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Feb 18, 2009 09:19 AM

the friendly toast opening in cambridge!

My pops just forwarded me an article about the Friendly Toast (of Portsmouth, NH fame) opening a new location at One Kendall here in Cambridge. As someone who will often rally her fellow waitstaff on a Monday morning to make the drive up the coast for some post-weekend munching and moaning, I could not be happier. My hope: It'll rock as much as the original and pick up some of the old B Side vibe (full bar!). My fear: It'll be a watered-down version of the flagship's funk. Anyone else have fond Friendly Toast memories? Favorite dishes? Thoughts?

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  1. I haven't been, but here's an article on the new one opening soon in Cambridge:

    1. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Wow. If they can actually replicate the original's vibe and solid food, I would be SO thrilled. I *love* the Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, and have been known to work in a stop there on pretty much any trip over the NH border whether we're actually heading in that direction or not.

      Favorite dish: Green Eggs and Ham. Side of cinnamon toast made with the house-made cinnamon swirl bread. Damn - we've got a Zipcar for a full day on Saturday, but we're heading towards Providence...

      1. This is excellent news, but I'm gonna miss the drive up to Portsmouth. And the really good record store across the street, now that I think of it. On the other hand, now Allstonian and I will have someplace to eat breakfast after our annual one-hour slot on Breakfast of Champions, and someplace to go after movies at the Kendall,!

        1. Where in One Kendall? The old Anise space?

          1. this is FANTASTIC news. I always try to find an excuse to make it up to portsmouth so I can get the New Hampshire's finest - a scramble with goat cheese, asparagus, and bacon with thick cheddar jalapeno toast on the we know when it'll be opening?