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>>  Thursday, March 29, 2012

It's been a little over half a year since we moved from our tiny urban condo to our slightly bigger medium-sized urban house in Cambridge.

I am amazed at how time has flown. It seems like just yesterday we were packing endless boxes, throwing out all sorts of junk, and dealing with the move.

Though we aren't completely settled yet, we've made significant progress. About 95% of the boxes are unpacked, 85% of necessary furniture purchased, and 0% of the home decorating has been done (OK, I guess I did hang up one print . . .)

In honor of the half-year anniversary of our new house, I've decided to dedicate this next series to highlighting some of the new restaurants we've discovered in our "hood."

We essentially ate our way up Mass Ave from Harvard to Porter, and then visited several other nearby places, all within walking distance.

Here's a sneak preview of the places we visited!

French style bistro with a nicer-than-average selection of tasty vegetarian options.
This French/Cuban restaurant has been around for decades and boasts the city's best Cubano sandwich. Sashimi
The sushi and sashimi at this third outpost of a popular Brookline joint is so large that you really should order half the amount of sushi you usually get!
Solidly executed food, reasonable prices, and a nice vibe make this one of the most popular gastropubs on the stretch between Harvard Square and Porter Square.
Hi Rise Bakery Breads
One of my favorite bakeries, I was thrilled when it moved that much closer to me. Now it's really less than a 5-minute walk away to excellent pastries, my favorite vanilla loaf in the world, and delicious sandwiches.
Garlic Semolina Soup
Our new favorite hangout - excellent food, cozy atmosphere, a constantly changing menu, and an all-around great chef draws us back over and over again.

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