SALT - KITCHEN & RUM BAR
Talk on The Street
*Boston.com / North Shore Dish: 1/5/13
As we enter 2013, things are hopping on the North Shore restaurant scene. Here are a few of the other venues we’re looking forward to exploring this winter SALT Kitchen and Rum Bar (1 Market St.) opens in Ipswich in February (an interesting-looking gastro pub)
*Moms' Night Out Series: Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar, Ipswich Massachusetts Need a change of scenery for your night out?

How about trying the Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar located at One Market Street in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Quaint location in downtown Ipswich, Massachusetts
A good friend of mine and I were looking for something different to do for a bite to eat and a drink - she suggested this new place in Ipswich that she heard great things about - what a great tip! The Salt Kitchen and Rum Bar did not disappoint.

We took two seats at the bar and were warmly greeted by Stephanie, our bartender - she was so very welcoming and talked with each of us about what our tastes were and made some great suggestions. I tried the Haymaker - a house favorite made of Privateer Cask rum, muddled lemons, dark molasses, cane syrup & ginger beer - it was wonderful! No wonder it is a favorite.

Now onto the food - wow! We were looking for some lite fare to share - an appetizer or two - we went with these Lobster Wellington Bites - 2 incredible puff pastries loaded with fresh lobster, grilled corn and brie cheese - we each had one - perfect for sharing & very filling! We also sampled theCrispy Pork Tacos, which had pork belly, caramelized onion, chipotle crema, pico de gallo and salsa verde - 3 generous tacos - also a great choice for sharing.

So there you have it - an incredible atmosphere, friendly staff, original drinks and appetizers - we're getting together there again soon. Hope to see you there!
*Salem Evening News:
 
IPSWICH — Dave Gillis spent 11 years as general manager of Finz Seafood & Grill on Salem’s Pickering Wharf. Now he’s opened his own business in Ipswich, Salt Kitchen & Rum Bar, picking up on a trendy concept in Great Britain — the gastropub.“Gastropub” is a British term for a pub, bar or tavern that serves high-quality comfort food, Gillis said.The trend jumped the pond several years ago and is catching on in cities and towns from Boston to Los Angeles. The term was coined in the 1990s as a combination of the words pub and gastronomy, the art of eating good food.“Looking at the town and what it had to offer, I felt my concept would fill a niche,” Gillis said. “There is nothing like what I do.”The menu, developed with head chef Chris Tighe, features everything from a meatloaf sandwich to Himalayan roasted scallops, a homemade pub pretzel with ale and cheese fondue, and fried chicken and bacon waffles with a chipotle maple drizzle.“It is those comfort foods,” Gillis said, “but we are taking it to a different level.”
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