Melinda left Gloucester yesterday to drive back cross country to Seattle making stops along the way with her Irish companion whose name escapes me (I get a pass on forgetting her name as she called me Bob a couple times).
Here she poses with a couple of her pieces made from actual sails. When speaking with Melinda she told me how helpful and supportive Freida Grotjahn from Again and Again had been during her stay as well as Bob Ritchie from Dogtown Book Store.
Local Website everyone should know about (excluding GMG)
My website is www.melindahannigan.com
How long have you lived in Gloucester?
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
Why would I want to get away?
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
I’ve only been to Sebastiani’s and it was great.
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
Oh dear. Have a missed a Gloucester specialty? I have a few more days here. How about you telling me where I can get the best sub in Gloucester?
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
How about a picnic at the beach: wine, great sandwhiches and soup from the Last Stop, chocolate cake from Charlies.
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
The Rudder. Not only do they make me welcome but I can stagger home after one of their martini’s without driving.
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
I do my internet at the Lone Gull and have enjoyed their scones.
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
I wish I had been here for the schooner fest.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
Maybe next time I am in Gloucester I will be here during the summer and would love to explore by boat.
Who is your favorite local artist?
This is hard. Rocky Neck has so many talented artists. But I would say the work of Ruth Mordecai suits my sensibilities.
Which is your favorite local beach?
Good Harbor. What a treasure. Puget Sound has so few sandy beaches.
Who has the best chowder in town?
I have made it my mission to have chowder everywhere I go. I can assure you Gloucesterites that nothing in the seafood capital of the West Coast, Seattle, compares with even the most mediocre chowder in Gloucester. I’ve had so much chowder at so many places that I can’t pick a favorite.
Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
Is there another local blog?
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
I love clam chowder.
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
I wish I had made it to one but I saw the photos on the GMG blog.
What is your favorite local band?
I play doghouse bass. Next visit maybe I could jam with the locals