Food & Drink

Seasonal Café Guide

Baby, it’s cold outside—not to mention slippery, treacherous and just plain gross. In the spirit of keeping toasty, we’re taking a look back at Micaela’s guide to winter warmers. It’s difficult to walk down any main thoroughfare in Cambridge without passing by at least one local coffee shop. From engineers to academics, caffeine is in […]


‘Bridge Bio: Jamal Abu-Rubieh, owner of Brookline Lunch

Jamal Abu-Rubieh is the proud and joyful owner of Brookline Lunch in Central Square. He runs a smooth operation alongside his wife and kids. Back in 1976 however, he would have never imagined being at the helm of his own food establishment. He was just a student at Wentworth with dreams of one day becoming […]


Put an Egg on It

Boiled, scrambled, fried, poached – there are a slew of ways to enjoy the incredible, edible egg. Cambridge chefs are taking their love for the egg’s silky, runny yolk to an even more delicious and inventive level. “The actual act of cutting into a runny egg adds an action to the dish as the runny […]


SCOUT OUT: Toscano’s Fichi Cocktail

TOSCANO, 52 Brattle St. Fig-tastic:  Dirty martinis not your thing? Then you’ll love this sweeter, just-as-strong twist on the classic cocktail. Herbal- and fruit-infused Luxardo bitters gives this libation a naturally sweet taste, while the black fig and Van Gogh Blue Triple Wheat vodkas pack a strong, alcohol-laden punch. Olives are also replaced with skewered […]


(Re)Scouted: Kirkland Tap & Trotter

This story originally appeared in the Nov/Dec 2013 Issue of Scout Cambridge The corner of Washington and Beacons Streets, on the border between Cambridge and Somerville, has been gradually accumulating a collection of restaurants and markets, making it something of a culinary destination. Bergamont, the Wine & Cheese Cask, Dali, the Biscuit, the Kebab Factory […]


WHAT’S NEW: Violette Bakers

“A labor of love” – this is what Violette Bakers calls its approach to baking. On August 1, Violette opened its first storefront shop at 1001 Mass Ave below O2 Yoga. The store will be open Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from […]


Scout Out: C2W Market

Cambridge has eight farmers markets: seven for the days of the week, all neatly arranged and color-coded on a pretty flier; and one more that just won’t play by the rules. The Central Square Wednesday (or “C2W”) Market, Cambridge’s upstart farmers market, was founded by JJ Gonson (best known as the head of the Somerville-based […]


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 […]


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 […]


Food Truck Festival rolls into Cambridge

Food lovers rejoice: the Cambridge Food Truck Festival rolls into town on June 8. Cambridge will host the first of six such festivals in New England this summer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kendall Square. Wristbands for entry will cost $7 in advance or $10 at the gates, and will entitle you to […]


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 […]