FOUNDRY ON ELM
Gastropub Consistently packed with locals. Great beer list—32 on tap. Vittles run the gamut from roasted Asian pear pizza to pan-roasted scallops to the gravy and cheddar-smothered poutine. L (M-Sa), D (daily), brunch (Su). 255 Elm St., Somerville, 617.628.9999.
SOUTHERN KIN COOKHOUSE
Southern Expect southern hospitality, whiskey-centric drink options and a full belly. Comfort food is on the menu, and there’s six types of pie for dessert. L and D (daily). 500 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA, 617.764.5966.