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. $
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.