Although Gloucester, MA great seafood options, many of my favorite places are located next door in Essex. Recently we headed to the Blue Marlin Grille, where the food was so good I can't wait to go back.
My 2019 St. Peter's Fiesta will not go down in the annals as one of my favorites, but it's still Fiesta and there was fun to be had. The cold and the rain put a damper on things but we made the best of it. It wasn't all bad, as Derek Hopkins took all three... Continue Reading →
Salem's Lyceum Hall is where Bell first demonstrated the long-distance telephone call. Today the Lyceum is home to Turner's Seafood.
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 →
UPDATE: Have no fear, The Village is here to stay thanks to a gradual transition to new ownership. Same great seafood, but now with a few additions from the sister restaurant. 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... 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 →
The Gloucester Schooner Festival signals the end of summer and onto fall! I always look forward to seeing all those beautiful vessels in our historic harbor, it's the closest any of us will get to see how America's Oldest Seaport looked in the days of sail. The weather postponed the parade of sail and race... Continue Reading →
There are plenty of places on Cape Ann that make a good fried haddock sandwich. It's a pretty simple thing: fried fresh haddock, maybe some cheese and red onion, tartar sauce and a nice soft bun. If you can't get that right, you shouldn't be in business. But among all the good options around there... Continue Reading →