The word “gastropub” gets bandied about way too often these days, but this Cambridge Street establishment is in some ways your classic gastropub that’s worthy of the title, and one that’s more unpretentious and unassuming than some of the newer options out there.
There's some invite-only soft-opening parties to be had, but as of Saturday July 5, fans of all the Mexican cantina-ness of the original will finally be able to land the same in Cambridge.
What it comes down to is that in spite of what Budweiser’s advertising department would like you to think, today’s drinkers demand craft beer. Period.
Some people would say that choosing Valentine’s Day to break up with a significant other is the mark of an unconscionable cad. Notice we’re not arguing.
Be it Davis Square in Somerville, the wild shoddy badlands of Allston, and even the nooks found around Fenway Park, what you're about to read is a story involving intoxicated buffoonery all conducted at your favorite (or not-so-favorite) local haunts, be it drinking in public outdoors (but just for a photo), allusions to shooting pornography, and even men in ruffled shirts becoming threatened by small children drinking out of coconut shells in close proximity to them.
Toste will focus on bringing elements of the old to embolden the new, but ultimately the food will dictate the palate.