Local Scoop on Where to Eat & Drink Now!

by | Jun 23, 2023

Local Scoop on where to eat & drink now

Summer Eating & Drinking in Andover & North Andover

We kicked off summer in New England this week. And this post starts the season off right with helpful pointers to local eating & drinking favorites. So scroll on down & let the summer fun begin.

Mad Maggie’s🍦Ice Cream

North Andover’s Mad Maggie’s serves up flat-out-delicious, house-made ice cream in wide-ranging flavors. Like Banana Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chunks (☝️). And local summer favorite Orange Pineapple  (👇). An intensely flavored, tropical delight! So, stop in to discover your favorite flavor today!

🍊🍍Orange Pineapple Ice Cream at Mad Maggie’s

North Andover's Mad Maggie's Orange Pineapple Cone


Lobsters 🦞 to Go

Everyone loves the fruit-flavored Lobster Gummy Candy at North Andovers’ Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie. Because the old-fashioned candy is a Best Seller with kids & adults alike. And it’s made using an original recipe. Pick some up today!

Lobster Gummy Candy at Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie

North Andover Ye Olde Pepper Candy Companie's Lobster Gummies


Nuts Over Fish® 🐟

You have to try this delicious, gluten-free nut topping available at North Andover’s Lobster Tail Seafoods. Because the born-in-New Hampshire mixture of nuts & spices will instantly enhance any fish dish. For a tasty, healthy meal, try one of the six Nuts Over Fish® toppings on your favorite fish today!

Nuts Over Fish® Almonds at Lobster Tail Seafoods

Nuts Over Fish at North Andover's Lobster Tail Seafoods


Gluten-Free Strawberry 🍓 Donuts

June in New England is prime time for strawberries. And, thus, the perfect time to pick up a Gluten-Free Strawberry Donut — or two, or three, or four — at North Andover’s It’s All Good in the Kitchen Gluten-Free Bakery & Cafe. A sweet way to start any summer morning!

Gluten-Free Strawberry Donuts at It’s All Good in the Kitchen

Gluten-Free Strawberry Donuts at North Andover's It's All Good in the Kitchen Gluten-Free Bakery & Cafe


Drugstore Milkshake🥤

North Andover’s Goldenseal Apothecary offers a yesteryear experience.  Visit the pharmacy & soda fountain for a soothing retreat from the heat & a throwback to simpler times. With its black-&-white parquet flooring. Elegant marble soda fountain. And cherry-red bar stools. It’s the perfect place for the whole family to enjoy a Perfect Milkshake. Thick & creamy, but still drinkable. Packed with pure ice-cream flavor! Yum!

Yummy Chocolate Milkshake at Goldenseal Apothecary

North Andover's Goldenseal Apothecary Chocolate Milkshake


Authentic Southern Barbecue 🍖

Enjoy an authentic southern barbecue dinner without touching a grill. Because North Andover’s Rolf’s Pub offers a Boston Barbecue menu for dine-in or take-away Thursday through Sunday. Which means, you can enjoy a slow-cooked St. Louis Rib Dinner tonight!

Boston Barbecue St. Louis Ribs at Rolf’s Pub

Boston Barbecue at North Andover's Rolf's Pub


The Dude Box 📦

Like Backyard Barbeceus? Stop into North Andover’s soon-to-be-expanding The Village Studio Gift Shop & pick up the Dude Box. It’s full of fun fixings to make your backyard barbecue top-notch. Like Halladay’s Harvest Barn’s Steakhouse Burger Seasoning. BBQ Rub for Chicken & Ribs. Garlic Chipotle Dip & Seasoning Blend & More!

The Dude Box at The Village Studio Gift Shop

Halladay's Harvest Barn's The Dude Box at North Andover's The Village Studio Gift Shop


Thin Crust Pizza 🍕

If you want North-End Style, Thin-Crust Italian Pizza, then head for North Andover’s Amici’s Pizzeria. Where you can always grab a slice. Perfect for a summer night with an ice-cold Coca-Cola®.

