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A Trip For Steak Tips To Village Tavern Salem

Tavern Sets A New Standard For Salem Steak Tips Saturday Lunch With The Halloween Hordes By TheBaldOne   This past Saturday three of us ventured into Village Tavern Salem. This visit was by invitation, specifically to try the steak tips. The invitation was for me alone and I accepted. But I did not go alone. Flying wing on either side of me was #TerribleT (TT) who is indeed capable of terrible things, and our newest operative the quiet #WellDoneCommie (WDC). If you are new to us let me explain the hashmarks. We have about 30 different folks that contribute at ...

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5 Great Spots To Watch The Patriots

Watching The Patriots Game Around Salem Here Are A Few Suggestions by The Ghost of Jim Nance   The trend nowadays seems to be that fans prefer to stay at home to watch sporting events. If that’s your call we can respect it. Comfort, your own kitchen to prepare the snacks, no need to wait for your food or beverage, and no worries about the drive home are all motivating reasons. But, sometimes the next best thing to being at the game, is cheering at the local watering hole as Tom Brady and Julian Edelman disembowel an opposing defense on ...

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Roast Beef Sandwiches – Make Them Your Own

The Roast Beef Sandwich Wars So Much Ado Over Toppings By TheBaldOne   Few non-political or sports related subjects will start a fight on the north shore of Massachusetts quicker than the classic roast beef sandwich sandwich. Everyone has an opinion on where the “best” one can be found whether it be a geographic area or a particular shop. There is also no shortage of opinions on how the sandwich should be constructed and what topping should be used. In a world full of “experts,” the roast beef fanatics stand apart for both their stubbornness and inability to see the ...

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Contributor Debut – A Review of Kokeshi

Not Your College Ramen Creativity, Presentation, and Flavor Rule By TeeRev   One day last month, as I was walking downtown, I thought, “What would be good for lunch on this hot autumn day?” My answer might surprise you: an equally hot bowl of soup. In the mood for something unusual and different, I headed to Kokeshi for a bowl of noodles. For a drink, I ordered yuzu lemonade. It is made from yuzu citruses, which have a stronger, tarter taste than lemons. They have been grown in Japan since the 7th century, when they were introduced by the Chinese. ...

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The Tin Whistle – A Neighborhood Spot That You Need To Discover

Don’t Whistle Past The Whistle Tips, Burgers, Wings, Ribs, and A Great Bar Pie By The BaldOne The time has come for us to welcome The Tin Whistle to the wonderful world of Salem Digest. We have been featuring local eateries for four years now, and finally…. finally Salem Digest has come to The Tin Whistle. It is our pleasure to collaborate with them in an effort to make both this little local social media entity and their wonderful little Jefferson Avenue restaurant the best that we can be. Nowadays you hear a lot of place call themselves a neighborhood ...

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OPUS – Deviled Eggs, A Steak Sandwich, and Infused Vodkas

A New Menu and Extended Bar Lead The Way To Salem Summer By TheBaldOne The options in Salem for lunch or dinner have become legion. It’s difficult to keep track of them all. We regularly see new places open up, and have seen a few favorites fade away. Rumors of new spots to fill empty places are a regular feature of conversation. Opus has occupied the space at 87 Washington Street for a few years now having succeeded the short lived Greenland Cafe. They are a part of the Serenitee Restaurant Group that operates nine other food spots in eight ...

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Four Salem Burgers of Consistent Quality

Consistency Is Key In The Salem Burger Wars By TheBaldOne   The season for burgers is year round. It seems that almost every restaurant has a burger now. Even those high-end spots that once would never have served such pedestrian fare now have burgers. Truly ethnic spots seem to be the last bastion of of the no burger menu.  Here we present to you a few Salem burgers that we note and commend for their quality, but as importantly for their consistency.  Serving a consistent product is arguably the hardest thing to do in the restaurant business.  These spots have ...

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Four Spots For Breakfast In Salem

Three Of My Favorites And One That Attracts Crowds By The BaldOne We all have our favorite spots for particular purposes.  Given a choice of breakfast places you would certainly have an immediate preference, or at least a short list of options.  Breakfast seems simple enough, but it isn’t really simple at all.  Eggs, meat, potatoes, bread, cheese, veggies, sauces, even fruit are all in the equation.  For me home fries are key. They have to have some character, and they have to be consistent. Here are a few of our favorites, in no particular order complete with a short ...

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

A Few Delectable Delights Around Salem By The BaldOne You may like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. You may even like falling out of trees and cold toilet seats. In this world of political correctness I must accept yours and you must accept mine. With that in mind I present to you some of favorite items from the wonderfully varied menus of Salem. First up the Irish breakfast served at O’Neill’s of Salem every Sunday for brunch. This plate of eggs, baked beans, fries, meats and tomato is a guilty pleasure. t’s surely doesn’t hurt that they also ...

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