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 […]

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: Steven Garcia on House Dance

“The day you cry in a club… that’s when you know you’re in tune with the music and the dance,” attests Steven Garcia, organizer of “the House Dance Exchange” at Central Square’s Dance Complex, recalling a particularly memorable dancing experience. Steven explains that house dancing is unique in the sense that it can’t be quickly categorized. Interdisciplinary […]

Scout Weekend: May 31-June 2 Edition

The weather this weekend looks great, but if you aren’t in the mood for a day at the park or a trip to the beach, Cambridge has plenty going on to last you until you get back to work Monday morning. From dance performances to ghosts to electronic powwow music, here are some highlights:

Sneak peek of Oprah Winfrey at Harvard

Scout Cambridge is covering talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey as she takes the podium at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement on Thursday, May 30. The owner, founder and namesake of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, is slotted to speak at 2:30 p.m. during the Ivy League’s commencement day afternoon exercises, which serve as the annual meeting of the […]