In Harvard Square the choices for a good burger aren’t unlimited, but close. You have Flat Patties, Mr. Bartley’s, Shake Shake, and Tastee Burger. My goodness, with all the talk of farm to table, sustainability, and a diet balanced by fruits and vegetables, with a focus on seasonality, it’s here that we find good, ground American beef to satisfy desires that are well outside that spectrum. It’s food you just don’t have to think about.
Alongside the delicious burgers, we find pizza: Otto, Just Crust, Pinocchio, and Oggi. Talk about a food that knows no season, and has an immediacy of flavor that is a cheer up for the senses!
Elsewhere we find fried rabbit, sausages, noodles in salted broth, and a wide variety of deep fried food with spices meant to make one think of Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, and poverty stricken communities of the USA.
And say you want to eschew all of that: Soft shell crabs, Atlantic halibut, yellow fin tuna, and an array of spring vegetables all available at Russo’s.