Back in the late 1980's - early 90's Bo Jackson was THE MAN! A powerful running back for the Raiders during the NFL season, while crushing bombs for the Royals during the pro baseball season. Top that with massive endorsements from Nike that included a marketing campaign of "Bo Knows" showing him excelling, or at... Continue Reading →
What happened to spring? Do you all remember spring? These days it seems like one day I'm wearing my winter coat to work and turning on the heat, the next I'm in shorts. Today was one of those summer days where you just want to drink at the beach all day...except it is the first... Continue Reading →
The Village Restaurant in Essex, Massachusetts has been a Cape Ann favorite since the 1950's. However my go-to place for fried clams and baked haddock may not be around for much longer. As reported in the Gloucester Daily Times, the Village may not be around for long as the owners plan to sell the property... Continue Reading →
Woodman's of Essex is arguably the most famous seafood shack in the country. Claimed to have the "best seafood in America" this is the place where back in 1916 the fried clam was born. It's a no-frills, order-at-the-counter, eat-in-the-rough landmark that people wait in line for all summer long. Needless to say, I don't go... Continue Reading →
After a recent post about canned tuna in oil, I was contacted by Alistair Blair of The Fish Society. You may recall it was The Fish Society, that sent me that wonderful Dover sole last year. This time Alistair offered up something that would change the way I see canned tuna. Ortiz brand Ventresca de... Continue Reading →
In yet another example of aquarium fish becoming invasive species, the northern snakehead (Channa argus) has been taking over waterways in the Mid-Atlantic states and possibly beyond. Much like invasive lionfish, snakehead is a fish worth eradicating from our waterways, but tasty enough to do it by human consumption.
Lionfish could possibly be the most dangerous of all marine invasive species and needs to addressed before it's too late. But like green crabs and Asian carp, invasive lionfish may be a problem we can eat our way out of.
You don't have to live along the waterways of America's heartland to know about the invasive scourge that is Asian carp. Four primary species of Asian carp have basically taken over many rivers here in the US and pose a threat to the ecosystems of the Great Lakes. As of right now, I believe they... Continue Reading →
Right before Christmas this year, we were contacted by an old credit card saying we had expiring frequent flyer miles and had to book something NOW! My wife and I totally forgot about these and really don't have the cash to actually fly somewhere. We decided to do a little stay-cation for the three of... Continue Reading →