Tracy Chang (o ya, Guchi's Midnight Ramen) to Open Pagu in Cambridge
A new restaurant is opening in Cambridge, and the person behind it comes from one of the highest-rated dining spots in the Boston area.
A license commission general hearing page within the city of Cambridge website indicates that Pagu is planning to open on the eastern edge of Central Square by MIT, with Tracy Chang being the manager of the upcoming Mass. Ave. eatery. Chang is an alum of o ya in Boston's Leather District, and she was the co-creator of the Guchi's Midnight Ramen pop-up; she has also trained at Restaurante Martín Berasategui, a three-star Michelin restaurant in Lasarte-Oria, Spain.
It is not yet known exactly what will be on the menu at Pagu, with the only information given at this point in time being that it will likely be open for at least lunch and dinner and will have seating for 172 plus another 64 on an outdoor patio. (More information on Pagu should come out at the December 15 hearing.)
The address for this proposed restaurant in Cambridge is: Pagu, 310 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139.
[December 9 update: According to an article in Eater Boston, Pagu will be a tapas spot with Japanese and Spanish influences, and with a focus on seafood and the use of locally-sourced ingredients; if all goes as planned, the restaurant could be opening around the latter part of next summer.]
[August 24, 2016 update: A Zagat feature on upcoming restaurant openings mentions that Pagu is looking to open this fall, and that it will offer dishes with both Spanish and Japanese influences.]
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