by Landy Erlick ’19
If you noticed some bright orange signs and balloons on the sidewalk recently, you may have been lucky enough to stumble upon Harvard Scare in Harvard Square, the October 29th festive start to an event-filled weekend hosted by the Harvard Square Business Association. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, the food sampling was both spicy and sweet.
The set up boasted tables from great restaurants and shops in the Bow and Arrow district, including Boston Burger Company, Follow the Honey, Salt and Olive, Grafton Street, Hong Kong Restaurant, and Zinneken’s. To add to the ambiance, a talented jazz band called Scubaphone played through the whole event, clad in Halloween costumes no less!
What the event lacked in grandiosity, it made up for in flavor. Grafton Street offered a beautiful spoonful of tuna tartar, and Follow the Honey – whose staff was decked out in fancy beekeeping gear – had a great selection from which you could taste. Zinneken’s waffle bites were a delicious treat to end the night. Since they’re made from a dough and not a batter, they have a great, thicker texture that makes them all the more satisfying.
The sampling might be over, but these restaurants are here to stay. ‘Till next year!