On the first 60 degree day in March, you’re going to find yourself heading to the beer garden at Charlie’s Kitchen. Of course, it’s probably going to snow again two days later, but that’s OK, because Charlie’s is great inside, too. The first floor is a greasy spoon diner, the second floor is a kinda grungy punk bar, and there’s live music every Monday night. It’s also the only place in Harvard Square we know of that does a Wu Tang night on the last Wednesday of every month (yes, right before rent is due, because, as Method Man warned us, cash rules everything around you).
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The Red House is a farm-to-table-ish restaurant inside of a 200-year-old house.
Santouka is a great ramen spot in Harvard Square that kind of feels like a spaceship.
Oleana is a very good Mediterranean restaurant from the same people behind Sarma and Sofra.
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KO Pies at the Shipyard
KO Pies is a chill spot for meat pies and outdoor Jenga on the industrial waterfront of East Boston.
Trillium is a brewery in the Seaport. The line out the door will be full of people coming for the beer, but the food is actually really good, too.
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