Sometimes you just have to spoil yourself....after some really busy days at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and a sold out Gloucester History sail aboard Schooner Ardelle, I felt I deserved a treat. It's been months since I last had fried clams and working in the epicenter of "clam row" can be torture as I get... Continue Reading →
The 91st St. Peter's Fiesta wrapped up Sunday night here in Gloucester. The intense heat may have kept some of the crowds away but didn't stop us in the local Sicilian-American community from living it up like we've been doing every year since 1927. This annual feast in honor of the patron saint of fishermen... Continue Reading →
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.