Futago is a nice little neighborhood udon spot in Audubon Circle. It serves cold bowls in addition to warm ones, so you don’t need to completely forsake it for the few months a year when just thinking about a big bowl of hot broth makes you sweat. That’s good news, because this airy spot with a few outdoor tables is a good option to grab lunch any time.
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Orfano is an Italian steakhouse in the Fenway. It has a three-foot tall pepper mill, so that’s something.
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Laughing Monk Cafe
The Laughing Monk Cafe is a Thai-Japanese restaurant in Mission Hill that has some sneakily great sushi.
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Yume Wo Katare is a popular ramen place in Cambridge where you’ll be urged to share your dreams after the meal.
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