You’ve probably never considered whether mustard gelato pairs well with swordfish pastrami, just like you’ve never considered whether unicorn fur pants pair well with glass slippers. At Puritan and Company, though, not only will you find things on the menu you never even imagined existed, but you’ll also find that they’re really, really good. This farmhouse-type place in Inman Square focuses on traditional New England food (meaning, a lot of seafood) but it also does a great job with things like truffle burrata and short rib pasta. If you don’t have time for both an appetizer and an entree, the phyllo-wrapped cod is served in clam chowder.
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Veggie Galaxy is a vegetarian diner that gets pretty crazy considering it’s a vegetarian diner.
Black Sheep Bagel Cafe
Black Sheep Bagel is a bagel and coffee spot in Harvard Square with wine and live music as well.
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
There are a lot of reasons to love Lamplighter, a Cambridge brewery. You’ll probably find one of them within minutes of walking in.
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The Emory is an American place on the top of Beacon Hill that’s a little better and a little more fun than most places in Downtown Boston.
Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant
Lincoln Tavern in South Boston is a big American place that will have you saying, “I dunno, let’s just go to the Lincoln” a lot if you live nearby.
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9zaab Thai Street Food
9Zaab is an excellent Thai street food place in East Cambridge with a wheel you can spin to win a discount.
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