As the buildout of Union Square’s Bow Market (337-341 Somerville Ave.) continues towards a potential early spring 2018 opening, the food vendor spaces are filling up fast. The latest addition to the roster is Nibble, an initiative from the Somerville Arts Council that fosters economic development by providing support to culinary entrepreneurs from Somerville’s immigrant communities through the Nibble Entrepreneurship Program. On the community side, Nibble organizes numerous events, including cooking classes, market tours, and more, with a focus on the Union Square neighborhood.
Dubbed Nibble Kitchen, the forthcoming space at Bow Market will offer cooking classes as well as a rotating selection of pop-up restaurants by Nibble entrepreneurs. The opening lineup for Nibble Kitchen will be finalized at a later date, but in the meantime, keep an eye on the Nibble website for updates on events around Union Square, and get to know some of the Nibble entrepreneurs, such as Estela Calzada, who comes from Durango, Mexico, and will be teaching a class on cooking chiles en nogada later this month.
Another new addition to the Bow Market lineup is Tanám, a 10-seat Filipino restaurant from Ellie Tiglao and Rain Abdelrazaq, as Boston Magazine reports — a continuation of sorts of Tiglao’s Pamangan pop-up series. Tiglao and Abdelrazaq are also co-worker/owners of Olio Culinary Collective.
Tanám will host ticketed dining experiences that may include an art or music component. Plus, every Wednesday, there will be a utensils-free, kamayan-style Filipino feast. And, if the permitting process works out, Tanám could also have an attached outdoor cocktail bar (think boozy boba tea and more) with snacks.
Other previously announced Bow Market food tenants include Buenas, an empanada shop; North South, a North Shore roast beef sandwich vs. South Shore bar pizza spot from the Mike & Patty’s team; Remnant Brewing, a brewery with a taproom and beer garden; Maca, a macaronerie; Jaju Pierogi, a pierogi shop; and Gâté Comme des Filles, a chocolatier. Ultimately the market will have more than 30 vendors — food, retail, and art — located in small stalls on two levels around a central courtyard.
• Bow Market Coverage on Eater [EBOS]