Tag Archives: central square

Meat on sticks in an urban alley at Moksa

Moksa, Cambridge's newish "Pan-Asian Izakaya" is a welcome freshening of the Mass Ave Asian food scene. As the Izayaka label suggests, Moksa takes the drinks seriously - they have cocktails for each sign of the Chinese zodiac and each of the elements (classical four, not scientific 118) - but the food is no slouch either.…
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The price of Cronin Park is eternal vigilance

Just about two years ago, I wrote about Cambridge's Cronin Park, a triangle of green near Central Square. These days, location-based stuff is all the rage, and I was pleased to note that Cronin Park is a place on Foursquare.  I quickly became the mayor. But when I was taking screenshots for this post, I…
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The Mayor of Central Nowhere

A lot of the people who said that microblogging or Twitter was the Big Thing of 2008 or 2009 are saying that location or Foursquare is the Big Thing of 2010 or beyond.  I don't know if Foursquare is played yet, or if Twitter already has jumped the shark, but I'm starting to worry that…
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The next fifth burger

New at four burgers the fifth burger is Bison order now online. Idaho fries are always preferred over sweet, which can get soggy. You can choose a cheese from the menu but really there's just one, cheddar.
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Jazz brunch at Cafe Luna

This morning, like many Sunday mornings, I headed down Mass Ave to what's always a difficult brunch choice, Mariposa Bakery on the right, and Cafe Luna on the left.   Today I went left. Cafe Luna has spiffed up a bit of late, and I definitely approve.  When I arrived near 11am, it was close to…
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Science theater grows in Central square

Maybe Central Square isn't going to the dogs after all.  This weekend I caught a performance of a stage adaptation of one of my favorite books ever, Alan Lightman's Einstein's Dreams.  The show is closed now, and you can read better reviews of it in the Phoenix for example.  I enjoyed it a great deal,…
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There goes the neighborhood

On Friday, the Cambridge police department moved out of its 75 year old Central Square headquarters, heading for a new facility in East Cambridge.  In an unrelated incident on the same day, about two blocks away, somebody not very gently removed the lock on the door of limeduck world headquarters and availed himself of assorted…
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Savoury scone update – Mariposa Bakery

After catching up with Gibraltarian M at 1369 in Central, I took an errand ramble around the neighborhood and popped into Mariposa Bakery on impulse.  On the counter, unlabeled, was a basket of scones that turned out to be cheddar-scallion, one of my favorites.  The friendly but somewhat overcaffeinated counterman cheerully rang me up.  Smaller…
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OpenCoffee at Andala

I got a message from Si in London recommending that I check out this upcoming TweetUp in Cambridge.  Turns out it was at Andala Cafe, home of my favorite hummus plate and barely a block from limeduck world headquarters.  Once again, the internet pwnz geography.  The TweetUp, called OpenCoffee, happens Wednesdays at 8:30ish, and seems…
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Open season

Last week I had a pleasant meal at Rendezvous in Central Square, a place that has reliably seasonal menus and art on the walls.  I was feeling a bit less than 100% so I chose the vegetable bollito misto (a Piedmontese boiled dinner, this one featuring polenta, fava beans, cheese and mushrooms) even though I…
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Extraordinary hummus at Andala coffee house

I've mentioned this place in passing before, but after spending a couple of hours there the other night, I felt I really needed to write about it in detail, and declare my belief (and this is bound to generate controversy) that Andala serves up the best hummus in town. Andala coffee house is at 286…
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