Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Melting Pot Opens in Former Full Moon Space in Cambridge's Huron Village

A couple of months ago, it was reported that a popular family-friendly restaurant in Cambridge was closing, though a new spot would be replacing it and it would apparently stay mostly the same. Now we have learned that the new restaurant has opened, though it is quite a bit different from the old place.

According to a source, Melting Pot is now open in Huron Village, moving into the former Full Moon space on Huron Avenue. At the time of the announcement of Full Moon closing, a Cambridge Day article had said that new owner Bhola Pandey--who is also behind Mitho Restaurant in Winchester--would not be making any real changes, with Pandey's attorney, Joe Devlin, saying that "he's running it exactly as it is now....he's buying it to run it as [is], not to change anything about it." The article mentioned that other than the name change and an extra hour in business, no other changes were expected, but it turns out that the new Melting Pot is a Nepalese restaurant, with its menu showing curry dishes, stir-fry chili options, stir-fry noodle dishes, pan-grilled meat and seafood items such as wild boar ribs and goat, and more. [Ed note: The new restaurant has no apparent connection to The Melting Pot, a chain of fondue restaurants with locations in Bedford and Framingham.]

Mitho Restaurant, which opened in late 2018, also features Nepalese fare.

The address for Melting Pot in Huron Village is 344 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138. Its website can be found at http://meltingpotma.com/

[January 31 update: According to a licensing commission hearing agenda page, Melting Pot is looking to change its name to Base Crave. It is not known if the requested name change has anything to do with the aforementioned restaurant chain with a similar name; as soon as we find out more information, we will post an update here.]

[February 3 update: According to a source, Melting Pot in Cambridge has officially changed its name to Base Crave.]

[Earlier Article]
Full Moon Restaurant in Cambridge's Huron Village Is Closing; Melting Pot to Replace It

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]