Highland Kitchen

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Photograph: Derek Kouyoumijian
Highland Kitchen
Somerville

Winter Hill's southern-style eatery is worth the trek (literally uphill from pretty much anywhere) for the shrimp and grits ($9.95), but if you've got a long afternoon to burn through we'd recommend trying a bit of everything—from buffalo-fried brussels sprouts ($6.95) to the pulled pork sandwich ($7.95) to the spicy coconut curried goat stew ($18.95). The cocktail list is dominated with bourbon and gin, and ranges from old-school classics to local favorites and house-made concoctions. A respectable wine list plus a wide variety of local and imported beers are also available.

Venue name: Highland Kitchen
Contact:
Address: 150 Highland Avenue
Somerville

Cross street: at Central Street
Opening hours: 5pm-1am Mon-Sat; 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-1am Sun
Transport: Red line to Central Square, then 83 bus
Price: Main courses $8-$24.
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