Saturday, June 20, 2009

City/Town Recommendations #12

This is my twelfth post of a planned series noting my personal recommendations for food/wine places in various towns and cities. This time I am touching on a few different cities and towns, including Concord, Malden, Melrose, and Middleton. This list might be expanded and/or revised in the future but I will note when it changes. Be sure to check my extended reviews of many of these places elsewhere on my website.


Wine Stores:

The Concord Cheese Shop
29 Walden Stree
Concord, MA
Phone: (978) 369-5778
(Very good wine shop which also sells gourmet cheeses)

Farfalle Italian Market
26 Concord Crossing
Concord, MA
Phone: 978-369-2900
(Very good wines, mostly Italian, plus it is an Italian grocery store and cafe)


La Provence
105 Thoreau St.
Concord, MA
Phone: (978) 371-7428
(Very good French cafe and bakery)

Bedford Farms Ice Cream
68 Thoreau Street
Concord, MA
Phone: (978) 341-0000
(Excellent home-made ice cream)


Wine Stores:

Kappy's Fine Wine & Spirits
325 Bennett Highway
Malden, MA
Phone: (781) 321-1000
(Very good selection of wine)


All Seasons Table
64 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA
Phone: (781) 397-8188
(Very good Asian cuisine and sushi)

Ristorante Serena
18 Lebanon St.
Malden, MA
Phone: (781) 324-3170
(Very good Italian cuisine)

Sun Guang Bakery
423 Main St.
Malden, MA
Phone:(781) 388-9837
(Excellent Chinese bakery with delicious cakes)



Turner's Seafood
506 Main St.
Melrose, MA
Phone: 781-662-0700
(Very good, fresh seafood)

Bobby C's Ristorante
2 Main St.
Melrose, MA
Phone: 781-662-5472
(Very good Italian cuisine)



119 South Main St.
Middleton, MA
Phone: 978-774-0500
(Excellent steakhouse with reasonable prices)

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