Jul 122017

It’s that time of year again – the Best of the North Shore‘s annual awards have been announced, and our Salem businesses and events have risen to the top again! Check out this awesome list of Salem-based award winners, or check out North Shore Magazine’s website for a full list –  http://www.nshoremag.com/bons-2017/.

Alfresco – Sea Level (Editors’ Choice)
Bacon – Back Alley Bacon (Readers’ Choice)
Bakery/Bread – A&J King’s (Editors’ and Readers’)
Indian– Passage to India (Readers’)
Italian – Firenze Trattoria (Readers’)
Kid-Friendly – Kokeshi (Editors’)
Mexican – Howling Wolf (Readers’)
Mussels – Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall (Readers’)   
New Restaurant (Casual Hangout) – Kokeshi (Editors’)
Pizza – Bambolina (Editors’)
Raw Bar – Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall (Readers’)
Seafood – Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall (Readers’)
Small Plates – Bambolina (Editors’)
Sushi – Opus (Editors’), Koto (Readers’)
Vegetarian – Life Alive (Editors’ and Readers’)

After-Work Drinks – Opus (Readers’)
Bar – Opus (Readers’)
Brewery – Notch (Readers’)
Cocktail – Opus (Readers’)
Distillery– Rumson’s Rum (Editors’), Deacon Giles (Readers’)
Winery– Mill River Winery (Editors’ and Readers’) – Salem Farmers’ Market vendor!

Bake Shop/Pastry – Caramel Patisserie (French, Editors’), A&J King (Readers’)
Candies – Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie (Editors’), Harbor Sweets (Readers’)
Chocolate – Harbor Sweets (Editors’)
Dessert – Sea Level (Editors’), Caramel (Readers’)

Books­ – Wicked Good Books (Readers’)
Cheese Shop – Cheese Shop of Salem (Editors’ and Readers’)
Clothing, Women’s Upscale– J. Mode (Readers’)
Gifts – Peabody Essex Museum Shop (Editors’)
Makeup Selection – Rouge Cosmetics (Readers’)
Yoga Apparel – Yoga Sakti (Editors’)

Gourmet Market – The Cheese Shop of Salem (Readers’)
Personal Chef Service –  Fine Food + Cooking, J. Ricardo Sanchez (Editors’)

Arts Festival – Salem Arts Festival (Editors’ and Readers’)
Community Walk/Run/Bike– Witch City 5K (Editors’)
Family Hangout, Indoor – Peabody Essex Museum (Readers’)
Festival (Fall)– Haunted Happenings (Editors’ and Readers’)
Festival (Spring) – Salem Film Fest (Editors’ and Readers’)
Museum – Peabody Essex Museum (Editors’ and Readers’)

Barbershop – Paxton (Editors’)
Bed and Breakfast – The Merchant (Readers’)

First Date – Opus (Readers’)
Girls’ Night Out – Opus (Readers’)
Late Night Nosh – Howling Wolf (Readers’)
Movie Theatre– CinemaSalem (Readers’)


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