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Topside Grill & Pub, 50 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA (978) 281-1399
Topside Grill shut down January through April, but no longer! I asked restauranteur Doug Silva what it means to Topside Grill to have a year round liquor license awarded by the licensing board?
“First of all, we are very excited and feel pretty lucky to have been selected with all the choices.” Other businesses vying for the license included: Captain Carlo’s; Jasmine Garden Restaurant; Dennis Senecal for the former Espresso location; Simon Prudenzi for the former Dog Bar space; and Karma Liquors. You can read more about the process and see a map of all MA licenses on my earlier GMG post.
“What does it mean to us? It means many things. We can stay open year round. We can hold on to our staff which will really help out with turnover. It’s great for our customers who come on a regular basis and won’t need to shift plans in the winter anymore. A year round schedule will stamp out any lingering seasonal perception that we cater solely to tourists. We’re all about local. We live downtown. We help downtown. We’re here for Gloucester and part of the community.”
“It’s been super nice to hear congratulations and feedback from everyone, and so so so nice to hear from the professional community, too.”
“We get to play with a year round cocktail menu, too.”
If you hadn’t heard, Doug is a master mixologist. What’s popular now? Topside Grill makes a delicious homemade artisan ginger beer–fresh ginger!— refreshing on its own or shoring up a signature Moscow Mule or Dark & Stormy.
Topside Grill serves a great menu selection of seafood and steak entrees, and creative daily specials. My kids love the appetizers and delicious homemade lasagna and chicken-eggplant Parmesan which are family recipes. They think Doug is so lucky because his mom could cook these, you know, probably after school. Anytime. Just like that.
Topside Grill is part of the downtown cultural district and the Chamber. Doug serves on Gloucester’s Tourism Commission
In case you missed this sign in the background.
Scenes from Gloucester businesses joining in to share news about what’s ahead for the upcoming season.
Will share more announcements and party feedback later.
Big Mike’s Bikes is back
Cape Pond Ice was featured in Yankee Magazine. Scott Memhard adds: “our popular Historic Icehouse Tours here at Cape Pond Ice Company are off to a busy season start, with some local enthusiastic Tour Guides, offered Monday – Saturday @ 11 am & 2 pm. And our ART@the Icehouse gallery upstairs, featuring a number of local artists, opens Memorial Day weekend for our 2nd Season. If any area business Welcoming staff would like to come down and have a free tour, they are welcome, at no charge!”
Kick off the Summer season this Saturday nite with the infectious tunes of Hoodoo Revelator! Show starts early (9pm) and runs til midnite. Kevin “The Rattlesnake” Haney will be movin and shakin and playin (and howlin! ) for your entertainment! On g-e-e-t-a-r will be the talented Dan “Moe” Moriarty, who can keep up with the best of them! Glen Asaro will be wailing on the harp while Bob Clinton will be tearing it up on bass. And of course the highly energetic and talented Bob Palumbo will join the band bangin on his drums! Great food and drinks there too! Should be a fun nite! Hope to see you there this Saturday Night (Memorial Day Weekend)
Hoodoo?….you do! Come on by for some fun!
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Thrill Ride is a band made up of, shredding guitar, heart pounding bass, ripping keys, pocket drums, and powerful female vocals. The band plays top 40 of today and the past. You can expect to hear anything from Bruno Mars to Etta James, to B52’s and Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band, to Elvis. Hope to see you all dancing at a venue near you when Thrill Ride pulls into town!
Band members Jessica Maletti – Lead Vocals
Christian Towler – Guitar and Synth
Zach Gorrell – Keys
Carlos Menezes Jr. – Bass
Steve Russo – Drums and Vocals
Hometown Gloucester, MA
Watch the summer wind down at the CCQ/Goddesses’ final acoustic gig of the summer @ Captain Carlo’s starting at 3pm on Sunday, September 15th. Don’t let it go out with a whimper!
Start at Captain Carlos with Cripple Cove Quartet at 5. Walk out the door to catch Alek Razdan & A-Train at Harbor Loop at 6:30, followed by Johnny Carwash. Then you can walk to Rhumb Line to see Punk legend, Wille Loco, with Dave Sag.
Yes, I said walk. It’s not that far. If you’re not from Gloucester check out Google’s Walking Directions (still in beta, but they work well). Here are Google’s directions for the 13 minute walk from Harbor Loop to Rhumbline. And it’s a nice walk — especially on a night like tonight.
Trouble deciding where to go? See the full live music schedule here.
Here is a striped down version of Bling Cherry
Renee Dupuis and Jon McCormack
Captain Carlo’s Restaurant
27 Harbor Loop
Gloucester, MA 01930
If you’re an American Idol fan, you might just want to cross the bridge this afternoon.
Angie Miller, who was graduated from Beverly High School last year, will be honored in a parade starting at Beverly City Hall today at 3pm ending with a free concert in the south fields at Beverly High School at 4pm.
