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Where is your favorite bread basket?

There's nothing like a great bread basket. It can be one excellent roll, still hot from the oven, or a glorious assortment of savory and sweet breads. I love the basket at Harvest in Cambridge and the warm baugette at Brasserie Jo. Where's your favorite?

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  1. sel de la terre. although troquet has the best butter.

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    1. re: hotoynoodle

      Upstairs on the Square has amazing butter.

      1. re: DowntownChick

        But what is does the bread basket look like?

        1. re: gltsoi

          The bread looks like french bread but tastes more like sourdough. It's soft on the inside and hard and crispy on the outside. It's delicious. I am getting hungry just thinking about it. I think they only serve the butter upstairs and serve olive oil with the bread downstairs.

        2. re: DowntownChick

          The bread basket at brunch is awesome.

          And that butter is top-notch.

      2. Atasca. They serve the Portuguese cornmeal bread with EVOO w/ soft roasted garlic and a small dish of olives. Add some red wine and I could have that as my meal.

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        1. re: SEH

          They do? Guess I need to get back there--I don't remember that!

          I love SDLT's, used to like Henrietta's a lot but haven't been there in ages. Love Union's cornbread.

          But where has all the focaccia gone? Seems like it had its heyday and no one serves it anymore--and I LOOOVE focaccia. Anyone know where to get a good hunk of that these days?

          1. re: tatamagouche

            Last night I had an excellent piece of focaccia at Teatro.

        2. magnolia's in inman square has great homemade muffins. corn, zuchhini, banana nut, etc. served warm and fresh.

          1. I have to mention Cafe Polonia. The bread itself is nothing to write home about, but instead of butter or oil, they serve a crock of softened lard studded with bacon. God, it's delicious. Who really needs arteries anyway?

            I second hotoy's comment on Troquet's butter -- best I've had this side of Paris. I think they import it from Normandy.

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              1. re: B. Savarin

                "softened lard studded with bacon" awesome, I'll have to get there soon. How's the rest of the menu?

                1. re: gltsoi

                  Decent. It's split between traditional Polish food, which is pretty good, and "frenchified" food which is less successful but not bad for a hole in the wall. The borscht is excellent. Good selection of Polish beers, too.

                  1. re: B. Savarin

                    mmm, IMO it's better than decent. The goulash-stuffed potato pancakes and the kielbasa are terrific--heavy as hell, but terrific.

              2. Love the bread at Sel and also at Hammersley's, which I think is sourdough buckwheat.