Spoke Wine Bar Teams Up with Momi Nonmi for Pop-Up Dinner

Spoke Wine Bar will infuse its light, farm-to-table approach to food and wine with Hawaiian and Japanese flair on Monday in a pop-up collaboration with Cambridge restaurant Momi Nonmi. The prix fixe four-course menu ($49, with an optional wine and sake pairing for $35) will include local seafood, Japanese ingredients, and grilled dishes that both […]


At Vinal Bakery, the English Muffin Takes Center Stage

It’s tough out there for English muffins. Sure, they’re reliable, versatile, and a go-to foundation for everything from egg and cheese sandwiches to toaster pizzas, but it’s the more glamorous breakfast breads that earn spots on trendy brunch menus and likes on Instagram. In a world of golden brown brioche, savory scones, and seeded bagels, […]



Winter Bucket List

Sweat it out Be. In Union hosts yoga classes with a twist—a twist of the thermostat dial, that is. The studio offers a blast of heat for beginner and expert yogis alike, with classes heated between 80 and 95 degrees. The heat is a blessing for cold, tight muscles. If a high-temp workout sounds intimidating, […]


Upcoming Exhibit Aims To Tell Our Stories Through Our Stuff

What if you could collect an object of personal importance from every Somerville resident? That’s the driving question behind “Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville,” an upcoming exhibition at the Somerville Museum. Bess Paupeck, who’s part of the first cohort of community curators at the museum, has been dreaming up this exhibition for about a decade. […]


Library Launches An Edible Book Club

Part book club, part potluck, the latest event series from the Somerville Public Library promises to build community around cookbooks. Each meeting of the Supper Club will focus on a particular cookbook from the library’s collection. Attendees will select recipes from it to cook, and together the club will get to eat its way through […]


New Liquor Store, PROOF, Aims to Be Community Space

Everything at Winter Hill’s newest liquor store is well thought out. Virtually all pieces of the shop are custom made, from the wine racks to the hanging lights. Wines hail from all over the world—South America, Portugal, Italy—and beers from beloved local breweries adorn the shelves. But lighthearted details, like a blown-up Prohibition-era photo of […]


Revival Cafe & Kitchen Opens in Davis Square

On its seventh day in business, Revival Cafe & Kitchen’s Davis Square location is bustling. The cafe is cozy and bright, with light streaming in through a wall of windows that will open up in warm weather. A rectangle of clipboards announces the day’s food menu—The Jimmy Pesto (egg, pickled red onion, spinach, feta, sunflower […]


Meet the Scout Team: Holli Banks Allien, Founder & Publisher

Holli’s journey to Somerville and to the brazen task of launching a print magazine in 2009 was a complicated one. She grew up in East Tennessee, studied acting in New York, and ultimately followed a friend up to the Somerville and Cambridge area. Scout was a long shot, to say the least. Holli went from […]


Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: RESPOND

When four local women formed domestic violence agency RESPOND in the early 1970s, the organization was the first of its kind in New England and only the second in the nation. Since Jessica Brayden became the CEO of the organization roughly a decade ago, she’s noticed organizations crop up across the region and the country […]


Local New Year’s Eve Events

1. New Year’s Eve at Bow Bow Market—1 Bow Market Way Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to Jan. 1, 1 a.m. Tickets: $20 One event, all of your favorite restaurants and watering holes from Somerville’s newest marketplace. You can expect a dance party complete with a ball drop, plus outdoor “heaters, light displays, and a dome” […]


Our Favorite Stories of 2018

1. ‘We Envision Gas Stations As Hubs of Environmental Advocacy’ You use reusable shopping bags. You recycle, and maybe even compost. You take the T whenever you can. But sometimes, driving is unavoidable—maybe your job is inaccessible by public transit, or maybe the bus never showed. You take your car, even though you cringe when […]