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GloucesterCast With Guests Craig Kimberley, James and Anna Eves and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/9/14

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GloucesterCast With Guests Craig Kimberley, James and Anna Eves and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/9/14

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Topics Include: Crappy Coffee, Cape Ann Giclee, What Would You Lop Off Of Your Body To Go Back To 23 Years Old?, Cape Ann License Plate Debate, No Entry With A Codfish, The Angriest Most Hate Filled People In The Country, Custom Bumper Stickers, Bad Tattoos, Craig’s Prison Tat, The Rudder Opening Thursday Night, Peepers vs Crickets, Vernal Pond People, The Studio, Seaport Grille Tuna, Two Sisters Chipolte Hollondaise Eggs Bene, Patriot Strata, Tasty Burger, Top Dog, Yarde House, SRM Auto Detailing, iPad Not For Content Creation, Latest iPhone Image A Fake?, Joey’s Idea For A No Compromise Cell Phone Named The Brick, Joey’s Kickstarter, Throw Out The Weight Part Of The Equation, Give Me Some Guts, Apple Desktop Screens and Why Is There No PC Equivalent, Stitcher, Some Other Great Podcasts, Plugging In Your Cell Phone To Your Car’s Auxiliary Port, Email Subscribers Who Don’t Realize That They Can Access GMG Directly Through The Link www.goodmorninggloucester.com , The Internet Just Happened

The GloucesterCast Has Been Been Invited To Be A Station On Stitcher Radio On Demand! 

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The Rudder Opens April 18th!

Besides Having The Most Beautiful Room To Dine In Gloucester the Rudder Also Has A pretty Good Web Presence.

Check Out Their Site For All The Details- www.rudderrestaurant.com

The Rudder is available for private functions 7 days a week. Contact Greg
Halle the event coordinator if you would like to book your special function.

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For more information on the hours of operation, private functions and
social media visit www.rudderrestaurant.com."

Spring Has Sprung: Cape Ann Seasonal Openings Part I

Today, the first day of spring, the water is a brisk 39 F but Summer is just around the corner and with it the seasonal openings of restaurants on Cape Ann.

Saturday, March 30, Top Dog of Rockport opens. A clam roll at a picnic table outside. That is Rubber Duck’s official start of the season. Ward off the chill with a Hot Chihuahua Dog with Chili Cheese Fries.

Thursday, April 11, Lobsta Land Restaurant opens. Just say “Lobsta Land!” out loud three times. Quack quack quack, Rubber Duck feels better already. RD had to check their Twitter to find the date. Their website still just says “closed for winter.” Bad Lobsta Land. Engage in all social media.

Thursday, April 11, Captain Carlo’s opens.

Friday April 12th, Dairy Train in Rockport opens.

Thursday, April 18 The Rudder opens.

Note to Restaurateurs of Cape Ann: Do you want patrons when you open your doors this season? Then update your web page!! Update your facebook page!! Rubber Duck should not have to turn over every facebook, web or twitter rock and still have a hard time finding your opening date! Too many places still had, “We’re closing this week for the winter, come back in the spring.” Not good. Update and make a comment on this post and Rubber Duck will add your restaurant to Seasonal Openings Part II.

Rubber Duck chillin' at Duckworth's Bistrot

Rubber Duck chillin’ at Duckworth’s Bistrot

Where Zat? #2 – The Rudder! MAJack and 8 others got the correct answer!

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16 Responses to Where Zat? #2 

To see more answers, click here!

Thanks for playing!!! See you next week!

  1. Bradley Scheetz says:

    Is this a photo of home on Grapevine Road (on the Wonson Cove end)?

  2. MAJack says:

    The Rudder in Rocky Neck?

  3. The Rudder on Rocky Neck?

  4. Sindoni residence on Eastern Point Rd near Niles Beach

  5. Is it the Rudder Restaurant?

  6. Jackie Lovasco says:

    “The Rudder ” restaurant…

  7. Ok I’ll try – the only place I can think of that looks like this is the side of Bean and Leaf cafe. Or the side of the Topside.

  8. Jenn Cullen says:

    Back or side of Richdale’s building, Annisquam?

  9. swimdad says:

    Pretty sure it’s on Rocky Neck. close to the Rudder.

  10. noneofyowbizz says:

    rudder

The Rudder Opens Tonight!!!! Follow the Rudder’s Twitter Feed for a Chance To win $100

Hey Joey!  It’s opening day at The Rudder.  Wheels just told me he ran into you and that I should shoot you an e-mail.  We open at 5 today and are open Thursdays – Saturdays until Father’s Day Weekend when we go 7 days a week. 
Also, we’re running a contest.  Sign up to follow our Twitter feed… @THERUDDERRN and be automatically entered to win a $100 gift certificate. The contest ends this Saturday and the winner will be announced on our Twitter feed thereafter.
Thanks, Joey!  And come see us!
Sincerely,
Tony Wright
FOH Manager

Click below to Follow the Rudder and enter for a chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate!

