There’s a lot to like about The Automatic in Kendall Square, starting with the cheap shot-and-a-beer combinations that involve beer you actually don’t mind drinking, and continuing through an interesting menu of bar junk food. The flat-patty burgers are great and you’ll be tempted to double-fist the Korean fried chicken sandwiches as you order another tiki drink.
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Gustazo is a fun Cuban place in Porter Square with a big menu of small plates and good cocktails.
Santouka is a great ramen spot in Harvard Square that kind of feels like a spaceship.
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Parish is a cafe in Back Bay that serves sandwiches created by chefs from all over town.
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Little Donkey is a small plates restaurant in Central Square that’s great for drinks and few bites.
Area Four in Kendall Square feels kind of like a cafeteria, except it has pizza and beer flights instead of overdone burgers and chocolate milk.
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