Location: Cambridge, MA
The Foodie: Recommends
Restaurants usually come to occupy a certain space within ourselves – we file the place away in our gullet and food funnels within our brain (yes, that is a term from the field of neuroscience). You know, there is that part of us that wants:
…this type of food
…at that time of day
…with those people
…and for that price tag.
Let me illustrate.
- Olecito: A quick meal when I have cash in my pocket, a long ride ahead of me, and a hankering for pork and spices on my tongue.
- Bronwyn: Beers and pretzels with friends any night, weekend dinner with anyone, or the Bronburger…alone.
- A4: Friday night dinner, good red wine and a movie with me’lady – meow.
- Ribelle: When I know my schedule 3 weeks ahead of time, I want to be guaranteed a memorable meal, and I just got paid a boatload of $$$
- Simon’s: Triple medium cubano latte. Every single Friday.
Commonwealth is starting to wiggle its way into my subconscious in a way that has them coming top of mind at multiple mealtimes.
Sunday Brunch: With a spacious, chill, sunny vibe and a wicked fun menu filled with sinful fat-laden things and good coffee – there is not much more to think about when considering Commonwealth for an 11:30am double meal.
ORDER THIS: “Ginormous Sticky Bun with Crispy Bacon” – Serves 4, but can easily be eaten by a single hung-over glutton.
ORDER THIS: “The Dirty Jersey” – Yeah, it’s a ham, egg, ‘n cheese sandwich…but on steroids. Super delicate bun, baller ham, gooey egg, and pimpin’ queso. Homefries on the side are actually amazing.
Weekday Lunch: Starting at about 12:15 every weekday, a small army of tech geeks, high-powered consultants, pharma phriends, and INTP software engineers descend upon the luncheonettes and café cars of Kendall Square for their midday intake. Without disclosing which one of those suspects I am, I have found myself flocking here with the rest of the crowd for some lunching.
ORDER THIS: “Pork Belly Banh Mi” – A respectable take on the epic BLT sandwich from the East.
Oh, and I’ll have you know that I do eat my veggies in addition to large quantities of pig and carbs.
That’s right folks – Commonwealth has just the thing for you on that front too. Think spinach and strawberry salad, lush green salad with watermelon radish, asparagus and faro, and a beet/goat cheese salad with pistachio pesto and dill. Bounty of the earth.
Randomly, they also have an insanely good oatmeal raisin cookie. So they also occupy the “snack time” part of my brain too.
So – if you have empty spaces in your meal schedule – I’d recommend you hit up Commonwealth, stat.