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SCOUT OUT: Tropical Paradise in a Glass

Beat Hotel has only been open for a short time in Harvard Square, but it has already become a destination for delectable grub and fancypants libations for any occasion. If wanting a drink on a sweltering summer’s day isn’t an occasion then I don’t know what is. The bar staff are as knowledgeable about their […]


Tasty Burger’s New “Parklet”

In a move that will hopefully bring with it some lovely Summer weather, Harvard’s Tasty Burger will be opening a brand new patio/parklet later this week. Roughly the size of two parking spaces, it’s expected to sit around 15. Finally, all the fun of picnic-table-eating without the picnic-table-food. Or the picnic-table-bugs. Or the picnic-table, really.



WHAT’S NEW: Felipe’s Taqueria

Mt. Auburn Street’s Felipe’s Taqueria closed at the end of March to prepare for a move across Harvard Square. The restaurant is relocating to an expanded location at the former site of Bertucci’s. Also expanding: the menu. The new Felipe’s will include seafood and alcohol options, as well as plenty of additional seating (at least […]


Cinco de Mayo in Harvard Square

If last weekend’s festival-a-palooza wasn’t enough to fill your need for Harvard Square-spanning shenanigans (and we know they weren’t), then make plans to visit one of the Square’s many fine dining establishment for especiales de comida y bebidas in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Check here and the Harvard Square Business Association homepage for a complete […]



Flat Patties Temporarily Serving up Felipe’s Fare

Out with the old and in with the new! The Mt. Auburn Street Felipe’s Taqueria closed its doors yesterday as it prepares for a move across Harvard Square. The restaurant is relocating to an expanded location at the former site of Bertucci’s (21 Brattle St.). Also expanding: the menu. The new Felipe’s will include seafood […]


SCOUT PICKS: Vericon XIV

The pit becomes a cauldron as Harvard Square’s own annual convention of science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction returns for its 14th year, featuring author signings, film screenings and more big names than you could shake a bat’leth at—including guest of honor Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Kingkiller Chronicle. Spread out over multiple venues and […]



Harvard Square Says Goodbye to Leo’s Place Diner

Yet another Harvard Square fixture has closed. Local (and Peter Wolf) favorite, Leo’s Place officially closed its doors for good on Sunday, December 29, 2013. The diner had been in business since 1949. For more on dearly departed Harvard Square restaurants and businesses, as well as stories of longterm business survival, check out our feature […]


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 […]