Take a Kickboxing Class at Karate International

Karate International is a terrific resource for anyone looking to learn Karate, kickboxing, or to just find fun and fitness here in Salem. Source: Facebook

It can be difficult to maintain your fitness goals in the harsh winter environment around our Hawthorne Commons apartment community. Sometimes it is a good idea to try something new to pique your interest and keep you inspired. You may want to consider looking for kickboxing classes in Salem, like those offered by Karate International. Kickboxing is a fun … [Read more...]

Enjoy Unique Dishes at Gula-Gula Cafe

Gula-Gula Cafe features a combination of American, Czech, and vegetarian cuisine.  Source: Facebook

Sometimes you get tired of visiting the same bars and you want to go somewhere that gets it. In Massachusetts, there is a bar that not only offers one of the best selection of beers in the area, but is welcoming to vegans as well. It's called the Gula-Gula Cafe. A Wide Selection of Beers Gulu-Gulu is highly specialized in having the best beer selection … [Read more...]

In The Mood for Italian? Head to the Firenze Trattoria!

Firenze Trattoria boasts some of the tastiest Italian cuisine found around your Salem apartments.  Source: Facebook

If it is past 4:30 and you're hungry for Italian food, it's time to try the Firenze Trattoria in Salem. It also has a lot more than just pasta and a beer selection that is reasonably priced. Italian Food with a Kick to It Firenze Trattoria has sauce that has a little bit of a bite to it. That's perfect if you're ordering ravioli because there's … [Read more...]

Cook Up Something Tasty for National Strawberry Day

Bake up something tasty in celebration of National Strawberry Day! Source: morgueFile

Celebrate National Strawberry Day by baking up one of these unique strawberry recipes. Strawberry French Toast - There's something about strawberries and breakfast that go together incredibly well. You might have had strawberry pancakes, but have you had strawberry French toast? This recipe consists of white bread stuffed full of mascarpone cheese and … [Read more...]

Treat your Pet to a Spa Day at Topknots &Tails Pet Spa and Boutique

Topknots & Tails Pet Spa and Boutique is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to get their pet groomed.  Source: Facebook

Just like a day at the spa can leave you looking and feeling like a whole new person, a day at Topknots & Tails Pet Spa and Boutique can do the same for your faithful four legged friends. While you may find other pet grooming near Salem, few are likely to make you and your pets as happy. Located on Maple Street in Danvers, this pet salon is open from … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Restaurant Ideas

Bambara, Finz Salem, and Not Your Average Joe's are all terrific restaurants that are sure to make for a romantic dinner destination for this Valentine's Day.  Source: Facebook

One of the many advantages to living in our Hawthorne Commons apartment community is easy access to all of the Salem area restaurants. If you are looking for just the right one to take your special someone to this Valentine's Day, check out OpenTable.com's New England Valentine's Reservations site. On this site you will find information about many local … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Tasty Cup of Coffee at Coffee Time Bake Shop

The Coffee Time Bake Shop is a terrific resource for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet-tooth in Salem.  Source: Facebook

Coffee is important business when it’s cold and snowy outside! You don’t want to give the job of getting your caffeine fix to some impersonal corporate coffee shop. No, best go with a local, family owned coffee house and bakery which has been serving up hot beverages and tasty foods for over 30 years! So when you need a pick-me up, head down to Coffee … [Read more...]

Restaurant Spotlight: A&B Burgers

True to it's name, A&B Burgers boasts some of the tastiest burgers found near your Salem apartments.  Source: Facebook

American cuisine often gets a bad rap and seen as simple and easy to dismiss. Yet anyone who has had a great burger grilled outdoors knows that ‘simple’ food is often the best. So why shouldn’t something as American as the hamburger deserve better than served in greasy fast-food joints? That’s where A&B Burgers comes in! A&B Burgers wants … [Read more...]

Children Eat Free at the Naumkeag Ordinary with an Adult Entree

The Naumkeag Ordinary boasts terrific food and drinks, and makes for a great dinner spot for your next date night.  Source: Facebook

When you were a teen and setting up a night out, the biggest issues were money and transport. Now some friends work late, some have kids, some want to drink, other’s want a family-friendly meal. Make going out easier by choosing the Salem restaurant which has something for you and all your friends: Naumkeag Ordinary! Located in the historic downtown … [Read more...]

Enjoy Tuesday and Thursday Night Wine Tasting at Salem Wine Imports

Salem Wine Imports boasts weekly wine tastings on Tuesday or Thursday nights at 6:30pm.  Source: Facebook

Like craft beers, wine is making serious in-roads onto the American palate. No longer seen as just the drink to pair up with elegant dinner, wine has lost that image which has kept it away from so many Americans. Yet the choices of which wine to drink and with what can be perplexing. Let the experts at Salem Wine Imports help you know what to drink and when … [Read more...]