Two Hamilton Restaurants Top Headlines

Welcome to our round up of area restaurant and food news.

We know Hamilton and Wenham residents don’t just stay in the two towns when they want a night out and a break from cooking.

Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on area Patch sites over the past month.

Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories local Patch sites have covered over the past month. Read through our round up for the latest food news in the area.


The restaurant closed in April to undergo renovations and Leone said he expects it to reopen in September.


Hamilton and Wenham fire departments responded to 15 Walnut on Saturday for a fire in the ventilation system of the restaurant. The good news?


FroYo is taking over the North Shore! Starting first with 's , the craze has continued with two weeks ago, and this past weekend. 

And now, Top It Your Way Yogurt Bar will make its way into Danvers at the Giblee Plaza on Route 114 (85 Andover St.) before the end of the month, according to a sign outside the business. 

The self serve yogurt bar will feature 12 soft serve frozen yogurt flavors that will change weekly. Fresh fruit and toppings will be available to scoop onto the yogurt. Prices are by weight


Attorney Paul Crochiere told selectmen the liquor license transfer would allow for Steven Tedesco, the owner of the business complex at 100 Newbury Street, to begin a new business venture.

The restaurant will seat 130 people, with an 18-stool bar. The restaurant, Crochiere said, is designed to be a family-style restaurant, featuring American- style pub food.



Following the Board of Selectmen's approval of a liquor license transfer at Abbot Hall,  the local man opening Joey D's Italian Grill on Pleasant Street said he hopes to open for business next week.


Amid a crowd of local students, owner Michael Hennessy was happy to report that he had already sold some 500 cups by the time the afternoon rush subsided.

"It really has been incredible," Hennessy said. "This is the first time it's slowed down a little bit all day."

The new yorgurt chain, which offers customers the chance to mix and match their favorite frozen yogurt flavors and choose from a host of toppings, is the third to open in Massachusetts.


Kids at the and their parents are working on their green thumbs this summer.

Each Wednesday, the students met with Stoey to learn about gardening and plant a wide range of crops, including peas, lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, tomatoes, chives, cucumbers, carrots and radishes.

Any excess vegetables were donated to the city's food pantry, Haven from Hunger


will be appearing before the Licensing Board Monday night for a public hearing on a full liquor license.

Peabody attorney John Keilty, who is representing North Shore Food Group, LLC, says the owners also operate the Venetian Moon Ristorante in Reading and plan to offer a similar style of Italian dining with a martini bar at Scosso.

Keilty said the owners and Simon Property Group have a lease agreement for the space vacated by Bertucci's in 2009.


The first Swampscott Farmers’ Market is in full swing. Soon after the cow bell rang at the first Swampscott Farmers Market vendors saw their goods swept up by visitors.

The sweep was so complete at Big Sky Bread that the owners left early, at 11:30 am, vowing to return next Sunday with more bread.

Farmers Market volunteer Harold Rottenberg said the bakery sold some 150 to 200 loaves — in 90 minutes.


A ribbon-cutting for the business, specializing in a "creative approach toward organic sustainability," was held on May 15. Hours in the new mall location (it's located in space 110, the old Turtle Alley spot) are noon to 7 p.m. seven days a week.


Saturday Night Live stars Andy Samberg and Will Forte enjoyed a Memorial Day meal at Finz.

Owner George Carey later confirmed the actors had enjoyed dinner at his restaurant. They had lobster, according to Carey.





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