shopping

E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #3!

It’s go time! Our next holiday #ESomMarket is happening Saturday, 12/1, and our favorite elf on the shelf, Jason Cool from Yotel Boston, will be back and on the bar getting into trouble with some Ilegal Mezcal! So grab your friends and family, and come #shoplocal, #shopsmall, and #eatbrunchbuystuff! Check out our lineup for December […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #2!

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, we have four E-Som Markets lined up for you in November and December, full of talented local makers, merchants, and small businesses. Pair that with some brunch and guest bartenders serving up cocktails for you to sip on while you shop, it’s […]


E-Som Holiday Market Series: Market #1!

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, we have four E-Som Markets lined up for you in November and December, full of talented local makers, merchants, and small businesses. Pair that with some brunch and guest bartenders serving up cocktails for you to sip on while you shop, it’s […]


E-Som Market: October

Our next E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, October 13! On the bar will be Ryan Lotz, beverage director of the upcoming tiki bar Shore Leave, serving up some tiki and fall inspired cocktails (where the P in PSL stands for pumpkin and Plantation Rums!) Check out our lineup of local makers and vendors then come #eatbrunchbuystuff! Another […]


Conception Art Show

Come see over 30 of Boston’s best emerging artists display and sell their latest works! We will have painters, photographers, sculptors, and more, including live music.  Please note our venue is 21+. Conception Exhibits are now taking place across the US, and have been featured in the Dallas Patron Magazine, Wall St Journal and ABC […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Shopping

Bicycle Shop: Ace Wheelworks 145 Elm St., (617) 776-2100 wheelworks.com We’re quick to tell our readers about the heroes and notable folks living in their neighborhood, but Ace Wheelworks might take the cake with its humble brag of having “a former Olympic cyclist, current National Collegiate Champ, and a rock star” on staff. Thankfully, the shop’s […]


E-Som Market: August

Our next E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, August 11!, and we have quite the lineup! Kirsten Amann, co-author of ‘Drinking Like Ladies: 75 Modern Cocktails from the World’s Leading Female Bartenders’, will be joining us to sign copies of her book (we’ll also be featuring one of the drinks from the book on our […]


E-Som Market: July

Our next E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, July 14! Hot summer weather got you thirsty? Sam Kontny from A4cade by Area Four and The Automatic Food & Drink will be on the bar serving up the brunch cocktails, featuring Santa Teresa Rum! (He’s also a local artist and will be bringing some of his work for you to check […]


E-Som Market: June – We’re Turning 3!

Hey, everyone, we’re turning 3! We started this little market back in June 2015 with four vendors, and now look at us! Thanks to the hundreds of vendors and guests who have shown up on these Saturdays to support local artists and small businesses. We can’t do it without you all! Guest bartender Bonnie Nag […]


Holiday Gift Guide 2017

In need of gift ideas? Look no further. We’ve put together some of the best gifts from around the city so you can find the perfect present for everyone on your list while supporting your local stores.   This story appears in the November/December print issue of Scout Somerville, which is available for free at more than 220 drop […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Shopping

GOURMET OR SPECIALTY FOODS: Dave’s Fresh Pasta It’s hard for us to find fault with a place where the motto is “eat pasta every day.” But should you decide you’re done carbo-loading, DFP also boasts some of Somerville’s best sandwiches–we’re partial to the Brazilian Hangover Helper–and an unrivaled selection of cheese, olive oil, vinegar, beer and […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Magpie and Magpie Kids

In this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards—our annual reader-voted guide to the best businesses in Somerville—we stepped inside some of the local favorites who took home wins to introduce you to the people who make them so great.  First up: Magpie and Magpie Kids, a set of sibling shops trading in unique, modern—and, more often than […]