Food & Drink

Third Camberville Hot Dog Crawl Starts Next Week

Forget bar crawls—four Cambridge and Somerville restaurants are hosting the third annual Camberville Hot Dog Crawl later this month, offering participants raffle prizes and special themed events. Stop for a hot dog at Trina’s Starlite Lounge, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese & A4cade, The Automatic, and Buenas anytime between July 22 and 28 (or all in one […]


Pepita Coffee Brings the Breakfast Taco to Cambridge

Coffee, brews, and … breakfast tacos? That’s the combination that Lamplighter Brewing Co. can now offer its customers, thanks to the opening of its new daytime cafe, Pepita Coffee. Pepita is the successor of Longfellows, which closed its doors at the beginning of June after its owner moved to New Jersey. Lamplighter runs Pepita, and […]


What’s New: Brand New Bites

Harvard SquareVeggie Grill Over a year after California chain Veggie Grill announced an expansion to the East Coast, the restaurant’s website has finally listed a summer opening date for its Harvard Square location, Eater Boston reports. Veggie Grill, which claims to be the largest vegan chain in the U.S., will bring salads, bowls, and sandwiches […]


Same Space, Different Drink: Meet Curio Wine Bar

There are a number of details East Cambridge residents might call upon to describe their neighborhood. There’s the sweeping views of the Charles from North Point Park, the piercing squeal of the ungreased Green Line cars looping around to finish their routes at Lechmere. And the scent of Curio Coffee’s waffles wafting down Cambridge Street. […]


Sustainability From Barn to Block

I’m not sure what left a stronger impression: the sight of all the red-aproned butchers gathered around their block, or the stark hush of the place.  It’s quiet. Like a morgue, which feels fitting. There’s only the hum of the refrigerator and steady scraping sounds—careful hands wielding plastic tools, brushing bone dust from the surface […]


Living On the Veg

Nüssli118° creates plant-based treats that defy stereotypes and delight taste buds It sits on the plate before you, and you do your best not to simply stuff the whole thing into your mouth. It’s a lemon square. Specifically: A ginger-lemon square with a light maple glaze, on a crust of almonds and cashews, with a […]


Salt & Olive Moves Into The Garage

Specialty food shop Salt & Olive is on the cusp of opening its doors in The Garage (36 JFK St.), with a target date of Saturday, April 13. The new space, which is double the the size of the store’s original location at 1160 Massachusetts Ave., will allow for a broader range of products and […]



Overseasoned and GRLSQUASH Present: A Guide to Feminist Food

When you ask Amy Larson how she would describe her three-year-old business, Overseasoned, she laughs. “That’s complicated,” she says. “I’ve lately been calling it a ‘culinary brand.’” Overseasoned’s first form was a series of mini-cookbooks, handwritten and illustrated by Larson each month. Then, it became a merchandise line, peddling everything from linen aprons to tea […]


The Feast of Friendship

Local women meet monthly to try recipes and build community The tables are covered in butcher paper that’s tied on with blue-and-white strings, just like the boxes that come from Mike’s Pastry in Harvard Square. There are many flavors of Polar seltzer, bottled by the Crowley family of Worcester. And soon, more than a dozen […]


Momi Nonmi Teams Up with Spoke Wine Bar for Pop-Up Dinner

Momi Nonmi will infuse its Hawaiian and Japanese flair with a farm-to-table approach on Monday in a pop-up collaboration with Somerville’s Spoke Wine bar. The prix fixe four-course menu ($49, with an optional wine and sake pairing for $35) will include local seafood, Japanese ingredients, and grilled dishes that both combine and contrast the styles of […]


Bagelsaurus Pop-up Vinal Bakery to Open Independent Shop in Somerville

It’s tough out there for English muffins. Sure, they’re reliable, versatile, and a go-to foundation for everything from egg and cheese sandwiches to toaster pizzas, but it’s the more glamorous breakfast breads that earn spots on trendy brunch menus and likes on Instagram. In a world of golden brown brioche, savory scones, and seeded bagels, […]