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Boy are we happy to live within 3 miles of the Scoop 'N Scootery in Arlington, MA. Every Tuesday - Sunday from 3pm until 2am (gasp!), they will deliver incredible homemade sundaes to your door. Oh, yes, we are living in the age of glorious instant gratification. But even if you don't live that close, you could get sundae delivery even faster from Foodler or Grubhub.
On this particular Tuesday evening, Sam and I had a hankering for dessert while coming home from a meeting. I mean, we had to do a little "research" -- take one for the team, so to speak! Order minimums are $10 with a $1.50 delivery fee.
Within minutes, we were drooling over two scrumptious sundaes while both eyeing the Tums because we're over 30 hahaha. Both were incredible. We tried: the Cookie Monster: Cookie dough yogurt topped with chopped Oreos, chopped M&Ms and homemade whipped cream -- and added an extra marshmallow fluff core because, Somerville. And the incredibly decadent Fainted Pikachu: Frosted red velvet cake sandwiched between chocolate and cake batter ice cream topped with brownie bites and fudge. Neither disappointed, but we had to freeze more than half of each for the next day - not a bad problem to have.
Insider tip: Two mini sundaes are $14.50 which covers the order minimum and allows you to try two flavors more reasonably -- yum!!
Did you know fewer millennials go to Farmers Markets? I didn't! It's a pleasure to have the Davis Square farmers market within walking distance of our home. Every Wednesday from end of May until Thanksgiving time, from 12pm - 6pm, tents are set up in the parking lot outside of Flatbread Pizza.
Insider tip: Some of our favorite farmers market finds include:
-- Fresh produce, of course! This week we enjoyed juicy donut peaches
-- Incredibly flavorful organic ravioli (our favorite is the truffled wild mushroom)
-- Lip-smacking cheese burrata to eat with all those tomatoes we are harvesting
-- Yummy, crusty sourdough bread
One of our favorite places in Davis Square is the Somerville Theater. When Sam and I were thinking about moving closer to the Square, we envisioned walks to the theater on wintry days that would otherwise have been spent at home.
On the Davis Square Food Tour, we often meet in front of the Theater. It was built in 1914 by Joseph Hobbs -- you can still see the words "Hobbs Building" on the outside. Originally the building had a 1,200 seat theater, a bowling alley, billiards, a cafe, and meeting hall and dance floor!
The Theater offers a really cool Silent Movie series. Jeff Rapsis is a musical genius, and he plays live music to accompany silent movies at the Somerville Theater at least once a month. We've seen incredibly funny Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton films among others. The next "Silents Please" is August 27th - check it out!
Sam and I love a good live music show. One of our favorite places to go outside of Boston is Nashville where there's so much talent in that city from the Bluebird to the Listening Room Cafe, you can't go wrong! Around Boston, we love going to the Lizard Lounge, Club Passim, The Lilypad, and Oberon among other venues.
Insider tip: Right here in Somerville, at on one of our favorite stops on the food tour, a corner booth at Flatbread Pizza (45 Day St.) transforms into a local jam session! Check out Flatbread Somerville's live music Wednesday! More details on their Facebook page.
Do you like bread?
If you do, When Pigs Fly has the best bread in Davis Square. Headquartered in nearby Maine, this awesome but tiny shop is quick to give customers a free slice to taste of any of their delicious breads and also has remarkably great pretzels, too. Our favorite by far is the Maple Banana bread -- a yummy but sweet treat!
Insider tip: On Wednesdays, snag their german country sourdough bread for only $2!