Articles by Sam Baltrusis

Scout Picks: Discover Cambridge

With bars, music venues, restaurants and cafes, Cambridge is among the liveliest of Boston’s surrounding cities. Beneath the city’s modern heartbeat lies a long history, and the best way to find out more about your city is to check out one of the many tours taking place on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. […]


News: Cab driver slams into news stand

A Cambridge-based cabbie crashed into the Out of Town News kiosk in Harvard Square at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. Scout Cambridge photographer, Michael Rose, was on the scene having dinner. “We heard this horrific crash,” Rose recalls. “A cab had careened out of control, up onto the sidewalk, and into the Out […]


Scout Picks: Scoop on ice cream flavors

Whether you’re braving the heat on a sweaty stroll or sitting stagnant in front of your industrial sized fan, you deserve a break. An ice cream break, that is. There’s nothing more comforting than cooling down with a cone from your favorite neighborhood spot, and in the city of Cambridge, there’s certainly a lot to […]


Scout Picks: Summer fun in Cambridge

When the Thought Catalog posted its guide, “How To Have A Great Boston Summer,” last week, it only dabbled once into Cambridge. The city has a lot more to offer than Charlie’s Beer Garden – although we aren’t opposed to a burger and a beer at its year-round outdoor venue. Here’s our guide to having […]


What’s New? Pu Pu Hot Pot closes

Pu Pu Hot Pot, a Chinese restaurant located on Main Street, has officially closed its doors. The restaurant space will soon re-open as The Dumpling Room, which will feature dumplings as well as classic Taiwanese dishes. The eccentric name and respectful service of Pu Pu Hot Pot makes the restaurant one that is sure to […]


WHAT’S NEW?: Yogurtland spoons Harvard Sq.

After nearly six months since its approval by the Harvard Square Advisory Committee last November, the highly anticipated Yogurtland at 57 JFK Street opened its doors its doors and invited customers to come in and “get real.” The company’s trademarked slogan refers to its all-natural frozen yogurt, which is made entirely from real ingredients without […]


Scout Out: Crystal Head Vodka skull bottle

Now here’s something pretty cool. We at the Scout have seen vodka sold in bottles shaped like all sorts of things – guns, hearts, animals, artillery shells, Russian dolls, high heeled shoes, etc. – but this one is the coolest by far. If you’re looking for a last-minute Father’s Day offering, consider gifting your pop […]


What’s New?: Public Library closes on Sundays

Now that Memorial Day has marked the unofficial start to summer, the Cambridge Public Library will be taking a vacation of its own. Beginning last weekend and running through mid-October, the main branch at 449 Broadway will be officially closed on Sundays. Last fall, the Mid-Cambridge Neighborhood Association drafted a petition with over 1,000 signatures protesting this […]


WHAT’S NEW?: Just Crust hits Harvard Square

The Just Crust, handing out free pizza from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, knows that there’s a lot more to their business than making dough. Rising from the ashes of the fallen foodie favorite chain The Upper Crust, Harvard Square’s new establishment is fully committed to doing pizza justice. After a series of controversial and […]


Sneak peek of Oprah Winfrey at Harvard

Scout Cambridge is covering talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey as she takes the podium at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement on Thursday, May 30. The owner, founder and namesake of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, is slotted to speak at 2:30 p.m. during the Ivy League’s commencement day afternoon exercises, which serve as the annual meeting of the […]


SPOTLIGHT: Collier Stout honors MIT officer

Cambridge Brewing Company’s newest beer has gained the attention of beer lovers nationwide. The local brewery will begin selling the “Collier Stout” in mid-June to honor Officer Sean Collier, with $1 of each $5.50 pint going to Collier’s memorial fund set up in conjunction with the Jimmy Fund. Phil Bannatyne, owner of the CBC, says […]


SCOUT OUT!: Yume Wo Katare launches CD

Known locally for its quick and simple ramen noodles, Yume Wo Katare will now offer something new on its menu: its own self-titled album. The seven-track EP will be released on May 19. Open its case and you’ll find that the disc itself is cleverly stylized as a bowl of the Japanese noodles, inspired by […]