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VIDEO: Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll) it’s Mardi Gras!

Well, here in frosty New England, it used to be just another Tuesday in the dead of winter.  But once Henri Smith moved to Gloucester (after Katrina blew is house down — see short bio here) we started celebrating Mardi Gras and now you have plenty of opportunities to celebrate on Cape Ann.  Here are a few:

Eat and drink at Lat43 and Minglewood from 11:30 – close today and 10% of what you spend goes to help send YMCA Teens on their service learning trips to New Orleans and the Navajo Nation.  Plus you can enter a raffle to win cool prizes (including 4 tickets to see Grammy-winner Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers with Henri Smith on Friday at The Larcom Theatre just down the road in Beverly).

Great music tonight all over town and music is the best way to celebrate.  See the complete live music schedule here.

Any time you like you can see Henri Smith and Charles Neville’s 2012 Mardi Gras concert at Minglewood Tavern on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool streaming site here.

If you’re NOLA homesick, check out the live webcams here.

Maybe — just maybe — if we celebrate Mardi Gras today, we’ll heat up Cape Ann and usher in Spring a tad earlier.  Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.

Today starring:

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Here is a striper caught off the Cardinal Cushing Villa in Magnolia by Captain Paul Moralli, aboard Cat. Latitude 43 in Gloucester purchased it from Intershell.

The fish was pan seared, skin-on, with bacon, snap peas, corn risotto & crispy fried leeks. This tasty dish was prepared by Chef Mike O’Brien at Lat 43 where it is available in season as a dinner special.

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Photos © Kathy Chapman 2013
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Video © Marty Luster 2013
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Dinner at Latitude 43

On Tuesday, a friend of mine was visiting from New York. He loves good food, so we had planned to head down to one of Gloucester’s fine dining locations on Main Street.  We had settled on the Franklin, but when we got down to Main Street, we found out about the broken water main and saw that all the restaurants were closed.

We ended up going down to Rogers Street and trying Latitude 43.  I had only been there once before, quite a while ago, and it was the first time for my friend.  We were both impressed by the decor as soon as we walked in. The metal sculptures of the octopus, fish, etc., are quite something, as is the mural of the shoreline over the bar!

Our waiter, Zorba Kinigstein, was enthusiastic, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu, giving us tantalizing descriptions of how the different dishes are prepared and the different flavors and textures we could expect.  My friend ordered the lobster bisque and the pan-seared halibut special; I opted for the clam chowder and the crispy potato sushi roll (tempura asparagus, lettuce, avocado and cream cheese, topped with fried sweet potato and served with a spicy mustard sauce!) which you can see in my photo at the beginning of this post.

Everything was delicious! I’d read a lot about Latitude 43 on GMG before, but I don’t eat out often on my own and usually aim for more inexpensive options to fit my budget. I am glad that circumstances (and my friend’s generosity) led us to eat there!

- Fr. Matthew Green

 

VIDEO: Cape Ann TV’s Maureen Aylward interviews TimeBank co-founder Nancy Goodman & Chamber CEO Robert Heidt about Earth Day Eco-Trip

This just in from Lisa Smith at Cape Ann TV.  Watch the interview below the news release:

Celebrate Earth Day and discover what Gloucester businesses are doing to go green on the Eco-Trip Scavenger Hunt on April 20 at 12:30 p.m. On the Eco-Trip you’ll solve crossword puzzles and mazes, get exercise walking to eight downtown businesses, shop at the Cape Ann Farmers’ Market, win prizes from local merchants, and socialize over refreshments at Latitude 43. We can’t think of a better way to spend Earth Day.

When you register to play at capeanntimebank.org, you’ll get a free copy of “Share the Ocean” by Michael Crocker. Before April 13 it’s $10 to play solo or on a team. After that, it’s $15. So register early! 

Here Nancy Goodman, co-founder of the TimeBank, Robert Heidt, chief executive officer of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, and Maureen Aylward of Cape Ann TV talk about the Eco-Trip.

After all this snow…you deserve to treat yourself right!

 

MARDI GRAS – TUESDAY FEB 12 – TOMORROW

4th Annual

All-Day 7 All-Night Fundraiser – 11:30am – 11:30pm

LATITUDE 43 & MINGLEWOOD TAVERN

10% OF ALL SALES TO BENEFIT Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS

·        SPECIAL N’AWLINS CAJUN MENU ITEMS

·        RAFFLE PRIZES

·        50/50 RAFFLE

·        BEADS, MASKS & BALLOONS

·        PLUS:  SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT BY GLOUCESTER’S OWN THE RUNAROUND 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Rick Doucette
Executive Director of Teen & Camp Services
Cape Ann YMCA
71 Middle Street, Gloucester MA 01930
(P) 978-559-3002 (F) 978-283-3114
(E) doucetter@northshoreymca.org (W) www.northshoreymca.org
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Maggies Farm

Maggies Farm Middleton ©Kim Smith 2012

Last night we stopped at Mark McDonough’s newest restaurant, Maggies Farmlocated in Middleton. Disclaimer: our son Alex recently started working there although, I can honestly say, our dinners were simply outstanding. And as you can see in the photos, the portions are enormously generous.

