Category Archives: Eats

Charlie’s Place Super Specials

Light touch, fried haddock Dinner Daily Super specials were flying out the take-out door, and to the steady stream of diners eating in. This time it was fish chowder for me and steak tips for my kids. Charlie’s Place 83 Bass Avenue Gloucester, MA (978) 281-5002 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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MILES FOR MEATBALLS WITH CHEF ANTHONY CATURANO, MAYOR SEFATIA, AND WARREN WAUGH AUTOS!

Generous donors rally for breast cancer awareness.

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Miles for Meatballs today raised a whopping $4,700.00 for breast cancer!!! The event was hosted by Mayor Sefatia, Tonno’s Chef Anthony Caturano, and Warren Waugh of Lyon-Waugh Auto Group. The Miles for Meatballs event began with a scenic tour around Cape Ann in luxury cars from the very generous Warren Waugh. The drive was followed by a fabulous late afternoon dinner at Tonno. Chef Anthony prepared his famous homemade meatballs and sausage with zugu/gravy, served over the creamiest polenta you can imagine. The homestyle, yet elegant dinner was accompanied by an outstanding Caesar salad and delicious cannolis. Every Sunday Chef Anthony serves a traditional meatball and zugu/gravy Sunday family dinner and I know where we will be having dinner next Sunday!

 

 

 

GHS GIRLS SOCCER FUNDRAISER AT TONNO!

Thanks to Eve Parisi for sharing the Tonno-GHS fundraiser information. What a great way to spend an evening, supporting the GHS girls soccer team by having dinner at Tonno. The complete menu will be made available, and some yummy specials, too. Reservations are recommended.

Community fundraisers: O’Maley Washington DC trip and GHS soccer at Market Basket and Jalapenos

Local businesses step up for local schools and organizations! Save the dates

In case you’re wondering what’s happening at Market Basket on October 28th 8:30-3pm:

The BAKE SALE at Market Basket is a fundraiser for O’Maley 8th graders annual special trip to Washington, DC. “This important fundraiser is to provide financial assistance to
those who need it most for the trip.” Items can be dropped off at O’Maley on October 27th or at Market Basket at 8:30 on October 28th. Contact Allison Cousins for more details or if you’d like to help out on Saturday, October 28th email Allison acousins@gloucesterschools.com.  Donations and sponsors for the popular calendar raffle are also underway. Here’s a link to last year’s calendar if you’re interested in participating. You’ll recognize those generous sponsors!

In case you’re wondering what’s happening with GHS soccer raffle tickets:

Soccer players are raising money for the soccer banquet, gifts for senior players, and the soccer program. Raffle tickets are $10 each and each packet has 10 tickets. The prizes are listed on the tickets and are for sale through October 29. Winners will be announced at the fall banquet (date/time TBD)

JV2 has a soccer game at O’Maley today at 4pm. Varsity has a big game — Here’s their record “going into tomorrow night’s match vs Salem. Big game!!!!”

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In case you’re wondering what’s happening at Jalapeno’s on November 6th:

Save the date for Jalapeno’s Night fundraiser for O’Maley Academy on November
6th. Dine in or take out at Jalapeno’s and a portion of their proceeds goes to O’Maley Academy!

For Stage Fort Park Volunteers: 2017 Thank You Luncheon at Captain Carlo’s

The traditional end of season Stage Fort Park Volunteers Thank you Lunch was held on Wednesday October 11 at Captain Carlo’s, and was hosted by the City of Gloucester, Mayor Romeo Theken, the Tourism Commission, and Captain Carlo’s. It was a lovely day and a great meal at a beautiful waterfront restaurant!

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The Stage Fort Park Welcome Center would not be open if not for a big group of dedicated volunteers: BERNICE B, ALFREDA O, CINDY H, CAROL M, DAVE & MARY F, DIANE U, DONNA C, ED H, ESTHER Y, GINNY C, JAN B, JOE M, KAREN B, DATHERINE P, LAURA D, ANN T, MARY C, MARYELLEN C, MAUREEN M, MIKE & LORETTA M, PEGGY M, RACHEL G, ROSIE S, STEVE D, SUSAN G, WINNIFRED D, BOB & EVELYN G, SOPHIE R, DONNA A, LINDA D, LIANNE A, and STEVE D.

Thank them! If you’re interested in joining this fun group, ask them about volunteering and why they do it. They have great stories to share. Kathie Gilson manages the volunteers. Gilson said that many volunteers return year after year, and for the 2017 season, volunteers took on extra shifts because the Stage Fort Park Welcome Center was short on coverage. The visitor center is open to the public from May through Columbus Day weekend. It’s a busy stop for visitors to Gloucester and the region. Over the summer of 2017, volunteers helped 15,000 visitors. Some said coming to Gloucester was “on their bucketlist”, others return each and every year. Visitors came from every state. Guests from North Dakota were the last state to make the tally. The Stage Fort Park Volunteers keep a guest book. Not everyone coming through signs in or leaves a note though the ones that do write in comments about Gloucester’s beauty and its friendly residents and businesses. The park is a jewell.

