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Upper Crust in Harvard Sq

voodoocheese Mar 19, 2008 08:41 PM

I work on Brattle near the square, and on my way home tonight I peeked into the space where Museum of Useful Things used to be- the permit said something about Upper Crust..

Does anyone have any info on this? I'm fairly new to the area, and I've never been to any of their locations- but it will be nice to have a new restaurant across from my job (even though there are at least three other places to get pizza nearby).

Thanks!

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    Gabatta RE: voodoocheese Mar 20, 2008 07:14 AM

    That would be disapointing...

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      bella_sarda RE: voodoocheese Mar 20, 2008 08:13 AM

      I know that Upper Crust has been intending to open a location in Harvard Square for some time---it's stated right in their ads as "coming soon." I personally welcome it, since the Museum of Useful Things was kind of redundant to Black Ink, owned by the same people. You can only have so many overpriced tchotchkes, although I have been known to purchase said tchotchkes as gifts on occasion.

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        sailormouth RE: bella_sarda Mar 20, 2008 10:12 AM

        I kinda liked Museum of Useful Things, only I wish they had more useful things, more of a guy's version of Black Ink.

        Anyhoo, I'm chortling at any new dining establishment in the Square that isn't a very good package store. I like Upper Crust when they're on, but we really don't need another pizza option, do we?

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          autopi RE: sailormouth Mar 20, 2008 01:58 PM

          i liked mut too, more than black ink. i also like upper crust, though, so i guess it's a draw. what's the competition for slices? there's pinocchio's and that place in the holyoke center...bertucci's...others?

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            sailormouth RE: autopi Mar 20, 2008 03:05 PM

            -Pinocchio's
            -Bertucci's
            -Crazy Dough
            -Oggi's
            -Cambridge One, (which isn't really slices but their half pizzas would qualify, I think)
            -Pizzeria Uno (if you can call it pizza)
            -Veggie Planet
            -That place next to Daedalus
            I'd honestly be surprised if I wasn't missing at least one.

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              autopi RE: sailormouth Mar 20, 2008 05:03 PM

              is crazy dough in the garage? if it's the place i'm thinking of, i always think to myself that it can't possibly be good each time i walk by. am i wrong?

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                Prav RE: autopi Mar 20, 2008 05:22 PM

                Yep, Crazy Dough is the one upstairs.

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                  sailormouth RE: autopi Mar 20, 2008 05:50 PM

                  It's actually not so bad, especially during the lunch rush when the pies tend to be rather fresh.

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              Alcachofa RE: sailormouth Mar 21, 2008 09:08 AM

              I also like Upper Crust but agree:
              - there is no need for another pizza joint in HarSq
              - there is no need for another Upper Crust, period (consistency seems to go down each time they open another store)
              - MUT was better than Black Ink, for my taste. : )

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