What’s New?: Sherman Cafe expands space

Karyn Coughlin, owner of Sherman Cafe and Market (257 Washington St.), says the Union Square hot spot is currently renovating the cafe and combining the two businesses into one venue. “Right now, we’re trying to open up more space for the kitchen,” Coughlin says, adding that the renovation project should be complete in the coming […]


What’s New?: Bronwyn opens ‘biergarten’

Chef Tim Weichmann and wife, Bronwyn, opened a patio “biergarten” where locals can enjoy their custom, pit-smoked sausages al fresco at arguably one of Somerville’s most anticipated new restaurants. Bronwyn’s biergarten in Union Square will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 5-10:30  p.m. Click on “continue reading” for a sneak peek.


What’s New? Posto hires new executive chef

Posto, a first date-worthy Italian restaurant in Davis Square, has recently hired a new executive chef. Chef Wyatt Maguire, formerly the executive chef at Menton Restaurant, is the newest member of the Posto staff. Maguire will be bringing his talent and skills from Boston to Somerville to transform Posto into an Italian decadency.


Scout Weekend: Full moon edition June 21-23

Today marks the official start to summer, but lots of Somerville’s summer staples (say that five times fast) like the Davis Flea and Assembled already started weeks ago. Luckily, some new events are rolling into town this weekend. Here’s what you don’t want to miss:


What’s New?: Stop & Shop opens this weekend

Teele Square’s new Stop & Shop (which we previewed here in a What’s New? feature earlier this month) will open this Friday, June 21, with exclusive deals and activities. Somerville’s second Stop & Shop opens the doors to its new location at 105 Alewife Brook Parkway (former home of Johnnie’s Foodmaster) at 7 a.m. Reactions […]


Scout Out: Crystal Head Vodka

Now here’s something pretty cool. We at the Scout have seen vodka sold in bottles shaped like all sorts of things – guns, hearts, animals, artillery shells, Russian dolls, high heeled shoes, etc. – but this one is the coolest by far. If you’re looking for a last-minute Father’s Day offering, consider gifting your pop […]


Spotlight: Lady Kielbasia on SqueezeBox Slam

Squeeze this. An army of accordion-bearing musicians will descend on Seven Hills Park in Davis Square on Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 6 p.m. Somerville-based musician Matt Morin, who moonlights as the saucy Polish lunch lady Kielbasia, will emcee the SqueezeBox Slam and will whip out his old-school music maker for the masses. Morin […]


Scout Weekend: Father’s Day picks June 14-16

Summer has officially started. This is the season of flea markets, music festivals and lots more. Fortunately for us, the weather finally looks promising. This is a great weekend to be out and about with friends, family, a pet or just by yourself! No matter what you’re into, Scout’s got your weekend covered.


What’s New?: East End Grille is lookin’ good

  The East End Grille, East Somerville’s swank new restaurant, is turning some heads. After a highly anticipated pre-opening party on May 29, the self-described classic American bar and grille has been adding some pizzazz to the surrounding area from its perch at 118 Broadway, the space previously occupied by Khoury’s State Spa. “We’ve had […]


NEWS: Local medical marijuana dispenser?

The November election proved to be a time in which voters battled the question regarding the availability of medicinal marijuana in Massachusetts. Mayors in Lynn, Melrose and Peabody have decided to ban dispensaries in their cities, but the mayors of Newburyport, Malden and Somerville are willing to discuss the affects of what having a dispensary […]


Spotlight: Beth Grierson of Wilderness Heals

Somerville is a city known for its diversity, but it is also filled with citizens willing to take action. Among these city trailblazers is Beth Grierson, a Somerville native who is willing to (literally) take a “hike” towards ending homelessness and domestic violence. Through her involvement with a hike called Wilderness Heals, sponsored by The […]


What’s New? Stop and Shop hits Teele Square

Stop and Shop supermarket is debuting its newest location this month in Somerville’s Teele Square. The grocery store will promises to be a big change for the community, as it is replacing the well-known Johnnie’s Foodmaster on Alewife Brook Parkway. Somerville locals have associated this area of the city with Johnnie’s Foodmaster for many years. […]