Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thelonious Monk: jazz pianist, composer, showman… and now 7/9 of the punny name of a restaurant in Central Square? True jazzophiles may bristle, but Thelonious Monkfish makes me chuckle, and with a less curious name, I might have passed over Cambridge’s newest addition to the ubiquitous “Asian fusion and sushi” genre.
Thelonious Monkfish brands itself as “jazz for the palate,” and thematically, it’s right at home amongst the record stores and music venues of grungy, bubbly Central Square. A narrow space on Massachusetts Ave., it feels spacious and Zen-like, relaxing even as noise levels rise. Relaxing, that is, except for the several long minutes I spent trying to get out of the bathroom, unable to figure out the complicated lock.
Read the rest of my article over on CBS Boston.