots of places here but they're usually so precious and chi-chi. The closest i've found is Uncle Andre's in Studio City (too inconvenient because you have to call ahead and very $$) or Kansas City BBQ in North Hollywood, which is my current favorite.

-Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage in Cambridge - sadly, no contenders here. I am not a fan of Father's Office.

-Maria's Pastry Shop for amaretti almond macaroons - Eagle Rock Italian Bakery in Eagle Rock is the closest (spice-heavy, dense and dark, do they use whole wheat flour?) but still a far cry from the chewy lightness of Maria's.

I realize that these may be locale-specific treasures due to the immigrant Portuguese and Italian population there but thought I'd ask former Bostonians for their faves around these parts.

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