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New Cambridge 1 (Fenway) now open

Sal Monella Jul 10, 2007 11:35 AM

Just a quick FYI...they opened this past Friday. Just had a great lunch there. If you like the original place, you'll like this just as much. Plus, more room. Got the wine/beer going too. And they'll be setting up the outdoor seating in the next few days.

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    BBHound RE: Sal Monella Jul 10, 2007 11:36 AM

    This sounds great. Where in the Fenway are they?

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      Sal Monella RE: BBHound Jul 10, 2007 11:38 AM

      On the Boylston St. side of the new Trilogy Place building and across the street from Shaw's Market. Down a few doors from Burton's. I think they also have validated parking downstairs at Trilogy but call first.

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        Joanie RE: Sal Monella Jul 10, 2007 11:55 AM

        That's a nice addition. They should call it Fenway1. And does anyone remember what's going in the space on Comm Ave. where Campo di Fiori was?

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          tatamagouche RE: Joanie Jul 10, 2007 12:17 PM

          Another Z Square, I fear.

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            Blumie RE: Joanie Jul 10, 2007 01:45 PM

            So, do we like this place (Cambridge 1, that is)?

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              tamerlanenj RE: Joanie Jul 11, 2007 06:09 AM

              Camp De Fiori on the BU campus? It's closed?

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                Joanie RE: tamerlanenj Jul 11, 2007 06:19 AM

                Last year, when all the others closed up. I don't remember the full story on what happened, it's sad that they're gone tho.

                Don't forget KC and Alc, Camb 1 guys also own Audobon. But not Za, that's owned by the Evoo guy. I still need to get there one of these days.

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                  tatamagouche RE: Joanie Jul 11, 2007 08:22 AM

                  I think I heard the Campo de Fiori guy moved back to Italy.

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                    pamalamb RE: tatamagouche Jul 11, 2007 08:59 AM

                    Yeah, there was a post about this on The Food Monkey: http://thefoodmonkey.com/?p=242

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                      Blumie RE: tatamagouche Jul 11, 2007 11:21 AM

                      I'm sure there's more to the Campo story than that, but my sources in Weston, where the owner lived and where they had a location, have not been able to dig up the dirt.

          2. kittychow RE: Sal Monella Jul 10, 2007 02:07 PM

            The bartender at the Plough mentioned this over the weekend. I didn't realize that the owners of Cambridge 1 also own the Miracle of Science. Makes some sense given they both offer honest solid food and have the same minimalist kind of decor. I hope the Fenway Cambridge 1 (really, let's just call it Fenway 1) does well. I really enjoy the simple thin crust pizzas and salads.

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              Alcachofa RE: kittychow Jul 11, 2007 05:26 AM

              They own Middlesex Lounge as well. Good tiny apps there.

              And Za in Arlington.

              Agreed, they should just leave it at Fenway 1. Or Cambridge 2.

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                rlh RE: Alcachofa Jul 11, 2007 02:33 PM

                Is Za no longer owned by the EVOO folks?

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                  Alcachofa RE: rlh Jul 11, 2007 05:10 PM

                  My bad, Joanie corrected me. I forgot about Audobon, and switched ownership of Za.

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              HopeRI RE: Sal Monella Jul 13, 2007 08:58 AM

              Stopped in on Wed night (thanks for the tip, Sal - we never would have known about it since we are almost never on that side of Fenway). The space is HUGE, but familiar-looking (those MoS boys sure do have their branding down pat). Recognized a lot of the Harvard Sq. staff, which means that things seemed to be running smoothly. Took our places at the bar (three big flat panel TV's above). Food took a bit longer than the Harvard locale, but it was pleasant enough with the big garage door open on a gorgeous evening (looks out onto what will soon be an outdoor dining area - bar stools both inside and out). The #1 (tomato) and #5 (potato with fontina) were good as usual, though I felt the dough could've used a little more salt. A crisp Spanish Rose and Dogfish Head Ale 60 min (on tap - they are actually changing some of the taps in Cambridge and have added new taps in Boston!) both went down smoothly. I wonder what this place will look like on game days?....

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