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January/February 2013

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

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ne Amesbury what to do On the Town Items for your Amesbury itinerary. Ovedia Artisan Chocolates Owner Barbra Vogel���s charming shop offers handmade chocolates and espresso. The sea salt dark chocolate caramels are addictive. 36 Main St., 978-388-7700, ovedia.com. Crave Brasserie & Wine Bar Set in an old train station, Crave is the city���s top spot for dining. The popovers with cinnamon butter are fabulous, and everybody loves the blue corn fried chicken, finished with clover honey. 32 Elm St., 978-834-6075, cravefoodandwine.com. Phat Cats Bistro This tiny restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients to put a tasty spin on comfort food. The fish tacos and housemade veggie burgers are noteworthy. 65A Market St., 978-388-2777, phatcatsbristro.com. The Flatbread Company This restaurant (part of a local chain) is the go-to spot for excellent all-natural pizza, baked in woodfired clay ovens. 5 Market Sq., 978-834-9800, flatbreadcompany.com. Barking Dog Bar & Grill Meet a friend here and you won���t have to talk over blaring TVs (there���s only one). The salmon wrap is a tasty, healthful option, and on the decadent side, there���s bread pudding with white chocolate chips and raspberries���irresistible! 21 Friend St., 978-388-9537, barkingdoggrill.com. The Ale House With its massive African rosewood bar and 24 brews on tap, this is definitely a beer bar. The food is a happy surprise��� think lobster sliders, smoky Gouda mac ���n��� cheese, and ���Polish wings������fried pierogies in Buffalo sauce. 33 Main St., 978-388-1950, amesburyalehouse.com. The Riverwalk Bead Shop & Gallery Take a jewelry-making class and discover the artist within, or pick up something cool that someone else has made, like a gorgeous stone-and-sterling ring or a pair 52 nshoremag.com January/February 2013 NSJanFeb13_NE_Amesbury.indd 52 Stop and Shop: Clockwise from top left,The Flatbread Company, Ovedia Artisan Chocolates, Whittier Home Association, The Riverwalk Bead Shop & Gallery. of beeswax candles. 32 Elm St., 978-3883499, riverwalkbeads.com. Cider Hill Farm Re-opening for the season in May, this 145-acre farm is a family favorite, featuring over 70 varieties of apples and a bounty of other fruits and veggies, gourmet meats, and sweets. Check out the ingenious pony swings, made from old tires. Open Maylate November. 45 Fern Ave., 978-388-5525, ciderhill.com. Lowell���s Boat Shop Centuries of wooden boat-building history come alive here, where they build fishing dories and offer guided tours and exhibits. Open seasonally and by appointment. 459 Main St., 978-834-0050, lowellsboatshop.com. Whittier Home Association Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier bought this little cottage in 1836. He wrote here, and led a crusade against slavery. His life and legacy are revealed through exhibits and programs. Open May-October, Sat., and by appointment year-round. 86 Friend St., 978-388-1337, amesburytreasures.org. Bartlett Museum This two-room museum is called ���Amesbury���s Attic��� because the 1870 Italianate school building holds the city���s artifacts from centuries past. Open late May-early September, weekends. 270 Main St., 978-388-4528, bartlettmuseum.org. photographs by rene burney 11/19/12 3:05 PM

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