Bakery at Sportello
Yes, there's mind-blowing handmade pasta and precious salads and altogether scrumptious savories at Sportello, Barbara Lynch's ode to Italian lunch counters - but the retail bakery nook deserves full due. Primly organized in fanciful domed plates and stacked on glass, pastries tempt with fresh-baked wonder: wonderful macarons, spiced donuts, flaky croissants, or cookies and tarts laced with fleur de sel and herbs. Though admittedly there are cupcakes for sale (crème fraiche with peanut butter frosting, say), foofy trend-killing cafe this ain't.
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Curator Christine Liu
Christine Liu careens around the city one darling bite at a time. Her writings on local food, drink and fashion have been published in The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Budget Travel and DailyCandy Boston. A resident of Somerville, Christine is often seen indulging her penchant for small pleasures, like squirting sriracha on noodles, sipping negronis at midnight, and taking her MacBook for refreshing little walks.Say hey hey on twitter » @liuliuliu