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familiar with Tufts?

gosmomgosmom Registered User Posts: 1,839 Senior Member
edited July 2008 in Tufts University
I want to send a gift card care package to an incoming Tufts student this fall.....
can anyone suggest appropriate cards for the Tufts area (restaurants, theaters, etc.) that a student would enjoy?
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Replies to: familiar with Tufts?

  • lspf72lspf72 Registered User Posts: 2,612 Senior Member
    As a parent of a soon-to-be sophmore, I have to say that S did not venture off campus all that often as a freshman. The only restaurant he mentioned more than once was Anna's Taqueria, which seems pretty popular. The food in the dining halls is actually very good. There is a nearby movie theater in Davis Square, but I don't know the name. Wish I had better advice. Maybe a gift card from the Tufts bookstore?
  • abs294abs294 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    Maybe a Redbones gift certificate?
  • lolabellelolabelle Registered User Posts: 2,293 Senior Member
    A certificate to the Somerville Theatre in Davis Sq. or Brattle Theatre in Harvard Sq. would be great.
  • worrywartworrywart Registered User Posts: 1,783 Senior Member
    lspf, S. graduated from Tufts in May and Anna's was his absolute favorite eaterie. He tried to introduce DH and me to Anna's but we took one look at the spread and politely declined (ok, not so politely).
  • hebrewhammerhebrewhammer Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    you really missed out, then; anna's is great

    I'd be surprised if they sold gift certificates, though
  • abs294abs294 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    I agree with you, hebrewhammer. I think there's a lot of really great restaurants in the area that don't do gift certificates, which is sad.
  • TheOldProfTheOldProf Registered User Posts: 198 Junior Member
    I certainly agree with abs294 and lolabelle. Redbones has amazing BBQ and cajun food. The Davis Square theater has some great shows.

    I would add one more possibility. My son just completed his freshman year completely raving about Dave's Fresh Pasta on Holland Street. I gave him a quizical look when he first dragged me there, but this cool little gourmet shop has fresh made sandwiches, paninis, deserts, cheeses and more - and everything is extraordinary. No table service - if you eat in, you sit at a sandwich bar. Dave's has what he calls the best sandwiches and paninis he's ever tasted. I had to concur. (It's a required visit now, every time I see him) (Both for him and for me) Check out other reviews at

    Daves Fresh Pasta - Somerville MA - Groceries & Food - (617) 623-0867 - Open List
  • worrywartworrywart Registered User Posts: 1,783 Senior Member
    Not sure what your budget is but this was the best meal we had during our son's four years at Tufts: Changsho Restaurant, 1712 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
  • DanAdmiss@Tufts[email protected] College Rep Posts: 1,067 Senior Member
    That's funny, worrywart, because Changsho's is the only restaurant listed for which I don't care.

    I love Dave's, and not every Tufts student is aware of its greatness despite its proximity to campus. Perhaps a gift certificate to Dave's would provide for a great meal as well as a valuable culinary learning experience.
  • abs294abs294 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    I totally agree, Dan. I lived barely 2 blocks from Dave's for 2 years and didn't discover Dave's until this year. Their sandwiches are amazing (and of course their pasta is delicious too).
  • so_ein_quatschso_ein_quatsch Registered User Posts: 234 Junior Member
    J.P. Licks? everyone loves ice cream! Except for people with lactose intolerance ugh
  • hebrewhammerhebrewhammer Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    I'm lactose intolerant and eat ice cream all the time. Lactaid ftw.
  • bluirinkabluirinka Registered User Posts: 2,056 Senior Member
    If Border Cafe or Fire and Ice do gift certificates, they're both interesting/delicious dining experiences to be found at Harvard Square.
  • djvu009djvu009 Registered User Posts: 133 Junior Member
    hey...this is kinda off topic, but I don't want to start a new thread for such a simple question. It matches with the topic title anyway...sooo

    Do incoming freshman get free tufts planners? If not then I'm just gonna go ahead a get one now. Does anyone know the layout of those planners? weekly horizontal with three days on each side? The dimensions?
  • abs294abs294 Registered User Posts: 110 Junior Member
    From what I remember, the Pachyderm (the student handbook) has a calendar/planner section, and I had a few friends that used it. I think it was the standard weekly one with three days on each page. I think it was approx 5" by 7".

    The Tufts Bookstore has planners for sale that don't have the student handbook part in it. I always bought those because they had all the necessary Tufts information in it, like when Spring Break starts, when classes end, and when there was a substitute day (like when we had the Monday off for a holiday, which day in that week was replaced with the Monday schedule). I think they're around 5" by 7" as well, and are somewhere in the neighborhood of $10.
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