Monday, May 21, 2012
Summer's on the way. Where do you get your ice cream fix?
Some like it in a cone, some like it in a cup. In Somerville you can ask for jimmies, which most likely is not a racist term, though some think it is. Of course, it's also a worrd for a certain type of prophylactic, so if you're anywhere else in the country, ask for sprinkles. Okay, now we've gotten off track. We're talking about ice cream. Summer is nearly here, which means strolling to the ice cream parlor for a shake, sundae, cone or cup of our favorite dessert. Where's your favorite ice cream parlor in Somerville? The are only a few choices. Check them out below, then vote in our poll, leave reviews and write comments. We take all of that into concern when determining the winner. If we've forgotten an ice cream place, tell us in the …
Friday, May 18, 2012
The winner is Market Basket.
Market Basket: On busy days there are traffic jams in the parking lot and lines through the aisles, and according to Patch readers, it's the best grocery or convenience store in Somerville. We took into consideration votes, comments and reviews to determine the winner. The Somerville Avenue supermarket, as Ellen McPherson commented on the site, "is in a class by itself. I have shopped in other [Market Baskets], but Somerville Avenue remains my favorite!" The market enjoys a somewhat legendary status in Somerville. The Boston Globe once published a column about it, titled, "Where shopping becomes a roller derby." As Betty G, another commenter, put it: "Market Basket is the real deal … when I retire, I want to work there as a bagger! Only 22…
Monday, May 7, 2012
If you had the opportunity to take vacation right here in Somerville, where would you go?
Vacations can be tiring. They often involve early morning travel, tedious planning, long hours in a car with bickering kids, heavy meals and non-stop exposure to friends and family who, as much as you love them, can get on your nerves. That's why people sometimes take mini vacations and stay at home—the so-called "staycation." During staycations you want to take it easy and slow down. You want to be lazy. If you were to take a staycation in Somerville, or if you've actually done so, where would you go? That's the subject of this week's question. We thought about places where people could relax, get away from the day-to-day grind and bring the kids. Take a look at the options below and then vote in our poll and leave comments and reviews. …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.