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Sarma Takes Home Six Scout’s Honored Awards

Best Restaurant Overall Best Restaurant in Winter Hill Best Chef Best Middle Eastern Food Best Place to Splurge Best Date Night Spot 249 Pearl St., (617) 764-4464 sarmarestaurant.com Chef Cassie Piuma’s goal at Sarma is to make the familiar new by infusing Middle Eastern flavors and techniques into dishes where you don’t expect them. “I […]


Who’s Cookin’: Somerville’s Best Chefs 2016

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) […]


It Takes A ‘Ville-age: Part I

A few years ago, Somerville’s Center for Teen Empowerment (TE) was in trouble, down to just two staffers: Danny McLaughlin and Sassy Estany. “And I was part-time, but I was definitely doing way more than part-time,” Sassy laughs. “It was a lot.” Undeterred, Sassy helped work to rebuild the program. She and McLaughlin sent countless […]


Sarma: Smoking Basturma Behind the High School

By Adam Bezigian Photos by Susan Cushner, courtesy of Sarma Sarma (249 Pearl St.), a long anticipated new restaurant in Winter Hill, burst into the party in October and may very well disrupt the whole scene. From an epicurean standpoint, the scene is particularly easy to disrupt. Winter Hill is historically known for chop shops […]