LAST CALL for the Cape Ann Mobile App
I am coordinating the uptake of Points of Interest for the new mobile app across all 4 cultural districts (Essex, Rocky Neck, Rockport, Harbortown). To date very few Gloucester businesses and inns have entered their information. And only ONE downtown restaurant is entered!
We know that Gloucester is home to some amazing food and a wide variety of restaurants!!
- There is no fee to join the app – yet. It is grant funded for the first two years.
- Your business will be “pinned” to a Google map for visitors to see and contact you based upon your address
- Your business will have a “landing page” on the mobile app. Please keep your information brief and concise. It makes the download faster.
- You can have an image/logo/photo for your landing page, however it must conform to the following design specs: 240px H max x 600px W max (same format as a Facebook banner), 150 dpi.
- You can list up to 3 categories for your business. When visitors select a category like “Shopping and Antiques” businesses will appear based upon the proximity to the user, not alphabetically. Here are the categories:
- Arts + Galleries
- Attractions + Recreation
- Historic Sites + Museums
- Performances + Music
- Restaurants + Lodging
- Shopping + Antiques
Here is the link to add your business to the mobile app.
http://tinyurl.com/CapeAnnMobileApp DEADLINE: January 31 @ 5:00pm
If you want to get a feel for what this app will look and feel like, check out
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
President & interim Executive Director
Cape Ann Art Haven
Everything they serve at Willow Rest is fresh and delicious. I went for their cheeseburger, my favorite. Friend Chris got the Cuban, and my mom got the best BLT she’s ever had in her 80+ years. Even our beloved Mayor loves to scoot over there from City Hall for lunch.
If you haven’t been to Willow Rest lately for breakfast or lunch, or to pick up some of their fresh baked goods, veggies or other goodies, stop in and enjoy.
Willow Rest is not closed! I was talking with a neighbor in Annisquam a couple of days ago and mentioned that Melissa at Willow Rest is now carrying a large selection of my photo montage cards. They were surprised because they believed Willow Rest was closed until May because of a sign they had seen on the building. There is a sign, but it refers to the gas station at Willow Rest, which is closed until May due to lack of business during the winter. Willow Rest was closed for the week of February 3-10 for vacation, but are open for regular business with their great breakfast and lunch selections, coffee, baked goods and fine grocery and produce items. So go back to Willow Rest, and while you’re there, check out my photo montage cards, many of which have never yet been seen.
Got a question about when the next wine dinner is happening? What their hours are going to be? Request a special dish?
Tweet my boy Eric Lorden @PassportsGlo
And check out the Passports Website here
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They are really hitting it on all cylinders with great specials every night of the week, a great drink menu, one of my favorites on a hot day is a cranberry margarita concoction that one of the best bartenders in town Brian Eastman makes-
The wood fired pizzas are excellent-
and the best salad in town the blackened chicken cobb, just bursting with flavor-
Kid friendly too-
Brian Eastman forwarded me this story about why we love crispy stuff in reference to my soggy French fry rant (Minglewood also has outstanding crispy on the outside/fluffy on the inside hand cut French fries)
I wanted to see if using Twitter for This “Art, Rocks!” thing would work. It did. Here’s the email I received;
I found the “Art, Rocks” at Good Harbor Beach. Nice sketch. I have to admit that I must have walked by it 2 or 3 times (I went across the street to look right after your tweet that you left one). The photo clue was what did it…I have been back and forth enough times on my first venture to have pretty much memorized the rocks along the sidewalk :-))).
Thanks for what you do, both for art and for Gloucester. You and Joey C are two of the Great Ones!
Ed Comer Innkeeper/owner
Blue Shutters Beachside Inn
Sorry to anyone who was looking for a Rock yesterday. I posted i was going to leave one somewhere in Gloucester at 6pm on 03/19/2011. But I was unable to make it. Sorry Again.
But I did have a little break today and was able to do one after my Meditation session.
Follow me on twitter for it’s location: http://twitter.com/#!/capeannpainter
Sorry, but no photos. I didn’t have my camera with me.
One of the things I love most about eating at Gloria’s is Gloria herself and the pride she takes in her cooking.
Whenever I ask her what tomorrow’s “Spanish Special” is going to be she gets this incredible smile and enthusiasm on her face when she describes what she will be making the next day. I don’t even bother looking at the regular menu because the daily “Spanish specials” are always ridiculously good.
