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NickCambridge Feb 8, 2006 11:04 AM

i haven't read anything about them recently...does anyone have any recent thoughts on them?

I've heard they are opening down the street where Cremaldi's used to be on Putnam Ave, the edge of Central Square....yahoo!!! any info will be great.

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    dillard RE: NickCambridge Feb 8, 2006 11:13 AM

    All I know is that they are selling Petsi scones at the coffee shop in Porter Square Books. It's a blessing and a curse -- it is rare for me to make it over to the Petsi store to get pastries so this convenience is always a temptation to eat yummy scones.

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      Heather RE: dillard Feb 8, 2006 11:29 AM

      True Grounds in Ball Square (across from Soundbites) is a great find for anyone who finds themself in Somerville. Their scones are out of this world. Their chai is also fantastic.

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        tweetie RE: Heather Feb 9, 2006 02:34 PM

        Anyone else been to True Grounds? I've been on a bit of a scone pilgrimage -- Wilson's Farm's (number one with their maple walnut and lemon ginger),Flour, Petsie's, Sherman Cafe, Toscanini's (don't!)Concord Tea Cakes, Nashoba Brook Bakery (fruitflies in the case--no thanks)... and I'd like to know more. Still on the list, 1369 and Baker's Best in Newton. Usually sample the cookies and anything else that looks irresistable.

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          macca RE: tweetie Feb 9, 2006 02:45 PM

          Thanks for the tip. I buy my produce at Wilson Farms, but have never tried their bakery items. My mom loves scones- will have to pick some up next time I am there.

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            tweetie RE: macca Feb 9, 2006 04:48 PM

            Almost forgot the fantastic cranberry orange scone! The raspberry twist is delicious too and you can't beat the prices.....under $1.40 for almost all the goodies in the breakfast case. The prices for the items in the new chocolate case are outrageous and as a result, I haven't tried any of them. Happy sampling......a Wilson's tradition.

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              macca RE: tweetie Feb 9, 2006 06:05 PM

              Thanks for the post. I will have to check out the bakery items. As I said, I buy the produce, and have bought their meat ( always great). I told my mom about the scones, and she is all over it!

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              tweetie RE: macca Feb 9, 2006 06:45 PM

              The raspberry twist is delicious too and you can't beat the prices.....under $1.40 for almost all the goodies in the breakfast case. The prices for the items in the new chocolate case are outrageous and as a result, I haven't tried any of them. Happy sampling......a Wilson's tradition.

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              Twisty Cup RE: tweetie Feb 9, 2006 03:23 PM

              I really like the scones at High Rise Bakery in Cambridge and at Matilda's in Watertown.

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                fenian RE: tweetie Mar 21, 2007 11:25 AM

                I'm a broken record, but True Grounds' scones are my favorites in the area. Cinnamon chip is my favorite flavor. Petsi's and Sherman are close behind. Also try Oxford Spa and Mariposa.

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              Jan Childs RE: dillard Feb 12, 2006 09:39 AM

              Made my first trip to Petsi yesterday.
              Great stuff, bought a peach blackberry pie, chocolate cherry pound cake, blueberry and corn raspberry muffins and last but not least Ham Gorgonzola cheese carmelized onion biscuits.
              The biscuits are gone and I'm dying to get back there to get some more, They were fabulous.

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              JudyHP RE: NickCambridge Feb 8, 2006 11:51 AM

              There is a story about it in the latest edition of the IMproper. It says she is going to have some seating, and is expanding the menu to soups, sandwiches, salads, etc., starting with breakfast and lunch, and hopes to eventually have a beer/wine license and start dinners. Opening scheduled for around March 1.

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                passing thru RE: NickCambridge Feb 8, 2006 12:01 PM

                i love petsi's. but please tell me they are opening a brand new place and not closing the place on beacon st near my house. i need to have that there!

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                  cjchow RE: passing thru Feb 8, 2006 01:45 PM

                  She is keeping the one one Beacon Street too.

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                    passing thru RE: cjchow Feb 8, 2006 01:58 PM

                    thank you for calming my fears. much appreciated.

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                      Heathen & Spells RE: cjchow Feb 8, 2006 03:03 PM

                      I hope that she isn't going to be over-expanding. She does such a magnificent job at her small space on Beacon St. I hope that she is able to handle well 2 spaces and one with extended cuisine et al...

                  2. NYA Joe RE: NickCambridge Mar 21, 2007 11:05 AM

                    The best pecan pie in Boston...sez some displaced Southerners...

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