Review: Red’s Kitchen and Tavern

Red's Kitchen and Tavern exterior signI’m always on the lookout for the next best place for breakfast. I’d have to say breakfast is – by far – my most favorite meal of the day. If I had my way, more places would just specialize in breakfast 24/7. Because honestly, who doesn’t like an omelette for lunch sometimes or some pancakes for dinner?

Well, there’s a new place to get breakfast (and those other two meals a day) on Boston’s North Shore. Red’s Kitchen and Tavern opened earlier this summer and has been busy.

But, let’s take a step back about 50 years and start over in Salem, Mass. This is where Red’s Sandwich Shop first gained a loyal, local following. The sandwich shop stands in a building that dates back to the 18th century and has served meals to many over the years. Based on that popularity, it was a natural progression to open up a second location. Flash forward to May 2012, when the second location – Red’s Kitchen and Tavern – opened up on Route 1 in Peabody, Mass. This location is spacious and new. So, let’s take a look inside…

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[photo] Jumbo Honey Dew Donut

I just had to share this picture from earlier today. Mary Ann, who I work with at the Scleroderma Foundation, brought in this ginormous chocolate glazed donut with jimmies today from Honey Dew Donuts. The donut was surprisingly fluffy and light. The chocolate glaze was yummy. I could only eat a little sliver, but it was a sliver of pure delight.

Jumbo Donut from Honey Dew DonutHoney Dew Donuts is a local Massachusetts company that started in 1973. Now, there are more than 140 HDDs throughout New England. A new one opened just recently on Rt. 114 in Danvers near the Foundation’s office. I have yet to go but after seeing this donut – the size of a hubcap – I think I might have to venture in!

Take that Dunkin Donuts. You don’t have this behemoth on your menu! This is something that would make even Homer Simpson drool. Mmm, donut…