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O2 Yoga Smoothie
Food and Drink

O2 Yoga Smoothie

Drink Recommendation: The Spicy Monkey Smoothie from the O2 Yoga Vegan Cafe ($6.38 inc. tax). As the name suggests, this smoothie contained bananas, chocolate, and cayenne pepper--perfect for a cold day.

Bacon Wrapped Dates
Food and Drink

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Appetizer Recommendation: Datiles from Orinoco's ($7.50). Bacon will never not be good, but it was even better than usual when wrapped around almond-stuffed dates. Orinoco's serves Venezuelan food with a modern twist.

Macaroons from Darwin's
Food and Drink

Macaroons from Darwin's

Dessert/Pastry Recommendation: Macaroons from Darwins Ltd. ($4.95 for 3). These little pastries were chewy, yet crispy, and covered in frosting--FM preferred the chocolate.

Fried Plantain Sandwich
Food and Drink

Fried Plantain Sandwich

Entree Recommendation: Fried Plantain Sandwich from Clover ($6.00). This is the sandwich version of Gretchen Wiener's hair: big and full of secrets. All the very colorful ingredients came together beautifullyr--FM was pleasantly surprised.

Guinness Burger
Food and Drink

Guinness Burger

Entree Recommendation: Guinness Burger from Charlie's Kitchen. This burger had cheese smothered on both of its substantial onion-infused patties, and was a welcome alternative to the monotony of Tasty Burger.

In Anticipation of Liquiteria
Harvard Square

New York Juice Vendor Liquiteria is Coming to Harvard Square

Liquiteria will open in Harvard Square this spring, at the former site of The Body Shop on Massachusetts Avenue.

Harvard Square

Despite Spin-Off, Coop Management Remains Constant

Barnes and Noble’s recent announcement that the company divide its education and retail divisions into two separate publicly traded companies will not affect operations at the Harvard Coop, which is managed by Barnes and Noble.

In Anticipation of Liquiteria
Harvard Square

In Anticipation of Liquiteria

Formerly the site of The Body Shop, the area next to the T-Mobile store on Massachusetts Avenue lies vacant. Liquiteria, a juice shop, is set to fill the space this spring. The Harvard Square Liquiteria will be the chain's first location outside of New York.

Radioshack Bankruptcy
Harvard Square

Radioshack Bankruptcy

After Radioshack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 5, 2015, the company will close 1,784 stores across the country. The Radioshack located in Harvard Square will be one of three in Cambridge that will be closed by the end of the month.

North Korean Defectors Sit on Panel at HRiNK Event
IOP

Photos of the Day (02/24/2015)

Radioshack Bankruptcy
Harvard Square

RadioShack Store Closing as Part of Retailer Restructuring

The RadioShack in Harvard Square is set to close on March 31. It is one of three Cambridge locations that will shut down after the company filed for bankruptcy.

Square in the Snow
College

Square Businesses See Winter Downturn

Business owners pointed to recent MBTA service suspensions as well as parking and travel bans as factors inhibiting employees and customers from travelling to the Square.

Santouka Ramen
Food and Drink

Santouka Ramen

From 67-cent Top Ramen at CVS to Instagram-worthy burgers with ramen patties instead of buns, a tasty Japanese staple has come a long way in America. As one might expect, the rise of ramen has created a demand for traditional shops that serve the real thing—no styrofoam packaging necessary. This phenomenon recently arrived in Harvard Square in the form of Santouka, a bona fide restaurant serving ramen and only ramen.

Santouka Chefs
Food and Drink

Santouka Chefs

Chefs prepare fresh ramen for waiting customers. Santouka opened its first Massachusetts restaurant in Harvard Square last week.

Santouka Interior
Food and Drink

Santouka Interior

Customers enjoy freshly prepared ramen on a cold Tuesday evening. Santouka has experienced a rush of excited new customers who want to try out the newest eatery in Harvard Square.

9/11 Memorial
College

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall