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GloucesterCast 108 With Kim Smith and Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/14/14 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 108 With Kim Smith and Toby Pett and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 12/14/14


Topics Include: Guests Kim Smith and Toby Pett, Host Joey Ciaramitaro, Toby’s Attractive Nurses At Salem Hospital, GMG HOLIDAY Party (bring booze not food) is December 19th , Melissa Cox On The Stripper Pole, Those People That Come To The Party Just To Eat the Food and Not Socialize, Congratulations To Brian O’Connor and Family On Birth Of His First Masculine Child, Thanks To Leslie Heffron For The Nice Cards, Thanks To Jess and Dennis Alves For The Dinner Dealer Deck Which Ellen Landrigan Won,Middle Street Walk and the Awesomeness That Is The Art Haven, Art Haven Buoy Auction January 23 At Cruiseport, Art Haven, Cape Ann YMCA and Maritime Gloucester, Men’s Night Thursday Dec 18th, Pinoli Opening December 18th, Mark McDonough and His PR Person Samantha Porter Get Social Media, Breaking The Pinoli News, Breaking  The La Trattoria News, Passports Restaurant 20% Off On Gift Certificate Purchases, Joey’s Top Local Gift Ideas, Bex’ Micro Lobster Trap Tree, Group Text Messaging Hell, Kim Asks A Facebook Question Shout Out To Sefathia and Lillian LoGrasso, Whole Foods Lynnfield Review,(J Pace, Sclafanis and Virgilios) >Whole Foods, Describe The Ultimate Meatball Based On Size, Ingredients and Cooking Method, When Having Pasta With The Zugu Do You Mix The Zugu In Before Serving Or Ladle the Zugu on Top, Crack Cocaine Romano Cheese, GMG Christmas Holiday Party December 19th At Bodin Historic Photo.

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Nichole and Toby, Madeline drawing Podcast 107 ©Kim Smith 2014

Snapshots to Add to Ladies Night Coverage

Headlines Salon Gloucester MA ©Kim Smith 2014Headlines Salon, with Heather Greenwood, hair stylist.

Chef Paolo La Boa Mark McDonough ©Kim Smith 2014Partners Chef Paolo La Boa and Mark McDonough in the soon-to-be-opening Pinoli Restaurant (quite possibly by December 18th)!

Bananas Gloucester -2 ©Kim Smith 2014Richard at Bananas creates the most evocative windows. This is one of my all time favorites! 

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First Look- Pinoli Opening In Former Space Of Alchemy From @KimSmithDesigns ! #GloucesterMA GMG Exclusive!

 

Chef Paolo La Boa Mark McDonough ©Kim Smith 2014

Partners in Pinoli Chef Paolo LaBoa and Mark McDonough

GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast With Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 8/17/14

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Topics Include: Guest Paulie Walnuts Frontiero,Gloucester Schooner Festival Website, Coast Guard Eagle, Patriot Act , Tracey Arabian Comes Through,Waterfront Festival, Rusty Kinunnen,Block Party, Mark McDonough and Valerie Markeley resign from Block Party Committee, Asking Musicians To Play For Free,Pebble Beach Sign,Fine For Taking Beach Rocks, Block Party Altercation, Thankless Volunteerism, Gloucester Downtown Group, Beauport Princess, Trying To Figure Out How To Broadcast The Schooner Race Action, Schooner Virginia, The Black Dog Schooner Is The Alabama (Joey Called It Wrong),Kudos To Tom Ellis and Harold Burnham, Art Rocks, Hit Rate On Reported Found Art Rocks, Glosta Rocks.

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Maggies Farm

Maggies Farm Middleton ©Kim Smith 2012

Last night we stopped at Mark McDonough’s newest restaurant, Maggies Farmlocated in Middleton. Disclaimer: our son Alex recently started working there although, I can honestly say, our dinners were simply outstanding. And as you can see in the photos, the portions are enormously generous.

Maggies Farm Restaurant Middleton ©Kim Smith 2012-2Alex recommended the Nachos and, even though I generally dislike shouty capitals– WOW is all I can say!