Captain Carlo’s owner, Carla O’Connor, is a member of the Tourism Commission for the City of Gloucester and she organzied the event. Gloucester businesses worked together with the City to offer scrumptious local favorites: baked haddock and chowder from Captain Carlos: chicken broccoli and  ziti from Causeway; and braised beef from Azorean. Desserts were from Pauline’s Gifts, Caffe Sicillia and Captain Carlo’s.  Castle Manor Inn made a contribution.

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Kathie Gilson (L), Carla O’Connor (R) welcome the volunteers

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The baked haddock–ALL the food was yummy!

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It’s a little outrageous, but we thought we’d try it anyhow

It all started when Gloucester’s Joe Langhan (a founder of the Food Network) invited me to taste his pastrami.  Having grown up in the pastrami capital of the world (NY), I was skeptical.  But I went down to see Joe’s Beantown Pastrami operation at the Boston Public Market and had a sandwich.  Instantly, I was transported!  I hadn’t tasted pastrami like this since — not the last time but — 2 times ago when I went to NYC — a few years at least.

Right then, Joe and I agreed to try a Beantown Pastrami pop-up during a blues concert at our new venue, 9 Wallis, right down the road in Beverly.  The first one in early August was a huge success.  Joe ran out of food.  So we tried it again 2 weeks later.  Another hit.

Having been so popular in the evening, Joe wanted to try it for lunch (pastrami’s favorite meal) every Friday … but with a twist.

“What if you have a comedy show so people can Laugh Over Lunch (#LOL)?” he suggested.

Vickie and I LOVED the idea and together with Joe, we coined the phrase Pastromedy (Comedy + Pastrami = Pastromedy), which debuts this Friday from Noon – 2pm.

This week’s PASTROMEDY features Chris D, winner of the wildly successful Next Big Catch – North Shore Comedy Contest at 9 Wallis in July and is hosted by Gary Marino founder of the World Gone Crazy Comedy Band and owner of Harmon-Marino LIVE, which produces the comedy shows at 9 Wallis.

Joe expanded his Beantown Pastrami menu for 9 Wallis to include corned beef sandwich plates (including Reuben and Rachel) as well as turkey.  All plates are served with Cape Cod Potato Chips and whole Maitland Mountain Farm pickles are available at for an extra charge.

Comedy is free.

Sooooo….have a fun lunch — and maybe start your weekend early by treating yourself to the best pastrami in New England, right down the road in Beverly.  Don’t worry about the calories ’cause you’ll laugh your ass off!

ONLY A DOZEN TICKETS LEFT FOR THE GREAT GLOUCESTER GROWDOWN!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW- This event will sell out!! 

Backyard Growers fantastic annual fundraiser is back – even bigger and better than last year! Join us for an evening of fun, friends, food and music to support our farm to school and community gardening programs.Enjoy appetizers, dinner and cocktails prepared by Short & Main followed by a rockin’ dance party with live music performed by Gloucester’s premiere 80’s band, SAFETY Bring your friends and join us for a great night out to support a wonderful cause!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
WHERE: Short & Main 36 Main Street, Gloucester
TICKET PRICE: $75 (includes appetizers, cocktails, and a delicious farm fresh dinner)

PROGRAM:
6:30 Cocktails and Appetizers
7:00 Speakers
8:00 Dinner is served
9:00 Dance Party

Many thanks to our lead Sponsor:
WORKS by Jesse DeBenedictis

Additional Generous Sponsors Include:
Alprilla Farm
Beauport Financial
Black Earth Compost
Boston Brewery
Brian Orr Pediatrics
Building Center
Cape Ann Brewery
Cleaves Insurance
Holly C & Co
Ann & Dan Lasman
Manchester Athletic Club
Notch
OneGloucester
Privateer
Ryan & Wood
Short & Main
TD Bank

Boston Globe focus on farm & sea to table | Gloucester’s Cape Ann Fresh Catch

Today’s Boston Globe: Meat and Seafood Supporters Tap Into Community Support by Johanna Seltz

features Gloucester CSA CAPE ANN FRESH CATCH: http://www.capeannfreshcatch.org/

“which started in conjunction with the Gloucester Fisherman’s Wives Association in 2008 and has about 400 people signed up for the current season…Recent species include…”

“Marshall gets her fish from about a dozen Gloucester fishing boats, and every CSA package includes a note with the name of the boat that caught the contents…” 

Boston Globe Cape Ann Fresh Catch Sept 17

You’re doing yourself a disservice if you haven’t been to Feather and Wedge in Rockport MA

I had the best meal I’ve eaten in 2017 and it was the scallops of risotto with corn and peas and I could literally eat this meal every day for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.

Amazing.  Get there.

Thank.

Me.

Later.

Feather and Wedge
Address: 5 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966
Phone: (978) 999-5917

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Kate got the salmon which she loved and we always start out with either the cheese board or the charcuterie board.  Can’t go wrong with either.

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Happy Belly, Happy Son

If you haven’t been to Happy Belly don’t walk, RUN!

