Category Archives: Eats

Super Delicious Lunches from Vidalias

Our staff luncheon last week consisted of really beautiful and delicious sandwiches from Vidalias of Beverly Farms.  (thanks Paul) .  We’ll definitely be going back one day over school vacation!

Visit their website HERE   Or visit the market at 9 West Street, Beverly Farms

BREAKING NEWS: PAPRIKA GRILL ROBBED

Dear Readers,

I am not sure the exact details and don’t want to post until we learn more but what we do know is that Paprika Grill, the new grill on Washington Street, was robbed yesterday. No one was hurt and the Gloucester Daily Times will surely be bringing the facts. As a community lets show them our support. I’ll be picking up lunch there today, even if the food wasn’t fantastic, but it is, and the owner Emrah Arslan is friendly and very hardworking. Everything on the menu is super delicious but I especially LOVE their felafel with salad, simply outstanding! Dinner for the family too some night this week 🙂

Paprika Grill is located at 185 Washington Street, kitty corner to George’s Coffee Shop. They are open from 11am to 9pm daily. For take out call (978) 551-8186.

 

See Joey’ excellent post about paprika Grill here.

 

 

 

NEW SEASON WITH THE DUCKWORTH’S AND LIT HOUSE BOOK CLUB EVENTS

Chef Ken Duckworth out did himself in the fabulous and delicious department!

Jen did an outstanding job leading the discussion last night at The Great Gatsby book club event. A mandatory high school English class read for many, nonetheless, it was very enjoyable to read again, and especially interesting in light of our current political situation.

 

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The next Lit House Book Club @ Duckworth’s Bistrot event is Old Filth on Sunday, March 19th, with moderator Laura Harrington. Laura is an “award winning playwright, lyricist and librettist, winner of the 2008 Kleban Award for “most promising librettist in American musical theatre,” has written dozens of plays, musicals, operas and radio plays, which have been produced in 28 states, Canada and Europe, in venues ranging from Off-Broadway to Houston Grand Opera to the Paris Cinemateque. She has twice won both the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in playwriting and the Clauder Competition for best new play in New England.  Harrington teaches playwriting at MIT where she was awarded the 2009 Levitan Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Alice Bliss, (Penguin/ Viking) her first novel, won the 2012 Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction. Her second novel, A Catalog of Birds (Europa), launches in July.” For tickets and more information go to the Lit House website here.static1-squarespace

StudioCrepe in Rockport is a must

StudioCrepe on 17 Railroad Ave is an absolute must try if you haven’t been there. I am guilty of not making my way into Rockport with all the great restaurants.

My daughter Talia loves it and introduced me to brunch! Can’t make it for brunch? No worries they have lunch and dinner!

Here’s a glimpse of brunch but they offer so much more! Check out their website www.studiocrepe.com

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I got the Sunrise Crepe with some Rose! Great beer and wine selection!

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REMINDER: FREE SEED SWAP AT BACKYARD GROWERS THURSDAY EVENING

16708388_1028244820612685_1365850163122677238_nWinter getting you down? Spring is around the corner! Come on down to our FREE annual seed swap! Bring some seeds to share and swap. Don’t have any seeds to bring? No worries! Come any way and grab a few freebies!

Thu, February 16, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Backyard Growers Office
269 Main Street

This event is part of FRESH, a six-week exhibition with accompanying workshops and presentations hosted by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Backyard Growers.

DECADENT DELICIOUSNESS FROM TURTLE ALLEY!

img_4266Turtle Alley does not disappoint in their dazzling and delightful array of Valentine sweetheart boxes of deliciousness!

WISHING ALL OUR READERS A

Decadent and Delicious Valentine’s Day!

 

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LOVE SHACKS AND BAIT SHACKS FOR YOUR VALENTINE SWEETHEARTS

Where else can you go for both a Love Shack and Bait Shack but Nichols Candy House, naturally 

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How about this little Patriots Fan. His name is Joe Hart and he is an adorable ball of energy!joe-hart-nichols-candy-2-c-kim-smith

Winter Cabin Fever Market

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Here is a list of vendors who will be participating at this show:

Melissa Cox Soaps
Sand to City Style
Premier Imprints
Erin Pequeno Stone Designer
Diane Saunders, Represent Lularoe
Criadh Morrison – Roberts, Edible Art Cookie Creations
Paula and Emma Sanders, hand painted greeting cards
Lisa Ann Schraff, India Hicks styling and jewelry
Amy Hunt, Watercolors
Cape Ann Animal Aid
Donna Ardizzoni – Photography
Lizzi Harrington, Rodan and Field’s Skincare
Stephanie Vanderbilt, coastal and window and exteriors
City Adams, Memory Quilt
Scott from the new Restaurant Press
Pauline Bresnahan, Pauline’s Gifts
Kylee Foote, Herbalist

This event will be covered in a live feed broadcast by Kory Curcuru for The Magnolia Library’s Bridge Page

THANK YOU PASSPORTS FOR AN OUTSTANDING DINING EXPERIENCE!

Chef Eric’s Spanish inspired menu was beyond delicious and Nick Defasio from M.S. Walker selected some pretty amazing wines to go with. I highly recommend trying both of these outstanding wines and am planning to look for them at our local shops–a lovely white, the Burga’ns, Albarino, that Eric paired with a haddock entree; and a rich chocolatey red, the Casa Castilo, Monastrell, accompanying beautiful smoked paprika pork with grilled vegetables.

Passports wine dinners are typically in the $40.00 to 45.00 dollar range and I simply don’t know how they can afford to do that, truly an exceptional value The four course dinners are wonderfully inventive, the portions generous, and the wines, top of the line. Every third Thursday of the month – GO!

MAYOR SEFATIA AND ANTHONY CATURANO, OWNER/CHEF TONNO RESTAURANT, RAISE $$10,000.00 FOR CANCER!!

Mayor Sefatia write’s, “BIG shout out to Anthony Caturano and Tonno staff for the December ‘Sauce Cookoff: Gravy vs. Sugo’ charity event. We proudly raised $10,000.00 for local cancer patients and supporting services. Today, we delivered a check for $7,500.00 to Addison Gilbert Hospital Oncology, which will directly support their patients. The other $2,500.00 was previously given to different families in time for the Holidays.❤️

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Press Restaurant on Lexington Avenue

Magnolia is getting a new restaurant at 2 Lexington Avenue. The owner is Scott Spencer, with his major helpers, Maddi and Emily, gave me the opportunity to have a peek at this great addition to Lexington Avenue.

This place looks great and look forward to having breakfast or lunch there.

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Festive appetizer: Pastaio via Corta pasta is off the charts and have you tried their superb fresh mozzarella?

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Spot the fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, tomato skewer app tray from this Holiday Delights photograph? The mozzarella makes this festive appetizer delicious and great for little hands. (Don’t judge the prep–mine not Pastaio via Corta.)

Pastaio Corta is closing at 1pm today and will be closed December 24th-26th, December 31st-January 1st, and January 7th-24th. Follow them on Instagram for daily pasta updates @pastaioviacorta  in February.

 

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