The host Kai was gracious and friendly and our waitress was super professional and efficient. The ambiance was warm, welcoming, and fun, and the crowd ranged in age from 20-somethings through the ages including dating couples, sports bar fans, a group of women getting together after work, and sitting next to us, was a grandmother with her granddaughter discussing the granddaughter’s upcoming wedding plans.

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Husband Tom ordered the Fish and Chips. I did not try the fish however, the onion rings were the best I have ever tasted–extra crispy flavorful golden brown on the outside, perfectly sweet, tender onions within. We were not sitting under the lights and I apologize for the not-so-great photos, but we’ll be back often. I ‘d love to return at lunch time for better photos and to try more items on the menu. I struggled to decide and was more than happy with the delicious Pan Roasted Chicken with cranberry cornbread stuffing, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, and gravy (and much too full after the perfectly enormous plate of nachos to eat all my dinner). The menu is a collection of favorite comfort food from many cuisines, and is comfort food at its most sublime. For sushi-lovers, the sushi looked very tempting and is half-off on Monday nights. I can see any number of reasons to head over to Maggies for lunch or for dinner as it is only a five minute drive past the long stretch of shops, stores, and car dealerships that line Rt. 114. Maggies is located adjacent to Richardson’s Farm. When the weather warms it will be lots of fun to make a night of Richardson’s mini golf and dinner at Maggies!

Maggies Farm Restaurant Middleton -4 ©Kim Smith 2012.

The name Maggies Farm Restaurant is taken from the Bob Dylan song he penned (from the album Bringing it All Back Home), after his departure from acoustic folk to electric rock. See Mark McDonough’s Gloucester restaurants Alchemy, Latitude 43, and Minglewood.

Lucky Mom Post #3 ~ Alert: don’t look at the following if you are hungry!

Salmon marinated and baked with fresh herbs

My son Alex has started a new job cooking at a brand new Mark McDonough restaurant, Maggie’s Farm in Middleton. I hope he will still have time to make his fabulous dinners for his always super appreciative family!

The menu at Maggie’s Farm looks simply divine and I will be bringing you a photo review in the near future. And yes, the name of the restaurant is taken from the Bob Dylan song he penned (from the album Bringing it All Back Home), after his departure from acoustic folk to electric rock.

Smothered BBque Chicken

Steak and Three Cheese Omelete

Salmon seared and baked, with yummy garlic herb potatoes

2010 Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Kickoff Preview With Mark McDonough

Tomorrow’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Starts At 3:00PM at I4C2

We will be bringing you coverage (possibly live) shooting from the Farmer’s Market

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Celebrate Gloucester Video Documentary

This is the documentary we made to Celebrate Gloucester at Latitude 43.  It features interviews with Mark McDonough , Fisherman Peter Libro , Nicole Duckworth- from Duckworth Bistrot, Debbie Clarke- artist, Dave Anderson from The Black Swan, Ashley From Lat 43, Lobsterman Joe Mondello, Joe and Mary Ellen Borge from The Lone Gull, Lobsterman Mark Ring, Chef Zach Sears, Cape Ann Community Cinema’s Rob Newton, Stephanie From Lat 43, Lobsterwoman Renee, Real Estate Tycoon Ruth Pino, Ryan and Wood Distiller Bobby Ryan.

I hope you enjoy it.  there are some pretty touching moments in here.

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Cape Ann Farmer’s Market Sticka!

You just have to go check it out.  The positive energy is off the charts.  Tons more pics over the next few days.

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Bitter Sweet Farm At The CAFM

Bitter Sweet Farm At The CAFM

The Food Project at The Cape Ann Farmers Market

The Food Project at The Cape Ann Farmer's Market

Mayor Kirk Cuts Ribbon At Cape Ann Farmers Market

Mayor Kirk Cuts Ribbon At Cape Ann Farmer's Market

Mayor Kirk and Mark McDonough Celebrate Opening Of The Cape Ann Farmers Market

Mayor Kirk and Mark McDonough Celebrate Opening Of The Cape Ann Farmer's Market

Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Bar Represent At the CAFM

Pleasant Street Tea and Coffee Bar Represent At the CAFM