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Best of the North Shore 2013

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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The Best of the North Shore 2013 BRUNCH 5 cornErs KitcHEn, marBlEHEad A city-sophisticated hotbed of five-star cuisine, this Marblehead gem offers brunch beyond compare. Benedicts include duck confit and grilled bavette steak, while A&J King brioche French toast satiates the discerning sweet tooth. Smoked ham with gruyere, fried eggs, and hollandaise give a whole new meaning to leisurely weekend mornings. READERS' CHOICE: SEAGLASS RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, SALISBURY BURGER andiamo rEstaurant + Bar, nEwBuryport While there are many fine burgers on the North Shore, Andiamo's stands apart. "The Burger," as it's known on the menu, blends ground beef, short rib, and brisket and is topped with crispy pork belly, aged cheddar, and luscious roasted hazelnut butter, lending a richness that is almost—but not quite—over the top. BUTCHER SHOP confectionery so divine. Masterful cake makers sculpt batter and frosting into special occasion desserts almost too beautiful to touch. But there's no resisting! And the spectrum of sweet tastes is as wide as the gallery of wedding, shower, anniversary, holiday, and birthday celebration options. ButcHEr Boy marKEt, nortH andovEr Butcher Boy Market not only READERS' CHOICE: CAKES FOR OCCASIONS, DANVERS READERS' CHOICE: CEIA KITCHEN + BAR, NEWBURYPORT caters to your meat and deli needs, but also to your entire grocery list. With a produce department; a bakery; a kitchen preparing hot meals; and a wine, beer, and liquor section, you can pick up a special cut of meat for dinner and anything else you need to complete the meal. For times that call for a special meal that you don't have time to prepare, Butcher Boy offers catering. Jaho Coffee & Tea, Salem CHINESE su cHang's, pEaBody This place is caKEs for occasions, danvErs a constant hit. Tasteful décor, champion mai tais, and traditional dishes have earned it the North Shore's admiration. Recognized for its authenticity, Su Chang's has been called one of the best restaurants of its kind outside of Chinatown. It has also been suggested that diners step outside of their comfort zones—forgo the orange chicken now and again in favor of one of the chef's specials, which are well worth taking a chance. Eternal creativity for all things cake is what makes Kelly Delaney's boutique READERS' CHOICE: SU CHANG'S, PEABODY READERS' CHOICE: BUTCHER BOY MEAT MARKET, NORTH ANDOVER CAKES 190 NSAugust13_FE_BONSEAT.indd 190 CLAM CHOWDER EssEx sEafood, EssEx Among a menu full of fresh, expertly cooked clam shack items, one really stands out: the excellent clam chowder made in the slightly-thick-broth style that, we believe, provides the best textural foundation for enjoying the plentiful sweet clams and tender bits of potato. They also serve Westminster chowder crackers, an essential element of a superior chowder experience. READERS' CHOICE: WOODMAN'S OF ESSEX, ESSEX COCKTAIL/BAR BarrEl HousE amErican Bar, BEvErly Housed in a Depression-era building on Cabot Street in Beverly, Barrel House American Bar serves craft cocktails in a throwback environment complete with tin ceilings, tufted banquettes, and reclaimed wood floors. Perpetuating the restaurant's stylish period vibe is its menu of inventive cocktails, which feature ingredients like frothy egg whites, bitters, Photographs by SUSAN DOUCET (ABOVE) FAWN DEVINEY (OPPOSITE) 6/28/13 4:19 PM

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