Articles by Emily Cassel

Scout Picks

We love letting readers vote for the winners—but that means you guys get to have all the fun, and we want to get in on the action too! Here’s what our staff is snacking on when we’re not hard at work putting the magazine together. POST-WORK HANGOUT: THE AUTOMATIC A Kendall Square newcomer, the Automatic […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Arts, Entertainment, and Media

MOVIE THEATER: KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA Catching a quirky independent flick or avant-garde foreign film at Kendall Square Cinema got even better earlier this year when the theater debuted heavenly new reclining seats and introduced beer and wine on the concessions side. If you haven’t been in a bit, you have to come back for a […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Food & Drink

CATERING: SEASON TO TASTE Season to Taste chefs connect the farm to your table with locally focused catering services. A commitment to small, New England food purveyors is the throughline for each of their curated, client-specific menus—whether for a wedding or a more casual affair. The conscientious, seasonal plates are backed up by equally high-quality […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Services

HAIR COLOR: Miranda Mills, Salon Michael Domenic Salon Michael Domenic only opened in 2015, and it’s already a standout thanks to its superlative staff. Sit down in Miranda’s chair, sip a cappuccino and let the gifted custom color technician work her magic on your locks—then get ready to show off your new look with a #transformationtuesday […]


Meet Your Scout’s Honored Winners: Shopping

MEN’S CLOTHING: Drinkwater’s If you agree that “trendy never lasts,” then Gary Drinkwater’s eponymous shop—with its high-end fabric, custom shirts, gorgeous suits and personalized care—is tailor-made (sorry) for you. No one leaves this Porter Square store looking less than perfect. 2067 MASS. AVE., (617) 547-2067DRINKWATERSCAMBRIDGE.COM   WOMEN’S CLOTHING: Susanna Bohemian cool meets urban chic at Susanna, where […]


Meet Your 2017 Scout’s Honored Winners: Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Lamplighter Brewing Company added a touch of funk to the city’s beer scene last year. In their taproom at 284 Broadway, guests are invited to grab a pint and enjoy a peek at the brewing process or sit down to board games while sampling brews that are fresh, flavorful—and often just a little off the […]



Art Underfoot: More Sidewalk Poems Printed on City Streets

If you’re not watching where you’re walking, you might miss them: poems printed in city sidewalks throughout Cambridge. Each year, the Cambridge Arts Council runs a contest, asking for submissions of poems by Cambridge residents that are then stamped into sidewalks. The Sidewalk Poetry project is part of a collaboration with the Department of Public Works and the Cambridge […]



In 2018 Participatory Budget, More Residents Than Ever Put Their Mouth Where Their Money Is

When budget delegates convene next week to discuss 2018’s Participatory Budgeting proposals, they’re going to have their work cut out for them. This is the fourth PB cycle, which invites the community to decide how a portion of the city’s capital budget is spent. Ideas are organized into seven categories: culture and community facilities, education, environment, parks and […]


A Pair of Porter Square Staples Are Moving Out

Just outside Porter Square, not far from the shopping center and Red Line station that bear its name, there’s a stretch of Mass. Ave. thickly settled with independently owned shops, each with a particular niche: Susanna for women’s clothing, Joie de Vivre for colorful, quirky gifts, Raspberry Beret for vintage finds, Abodeon for stylish housewares, Wardmaps for prints and MBTA-themed […]