Articles by Scout Somerville

Scout’s Honored 2016: Arts & Entertainment, Wild Cards

Somerville is one of the most creative communities around, so you know the A&E Scout’s Honored winners each year are among the most talented people anywhere. Read on to learn about our readers’ 2016 choices for best venue, visual artist and more.


Scout’s Honored 2016: Services

You voted for Somerville’s best service providers—from car repair to real estate—in the 2016 Scout’s Honored Awards. Here are your winners! Looking for the best places to shop? Those are rounded up here. Check back later this month for the winning dining destinations and the city’s coolest arts and entertainment options.



What’s New?: Calling all book lovers

What do Clark Kent and the Somerville Public Library have in common? You can find them in a phone booth. No, you didn’t read that wrong. Friends of the Somerville Public Library president and book art aficionado James Fox has recently turned the abandoned payphone station across from Lyndell’s Bakery in Ball Square into a […]


Scouts Honored: Vote online thru July 31

Who do you love? Scout Somerville popped the “who do you love?” question to our readers last issue and the response was off the charts. Here’s the top three nominees in each category for the upcoming “best of” edition hitting mailboxes in September. Thousands responded and it’s staff consensus that our readers got it right. […]


News: Survey says Somerville is wicked smart

Should the city change its name to Smarterville? According to the Smartest Cities 2013 ranking by Lumosity, which harvested data from cognitive training exercises taken by 3 million participants, Somerville is the 13th smartest city in the country. In Massachusetts, only neighboring Cambridge ( No. 5) and tri-college town Amherst (No. 7) scored higher.


What’s New?: Indo opens outdoor patio

The Independent located at 75 Union Square is joining Somerville’s al fresco bandwagon by building an outdoor patio area, which opened in late June. Established in 2001, the restaurant is currently divided into two sides giving you a choice of atmosphere. One section of the Union Square venue boasts more of a pub feel while […]


What’s New?: Pinkberry swirls into Davis

Pinkberry frozen yogurt is making its way to Davis Square to start swirling up delicious treats for those in West Somerville and beyond. The trendy franchise dessert bar currently has nearby locations in Harvard Square, Newbury Street and at the Prudential Center, but is finally moving into Somerville next month. “Somerville residents will get their […]


News: Trum Field’s fireworks still on tonight

Ready for the yearly “Oohs” and “Ahhs” of the Fourth of July holiday hitting Somerville’s Trum Field on Thursday, June 27? Despite the rainy weather, the city says in an announcement that it’s continuing with its Thursday night fireworks display. Here’s the lineup: “The evening’s entertainment includes live music by disco-funk band Booty Vortex, the […]


What’s New?: Sherman Cafe expands space

Karyn Coughlin, owner of Sherman Cafe and Market (257 Washington St.), says the Union Square hot spot is currently renovating the cafe and combining the two businesses into one venue. “Right now, we’re trying to open up more space for the kitchen,” Coughlin says, adding that the renovation project should be complete in the coming […]


What’s New?: Bronwyn opens ‘biergarten’

Chef Tim Weichmann and wife, Bronwyn, opened a patio “biergarten” where locals can enjoy their custom, pit-smoked sausages al fresco at arguably one of Somerville’s most anticipated new restaurants. Bronwyn’s biergarten in Union Square will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 5-10:30  p.m. Click on “continue reading” for a sneak peek.


What’s New? Posto hires new executive chef

Posto, a first date-worthy Italian restaurant in Davis Square, has recently hired a new executive chef. Chef Wyatt Maguire, formerly the executive chef at Menton Restaurant, is the newest member of the Posto staff. Maguire will be bringing his talent and skills from Boston to Somerville to transform Posto into an Italian decadency.