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Sprouting From Steel: Four Burgers Goes Freight Farm

A 40-foot stainless steel box with orderly rows of plastic tubes and an aura of violet light—this isn’t one of the idyllic farms that make up patches in the quilt of the American midwest. But for a parking lot in Central Square, it’ll do. And then some. Four Burgers (704 Mass. Ave.), a burger joint […]


Veggie Galaxy Beats Blasé Beverages with Booze Époque

Get ready to love your favorite veg dining spot even more than you do now: Veggie Galaxy and Booze Époque have teamed up to bring you a brand new, vegan-friendly bar menu—and it’s going to be totally one-of-a-kind. “We’ve been charged with creating an interesting menu with a somewhat limited set of ingredients,” says Booze Époque’s […]


CLASSICS & COCKTAILS: Getting the Last Word with “His Girl Friday”

The Brattle Theatre kicks off its Screwball Summer series with screenings of Howard Hawks’ fast-talking romantic comedy His Girl Friday on Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21. Take in a classic tipple or two in Central Square before settling in for scenes from the silver-tongued Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as “newspapermen”—and as a recently divorced couple. […]


CloverHFI Will Open This Month

When CloverHFI (496 Mass. Ave.) opens its doors on April 22, it will have been nearly a year to the day since they announced that they would be opening up their next location in the space formerly occupied by Hi-Fi Pizza. CloverHFI will be outfitted with a pinball machine, common table, CSA pickup and grab-and-go food. […]


SCOUT OUT: Out of the Blue, into the New

Central Square has had many a building stand empty for years, 541 Massachusetts Ave. being one of them. The building used to house a Blockbuster Video, but for the last six or seven years it has been vacant, aside from the occasional pop-up. Every once in a while rumors about the location would become the […]


WHAT’S NEW: Something old with something new

Text from this post originally appeared in the What’s New section of our March/April 2015 print issue. KENDALL SQUARE EMMA’S PIZZA Emma’s (40 Hampshire St.) is an institution in Cambridge that has been around for more than five decades. In that time, they’ve moved around and innovated to keep the store as fresh as their […]


Thelonious Monkfish Turns Four, Plans to Expand

If you love puns and sushi, then you have probably delighted in Thelonious Monkfish‘s spirit and menu. You’ve probably also waited to be seated, as their current location (524 Mass Ave.) is more than a little tight. But that’s all about to change! On Tuesday, the Cambridge License Commission reviewed an application from Thelonious Monkfish […]


Clarification: The Cellar in Central Square is Still Open

In the “What’s New” section of our January/February 2015 edition, we reported that The Garden at the Cellar (991 Mass Ave.) had closed. We were reporting on a note that appeared on the Garden at the Cellar’s website back in November. However, we would like to clarify: while the Garden at the Cellar, under the leadership of Chef […]


SCOUT PICKS: 1/9/15-1/11/15

Now until 2/14 Hubba Hubba Anniversary Sale Monday – Saturday, 12-8 p.m. 2 Ellery St. It’s been a whole year since Hubba Hubba moved their sexy butts to their new space, and to celebrate they’re taking 15% off the entire store when you mention the discount code “anniversary sale.” The discount is good until Valentine’s Day, […]


Goodbye, Hi-Fi

While the fate of the Middle East still remains uncertain, news came today that after four decades, its partner in Central Square nightlife, Hi-Fi Pizza and Subs, has served its final slice. The reasons for the closing remain unclear. According to an article in Wicked Local published today, the infamous late night eatery, which more […]


Introducing Next Step

If you haven’t already heard of Next Step, then prepare to be inspired. The organization, which was founded with help from the late actor Paul Newman, offers education and support programs to teens and young adults aged 16 to 30 living with cancer, HIV and other life-threatening diseases. Next Step is currently building a state-of-the-art […]


Life Lessons: Cambridge College’s Impact Beyond the Classroom

[This Story Originally Appeared in the November/December 2013 Issue of Scout Cambridge.] She wasn’t even a student yet, but when Stacey Borden-Holliday walked into the admissions office at Cambridge College in Central Square, she already had a stack of papers in her hand. They weren’t tests or essays, but criminal reports, government documents and work […]