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The latest dining destination from the owners of Pellana Prime Steakhouse, Alto Forno, has become a hot spot for foodies. Helmed by chef Tony  Bettencourt, the restaurant dishes out sophisticated cuisine and cocktails. 43 Cross St., Peabody, 978-871-2942,


Photo by Anthony Tieuli 


The Northeast Arc–run Breaking Grounds Café offers not only paid employment training and education for people with disabilities but also delicious specialty coffees, sandwiches, baked goodies, and other tasty treats. 67 Main St., 978-854-5465,


Photo by Lauren Poussard


Owner/chef Marco Stefanelli serves up authentic fare from his home country of Italy at Marco’s Restaurant. 47 Newbury St., 978-854-6906,


A cozy fire, excellent wines, and top-of-the-line steaks make Pellana Prime Steakhouse a great local dining destination. 9 Sylvan St., 978-531-4800,


Photo by Darren Pellegrino


Tuscan fare, including homemade pasta and sauces and fresh seafood, is the hallmark of the family-owned Toscana’s Ristorante. 3 Bourbon St., 978-535-0731,




ArcWorks is a community art center that empowers artists of all backgrounds and abilities to create, with exhibitions, gallery shows, classes, events, and a shop selling wares from local artisans, as well as a crafts-based program for people with disabilities. Read about Northeast Arc’s Heritage Caning Company.
22 Foster St., 978-548-5855,


The Elizabeth Cassidy Folk Art Museum features permanent and rotating works, including shows and monthly exhibits from the Peabody Art Association Gallery. 35 Washington St., 978-531-0805,


Brooksby Farm features pick-your-own fruits and veggies, animals to visit, a farm store, expansive hiking and cross-country skiing trails, and more. 54 Felton St., 978-531-7456,


Photo by Doug Levy


Check out more than books at the Peabody Institute Library, which is also home to treasures like rare Audubon volumes and hosts events for kids and adults, including a creativity lab. 82 Main St., 978-531-0100,


Photo courtesy of Peabody Institute Library 


The Northshore Mall, which features shopping and dining at spots like Nordstrom, Burtons Grill, and Legal Sea Foods, is slated to get a new “dining district” this spring. 210 Andover St., 978-531-3440,


Set on 259 acres, the 18-hole city-owned and -operated Meadow at Peabody Golf Course is a beautiful spot for hitting the links. 80 Granite St., 978-532-9390,


The historic homes, buildings, and collections of the Peabody Historical Society & Museum provide a fascinating glimpse into the city’s history, including the Nathaniel Felton Senior and Junior Houses and the Gideon Foster House. 978-531-0805,


Photo by Jeff Folger



Lyon-Waugh Auto Group In the market for a  sweet ride? Head to Peabody to one of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group’s showrooms—whether you are
looking for a sporty Land Rover or  a luxurious Jaguar, Lyon-Waugh has an amazing collection and some of the best customer service around. 247 Newbury St., 877-530-0807,


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