JJ Gonson remembers a time from her childhood in Cambridge when going out to eat was reserved for special occasions. “Before the big takeout boom, I grew up with a mom who would cook every single meal at home,” Gonson says. “We would sit down and have dinner together.” Gonson learned to cook from her mother, […]
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“Every day, people are literally choosing whether to feed themselves or their pets.” That’s Marjie Alonso, a co-founder of the Somerville Foundation for Animals. You may know the foundation as the group behind the annual Somerville Dog Festival, a big, furball- and family-friendly event, the proceeds from which go to various animal charities in the area. But Alonso says […]
So you’d like to have a make-at-home meal kit or ready-made dinner delivered straight to your door, but you don’t want to support a problematic, venture capital-backed behemoth like Blue Apron? You’re in luck! More than a few Greater Boston-based businesses offer meal delivery with a side of sustainability, whether you want to experience the joy of cooking […]
A dramatic increase in the number of available liquor licenses seems, on the surface, like a boon for Somerville’s bars and restaurants. But not everyone is convinced that the influx serves the best interests of restaurant owners—or the city as a whole. Earlier this year, the Massachusetts legislature awarded Somerville 65 new liquor licenses—an increase […]
On Sunday we celebrate mothers. It’s a big day; millions of dollars will be spent on flowers, brunch and gifts so we will feel special. But when Monday comes, it brings with it the reality that, for many, motherhood can also carry a certain professional liability. Some time ago I was at a public meeting […]
Shows, shopping and more Somerville events in this weekend’s Scout Picks.
Over 200 acts performed on Saturday for PorchFest, the annual music festival that draws thousands of ‘Villens out of their houses and into the streets. The genres were diverse–from gypsy rock to jazz piano to folk violin–and surely everyone came for the music first and foremost. But as we wandered around from porch to porch (or […]
All weekend Independent Film Festival Boston Tickets and times vary Every year, IFFBoston brings spectacular films to Somerville Theatre and beyond. We wrote earlier this week about how to approach this jam packed festival. You can still catch Do I Sound Gay? (Friday), GTFO and Call Me Lucky (Saturday), The Look of Silence (Sunday), and more films that we predict are not […]
We’re hailing the arrival of Spring with Taza, Groundwork Somerville and more in this weekend’s Scout Picks. Friday, 4/3 Groundwork Somerville’s Spring Gala 7 p.m., $30 or $75 (VIP) Cuisine en Locale 156 Highland Ave. Tickets are still available for Groundwork Somerville’s 2015 Gala, which takes place tonight at Cuisine en Locale. Join the planet-conscious nonprofit for this […]
Corned beef, cool art and pi day pies in this week’s Scout Picks.
Ahh … Love is in the air this weekend as people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning on spending the holiday with the one you’re head-over-heels for, celebrating Single Awareness Day or just enjoying a nice Saturday with your family, we have the best events around town to celebrate in style.
Friday, 1/16 Somerville Idol 9:30 p.m., Free East End Grille 118 Broadway We mentioned it last week and we’re going to mention it again–it’s not every day that you get to find a Somerville Idol. The next installment of this talent-seeking competition is here! Grab a bite and a drink and settle in to judge others […]