GloucesterCast 96 With A Group Of Your Favorite GMG Contributors
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Topics Include:Lone Gull Coffee, Brothers Brew Bacon Donuts, BIL Barry, Sista Felicia, Alicia DeWolfe, Donna Ardizzoni, Nichole Schrafft, A Lot Of Cox, Life After Mamie’s Kitchen, George’s Coffee Shop, Fort Square Cafe, Pumpkin Coffee Love vs Pumpkin Coffee Disgust, Donna Ardizzoni From Summahville, That One Bad Pistachio and Burnt Coffee, Paul Bruce and The Benjamin Smith Playground, Is It A Donut or Is It A Muffin?, GMG SuperFan Dave Moore, Olive Kitteridge, Bex, Passports,Pirate’s Lane, Frances Macdormand,Captain Amanda Madeira, Schooner Ernestina, Effie Morrissey, Maritime Gloucester, Piper Boatworks, http://www.ernestina.maritimegloucester.org/,Chester Bringham, Pheonix Of The Seas, James Eves, Cape Ann Giclee, Changing The Name Of The Ernestina, Ocean Classroom, Thomas Lannon, Ardelle, Connors Farm, Pumpkin Cannon, Safety Concerns With The Pumpkin Cannon, Corn Maze, Russell Orchard, YMCA Taste of Cape Ann, Cruiseport, Open Bowl, Art Haven Buoy Auction.
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A guy makes two of these a week. Perfectly balanced forks, one of which hangs just by a tine and spins around the other.
You can see them for yourself at The Fort Square Cafe.
Rusty On The Other Hand…
Idaho Omelet- Cheddar Cheese, Hash Browns, Crispy Bacon,Sour Cream, Chives- Tremendous!!!!
Part Puff Pastry. Part Muffin. All Incredibly Delicious.
On the weekends Heidi at Fort Square Café makes Muffins, Puffins and Smuffins.
Just like Alicia Cox’ world’s greatest coffee rolls, you need to just up and drop whatever it is you are doing Saturday morning, go to Fort Square Café and get one of these puffins. The one I got had cranberries and apple pie stuffing and it was so decadent, so delicious and rich and warm and feel good, I’ll tell you for certain I’ll be back next Saturday to get me one fer shizzy.
Three poached eggs on top of thick cut ham on top of grilled english muffin with an order of hash browns.
Ron Ross has refinished this classic tabletop with boats from Gloucester’s past fishing fleet and they are installing it in the window seat. There has been 3 $15,000 winning scratch tickets scratched at this table as legend goes (hence the title lucky table).
While at the Fort Square Café you can get one of Heidi’s OUTSTANDING muffins, listen to the single most entertaining breakfast counter man in the business Rusty Shatford and try Heidi’s latest creations the stuffed breakfast pepper.
That table has a ton of history on it with the old photos and stories from Gloucester’s fishing fleet so get there early and try to snag “the lucky table!”
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My “This is Gloucester” DVD’s are available for sale as well if you haven’t got one yet.
I’ll be donating 5% of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD to The Saint Peter’s Fiesta to rebuild the Greasy Pole.
20 Chapters in all-
- Gloucester at Dawn Featuring Music By Dan King
- 2011 Friday Greasy Pole
- 2011 Jr Womens Seine Boat Champs Donna Del Mare
- 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Featuring Footage From Adam Bolonsky & Sam Hartson
- Building The 2011 Greasy Pole Shrine
- Down The Fish Hold Of The Sanfilippos Captain Domenic
- Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
- How Your Lobsters Were Harvested- Aboard The Trapper John
- Blue Lobster Landed In Gloucester By Lobster Boat The Connemara Bay
- Lobster Molting In Real Time At Captain Joe and Sons
- Monkey Balls or Sea Squirts -European Invader Ascidiella Aspersa
- One Inch Baby Lobsters Filmed and Released
- Rare Golden Sea Robin Landed Videotaped and Released
- Triple Pincer Claw Lobster
- The Back Shore 3/16/10
- Salting Herring At Cape Seafoods
- Gloucester Zen 6/3/11 Good Harbor Beach at Dawn
- Lobstermen Matt and Mark Ring Prepare A Trawl For The ’11 Season
- Fontana Family St Joseph Novena 2011
- Ferrante Family St Joseph’s Novena 2011
Here are some screen shots from the DVD menu-
Go get yourself an incredibly tasty breakfast at Fort Square Café and if you are in need of a birthday present or gift you can pick up one of my DVD’s.
Heidi was in the process of making three different types of cheesecakes that looked RE DIC U LOUS!!!! And look, we even good Ellen in a picture.
Cheese cakes ready for the oven!
Our Guy Ed Collard Sends In These Pics-
Ed also said there was more than enough to fill him up…and THAT’S saying something!
As I’ve stated ad nauseum there is no where I’ve ever been that has as many incredible breakfast joints as we have here. So to be in business in Gloucester serving breakfast you have to be special.
…and the Fort square Café is just that- very special. With Rusty making EVERYONE feel welcome the way only he can work a room to Heidi’s incredibly creative menu (yesterday she was making peppermint cheesecake) the food is always outstanding.
If you want to get a real feel for the people of this town just belly on up to the breakfast counter and let the master of ceremonies Rusty entertain you while Heidi works her magic at the helm of the kitchen.
As you know if you are even a casual reader that I love breakfast. Being here in G Town there are soooo many great breakfast joints to go that we are spoiled.
I go to different places for different reasons but there are just so many incredible options.
So yesterday it was Fort Square Café so I could stuff something down in my very limited time away from the dock but at the same time get some Greasy Pole Collapse reaction videos (thank you Samo and Rusty).
Of course Fort Square Café is about as “Glosta” as it gets. If you want real Glosta folks and ALWAYS a great smile and excellent attitude on top of inventive breakfasts just head on down. It’s not fancy shmancy- not that fancy shmancy is bad, I’m just saying sometimes you just want to hang with Glosta peeps without any pretense, without any attitude and just let the Glosta wash over you.
So blessed. So very blessed to have this crazy rich number of options for great breakfast joints. Do you know that some cities that are our size and even some that are a little larger most times only have a couple of decent breakfast options? Here we have at least a dozen GREAT ONES!
Designed to take you down! -and what a way to go.
Fort Square Cafe
29 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 (978) 281-3100
Fort Square café isn’t the only breakfast joint in G-Town where you can sit at the counter and feel as though you are part of the community no matter who you are but it combines that type of feel with some of the best grub in town.
Rusty and Heidi are about as real and welcoming as they come. I would highly recommend that if you are new to the area to belly up to the breakfast counter and get a taste of Heidi’s delicious food and a healthy helping of Gloucester hospitality while you are at it.
We’re big fans of the Fort Cafe and we thought we’d share a peek at some recent offerrings. Check out the stuffed French toast with ice cream -AMAZING -and the incredible assortment of baked goods in addition to all the delicious daily breakfast and lunch offerings.
Heidi is a cook/baker, extraordinaire and Rusty, Tony, Ellen and Krista complete the entertaining Fort Cafe team that makes for not only a delicious meal but a cozy environment with great company and conversation.
Check it out, right next to the Chamber of Commerce Building. It’s dangerously delicious…..
Wowza is all I can say!
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