Fab Eats: July 2014

Look for us on the Phantom Gourmet!

17 State Street welcomes Chef Kip Dixon! The new menu boasts a variety of dishes from BBQ Ribs to Shrimp Ettouffe. 17 has a full bar and is a hot-spot for live music Friday and Saturday nights. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday thru Wednesday 7am to 3pm, breakfast, lunch, and dinner Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7am to 9pm and for breakfast on Sundays 7am to 2pm. 17 State Street Cafe, 17 State Street, Newburyport, 978-948-3456, 17statestreetcafe.com


Japanese Cuisine

At Maki Sushi Bar & Grill sushi is more than just dinner. An art within itself, our menu offers more than 50 delicious sushi rolls to suit any craving. Dine in tonight, you'll never think about sushi the same way again. Maki Sushi Bar & Grill, 43 Main Street, Peabody, 978-854-5426, makisushibar.net


Now Open - Hot & Ready to Eat

Diamond’s Prepared Foods offers a variety of hot, ready-made meals and marinated products. See our huge selection of marinated meats in one pound bags to grab and grill at home. Also coming in May - Beer & Wine for carry out! Diamonds Prepared Foods, 139 Lynnfield Street, Peabody, 978-531-7200, diamondspreparedfoods.com


Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse

Victoria Station & Vic’s Boathouse has been a staple on the North Shore for over 35 years. American comfort cuisine and fresh, locally sourced fish and vegetables are key ingredients to staying true to Victoria Station’s traditions while still captivating a new generation. Vic’s Boathouse hosts live entertainment 5 nights a week and offers craft beers, elegant wines, chic martinis, and fantastic pub food. Come enjoy great food, drinks, and live music! Victoria Station, 86 Wharf Street, 978-745-3400, victoriastationsalem.com


Deliciously Unique

Come to Baked for a taste of something deliciously unique. Serving breakfast, lunch, and meals to go, we also cater for any occasion and taste. We're especially proud of our dessert selection, which boasts a craveable variety that's a treat for both the eyes and tastebuds to behold. Allow us to take the stress out of your busy day! Baked & O so Good, 1211 Osgood Street, North Andover, 978-208-8995, bakedosogood.com


Okea Grill & Sushi

Winner of “The Best of The North Shore” award for the third consecutive year, Okea Grill & Sushi has gained stellar reviews from readers and critics alike. Beautifully prepared sushi from its famous sushi bar and affordable prices are what keep customers coming back. Come experience their great staff, cozy atmosphere, and high quality food. Okea Grill & Sushi, 293 Jefferson Avenue, 978-607-0060, okeagrill.com


Pleasurable Dining

The Hardcover has been proudly serving the North Shore since 1975. Featuring award-winning hand-cut aged steaks, prime top sirloin cuts, prime rib, salad bar, fresh fish, and fine seafood. The Hardcover has been honored with many Regional Gold Awards by People's Choice. Enjoy our outdoor patio and also our live entertainment on Friday nights in the Lounge. The Hardcover Restaurant, 15A Newbury Street, Route 1 North, Danvers, 978-774-1223, barnsiderrestaurants.com


Award Winning Seafood

While many excellent lobster rolls can be had on the north shore, J.T. Farnham's takes it to a whole new level! Famous for their award winning fried clams, fresh seafood, live lobsters and four homemade chowders. Located on Eben Creek overlooking the Essex River with indoor and outdoor seating providing a view and direct access to the water and marsh. Boats are welcomed and encouraged to anchor and order. Follow your nose and your belly to your favorite fried and grilled seafood! J.T. Farnhams, 88 Eastern Avenue, Essex, 978-768-6643


Life is Sweeter..DownRiver

New Englanders love their ice cream and the folks at Down- River make small batch fresh ice cream daily in their flagship store in Essex. Near the famous Crane Beach, DownRiver is the place to grab a cone and relax in an Adirondack chair. Flavors feature funky local names like “Hog Is- land” - chocolate with rich gluten free brownies, “Mill River Mix” - heath bars and fudge mixed into dark coffee ice cream, and fresh fruit sorbets (in season). Down River Ice Cream, 241 John Wise Avenue, Route 133, 978 768-0102, mydownrivericecream.com


It’s Turner Time in Salem & Melrose

Our vision of an authentic New England seafood house defines both our Melrose and Salem locations. With four generations of experience sourcing and processing New England’s finest seafood, Turner’s offers unsurpassed quality set in classic, historic settings. Both restaurants provide turn-of-the-century oyster bars and fresh fish markets. Join us for the freshest, best tasting seafood you’ve ever eaten! Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall, Salem, 978-745-7665, and Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market, Melrose, 781-662-0700, turners-seafood.com


Bonne Bouche Caterers

Bonne Bouche custom designs your menu with your budget and tastes in mind. We take the work out of planning a celebration by managing your event, big or small, black-tie or casual. As always we use only hand-chosen, local ingredients to provide you with fresh-per-order cuisine. Sit back and relax, enjoy your party, and let us take care of every detail! Call Jen Sanford at Bonne Bouche Caterers, 978-423-7181, bonnebouchecaterers.com


Casual Dining At Its Best

Jaime’s Restaurant offers a casual dining experience in the historic Davis and Furber mill in North Andover. The bar area has 8 large screen TV’s to watch the games with your friends. There is a large selection of craft beers and a wide variety of appetizers. Jaime’s offers a semi-private dining space for your next function and outdoor dining on the patio. Jaime's Restaurant, 25 High Street, North Andover, 978-655-4735, jaimesna.com