The menu changes frequently at Cambridge’s new Urban Hearth, a cafe that chef/owner Erin Miller describes as being “based in the global philosophy of the slow food movement,” but diners can always expect a seasonal casserole hot out of the brick oven. Through the winter—until fresh veggies and their house-canned counterparts are depleted—it’s shakshuka, a Middle Eastern stew of tomatoes, red peppers, onions, garlic, harissa and spices that’s plated in an individually sized cast-iron pan and topped with two eggs and feta cheese. A popular choice for breakfast and lunch, the dish is accompanied by slices of focaccia bread that are perfect for sopping up runny yolks.
Shakshuka, $9 at Urban Hearth, 2263 Mass. Ave., Cambridge (617-682-7295) urbanhearth.net