The Salem Insider

Insiders guide to food, entertainment & living in Salem Massachusetts for tourists and residents.

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The Great Escape

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Great Escape Restaurant 50 Saint Peter street Salem, MA, 01970 978.745.5022 After a little less than a year long build-out, the old Salem Jail has been converted to condos and one interesting restaurant. The Great Escape was inspired by the conversion of Boston’s Charles Street jail and their Clink restaurant. Owner Cleber Santos has attempted […]

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Lobster Shanty on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives airs TONIGHT

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Back in June, Salem’s own Lobster Shanty was visited by Food Network’s Guy Fieri, host of Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives and are featured on tonight’s episode (September 27th at 10:00 PM). There will be a viewing party hosted by the Lobster Shanty, where you can also sample beers by the Mayflower Brewing Company, all beginning […]

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Howling Wolf Taqueria – initial review

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Howling Wolf Taqueria 76 Lafayette Street Salem, MA 01970 Tel: 978.744.WOLF (9653) The much anticipated taqueria has opened across the street from Salem Fire Station and Engine House pizza. Answering the many cries from Salem residents to bring quality quick burritos and other Mexican fare to the masses, people are already packing into Howling Wolf. […]

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Holy guacamole!

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Yo quiero burritos! Salem welcomes not one, but TWO taquerias! Glory be! Someone has answered my prayers. I’ve lived in Salem going on seven years now and the one thing I’ve griped about from day one was that this town needs a taqueria! And finally, not only will there be one but TWO taquerias opening. […]

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Al fresco dining in Salem

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There is a new trend for Salem restaurants and its not some magical ingredient or new state mandated rule: it’s going au natural with dining outside. Al fresco dining in Salem, MA is nothing new. Salem institutions like the Lobster Shanty and Finz have predicated their business model on it. Victoria Station has some great […]

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Hungry like the wolf

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One of the topics that comes up here and perhaps in any discussion around town that revolves around food is Salems lack of a good Mexican restaurant.  Sure we have Cilantro but people are always looking for a burrito joint, someplace akin to Anna’s Taqueria in Davis Square. Yesterday a regular reader Geoff, along with […]

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