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The Rudder Open Today and Launches Whole New Website-

They must have listened to our boy Paul Morrison who has been putting local restaurants on watch to get their sites updated in his “Seasonal Openings” posts which y0u can read here. Local restaurants, if you launch a new website, have something newsworthy happening and feel like sharing it with our readership of 15-22,000 people a day, you might want to pimp your info out just like Peter did in the following email to your boy Joey *hint-hint* in case you haven’t figured out how to contact us with breaking news or photos, there’s a tab up top labeled “Contact” it contains the email address for GMG.  If clicking the tab is too difficult I’ll also provide it for you here so you won’t have any excuse-

goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com

Peter Van Ness Writes-

Dear Joey,

I know you’re a fan of the Rudder on Rocky Neck and I love the video and photo series you did on their renovation, so I thought you’d like to know that they open tomorrow April 14th with Tax Relief Specials like Chapter 7 drinks for $7 (IRS Screwdriver — Vickie’s name), 1040ez Appetizers $10.40 (Agent Crab Cakes) and lots more

    (see all of them here http://rudderrestaurant.com/TaxReliefSpecials.pdf)

Also, Vickie and I just launched a new website for them with great photos (check out the attached Monkfish and Cioppino).  The new Web site works great on a mobile phone (I’m almost ready to give up my Blackberry for a Droid … yikes!).

Check it out here: http://rudderrestaurant.com/.

We did a photo shoot there and got to taste some exquisite food.  I’m not kidding, it’s better than ever this year!

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Seasonal Openings Part V

This is another big weekend coming up. But first, who has already opened up in the past few weeks? Nate’s of Front Beach Rockport, The Lobster Pool at Halibut Point, Topside Grill in Gloucester, The Top Dog of Rockport, and last but not least just this past weekend the Dairy Train Ice Cream Shop next to the Railroad Station in Rockport.

This weekend is a real biggy. If you have not had your first 2011 summer hot dog, ice cream, oyster, or fried clam you should check your pulse if you make it through this weekend without a taste of summer.

A real spring kick off: get those veggies planted. Get down on your knees and get dirty because Goose Cove Gardens opens this Saturday April 16th. Well rooted flats of beets, to broccoli, kale to kohlrabi, leeks to lettuces and don’t forget swiss chard, onions aspargus and brussel sprouts. You say you don’t like brussel sprouts? Try growing your own and throwing them on the barbecue grill along with some baby beets. Find them on Facebook.

Thursday, April 14 @ 5:00PM The Rudder opens. They will be open for 3 days only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until June 19th when they open for 7 days a week. “Tax Relief” specials the first weekend and some great new items on the menu this year. Even if it is still cold and snowy on tax weekend the fireplace inside and the heated deck overlooking Smith Cove is the place to be.

Thursday, April 14, Lobsta Land Restaurant opens. Just say “Lobsta Land!” out loud three times. I feel better already. Check out their website. Countdown to Lobsta and it can be used for countdown to taxes also.

Friday, April 15, Captain Carlo’s opens with Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents playing that evening. Your taxes are in. Time to celebrate.

Seasonal establishments, add a comment and I will add you. Update your website, your Facebook page, and start tweeting. The early bird gets the fried clam sold.

Bob Dylan says it’s the weekend, partyin’ partyin’ yeah!

Seasonal Openings Part III

The list of what has opened is long so I am switching modes to only speak of Cape Ann eateries about to open or changes in hours as spring turns to summer. Speaking of summer, how do you like the summer weather? It only rains on Monday and Tuesday? Last year and 1986 it seemed like it only rained on Saturday and Sunday. No more of that. Hot and humid here on out.

The Cupboard: Latest rumors all point to the Cupboard Opening tomorrow, Thursday, May 6. Today is Cinco de Mayo but tomorrow is “Seis de Mayo por la almejas fritas”. Works for me. Please do not chase me down if they do not open on Thursday. Their Facebook page is requesting job applications. Unfortunately my daughter has another month of eighth grade.

They have to be open by Saturday and I will be there to get some onion rings and a fish sandwich. I just got my camera out of hock so I might even be able to take a photo instead of these blurry iPhone shots. (Sorry about that again Jerry Remy burger.)

