Articles by Emily Frost

Peter DiMuro Reflects on Leading the Dance Complex

Peter DiMuro’s transformation from “pudgy, in-the-closet country boy” to professional dancer, choreographer, and artistic director started with a role in his high school’s production of “Carnival.” Through this first foray into musical theater, he discovered the freeing nature of dance and the chance to express himself without words, he says. DiMuro, now the executive artistic […]


After Detour, Highland Kitchen Owners Welcome Highland Fried to the Family

The story of the new Inman Square restaurant Highland Fried starts and ends with a local chef’s exalted fried chicken, but a detour where the owners veered from their gut instincts nearly derailed the now-flourishing restaurant. Husband-and-wife restaurateurs Mark Romano and Marci Joy—owners of Somerville’s Highland Kitchen—weren’t planning on taking over a previously owned restaurant, […]


New Food Truck Program Gets Rolling

On Taco Party’s first day as a food truck, the stove’s gas valve broke. “I burned my eyebrows off, and it was my first day,” owner Keith Schubert recalls. “From the get-go it was brutal. Just brutal,” he adds. Local operators say that nothing compares to the slog of running a food truck—even owners who […]


Local Architects’ Tips for Maximizing Your Space

1. Get Creative Before thinking about adding to a home’s footprint, local architects advise residents look to their attics and basements. Adding dormers—windows that project out from a sloped roof—to an attic is a great way to open up the space, says Somerville architect Jai Singh Khalsa of Khalsa Design. Similarly, adding lightwells makes a […]