Regional Food News: Peabody Five Guys Fires Up The Grills

Each month, area Patch.com websites offer a rundown of the North Shore area's food and restaurant news.


to build it, but Five Guys Burgers and Fries is finally open at 227 Andover St. in Peabody.

The Route 114 fast food joint opened its doors Monday to hungry customers. Regular store hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

The restaurant is located next to and across the street from --the site used to be a Mobil gas station.

The company, which has burger joints in 46 states and six Canadian provinces, and 27 in Massachusetts, recently opened new stores in Burlington and Chelsea in addition to Peabody, and has four more in the works between Boston and Westford.


Have you stopped in yet for your favorite bagel?
The shop opened last week at 246 Newbury St. and according to the company website, the hours are the same as at the existing three locations: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

No special hours are listed for the drive-through window. The City Council approved a .


If you didn't get your fill of ethnic food at the main event on Sept. 9, Sunday also marked the beginning of the 5th Annual Peabody Restaurant Week, although it's technically a fortnight of food.
Restaurant Week, which is part of the , goes from Sept. 9-13 and then again from Sept. 16-20 at 16 different participating Peabody eateries, which should cover a wide range of palates.

The market is on the move...again.
Peabody city officials say that "in an effort to boost visibility and foot traffic during the busy autumn selling season," the Tuesday Farmers Market is moving across the street from the over to the lawn in front of . The Sept. 4 market will be held at the new location.




One of the North Shore's best-known dining landmarks is set to re-open its doors later this year, possibly around Thanksgiving.

Attorney Jeff Goldberg and Ship owner Nino Micozzi were among those in attendance at Monday night's Lynnfield selectmen's meeting seeking renewal of the site's liquor license, which was approved. Opening will also depend on regulatory procedures with the town board of health and state alcoholic beverages commission.

The previous incarnation of the restaurant, Mount Vernon at The Ship, went out of business last year and the landmark building has been largely vacant since then. The site on Route 1 South has been home to a Ship-shaped restaurant since at least the 1930s, noted Selectman Bob MacKendrick. Back then, it operated under the name Ship's Haven restaurant. It had at least a couple of other name modifications over the years.




Hale Street Tavern Owners Continue North Shore Expansion
The North Shore-based chain of restaurants that includes Hale Street Tavern in Beverly Farms is adding its first Salem location, according to the Salem News.

Serenitee Restaurant Group plans to open a restaurant named Opus in November in the space that had been home to on Washington Street in the downtown for the past few years.

In early August,.

In Beverly Farms, Hale Street Tavern is undergoing renovations and will be closed until Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Serenitee Restaurant Group's other locations include 15 Walnut in Hamilton, Alchemy, Latitude 43 and Mingelwood Tavern in Gloucester, Cala's in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Maggie's Farm in Middleton.


may be a fresh addition to Salem, but it's already shooting for the moon.

The Salem-based business is planning to expand to Boston, according to the Boston Business Journal. Possible locations for the business include the Prudential Center, the W Hotel and the Theater District, the outlet reports.

Boston Magazine reports the business may head to other cities including New Orleans, NYC and Vegas.

Speaking of Sin City, 3 Potato 4 launched a "satellite space station" at the Downton 3rd, a famers market, in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, according to the business website.




A Danvers-based food truck is hoping to go head-to-head next month with food trucks from the Big Apple.
Melissa “Missy” Lindeman and her husband Scott plus her brother Craig Gale all started The Cookie Monstah food truck earlier this summer. It made its debut at the.
Since then, the truck has been set up regularly on India Row near the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.
But next month, the truck is hoping to take on its biggest challenge yet – the Food Truck Throwdown.





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