Vinny's 76 Broadway, Somerville, MA02145 Part deli, part restaurant, Vinny's in East Somerville has been in business for nearly half a century. Specializing in…More authentic Sicilian cuisine, Vinny's makes everything in-house, from meatballs to sausages, pastas and sauces. Owner Vinny Migliore, is famous for his marinara sauce and was even featured on The Phantom Gourmet. He uses his mother's recipe to make 30 gallons of fresh sauce each day and says people come from all over to try his food. "If I wouldn't eat it myself, I wouldn't serve it. I use the best quality ingredients and take pride in that."
El Potro 61 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 This vibrant and cozy little restaurant features homestyle Mexican and El Salvadorian cuisine. El Potro's brightly…More colored walls, tiled tables and elaborately painted chairs and booths provide a comfortable and fun dining experience. As a friendly, family-owned business, El Potro likes to make everything fresh, using authentic central American recipes and ingredients. On the weekends, El Potro hosts live music, a Mariachi band and even karaoke. Also, El Potro now features a full bar and free Wi-fi.
Anyone craving authentic, fine Mexican food should be able to quench the craving with a trip to Tu y Yo. Everything…More from the décor to the music is sincerely Mexican, and the menu doesn't include the "typical" Mexican foods American's enjoy, such as salsa and nachos, but rather 100% authentic Mexican recipes from family members.
Owner Epigmeno Guzman aims to give the city a taste of real Mexican cuisine, and does so with each homemade dish from tender mini tamales to chicken in chile poblano sauce. And Guzman gives credit to his inspirations. Each item is listed with not only the description of the meal, but also with the name of the family member who created it.
In addition to dinner, breakfast/brunch is also served on weekends. Cactus juice with your huevos rancheros, anyone?
From heirloom tomatoes and sweet summer corn to golden honey, fresh-cut flowers and artisanal breads, this farmers…More market is a hotspot for local farm produce and foodstuffs. But you'll find more than just juicy berries or crisp lettuce here. This unusual market was founded in 2005 by Union Square Main Streets and is co-sponsored by the City, so you'll find they always have the community in mind.
For one, the produce selection aims to serve the neighborhood's diverse population. Asian greens and South American squash are just as likely to be found as potatoes and carrots. Alongside the usual food stands, you'll also find helpful booths that share healthy recipes, present educational activities or highlight community groups. Theme days at the market focus on resident or broader issues, such as pedestrian concerns or climate change. Finally, to be sure everyone can load up on the good eats, SNAP, Union Square Market Tokens, and Farmers Market WIC coupons are accepted for payment (as are cash and credit). And, oh wait, they also feature live musical acts.
Add it all up, and a trip to this market is more than just shopping. It's the place for a festive and neighborly day out.