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 […]


Porter Square Books seeking new owners

Porter Square Books may be changing owners, but not its identity. In an interview with Scout Cambridge, owner Carol Stoltz revealed that she and two of her fellow owners plan to give Porter Square Books’ keys to someone else. The reason, she says, is that all three are thinking of retirement after eight and a […]


A better future for Cambridge meeting

A group of concerned Cantabrigians are meeting in an attempt to make the city a better place to live — and you can join them. On Thursday, April 11, the crew from “A Better Future for a Better Cambridge” will talk to three experts about ways to plan urban growth in Cambridge while promoting a […]


St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

You must’ve picked a four-leaf clover because this weekend, we’re all in luck. Besides the usual corned beef and cabbage with a Guinness on the side on the day we celebrate green pride or Irish culture (or both), Scout has found other ways for you to celebrate your inner Irish(wo)men. We have something you can […]


Harvard Square turns over a new Leaf

Trackable charity, welcome to the 21st century. Fifteen tablets are being installed at local stores in Harvard Square with the sole purpose of giving care to the area’s homeless. Participating stores include Black Ink, Brattle Square Florist, Concepts, Curious George, Market in the Square, Tistik and The Tannery


Scout Out! Nehru cocktail at Rendezvous

Named one of Boston’s 15 most iconic drinks by Eater.com, the Nehru from Rendezvous is Central Square is no ordinary beverage. Bar Manager Scott Holiday makes this on-the-rocks drink with saffron gin, lemon and cardamom. Your liver may not thank you for ordering it, but your taste buds certainly will.


Craving cookies in Harvard Square

If you’re bored ordering the same old late-night grub, don’t worry. Insomnia Cookies in Harvard Square gives you a different – and yummier – option. Cookies! Umm-numm-numm-numm.


Oprah Winfrey heads to Harvard campus

Where can we get tickets for the Harvard commencement? Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one. Harvard officials just announced that none other than talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey will step up to the podium as speaker at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.


Trailer turned movie scores a ‘TEN’

What sort of story would you come up with if you were given the word TEN?  The Brattle Theatre’s Trailer Smackdown asked filmmakers to do that last year. The result is a locally shot post-exploitation flick sporting an all-female cast wearing plastic pig masks. Yep, the soon-to-be launched trailer for the upcoming movie TEN brings home […]


Wascally wabbit hops around Harvard Yard

Here comes Peter Cottontail? Not exactly. With Easter tiptoeing around the corner, there’s an onslaught of rabbit sightings in Cambridge. For the non-believers, Scout photographer Ryan Miner snapped a photo of a wayward bunny in Harvard Yard today.


Sneak peek of inaugural Scout Cambridge

So, what’s new? We are, silly. It’s been four short years since Scout Somerville made its stunning debut in a not-so-stellar economy. We’re a community-driven magazine focusing on the news, culture and events of the city. We’ve reached thousands of readers over the years, and now, we’re excited to debut Scout Cambridge.


Harvard students rally for nap space

Number one on Harvard students’ wish lists? More nap time. In fact, the Harvard Crimson reports that a petition for a nap space in Harvard Yard is generating interest from sleep-deprived students at the ivy league.