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North Shore restaurant news including Naumkeag Ordinary in Salem and a video of Palmers' crabcakes.

When you're looking for a night out and a break from cooking, you might want to know what's new not only where you live, but also in other North Shore communities.

Here's our round up of the area's latest food news:


In the Witch City, new restaurants are going in on the same corner at Essex and Washington. Already open is . A warm-looking bar greets you as you come in. Round the corner and you'll see the renovations underway at the old A Taste of Thyme. That spot will reopen as Medusa's Cafe.


A Qdoba Mexican place is going in to the old Blockbuster's spot on Paradise Road. Burritos are scheduled to start being served in July, but the store is already looking for workers.


If you missed the Dishcrawl earlier this month, we've got not just one but two videos of what you missed: Items like Palmers signature crabcakes and Pink Tree Sweet's Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Bavarian Creme.


We continue our fascination with that stretch of Danvers with all the fast food joints — Wendy's, Burger King, Taco Bell and newish addition McDonalds — right in a row. We asked readers what they thought of having such a cluster of fast food. Click through to .


Tastebuds Gourmet in Bay Cove closed recently after more than a quarter century. We have video of owner Jan Pelligrini's emotional farewell message.


I've never thought of getting cotton candy outside of a state fair, but Washington Street's Candy Pop Sweet Shoppe has added more than a dozen flavors of the stuff.

A big piece of news is that, come summer, Palmers at the Warwick is scheduled to open. The restaurant will be alongside a new movie theater. It will be a coastal outpost of the famous Palmers in Andover. The impresario behind it all, Chef John Palmers Ingalls, is a Swampscott native.


Watch out, when you go through Peabody. You might get hit by one of the yogurt shops that seems to be sprouting up everywhere.


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