Had a meeting in Burlington yesterday and decided to check out Peabody afterward in the hope that O'Fado's successor was decent. It was almost empty and noone was eating, did not have a food vibe so I beat it.
On the way down Walnut street I stopped in a little bakery and picked up some pasteis de nata, sweetbread, and other stuff. Said to the lady I was sad that O'Fado had closed.
She told be about a "better" place that had some of the O'Fado Staff.
Trackside Bar and Grill
30 Warren Street
Peabody, MA 978-531-1047
The bartender was the guy from O'Fado, and by the taste so was the chef. Though I was warned by a guy at the bar that the chef had left and come back and that when he was gone the food suffered badly. So you might call first to make sure he is there.
On to the food. The menu was basically the same as O'fado. Free soup or salad with entree, I got a very tasty white kale soup with chorizo. For a main I got an excellent Carne (pork) O'Alentajana and a 1/2 bottle of wine.
Every bit as good as O'Fado was. Clams were fresh. Excellent hearty flavor to the sauce, lots of pork. Nicely fried potatoes. The bartender/waiter asked if I wanted a 1/2 order (nice option, but I was hungry).
The whole thing including wine was $23... amazing. Can't wait to get back and try the Caldeirada de peixe or the octopus.
O'Fado is Dead, Long Live Trackside Bar and Grill
In all fairness, props to Chowrottie who posted briefly about Trackside a few weeks ago. That post also had the address which was not googleable.