The Watertown 3

When you tell people that you live in Watertown, they generally respond with 1 of 3 remarks:

1. “Are you Armenian?”
2. “You must shop at Russo’s”
3. “Omg, the Deluxe Town Diner…”

I’ve already written about Watertown’s Armenian population so the first comment goes without saying, but for all of you non-Watertownies out there who aren’t familiar with Russo’s Market and the Deluxe Town Diner, let me fill you in on what you’ve been missing.

I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I lived in Watertown for over 2 years before setting foot into Russo’s. Big mistake. This place is just as incredible as everyone says it is and it definitely lives up to the hype. Tables upon tables of beautiful produce (the selection is incredible), fresh baked bread and various other baked goods, an extensive array of cheeses from around the world, fresh pasta and ravioli galore, a florist and garden center, and all at super low prices–what’s not to love? If you live in the area and haven’t been yet, don’t wait, this place is the best.

Each table has produce on top with processed food underneath, amazing…

The cheese counter

Christmas wreaths for sale

And the diner, oh the diner…I’ve been a bit of a diner connoisseur since my obsession with the 1950’s started in high school, and I have to say that the Deluxe Town Diner is probably my all-time favorite. Not only does it look the part with stainless steel decor and neon signs, but the food is top of the line. What I love most about it is that they offer all of the greasy spoon classics but with plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians (my vegan friends are always psyched to be able to order pancakes and I haven’t found another place in the area that offers veggie sausage). Plus they have an extensive tea selection which I’ve found to be rare for a diner (no offense Lipton black).

Located right on Mt. Auburn Street in Coolidge Square

A photo of my friend Marek and I in front of the diner a few weeks ago when he was here visiting from Slovakia.

My Challah french toast, mmm…

And my apologies for such a lack of posting in the past few weeks. I started my new [second] job at lululemon, went out to Michigan for Thanksgiving, and have had a million other things in between. Thanks for sticking with me!

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