Food & Drink

Cuppow and Union Square Donuts Team up for Sustainability

If you’ve stopped by Union Square Donuts for your morning coffee or anytime-of-day donut over the last few weeks, you may have noticed a new sign positioned next to the sweet treats and savory squares on the shop’s counter. “Cup Club,” the small chalkboard A-frame reads, “Every 10th reusable cup is on us!” The Cup Club […]


SCOUT OUT: Tipping Cow Ice Cream at Union Square

Our farmers market correspondent takes a look behind the products found at Somerville farmers markets. This week: Tipping Cow Ice Cream, which you can find Saturdays in Union Square. Holding a frosty little paper cup of ice cream in your hand on a hot New England summer day, pulling its lid off and digging into creamy heaven is […]


SCOUT OUT: Growing Gains

On an unseasonably chilly March morning, J.T. Scott walks me through a rear exit of his Union Square business, grabbing a bag of birdseed on the way out the door. He heads over to a wooden coop, a plain structure save for a spray painted logo, where six chickens enthusiastically cluck a greeting. “You want to […]


SCOUT OUT: Guide to Summer Farmers Markets

Farmers markets are the original pop-up. Every summer we live in a little utopia, finally able to access fresh, local ingredients on a regular basis. This usually ends up being more of a treat than something that’s integrated into our day to day, but Mary Cat Chaikin says that could be changing. “Now that we […]


A Look At What’s In Store for Taste of Somerville 2015

Regular Scout readers often point to our “What’s New” section as one of their favorite parts of the mag because it neatly collects the changes happening in Somerville—many of them restaurant openings—in one tidy, four-page package. But with many new eateries opening in this city, we sometimes struggle to fit them all in this section. And if […]


Slumbrew Opens Taproom and Brewery in Boynton Yards

Slumbrew‘s newest brick-and-mortar venture, American Fresh Brewery and Taproom (15 Ward St.) opens to an expansive room where owners Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter fit beer making, beer drinking and fine eats all in one place. A sleek taproom with bar and dinner seating conceals the large brew operation behind it in the open-ceiling space. A […]



NAMESAKE: Brass Union’s Green Line Extension

Namesake is a new series where we try food and drinks named after the city we’re in. Have something on your menu that fits the theme? Let us know at scout@scoutmagazines.com and we just might check it out. When word reached the Scout offices that Brass Union has a cocktail called the Green Line Extension, […]


Learning to Cook at Pizzeria Posto

Alpine Restaurant Group has brought a lot of good eats to Davis Square since it was founded in 2009. Pizzeria Posto, The Painted Burro and, most recently, the revamped Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar, have all helped cement Somerville’s growing reputation as a foodie destination. But starting later this month, you won’t even have to make the trek to Davis to […]


SCOUT OUT: Yeastie Boys

Nothing is ever done, everything is always building.” It is a sunny Wednesday afternoon and while the rest of Somerville digs itself out from the Blizzard of 2015, Scout is at Aeronaut Brewing talking to co-founder Ben Holmes. The air is warm and moist and the scent of fermentation wafts through the expansive facility, a […]


SCOUT OUT: Science by the Pint Combines Learning, Drinking

Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]


City Kicks Off Culinary Entrepreneurship Program

La Brasa, Casa B, Ebi Sushi, Dosa N Curry, Meju—Somerville’s globe-spanning restaurants have quickly made the area a veritable haven for foodies who fawn over all types of fare. Recognizing that the diverse flavors that make up the city are part of what makes it a cultural destination, the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development has partnered […]