Every week (when we can swing it because Salem keeps us SOOO busy) we compile a link share of stories about creativity, local blogs, and great press about local happenings, artists, and businesses AND links to local calls for art. If you ever see something awesome online that gets those creative juices flowing send us a link! 

Dining With Kids at Adea’s Mediterranean Kitchen in Salem

I dine out for work quite a bit. subscribe now Rarely do I bring my spawn with me, though-save the time I dragged Peter to a few tiki bars before he started day care. Andy is now too picky, and Peter’s most adventurous cuisine is sweet potato puree.

6 Best Food Tours Where You’d Least Expect Them

Foodie cities like New York and Philadelphia offer a cornucopia of Culinary Walking Tours, but the following six – Frederick MD, Salem MA, Richmond VA, Pittsburgh PA, Providence RI, and Boston MA – would not be the first places you’d think of for first-class epicurean adventures.

Kokeshi Bursts Onto the North Shore With Fried Chicken Ramen and Octopus Hot Dogs

Almost two years after opening Bambolina, an acclaimed “neo-Neopolitan” pizza-focused restaurant in Salem, owners Tim Haigh and Larry Leibowitz have introduced a new project to the neighborhood: Kokeshi. Now open at 41 Lafayette St., a very short walk from Bambolina, Kokeshi features Haigh’s and Leibowitz’s take on Asian street food, from ramen to banh mi and beyond.

Off Season of the Witch: Reasons to Visit Salem in Late Winter

Autumn gets all the attention, but late winter is also the season of the witch in Salem, Massachusetts. More than 300 years after the witch trials and executions that occurred between 1692-1693, Salem is known for its place during a dark mark on our nation’s history (the events of which remain a cautionary tale about isolationism, and pursuing an “other” as a threat).

Woodturning the Salem Film Festival 2017 Best Storyteller Award

Woodturning the Salem Film Festival 2017 Best Storyteller Award. Maple vase 12Tx6w with two carved spirals and mother of pearl pinstripes represents a film reel unraveling.

Salem Creative Agency Has Success With Local Job Board

SALEM, MA – Creative agency Sir Isaac moved from Jamaica Plain in Boston to Salem around 2011. The company has about a dozen employees – many of whom live on the North Shore – and found that the energy of Salem worked well for them.

Stuff You Missed in History Class: History Meets Fiction at House of the Seven Gables

Tracy and Holly talk to lead interpreter and researcher David Moffat about the evolution of the historic Turner-Ingersoll mansion into the fiction-inspired House of the Seven Gables.

Salem Chop Suey Sandwiches, A Sign of Summer – New England Historical Society

Chop suey sandwiches have marked the beginning of summer for generations of people who grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. The beloved cheap treat was once sold throughout New England and as far south as Coney Island in New York. They’ve been sold at the Salem Willows seaside park since at least 1905.

​Salem cookie startup Goodnight Fatty’s goes from half-baked to full-blown – Boston Business Journal

When Erik Sayce and fiancée Jennifer Pullen first opened their pop-up cookie shop last fall, they didn’t tell anyone what they were doing for two weeks. Not family, not friends. They had put down $1,200 for a small electric oven and other supplies, and made a deal with a local cafe called Derby Joe ‘s to sell cookies on weekend evenings.

Hotel Happening

And now for some good (re-)development news: the conversion of the 1895 Newmark’s Building on Essex Street into the new Hotel Salem, a 44-room boutique hotel complete with rooftop bar, ground-floor restaurant, and shuffleboard in the basement. The Hotel Salem will join The Merchant as the second Salem hostelry to be operated by Lark Hotels,…

Gunning for glory

SALEM – Revolutionary War Capt. Levi Preston of Danvers is a die-hard New England Patriots fan, firing his musket at every home game – despite the fact that he died in 1850, 110 years before the Patriots would play their first game at Boston University’s Nickerson Field.

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