Food & Drink

PAGU Breaks into Breakfast

PAGU is making strides toward owner Tracy Chang’s dream of a multi-faceted restaurant for community gathering with the addition of a cafe menu and a weekly wine bar. The Japanese tapas restaurant came to Central Square in January and has been unrolling its offerings in the months since. First it offered dinner, then two months […]


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 […]


Full Moon Celebrates 20 Years of Family-Focused Dining

Ask any parent—eating out with kids can be complicated. So when Sarah Wheaton opened Full Moon in 1997, she did it with a concept that was radical in its simplicity: she’d serve delicious, complete meals in a space that outwardly, intentionally welcomed families with children. Full Moon will turn 20 in just a few months, and while the menu has […]





Can You Guess Which of These Guys is a Manager at Life Alive?

“I love a big boot—that’s just a big kick to the face, you can never go wrong,” chuckles Max Pelham. “Head butts, and even just a good punch—it sounds boring, but if you can throw a good punch it’s everything.” Pelham—AKA Axl Keegan and later Mickey Keegan—knows it’s quite the juxtaposition: a WWE-affiliated wrestler who, for […]


At Mass Ave Diner, Meals With Community and a Waffle Lot of Love

Walk from Central toward Harvard Square and you’ll pass Mass Ave Diner, an unassuming, bare bones hole in the wall. Inside, the chairs sparkle with squishy red seats and a chalkboard promotes new beers and daily specials. Two tall windows let customers eat with the perfect street-watching view. But most importantly, a slew of people are perched at the bar, […]


Five Questions With Award-Winning Cambridge Bartender Naomi Levy

Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. One of those experts is Cambridge’s Naomi Levy, who’s participating in a seminar called “Title Town: How to Make Friends & Win Cocktail Competitions.” The decorated […]




Where To Celebrate National Clam Chowder Day

Saturday, February 25 is National Clam Chowder Day—and honestly, we’re surprised the state of Massachusetts hasn’t declared this a public holiday. We’ve rounded up some places in Cambridge and Somerville celebrating the day by serving up delicious chowdah, brews and other classic New England staples.   Here’s where you can grab a bowl of chowder […]