At the same restaurant, my daughter had a meat platter with the immortal French fries. Although Salema is a village of octopus fisherman, and they were out at night checking their traps, I found octopus only once on a menu there — and that was in a salad (superb) at the local ice-cream café. Apparently, the octopuses go to some non-local market, just as the bluefin tuna from Cape Cod go mostly to Japan.
River Gods, 125 river street, Cambridge | daily, 3–10 pm | AE, MC, VI | full bar | no valet parking | sidewalk-level access, but crowded tables | 617.576.1881
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