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Bitten by the Salsa Bug

By Micaela Kimball It’s Friday night and 400 people fill a large, ballroom-like space in Central Square. It’s packed. Sweaty bodies and smiling faces vibe together in an at-times chaotic, yet controlled rhythm. A range of actions and interactions take place. Bodies pulsate with expression. Intense connections are made with eyes. Two left feet struggle […]


Scout Weekend July 12 – 14

Worried that after the 4th of July you’ll going to catch the summertime blues? Never fear, Weekend Warrior is here! With so much going good going on in the ‘hood, you won’t even notice the (solidly in the 90s, in case you hadn’t noticed) heat.


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 […]


Scout Guide: 6 Ways to Mark July 4 Eve

The big day tomorrow may get all the press, but let’s not forget that all sorts of cool stuff happened on July 3 as well. For example: In 1775, right here in Cambridge, George Washington took command of the Continental Army. In 1863, Robert E. Lee ordered the disastrous “Pickett’s Charge,” which lost him the Battle […]


Scout Weekend June 28 – 30 Edition

The weather forecast is looking bleak, but this weekend’s prospects certainly aren’t. Do a little rain dance in front of City Hall in honor of Cambridge’s 150th birthday or seek shelter at TT The Bear’s Place for their Rosie’s place benefit concert, then head over to Abigail’s for some bowls of hot, tasty ramen to […]


Scout Weekend: June 21-23 Edition

This Friday, June 21, is the longest day of the year – so why spend it at home? Cambridge has lots going on this weekend. Put on your suit and tie for a tribute to two of music’s biggest stars tonight, or something a little more risque for the Solstice Summer Circus on Saturday. Here’s […]


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 […]


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 […]


Scout Weekend June 7 – 9 Edition

This weekend is a food sandwich on music. On Friday night, two greats – indie luminary Ariel Pink and hip-hop legends Mobb Deep – grace the city’s two biggest club stages. On Saturday (aka Food Day), all the vicinity’s favorite food trucks descend on Kendall, plus the grand opening of Harvard Square’s newest and most equitable pizza […]