Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. Sam Treadway of Union Square’s Backbar is one such expert; he’s leading a discussion called “The Golden Age of Bitters: An Amaro by any Other Name…” And while […]
Food & Drink
To Mimi Graney, Marshmallow Fluff isn’t just a whimsical condiment. As the founder of the annual What the Fluff? festival in Union Square, where the pillowy product was invented in 1917, she says the story of Fluff is a uniquely American one—as much a tale of innovation and modernization as it is a desire to […]
After cooking his way across the globe, Mark DesLauriers teaches his trade in the kitchen of the Brickbottom Artists Association.
What is it that inspires a chef to develop a menu with off-the-wall offerings like a Ramen Teriyaki Burger and Chicken and Waffles Ramen?
Our January/February issue was packed with info on Somerville’s best gyms, trainers and off-the-wall workouts—now, it’s time to talk fitness-fueling food.
Fueling up for a trail trek or an afternoon on the slopes is about to get even easier thanks to Croo Snacks.
So you’d like to have a make-at-home meal kit or ready-made dinner delivered straight to your door, but you don’t want to support a problematic, venture capital-backed behemoth like Blue Apron? You’re in luck! More than a few Greater Boston-based businesses offer meal delivery with a side of sustainability, whether you want to experience the joy of cooking […]
It turns out grocers from Germany to Australia to Ireland think one thing when they think “American food,” and that’s Somerville’s own marshmallow fluff. Most frequently spotted “American” food overseas? Marshmallow Fluff–invented in my neighborhood! https://t.co/OyJqGsafJP @ScoutSomerville — Jason (@coolmcjazz) January 5, 2017 In a January 4 Buzzfeed post, Dave Stopera asked, “Have you ever […]
There’s a charming cafe on Highland Avenue, beautiful and bright, with natural sunlight streaming through a wall made up entirely of windows. In the dining room, two-dozen tables are adorned with white tablecloths and topped with little rectangular vases holding fresh-cut flowers, their deep red hue subtly echoed by maroon-colored cloth napkins folded into rose […]
A dramatic increase in the number of available liquor licenses seems, on the surface, like a boon for Somerville’s bars and restaurants. But not everyone is convinced that the influx serves the best interests of restaurant owners—or the city as a whole. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts legislature awarded Somerville 65 new liquor licenses—an increase […]
Welcome to Episode #3 of SCOUTV! This time around, we’re taking you behind the scenes at EHChocolatier, a Somerville-based, small-batch artisanal chocolate company that’s serving up sweets you have to sample to believe. EHChocolatier cofounders Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney were introduced in 1999, when a mutual friend asked if they’d make her wedding cake. […]
In this episode of SCOUTV, you’ll meet the husband-wife team behind Deano’s Pasta in East Somerville. Their family business was founded in 1947 by Dean Matarazzo’s grandfather, Ralph Matarazzo, after he immigrated to the United States from Italy, making it one of the oldest pasta companies in the country. In a red and white warehouse building off […]