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8 Breakfast Pastries We Love in Cambridge, MA

Sweets Meghan Roguschka 3 comments

The Cambridge area boasts a plethora of viable options on the breakfast front, so we've taken the liberty of compiling a list of our favorite pastries. Ranging from flakey, buttery croissants to Middle Eastern-inspired brioche to slightly spicy scones, there are options for every palate. More

Sugar Rush: Lemon Blueberry Tart at Darwin's Ltd. in Cambridge, MA

Sweets Meghan Roguschka 1 comment

I can't speak for anyone else out there, but Boston's recent onslaught of blizzards and polar vortexes have left me pining for some citrusy, delicate, reminiscent-of-summertime sweets. Darwin's Ltd. came to the rescue this week with their Lemon Blueberry Tart ($5). More

7 Great Asian Noodle Soups in Boston

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 9 comments

I never need an excuse to eat Asian noodle soups, but it being the dead of winter and the start of Chinese New Year, the timing seemed particularly good for rounding up a few of my favorites. More

Kaddo Bourani, a Standout Pumpkin Dish at Helmand in Cambridge

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 2 comments

Not to be a downer on traditional holiday fare, but the redundancy of pumpkin ravioli, soup, cheesecake, bread, and pie leaves me bored with the season's favorite squash. At least, I was before I met kaddo bourani, a classic Afghan preparation that has become my favorite way to eat pumpkin. More

First Look: Tony Maws' Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville, MA

First Look J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

Were you surprised when you heard that Tony Maws, Chef/Owner of Craigie on Main in Cambridge was planning a second restaurant? I sure was. I mean, he was the kind of chef who never left the pass. You could walk into Craigie on Main any night of the year and there he'd be, calling out orders and finishing plates. Heck, an entire book on his restaurant came out last year, its overriding thesis being that Tony Maws is the kind of chef who could only ever be tied down to a single location. This is the good kind of surprise. More

The Best Bloody Marys in Boston

Drinks Rebeccah Marsters 14 comments

Determined to find the tastiest and most creative Bloody Marys here in Boston, I penciled in a couple of weekends worth of boozy brunches, and set out to sacrifice myself for the cause. More

Best New Italian in Boston Area: Giulia in Cambridge, MA

Hub Grub Liz Bomze 3 comments

Giulia, the stylish yet low-key Porter Square space that opened last December, came with the promise of Michael Pagliarini, his Umbrian roots, and his considerable pasta-making skills. That kind of profile breeds high expectations—expectations that Giulia meets. More

Don't Overlook The Coffee Cake at Sofra Bakery, Cambridge, MA

Sweets Liz Bomze 2 comments

Like most everything I've had at Sofra, the coffeecake exceeded my expectations, and not just because there were exotic flavors in the mix. More

Cambridge: Snapshots from the Third Annual 'Smoke This Rib' Fest

J. Kenji López-Alt 4 comments

Yesterday, Slice queen and Somerville resident Meredith and I headed out to East Cambridge—along with over 5,000 other barbecue-loving meatheads, students, parents, kids, dogs, and the occasional marching band—for the third annual Smoke This Rib Fest. See which local favorites competed and find out which ribs won! More

Hangover Helper: The Corned Beef Cheek Hash from Craigie On Main, Cambridge MA

Drinks J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Beef cheeks are braised until meltingly tender, the rich liquid enhanced by the rendered fat from the beef. If you're lucky, you'll get there on a day when they couple the beef cheeks with a few chunks of corned beef tongue. Tiny cubes of potatoes, turnips, celery root, squash, and onions are roasted until deeply browned, and the whole mess is topped with a perfectly poached egg. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Roast Pork And Triple Cheese Panino from Craigie On Main, Cambridge

A Sandwich a Day J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Roast pork, three cheeses, and it's toasted in butter? Overkill you say? Please. More

College Tours: Where to Eat Near Harvard and MIT, Cambridge

J. Kenji López-Alt 44 comments

Continuing our College Tours series, let's head over to Cambridge to see what's good near Harvard and MIT. Ice cream, late-night ramen, sticky buns, and more. More

Daily Slice: The Village Kitchen, Cambridge, MA

Slice Meredith Smith Post a comment

The lean slices at The Village Kitchen in Huron Village are deceptively heft free. Toppings make up most of the substance here in terms of weight and flavor. More

A Sandwich a Day: The Ariccia at Savenor's Market in Cambridge, MA

Sydney Oland 2 comments

All of Savenor's offerings from the sandwich counter sound delicious, but the Ariccia was the stand-out. A roll from Iggy's Bakery is filled with housemade porchetta and pickled fennel then drizzled with local honey, and is finally pressed. The result is porky and salty with a bit of crunch, acidity and sweetness. A really wonderful sandwich. More

Burger City Guides: Tony Maws' Favorite Burgers in Boston

A Hamburger Today Allegra Ben-Amotz 4 comments

You'd be hard-pressed to find a Bostonian with something negative to say after tasting chef Tony Maws' burger at Craigie on Main, featuring a big, grass-fed patty, ground up with bone marrow and charred on a plancha. The burgers Tony loves in his home city are the ones that strike a nostalgic chord in the chef's heart and palate, burgers that taste of his childhood and a time long-past—burgers so nostalgic, in fact, that one of them is sadly just a memory. Here are Tony's top five burgers in Boston. More

Cambridge, MA: All Star Pizza Bar

Slice Andrew Janjigian 8 comments

All Star Pizza Bar, the newest Inman Square outpost from Kosta and Johnny Diamantopoulos, sits diagonally across the street from the brothers’ All Star Sandwich Bar. Like its well-regarded, older sibling, the All Star Pizza Bar serves inventive food in a friendly and welcoming environment. (In contrast to the Sandwich Bar, which offers salads and dessert, this is a focused affair: aside from beer, sangria and soft drinks, it serves pizza and only pizza.) More

Daily Slice: Iggy's Bakery, Cambridge

Slice Meredith Smith 4 comments

If you've ever been in Boston long enough to need to buy decent bread, then you've probably run into Iggy's. But did you know that you can buy your bread straight from their Cambridge bread baking headquarters? Oh yeah. And not only that, they have trays and trays of pizza slices for sell! More

Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Jason Bond's Cambridge

Liz Bomze 3 comments

Ever since leaving his post at Beacon Hill Bistro, Jason Bond has spent most of his time at his charming Area IV dining room, Bondir, where he crafts award-winning plates from the best (and often locally sourced) pork, parsnips, grapes, scallops, and polenta he can get his hands on. Here's where you might find him in the off hours. More

Cool Drinks, Boston: Sofra's Red Dragon

Drinks Liz Bomze 1 comment

Sour cherry fans will go wild for this. It's like sipping pie filling through a straw, except that the iced tea gives it a cleaner, more refreshing finish and mellows the sweetness. More

A 12-Course Vegan Feast at Craigie On Main in Cambridge, MA

J. Kenji López-Alt 28 comments

Last week, I issued a challenge to Tony Maws, the chef at Craigie on Main in Cambridge: serve a multi-course tasting menu to myself and my meat-eating father, without letting him catch on that there is no meat in his food. The whole goal was to prove to him—a hardcore meat eater—that food can be every bit as diverse, flavorful, and satisfying whether it's got meat in it or not. More

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