CAM­BRIDGE/CEN­TRAL SQUARE

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ASMARA

African Cui­sine na­tive to the Horn of Africa (Eritrean and Ethiopian). Hefty menu in­cludes such op­tions as al­itcha begeeh (lamb cur­ried in yel­low sauce) and ahim­ilti be­baynetu (med­ley of veg­gies and lentils). L (M-Sa), D (daily). 739 Mas­sachusetts Ave., Cam­bridge, 617.864.7447.

CRAIGIE ON MAIN

French Chef Tony Maws’ much talked about eatery fea­tures sus­tain­able, or­ganic and lo­cally farmed in­gre­di­ents cooked with French tech­nique. Ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers must check out the nightly “Chef’s Tast­ing” menu. D (TuSu), brunch (Su). 853 Main St., Cam­bridge, 617.497.5511. $$$$

LIFE ALIVE UR­BAN OA­SIS & OR­GANIC CAFE

Veg­e­tar­ian-Ve­gan-Raw Al­lor­ganic cafe is a mag­net for veg­e­tar­i­ans, ve­g­ans, mac­ro­bi­otic and raw eaters and/or those who fol­low a gluten-free and pa­leo di­ets. The plant-based menu is filled with healthy “warm meals” and “cool meals” with fun names. B (M-Sa), L and D (daily). 765 Mas­sachusetts Ave., Cam­bridge, 617.354.5433. $

LIT­TLE DON­KEY

Small Plates-Tapas James Beard Award-win­ning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bis­son­nette fo­cus on their global trav­els through di­verse and unique (truly!) small plates, a raw bar, ro­tat­ing char­cu­terie and eclec­tic cock­tails. B and L (M-F), din­ner (daily), Br (SaSu). 505 Mas­sachusetts Ave., Cam­bridge, 617.945.1008.

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