Food & Drink

Chocolate Shop, Fish Restaurant Headed for Bow Market

Chocolate shop gâté comme des filles and fish store Hooked have signed leases in Union Square’s budding Bow Market complex. Chocolatier Alexandra Whisnant first launched her store in Paris, where she studied pastry-making. She specializes in seasonal offerings and makes fresh batches of her chocolates every week. Fall and winter seasonal chocolates include offerings like passion […]


Nibble to Open Kitchen in Bow Market

Nibble, Somerville Arts Council’s culinary arm that supports diversity and entrepreneurship in Union Square, is set to open a kitchen in Bow Market in 2018. Nibble began with tours of the square’s international markets and developed into an umbrella organization that runs a culinary entrepreneurship program, cooking classes, and pop-up restaurants—all of which focus on […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Food & Drink

NEW BUSINESS: NU CAFE AND JUICE BAR Best new business? More like best nu business. Just nine months in, Nu Cafe and Juice Bar is right at home in Union Square, where its warm vibe makes you want to be a regular. Come grab a hearty lunch—we’re digging the chipotle avocado and lime super grain […]


Burgers, Bulgogi, and Bowls of Poke: Eater Boston’s Best Bites

You know her as the editor of Eater Boston, where she’s constantly scouring the city for breaking food news and tracking down the very best bites. But Rachel Leah Blumenthal is also a Somerville resident, which means she’s especially attuned to the current can’t-miss dining experiences here in our own city. We asked Rachel to […]


Hey, Macaron-a: Maca Macaronerie Heads to Somerville

Last week, we told you that the Gloucester-based pierogi pop-up Jaju Pierogi will set up shop at Bow Market when it opens in Union Square. And it looks like Jaju won’t be the only farmers market favorite headed for the shared restaurant and retail space—the Greater Boston macaronerie Maca will also make its brick-and-mortar debut at Bow. […]


Jaju Pierogi to Have a Permanent Home in Union Square

We couldn’t have agreed more with Eater Boston when the site proclaimed earlier this year that there simply are not enough places to get pierogi around here. That Eater take accompanied the news that at least Gloucester-based Jaju Pierogi was here to satisfy our potato and dough needs, popping up at places from Sillari’s Pizza and […]


3 Slightly Less Little Figs: Spring Hill Cafe Will Expand This Fall

You’re about to have a lot more tasty treats to pair with that 3 Little Figs latte. In June, Katie and Andy Rooney, co-owners of the charming Spring Hill cafe (278 Highland Ave.), announced that they’d been presented with the opportunity to extend their kitchen into the unit next door to Figs. That’s good news on its […]


A New Culinary Tour Takes You “Off the Beaten Path”

Lizzie Bell and her fiancé Sam Schlussel are self-proclaimed globetrotters; they love to travel together, and they often take food tours while they do. But as longtime residents of Somerville and Cambridge who currently call Davis Square home, they’re also big fans of the colorful array of restaurants located right here in their own densely packed little neighborhood. Plenty […]



Opera? At the Burren?

When you think live music at the Burren, you’re probably thinking folk, Ameriana and (of course) traditional Irish tunes—and with good reason, as the bar hosts some of the best in the city. You’re probably not thinking opera, though as it turns out, it’s actually not too uncommon! Each month, Opera on Tap comes to the Burren Backroom and invites […]