Food & Drink

SCOUT OUT: Tropical Paradise in a Glass

Beat Hotel has only been open for a short time in Harvard Square, but it has already become a destination for delectable grub and fancypants libations for any occasion. If wanting a drink on a sweltering summer’s day isn’t an occasion then I don’t know what is. The bar staff are as knowledgeable about their […]

Tasty Burger’s New “Parklet”

In a move that will hopefully bring with it some lovely Summer weather, Harvard’s Tasty Burger will be opening a brand new patio/parklet later this week. Roughly the size of two parking spaces, it’s expected to sit around 15. Finally, all the fun of picnic-table-eating without the picnic-table-food. Or the picnic-table-bugs. Or the picnic-table, really.

Our Burgers, Ourselves

Hamburgers remain an essential unit of culture of the United States. Ask a fellow citizen where their favorite place is to get a burger and you will start a conversation which will be enthusiastic, passionate, and ripe with anecdotes (“I’ve always wanted to hit a hamburger with a golf club. You gonna be free this […]

WHAT’S NEW: Felipe’s Taqueria

Mt. Auburn Street’s Felipe’s Taqueria closed at the end of March to prepare for a move across Harvard Square. The restaurant is relocating to an expanded location at the former site of Bertucci’s. Also expanding: the menu. The new Felipe’s will include seafood and alcohol options, as well as plenty of additional seating (at least […]

Clover to Replace HiFi

It’s official—Clover announced today that they would be expanding into the old HiFi Pizza and Subs space, possibly opening as soon as the end of the month. Owner Ayr Muir mentioned the possibility of pursuing a 24-hour license, but like most things involving licenses, much remains uncertain. One thing is clear, however—Central Square’s in for […]

Flat Patties Temporarily Serving up Felipe’s Fare

Out with the old and in with the new! The Mt. Auburn Street Felipe’s Taqueria closed its doors yesterday as it prepares for a move across Harvard Square. The restaurant is relocating to an expanded location at the former site of Bertucci’s (21 Brattle St.). Also expanding: the menu. The new Felipe’s will include seafood […]

SCOUT OUT: A Perfect Day of Vegetarian Eats

By Michelle Lahey On the healthy-living, eco-conscious front, today’s factory-farmed beef and poultry leave much to be desired. And thanks to animal agriculture being one of the leading causes of global warming, it’s not surprising that Cambridge is brimming with hungry vegetarians (and vegans). Many local restaurants offer up tasty alternatives to meat and potatoes. […]

CONTEST: Engineer BBC’s New Techie Burger

Boston Burger Company has a fantastic idea for a new science and technology-inspired offering … and you just heard it. Beyond the theme, everything else about these “cyburgers” are being open-sourced – which is where you come in. Either come up with a recipe for one of their suggestions listed here on the left, or […]

Goodbye, Hi-Fi

While the fate of the Middle East still remains uncertain, news came today that after four decades, its partner in Central Square nightlife, Hi-Fi Pizza and Subs, has served its final slice. The reasons for the closing remain unclear. According to an article in Wicked Local published today, the infamous late night eatery, which more […]

Seasonal Café Guide

Baby, it’s cold outside—not to mention slippery, treacherous and just plain gross. In the spirit of keeping toasty, we’re taking a look back at Micaela’s guide to winter warmers. It’s difficult to walk down any main thoroughfare in Cambridge without passing by at least one local coffee shop. From engineers to academics, caffeine is in […]

‘Bridge Bio: Jamal Abu-Rubieh, owner of Brookline Lunch

Jamal Abu-Rubieh is the proud and joyful owner of Brookline Lunch in Central Square. He runs a smooth operation alongside his wife and kids. Back in 1976 however, he would have never imagined being at the helm of his own food establishment. He was just a student at Wentworth with dreams of one day becoming […]