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Country Kitchen Near Avalon at Lexington Hills: Don't Miss the Turkey Club

With no tables, no wait staff, and no conventional storefront, you might think Country Kitchen wouldn't have much to offer, but Yelp reviewers vehemently disagree. They say that this casual eatery tucked away in a former private cottage (painted a bright yellow) dishes out some of the area's best sandwiches—and the line you'll often see snaking out the door seems to back this claim.

Make the short drive from Avalon at Lexington Hills to Country Kitchen and join the queue. Since the counter service is quick, you shouldn't have long to wait before getting your hands on one of the deli's locally famous sandwiches. Regulars highly suggest ordering the turkey club. Stuffed between two pieces of toast, Country Kitchen's turkey will probably leave an impression on your taste buds. The kitchen team roasts and slices it in-house, directly on to your sandwich. With the addition of cranberry sauce and stuffing, the turkey club makes for a filling meal at Country Kitchen.

Country Kitchen
181 Sudbury Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 371-0181

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Do Some Bargain Shopping at West Concord Five and Ten, Not Far From Avalon at Lexington Hills

Thanks to inflation, it seems that dime stores are a thing of the past. With that being said, West Concord Five and Ten is the closest you will probably come to finding such a store in Concord. The shop sells a variety of items that are unique, useful, and extremely reasonably priced.

Maybe you have something specific in mind that you have been looking for. Perhaps you just feel like spending some time shopping, but for nothing in particular. Whatever the case is, head to West Concord Five and Ten and take a look around. Browse the inventory of hardware, toys, and crafts. Find one-of-a-kind items such as an old-school personal paddle ball. Retro items such as penny gumball machines and electric shoe shiners can also be found here. If you're planning a party, make sure to check out the party section, which features a plenty of supplies.

West Concord Five and Ten
106 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-9011

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Update Your Apartment at Avalon at Lexington Hills With a Throwback Piece From Nesting on Main

If you're considering updating your home at Avalon at Lexington Hills, perhaps you want to think outside the box. Updating doesn't necessarily mean buying new accent pieces or decor. It could actually involve incorporating a trendy piece from the past. Head to Nesting on Main, conveniently located nearby on Main Street, and check out this boutique's array of everything antique.

Decorators and collectors alike should find items here that suit their purposes. Nesting on Main boasts a vast collection of lamps and lampshades, and any of the various combos can spruce up your apartment. It also sells display pieces and collectors' items like ink wells and pens, china sets, and vintage works of art. If you're more interested in new pieces, Nesting on Main does have a few of those, too, including handcrafted jewelry and pillows. So whether you're grabbing a gift for yourself or a friend, you'll be able to find something unique at Nesting on Main.

Nesting on Main
44 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-4133

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Orchard House Near Avalon at Lexington Hills: Tour the Home of Louisa May Alcott, Author of "Little Women"

Fans of the novel Little Women will be glad to know that author Louisa May Alcott's house — also known as the Orchard House — is on display. Even better news for Concord residents is that the attraction is located just a short distance from Avalon at Lexington Hills. Literature buffs and average sightseers alike are invited to tour the Orchard House, which was the home of the Alcott family from 1858 to 1877.

Guests will be transported back to the 1800s when they venture to the house that is surrounded by apple trees. On the inside, visitors will tour a home that has been preserved and hardly changed since Louisa May Alcott lived there and wrote her popular novel. The fictional March family depicted in Little Women was based off of the Alcotts, and lived in a house that was inspired by the Orchard House. Guests can get a peek inside the home — and the book — which includes 80 percent of the Alcott's furnishings, and listen to anecdotes about the Alcotts. Groups of more than 10 require a reservation.

Orchard House
399 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-4118

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Perfectly Chewy-Crispy Crusts Make the Pie at Walden Italian Kitchen Near Avalon at Lexington Hills

The crust can make or break a pizza. At Walden Italian Kitchen, customers seem to agree that the crust definitely makes the pie. Just the right balance of chewy and crispy, the crusts at Walden Italian Kitchen are crafted with great care by a talented kitchen team. Once chefs have formed the foundation for their pizzas, they top them with gourmet fixings.

Order the West Concord pizza if you're a fan of prosciutto, red peppers, and artichokes, or try the Alfredo pizza if you like chicken, mushrooms, and Alfredo sauce on your pie. In addition to the pizzas, Walden Italian Kitchen also serves hearty pasta dishes, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, and salads. Its chefs accommodate gluten-free diners, too, so everyone can enjoy a slice here. Walden Italian Kitchen is just a short trip away from Avalon at Lexington Hills.

Walden Italian Kitchen
92 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-6655

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