Monthly Archives: November 2009
Henley Douglas Jr and Soul Force Five- pic from Ernest Morin
Opened in 1995, Passports continues to be a local and visitor favorite, specializing in creative cuisine from around the world. Menu features include, popovers to start, local seafood, steaks, lamb chops, and international specialties. Passports is known for its fine dining in a casual atmosphere, along with the biggest selection of beer & wine on Cape Ann. I must say that I had the BEST Rueben Sandwich there ( I am not sure it is still on the menu, but it was fantastic!) Mondays deal of the day is a FREE appetizer at Passports!! Come on down and say hello to Eric ( he is the big boss ).
Do You Make The Best Holiday Cookies Around and Want To Prove It?
Here’s your chance!
1ST ANNUAL GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST
When: Thursday, December 3rd (Ladies Shopping Night in Gloucester). Entry turn in 4-5:30 pm, judging begins at 6:00. No prior registration necessary
Where: Brown’s Mall, 186 Main Street, Gloucester
Why: Because we want to find the best cookies around, support the Open Door Food Pantry this holiday season and have fun with food at the same time in a contest that does not involve giant burgers or fiery foods for a change.
Entry fee: $5.00 and two non perishable food items to be donated to the Open Door.
Your entries will be judged on the following criteria by qualified food professionals and local notables, all with excellent taste buds:
Appearance (of cookies and overall presentation) 20%
Overall Appeal of cookies 20%
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st place, individual entry
2nd place, individual entry
3rd place, individual entry
One 1st place prize for a youth/family entry.
The prizes will be fabulous and available for viewing when you drop off your entry the night of the event–trust us on this one–and the bragging rights are just an extra!
And now, the particulars:
You may decorate and garnish your entries with holiday flair as desired, 12 cookies per plate please.
You may enter as many different cookie submissions as you wish but you must pay an additional $5.00 and two more non perishable food items for The Open Door per entry.
No professional bakers/chefs allowed to enter please.
No mixes allowed. All entries must be from scratch.
Three legible copies of recipe must accompany all entries. Please include name, address and telephone number on the back of each sheet. Recipes become the property of www.goodmorningloucester.com and may be reproduced. If your recipe is not original (your personal creation), please attribute its origin.
Judging will begin promptly at 6:00 and will conclude when all entries have been judged
You do not have to be present for announcement of the winners, but it will be more fun if you are.
The decisions of the judges are final.
All cookie entries will be packaged and donated to The Open Door the night of the event.