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    A Restaurant’s Take

    Tomato soup at Garden at the Cellar

    In Cambridge, a grown-up version of the classic--with grilled cheese.

    Photograph by Aprill Brandon

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup is a classic pairing. Not timeless, however — the two evoke snowy childhood afternoons. Garden at the Cellar in Cambridge serves a grown-up version with a sandwich of sharp cheddar and Clear Flour pain de mie and soup that actually tastes like tomatoes. “We make 5 gallons of soup every other day,” says sous-chef Anthony Palmisano. “People go bananas for it.”

    GARDEN AT THE CELLAR 991 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, 617-230-5880,

    — Devra First