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Best of the North Shore 2018

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NSHOREMAG.COM 46 AUGUST 2018 dine PHOTOGRAPH BY KATIE NOBLE O Y S T E R S EDITORS' CHOICE ISLAND CREEK OYSTER BAR, BURLINGTON STANDOUT QUALITIES: With deep ties to Skip Bennett, who pretty much started the modern oyster craze, ICOB has access to the best from their own farms, as well as unique small allocation bivalves from far-flung parts of the world. FUN FACT: The Burlington lo- cation sells about 2,000 oysters a day. INSIDER TIP: Vannaluck Hongthon, late of the Baldwin Bar, recently joined the staff as bar manager, bringing a slew of new cocktails, including the Black Pearl, an oyster-inspired rum tiki drink decorated with an oyster shell and a mara- schino cherry. 300 District Ave., Burlington, 781-761-6500, READERS' CHOICE BRINE, NEWBURYPORT INSIDER TIP: Until Columbus Day, the restaurant offers buck-a-shuck oysters on Thursdays from 9-11 p.m. 25 State St., Newburyport, 978-358-8479, (Runner Up) ELM SQUARE OYSTER CO., ANDOVER WHAT'S UNIQUE: $1.49 oys- ters daily from 5-7 p.m. 2 Elm Square, Andover, 978-470-2228, Brine

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