Public meetings this week look at the next city budget, plans for land in North Cambridge owned by the life-sciences developer IQHQ and whether Brooklyn Bagel Factory can open in Inman Square in a former Taco Bell space. There’s also a chance to learn “Zoning 101” in an hour from Community Development Department staff.
If you miss the Windsor Tap and B-Side Lounge, Lord Hobo is a worthy replacement with a cozy, gin joint vibe and a small yet eclectic food menu. El Salvadorian pupusas are super satisfying comfort food and the lobster rolls are heaped high and served with a zesty citrus aioli.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, The Cantab Lounge reopens in Central Square with the Chicken Slacks on stage, there’s a Christmas tree lighting in Porter Square and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities loaded with music, skating, workshops and other fun – even a petting zoo.