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At Nave Gallery Annex, the door to summer is a jar

I am sitting in a room probably very different from the one you are in now. I am sitting on a metal glider swing in the front parlor of a Somerville home facing two intensely bright lamps and listening to recorded sounds of nature. It's artist Lyn Nofziger's installation, Home, at the Nave Gallery's new…
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Three points determine a pickle

I recently discovered the site of George Emerson's Pickle Factory in Somerville's Powerhouse Park. Other than the engraved rock and cast metal pickle jars (bottles?) I have no information about it, but I have a feeling it could be the next Cronin Park. In other more contemporary pickle news: Last month at the Somerville River…
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Froyo affogato at iYO

After relatively brief and painless trip to the Somerville department of Traffic and Parking - would you believe a parking ticket from 1996? - I dropped in at the recently opened and oddly capitalized iYO cafe in Davis Square.  At iYO you can make your own waffles and extrude your own frozen yogurt.  Fortunately for…
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Five reasons to keep coming back to Davis Square

Following up on the five things I won't miss about Davis, here are five that will keep me coming back: Dave's Fresh Pasta: there are lots of fine lunching establishments around here, even though not one serves the idealized cheese sandwich, but Dave's is special.  Besides the awesome selection of grilled sandwiches (my faves include…
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Five things I won't miss about Davis square

Change is the only constant, and soon I'll be spending a lot less time in Davis Square.  It's truly the Paris of Somerville and I'll miss it - except for these things: Chuggers: Maybe one day I'll have a minute for their cause (by which they mean a dollar, or several) but until then I…
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The worst best cheese sandwich in Davis Square

Since the Davis Square cheese sandwich quest became a semi-regular feature back in May, I've been aware of Deli-icious but for whatever reason never checked out their cheese sandwich.  Until this week. Yelpsters seem generally bullish on the place, and Chowhound offers an interesting bit of navistalgia around the former occupant of the space and…
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CD spun

Apparently I'm one of the last to notice that CD Spins in Davis Square is closed.  It looks like it's been that way about two weeks, and even though I'm in the neighborhood almost every day, I just today noticed this scary sign in the window. It reminds me a bit of the sudden closure…
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Davis Square cheese sandwich quest: The Ploughman's Lunch

The cheese sandwich quest continues.  Following up on a tip from Brian, I ordered up the Ploughman's Lunch at The Burren here in Davis.  It came with excellent chips (fries) but the cheese was less than it might have been.  Apologies for the sub-par cameraphone shot, I was caught out without my Ricoh. The menu…
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Davis square cheese sandwich quandary: twice the space, half the cheese

Blue Shirt Cafe recently expanded Eastward into the space between them and Snappy Sushi, probably doubling their total square footage while increasing the dining seating perhaps fivefold. But there's still not that much cheese in their cheese sandwiches. I had the Little Italy, with tomatoes, roasted red peppers, pesto, provolone and balsamic on focaccia. I…
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The three chickens you meet in Tibet

I'm a big fan of lunch.  It's one of my favorite three meals of the day.  Yesterday I went with tangyslice and our CTO to a new to us place, Martsa on Elm for a Tibetan buffet.  We weren't sure what to expect but we were happy with what we got. I'm not sure how…
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Davis square cheese sandwich smackdown keeps smacking

The great Davis Square Cheese Sandwich battle got a little more interesting this week as second-place finisher Blue Shirt Cafe struck back at weakened champion Diesel Cafe.  Diesel had won handily with the Branch Trio, but then took it off their menu, retiring undefeated as it were.  But if you were persistent and lucky, you…
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Dave's fresh sandwich season

"Muffaletta FTW" summed up lunch well enough for a tweet, but I wanted to take a moment to expound and illustrate the deliciousness that is Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Square.  On a near-perfect early autumn day, I met J for lunch at Dave's.  I had recently visited with agile marketer tangyslice and we kvelled…
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