Food & Drink

‘Everything Has Changed’: Breweries Move To Packaging

Remnant Brewing is trying to activate a new distribution model. Since the Somerville brewery’s taproom can no longer be open to the public—an effect of the novel coronavirus outbreak—management is moving to sell more packaged beer, which customers can pick up at the Bow Market location. Much of Remnant’s sales now come from their production […]



What’s Cooking in Cambridge?

If you asked Mohammad Abo-Sharkh what sets his food truck apart from the rest, he’d say it’s the koshari. The Egyptian dish, also known as “kushari,” usually consists of rice, lentils, chickpeas, crispy onions, and macaroni served with a tangy tomato sauce. Zaaki Food Truck offers a unique spin on it, removing the macaroni to […]


What’s New: Food & Drink

Harvard Square: Bluestone LaneThe 27 Brattle St. space in Harvard Square, formerly home to Crema Cafe, has finally been filled, according to Eater Boston. Bluestone Lane, a cafe chain with “an essence of Australia and New York swank,” opened in the beginning of November with menu items including “avocado smash,” lemon ricotta pancakes, sandwiches, salads, […]


Holiday Foods Fit For Sharing

Whether by way of culture or faith or family tradition—or simply for the love of breaking bread with friends—holidays have almost always been associated with food. In the cultural melting pot of Cambridge, there are more than a few opportunities to sample holiday fare that might not be a staple of your own pantry. It […]


Indian Pudding: A Classic Dish With A Shady Past

If you want to go full New England with your feasting this holiday season, then it only makes sense to end your meal with the iconic regional dessert known as Indian pudding. But if you want to experience it, your options are fairly limited. It’s not on the menu at Loyal Nine, which specializes in […]


Keeping Produce Local with Pemberton Farms Marketplace

PEMBERTON FARMS MARKETPLACE – BEST ECO-FRIENDLY BUSINESS & GARDEN SUPPLIES2225 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.(617) 491-2244PEMBERTONFARMS.COM More than 89 years after starting as a small fruit and vegetable shop, Porter Square’s Pemberton Farms hasn’t stopped growing. “We never get comfortable. We’re always innovating and changing with trends and times,” says third-generation owner Tom Saidnawey. “We’ve expanded our physical […]


EHChocolatier Satisfies Cambridge’s Sweet Tooth

EHCHOCOLATIER – BEST SWEET TOOTH SATISFIER145 HURON AVE. (617) 284-6096 EHCHOCOLATIER.COM If chocolatiers were accorded authority in line with level of ecstasy their confections provide, then Elaine Hsieh and Catharine Sweeney might just rule the world. Co-owners of EHChocolatier, they have been feted repeatedly for their flavors, methods, and presentation, and just to walk into […]


Ana Sortum Voted Best Chef in Cambridge

ANA SORTUN, OLEANA – BEST CHEF, RESTAURANT OVERALL, MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT IN INMAN SQUARE, & OUTDOOR DINING134 HAMPSHIRE STREET (617) 661-0505 OLEANARESTAURANT.COM The moment that set Chef Ana Sortun on the path that would lead to Oleana happened, appropriately enough, at the table. “Back in the ‘90s I was invited to go to Turkey and […]


Cambridge is Hungry for Gustazo

GUSTAZO – BEST LATIN AMERICAN FOOD2067 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. (617) 487-8296 GUSTAZO-CUBANCAFE.COM/CAMBRIDGE When Chef Patricia Estorino and her husband Adolfo de la Vega opened their first restaurant—a small place in Belmont—it was a practical decision. “I think we were just really, really hungry for Cuban cooking, and we couldn’t see many choices for that,” says Estorino […]


Lamplighter Aglow With the Love of Beer

Your Scout’s Honored 2019 winner for Best Brewery is Lamplighter Brewing Co. After eight or nine years of homebrewing, Lamplighter Brewing Co. co-founders Cayla Marvil and AC Jones decided that Cambridge could use more than one brewery. It took another three years to open the doors at their location, which used to be the auto […]


What’s New: Comings & Goings

East CambridgePuritan & Co. Chef/Owner to Open New Eatery in 2020 Will Gilson, the chef and owner of Puritan & Co., has big plans for an all-in-one cafe, restaurant, and cocktail bar, according to a press release. An anticipated retail building in Cambridge Crossing known as The Shed, which is currently under construction, will house […]