Food & Drink

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 […]


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 […]


Shake Shack heads to Harvard Square?

Don’t get your hopes up just yet, but rumor has it that there may be a Shake Shack (JFK and Winthrop) opening up in Harvard Square, in the space next to OM restaurant. “At this point we have submitted an application to the city for a special permit, and we will not be in a […]


Abigail’s Restaurant hosting oyster festival

Love oysters? You’re in luck. Whether you like ’em fried, raw or on the half shell, Abigail’s Restaurant in Cambridge is hosting their first annual Oyster Festival on Monday, April 22. With proceeds benefitting Faith Kitchen, the Kendall Square hot spot is hosting a shucking competition with “local mutha shuckers” and, of course, fresh shucked […]