The Rudder: I was all excited about reading in the Gloucester Daily Times yesterday that the Rudder was going to be open year round. But reviewing Joey’s interview of Jeanie Boland last fall after the renovation and using my keen reading comprehension on the GDT story I now realize they may be open only to private functions in the winter. We need to change that. Every time you eat there make sure you mention how much you want The Rudder to stay open year round. Duckworths can do it and so can the Rudder.

But for now, The Rudder is Thursday to Saturday open at 5PM then on June 17th they will be open all week through the summer.

Fun Fact: My brother Chris just told me he ran the raw bar at The Rudder in the 80s. So did he kill anyone off? 8)

Summer Tourists, Some are not.

But Cape Ann is a tourist draw so if you don’t go with the flow you are missing out on some great fried clams, onion rings, and all sorts of other stuff to clog your arteries but what the hay it’s almost summer and winter is a long way away.

With that long intro, I want to know what seasonal restaurant is open. I love walking into a place that has been closed up all winter and the formica is all shined up and hopefully the fryolators are lubricated. Ice cream too, is there a better feeling than ordering that first mint chocolate chip from the Dairy Train in Rockport? (side note, my daughter was asking to go and I pretended to be deaf, not a real hard task, and I said “Scary Train?” and she repeated and I said “Scary Brain?” and we went on and on until she had to hit me over the head, anyway, Dairy Train is Scary Brain in our house.)

So what am I missing? I know some places are open and nobody told me. Stop that. I hate that.
So I want anyone who knows of a seasonal place that has opened or has posted the date at which they will open, send the info to me or post a reply and I will make a list and check it twice.

From my own personal ramblings I know that:
Top Dog: open
The Rudder : open Thursday-Saturday
Lobster Pool: open
Lobster Land (I mean Lobsta Land!): open
Top Siders: open (Oyster night is Tuesday night)
I’ve heard mention of this Cupboard at the end of the Boulevard and I will admit I have never eaten there. I’ve never played 18 holes of golf so sue me. But does anyone know when they might open?

Mail me or reply here, I will check it twice: paul_morrison@dfci.harvard.edu

The Rudder: First Weekend

This was the first weekend of the Rudder and I was Jonesing for the Monkfish but never got there. Not until tonight but I missed the monkfish, That is, the mussels, crab cake apps then a Paella entrée got in the way.

Can I mention the mussels? Why have I been visiting Cape Ann for years and no one has explained to me that the Rudder’s mussels are not the usual white whine and onions sort of thing? That they do this cream with sausage that blends in some intense fennel flavor that is just over the top.

The crab cakes I won’t mention because I think everyone knows that they are the tastiest most crabby crab cakes on the island.

My daughter had the bolognese which is always something we have to doggy bag so I can find it later tonight to eat although she has become much craftier at hiding it.

Odds and Ends: Rudder, Taxes, Mac

April 15, this Thursday, The Rudder opens for the season. I’ve been Jonesin’ for some pan seared monkfish with lemon butter and capers since last fall. Tax Relief Specials. Spring Hours: Open Thursdays to Saturday 5PM.

April 15, this Thursday, is not tax day if you live in Essex county. That rain in March made us a “disaster recovery zone” so taxes are not due until May 11. Woot, off to the Rudder even if the IRS is getting a big check. Mañana.

What if you get a tax refund and you’re thinking maybe you should get something slick to load GMG onto. Don’t you want to see Homie’s tail feathers in glossy high resolution with a high refresh rate? (Really, it wiggles.) Since some people know me as a Mac fanboy I always get the question, “What Mac should I buy?” and my answer is always the same. Go to MacRumors Buyer’s Guide and find out when the new model is coming out. This page will tell you whether to buy now or wait. Say you wanted a MacBook Pro last week. Boy would you have buyer’s remorse if you had not gone to the page. They would have told you “New Models Soon DO NOT BUY!!”

New models for the MacBook Pro came out today. The 13 inch is nice.

Signs of Spring Part II

Wearing shorts and sandals at work and keeping an eye out for the Safety Officer. (Open toed is a no no.) On the drive in went down Yawkey Way and snapped a pic:

Fun Fact: Yawkey Way was Jersey Street back when Tiant and Bill Lee were pitching for the Sox.

On Easter Sunday night there will be baseball played in Fenway Park. The Yankees have reloaded after dumping Matsui and Damon in the trash.

I accidentally got an awesome seat in 2004. Doesn’t this get you all tingly?

Another sign of summer to come, The Rudder opens on Thursday April 15. Are you going to shoe horn yourself in there on the 15th? Because of flooding Tax Day for us has moved to May 11. Is that true? I’ll take it.

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