Items for your Saugus itinerary
George’s Barber Shop Known as “America’s oldest barbershop” and run by the fourth generation of Moriellos, George’s is where haircuts and local lore go hand in hand. Cliftondale Sq., 59 Jackson St., 781-233-0289, georgesbarbershop.net.
Theatre Company of Saugus With annual performances like The Glass Menagerie and A Very Special Christmas, this local troupe carries on a long-standing tradition of performance art in Saugus. 85 Chestnut St., 781-816-7019, tcsaugus.org.
Square One Mall With more than 115 offerings, this is the shopping epicenter of Saugus and beyond. 1201 Broadway, 781-231-9087, simon.com.
Kowloon This massive Asian-Pacific eatery serves a variety of dishes from around the Pacific Rim and draws a celebrity crowd (check out the wall of photos that includes Hulk Hogan, Jerry Seinfeld, and the Goo Goo Dolls). 948 Broadway, 781-233-0077, kowloonrestaurant.com.
Hilltop Steakhouse The giant, cactus-shaped sign and fake cows out front make for a grand introduction to this classic Western-themed Saugus throwback. 855 Broadway, 781-233-7700, hilltopsteakhouse.com.
Prince Restaurant With a Leaning Tower of Pisa replica, a comedy club (Giggles) next door, and some of the finest slices this side of the Tobin Bridge, another Saugus tradition lives on. 517 Broadway, 781-233-9950, princepizzeria.com.
Donatello Restaurant It’s not big or bold, but perhaps that’s why this genuine Italian restaurant is brimming with loyal customers. 44 Broadway, 781-233-9975, donatello-restaurant.com.
Russo’s Fine Chocolates For 50 years, the selection and quality of chocolates at Russo’s have made kids and parents grin from ear to ear. Now in a new, smaller location just down the street from its original site, Russo’s has maintained the high quality of its sweets. 329 Main St., 781-233-1737, russoscandy.com.
Hockey Town USA For kids growing up within a 10-mile radius of Saugus, there is no better place than at this hockey institution. Also available are roller hockey, flag football, clinics, and camps-and parents will love the price. 953 Broadway, 781-233-3666, hockeytownsaugus.com.
Roller World Roller With 15,000 square feet of skating space, an arcade, a bowling alley, private party rooms, and skating gear for everyone, this place is a total blast. 425R Broadway, 781-231-1111, roller-world.com.
Breakheart Reservation Lace up your hiking shoes and explore the park’s 640 acres of trails and wilderness, or relax with a fishing rod on one of its two ponds. Bring the pooch-dogs are allowed! 177 Forest St., 781-233-0834, saugus.org/FOBR.
Kitchens by Hastings This Saugus institution has been creating dream home designs for over 30 years. 36 Broadway, 781-233-7171, kitchensbyhastings.com.
photographs by Robert Boyd