Monthly Archives: February 2009

GMG Q&A – Frank Ciolino

Frank made up GMG Bumper sticker magnets which you can put a GMG sticker on and attach to your car if you don’t like putting stickers on your vehicle.  He has been a fan and regular commenter on GMG from the beginning.

How long have you lived in Gloucester?
46 Years

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Spring and fall

Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
The Boulevard at sunrise

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
Sebastian’s or Captain Hooks

What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?

What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
Morning Glory or George’s Coffee Shop

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
All of them. I enjoy them all

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?

Who is your favorite local artist?
Paul Frontiero Sr (Sorry Paul Jr)

Which is your favorite local beach?
Good Harbor

Who has the best chowder in town?
Lobsta Land

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
Don’t Have one …your stuck with me  LOL

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
I Loved it.. but I would like to see it be all of Main st. if at all possible

Where Zat? #12

Where Zat?

Last week’s winner was Paul Frontiero AKA capeannpainter who on a long shot guessed the identity as a Lane’s Cove shack.

Because of the economy, we have suspended asking small businesses for prize donations. BUT… it’s still fun and past winners don’t have to feel guilty about guessing!

A huge thank you to the businesses who have donated the prizes in the past.

This week’s location might be too easy…Sorry, Joey!

Passports Cheese Steak Sub With Joey Fries

So I swung by Passports the other day for lunch and ordered up a cheesesteak sub.  They serve them on soft Virgilio’s rolls and are delicious.   Anyway, Julie asked me if I’d like fries with that and of course I said yes.  Now when she goes over to the kitchen to tell Jeremy the chef my order she says “Joey will have a cheesesteak with “Joey Fries”.
You see I have them prepare my hand cut fries a special way- Sliced thinly and cooked well to get them nice and crispy and then with lots of salt.
You can see what Passports “Joey Fries” look like in the pic below.

Blue Sky Farm Barn Raising Update 2/18/09

Shingles are going on.

It looks to me like there was a change.  If you look in the left of the frame in the picture above there is a square window.  But in the pictures that were taken earlier it seems that it was framed out for a door in this location.

Who was Blynman?

Blynman Schoolhouse

Blynman Schoolhouse

The Blynman Bridge and the Blynman School were named for Rev. Richard Blynman, the first minister of the town. The History of the Town of Gloucester, written by John James Babson in 1860, has the interesting background of the bridge and Cape Ann in general. I’m going back to read more.

Bananas Vintage Martini Sets

Yesterday morning while swinging through town I saw Bananas open and I planned on popping in to see if FOB (friend of the blog) Debbie Clark was working.

Debbie wasn’t in but owner Richard Leonard was so I got to chatting with Richard about how long he had been in business with Bananas and what motivates him after all these years.  The video interview will be posted at 2:00PM today

There’s a lot of cool stuff that Richard has packed into his shop.  Among them are these vintage martini sets.

Looking for something fun to do to break up the routine?  Here’s a suggestion-

Go down to Bananas and get yourself one of these vintage martini sets.  Then invite a couple of your closest friends over, mix up some maritinis and get shmammered.  Sounds like a hell of an idea to me!

Bananas Martini Sets, originally uploaded by captjoe06.