Thursday, November 1, 2012
Bergamot and Journeyman are two of Boston's top 50 restaurants, according to the lifestyle magazine.
Boston Magazine released its "The 50 Best Restaurants 2012" November issue, and two Somerville restaurants made the list: Bergamot and Journeyman. About Bergamot, the magazine said, "Bergamot may look like the quintessential neighborhood restaurant, but appearances can be deceiving. Sophistication abounds here." And for Journeyman, Boston Magazine said, "Some of the most inventive, elegant cuisine in Boston is coming from … a back alley in Somerville." Online, the magazine took a "a closer look" at Journeyman, describing one of its carrot dishes. You can see the whole list here. It's the second year in a row Bergamot made the list. In 2011, Somerville's Posto was also included.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The magazine's "Best of Boston 2012" issue is a little light on Somerville stuff.
Update, Aug. 16.: It turns out Boston Magazine is still into us after all! As Elyse Andrews of Somerville Beat pointed out (see comments below), Somerville also won awards for three other things: Some publicity folks with Boston Magazine also pointed out these oversights. This brings the tally of Somerville winners to nine, which isn't too shabby, though still not as good as last year. By way of explaination for how we missed these three things, they were written up in Boston Magazine using a different color background and font. You can't expect us to read things in different colors, can you? Please. Also, it's just that things have been tough at work, and we're, like, really tired, and it just seems like you've been distancing yourself …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Trina's Starlight Lounge and Boston Burger Company have some of the best burgers in Boston, according to the magazine.
Boston Magazine compiled a list of Boston's best burgers for its July issue, and two of the best burgers are in Somerville. According to an announcement from Boston Magazine, Trina's Starlight Lounge and Boston Burger Company both won awards on the magazine's list. Trina's Starlight Lounge won for "best turkey burger," which is "dripping with savory swiss cheese, seasoned mustard, apple mustard, and arugula," the announcement says. Boston Burger Co. won for "Best Mess." Fittingly, the name of the burger that won the award is called "Hot Mess," and it includes American cheese, pickles, bacon, lettuce, jalapeños, and sweet potato fries, according to the announcement. It's been a good month for Boston Burger Co. We also learned this past week…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Somerville is "shaping up to be one of the best and brightest culinary destinations in town," the magazine's website says.
On it's website, Boston Magazine has declared, "When it comes to restaurants, Somerville is so hot right now." The magazine points to some new restaurants and food destinations coming to town in the near future: Meanwhile, the magazine lists some other trendy newbies in town: Casa B, Backbar and the Painted Burro, in addition to "already established stars" such as Bergamot, Posto and Highland Kitchen (which was named best place to get dinner in Somerville by Patch readers). A lot of the action seems to be happening in Union Square, including the new outdoor wine and cheese market, Swirl & Slice, that's coming to the neighborhood this summer. The magazine doesn't mention La Brasa, the brainchild of Daniel Bojorquez, a protoge of Frank …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The magazine calls Somerville "the new Cambridge."
In its March issue, Boston Magazine selected 14 communities in the Boston area as "best places to live," and Somerville is one of those communities. "Because it's the new Cambridge," the magazine argues, giving its reason for honoring Somerville. "Consider it the feistier younger sister to the People's Republic: close to Boston and densely populated, but edgier and more artsy than its sibling." The magazine lists the city's numerous art studios, galleries and venues as a reason to settle in Somerville, and it says Union Square is, generally, "where creative types hang their hats." It also pinpoints East Somerville and Winter Hill as areas with a growing number of "artistic folk." Boston Magazine also mentions home prices in Somerville, …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Latin fare in Union and Davis squares, and some great new places to have a drink.
Boston Magazine has highlighted five new Somerville restaurants—some opened recently, some are opening soon—in the publication's February New Restaurants Preview issue, according to an announcement from the magazine. The restaurants are: Casa B: This new tapas place in Union Square serves excellent dishes in an intimate, well designed space. Parlor Sports: Opened by the owners of Trina's Starlite Lounge, which is next door, this Inman Square bar serves craft beer, cocktails and smart bar snacks, and it has a ton of flatscreen televisions for watching any sport imaginable. Painted Burro: From the same people who brought us Posto, a few blocks down, this Mexican restaurant is moving into the old Gargoyles space in Davis Square. It's expected…
Monday, November 14, 2011
Also, the man accused of running a meth lab at 19 Oxford St. is scheduled to be arraigned, and pub trivia.
1) Ward 3 ResiStat meeting Find out what's going in in Ward 3 at tonight's ResiStat meeting. The meeting starts at 6:30 at Somerville High School. Use the gymnasium entrance to the far right of the building. There will be light refreshments. 2) Grigory Genkin in court Gregory Genkin, the 29-year-old Somerville resident charged with manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine at 19 Oxford St., is scheduled to be arraigned today. 3) Dining at the Museum of Science Boston Magazine is hosting a food tasting event at the Boston Museum of Science. Top chefs from Boston's hottest restaurants will be there. At $95, tickets are not cheap, but proceeds go to The Greater Boston Food Bank. 4) Stump! Pub trivia It's Monday, which means it's time to …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Also, home sales were down in Somerville and a man came to speak about rats.
Wal-Mart Wal-Mart's plan to open a grocery store in Somerville's Assembly Square continued to spark interest this week when Somerville's mayor, Joeseph Curtatone, indicated he was against the plan. Later in the week, Curtatone published an opinion piece in Somerville News indicating there were benefits and drawbacks to the plan, and he wanted to start a conversation about it. Maxwell's Green The $52.5 million residential development near the Lowell Street bridge, which will contain 184 units of rental housing and is known as MaxPac, announced it had secured financing from Sovereign Bank and that construction at the site had begun in earnest. The developers have hired J. Derenzo Company as a subcontractor. That drew a mixed reaction from at…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Boston Magazine announced its Best of Boston 2011 awards Tuesday, and Somerville earned 11 awards.
Somerville is home to the best wine shop in the Boston area. It's also home to the best sommelier, gourmet pizza, cool cocktail, bowling alley, barbecue, vintage clothing store, weekday brunch place and vegetarian restaurant, according to Boston Magazine. The magazine, a glossy that covers the city's culture, restaurants and shopping scene, among other things, announced the 2011 recipients of it's Best of Boston awards Tuesday. Somerville walked away with 11 awards. In addition to the those listed above, the magazine also gave out honors to the best "Somerville neighborhood eats" and "Union Square eats." The issue of the magazine hits newsstands as early as Tuesday. That said, Somerville Patch was unable to find a copy after visiting the …