North Shore Food Buzz: Martini Bar Arrives at the Mall, Black Cow Unveils Lighter Look

A round up of North Shore restaurant and food news.

When you're looking for a night out and a break from cooking, you might want to know what's new not just where you live, but in other nearby North Shore communities.

Here's our round up of the latest food news in the area.


Our columnist, Michelle Gilliss, recommends these three caterers for your holiday parties, or just to pick up an extra dish or two to round out your home-cooked offerings.


Massachusetts limits how many stores in a given grocery chain can sell beer and wine. Good news, North Shore. The Trader Joe's in Peabody has joined those ranks. They even have liquor.

The martini bar is open at Scosso. The new Italian restaurant at the North Shore Mall opened its doors on Black Friday.


Burrito fans: The new Chipotle in North Beverly was scheduled to open Thursday.

The Farm Downtown um, bought the farm. The sandwich place on Ratoul Street .


Bangkok Paradise Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar lost its liquor license after police found underage drinking and arrested the owner on charges of drug trafficking.

The Lynde Street Cafe near the Witch Dungeon Musem is now open for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, according to "Gastronaut" Jim Armstrong.


The Black Cow Tap & Grill reopened with a splashy new look and 33 beer taps. Did we mention it now has 33 beer taps?


This column is about all things food related. And that includes volunteering at one of our local food pantries. Here are the details on how to help pantries in Lynnnfield, Wakefield and Peabody.


We got a sneak peek at what will be Haley's Market Cafe, due to open in mid-January. Check out the photos.

Casa Corona has become the first Marblehead restaurant with a bring your own booze license.

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Speaking of beer, Patch writer Jay Oza has a run-down on seasonal winter beers, where to get them and what to eat with them.


You want cupcakes? How about 25 varieties of 'em? Pink Tree Sweets on Main Street opened just a few weeks ago.

About this column: Restaurant comings and goings, and all things food related on the North Shore.


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