In Inman Square, Bom Dough is the worthy successor to the East Coast Grill

In Inman Square, Bom Dough is the worthy successor to the East Coast Grill

The backstory: Proprietor Marcia Chemim grew up in Somerville, previous the East Coast Grill and later Highland Fried. She bought her culinary begin peddling popsicles at Kendall Sq. Farmers Markets.

“I’ve by no means been to [cooking] faculty, nevertheless it’s one thing that has at all times fascinated me with style, particularly about my tradition,” she says.

Chemim is simply 25, which can appear younger to personal a restaurant – however luck has intervened. She and her fiancee had been contemplating shifting to California and went there to develop the ice cream enterprise. Upset, they returned to Massachusetts and determined to open a restaurant there. Chemim alerted his cellphone for rental areas, and the situation of Inman Sq. appeared shortly after they returned.

“I used to be in a position to converse to the proprietor and I feel he appreciated our story. They liked my youth. The proprietor had met Chris [Schlesinger] of East Coast Grill, the movie star chef. I feel I impressed it as a result of Chris, when he began, was very younger. So I feel it was one thing he appreciated. He needed to present me a chance,” she stated.

Quick rib pie at Bom Dough in Cambridge. Lane Turner / Globe Employees

What to eat: “Bom” means “good” in Portuguese, and this dough is extraordinarily good. The gluten-free cheese bread, pão de queijo, is the spotlight.

“It is one thing I’ve at all times been obsessed with and it is one in every of my favourite issues to eat, nevertheless it’s probably not a Brazilian bakery,” she says. “I take advantage of Brazilian-inspired flavors from my very own tradition and add fusions to it, as a result of Brazil is a melting pot. We now have a whole lot of Italians, Japanese and Germans in Brazil. [The menu] is a real fusion of every little thing.

The bakers arrive at 6 a.m. every morning; meals is cooked to order and most breakfast and lunch gadgets comprise dough.

Pão de queijo (cheese bread – the signature dish), at Bom Dough in Cambridge. Lane Turner / Globe Employees

The cheese bread is nutty and fluffy, made with cassava flour, parmesan and mozzarella: Think about an ethereal gougère. Order it plain or with pesto, garlic, guava, bacon, or a facet of sentimental scrambled eggs whipped with cream and butter, not milk. The miso soup is tangy and vivid, filled with inexperienced onions. A facet of fries with a scallion flavored garlic aioli is unabashedly aromatic and divine. Spinach and quick rib pie is like consuming spinach dip in crispy, steaming puff pastry; it’s a crust ski chalet. The sleeper’s hit is a flatbread topped with shredded rooster cooked in tomato sauce, inexperienced olives, and crinkle tubes of catupiry, a smooth, heavy Brazilian cheese that is a bit like bitter cream’s extra racy cousin. It’s as massive as a canoe and simply accommodates two.

Tomato puff pastry at Bom Dough in Cambridge. Lane Turner / Globe Employees

“Not like the US, it is actually a luxurious to eat pizza in Brazil. It’s important to eat it with a fork and a knife,” says Chemim. Get yours with a skinny and tangy sauce (extremely popular!). A tribute to the Hell Nights ECGs of yesteryear, maybe?

Nearly every little thing is $15 and underneath, and most dishes include a facet dish: Caesar salad, fries, bacon.

Candy cheese breads (guava, straight and dolce) at Bom Dough in Cambridge.Lane Turner / Globe Employees

What to drink: Fazenda coffees, Rhode Island Luluna Kombucha, matcha lattes, hibiscus coolers.

Take-out: Quirky and really satisfying, with an not possible to categorize menu – very like the East Coast Grill was.

Bom Dough, 1271 Cambridge Avenue, Cambridge, 617-945-1179,

Flatbread at Bom Dough in Cambridge. Lane Turner / Globe Employees

Kara Baskin could be reached at [email protected] Comply with her on Twitter @kcbaskin.

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