Where: Hi-Rise Bread Company – 208 Concord Ave, Cambridge,MA 02138
When: December, 2011
When I found my apartment in Huron Village a year and a half ago one of the first things I noted was that its near the Hi-Rise Bread Company (and Formaggio Kitchen). Hi-Rise now has another store front open on Mass Ave between Porter and Harvard but this one is conveniently located just a couple of blocks from me.
I love their selection of wines, desserts, and breads. I love their sandwich names like “Ken’s Big Mouth” and “Fern’s Problem Solver” (especially since I have coworkers named Ken and Fern). I love that the bakeshop is open to the dining floor so you can see the bread being baked right in front of you. There is a lot to love about this little neighborhood place that is quickly outgrowing its reputation.
Since I first had “Fern’s Problem Solver” a little over a year ago I’ve been hooked. I’m not really a turkey fan but with monteray jack, avocado, russian dressing on grilled semolina bread the combination is heaven. As you can see, they don’t skimp on the turkey so I actually end up taking about half of it off (save it to scramble with your eggs in the morning!) which I think makes the sandwich even better as the cheese to turkey ratio is more on par.