Food & Drink

COVID-19 Could Be ‘Armageddon’ for Small Businesses

In a business sector that’s famed for its tight margins, the owner of Olde Magoun’s Saloon is not mincing words about how bad things are right now. In fact, Greg Coughlin has one word for it: Armageddon  “The current situation is dire for the restaurant industry in Boston and Somerville,” Coughlin says. “Most restaurants won’t […]


Juliet + Company Releases Guide for Cooking With Your Pantry

To all the cooks stuck in their homes and low on supplies, whether you’re an expert or novice: Have no fear! Restaurants Juliet and Peregrine, under the name Juliet + Company, have released a multi-part cookbook for how to cook with what you have in the pantry during the quarantine.  “Bean Zine,” also known as […]


‘Everything Has Changed’: Breweries Move To Packaging

Remnant Brewing is trying to activate a new distribution model. Since the Somerville brewery’s taproom can no longer be open to the public—an effect of the novel coronavirus outbreak—management is moving to sell more packaged beer, which customers can pick up at the Bow Market location. Much of Remnant’s sales now come from their production […]


Somerville Delivers Gets Restaurants On The Same Page

According to Jessica Eshleman’s notes, the idea first went out from the Somerville Chamber of Commerce’s Dining & Nightlife Group last Tuesday: A joint effort to create a web page linking to all of the city’s restaurants that were offering delivery and take-out during the COVID-19 pandemic. To say the idea got traction would be […]



What’s New: New & Improved Eats

Teele Square Happy Crab: OpenHappy Crab, a new cajun seafood restaurant, opened Jan. 1 in the former location of Amelia’s Kitchen at 1137 Broadway. Happy-hour drinks, available from 3 to 5 p.m., are buy one, get one free. The menu is teeming with seafood options, featuring scallops, mussels, and baby clams, with a selection of […]


Drinks Before Dinner

When Stephen Mackey became president and CEO of the Somerville Chamber of Commerce in 1995, the nation was in the midst of an urban resurgence and the city wanted a piece of it.  As he saw it, Somerville had three big advantages: It was the most densely populated city in New England, it was closer […]


What’s New: New and Improved Eats

Winter Hill Brewing Company partners with Scott Brothers to expand its offerings Winter Hill Brewing Company is expanding its palate. The popular brewery now also serves brunch, lunch, and dinner thanks to a partnership with catering company Scott Brothers that began this November, according to Eater Boston. Brunch is served on Sundays from 10 a.m. to […]


Where Has The Goose Gone?

Christmas is coming,the geese are getting fat …—traditional nursery rhyme The Christmas goose. It’s mentioned in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” depicted (in its yet-to-be-plucked form) in the Norman Rockwell painting “Christmas Goose/Muggelton’s Stagecoach,” and was a mainstay of the holiday table in England from the time of Elizabeth I into the Victorian era (where […]


So You Want To Throw The Perfect Holiday Party …

No one wants to be responsible for throwing a stale, boring party. With the holidays right at hand, it’s the ideal time to throw the perfect holiday party … and you want to make sure you get all the details right. Relax. You’ve got plenty of help. Setting The SceneCreating An Atmosphere Denize Ramos, manager […]


A Guide to Holiday Dining at Assembly Row

Holiday shopping can feel like running a marathon, especially in a city like Somerville where there are so many great stores to choose from and they’re all in a different spot. If you’re short on time and your gift-shopping stamina is at an all-time low, there’s still hope for you to have a great shopping […]


The Burren Brings Late Night Delight to Davis Square

THE BURREN – BEST LATE-NIGHT HAUNT247 ELM ST.(617) 776-6896BURREN.COM From first dates to casual business lunches to catching last call after a movie, the Burren has been a popular hangout for any occasion since its opening in 1996. Davis Square’s most iconic Irish pub has a food menu that features bar favorites ranging from typical […]