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Rod Dee Porter Square: Progress?

I noticed this morning that there's now a sign up at the new Rod Dee location in Cambridge, and it looked like there might be menus posted (I was across Mass. Ave., so couldn't get a good look.) I had begun to think that nothing was progressing there, so this is very encouraging!

Does anyone know anything more about when they might actually open?

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  1. Do you know the address or approximate address?

    Rod Dee and the addition of a Super Fusion III really ups the chow in Porter Sq., the small spots in the Exchange notwithstanding.

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    Super Fusion
    690 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina

      Rod Dee will be at 1906 Mass. Ave (between the Indian restaurant and Wok 'n Roll - aka worst Chinese restaurant name).

      Where is Super Fusion III?

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      Super Fusion
      690 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446

      1. re: Stride

        Thanks, Stride.

        SF-III is in the old Seoul Food location - 1759 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

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        Massachusetts Avenue Restaurant
        906 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          Thanks - I thought I'd seen SF somewhere! Have you tried it?

          1. re: Stride

            Why yes, I have! They have something of an abridged menu - only a few special rolls for example - but the prices are cheap, cheap - and the quality is fine. It's a little bit cafeteria-style if you eat in - paper plates and plastic cups - grab a can of soda out of the open fridge case if you like - not sure if that's how they are going to roll permanently or whether they are still in start-up mode. The gal serving has been the same one a couple of times and is super-cheery, greeting us one time with a hearty, "Are you hungry?" I am a fan of their Watertown location so, it's nice to have one closer....

    2. Walked by today... signs are on the building. Inside is looking good -- tables and chairs are out in the dining area and 3 guys were inside chatting by the counter. Hope they get the paper off the windows soon and open their doors!

      1. Anyone been by there recently? I wish their website had info about this location.

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        1. re: maillard

          I went by there on Monday and they were not open yet.

          1. re: jgg13

            I went by it last night. Not open, though it looks very close.

        2. I figure this will show up in the December Opening & Closing (hopefully it's not January!), but has anyone been by recently?

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          1. re: jgg13

            I called today-- they will open sometime next week!

            1. re: baldbert

              awesome news. Where did you find their contact info?

              1. re: jgg13

                I called their Brookline (I think) shop. Got the number from their website.

                1. re: baldbert

                  Ah, that makes sense. Didn't think to try the other one :)

          2. Stopped by a little while ago and they were open. It still smelled a little of varnish and I just picked up a menu, but was able to tell them how I'd missed the Rod Dee since I moved from Brookline. Yay!

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            1. re: cindywho

              Double yay! Do you have a phone number for the new Rod Dee? Thanks!

              1. re: cindywho

                Wonderful! There's my first New Year's resolution!

                1. re: Stride

                  Confirmed: Thai food has arrived!!!

                  Steady stream of take-out orders coming out of the kitchen tonight (including ours) and a few customers eating in.

                  Diagnosis: Delicious!

                  Phone 617-374-9252. www.roddee.net The menu says they deliver. Hours M-Th 11-10:30, F/S 11-11, Sun noon-11.

                  1. re: chilibaby

                    Saw the lights on tonight but didn't have time to stop in. The space looks cute and welcoming (I personally like eating in for Thai and Chinese since I feel like so much of the taste is dependent on the time from the pan to the plate). What did you have?

                    1. re: digga

                      Agree when it comes to fish and anything fried -- we'll have to go back for those.
                      We got a duck red curry, drunken noodles, beef salad, and nam sod. All were delicious and traveled home just fine.

                      1. re: chilibaby

                        Talk about progress - you could never have eaten food so far ranging and delicious nearly anywhere in the U.S. 30 years ago, much less get take out duck curry! Just a little new year's perspective...amazing.

                        1. re: Bob Dobalina

                          Bob, thanks for that though, just think of trying to have the discussions and debates that fill this space about the best Thai or a really good Pho even 20 years ago. The options were few and the audience limited.

                          Beginning the year with appreciation of what we do have is an excellent idea.

                          Penny
                          http://www.bostonzest.com/