The Beverly Patch reports that Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon said he expects “thousands of people” for the “largest crowd we’ve ever assembled” during his 18 year tenure as Mayor.
Here’s a video of Angie performing Rihanna’s hit Diamonds
DENNIS BRENNAN returns for another week with the Woodpeppers at Jalapenos Tonight. The Woodpeppers are always great but adding Dennis Brennan to the mix is something you don’t want to miss – check out his video below and get over to Jalapenos tonight
FLY AMERO WITH SPECIAL GUEST JOHN HALL at the Rhumbline on Wednesday. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Fly & John. Who knows if it’ll ever happen again. The Orleans concert at North Shore Music Theatre last summer was great.
LITTLEWOLF All the way from the great state of Texas!! Alternate Roots Magazine 2013 Debut Artist of the Year @ Captain Carlo’s – Friday May 3rd. LITTLEWOLF fashions a unique, dynamic roots/blues/rock explosion: a fusion of Steve Lett’s 35 years of experience and Kristi Clanton’s youthful exuberance. You have to check them out, Friday at Captain Carlo’s
LOIS LANE & THE DAILY PLANETS at Minglewood on Saturday May 4th. Lois Lane & the Diaily Planets specializing in classic rock, blues, rhythm and blues (R&B), funk, jazz, rock, soul and pop music, Lois Lane and the Daily Planets are sure to satisfy even the most demanding audiences! Check out the video
There is so much great music happening on Cape Ann that there is no reason you are not out enjoying some great music. See the full lineup of music here: http://www.gimmesound.com/Gloucester.cfm
Today, the first day of spring, the water is a brisk 39 F but Summer is just around the corner and with it the seasonal openings of restaurants on Cape Ann.
Saturday, March 30, Top Dog of Rockport opens. A clam roll at a picnic table outside. That is Rubber Duck’s official start of the season. Ward off the chill with a Hot Chihuahua Dog with Chili Cheese Fries.
Thursday, April 11, Lobsta Land Restaurant opens. Just say “Lobsta Land!” out loud three times. Quack quack quack, Rubber Duck feels better already. RD had to check their Twitter to find the date. Their website still just says “closed for winter.” Bad Lobsta Land. Engage in all social media.
Thursday, April 11, Captain Carlo’s opens.
Friday April 12th, Dairy Train in Rockport opens.
Thursday, April 18 The Rudder opens.
Note to Restaurateurs of Cape Ann: Do you want patrons when you open your doors this season? Then update your web page!! Update your facebook page!! Rubber Duck should not have to turn over every facebook, web or twitter rock and still have a hard time finding your opening date! Too many places still had, “We’re closing this week for the winter, come back in the spring.” Not good. Update and make a comment on this post and Rubber Duck will add your restaurant to Seasonal Openings Part II.
Zip Trip Nightmare
Last fridays Fox 25’s “Zip Trip” was a fun event. It was very interesting to see this professional Tv crew put together this event. But there was one thing there that’s been giving me nightmares the last couple of days. First clowns then walking and talking dolls and now Human Lobstas.
Fans enjoying Henry and his Band.
This is another big weekend coming up. But first, who has already opened up in the past few weeks? Nate’s of Front Beach Rockport, The Lobster Pool at Halibut Point, Topside Grill in Gloucester, The Top Dog of Rockport, and last but not least just this past weekend the Dairy Train Ice Cream Shop next to the Railroad Station in Rockport.
This weekend is a real biggy. If you have not had your first 2011 summer hot dog, ice cream, oyster, or fried clam you should check your pulse if you make it through this weekend without a taste of summer.
A real spring kick off: get those veggies planted. Get down on your knees and get dirty because Goose Cove Gardens opens this Saturday April 16th. Well rooted flats of beets, to broccoli, kale to kohlrabi, leeks to lettuces and don’t forget swiss chard, onions aspargus and brussel sprouts. You say you don’t like brussel sprouts? Try growing your own and throwing them on the barbecue grill along with some baby beets. Find them on Facebook.
Thursday, April 14 @ 5:00PM The Rudder opens. They will be open for 3 days only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until June 19th when they open for 7 days a week. “Tax Relief” specials the first weekend and some great new items on the menu this year. Even if it is still cold and snowy on tax weekend the fireplace inside and the heated deck overlooking Smith Cove is the place to be.
Thursday, April 14, Lobsta Land Restaurant opens. Just say “Lobsta Land!” out loud three times. I feel better already. Check out their website. Countdown to Lobsta and it can be used for countdown to taxes also.
Seasonal establishments, add a comment and I will add you. Update your website, your Facebook page, and start tweeting. The early bird gets the fried clam sold.
Popo’s Gourmet Hot Dogs on Rogers Street open.
