By Julia Aparicio | The Improper Bostonian

The “breakfast alley” in Somerville’s Ball Square is set for a shake-up with the addition of Avenue Kitchen and Bar, a gastropub-style eatery slated to open in mid-March. The neighborhood joint will serve American fare with a contemporary twist, such as Detroit-style pizzas and hearty vegetarian bowls.

“I was really inspired by the food that I love cooking,” says executive chef Kenny Schweizer, formerly of Ward 8, Bodega Canal and Nahita. “Upscale bar food, that’s the food that I like to go out and eat. When I saw the location and that it had a big fire-pizza oven … it just made sense.”

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