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Coed baby shower for around 25 people in or around Cambridge

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coedshower Jun 23, 2013 07:27 AM

Looking for a fun casual place to have a coed baby shower around the Cambridge area.

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    mkfisher Jun 24, 2013 05:42 AM

    Probably need to be a little more specific. What's the price point? Do you want alcohol? Is this brunch/lunch/dinner? I assume you want a private room? Any specific cuisine you want or don't want?

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      coedshower Jun 24, 2013 03:41 PM

      I would like a private room. A brunch or lunch. A place where alcohol is available. Would like something american or italian for food. Price point - trying to stay around $20 -
      $25 per person.

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        mkfisher Jun 25, 2013 05:56 AM

        My first two thoughts are Upstairs on the Square and Catalyst.

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          hotoynoodle Jun 25, 2013 03:39 PM

          mead hall in kendall has an upstairs, solid american food, a full liquor license, a billion beers and fits your price point.

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          momoftwo Jun 25, 2013 05:50 AM

          hmm, fun casual, if you are in a private room, you are making your own fun, presumably! ha ha. two very different suggestions come to mind:
          la Hacienda on the somerville cambridge line, right near Twin City...they have a back room you can easily do typical italian buffet for that price point and I think their food is delicious, very old school, dark, wood panelling but with the right decorations, even a VFW can look ok. the other is Catalyst in Kendal, they too have private rooms but an a mugh higher price point, you can inquire on line. Good luck, please let us know what you end up doing, this question comes up all the time.

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            mkfisher Jun 25, 2013 07:36 AM

            I always joke about that La Hacienda place on the way back from Target. Is it actually good? If so, I need to stop making jokes about it and eat there.

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              hotoynoodle Jun 25, 2013 03:37 PM

              i'm wide-eyed that they do an italian buffet? :o

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                Gabatta Jun 25, 2013 03:57 PM

                Their bar pizzas rival anything you can get south of the city. This is the individual size pizza. The small and large sizes are prepared differently.

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                  momoftwo Jun 26, 2013 03:32 PM

                  Excellent old school red sauce Italian and IMO the best pizza around!

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                    hotoynoodle Jun 26, 2013 04:15 PM

                    lol ! no mexican food? what the what?

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                coedshower Jun 25, 2013 05:03 PM

                thanks for all these suggestions. I have the Catalyst Rest. sending me info, mead hall looks fun but all the reviews focused on the beer and not food so not sure how the food really is. Going to call La Hacienda next. thanks for these ideas! tryed to call the Cellar since that looked alot like I was looking for but it was booked. also have Joes american bar and grill sending me stuff. Anyone ever go there for a private party?

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                  hotoynoodle Jun 25, 2013 09:59 PM

                  am in kendall often for movie matinees and mead hall has become a solid go-to for mid-afternoon food. not flashy and not reinventing the wheel, but executes consistently well. the beer program is ridiculous and they offer all sorts of small-batch and organic spirits.

                  would much rather there than joe's, fer sure.

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                    coedshower Jul 3, 2013 05:55 PM

                    Thank you everyone for all of these suggestions! I ended up booking with Mead Hall! I am very excited! Will let you know how we make out!

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                      hotoynoodle Jul 4, 2013 08:50 AM

                      please do and have fun!

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