What's Cooking Around Marblehead
Welcome to our round up of area restaurant and food news.
We know Marblehead residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking.
Restaurant comings 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.
Orange Leaf Yogurt will be opening soon in Salem. The same man who brought Orange Leaf to Andover will be opening at the corner of Lafayette and New Derby streets. Pierre received unanimous support from the Licensing Board, which granted him a Common Victuallers License to operate from the Lafayette Street location, which was formerly the site of West Coast Video
If you were a fan of the Upper Crust, which closed in February, we have some good news. If you're also fan of the Gulu Gulu Cafe, we have even better news. The Gulu family has plans to bring pizza back to Upper Crust with the Flying Saucer Pizza Company, a brand new gourmet pizza place scheduled to land by the summer. To follow the story, check out Salem Patch.
Vegetarians have a new spot to dine in Salem. Life Alive opened its doors this month. The organic oasis has other locations in Cambridge and Lowell. Marblehead native Heidi Feinstein owns the Salem restaurant.
After a brief hiatus, Salem’s Cafe Valverde is back open. Welcome back!
Howling Wolf in Salem has been getting quite the press lately. Channel 5's Chronicle will be filming at the restaurant from noon to 2 p.m. today. Speaking of the Wolf, check out their recent Phantom Gourmet piece on YouTube here.
The bakery is being opened in the Washington Street space formerly occupied by the Sea Gull Gift Shop by owners Jocelyn Flowers; her husband, Chad Flowers; and her father, Lynn Weekley.
Earlier this spring, Jocelyn Flowers said the trio was hoping Captn's would be "an old-school bakery" and added that she plans on offering a wide variety of baked goods, including artisan bread, cakes, cookies, cupcakes and brownies.
Wondering how Marblehead could get any sweeter? It's been just under a month since Candy Pop Sweet Shoppe owner Traci Teague opened in the Washington Street storefront formerly occupied by Bliss Home and she said the response from the community has been excellent. The shelves of the candy store, located at 152 Washington St., are already stocked with an assortment of dessert and cake pops, flavored popcorns, penny candy, organic candy, vegan candy, sugar-free candy, pre-packaged bags of assorted candies, brownies, fudge and cookies.
Marblehead’s restaurant scene is heating up. It was recently announced Joey D’s will be taking over the former site of Hooked Seafood.
Also new to Marblehead this summer, will be Mexican restaurant Casa Corona Restaurant on Smith Street. Felix Bracamontes will be opening Marblehead's new authentic Mexican restaurant with his brother, Jose Bracamontes, who spent five years working as a chef at Mexico Lindo in Melrose.
Marblehead will join Andover, Tewksbury, Reading and Salem is getting an Orange Leaf Yogurt this summer. It is suppose to open mid-June.
Also in the works for Marblehead this summer – the re-opening of 5 Corners Kitchen and Just Fabulous! There are five businesses to get excited about this summer in town.
Swampscott will have a new place to cool off this summer. Swizzles Frozen Yogurt is slated to open mid-July next to Petco in the Vinnin Square Mall.
Town officials have sent two men who want to open a Vietnamese restaurant in Swampscott back to the drawing board. The applicants, Nam Nguyen and Tho Thi Lam-Nguyen, want a permit to renovate the building, formerly occupied by an insurance company and law firm. The restaurant would seat 61 diners inside and 20 outside.
Opposition came from several board members who said an Asian-themed exterior would not be appropriate for the neighborhood.
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