Food & Drink

Ferment it Yourself (With a Little Help From Local Shops)

Sure, you can show up to that holiday party with a bottle of wine or a cheese platter—but a year from now, who’s going to remember what you brought? Here’s something everyone will remember: if you arrive with something you fermented yourself. Fermentation is a fairly intuitive process—it’s not nearly as intimidating as it might […]

At Temple Bar, Nearly Two Decades of Quiet Excellence

On a stretch of Mass. Ave. between Porter and Harvard, a buzzworthy culinary scene has begun to blossom. Spots like Giulia (which has been wowing guests and critics since it debuted at  in 2013), Shepherd (one of Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurants in 2016) and Honeycomb Creamery (whose small-batch ice cream and house-made cones just landed […]

PAGU Paws Toward Central Square

Some chefs bring their favorite knives with them wherever they go. Others travel armed with an arsenal of spices, or recipes they can prepare with their eyes closed. Tracy Chang’s traveling toolkit has always included a dish she calls childhood fried rice—the first meal she learned to cook as a kid. “I wasn’t tall enough to reach the stove, […]

Tatte Bakery’s Harvard Square Location Opens Tomorrow

After 14 weeks of careful construction, the newest Tatte Bakery location in Cambridge will open its doors at 7 a.m. tomorrow. “That’s exciting, and it’s also a relief,” laughs owner Tzurit Or. The Harvard Square Tatte (1288 Mass. Ave.) is the biggest of the bakery’s six locations throughout Greater Boston and its first two-floored outpost, and it was quite an […]

Who’s Cookin’: Cambridge’s Best Chefs 2016

In a city with a restaurant scene this vibrant, how could we possibly highlight just one outstanding chef? We’ve got the lowdown on each of the reader-voted “Best Chef” nominees from this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards, with a few of our personal favorites thrown in for good measure. Tony Maws Craigie on Main (617) 497-5511 It’s nearly […]

Raising the Bar With Grafton Street’s Morgan Carney

Morgan Carney is a fixture at Grafton Street. The born-and-raised Cambridge resident has never strayed far from home—he studied at Tufts and eventually went on to law school at Boston University. It was during his days at BU that Carney started working at Grafton Street, first as a server and eventually as a member of […]