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Topside Grill | Lemon Crush- do yourself a favor

LEMON CRUSH and a great dinner at Topside Grill last night for Gloucester’s downtown shopping Ladies Night. We had a ball! Thanks to Joe Ciolino, Weathervane–one of our first stops so we can meet Mark Parisi and grab the next Off the Mark calendar which he kindly signs– and all involved for such a festive Gloucester tradition. Our second annual stop is across the street– we make sure to buy a couple of new toys from Toodeloos for the stuff a bus toy drive parked right there.

upcoming…HARBOR VOICES TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. MIDDLE STREET WALK TOMORROW. AND A FEW MORE SPECIAL DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY SHOPPING NIGHTS (FRIENDS AND FAMILY, MENS NIGHT, …)

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Mayor’s Reception at Maritime Gloucester and Block Party

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It was a really pretty night for last evening’s special events: the Schooner Festival Mayor’s Reception hosted at Maritime Gloucester and the Main Street Block Party.

 

Mayor Romeo Theken with Daisy Nell. Mayor Theken holds a new original Sam Parisi painted oar that would be auctioned off later for the Schooner Festival. I heard Senator Tarr but did not hear the results!

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The connecting dock between Maritime Gloucester and Solomon Jacobs Park is awesome!

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BLOCK PARTY

Stores on Main Street had the Schooner Festival spirit and even some special schooner “sales”.

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And there was business at on trend Cape Ann Slime

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Pop Gallery

Main Street Art and Antiques 124 Main St, Phone(978) 281-1531

Cape Ann Auction 

I was most delighted to see two Davids

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Congratulations Topside Grill & Pub! Now serving great food, drinks and fun year round

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.” 

And?

“It’s been super nice to hear congratulations and feedback from everyone, and so so so nice to hear from the professional community, too.”

Anything else?

“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.

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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.

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LIVE: Stage Fort Park Welcome Center opens tonight for the season!

Scenes from Gloucester businesses joining in to share news about what’s ahead for the upcoming season.

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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!”

Three festive Thursdays in December: you can’t beat Gloucester’s Main Street for the holidays

Scenes from Ladies Night — which kicked off big at Topside Grill!

Their wrap-around bar and surrounding tables at capacity with gals gathered round and special appetizers and drinks.

 

If you missed Ladies Night, still to come:

  • Friends and Family Night this Thursday Dec 8, 5-10pm

  • Middle Street Walk Saturday Dec 10 capped off by Cape Ann Art Haven buoy Lobster Trap tree ceremony 4pm

  • Men’s Night Thursday Dec 15

 

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photos from Ladies Night

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Psst! It’s possible to dine outdoors at Blue Collar Lobster and then move over to I4C2 for the HarborWalk Summer Cinema. Star Wars Force Awakens tonight!

What seat should you pick at the HarborWalk Summer Cinema? Don’t worry–you’ll find a spot even though people stream into I4 C2 as early as 5:30PM to square away their seating, often novel. A family with an inflatable pool is a regular sight. Blankets are thrown down pell-mell. Kids zig zag a sea of boundaries as they might a sandy beach, which means your stuff is stepped on. It’s all good! There’s a happy community picnic vibe. Soon after 6PM Aurelia Nelson from North Shore Radio 104.9 hosts pre-screening festivities. Rob Newton, Cape Ann Community Cinema, presides; the movie line ups he’s selected have been big hits.

Gloucester = food.

Our family takes a break from cooking and buys dinner from the vendors and/or take out from a downtown business. Once house guests treated us to a lobster dinner AND movie al fresco at Blue Collar Lobster, Gloucester House. It can be done. Has anyone tried it with Topside Grill?

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photograph from Rob Newton Cape Ann Community Cinema. Gulls land atop the screen randomly. Kids run behind the screen which is a NO NO

Part II Topside Grill Picture of the Week

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Duckie Down, but not out. After going completely flat she was reinflated without incident.

Went to powder my nose at Topside Grill and what was hanging on the wall but a Rubber Duck Photo. see my post yesterday for some comments on the good grub at Topside.

Topside Grill, 50 Rogers Street, Gloucester

I wanted to make sure I could catch the Red Sox clinch the playoffs so off to Topside Grill with the bar upstairs in case dinner runs too long. Dining downstairs I forgot about the game once the mussels arrived but I only missed the first inning. (Lester was awesome, Sox win the division just like 2007!)

I’ve got weird rules for eating out. I hate it when two people order the same thing, what if it is subpar now you’re stuck with two! Never get the shark, it can be weird, stay away from pasta, shoot, pasta is always better at home.