Amici’s Thin Crust Pizza

North Andover's Amici's North End Thin-Crust Italian Pizza


Order a Private Chef  👨‍🍳 Session

Make your summer extra special with a session with Private Chef Charles Brousseau.  Who will come to your home. Where he will cook & serve a delicious meal. Chef Brousseau honed his culinary skills at an exclusive Relais & Châteaux Gourmet Restaurant & Luxury Hotel. And he likes to take humble, rustic ingredients, & then use his techniques to elevate them to a fine dining level. See his Fresh Potato Gnocci & Seared Halibut in our Dad’s Day post. For a complimentary private-dining consultation, eMail Chef Brousseau today.

Private Chef Charles Brousseau

Private Chef Charles Brousseau


Relaxed & Rustic Wine 🍷 Tasting

Spend a summer afternoon sipping wine leisurely on the grounds of North Andover’s Marble Ridge Winery. Book an Unguided Wine Tasting today at the historic property. Where you can sample Marble Ridge Winery wines in the rustic barn wine shop. And explore the beautiful grounds & vineyard. Cost is $15 per person & reservations are required.

Marble Ridge Winery Wines

Marble Ridge Winery Unguided Wine Tasting


Enjoy a Cold Craft Beer 🍺

You might not know if from their name. But North Andover’s Wine ConneXtion offers the best craft beer selection. Choose from a cooler packed with brightly colored cans of awesome craft beer. Like the Aeronaut Into The Citra Galaxy 4pk (👇) from Sommerville-based Aeronaut Brewing. A harmony of tangerine sweetness, tangy orange & peach aroma.

Craft Beer at North Andover’s Wine ConneXtion

North Andover's Wine ConneXtion Craft Beer


Last Chance for DiSH Andover June Menu 🥗

Summer is the absolute best time for delicious, home-cooked meals from Andover prepared-food shop DiSH. No need to gather all the ingredients & slave over a hot stove. When you can visit Dish & grab freshly-prepared Chicken Caprese — Italian Seasoned Chicken Breast with Fresh Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil & Balsamic Glaze. But you need to hurry. Because the DiSH Andover June Menu goes away soon.

Chicken Caprese on DiSH Andover June Menu

DiSH Andover Chicken Caprese


Andover Farmers 🧑‍🌾 Market New Manager

Exciting news! Elsie’s Pantry owner Linda Conners-McCarthy is running the Andover Farmers Market for the 2023 season. And she is super excited to be feeding the community again with locally grown, fresh food & artisan items! Plus, expect to see an Elsie’s Pantry Booth on alternating Saturdays throughout the season.

Linda Conners-McCarthy to Run Andover Farmers Market 2023

Linda Conners McCarthy of Elsie's Pantry to head up Andover Farmers Market 2023


Elsie’s Pantry Organic Artisan Tea Sale

This week only! Andover’s Elsie’s Pantry is offering 20 percent off Metolius Artisan Tea. You will love these exceptional & yummy teas. Like Matcha Latte. A high-grade Japanese green tea. Rich in both theanine & caffeine. And blended with eco-friendly, organic sugar &  Madagascar vanilla.  To purchase, eMail Elsie’s Pantry.

Metolius Artisan Tea 🫖 Sale at Elsie’s Pantry

Elsie's Pantry Metolius Organic Tea Mixes


Buyers are Hungry for Local Properties 🏠

Buyers are hungry for Andover & North Andover homes. And it’s all because of the Sizzling Hot 🔥🔥🔥 Sellers Market. But Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker Realty advises hesitant Buyers — Don’t wait for interest rates to go down. Because if that happens. You can expect more Buyers to crowd the market, pushing demand & prices even higher.

So visit Linda, Saturday, June 24th & Sunday, June 2th, at 22 Wildwood Road Andover. Where she is hosting Open Houses from 11am to 1:30 pm. Super location! Near Phillips Academy. Pike & Montessori Schools. And the Sought-After Bancroft Elementary School.  This home features beautiful gardens! 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2-car attached garage. See for yourself. You can be settled into a lovely home — in a prime location — by the time school starts.

Stunning Kitchen at 22 Wildwood Road Andover

22 Wildwood Road Andover features a stunning kitchen




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  1. Pamela

    Very interesting!


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