Davis Square

PHOTOS: Taste of Somerville 2016

Another year, another delicious, fun, community-unifying Taste of Somerville experience in Davis Square. Wednesday night’s festival of food brought together dozens of the most talked about restaurants in the area to show off their best bites, and the proceeds will benefit Somerville CAN, a collaboration between 11 area nonprofits including SCATV, RESPOND, the Somerville Homeless Coalition […]



Maximum Hesh and Element Breathe New Life Into Old Boards

Conscientious consumers know you can reuse and recycle almost anything—crayons, computer parts, tires, tin foil. This weekend at Maximum Hesh (378A Highland Ave.), skateboards will join that list. On April 30, the Davis Square skate shop is partnering with Element Skateboards for a Somerville installment of the national project No Board Left Behind. The initiative aims to […]


The Burren Keeps Music Alive in Davis Square

Many music fans have worried what the recent closure of Johnny D’s means for the scene in Davis Square—and throughout Somerville. But just down the street, The Burren Irish Pub is picking up the slack and providing an intimate venue for performers of all sounds with a newly invigorated live music series. The Burren (247 Elm St.), which […]


COMMUNITY POST: A Holiday Message from Diaper Lab

Dear Local Families, We are writing today to encourage you to support your independent retailers this holiday season. Like many other retail businesses, we at Diaper Lab are finding this year particularly difficult. In our niche of independent children’s stores, most across the country are struggling to stay afloat and many are going out of business entirely. We […]


The Community Memory of a Neighborhood: Davis Square’s LiveJournal

For many who grew up on social media, the blogging platform LiveJournal is little more than a blip in an awkward past, more a coming-of-age symbol than a legitimate medium. If they survived adolescence, LiveJournal URLs are safeguarded like diary keys, preserving the embarrassing fits and starts of teenage angst that are often cringeworthy in […]


A Closer Look at the Davis Square Tile Art

If we can say one thing about our fellow MBTA travelers, it’s that—no offense—you rarely seem like you’re enjoying your morning commute. That was especially true for regular Red Line riders this past winter, when checking Twitter for two minutes showed a stream of complaints about delays, stuck trains and crowded platforms. But Somerville’s Matthew Borowski is […]


Photos from the 10th Annual Honk! Festival

The 10th annual Honk! Festival brought the brass to Somerville and Cambridge this weekend. More than 25 bands with influences as diverse as punk, funk, Afrobeat and more filled the streets—from Somerville’s Davis Square to Harvard Square in Cambridge—with music. Scout was there, too—dancing, laughing and snapping photos of the action.


NAMESAKE: Rosebud’s Lunch Car #773

Namesake is a 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 Rosebud shuttered in spring of 2013, ‘Villens speculated wildly about what would become of the classic Somerville spot. […]


A Look Behind the Scenes at TechHub Boston

Upon entering TechHub Boston’s Davis Square location (212 Elm St.), visitors are greeted by a literal wall of text: bold, black block letters more than two feet high that wrap around the building’s lobby and hallway and spell out, “If not now, then when?” It’s a mantra that’s as true for the startups currently working in the shared incubator […]


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 […]


TechHub to Open Somerville Location

In our March/April print edition, we reported that a new software company (SmartBear) had moved into Assembly Row. Now it seems that Somerville may have seriously caught the tech bug: TechHub will open its first American location in Somerville next week. The company, which provides a shared workspace for technology ventures, boasts seven locations throughout Europe. The […]