Articles by Emily Frost

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 […]