Northshore Magazine

November 2014

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

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FRANKLIN CAFÉ CAPE ANN This little gem has a bit of everything. Maria Seniti has a winner on her hands with a kitchen brimming with top-notch chefs, a thoughtfully chosen wine list, potent cocktails, a chic vibe, and catering staff. Never mind the food! Mod American is the theme with dishes like Grilled Hanger Steak Frites and Blackened Spicy Catfish. It's inventive, inviting, and social… it's the ideal weekend night destination. • 118 Main Street, Gloucester, 01930, (978) 283- 7888, $$$ G BAR AND KITCHEN Owner and Chef Gregg Brackman takes a minimalistic approach to his cuisine, offering simple, elegant dishes made with only the freshest ingredients. The result of his passion is a menu of mouth-watering plates with perfect flavor balance. Foodies will love the day boat and the homemade ravioli, each with a different preparation by Brackman depending on what day you stop in. The intimate dining room is the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner or small celebration, and G Bar gives good reason to celebrate! • 256 Humphrey Street, Swampscott, 01907, (781) 596-2228, $$$ GLENN'S RESTAURANT & COOL BAR The name says it all. This place is cool! Hip, atmospheric, and creative on every level—that's Glenn's. Bites include Bloody Stoli Shooters and the Grilled Hebrew National Foot-Long Hot Dog. Fun stuff. Sophisticated morsels like the Pan-Roasted Swordfish Chop and Baked Dover Sole with Ritzy Lobster Spinach offer the inventive. A substantial wine list pleases discerning palates and yummy martinis make for even more fun. Yep, Glenn Mayers and Charlene Ferreira have a good thing going. • 44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, 01950, (978) 465-3811, $$$ MAGGIE'S FARM Named for Bob Dylan's raspy classic, Maggie's Farm is just as popular. Good music, a fun farm theme, classic nosh, and big-bodied beers make this a real hot spot. Owners Jeff Cala and Mark McDonough know whatmakes peo- ple happy—remembering old times, enjoying friends and family, and having a good solid meal. • 119 South Main Street, Middleton, 01949, (978) 539-8583, maggiesfarmmiddleton. com. $$ NIX'S TEN CENTER Under new ownership reflected in the name, Nixs Ten Center has a trendy urban vibe. Al fresco dining, a historic locale, and an eclectic menu make it a Newburyport- hopping must. From sushi to sliders to oysters on the half shell, tacos, and pizza —there's something to satiate just about every kind of craving. Be sure to keep an eye out for a promising live music calendar. • 10 Center Street, Newburyport, 01950, (978) 462-6652, $$$ OHANA Chef Enx Dadulas happily shares his talent for taste with Gloucester's Ohana. Infusing locally sourced fish, meat, produce, and artisanal foods with French, Italian, Japanese, Hawaiian, and Peruvian ingredients, Dadulas invents an altogether "New American Cuisine." Spices, techniques, and traditions combine to make the sweet, spicy, and "mildly eccentric" meals that have put Ohana on the Best-of-the-North-Shore (and beyond) map. • 151 Main Street, Gloucester, 01930, (978) 283-3200, $$$ Cozy up seaside or lounge side. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Try our popular weeknight promos: Monday $9.99 Haddock Dinner, Tuesday $5 Burgers, Wednesday $1 Raw Bar, Thursday and Friday $5 Chef's Small Plates. Live Music and Dancing on Saturday nights, and our acclaimed Sunday Brunch by the Sea. Savor it all at Seaglass. 4 Oceanfront North • Salisbury, MA • 978.462.5800 • Elegant Dining. Lively Lounge. Breathtaking Views. 2B Wilson Road · Nahant, MA 01908 · 781-593-7500 · TIDES RESTAURANT & PUB With a menu that features Prime Rib, grilled, baked & fried seafood, specialty pizzas, our BONS Award Winning Lobster Roll & more, Tides offers something for everyone. Check out our drink menu for fun cocktails, our ice cold 26 beers on dra & our well rounded wine list. Tides is beachside dining at its best – all year round.

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