Food & Drink

Spotlight: Pi Day!

As you probably remember from third grade, Pi, is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and it’s expressed as approximately 3.14159 — which is why, on 3/14, dorks around the world celebrate Pi Day. Schools, organizations and businesses celebrate by creating Pi themed […]


Spotlight: The Shawarma Place

There’s a lot of buzz around Davis Square’s latest addition at the site of the former Wing Works. While the Shawarma Place (201 Elm St.) is new to the scene, its initial Yelp! reviews (“The best shawarma I have ever had”) and steady stream of customers are good signs for the Middle Eastern eatery. In […]


(Re)Scouted: Seasonal Café Guide

Baby, it’s cold outside- not to mention slippery, treacherous, and just plain gross. In the spirit of keeping toasty, we’re taking a look back at Micaela’s guide to winter warmers.




Scout Spotlight: Chocolate Reign

We’ll admit, a couple weeks back we were more than a tad bit jealous of a neighbors down South and their chocolate festival … jealous enough to brave then ten minute trek on the Red Line, even. Well, jeal no more, fellow Somervillians–we’re getting our own celebration of the sweet stuff, right in time for […]


Sarma: Smoking Basturma Behind the High School

By Adam Bezigian Photos by Susan Cushner, courtesy of Sarma Sarma (249 Pearl St.), a long anticipated new restaurant in Winter Hill, burst into the party in October and may very well disrupt the whole scene. From an epicurean standpoint, the scene is particularly easy to disrupt. Winter Hill is historically known for chop shops […]


West 7 Bistro Unveils Remodeled Space

Delio Susi, the owner of the newly renamed West 7 Bistro (1137 Broadway) recently revealed his remodeled Teele Square eatery, named from a combination of “West Somerville” and “Ward 7.” Susi reverted to the space’s original charm by removing the drop ceilings to reveal the high originals with exposed pipes and all. He also stripped the […]


News: A4 Pizza Soft Opens Tonight!

A4 Pizza, Scout-featured chef Michael Leviton’s highly anticipated spin-off of Area Four in Cambridge, will finally make its grand opening this Monday – but, those looking to get their hands on a slice can check it out early this Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. An Instagram post and a tweet from […]


Somerville: Through The Donut Hole

Any visit with my grandmother begins the same way. My Nony, 93, kisses me hello. I hand her a donut. Within seconds, the donut is gone. Without teeth, this little woman devours my offering. Now we may conduct our visit. Donuts are a form of familial currency and more: they serve as witnesses to celebratory […]


Scout Picks: Fourth of July finds

People living in smaller towns of the Massachusetts countryside know that there’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with a good ol’ American BBQ. In a city like Somerville, it’s a bit harder to enjoy the same kind of classic summer get together. Smaller yards (or no yard at all) means […]


Scout Guide: Union Square Farmers Market

The winter was long, dark, cold and painfully devoid of local produce. But after months spent huddled by the radiator subsisting on pickled beets and Market Basket mac ‘n’ cheese, the people of Somerville can rejoice, because the 2013 Union Square Farmers Market is finally here! From tomorrow all the way until November, come every […]