Somerville Restaurants

E-Som Market at Night – July

E-Som Market at Night is back on Tuesday, July 16! Leishla Maldonado from Courtland Club will be on the bar serving up all the reasons you should make the trip to Providence to visit her. Summer E-Som DJ L’duke will be back to help you live your best life. Come eat, drink, shop, and hang […]


Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Prelim Round 2

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-eight, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights.   Hosted By: Carolyn […]


E-Som Market: September

Our next E-Som Market is happening on Saturday, September 8! Guest bartender Andrew Pierce will be serving up the brunch cocktails featuring Oxley Gin so you’ll have something to sip on while you do a little shopping and meet our amazing lineup of makers and vendors! #eatbrunchbuystuff! Ali Grey: Fancy Friends www.aligreyshop.etsy.com  Instagram: @aligreyshop Brown & […]


2nd Annual Camberville Hot Dog Crawl

Attention people of Cambridge, Somerville and beyond! You asked and we heard you – back by popular demand, it’s the 2nd Annual Camberville Hot Dog Crawl! This year’s participating restaurants include three of the original crawl stops – Roxy’s Grilled Cheese / A4cade by Area Four, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, The Automatic Food & Drink – […]


What’s In A Name? Mike’s Food & Spirits | SCOUTV Episode #12

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town—Leone’s, Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Alibrandi’s Barber Shop—are still run by the folks whose names they bear, it […]


Where to Celebrate ‘Villen-tine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to buying the perfect gift or finding the best places to eat, drink and be merry. From a semi-formal to a silent film, tacos to three-course meals, there’s something for all the lovers—and the single folks too—to do in Somerville. Where to Buy Gifts for Your […]


Area’s First Oatmeal Cafe Readies to Open in Davis Square

When Eater Boston initially reported that an artisanal oatmeal restaurant called Oat Shop would open this fall in Davis Square, not everyone was particularly sold on the idea. “In what sounds a bit like a hipster joke, a restaurant that specializes in oatmeal is scheduled to open this fall in an undisclosed Davis Sq. location,” teased one […]



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 […]


ON THE ROCKS: Dating Advice From the Guy Serving Your Drinks

Ned Greene has been a bartender in the Boston area since the ’90s. His current post is behind the bar at Highland Kitchen, where a great many ‘Villens have taken dates, be it their first or their fiftieth. Greene took a break from stocking the bar to share a few of the highs and lows and tips and tricks of dating […]


“Don’t Assume That You Know Anything,” and Other Advice for Somerville’s Aspiring Entrepreneurs

In “Behind the Brown Paper” (January/February ’16), we spoke with Somerville chefs about the challenges of opening your own restaurant. There’s an awful lot that can go wrong, from flooding (Journeyman) to landlord disputes (Bergamot) to zoning code misunderstandings (Spindler Confections). But while the restaurateurs we sat down with ran into trouble with contractors, pastry chefs and NSTAR, we were […]


Baking Care of Business: Somerville Bread Company Readies to Open

Before he founded Somerville Bread Company, Nick Robertson was a pilot, making him arguably the most badass baker ever outside of Peeta Mellark. But when his wife got a new job a few years ago, Robertson decided to hang up his epaulettes and take on a new (and equally challenging) role: stay-at-home dad. “I stayed home for three years, […]