Maggies Farm Restaurant Middleton ©Kim Smith 2012-2Alex recommended the Nachos and, even though I generally dislike shouty capitals– WOW is all I can say!

The host Kai was gracious and friendly and our waitress was super professional and efficient. The ambiance was warm, welcoming, and fun, and the crowd ranged in age from 20-somethings through the ages including dating couples, sports bar fans, a group of women getting together after work, and sitting next to us, was a grandmother with her granddaughter discussing the granddaughter’s upcoming wedding plans.

Maggies Farm Restaurant Middleton ©Kim Smith 2012-3

Husband Tom ordered the Fish and Chips. I did not try the fish however, the onion rings were the best I have ever tasted–extra crispy flavorful golden brown on the outside, perfectly sweet, tender onions within. We were not sitting under the lights and I apologize for the not-so-great photos, but we’ll be back often. I ‘d love to return at lunch time for better photos and to try more items on the menu. I struggled to decide and was more than happy with the delicious Pan Roasted Chicken with cranberry cornbread stuffing, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, and gravy (and much too full after the perfectly enormous plate of nachos to eat all my dinner). The menu is a collection of favorite comfort food from many cuisines, and is comfort food at its most sublime. For sushi-lovers, the sushi looked very tempting and is half-off on Monday nights. I can see any number of reasons to head over to Maggies for lunch or for dinner as it is only a five minute drive past the long stretch of shops, stores, and car dealerships that line Rt. 114. Maggies is located adjacent to Richardson’s Farm. When the weather warms it will be lots of fun to make a night of Richardson’s mini golf and dinner at Maggies!

Maggies Farm Restaurant Middleton -4 ©Kim Smith 2012.

The name Maggies Farm Restaurant is taken from the Bob Dylan song he penned (from the album Bringing it All Back Home), after his departure from acoustic folk to electric rock. See Mark McDonough’s Gloucester restaurants Alchemy, Latitude 43, and Minglewood.

Are you a sculptor? Here’s a great opportunity!

This just in from Mark McDonough (you saw it FIRST on GMG, baby!)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Serenitee Restaurant Group Commissions Three Sculptural Light Fixtures for Next Restaurant

Gloucester, MA  Sept 10, 2012  Calling all North Shore “found art” sculptors. Serenitee Restaurant Group is commissioning a large scale, sculptural light fixture over the bar at its next restaurant in Salem. The new restaurant is on the site of the former Greenland Café on Washington St. in Salem.

sculptural octopus at Latitude 43

This sculptural art piece will serve as a principal focal point much the way the sculptural octopus functions over the sushi area at Latitude 43 in Gloucester.  In addition, unlike the octopus sculpture, it will serve a critical functional and marketing role in the bar area. The primary functions of the piece include the following:

  • Creates stem glass and wine or liquor storage accessible to bartenders
  • General lighting (LED) and visual interest which creates richness and sparkle but no glare
  • Incorporates found objects related to the bar trade and liquor manufacture, past and present
  • Captures the visual variety and richness of the craft of mixology
  • Creates a memorable impression both from within the restaurant as well as from the street
  • Contributes to the brand and overall aesthetic experience in the restaurant

The approximate size of the piece will be roughly 4 to 5 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. It will be hung approximately 6’-6” above the floor.

Depending upon cost, two related chandeliers may also be commissioned for the front windows.

Please contact the owner Mark McDonough immediately to discuss the design if you are interested in submitting a proposal. Collaboration between artists with complimentary talents is encouraged but not essential. Proposals are due by Sept 28 and the winner will be announced Oct 1.  The restaurant opens the first week in November. All artists will be given each other’s contact information.

Contact:
Mark McDonough
Owner
northshorerestaurantgroup@gmail.com
Serenitee Restaurant
185 Main St.
Gloucester, MA 01930

Minglewood Tavern Really Is Great

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-

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The wood fired pizzas are excellent-

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and the best salad in town the blackened chicken cobb, just bursting with flavor-

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Kid friendly too-

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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)

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Why Humans Are Crazy for Crispy

Boston Deals Has Lat 43 $15 for $30 Deal

We buy these every single time. Cheap family date!
woot!

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click here for the deal

The deets-

The Skinny

  • Voucher expires 12/13/11
  • Limit two vouchers per person
  • Limit one voucher per table of five our fewer; limit two vouchers for tables of six or more
  • Reservations are required
  • Not valid at the Minglewood Tavern
  • Not valid for alcohol
  • Full deal value must be used in one transaction
  • Voucher not valid for gratuity
  • No cash back
  • Cannot be combined with other offers or special promotions
  • Voucher is valid 24 hours after purchase

Fish Burrito- My Favorite-

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