Ever since its opening, Union Square’s Juliet has experimented with revolutionizing how typical restaurants run. From its rotating dining experiences to its elimination of tipping to its profit-sharing model for employees, the owners have become groundbreakers in the local restaurant world. Now, Juliet is testing two ways to make fine dining accessible to a broader […]
The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts and Community Cooks have teamed up for a series of cooking classes to benefit Community Cooks, a network of volunteers who make home-cooked meals for people in need. The classes feature celebrated chefs. Juliet‘s Chef Josh Lewin guided participants through making a cassoulet on Monday evening, from butchering four […]
You know what time of year’s coming up. Perhaps you’ll encounter the pre-Thanksgiving Market Basket hordes when you planned a quick trip for some Diet Coke and frozen pizza. Merciless Black Friday crowds might start swinging for the last 48” TV at Target. Or maybe you’ll get cornered at your holiday party by the coworker […]
As the fight for a $15 minimum wage heats up in the state legislature, Juliet’s Katrina Jazayeri has emerged as one of the business owners advocating for the boost. Supporters of the change argue that the state’s current minimum, $11 an hour, doesn’t constitute a living wage. While Massachusetts currently ties Washington for the highest […]
Our January/February issue was packed with info on Somerville’s best gyms, trainers and off-the-wall workouts—now, it’s time to talk fitness-fueling food.
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 […]
In a city with a restaurant scene this vibrant, how could we possibly highlight just one outstanding chef? We’ve got the lowdown on each of the reader-voted “Best Chef” nominees from this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards, with a few of our personal favorites thrown in for good measure. Shayne Nunes Foundry on Elm & Saloon (617) […]
As the editor of Eater Boston, Rachel Leah Blumenthal knows a thing or two about food—and as a Somerville resident, there’s probably no one better versed on where to find the best bites in the city right now. We asked Rachel to single out some current must-try dishes, from takeout to tramezzini. We’ll let her […]
When Juliet’s Josh Lewin steps into the ring for his Haymakers for Hope fight, he wants to raise more than just funds for cancer research.