Scout’s Honored

MEET YOUR WINNERS: Food (Part II of II)

Restaurant in Assembly Square: River Bar 661 Assembly Row, (617) 616-5561 river-bar.com There are three words right near the top of River Bar’s website—small, creative, lively—and they encapsulate exactly what’s so great about it. The diversity on its one-page menu promises to engage your culinary imagination. Bored with brunch Benedicts? Try the pork schnitzel with gravy, […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: The Boston Tattoo Company

Tattoo or Piercing: The Boston Tattoo Company 260 Elm St. Suite 102, (617) 625-8282 bostontattoo.com As soon as he got his first tattoo at 18, Jason Zube was hooked. “I liked the whole vibe of the shop, I liked the music they were playing, and I just remember how comfortable everybody looked. The guy was wearing […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Arts & Entertainment

Best Comedy Show: Winter Hill Brewing Company’s BEER ME! 328 Broadway, (617) 718-2337 winterhillbrewing.com Read our article on BEER ME! here. Jewelry Design: e. scott originals 199B Highland Ave., (617) 776-2814 escottoriginals.com Read our article on e. scott originals here. Events Space: Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave., (617) 718-2191 artsatthearmory.org Music Venue: ONCE Somerville 156 […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Food (Part I of II)

Sarma Restaurant Overall Restaurant in Winter Hill Chef Middle Eastern Food Place to Splurge Date Night Spot 249 Pearl St., (617) 764-4464 sarmarestaurant.com Read our article on Sarma here. Italian: Posto 187 Elm St., (617) 625-0600 postoboston.com Posto combines local, seasonal foods with ingredients from Italy, homemade mozzarella, and a roaring, 850-degree-plus wood-burning oven to offer […]


BEER ME! Voted Best Comedy Show in the ‘Ville

Winter Hill Brewing Company’s BEER ME! Best Comedy Show 328 Broadway, (617) 718-2337 winterhillbrewing.com You might be surprised to learn that Somerville’s best comedy show is run by a brewery. And based on the caliber of Winter Hill Brewing Company’s beer program, you’d guess the owners were focused only on their beer. But Jeff Rowe […]


Parts and Crafts Brings the Maker Movement to Kids

Parts and Crafts 577 Somerville Ave., (617) 207-8016 partsandcrafts.org For Dina Gjertsen, it can be a bit difficult to describe what actually goes on at Parts and Crafts. Where else could you make your own lightsaber, build a doll house, and fix a bike? “It’s really just a place for people to share cool projects, […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: Machu Picchu

Best Latin American Food 307 Somerville Ave., (617) 628-7070 machupicchuboston.com If there’s one thing Rosy Cerna wants people to understand about Peruvian cuisine, it’s that there’s not just one single Peruvian cuisine. “Peru has 25 states and each has their own culture and food,” Cerna, a Peruvian native, explains. So it makes sense that she […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Drinks

Bartender: Bonnie of Trina’s Starlite Lounge 3 Beacon St., (617) 576-0006 trinastarlitelounge.com Read our article on Bonnie here. Brewery: Aeronaut Brewing Co. 14 Tyler St., (617) 987-4236 aeronautbrewing.com Read our article on Aeronaut here. Liquor Store: Sav-Mor Spirits 15 McGrath Highway, (617) 628-6444 savmorspirits.com Wine Shop: Ball Square Fine Wines 716 Broadway, (617) 623-9500 ballsquarefinewines.com Beer Program: Five Horses Tavern […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: e. scott originals

Jewelry Design 199B Highland Ave., (617) 776-2814 escottoriginals.com You can tell a lot about Emily Surette from her business card. Looking at its photo of her at about four years old, decked out in dozens of bracelets and necklaces, it’s hard to imagine her becoming anything other than a jewelry maker. “I started making jewelry […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: Tasty Mo:Mo

Tasty Mo:Mo 503 Medford St., (617) 764-0222 tastymomo.com Chef-owner Sophia Thakali says it’s easy to explain her shop’s namesake food to a first-timer: “In English, it’s called a dumpling. That would pretty much give an idea of what exactly momo is,” she says. But oh, the infinite varieties that go inside those little purses of […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: Five Horses Tavern

Beer Program: Five Horses Tavern 400 Highland Ave., (617) 936-3930 fivehorsestavern.com The throbbing bass of a reggae song cuts through Five Horses as beverage director Ira Vogel silently scrolls through the beer app Untappd, reviewing his perennially changing beer menu in a corner booth. Starting as a server/busser six years ago, Vogel quickly glommed onto the […]


Sarma Takes Home Six Scout’s Honored Awards

Best Restaurant Overall Best Restaurant in Winter Hill Best Chef Best Middle Eastern Food Best Place to Splurge Best Date Night Spot 249 Pearl St., (617) 764-4464 sarmarestaurant.com Chef Cassie Piuma’s goal at Sarma is to make the familiar new by infusing Middle Eastern flavors and techniques into dishes where you don’t expect them. “I […]