JJ Gonson remembers a time from her childhood in Cambridge when going out to eat was reserved for special occasions. “Before the big takeout boom, I grew up with a mom who would cook every single meal at home,” Gonson says. “We would sit down and have dinner together.” Gonson learned to cook from her mother, […]
As people flock to Somerville, new restaurants fueled by imaginative concepts have proliferated, from Juliet’s rotating dining experiences to Health Club, the “fast-casual superfood spot” run by the owners of 3 Little Figs. But the city is also home to many restaurants that have been around since long before Somerville’s recent renaissance. Scout took a […]
This Somerville Couple Mixes Business with Pleasure in Their New Zealand Vineyard As the housing bubble burst in the United States, sending its devastating effects rippling across the world, another market was failing some 9,000 miles away. The wine industry in New Zealand was producing more grapes than it knew what to do with, and […]
Assembly Row’s Phase 2 expansion is underway. Take a peek at the row’s latest additions and what’s headed there this summer. CYCLEBAR This spin studio will round out FITRow, the square’s center for different exercise classes including pilates and boxing. CYCLEBAR is slated to open at the end of June. Bocce Court Assembly Row has […]
When Bow Market opens on May 12, the complex will revitalize a bizarre, “vaguely pentagonal” structure and offer up tiny storefronts for budding businesses. Many of the spaces clock in at around 160 square feet. From nabbing the renowned Comedy Studio from Harvard Square to providing brick-and-mortar spaces for beloved local pop-ups, the marketplace bears […]
“The building’s a little bit baffling in terms of how they built it and why,” Matthew Boyes-Watson says of the former carport that will introduce 28 businesses into Union Square this spring. He chuckles, recalling the discovery that many wall angles are slightly off. “Nothing is square, it’s a nightmare.” He and fellow owner and […]
For Alyssa and Teddy Applebaum, it’s all about the grain. “Once people get introduced to it, it’s just like anything else that we’ve adopted and gotten really excited about that seemed weird 20 years ago, but now everybody gets it,” Teddy says. “There’s like 20 varieties of coffee and everybody talks about their variety of […]
By now, you’re familiar with the Sav-Mor signs—both the salty, sentient one that towers over McGrath Highway and its smaller but equally sassy sibling on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford. They’re known for making deadpan proclamations like, “Ask us about our baby shower registry,” “Free receipt with any purchase,” and, last fall, “We sell lots […]
The Eisner Awards, known as “The Oscars of comics,” were awarded at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con International, and a Somerville shop and a local artist took home some of the top honors.
If you’re like the majority of Somerville residents—roughly 65 percent—that means you rent your home. Plus side: no property tax! Minus side: your landlord may not allow pets. And with an average commute of half an hour, we’re a busy bunch; even homeowners may not have time to care for a cat or dog. Never […]
An old industrial building outside of Union Square is getting a new, greener life thanks to the Somerville-based startup incubator.
We tracked down the best gifts in town for just about everyone on your list in our 2016 local gift guide. Happy shopping!