Best foodie first date in Cambridge?
So I'm on a quest for the best foodie first date in Cambridge. I have a couple ideas about it: Christina's ice cream, Le's, Formaggio Kitchen...I posted the question on my blog (www.sexyspoon.com), but have been greeted by meager replies and I need to come up with a good place quick! Any suggestions?
Do you want to go out to eat or just gather food? Sinceyou can't really sit and eat at Form. and Christina's is just ice cream, I'm not sure what the question is. I'd say maybe something like Miracle of Science or Garden at the Cellar or the Plough might be good for sitting and eating casual food.
Sticking with the interesting food, not-too-expensive, not intimidating theme you've got going, and staying within the Cambridge city limits:
Baraka Cafe - Algerian/Tunisian
The Helmand - Afghan
Mary Chung - Chinese, especially Sichuan
Bar at Chez Henri - Cuban sandwiches
Cafe Mami in the Porter Exchange - donburi
Qingdao Garden - Northern-style Chinese
I think Baraka Cafe in Central is a great first date place on the casual side, as long as you don't mind service that may vary and take a while--it's otherwise cozy and delicious. May not be for some, given that they don't serve alcohol, but your blog suggests that you may not care about that anyway. Can always grab a fabulous drink before or after at Green Street and then meander....
Well, now that the KFC is closed (kidding!), perhaps Christopher's in Porter Square might work, as it is casual, the food is mostly decent, and it's usually quiet enough for easy conversation. And if this is a big first date, they do have a fireplace in the back for a little extra romance.
Do not go there for a first date! Goodness! Talk about setting the bar too high...
If Saturday, how about strolling the farmer's market / stalls outside the hotel that has Rialto, then down to Darwin's for a sandwich, followed by Burdick's for a little hot chocolate? You could also work in Cafe Algiers / Casablanca.