Northshore Magazine

November 2014

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

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beans, and a rotating art exhibit make it some- thing of a coffeehouse-meets-boutique eatery. The MUST-NOT-MISS list: Women, Wine, & Chocolate Wednesdays and Sunday Bluegrass Brunch. • 3 Duncan Street, Gloucester, 01930, (978) 281-3997, $$$ FOREIGN AFFAIRS WINE BAR & BISTRO Executive Chef Doug Papows lends an international tilt to American bistro cuisine with his Foreign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro. His passion for sourcing regional ingredients is evident in dishes like the pan-seared Faroe Island Salmon or Smokehouse Sampler. Featuring seasonal desserts from a local baker and a wine list spanning the globe, Foreign Affairs is one stop on the map you don't want to miss! • 26 Central St., Manchester, 01944, (978) 704- 9568, $$ SCRATCH KITCHEN In addition to top-quality, inventive sandwiches, there are many must-try items on the menu that have earned this place a reputation for the fun and the yummy (including bacon-dusted popcorn!) Using regional and farm-fresh ingredients, house-smoked meats, and homemade breads, condiments, and pickles as staples for some of the area's best anytime nosh, Scratch Kitchen rocks! • 245 Derby Street, Salem, 01970, (978) 741-2442, $$ ECLECTIC 5 CORNERS KITCHEN Whether for brunch or dinner, this Marblehead gem is all about city-style sophistication and fabulous eats! Consistently rave reviews from the Boston Globe, "TV Diner," Zagat, and countless locals point to dishes like their tuna tartare, sausage and lentils, and steak frites as worthy of five stars. • 2 School Street, Marblehead, 01945, (781) 631-5550, $$$ 62 RESTAURANT & WINE BAR Guests are treated very well at this fine dining establishment. In fact, it may just be the best part of the experience. The staff is impressively knowl- edgeable about wine and dish pairings and more than willing to take time to chat about the menu. This is where contemporary and traditional Italian classics come together in the most unusual and tantalizing ways. Master chef Antonio Bettencourt makes sure of it. With tasteful décor, divine hand-made pastas, an extensive wine list, and "daring" cocktails, an evening at 62 is a memorable treat. • 62 Wharf Street, Salem, 01970, (978) 744-0062, $$$ CAFÉ ESCADRILLE This fine restaurant Français doles out provin- cial Chateaubriand, Bouillabaisse Royal, and Lobster Louis IV with tip-top taste. Inspired by the Lafayette Escadrille—a squadron of volunteer fighter pilots who fought by day and appreciated fine foods and drink at night—Robert Murray's tribute establish- ment continues with the same spirit. Perhaps most impressive is its capacious wine list, chosen from among the best and most unique vineyards around the world. Even overly discriminating oenophiles will find something to love at the famous Mohogany Bar. • 26 Cambridge Street, Burlington, 01803,(781) 273-1916, $$$

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