CAM­BRIDGE/ KEN­DALL SQUARE

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ARTSCIENCE CUL­TURE LAB & CAFÉ

Amer­i­can/French No sur­prise this place is within the bounds of MIT. ArtScience Cul­ture Lab & Café ex­plores in­no­va­tions within the culi­nary world and shows off prod­ucts be­ing de­vel­oped on­site. In­hale a cock­tail or a fla­vor cloud; then munch on the re­fined, in­no­va­tive cui­sine. L (M-F), D (M-Sa). 650 E. Ken­dall St., Cam­bridge, 857.999.2193.

THE SMOKE SHOP

Bar­be­cue Andy Hus­bands, chef-pro­pri­etor of Tre­mont 647, fo­cuses en­tirely on the art of slow-cooked bar­be­cue here. Texas-style brisket, glazed bar­be­cue chicken and Burnt Ends sand­wich. L and D (daily). 1 Ken­dall Square, Cam­bridge, 617.577.7427.

SU­MIAO HU­NAN KITCHEN

Re­gional Chi­nese If you’ve ever fan­cied try­ing an au­then­tic ver­sion of Chair­man Mao’s fa­vorite dish—red braised pork—now’s your chance. This fab­u­lous Hu­nanese restau­rant show­cases this and other re­gional dishes in­clud­ing spicy crunchy cu­cum­bers, shred­ded potato with green pep­per and duo jiao salted chilies. The Gen­eral Tso’s chicken is a stand­out. Owner Su­miao Chen has dec­o­rated the Ken­dall Square space in Fruit Loop col­ors with chic art­work. L and D (daily). 270 Third St., 617.945.0907.

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