Broke all my rules, glad we did. The Mako Shark Bites were perfect. I almost ordered them again for dessert. The mussels app was also excellent. I’ll stop saying excellent now because everything was. Two entrees of sautéed shrimp over linguini. So why was everything so good? Everything was fresh down to the tomatoes in the sautéed shrimp. The shrimp and linguini made the best breakfast cold this morning.

I should really work on getting a photo before we destroy the beautiful looking dishes.

Too late for the pretty food photo

Too late for the pretty food photo

Tomorrow I will post “The Picture of the Week” that was framed in the bathroom at Topside. Rubber Duck thought it was pretty funny. She screamed “Cuz, you don’t look so good!”

Topside Grill 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Party!!

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The Topside Grill would like to invite you toour 5th annual Kentucky Derby Party!!!

Come by and enjoy th excitement! We will be serving Mint Juleps, Maple Brown Sugar Bourbon, & Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches. Every year gets bigger and better, so join us for he best 2 minutes in Sports! Party starts at 4:00pm Get there early to secure your spot at the bar!

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Best Dressed Contest!

Wear you Big floppy hats, your sundresses, your popped collars, your boat shoes, your sweater wrapped around your neck or whatever else you think will get you to win our prize. Prior gifts have been rafts, Sox tickets, Cooler’s, Liquor baskets, ad gift certificates. Bring your bessed outfit!

Lot’s of give aways!, Raffles, Cash Prizes, & other fun contests!!

Come see what all the fun is about and why everyone keeps talking aboutthe Kentucky Derby!!!

This year we will also be doing the Preakness andThe Belmont stakes. There’s noexcuse o miss this party…but if for some crazy reason you can’t make it, Come to theother two Saturday May 18th & Saturday June 8th!!!

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Topside Grill GMG Art Show This Season-Your Boy Joey

Doug Silva who has been making some fantastic changes as manager at his father’s Topside Grill invited our posse to fill the newly renovated space with our photos.  If you haven’t heard by now from Paul Morrison’s Seasonal Restaurant Openings list,  The Topside will be opening April 1st.

We stopped by Saturday morning to drop off our work and I’ll be posting some images of each of our contributors with their pieces all week long.  You can check it all out for yourself (and get some great grub) on the 1st at Topside grill.

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Topside Grill GMG Art Show This Season- Sharon Lowe

Doug Silva who has been making some fantastic changes as manager at his father’s Topside Grill invited our posse to fill the newly renovated space with our photos.  If you haven’t heard by now from Paul Morrison’s Seasonal Restaurant Openings list,  The Topside will be opening April 1st.

We stopped by Saturday morning to drop off our work and I’ll be posting some images of each of our contributors with their pieces all week long.  You can check it all out for yourself (and get some great grub) on April 1st at Topside grill.

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The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 7 Taped March 27th

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Click here to play or save the podcast

In this episode- Who Got Joey Fired Up?- Joey is getting Fat, Groupon, Restaurant Talk, Obnoxious Foodies, GMG Topside Grill Art Show, Paul Morrison’s Seasonal Restaurant Openings, Twitter, Lactose Intolerance, Kenny’s Insane Vegatrian Eating Rules, Local Artists, Dog Park, Kenny’s Real Estate Segment, Duckworth’s Bistrot, Jalepenos, Lakay Island Restaurant, Topside Grill, Top Dog of Rockport, Bean and Leaf, Moovision Cookoff, Paul Ciaramitaro, Melody Phaneuf, Carol Loiacano Watercolor, Bob Aiello, Natalie Nordstrand, Jeff Weaver, Patty Sullivan, Debbie Clarke, Paul Frontiero, Micah Dean, Aron Leaman, Rachelauren Somers, The Hive, Heather Atwood

Please leave comments or questions on which topics you would like to hear more about on The GloucesterCast or how we could improve. Thanks for listening.

Check Out Kenny’s Blog- TheCutBridge.com

The GloucesterCast Theme Song Gloucester Til The End Music is from Earl and Arch- you can download it for free at GimmeSound herehttp://www.gimmesound.com/EarlAndArch-1/

Topside Grill GMG Art Show This Season- David Cox

Doug Silva who has been making some fantastic changes as manager at his father’s Topside Grill invited our posse to fill the newly renovated space with our photos.  If you haven’t heard by now from Paul Morrison’s Seasonal Restaurant Openings list,  The Topside will be opening April 1st.

We stopped by Saturday morning to drop off our work and I’ll be posting some images of each of our contributors with their pieces all week long.  You can check it all out for yourself (and get some great grub) on the 1st at Topside grill.

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