Touring Cambridge, the country's original college town
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Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
12. If you must revisit the Cambridge Police Department's globally famous arrest and release of Professor Gates in July, don't go looking for his house.
Instead, shoulder your way into the crowd at Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers (a.k.a. Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage), a Mass Ave. fixture since Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were chowing down here in the 1960s. The Bartley family likes to keep the menu topical.
Accordingly, you can order the Skip Gates burger (teriyaki sauce, grilled pineapple, onion rings) or the Sgt. Crowley burger (American cheese, sautéed onions, gravy French fries). Your choice. Bear in mind, however, that Gates has been a customer for years and could be behind you in line.