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Breakfast at George’s Coffee Shop

Practically since I arrived in Gloucester, people have been telling me I have to try breakfast at George’s (178 Washington Street). For one reason or another, I had not made it until this past Sunday when I had breakfast there after Mass with some parishioners.  From among the many appetizing things on the menu, I chose “breakfast boats”:

That’s three potato halves, hollowed out and filled in with scrambled eggs and bacon, topped with shredded cheese and served with salsa and sour cream.  Wow.  It tasted as good as it looks!  However, it was twice what I could eat, so I ended up with leftovers for later.   Definitely worth ordering!  We were all satisfied with our meals.  I had tried a bite of someone’s plate-sized pineapple coconut pancake, and it was delicious too…

While we ate, I saw this unusual sight:

I’ve never seen a sign like that on a car before. The owner must have real problems with people trying to get friendly with those beautiful hounds.  It reminds me of this scene from “The Pink Panther Strikes Again” (which I just watched again):

– Fr. Matthew Green

Great Breakfast on Sunday

Rick and I went to Maime’s Kitchen, across from St. Ann’s, on Sunday morning.  Breakfast was so so good.  Rick had the scramble special with Linguica and I had an Omelet with Spinach, Tomato, mushroom with bacon.

Special scramble with Linquica

Omelet with Spinach, mushrooms, tomato with bacon

Had to take a picture, but had to take a bite first

Doesn’t this quiche look good?  You see why I had to take a bite before I got out my phone.  It tastes as good as it looks and is one reason why I’m very happy that Atlantis opened their Cafe today!

Peter had the Fish Cakes Benedict.

Wow!  Some of the best fish cakes we’ve ever had.  Too bad they don’t serve dinner.  These would make a super appetizer.  Jessica the chef uses a secret ingredient.  She wouldn’t let me say what it is, but you could always try to guess.  The Atlantis Oceanfront Cafe is now open to the public (you don’t have to be a guest at the hotel) 7 days a week from 7:30-11:00am.  I’d recommend going before the season gets crazy busy.

You can work up a good breakfast appetite by dancing tonight and there are plenty of opportunities for that.  Peter and I will be at Minglewood to see our friend Brad Byrd with his “A” Band (but we’ll do our best to stay out of the video shoot).  Now if you’d prefer to be on camera (see the folks from last time), put on something you want to be photographed in and come on down.  Music starts at 9.

But if you’d rather not take the chance on ending up in a video directed by Hollywood’s Brandon Rose, check out the other more anonymous opportunities for dancing in the full music lineup here.

Tomorrow we’ve got a major announcement and a very special Artist of the week (actually 2 in 1).  Stay tuned  . . .

Fort Square Café Features Holiday Gifts In Addition To Fantastic Food and Sparkling Conversation!

As I’ve stated ad nauseum there is no where I’ve ever been that has as many incredible breakfast joints as we have here.  So to be in business in Gloucester serving breakfast you have to be special.

…and the Fort square Café is just that- very special.  With Rusty making EVERYONE feel welcome the way only he can work a room to Heidi’s incredibly creative menu (yesterday she was making peppermint cheesecake) the food is always outstanding.

If you want to get a real feel for the people of this town just belly on up to the breakfast counter and let the master of ceremonies Rusty entertain you while Heidi works her magic at the helm of the kitchen.


Soooo good!

Leftovers: Saint Patrick’s at Lee’s

Checking through the hard drive leftovers and forgot to post our Saint Patrick’s Breakfast at Lee’s.

This Leprechaun may as well be saying, “You’re not from around these parts now are you?” Yes it is true it is the first time we had breakfast at Lee’s. I know, hard to fathom. Can you see the Steve Connelly sign in the background? I have been there.

A look at the menu:

Ordered the Nathalie with Hollandaise and hash. Wicked pissah.

Then it was back home to plant the peas which is something that has to be done on Saint Patrick’s Day. They already need thinning.

Checking in from Rockport: Red Skiff Hash!

Grabbing my second breakfast of the day late this morning almost 10AM thought the Red Skiff right in Rockport would be the ticket on a Saturday morning. Busy but my daughter and I grabbed a table and she ordered the coconut pancakes and I ordered the top special which is Eggs Benedict with Corned Beef Hash.

I love coconut in most situations but a pancake? Hmm.  But the pancakes hit the table two seconds before my dish so I tried a bite and amazing fluffy coconut goodness. Then I got to mine and chewed off a good piece before I thought to take a photo.

I am never as controlled as Joey that I can take a photo of my food before I mess it up. But you can see the hash below that Benedict. The home fries were normal Red Skiff Spectacular but the part I had forgotten, the english buried in there was obviously toasted on the grill. This gave a nice crispiness on top which withstood the Benedict sauce flowing down. Slightly offscreen was a side of bacon and coffee which kept me going the rest of the day. No lunch for me on Saturday.

Did I mention I like the hash at Red Skiff? The pancakes were huge and I am trying to break a habit of licking my plate in public so a doggy bag of pancake and some hash made its way home. That lasted all of 30 seconds as everyone else had arrived and acted like wild animals.

SeniorCare Annual Fundraiser Breakfast Thursday Oct 21st

Anne Springer Writes-


Would you mind running this “save the date” PSA for us on your site?

Save the Date: SeniorCare, Inc. will hold its Annual Fundraiser Breakfast, sponsored by Lobsta Land , on Thursday, October 21.

Tickets $8 per person.  For more information, call SeniorCar at (978) 281-1750.



Red Skiff Eggs Benedict with hash

My daughter wants to see every sunrise but I slipped up this morning and was out there at 6:15 AM and even though I would call it rising in her book it was way too late. To console her we all went to The Red Skiff for breakfast. A rock throw from the lighthouse in the middle of the street (OK locals tell me the name of it).

To do my cub reporting correctly I had the special listed at the top of the whiteboard. Eggs Benedict with hash. I think it was red hash.

[Expletive deleted], [Expletive deleted] my goodness this was good. From bottom to top, English muffin, soft but still with a crispy top, the hash, rich and no diet reduction working here, on that a perfect poached egg, not runny but it was just a few seconds before it was pulled, then a remarkable Benedict sauce on top.

After the first bite I said: “self, if you eat this and the home fries you are going to regret it. Do not touch them. (I listened to myself and the home fries went doggy bagging home to a late sleeper who enjoyed them)

But back to breakfast. I did not share, I wanted it all. The hash was amazing. I don’t want to argue about who has better hash. Two Sisters is in the running. But when you layer all these good things and keep the crunch in the top of the english muffin while everything else is going all gooey this was a good start to the day.

I was purchasing ping pong balls at Cracker Jacks an hour later. Trying to find change I mentioned that, oh, don’t have the quarter since I put it in the meter in front of the Red Skiff this morning and then we get to talking about hash and how she doesn’t like hash because as a kid it was not so good. I felt the same way my entire life until a few years ago. Hash when you were a kid was terrible. Your parents were making a cheap meal made of leftovers and a potato. I think I may have convinced her to try hash again for the first time.

I used to hate peas for the same reason. Seven kids and mom plates canned peas in front of you they were terrible. Now one of my favorite foods just poking out of the garden this week.

Update: Peeps III coming, Art has Revenge, they are back at Shaws.
I missed my 2PM deadline because of kayaking to Pigeon Cove before the big black cloud arrived. But I have Homie pics from that.

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