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First Printer Brings Gator Meat to Harvard Square

Photo: William Horne/Thrillist

"Dangerously close!" That's the proximity to opening day as described by the imminent Harvard Square eatery First Printer on Facebook. First Printer occupies the former Herrel's Ice Cream space and was created by the parlor's owner, who began implementing the total concept shift over two years ago. The restaurant takes its name from the history of the building, which is said to have housed this area's first printing press. Thrillist takes us inside the new space, which looks nothing like it used to. Like many other newcomers in recent years, First Printer presents a menu with Southern influences. Unlike many - or any - others, theirs has gator meat. A menu item called the Swamp Bowl contains fried gator, frog legs and crawfish served with pork belly chips. Could this be the crocodile meat Fillet of Soul pop-up creator Wheeler del Toro recently referred to?

· First Printer Restaurant [Facebook]
· Fried gator and bourbon ale in Harvard Square [Thrillist]
· Fillet of Soul, a healthy soul food pop-up [-EB-]

First Printer

15 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA