Dish Giveaway: Win a Gift Certificate to 15 Walnut

Posted: October 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: 15 Walnut, American, Event, Hamilton | Tags: , , | 69 Comments »

North Shore Dish is excited to announce another terrific giveaway!

This time, we are giving away a gift certificate worth $100 from 15 Walnut in Hamilton. Recently awarded Best New Restaurant and Best Burger by North Shore Magazine, 15 Walnut is definitely a restaurant worth investigating. Chef Sam Hunt is dedicated to local sourcing for the freshest ingredients possible, and we think he’s doing a great job.  You can read about our lunch at 15 Walnut here. Since then, we have returned a few times and really enjoyed burgers and drinks at the bar.

How to enter

To enter, leave a comment on this post answering the following question: Now that the season is getting chilly, which North Shore restaurant is your favorite go-to for winter comfort, whether it’s for hearty fare or a toasty fireplace.

That’s all there is to it! Your answer has no bearing on who wins—we’d just love to hear your feedback.

Contest rules

Deadline for entries is midnight on Thursday, October 21, 2010. A winner will be chosen Friday, Oct 22 by a random number generator and notified by e-mail. You must enter a valid e-mail address with your comment. US residents only, one entry per person. Good luck!

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69 Comments on “Dish Giveaway: Win a Gift Certificate to 15 Walnut”

  1. #1 Liz said at 12:07 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    The Hale Street Tavern in Beverly Farms! Always a cozy atmosphere, good drinks, and excellent food.

  2. #2 Kim Underhill said at 12:08 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Grapevine in Salem is my favorite go-to for warm seasonal fare (esp pasta and risotto)

  3. #3 Beth said at 12:11 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Actually it would probably have to be 15 Walnut!

  4. #4 Sue Donahoe said at 12:23 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    We love 9 Elm in Danvers!

  5. #5 Sarah said at 12:35 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    I like to walk to Gulu Gulu, get a coffee and a crepe, and knit in a comfy chair. The best!

  6. #6 Kristin said at 12:53 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    The fireplace at 10 Center in Newburyport is cozy. Also love the food and friendly staff!

  7. #7 Tom said at 1:06 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    62 on Wharf, Pig’s Eye, Passage to India…. all within walking distance!

  8. #8 Becky B said at 1:08 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Bella Verona in Salem, it’s always super warm in there and the pasta dishes are amazing!

  9. #9 Sara B said at 1:39 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Franklin Cafe in Gloucester has an intimate feel that even the original in the South End doesn’t quite have… lighting, cozy booths, it’s perfect for a date or a “we’re still hot, right?” get-together with the girls

  10. #10 Matt said at 1:40 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Next to the fireplace at the Old Spot in Salem

  11. #11 Bill Hunt said at 1:51 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    For take-out, the soups at Farmer Brown’s on Rte 62 in Middleton should not be missed, regardless of the weather.

  12. #12 Leanne said at 1:53 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Hale Street Tavern is a new, recent favorite, but I’ve been dying to try some of Jack Tar’s comforty meals.

  13. #13 Andreas T. said at 2:11 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Ataraxis Tavern in Marblehead. It is a cozy, friendly place with food that warms the body and soul. (Also has a great bar).

  14. #14 dusty said at 2:14 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    In a pig’s eye, salem

  15. #15 Ben said at 2:15 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Passage to India in Salem!

  16. #16 Geoff said at 2:19 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    62 Restaurant and Winebar for apps, some pasta, and a glass of wine.

  17. #17 sara l said at 2:32 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    62 on Wharf to be sure!

  18. #18 Jamie said at 2:49 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Flatbread’s in Amesbury!

  19. #19 Bev P said at 2:53 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    401 Tavern in Hampton, NH is GREAT. The cozy atmosphere of this old fashion tavern adds to its varied delicious menu. Special events, wine tasting, lobster fests – always something going on. Drinks – try the Bloody Mary with SHRIMP !

  20. #20 Cathleen said at 3:04 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    I love Greenland Cafe

  21. #21 Liz said at 3:06 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Passage to India, starting off with the warm towel…

  22. #22 susan steigman said at 3:09 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    the pub/tavern at the hawthorne hotel in salem…great comfortable seating by the fireplace!

  23. #23 eliz said at 3:27 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    actually, 15 walnut! i don’t know the north shore well enough, so i am excited to look through these comments for more ideas.

  24. #24 Matt said at 4:31 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    The Hardcover

  25. #25 Caitlyn said at 4:33 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Jack Tar in Marblehead! Mmmmm

  26. #26 Frank Davenport said at 5:23 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    We love our Sunday nights at Periwinkles in Essex. Especially during winter when it’s not too crowded.

  27. #27 Kerry said at 5:43 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    The Franklin in Gloucester definitely has a warm and cozy feeling. Perfect for this time of year!

  28. #28 Ed said at 6:03 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    The Black Cow in Newburyport has a nice fireplace, the fish and chips are the best anywhere, and best of all: the tourists are gone and I can get my barstool back.

  29. #29 ephraim said at 6:06 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Like some of the other commenters, i don’t get up to the north shore all too often (but really love reading about it on the blog), so 15 walnut is also my favorite place up there, and excellent for local, seasonal stuff. Coming a more dense, urban place, it also feels really amazingly spacious in there. There’s some great local, seasonal food in Boston, but most of it involves sitting approximately an inch and a half away from the folks at the next table and being careful not to poke someone with your elbow.

  30. #30 Kimmy said at 7:03 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    I have to second 10 center street in Newburyport. Eat in the pub downstairs, try to score one of the booths next to the fireplace and warm your belly with their gnocchi with roasted butternut squash, with mustard greens and maple-cream sauce. Yum!

  31. #31 Jess said at 7:18 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    I loved the risotto at Gbar and Restaurant in Swampscott…always a perfect dish on a cold night!

  32. #32 sarah said at 8:15 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Next to the fireplace at iPazzi in Danvers eating their incredible pasta.

  33. #33 Peg said at 8:41 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Love the Hardcover in Danvers in the winter. Great food, 3 fireplaces, comfy lounge area for socializing or being cozy in the chilly evenings.

  34. #34 Renee Gannon said at 9:08 pm on October 18th, 2010:

    Green Land Cafe for their Smoked Pumpkin Bisque… so warm and comforting!

  35. #35 Jen said at 7:18 am on October 19th, 2010:

    There is no contest, Green Land Cafe is by far my favorite go-to for winter comfort!

  36. #36 Mary said at 7:49 am on October 19th, 2010:

    It’s a little far afield, but the fireplace area at the wine bar at Black Trumpet in Portsmouth is very cozy.

  37. #37 Jennie said at 8:35 am on October 19th, 2010:

    I like Windward Grille in Essex in the winter. The rooms of the old farmhouse are super cozy.

  38. #38 Kelly said at 8:38 am on October 19th, 2010:

    The Green Land Cafe is by far the best around!

  39. #39 Dave said at 8:39 am on October 19th, 2010:

    Red’s in Salem.

  40. #40 Tom H said at 8:54 am on October 19th, 2010:

    The Landing at 7 Central-Manchester: French onion soup, central salad and/or the homemade meatloaf with gravy.I do love gravy!

  41. #41 Ben said at 10:57 am on October 19th, 2010:

    My wife and I love the progressive dinners so, my answer would be:

    Pre-dinner drinks at Rockefellas
    Apps at Greenland
    Dinner at Bella Luna
    Sweets at Gulu-Gulu.

    Is that cheating? :)

  42. #42 Marie L said at 11:39 am on October 19th, 2010:

    10 Center has just the right vibe. Great ambiance, food & service for a cold winter day.

  43. #43 Ellen said at 11:52 am on October 19th, 2010:

    The Old Spot for the food, the orange walls, and the friendly service!

  44. #44 Lukas said at 12:26 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Bella Verona in Salem. Cozy, small…and fantastic pasta dishes.

  45. #45 Mary said at 12:40 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Love to cozy up in a booth at the Riverview in Ipswich with a delicious pizza and glass (or 2) of red wine!

  46. #46 mung said at 12:48 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Halibut Point for a cup of soup and a burger.

  47. #47 Christina said at 1:02 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Rockafellas in historic Salem is awesome this time of year!

  48. #48 Tom said at 1:40 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Cygnet in Bev Farms!

  49. #49 Mark said at 2:42 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    We have been loving Duckworth’s in Gloucester but if we want a cozy fireplace then Lyceum in Salem.

  50. #50 Christopher Darke said at 3:33 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Joseph’s Trattoria in Bradford, MA serves up wonderful regional Italian dishes and all pastas are home-made. Our favorite dishes include the warm winter salad, Osso Buco, and the wonderful lobster ravioli Joseph’s makes for all the Boston area restaurants. As good as the north end!

  51. #51 Misty Sutton said at 7:48 pm on October 19th, 2010:

    Definitely the seats next to the fire at the Old Spot in Salem!

  52. #52 Jen said at 10:35 am on October 20th, 2010:

    Wild Horse Cafe in Beverly!

  53. #53 Jeff said at 11:14 am on October 20th, 2010:

    The cozy room of Duckworth’s Bistro in Gloucester makes it perfect for this time of year. The Weathervane in Hamilton also exudes coziness.

  54. #54 Alex said at 11:17 am on October 20th, 2010:

    I’m partial to Tryst in Beverly at the moment….

  55. #55 Jon H said at 11:19 am on October 20th, 2010:

    The Hawthorne tavern is awesome, especially when you can snag some of those huge chairs near the fireplace.

  56. #56 Janet M said at 11:22 am on October 20th, 2010:

    Lewis’ in Essex for their awesome prime rib.

  57. #57 Samantha said at 11:43 am on October 20th, 2010:

    Would have to third the votes for the Franklin in Gloucester – so cozy and comforting.

  58. #58 Erik T. said at 11:50 am on October 20th, 2010:

    Sixty2 on Wharf, for a big glass of red wine.

  59. #59 Marcie A. said at 12:07 pm on October 20th, 2010:

    The Blue Ox in Lynn always delivers a great meal.

  60. #60 Kim said at 12:14 pm on October 20th, 2010:

    Toss up between G Restaurant in Swampscott and Bella Verona in Salem. Can’t go wrong with either one!!!

  61. #61 Gillian said at 1:57 pm on October 20th, 2010:

    Sausage and lentils at 5 Corners Kitchen – and the Globe loves it too!

  62. #62 Wendy said at 4:03 pm on October 20th, 2010:

    The Hawthorne Tavern in Salem. Dark, cozy and warm.

  63. #63 Driss said at 4:38 pm on October 20th, 2010:

    Red Rock Bistro in Swampscott. Great food and views of the Boston skyline.

  64. #64 Stacie said at 10:30 am on October 21st, 2010:

    My favorite winter place is Wild Horse Cafe in Beverly, gerat food, nice overstuffed chairs, it feels like I’m sitting at my Moms for dinner!

  65. #65 Mikki Wilson said at 3:30 pm on October 21st, 2010:

    My favorite winter spots would be The Tavern at Hawthorne Hotel, Grapevine and Bella Verona (all in Salem), Tides in Nahant, and the Blue Ox in Lynn! They all have a certain comfort about them whether it’s a fireplace, plush seating, comfort food, or warm friendly service!

  66. #66 Mark said at 3:38 pm on October 21st, 2010:

    I’d be at 62 on Wharf Salem!

  67. #67 Sam said at 3:43 pm on October 21st, 2010:

    We usually just order in so we don’t have to go out into the hard cold… Tom’s Bourbon Street Pizza or NYA Joe’s in Beverly. We haven’t lived on the North Shore very long… going to have to look into some of these suggestions.

  68. #68 Laurie Lufkin said at 11:33 pm on October 21st, 2010:

    Hummmmm…..I would have to say Windward Grill–right in Essex so I don’t have to drive to far in the snow!

  69. #69 Aaron said at 8:15 am on October 22nd, 2010:

    Wild Horse Cafe in Beverly. Their braised and slow roasted meats embody comfort and sanctuary from the cold.


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