What’s Unique: European style meets local ingredients. An open-face sandwich of smoked salmon on A&J King bread, served with a side of addictive fresh greens, lightly dressed, feels like a vacation across the pond.
What’s new: Look for special events, from a celebration of Belgian Independence Day to tastings with Belgian beer company Duvel.
Insider tip: Alexandre Simon, who owns the restaurant with wife Monika, has deep connections with Illy Coffee and Duvel Brewery, giving him special access to these sought-after European brands.
192 Cabot St., Beverly, 978-998-4907, tartine-eatery.com
Port City Sandwich Co., Newburyport
Insider tip: They also make a great breakfast sandwich. Try the “Megawich”—an egg sandwich topped with home fries.
40R Merrimac St., Suite 102E, Newburyport, 978-358-8628, portcitysandwichco.com