Friday, May 4, 2012
When you need to get away while staying home, in Somerville, where do you go?
Next week, we ask, "Where's the best place in Somerville for a staycation?" We're thinking of places where you can get away from the daily grind, relax, spend some quiet time and, maybe, take the kids. As you can imagine, there are a lot of options, and we're trying to narrow them down. If you think there's a great spot in Somerville for a staycation, send an email to email@example.com, and we'll update the list, which is already being developed, as soon as possible.
Highland Kitchen wins again.
When it comes to taking Mom out for brunch on Mother's Day, most Somerville Patch readers would take her to Highland Kitchen. In doing so, they're taking advantage of two things: Mother's Day is on a Sunday, and Highland Kitchen, which usually opens at 5 p.m., is open for brunch on Sundays. This is Highland Kitchen's second win. Previously, Patch readers said it was the best place in Somerville to get dinner. J.J., a reviewer on Somerville Patch, had this to say about Highland Kitchen: "Best burger in Somerville—if not Boston. And the mark and stormy is good (and strong) enough to make you forget that you've been waiting 40 minutes for a seat. Worth the wait and the hype." Perhaps that's not about brunch, but you get the point. Some …
Monday, April 30, 2012
You and your fellow Somerville Patch readers decide the winner.
May 13 is Mother's Day, and we want to know, Where's the best spot in Somerville for Mother's Day brunch? Check out the listings below, and then leave comments, write reviews (start by clicking on a listing) and vote in our poll. We take into consideration all those things when determining the winner. If there's a great brunch spot in Somerville that's not on the list below, leave a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Orleans Foundry on Elm Kelly's Diner Five Horses Tavern Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club Ball Square Café R.F. O'Sullivan & Son Redbones The Broken Yolk The Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery Sound Bites Cafe Sabur Renee's Cafe Joshua Tree Diva Indian Bistro Martsa On Elm Mr. Crepe Mount Vernon Restaurant Sherman…
Friday, April 27, 2012
We're trying to find the best spot in Somerville for Mother's Day brunch. If you have a favorite place, let us know.
On Monday we ask an important question: Where's the best place in Somerville to have Mother's Day brunch. Now, before any of you respond with, "whatever's cheapest and has the fastest table service," remember this: She's your mother; show a little gratitude. Choosing a Mother's Day brunch location can be difficult, and coming up with a list of such places is also difficult. If you have a favorite spot in Somerville, nominate it by sending an email to email@example.com. Voting begins on Monday morning, and we also encourage you to leave reviews and write comments.
Nellie's Wildflowers in Davis Square is the winner.
The best florist in Somerville is Nellie's Wildflowers outside Davis Square, according to Somerville Patch users. We tallied votes, comments and reviews to determine the winner. Nellie's isn't your typical florist. As the name "wildflowers" indicates, they branch out from the standard collection of roses and carnations to create unique bouquets composed of flowers you can't find everywhere. "Every bouquet we make is an original," said Jessica Squires, an employee. She was happy for the win and said, "We're all a tight-knit family." Patch readers had good things to say about Nellie's. "Great flowers all the time," Kevin wrote. "Have ordered several times through the years. Keep up the good work." "Nellie's is the best," wrote Julie Anne …
Monday, April 23, 2012
It's flower season. Leave comments and reviews, and vote in our poll to help us determine Somerville's favorite florist.
Spring is here; Mothers Day is coming up, and wedding season is just around the corner, which means we're thinking about flowers. Where do you go in Somerville when you want some flowers? Vote in our poll and write comments. Also, check out the listings below and write reviews for your favorite spots. We'll take all of that into consideration when determining the winner. If you think we left out a great Somerville florist, write a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to include everyone. Madison Floral T.F. Murphy Florist Mystic Florist Ricky's Flower Market The Celebrated Flower Nellie's Wildflowers Bostonian Florist Bow Street Flowers Petals In Paradise
Friday, April 20, 2012
Next week we ask: Where's your favorite florist in Somerville?
Some people go to florists only on special occasions and at the last minute. (Is it Valentine's Day again?) Others make florists a regular part of their lives, decorating their homes with fresh plants on a weekly basis. Some florists sell robust outdoor plants; others specialize in minimalist indoor arrangements. People get flowers for weddings, funerals, holidays, changes in season and tons of other reasons. So, what's your favorite florist in Somerville? That's the question we're asking next week. If you want to make sure a Somerville florist is on the list, send an email to email@example.com.
And the winner is … Ball Square Cafe.
There were a number of opinions about the best place to get breakfast in Somerville, but when the dust settled there was one winner: Ball Square Cafe. We tallied votes, comments and reviews to determine the winner. Anyone who passes through Ball Square on a Saturday or Sunday can attest to the long lines out the door at this breakfast and lunch hotspot. When we called late Friday morning to inform Ball Square Cafe's owner, Mike Moccia, about the win, we could hear the busy sound of clinking plates and utensils in the background. (We agreed to speak with Moccia later, when it wasn't so busy.) As one reviewer on Yelp put it, "The food is great. The service is very good. It's a no frills type of spot, but it definitely hits the spot." There …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The city is filled with great breakfast joints. What's your favorite?
Somerville: A city with Breakfast Wars (in Ball Square) is a city where people take the first meal of the day very seriously. Witness the lines out the door on a Saturday or Sunday at any number of the places listed below. So, where do you go for breakfast? Vote in our poll and write comments. Also, check out the listings below and write reviews for your favorite spots. We'll take all of that into consideration when determining the winner. If you think we left out a great Somerville breakfast joint, write a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to include everyone. Kelly's Diner Rosebud Diner Buddy's Diner Diesel Cafe Supreme Kitchen The Broken Yolk Café Rustica The Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery Sound Bites Cafe …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area voted on their favorite sporting goods stores in the region. Here are the results.
This week we asked readers to vote on the best place to buy sporting goods. After five days of voting, here are the results from across the region. Melrose Marathon Sports, 401 Main St. South End South End Athletic Company, 652 Tremont St. Somerville Sports Authority, 133 Middlesex Ave. Charlestown Townie Sportswear, 50 Terminal St. Beacon Hill City Sports at Downtown Crossing, 11 Bromfield St. Back Bay City Sports, 222 Berkeley St. Wakefield Ski & Sport Shack, 408 Main St. Medford Modell's, 640 Fellsway Stoneham Stoneham Sports Center, 9 Central St. Malden Patriot Skateboards, 804 Main St.