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Differences between the Cambridge and Boston dining scenes

MC Slim JB | Jul 13, 200707:40 AM     34

That's probably worth its own thread: "differences between the Cambridge and Boston dining scenes." I imagine to someone from outside of Rt 128, they're of a piece.

I suppose Boston has the luxury steakhouses, more top-tier restaurants, and Chinatown. What does Cambridge have that is utterly unique to that side of the river? Let's see: Porter Exchange's Japanese-heavy food court. Superior North African (Baraka). Most of the Portuguese and Afghani food. Perhaps a slight edge on Indian (debatable). Maybe an edge for its size in small, artisanal, chef-driven, mid-high fine dining places (Salts, Craigie Street, T.W. Food, Oleana, OM), also debatable. The origin point and training ground for most of the best bartenders in town (starting with the B-Side).

What else, proud Cantabridgians?

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