Nate’s at Front beach open.
What used to be Frank’s Subzone now Surfside Subs on Thacher Road open.
Captain Carlo’s open
And to repeat from part I
Topside Grill open (Tuesday is Oyster night)
Top Dog on Bearskin Neck open
The Rudder open Thursday to Saturday
Lobster Pool open (see video of seafood quesadilla on this blog)
Lobsta Land open (at 5:30AM for breakfast too!)
And last but not least the Cupboard will be opening May 1.
From Fred Bodin’s suggestions I had to go to Topside Grill and Captain Carlo’s and neither disappointed. The only complaint was from my bathroom scale the next day. I may have to walk the Blackburn Challenge on the sea floor.
Captain Carlo’s was a treat from the parking lot to the check. We were walking up and a gruff old guy was getting to the door before us. (Not really that gruff or that old but he may have pulled his share of lobster pots.) He held the door and waved us all in with a “Welcome to Captain Carlo’s!” The whole place was like that. Are these people hired as method actors to give the place the salty friendly atmosphere? It works. I can imagine on a warm night the back deck is the place to be.
Fun Fact: Captain Carlo’s is named in honor of Capt. Carlo Ciaramitaro. Now where have I heard that name before?
I really have to cut back on the caloric intake but I want to go back to all of them and hit all these new places. I don’t think I can even be called a tourist if I haven’t had the fried clams at the Cupboard yet.
Keep the names of seasonal opening coming.
BIG MUSIC WEEK!!
Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.
From Dave Sag
Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party
Well, it’s that time, again; good ol’ Fiesta is almost here, and I’m almost there. So, in keeping with tradition(?) Have I got a guy for you. Mr. Brad Foucher, glitarist of the axis mundi, will be appearing and disappearing all night long this Thursday nite wailing and speaking in tongues, trying to get it right. This guy is to traditional blues as Birdseye is to frozen fish.A good place to be as an alternative to greasy sausage and cotton candy.
From Mike Lindberg
Exit 11 w/ Earl Foote (Gloucester till the end Fame)
Captain Carlo’s Thursday
JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit
Mike Lindberg/ Peter Malaquias/ Jim Frontiero/ Frank Gentile
Groove Captain Carlos Friday Night
Get your groove On!
Earl Foote / Mike Lindberg / Peter Malaquias
Earl’s Original Songbook
Sorry Archie could not make it. His wife is in Labor in Florida.
“After the greasy pole, come see what everyone’s talking about.”
Saturday, June 27 at 9:00pm
From Barbara and Al Boudreau
SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009 THE STUDIO
This Sunday JEFF GALINDO brings his dynamic trombone to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable horn music like you’ve never heard.a leading professor of BERKLEE MUSIC COLLEGE he plays with all the best big bands in the area. Check out the big man with the big sound. The music starts at 5pm
We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.
Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best, Barb & AL
GREG HOPKINS-BRASS MARK CARLSEN-BASS JACK SENIER-PIANO
AL BOUDREAU-DRUMS/VOCALS BARB BOUDREAU-VOCALS
(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at: boudreaujazz.com
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FRSTIVAL “The Newberry Consort”
Thu, June 25, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Jupiter String Quartet and Mary Persin, Viola
Thu, Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ROCKY NECK ART COLONY Artist in Residence Gallery Talk
Fri, Jun26, 6:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Prelude Lecture Series: Princeton University
Concert Series Director Nathan Randall”
Fri, Jun 26, 8:00 PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Biava String Quartet”
Sat, Jun 27, 10:00AM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Free 45 Minute Concert “Biava String Quartet”
Sat, Jun 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
BEAUPORT, SLEEPER-MCCANN HOUSE ” Capturing Historic Houses” Sawyer Free
Sat, Jun 27, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Biava Quartet with Quynh Mguyen, Piano”
Tue, Jun 30, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Brasil Guitar Duo”
Sun, Jun 28, 5:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Boston Symphony Chamber Players”
Madfish Grille FINALLY!!
“Mile 21” on Friday, June 26 at 9:30pm.
“Hope Road” on Saturday, June 27 at 9:30pm.
“Reggae Sunday Night” on Sunday, June 28 at 8:30pm.
From Jim Frontiero-
Sharon, thank you for giving me your contact info last Saturday night. As you may or may not know I am father to two GHS athletes. My twin sons Alex & James have played for the GHS boys lacrosse team for the past three years.
Playing a team sport like lacrosse has taught them valuable lessons that I know they will use throughout their life. Our school sports programs are all in need of community support, lack of city and state funding has passed much of the cost of these programs on to the parents of each athlete and the Boosters.
Could you post the attached PDF flyer and or info about a fundraiser for the lacrosse boosters being held at Captain Carlo’s tomorrow night?
I know it would help our efforts to be seen on Good Morning Gloucester.
Thank you so much for your help.