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What’s on the Harvest Fest 2011 Menu? Om nom nom, that’s what

Sep 28 10:26 am

Chilled gazpacho AND trout pate, courtesy of Foundry on Elm? Only at Harvest Fest, my friend.

Harvest Fest 2011 is quickly approaching, and we are pleased to announce several of the participating restaurants for this year’s festivities.

We’ll announce the final group of participants soon, and we hope to also give a sneak peak at their menu offerings before the event happens.  For now, get to salivatin’:


Session 1


  • Foundry on Elm - A brasserie-tavern hybrid, Foundry transports the best of seasonal New England fare into the kitchen of 255 Elm Street and produces refined, fresh food, while serving proper ale.
  • The Burren - We love Desmond’s comments in the Harvest Fest 2010 video, and we’re psyched The Burren and Hugh McGowan will be together at this session of Harvest Fest.
  • Highland Kitchen - The ceviche that Highland Kitchen put together last year was a hit of Harvest Fest Session 1, following up their amazing deviled eggs from our inaugural year.
  • The Independent - With a seasonally influenced menu and a community feel, The Indo (as it is affectionately known), is a perfect fit for Harvest Fest.
  • 3 little figs - Meet and greet with this recently opened cafe on Highland Ave. 3LittleFigs is a Mediterranean-inspired bakery and espresso cafe, and you may recognize their name from products sold in grocery stores in the area.  They’ll be providing a sweet ending for our guests at Harvest Fest.

Look how happy they are! Highland Kitchen is so proud of that ceviche! Pride is the best seasoning...wait, how does that saying go?

Session 2


  • City Slicker Cafe - City Slicker has been with us for both previous years of Harvest Fest and never disappoints.  A quote from their website is a great definition of their food: “Quality is never an accident. It’s always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.” - William A. Foster
  • Saloon - The brainchild of Foundry on Elm’s David Flanagan, this Davis Square pre-Prohibition style bar will feature small sharing plates. Harvest Fest guests will get to sample a taste of the seasonal offerings to come when the joint opens later this year.


Both Sessions


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    Hello, delicious Redbones rib. Pleasure to meet you. Now get in my belly!

    5 Horses Tavern - One of a few ‘debuts’ at this year’s event, 5 Horses Tavern is Davis Square’s newest bar and restaurant. Their kitchen serves locally sourced modern American comfort food with many vegetarian options. Sounds like a great fit for this event!

  • Ronnarong Thai Tapas Bar - Every year at Harvest Fest, Ronnarong delights guests with inspired Thai cuisine. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us (and you) this year.
  • Posto - This Wood Fired Italian Restaurant and Bar was recently certified as New England’s first Certified Neapolitan Pizzeria by Verace Pizza Napoletana Americas! Find out what all the buzz is about at Harvest Fest.
  • Redbones - Can you think of anything better than BBQ and beer? A well-loved staple of Somerville eateries, this bustling joint serves up authentic Southern barbecue with a craft brews on tap list that just don’t quit. At Harvest Fest, our local breweries will provide the beer, so you can be rest assured Redbones will bring the BBQ.
  • Eat at Jumbo’s - Talk about more than your local pizza shop!  Jumbo’s strives to source from local providers and even partnered with Green City Growers to grow produce on their roof!  Jumbo’s has been with Harvest Fest since the beginning and we can’t wait to see what they roll out at this year’s fest.  Oh, and if its pizza, that goes pretty great with beer too!

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