Food & Drink

Slumbrew Opens Taproom and Brewery in Boynton Yards

Slumbrew‘s newest brick-and-mortar venture, American Fresh Brewery and Taproom (15 Ward St.) opens to an expansive room where owners Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter fit beer making, beer drinking and fine eats all in one place. A sleek taproom with bar and dinner seating conceals the large brew operation behind it in the open-ceiling space. A […]



NAMESAKE: Brass Union’s Green Line Extension

Namesake is a new series where we try food and drinks named after the city we’re in. Have something on your menu that fits the theme? Let us know at scout@scoutmagazines.com and we just might check it out. When word reached the Scout offices that Brass Union has a cocktail called the Green Line Extension, […]


Learning to Cook at Pizzeria Posto

Alpine Restaurant Group has brought a lot of good eats to Davis Square since it was founded in 2009. Pizzeria Posto, The Painted Burro and, most recently, the revamped Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, have all helped cement Somerville’s growing reputation as a foodie destination. But starting later this month, you won’t even have to make the trek to Davis to […]


SCOUT OUT: Yeastie Boys

Nothing is ever done, everything is always building.” It is a sunny Wednesday afternoon and while the rest of Somerville digs itself out from the Blizzard of 2015, Scout is at Aeronaut Brewing talking to co-founder Ben Holmes. The air is warm and moist and the scent of fermentation wafts through the expansive facility, a […]


SCOUT OUT: Science by the Pint Combines Learning, Drinking

Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]


City Kicks Off Culinary Entrepreneurship Program

La Brasa, Casa B, Ebi Sushi, Dosa N Curry, Meju—Somerville’s globe-spanning restaurants have quickly made the area a veritable haven for foodies who fawn over all types of fare. Recognizing that the diverse flavors that make up the city are part of what makes it a cultural destination, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development has partnered […]


Bloc 11 Cafe Debuts New Menu

Exactly one week after their sister restaurant Diesel Cafe debuted a brand new menu, Bloc 11 Cafe (11 Bow St.) has launched a revamped menu of its own. Starting today, Bloc 11 is dishing out a new line of savory sandwiches, all of which come served on breads and pastries made by their littlest sister: Forge Baking Company. Last […]


ICYMI: Somerville is a Top 5 City for Raising Urban Livestock

It’s been a pretty miserable February, and with massive snowbanks covering ground that’s already frozen solid it’s hard to imagine Somerville as much of a farm-friendly mecca right now. But surprisingly enough, last month Modern Farmer recognized the ‘ville as one of the top five cities in the United States for raising urban livestock, along with […]


Valentine’s Day Three Ways

Ahh … Love is in the air this weekend as people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning on spending the holiday with the one you’re head-over-heels for, celebrating Single Awareness Day or just enjoying a nice Saturday with your family, we have the best events around town to celebrate in style.


Have a Class-y New Year: 15 Classes to Take in 2015

Ah, the dreaded New Year’s resolution. Broken nearly as often as they’re made, these annual promises to learn something new or grow as an individual can be the cause of much stress and anxiety. Here at Scout, we want to guide you on your road to self-improvement, so we trekked around town finding the best […]


In Davis: No to Froyo, Hello Hot Pot

The Davis Square Pinkberry store closed its doors this past fall, citing a need to renovate following flood damage. But the storefront remained vacant for months after, and a September 14 Reddit thread found locals wondering if the location would reopen at all. One keen-eyed observer noticed that fixtures and furniture had been removed from the former froyo shop – […]