The holiday season’s here, and no matter what you celebrate, there’s typically one common denominator: food. Whether it’s cooking a Thanksgiving meal for 20 or trying to spice up old family favorites for a small Christmas dinner, prepping a holiday spread can be tricky. But the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) has some recipes […]
Food & Drink
The City of Cambridge is accepting applications for a pilot program that will bring food trucks to Central Square, Cambridgeport, Kendall Square, and North Point Park next year. The move comes after numerous residents told city officials that they’d like to see food trucks, according to Lisa Hemmerle, director of economic development for the Community […]
You know her as the editor of Eater Boston, where she’s constantly scouring the city for breaking food news and tracking down the very best bites. But Rachel Leah Blumenthal is also a Camberville resident, which means she’s especially attuned to the current can’t-miss dining experiences north of the Charles. We asked Rachel to round […]
Cambridge brunch staple Mass Ave Diner is adopting an alter ego this week: a funky, “Alice in Wonderland”-themed wine bar with pun-tastic fine dining. Mass Ave Diner will close at 3 p.m. starting Wednesday, and then a new restaurant deemed m.A.d City will take over. The concept: What if the Mad Hatter cooked your dinner? […]
PAGU is making strides toward owner Tracy Chang’s dream of a multi-faceted restaurant for community gathering with the addition of a cafe menu and a weekly wine bar. The Japanese tapas restaurant came to Central Square in January and has been unrolling its offerings in the months since. First it offered dinner, then two months […]
Lamplighter Brewing Company added a touch of funk to the city’s beer scene last year. In their taproom at 284 Broadway, guests are invited to grab a pint and enjoy a peek at the brewing process or sit down to board games while sampling brews that are fresh, flavorful—and often just a little off the […]
Ask any parent—eating out with kids can be complicated. So when Sarah Wheaton opened Full Moon in 1997, she did it with a concept that was radical in its simplicity: she’d serve delicious, complete meals in a space that outwardly, intentionally welcomed families with children. Full Moon will turn 20 in just a few months, and while the menu has […]
We spent a night trying to track down the city’s finest jukes, with varying degrees of success.
Hope you’re hungry (and thirsty).
“This was a feast indeed, a rare treat of a novel so richly evocative that the reader cannot help but lose themselves in the wonder of arriving in ancient Rome.” From the Goodreads review quoted above to NPR’s food blog The Salt, critics and writers are devouring local author Crystal King’s novel Feast of Sorrow, a […]
“I love a big boot—that’s just a big kick to the face, you can never go wrong,” chuckles Max Pelham. “Head butts, and even just a good punch—it sounds boring, but if you can throw a good punch it’s everything.” Pelham—AKA Axl Keegan and later Mickey Keegan—knows it’s quite the juxtaposition: a WWE-affiliated wrestler who, for […]
Walk from Central toward Harvard Square and you’ll pass Mass Ave Diner, an unassuming, bare bones hole in the wall. Inside, the chairs sparkle with squishy red seats and a chalkboard promotes new beers and daily specials. Two tall windows let customers eat with the perfect street-watching view. But most importantly, a slew of people are perched at the bar, […]