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Here's the latest North Shore restaurant news -- tasty!

It seems like every time we turn around a new restaurant is opening or sadly, closing. Here is a round up of restaurant news across the North Shore.


The Village Tavern Grill & Oyster Bar is putting finishing touches on its restaurant, which is slated to open in the space on the pedestrian mall where was previously located.

Ingemi said he's just waiting for the "final sign-offs" from the city before he opens.
Brand new pizza joint will be adding beer and wine come Sept. 1.
Though she's been open since Oct. 2011, will celebrate her grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.
Salem Patch Blogger Sarah Zimman is in love with new addition this summer, . Why?


The owner of the  in Hamilton has plans for a new waterfront pub in Newburyport, according to the Newburyport Daily News.

The Hamilton location , undergoing renovations that . The significant changes to the front façade, , have been largely completed. The Hamilton restaurant is slated to reopen in September.


From the creators of Soma and Wrapture, Barrel House American Bar is expected to open sometime this month or next, according to their Facebook page.

The classic American bar will feature traditionally prepared cocktails, craft beer, and wines from small producers with outstanding Americanized bistro fare.
Construction on the inside of the restaurant, which was formerly Mandrake on Cabot Street, began in May. Check out photos from the progression here.
Formerly home to Tryst, the brand new EJ Cabots opened at 282 Cabot St. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. What can patrons expect? Fresh local ingredients, meals made from scratch, and fine cuisine in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere," according to EJ Cabots Facebook page. Check out photos from their opening week here.


The restaurant originally opened on Bessom Street in March within the former home of .

The name, like the restaurant, is rooted in family. "Soall" is a combination of Lunt and Nguyen's mother's name, Soa, and the first letters of Lunt's sons' names, Logan and Liem.
The grand opening of on Atlantic Avenue raked in $4,400, all of which will be split between the and the town's Recreation and Parks Commission, owner Michael Hennessy said Saturday.

The frozen yogurt chain's new Marblehead location to rave reviews and Hennessy decided to donate all of the proceeds from his big grand opening to local athletes and the local library.
, a new Italian restaurant expected to open on Washington Street sometime next month, now has permission to stay open until midnight.
At their meeting at Wednesday night, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a request from the restaurant's owner, Brett Yannalfo, to extend the restaurant's hours to 12 a.m.
will chef and a new look.

At a meeting in July, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the transfer of three licenses to new owner Jason Rakauskas.
The restaurant was signed over to Rakauskas by former owner and Swampscott resident Patty Johnson. Since that time, he's been hard at work, repainting the inside of the restaurant, hiring a new chef and planning out some exciting changes to the menu.


is also seeking a common victualler’s license for the proposed restaurant at 286 Humphrey St. in the former Beatrice Insurance location.

Kevin Nguyen appeared before selectmen earlier this year seeking approval to serve beer, wine and liquor at the restaurant.

Board members said at the time that they would welcome a new business on Humphrey but opted to wait until the restaurant got its approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals before they took up his spirits request.
The shop offers 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, an 18-foot-long toppings bar with 30 toppings ranging from fresh fruit and nuts to cereals and candy, an outdoor seating area, and its signature feature wall with changing colors.
This store, unlike any other, has a private party room which will enable Swizzles of Swampscott to provide fun birthday parties.


, moving their niche old world shop from Route 1 in Saugus into a larger space in Peabody.
The new Karl's is not only roomier, but will also have a small European café area for about 20 sit-down customers who will be able to enjoy their lunch or dinner with a German beer or Riesling as well.

Marissa Sweazy August 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Great round up! Thanks for putting this together.
Tricia Coburn August 30, 2012 at 03:41 PM
It's great that we're seeing new restaurants, but what about the disappearing acts? Greenland Cafe is suddenly missing and that place was great. The restaurant scene is a bit volatile everywhere but Salem seems to drop great eateries like JayZ drops tracks.
Aubry Bracco August 30, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Here's more on that. It's was in our prior food column: http://salem.patch.com/search?keywords=nolo+opus


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