The Automatic Opens in Cambridge

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A neighborhood restaurant and bar has come to Cambridge, and a couple of very big names are behind the place.

According to its website, The Automatic is now open on Hampshire Street, with an article from Eater Boston saying that it opened for drinks only on Friday and Saturday and begins dinner service this evening. (Lunch service will be coming soon, according to EB.) As mentioned earlier, Dave Cagle (B-Side Lounge, Green Street, Lone Star Taco Bar, Deep Ellum, Trina's Starlite Lounge, the ONCE Lounge) and Chris Schlesinger (East Coast Grill, Back Eddy, Jake and Earl's Dixie BBQ, The Blue Room) will be running the place, which will feature an eclectic menu that includes such items as a frito pie from hell, mixed olives, beef heart skewers, chili, hot dogs, seared shishito peppers, buffalo fried sweet plantain, and pork schnitzel, while the drink menu includes classic cocktails along with a number of beers on tap and in cans.

The Automatic moves into the space where Atasca had been until closing this spring.

The address for The Automatic is 50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA , 02139. Its website can be found at

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