Took Tyler for the first time and he was over the moon about the Open Faced Corned Beef Benedict!

He was particularly excited about the fruit cup that comes with it AND the home fries!

Don’t forget to check out their extensive dessert section and use your Serenitee card for points while you’re there!

 

Happy Belly

3 Duncan Street
Gloucester, MA 01930.

GIF of Danielle @Pastaio via Corta making pasta is insanely calming

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Way more soothing and satisfying than those viral mixing paint and DIY slime videos, right?

I mean, you can eat these. Pastaio via Corta, case was nearly sold out this Saturday

 

℘ inkidescent I love how extra fine glitter acts as pigment sometimes. what are y'all doing for memorial day??

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Angela Sanfilippo Honored at “Sea to Supper” at Mile marker

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Fishing Partnership Support Services presents “Sea to Supper and honor Angela Sanfilippo

The Market Restaurant in Gloucester makes GQ Magazine 24 Best Restaurants list!

More restaurant news, this one Annisquam way.
For this best of list, GQ high lights seriously stellar restaurants off the beaten path that are not to miss!
GQ Magazine

The Place on the Docks That Redefines “Place on the Docks”

Gloucester, Massachusetts

In the archipelago of coves and points in Gloucester, a narrow one-way residential street leads to a small marina. On the docks is a weathered old building that looks like it should be serving popcorn shrimp on paper plates out a window. Instead, it houses The Market Restaurant,…”

Open seasonally!

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Clam Alley | NESN’s Wicked Bites TV visits J.T. Farnham’s, Woodman’s, Village Restaurant, Clam Box!

Wicked Bites TV visited Essex and Ipswich in a big way this month to review “Clam Alley”. Visitors often ask what is the best place for a lobster roll? and fried clams?  “Clam Alley” extends throughout Cape Ann. In Gloucester there’s  Charlie’s, Gloucester House, Lobsta Land (another gorgeous marsh vista), Captain Carlo’s, the Cupboard and Lobster Pool in Rockport to name a quick few…what else?

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Wicked Bites is scheduled on Saturdays at 9:30am on NESN. From their sites:

Hey, you better be ready for the next ALL NEW Wicked Bites TV. On today’s show we visit CLAM ALLEY for the very best fried clams in the world. And, we have some special guest: Kim Gilder Carrigan and VB from the WRKOmorning show.”

“Oh, the fried clam! Mike Wendt hits Essex, Massachusetts at J.T. Farnhamsfor fried clams, seafood and some incredible fish tacos.”

Wicked Bites reviewed the Village Restaurant (Sept 2016) and Causeway (Sept 2016)

 

 

 

Lee’s and JT Farnhams on top 10 favorites list for BRAVO Top Chef judge

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can’t miss Lee’s at Gloucester corner – there’s an Edward Hopper drawing of the line up of homes on Lee’s side of the street

Article link: “Want to eat like Gail Simmons? Here are 10 of her Favorite Restaurants in the country (and Canada)!” 

 

Lee’s – 2 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA  5AM – 1PM  (978) 281-3873  
At least one of us orders an apple cheddar omelette

JT Farnhams – 88 Eastern Avenue, Essex, MA
Open seasonally. Fried clams for me. My kids like that they brand the hot dogs. Founder of Farnhams from Gloucester.  

December 2016 view from JT Farnhams Essex

winter view from Farnhams

Bravo The Nosh blog Top Chef

Gloucester art and breakfast | Zeke’s Place

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On the walls at Zeke’s place, summer 2017:

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Nancy Alimansky from Newton and Phyllis Paster from Wellesley are showing drawings in the main room. Both watercolor artists have painted Cape Ann scenes, many from Gloucester and Rockport.

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Nancy Alimansky #1

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Phyllis Paster #2

David Kielier resides and works in Gloucester.

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The first business to respond to the Mayor’s arts hotline was Zeke’s Place.

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Gloucester’s Joe Langhan (Food Network founder) brings his world-class pastrami to Beverly tomorrow night

Many of you know Joe Langhan from his work producing the Souls of the Sea videos.  What you may not know is that he’s a founder of the Food Network and created its signature show Emeril Live.  A couple of years ago, Joe brought world-class NY pastrami to Boston (see Globe article).  Tomorrow (FRI 8/11) he’s bringing his famous Beantown Pastrami right down the road to Beverly for a pop-up at our Beverly Blues Series.

If you know us, you’ll know that we love pulling what may seem like disparate people together for an unusually fun night (e.g., book signings with music, music with stand-up comedy, comedy with dinner, etc.)

It’s hard to predict just how much fun tomorrow’s show will be as we bring together Blues Hall of Famer, Joe Moss from Chicago and the last prophet of the funky Texas blues The Willie J. Laws Band for an exceptional night of music hosted by WZLX Music Director Carter Alan (who will sign his new book The Decibel Diaries at the show).

Add Beantown Pastrami’s world-class, hand-carved, NYC style sandwiches and … well … you just never know what can happen at the most intimate, elegant listening room on Boston’s North Shore. Get tickets here (cheaper on-line!)

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