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NAMESAKE: Brass Union’s Green Line Extension

Namesake is a new series where we try food and drinks named after the city we’re in. Have something on your menu that fits the theme? Let us know at scout@scoutmagazines.com and we just might check it out. When word reached the Scout offices that Brass Union has a cocktail called the Green Line Extension, […]


Four Local Businesses Awarded Support Program Partnership

Union Square Station Associates (US2) announced Monday the four businesses that would receive support through a Technical Assistance Program to help small businesses in anticipation of Union Square development. Cantina La Mexicana, Reliable Market, CrossFit Somerville and Local Supply Company will receive assessments and recommendations from consulting firm Retail Visioning, “This program will help us […]


Bloc 11 Cafe Debuts New Menu

Exactly one week after their sister restaurant Diesel Cafe debuted a brand new menu, Bloc 11 Cafe (11 Bow St.) has launched a revamped menu of its own. Starting today, Bloc 11 is dishing out a new line of savory sandwiches, all of which come served on breads and pastries made by their littlest sister: Forge Baking Company. Last […]


VIDEO: Scout Managing Editors on SCATV’s Greater Somerville

Last Tuesday, Scout Magazine’s Managing Editors Emily Cassel and Emily Hopkins made their television debut on the weekly SCATV program “Greater Somerville” with Joe Lynch. The trio talked about all things Somerville, from their favorite restaurants to their… second-favorite restaurants.


Handmade Cheeses at Fiore di Nonno

Hidden away slightly outside of Union Square sits Fiore di Nonno. If you’ve ever been to Diesel Cafe, Oleana or Dave’s Fresh Pasta, you’ve tasted the amazing cheeses produced in this small, but impressive, space.


Scout Out: Public Cinema Dance Party

Last Saturday night saw what may have been the largest, sweatiest, most off-the-hook dance party in Union Square history. You were probably there. But in case you weren’t, here’s the scoop: The “Public Cinema Dance Party” was hosted by the Non-Fiction Cartel, a local documentary filmmakers’ collective, in Uniun (3 Sanborn Court), the cavernous warehouse and […]


News: Trash truck sinks into Union Square

A trash pickup truck fell into a sinkhole in Union Square around 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28. The truck was backing up to a dumpster when it fell into a large hole in the road near Dunkin’ Donuts. It has since been removed from the area. The sinkhole appears to be about 6-8 feet […]


Spotlight: Union Press ushers in new book

“It’s never too early to start something.” This is one of the ideas behind Medford resident Miranda Aisling’s newest book, Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something. Aisling celebrated the book’s release with a party at Somerville’s Union Press on June 2. Aisling explained her sentiment, which goes against the traditional saying, “It’s never too late […]


Scout Guide: Union Square Farmers Market

The winter was long, dark, cold and painfully devoid of local produce. But after months spent huddled by the radiator subsisting on pickled beets and Market Basket mac ‘n’ cheese, the people of Somerville can rejoice, because the 2013 Union Square Farmers Market is finally here! From tomorrow all the way until November, come every […]


SCOUT OUT!: Getting hoppy with Magnifico

Dan Paquette of Pretty Things brewery knows that crafting the perfect seasonal takes a lot of hops. Last Wednesday, longtime fans and new friends gathered at The Precinct in Somerville’s Union Square to celebrate the relaunch of Magnifico, the happiest, hoppiest session beer in town. First brewed in 2011, this tawny amber rustic session pale […]


Bronwyn’s killer door in Union Square

Tim Weichmann, chef and owner of the highly anticipated Bronwyn in Union Square, says he hopes to open the spot “within the next 45 days.” In fact, he was busy painting the restaurant’s light-blue exterior and entrance this afternoon.