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Outside of Union Square, potatoes every which way

Bacon and cheese potato skins (with potato still filling the skins).

Leave Union Square and its cool places behind you, pass under McGrath Highway and hope chunks of decaying steel don’t fall on your car, and you’re in a much grittier part of Somerville. Pota­toFreak is tucked away in Cobble Hill Plaza, a small strip mall a few miles and light-years from Union Square.

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