Monday, June 21, 2010


65 Newbury Street
Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 777-6633

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

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

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.