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Any feedback on these Hamilton-area places?

saridt Apr 17, 2010 12:56 PM

Moved to the area recently and still checking things out...
stopped in the Hungry Fox and wondered if anyone has bought their prepared foods or cheeses? Also drove by:
Henderson's Cafe
15 Walnut
The Black Cow (I went there prob 10 years or more ago)
Green Meadow Farm --anyone do the coop thing?
Wenham Tea House (haven't been since my grandmother forced me to dress up and have tea there as a kid)

Thanks!

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Black Cow
54 Merrimac St, Newburyport, MA 01950

Wenham Tea House & Shops
4 Monument St, Wenham, MA 01984

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    NSDishGal Apr 21, 2010 06:39 AM

    Haven't been to Wenham Tea House, but I hear that they now do great meals aside from tea. Been planning to check them out.

    Green Meadow has gorgeous produce in the summer, which we've gotten at local Farmer's Markets. First Light is in the area and also does a CSA: http://www.firstlightfarmcsa.com/index.html

    We've been to 15 Walnut a couple of times now and have enjoyed the experience. It's not haute cuisine, but more of what you'd want in a neighborhood place; laid back atmosphere, tasty food and respectable drinks.

    http://www.northshoredish.com

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    Wenham Tea House & Shops
    4 Monument St, Wenham, MA 01984

    1. saridt Apr 20, 2010 06:28 AM

      Well, to answer some of my own questions went to Henderson's for breakfast and 15 Walnut for dinner yesterday.

      Henderson's --small, no-frills, neighborhood place. Definitely a lot of regulars, older crowd (we were kind of worried we had taken someone's regular seat)...but very friendly staff. Simple breakfast --scrambled eggs, bacon, homefries, toast. The bread is homemade and was delicious --I would go back for that alone. Everything else was tasty too; although the homefries lacked crispiness, they made up for it in flavor. Coffee, not so good. It cost us a lot less than our usual Beverly Depot so that was good too.

      15 Walnut --I really love the homey feel of the place. Great service and live jazz was a nice treat. Ginger martini was nice and strong! Appetizers --crab arancini --creamy, crisp and delicious and gruyere & white wine fondue --yum! For dinner I had the porcini crusted sea scallops, cooked to perfection with sauteed garlic escarole and mac & cheese. I was a little disappointed in the mac & cheese --it was good but it didn't blow me away. DCs both had lobster mac & cheese which they really enjoyed. For dessert we split the molten chocolate cake with chocolate icecream and flambeed bananas --I know some people turn up their nose at molten cake (too pedestrian for some food snobs ;-) but it is always my favorite and with the addition of the bananas...I dreamt about it...

      Still looking for feedback on the other places and for a Henderson's lunch review...

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