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How long have you lived in Gloucester?
14 Years. I moved to Rockport in 2002 from Providence RI to join my lovely bride, Anna. We did a “Brady Bunch” thing merging families, her three kids and my two. These have been the best years of my life.
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Late Spring / Early Summer
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
Anywhere along the coast. I love the sound and sight of the ocean. It’s rejuvenating and peaceful. When the kids were young we used to go to “Little Parker” Quarry in Rockport after a day at the beach to rinse off. I suppose that is my favorite “inland” spot.
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
Being from New Jersey and New York, It’s not easy to impress me with pizza. I must say that Cape Ann has some of the best pizza I’ve had in New England. We order most from Rockport House of Pizza, Sebastian’s and Mike’s.
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
Well, now that I’ve had a chance to explore my options since the podcast when I answered this question with “Subway” (WTF?), I like the Italians at Mike’s and Sclafani’s!
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
Anna just loves to go to Duckworths so that’s my favorite!
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
This is a tough one. There’s a bunch go great watering holes here. However, I most often end up at the Rhumb Line.
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
It’s a toss up between George’s Coffee Shop on Washington and Lee’s on Main St.
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
Schooner Festival is the one I never miss. Although I hope to get to the Blues Fest this summer.
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
I do the best of both by bringing a kayak to pebble beach.
Who is your favorite local artist?
There is simply no way I could answer this one. At Cape Ann Giclée, I work with hundreds of artists. All of theme have knocked my socks in one way or another. The trait that I find most impressive in an artist is the ability to explore a technique, experiment with it and then master it by applying it in their work.
Which is your favorite local beach?
Cape Hedge (unless Felicia has food at Niles)
Who has the best chowder in town?
Anna makes the best clam chowder ever. In a public place, I like it when they add bacon like the Fish Shack.
Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?
The Clam < http://www.gloucesterclam.com > is damn funny.
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
Both, all day every day!!!
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
I missed it last year. Normally I like to hang a Passports and watch the insanity.
What is your favorite local band?
I always like who ever is playing at the Rhumb Line. However, though we’ll never play in public, “The Old Folks Novice Acoustic Jam” who meets at my studio on Wednesday nights is definitely my favorite local musicians.
What about Gloucester sets it apart from anywhere else?
Holy Smokes! I could write volumes on this topic. I’ve lived in many, many places and I can confidently say that there is no place like Cape Ann. The thing that stands out most is the amount of friendly, open generous people that live here.