Monday, October 11, 2010

The Hardcover

15 A Newbury St.
Route 1 North
Danvers, MA 01923
978-774-1223
http://www.thehardcover.com

The Hardcover is a decent quality restaurant with a somewhat upscale environment. Menu items consist mostly of steak and seafood entrees. MVWYPJDQZQBM

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mandarin Danvers

139 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 774-8588
http://www.mandarindanvers.com

In an area where the Chinese food ranges from inedible to mediocre, Mandarin Danvers stands out as a notch above the rest.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sylvan Street Grille

12 Sylvan Street
Peabody, MA
(978) 774-1724
http://www.sylvanstreetgrille.com

We've eaten at the Sylvan Street Grille just a few times since it's only a mile from our house. I doubt I'll bother going back, since the food is absolutely nothing special.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ipswich Sports Bar & Grill

24 Hammatt St
Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-7006

The Ipswich Sports Bar & Grill is one of my most favorite casual restaurants in the area. It doesn't look at all inviting from the outside, and the decor isn't much on the inside, but this place has incredible food (for some reason).

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sam & Joe's

30 Water Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-6262
http://www.samandjoespizza.com

Sam & Joe's is a well known, neighborhood Italian restaurant. Everyone in the Danvers area knows it and has eaten there, because it's been around for decades.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Brutole

65 Newbury Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-6633
www.brutolerestaurant.com

Brutole is one of the few fine dining restaurants in Danvers. The first time I ate there everything was perfect from the food to the service. Unfortunately my repeat visits weren't as positive.  

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Four 66 Pub And Grill

466 Newbury Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-9662

Four 66 Pub offers a combination of standard pub food, Italian dishes, as well as some specials. The quality ranges from excellent to nothing special.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Teresa's Italian Eatery

149 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
(978) 646-1111
teresaseatery.com

Teresa's is a good (not great) Italian restaurant and deli in an area with little serious competition.

Charlie's Roast Beef

152 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
(978) 777-5993

We moved to Danvers last fall and were not able to find any pizza in the area to our liking. After trying the pizza at Charlie's Roast Beef in Middleton we have gone back many times.

In A Pig's Eye - Small Portions of Mediocrity

148 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-4436
http://www.inapigseye.com/

I had lunch there with my wife and was mostly disappointed. My beer was not cold and the portion sizes are small for the price. In addition, the quality was mediocre at best.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Books That Cook

Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
By Anthony Bourdain
Buy it on Amazon

Most diners believe that their sublime sliver of seared foie gras, topped with an ethereal buckwheat blini and a drizzle of piquant huckleberry sauce, was created by a culinary artist of the highest order, a sensitive, highly refined executive chef. The truth is more brutal.