food

Ignite Festival

To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape we bring you: Ignite, an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture! In addition to many local food vendors, there will be: food demos, including a presentation from the Nibble Kitchen; food-themed activities, featuring a flaming curry eating contest (ongoing, […]


August SomerStreets – Seize the Summer!

Join us on Sunday, August 4th from 2:00-6:00pm on Holland St. between Davis Square and Cameron Ave. for two stages of music, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, and much more! The music line-up will include Emma June and others to be announced! SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets […]


Popup Zimbabwean Dinner and Conversation

Pop-up dinner and conversation. Open Kitchens Project event in Somerville at Paul’s home. For the first time Open Kitchens is offering Zimbabwean cuisine cooked by Tatenda, an immigrant from Zimbabwe. Tatenda, an intersex woman, will also curate the conversation. She is an asylum seeker with a passion for motivational speaking and believes nothing gets a […]


Winter Hill Night Market

Join us for an artisan and vintage market under the stars! The Somerville Flea, Somerville Arts Council, and Winter Hill Brewing present The Winter Hill Night Market! An all ages, free event! Come peruse local artisan products and vintage finds at a wide variety of vendors, enjoy the beer garden, and listen to live music […]


Local Ice Cream Roundup

Forge Ice Cream Bar626 Somerville Ave., (617) 764-5365 Origin story:Tucker Lewis and Jennifer Park met while working at an ice cream shop before going on to open Somerville staples Diesel Cafe and Bloc Cafe together. They opened their third store, Forge Baking Company, in 2014. Two years later, they expanded their menu to include housemade […]


ArtBeat Festival!

The city’s largest cultural festival with over 15 bands, including Cliff Notez, Barrence Whitfield, El Huateque, Ruta Beggars, and Mike Gent. Plus a dance showcase, a parade, 80 craft vendors, kids activities, food , a poetry banquet—and considerably more culture and revelry! This year at the festival, we’re exploring how we all consume—especially how this […]


Wine & Brew Tasting @ Boston JerkFest

Wine & Brew Tasting at Boston JerkFest- Friday, July 5, 2019, 6 pm -9:30 pm (21+) Location: Haley House Cafe, 12 Dade Street, Roxbury, MA Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-boston-jerkfest-and-wine-brew-tasting-caribbean-foodie-festival-tickets-60426660769 Info: http://bostonjerkfest.com/ The Wine & Brew Tasting will be held on Friday night for 21+ year old festival attendees. The evening will feature live music and unlimited tastings […]


Nepal Festival

Come celebrate the Nepali cultural community in Somerville at this free festival! Have yummy Nepali food, peruse the craft vendors tables, and join us for dancing and fun! Greater Boston Nepali Community (GBNC) in partnership with the Somerville Arts Council is organizing Nepal Festival 2019 for the THIRD time in Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. This event […]


Open Kitchens, Open Conversations

The Open Kitchens Project Aims to Promote Cultural Exchange Through Food Paul Castiglione has spent much of his life thinking about what it means to belong to a community. His father grew up in an Italian immigrant family in upstate New York, which in the 1930s meant facing blatant discrimination. Castiglione was always aware of […]


What’s New: Changing Tastes

Union SquareVinal A Bagelsaurus alum is taking to Union Square to shine a spotlight on another beloved breakfast carb: the English muffin. Sarah Murphy’s Vinal Bakery, formerly a pop-up-only concept, has taken root in the former Pizza Palace space. The cafe features a menu of innovative English muffin sandwiches (built upon Murphy’s signature original, wheat, […]


Events Calendar: May & June

May 18  |  Food & DrinksRemnant Brewing One-Year Anniversary Beer Fest5 to 9 p.m., $402 Bow Market Way, Somerville Somerville’s breweries like to support each other, and they’re coming together to celebrate Remnant Brewing’s first birthday. Sample brews from Remnant, Aeronaut, Winter Hill Brewing, Cambridge Brewing Co., and a handful of others from Massachusetts, Vermont, and […]


Empty Bowls: Benefit Dinner for Food For Free

Help Food For Free fill empty bowls all year round by joining us for our annual Empty Bowls benefit dinner. Food For Free is a Cambridge-based nonprofit organization that improves access to healthy food within the greater Boston community. Our Empty Bowls benefit dinner will feature delicious soups from local restaurants as well as beautiful […]