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Feature: Something in the Water

  By Joey Del Ponte and Scout Staff At times, this city’s past reads like historical fiction: Jonathan Franzen living down the street from fellow author Isaac Asimov’s old digs. A future-president studying the pinnacle of law at Harvard while living down the street from the garage where gangster Whitey Bulger once (allegedly) seemed willing […]


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 […]





Scout Out: The Funkadelic Fashion of The Nephrok Allstars

By Micaela Kimball Photos By Shef Reynolds One of my first interactions with Nephtaliem “Neph” McCrary – of local funk band The Nephrok Allstars –occurred outside the Bank of America ATM machine in Central Square, where the singer told me he had just come from spending almost three hours posing nude for an art class. […]


Scout Magazines: Call for Submissions

Wondering how to get involved in Scout? Looking for creative freelance opportunities in your community? Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville are always looking for talented writers, journalists and photographers to contribute to the magazines. Blending the depth and vibrancy of national magazines with the immediacy of hyperlocal journalism, Scout Magazines feature the arts, food, business, […]


Scout Picks – Post-Thanksgiving

Have you finally awoken from your food coma? Having filled your stomach with enough food to last a year, are you now hungering for something to do? Look no further than Scout’s special post-Thanksgiving picks, after the jump as usual.


Scout Picks Nov. 22 – 25

Time slows down in the week before Thanksgiving. But that doesn’t mean you should slow down with it – after all, there is just as much to see and do in this city as ever. We say do it all now, before the relatives start arriving.


Scouted: Ricardo Fitten, Poet and Scientist

By Martha Spizziri Walking around Davis Square sporting his beret, Ricardo Fitten looks like a poet. He is, in fact, just that. On any given day, you might spot Fitten selling copies his poems for $5 each, outside Diesel Cafe. He pulls out a folder with printouts and photocopies. Some of the older poems are […]


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 […]


Scout Picks: November 15 – 17

No matter your appetite – beautiful music, belly laughs, classic derring-do or just some good old-fashioned breakfast tacos – this weekend will ensure you are well fed. See below for our picks of the city’s finest offerings.