by David Israel - 0 Reviews - 11 List
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Updated: April 30, 2012
Lovers of the All Star Sandwich Bar are in luck as the crew takes on the bread, cheese and meat dream team from a new angle. Welcome All Star Pizza Bar to the Cambridge neighborhood and then have a heated discussion about the merits of sandwiches versus pizza. Which is more versatile? Which would you choose to eat if you could only have one for the rest of your life? You have a lot to think about and All Star might be the perfect place to do it.
The Revere Hotel has officially opened in the theater district for the purpose of staycations, libations and out-of-town visitors. A flashy grand opening complete with a "vertical fashion show" featuring models climbing 24 stories served as a debutante ball for the hotel and adjoining Emerald Lounge. Similar to the like-named Emerald city, this establishment is run by a wizard, but this one is behind the bar instead of the curtain. Nab a Ten Thyme Smash with gin, lime, white cranberry juice, simple syrup, sliced cukes, and thyme sprigs.
The Lone Star Taco bar lives up to its name in that it shills both tacos and adult beverages. Both have been lauded in equal measure, as patron based cocktails and fruity sangrias make the perfect compliment for exceptional pork carnitas and fish tacos. Like Siamese twins connected at the end, one could not survive without the other. The Lone Star surpasses others of its ilk with its close attention to detail, like tortillas made in-house and a laser like focus on the textures of its meats.
Fans of the wacky partner combinations in cop movies are sure to be thrilled by the opening of Tonic, where Chef Ryan Kelly might have crafted the most eclectic menu in town. Recreational eaters beware, Tonic is for double diamond diners only. Kelly combines unlike elements like oily banh mi with salad for excellent results and ups the ante with a menu of dissimilar oddities like parsnip chowder and a more demure brussels sprout petal penne.
Like beer? Then I bet you would like 50 beers even more. At the newly opened Park in Harvard Square that's exactly what you'll get. Expect a menu laden with gourmet comfort food like toast topped with a fried quail egg and a daily meat pie to accompany your suds. With the rotating meat pies and a beer menu longer than an ancient scroll, you could make Park your daily haunt and never order the same thing twice.