Food & Drink

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 […]


Mexican pop-up night at Daddy Jones

Craving burritos? You’re in luck. For one night only, Daddy Jones in Magoun Square will open its doors to the former Beacon Hill hot spot Villa Mexico Café for a festive pop-up night. For those of you not familiar with the cafe, it’s a revered burrito joint that used to call Beacon Hill home, until […]


Chef Tony Maws names Somerville spot

Somerville will open its doors to yet another renowned chef. Cambridge’s Craigie on Main trailblazer Tony Maws is taking over the old Kirkland Cafe spot on Kirkland Street. Maws is calling the 115-seat restaurant and 12-person bar “The Kirkland Tap & Trotter.” The space is slotted to open later this summer. Maws sent out an […]


Pi Day festivities at Petsi Pie in Somerville

We’ve heard the saying “an eye for an eye.” Well, Thursday, March 14 it’s pi for a pie. At exactly 1:59 p.m., Renee McLeod’s Petsi Pies shop hosted a pi (3.14159 …) reciting contest where memorizing digits of the infinite number could win you free sweets.


Bronwyn’s killer door in Union Square

Tim Weichmann, chef and owner of the highly anticipated Bronwyn in Union Square, says he hopes to open the spot “within the next 45 days.” In fact, he was busy painting the restaurant’s light-blue exterior and entrance this afternoon.


Taste Somerville and The Yum Card

Hungry for Somerville’s diverse restaurant offerings? You’re in luck. The Welcome Project, which acts as an advocate for the city’s immigrant community, is serving up The Yum Card which offers a 10 percent off discount for orders of $25 or more at participating restaurants. Some of them, including Aguacate Verde, Yak and Yeti and Fasika, are Scout Somerville […]


How Many Dunkin Donuts Are in Somerville?

  I was biking around last weekend and, as if awakening from an orange and brown hypnosis, I suddenly realized: There are a hell of a lot of Dunkin Donuts stores in this city. Now, a heavy prevalence of Canton-based Dunkin in a Boston-abutting city is hardly that surprising. But just because Boston boasts, according to the […]