Alchemy Cafe and Bistro boasts a new Spring menu full of goodies and a redesigned interior with more big chairs and comfy corners. A beautiful and funky new metal sign on the corner should attract some attention. The menu offers yummy sharing tapas as well as pizza and delicious entrees. I love that they really try to source everything locally and care where their meat comes from and what it has eaten. I had to go here after Joey’s food map. There was a serious shortage of Alchemy photos – I had to be sure it got on that food map – and I did my duty. It was tough, boy, I tell you! I managed though…
Rob ordered the grass-fed burger and fries, which were heavily wife-taxed, and my sea bass managed to be eaten almost entirely by me as well. (Poor Rob.) Asparagus with poached egg tapas and a lavender creme caramel dessert made for a fine, rare date night indeed!
10-Picture slide show
Alchemy Cafe and Bistro – click photo for slide show
Are you hungry?
poached egg, truffle oil, shaved Grana Padano,
and smoked sea salt – 6
Pan Seared Striped Bass
marinated squash and salsa verde – 16
Grass Fed Beef Burger
bacon onion jam, herb cheese, lettuce, tomato,
homemade pickles and a black pepper bun – 13
Spring Peas with Butter & Parsley – 5
Lavender Scented Crème Caramel
organic honey custard, fresh berries, caramel sauce – 6
I am writing you at the behest of my sister Melissa, who is the owner of Sugar Mags. I have attached a Sugar Mags block party menu for tomorrow evening.
Serving from 5:30pm to 9pm.
click to read full sized
What, you thought we would rest on our laurels? You think we’re done innovating?
OH HELL NO!!!!!! There are always boundaries to push, ways for you to discover more and I want our team to be the ones who bring you the latest and greatest online Gloucester Discovery Experience POSSIBLE!
We’ve got your GMG Free WiFi map. We’ve got your GMG Facebook Page. We’ve got the GMG Wikipedia.
Now feast your eyes on the completely interactive Good Morning Gloucester Eat Your way Through Gloucester Map!
Click on the map and you can expand or collapse the map right down to a satellite view if you want to. Expand the map and click on any of the fork and knives and it will bring up the restaurant location along with pictures of the food at that establishment. If you have an iPhone or other smartphone you can use the location services to click on your location and discover what restaurants, bakeries or sub shops are within walking or driving distance. See for yourself real pictures at each location when you click on it taken by me the consumer, not prettied up pictures from an ad man who show’s you one thing but when you order it you get something completely different.
We won’t quit innovating. We’re relentless. We want to bring you the best our area has to offer and WILL NOT STOP!
THIS IS THE SITE TO BOOKMARK
THIS IS THE SITE TO SUBSCRIBE TO
RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW.
NOBODY’S DOING IT BETTER!
Click the Good Morning Gloucester Eat Your Way Through Gloucester Interactive Map and save it as a bookmark on your smartphone for your next trip to Gloucester or when you want to discover the best places to eat.
Alchemy Reopened, Reinvisioned, Redesigned
Your new favorite afterwork spot
New Appetizers, Craft Brews, Share Platters, and Wines by the Glass
Expanded Bar, Live Music, More Couches. and Places to Chill
Affordable, interesting and approchable bites and brews to mix, match and share
I helped my buddy Erik put together a blog for his restaurant- he is now posting specials and the updated menus
you can chickity check it out by clicking this here-http://passportsrestaurant.wordpress.com/
As the title states ” Scroo Cookin”! Prepared meals made fresh daily is todays GMG deal. Scroo Cookin reminds me of waking up on a Sunday morning and smelling the aroma of my mom sautéing the garlic in the oil in preparation for making the Sunday sauce. Thats what you get from Scroo Cookin! Fresh meals prepared daily for your taste buds to take advantage of. Need a quick bite for lunch – then why not grab the coupon below and try one of their many sandwich options. I am actually thinking of trying the Scroo Chicken Salad Wrap today! Nothing like a good chicken salad with grapes….MMMMMM. You can check out their menu by clicking the link below:
SCROO COOKING MENU
CLICK TO PRINT AND SAVE - YUMMY!!!!
Click The Picture To Check Out Passports Restaurant New Blog