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Yume Wo Katare, The Place of Dreams

Yume Wo Katare is not your typical restaurant, it is a place where you come eat ramen and share your dreams. Customers come here to figure out their passions and pursue them. Located in Porter Square, Cambridge, the owner, Tsuyoshi Nishioka and his shop manager, Jake Vo explains how Yume Wo Katare was born and the rules set in the shop. There are many members that volunteer and the staff are very welcoming to the public.

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ONCE Somerville

A Chat with Owner, JJ Gonson

Cambridge native, JJ Gonson, has found Nirvana! Although an accurate statement, it may be a bit overstated.

In the nineties, during the height of the “grunge years,” Gonson lived on the West Coast where she produced, managed, and toured with rock bands. It was during this incarnation that she experienced (hung with) Seattle grunge heroes, Nirvana.

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Garden to Glass Cocktails

An Interview with Meaghan Sinclair of Booze Époque

Meaghan Sinclair of Booze Epoque at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education

By Paul Sayed

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Cambridge Uncovered, Ep. 16, "Food Justice: Focus on Food Security"

As Cambridge faces the ongoing issue of food justice and food security, moderator Joan Squeri of Healthy Communities Capital Consulting sits down with Veronica Barron of Food for Free, Alanna Mallon from the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program and Vice Mayor Marc McGovern who chaired the city's Income Insecurity Commission, to talk about what’s being done – and what needs to be done – to lessen the problem of food matters facing many Cambridge families.

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College Town or Ghost Town

Why It's Hard to Run a Business in Cambridge

Living in a college town has its perks. You can barely go anywhere without walking past a coffee shop, bookstores are easy to find, and the students bring with them a wide range of diversity and culture. When school is in session, the area is thriving. For example, Harvard Square is crowded, cafes are filled to capacity with students on their laptops, and there are lines to get in to the best restaurants.

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Reusable bags are the new normal

The City of Cambridge Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB) ordinance goes into effect on March 31.  There’s a link to the announcement at the bottom of this article that takes a lot of words to say that plastic bags are being banned and that business owners will charge 10-cents for each paper bag you need to carry out your purchases if you’ve forgotten your reusable bags.


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Empty Bowls event features soups by local restaurants, bowls by local potters

Project benefits On The Rise

A menu of epicurean soups and a display of hand-crafted pottery bowls by area artisans drew a crowd Saturday for the Third Annual Empty Bowls luncheon at the Puritan & Company Restaurant, 1166 Cambridge Street, Inman Square.  The event was a benefit for On The Rise Inc., a day program based nearby at 341 Broadway; it aids women who are homeless or in need of basic support services.

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Third Annual Empty Bowls luncheon Saturday, March 12, noon to 3 pm

Empty bowls project helps feed the hungry in Cambridge

The Third Annual Empty Bowls project on Saturday, March 12, will help feed the hungry in Cambridge. In return for a $35 contribution, donors will share a festive lunch between noon and 3 pm at the Puritan & Co. restaurant at 1166 Cambridge Street in Inman Square. The menu will feature home-made specialty soups contributed by local eateries. Each patron can choose and take home a bowl hand-crafted by a local artisan.

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Kimchi Kitchen – 847 Cambridge St.

This restaurant opened unexpectedly after our townie tour began. We had no idea this one was coming; and poof, there it was one day in the place where the Cambridge Coffeehouse used to be.

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BISq (Bergamot in Inman Square) – 1071 Cambridge St. - Opened 2015

Why a "townie tour of new Cambridge Street restaurants?" Because no one ever asks. For a more lengthy explanation of this experiment please refer to:

BISq is a restaurant that has received accolades in and out of the neighborhood.