It's the official opening day for Earls Kitchen + Bar, the latest in a string of openings at the developing Assembly Row. Earls, a Canadian family-owned chain, doesn't have too many other locations in the United States yet — just Denver, Miami, and Seattle.
The menu features comfort food inspired by a lot of different cuisines, from crispy Thai shrimp to an Indian curry, but the real stand-out is the cocktail program, created by beverage director Cameron Bogue, an alum of the Boulud empire. Bogue's a fan of cute presentations; there's a drink called the Mad Hatter, for instance, that's served (for four people) in colorful teapots. Bees Knees is served in a glass bear-shaped jar, and Cabin Fever has an edible pinecone. The Somerville Earls is open for lunch and dinner every day (with brunch on weekends).
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