WHAT IS OLIO, KULINARYA & PAMANGAN?

I suppose it is a bit confusing, isn't it? Pamangan is the name of the pop-up Ellie started, under the umbrella Kulinarya. Olio is the worker co-op that owns and operates Tanám. Though Ellie had been running the pop-up in parallel to her commitment to Olio, when the opportunity to open a space came up, it became clear to all of us that the alignment was there with respect to values, culture and goals. 

CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT DIETARY NEEDS?

Yes, with advance notice! We use knowledge of your diet to appropriately substitute and omit. However, if your needs require separate tools and stations to prepare food, we are unfortunately not equipped to do so. Please message us for more info.

BATHROOMS

Due to the small size of many of the establishments at Bow Market, all bathrooms may be found in the communal lobby space, suite 1, identifiable by the lintel above the double doors reading "Bow Market." All bathrooms are All-Gender, the first floor offering both urinals and stalls and the second floor offering stalls only.

NEAREST ATM

East Boston Savings Bank, Citizens Bank and Bank of America all have ATMs near the intersection of Bow St, Somerville Ave, Washington St and Webster Ave.

REFUNDS

We will gladly honor any refunds requested or transfers to another date at least 48 hours from the time of your visit. You may also transfer your reservation for that seating to another person, but please make sure they are aware of the notes above.

WE'RE A COMMUNITY GROUP AND NEED SPACE.

Our space is smol, but it can be available for some uses (e.g. small meetings). We can also connect you to a number of other spaces. Send us a note.

 

WHEN DOES TANÁM OPEN?

We’re open now!

WILL THE SPACE AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS?

Yes. Send us a note.
 

I'm AN ARTIST AND HAVE A GREAT IDEA. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

Send us a note. We love cool ideas, but it's worth noting that we feature work that is collaborative and we use the space to prioritize the voices and work of the underrepresented.  If you want to support those artists, we'd be happy to connect you when it seems there could be a good fit.

 

FINDING TANÁM

We're tucked away in a courtyard to the left of Union Tavern on Somerville Ave in Union Square, Somerville. Our space is on the first floor and is the first on your left-hand side. If your GPS can't find 1 Bow Market Way, look for 345 Somerville Avenue. Please make time for travel here as construction on Union Square's Green Line extension is in full swing and disruptions may occur. We highly suggest taking public transportation into Union Square.

SET SEATING TIMES

We ask folks to be prompt as other guests will be joining you. Each seating involves a meal where each course is served at the same time to each guest. We do our best to wait for all our guests but do begin the meal once the majority of our guests have arrived and had their drink orders placed.

ACCESSIBILITY

We will do our best to accommodate guests, but please communicate your needs prior to your visit. Our door does not feature a push-button to open it, but a low-grade ramp leads to our space and more spacious seating at our communal table can be reserved with advance notice. Elevators can be found in the communal lobby space, suite 1, identifiable by the lintel above the double doors reading "Bow Market." All bathrooms are All-Gender, the first floor offering both urinals and stalls. Those who experience fragrance sensitivity should take caution, as the space is small and we do not prohibit guests from wearing fragrances.

PARKING

Metered parking can be found immediately in front of Bow Market, and two-hour street parking exists on Bow Street and along Somerville Ave in front of Market Basket. There are no parking garages near Union Square and we do not offer valet.

 

PRICE & ACCESSIBILITY

The ticket price includes the cost of labor and taxes (of which nearly 50% of our tickets go to) in a way that most menus don't; and the price we set reflects the real cost of our commitment to people and to the planet. No creator (chef, artist, bartender) should be expected to labor for little to no compensation, and many conventionally grown ingredients purchased at a low price, point to a love for cheap labor and exploitation. Additionally, our dining experiences often take months of coordination and many days of labor to produce. 

That being said, when we meet a set threshold of ticket revenue, we become able to offer tickets at a reduced rate to community members for whom this price is a hardship. We recognize these people as any of the following:

  • People who have supported our work in the past or who belong to organizations with a relationship to Olio

  • People with whom we personally have a current relationship

  • Activists, public servants and youth identified by either of the above

If you are a community member who would like to be informed of reduced rate tickets as they become available, please complete this form.

If you are a community member who has the means to community members, please do so through our ticket website and email Ellie at eat@tanam.co.