A great experience at Trio Restaurant and Bar located at 64 Main Street . Gloucester, MA 01930 the other night. We had the Beer Mussels for an appetizer, I had Bacalhau à Trio, and she had Veal Parmesan. Check out the Menu Link, on their web site Trio Restaurant and Bar
Has anyone been here yet? If so, what can you tell us?
721 Gloucester Crossing Rd
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Opens at 9:00 AM
and it was outstanding.
thank you love.
Veritable foodie and water sports holiday corner at the Cape Ann Motor Inn Gloucester side of Long Beach in the summer of 2018.
Water sports galore: Cape Ann SUP returns with their awesome crew ensuring the beach is festive with all that good energy
new this summer:
Salty Frank’s Dogs will be on site Tuesday through Sunday fair weather days, and weekends after Labor Day. The menu changes up daily and goes beyond dogs (lobster rolls, mozzarella sticks, chicken…) One photo shows looking back to his childhood: his family stayed in the first house on the front cottages row. There used to be a store on the ground floor.
Testing the waters this weekend:
The Cow: mobile scooped ice cream parlor frappes, iced coffee and more
back and side Cape Ann Motor Inn; North Shore Music Theater flies Aladdin banner
Sherry’s Corner Cafe
2 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia Gloucester, MA 01930
Introducing our “Beach-goers” to-go only menu!
In a rush and need a sandwich quickly? We have a selection of ready-made sandwiches! Made fresh and ready to go!
Each sandwich comes with a bag of chips!
Check out Painting with Pauline LIVE at Trio Restaurant and Bar, Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, 64 Main Street, hosted by Bridge Cape Ann and Pauline’s Gifts. The weather forecast looks perfect for a fun event at that pretty outside deck.
Italiano’s has evolved into Trio: “Owners Deo and Paula Braga are creating a legacy of high quality family dining here on Cape Ann. The acclaimed Azorean celebrates the classic cuisine of the Azores… and now they present the Trio Restaurant, Portuguese, American and Italian cuisine. Trio celebrates Italian American and Portuguese dishes, the ones we all know and love, crafted from the best ingredients, with the professional flair of chef Manny Lapa. From salad to dessert, the menu is familiar, comforting, and always delicious.”
Nice touch that high geranium on Trio’s building.
Pilot House sushi is back. Not only is Pilot House known for having some of the best sushi on this island but their presentation is amazing! They serve sushi Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. Drop in and give it a try you won’t be disappointed!
Avocado Ball: inside tempura with crab and salmon. One of the tastiest things I’ve ever ate.
Shrimp Tempura roll with a great presentation
Stop by for the keno, stay for the sushi
By reservation only.
call Trio 978-559-7638 or The Azorean 978-283-5500
A friend in New York just emailed me this link: 10 Best Fried Clams in New England, courtesy Yankee Magazine’s New England Today. A couple of local Cape Ann favorites made the list. The comment board is climbing fast. I have friends that swear by the Cupboard in Stage Fort Park and various restaurants in Gloucester, Rockport and Essex. Did yours make the 2018 list?
Sherry Corner Café is looking for part time chefs. This is the newest café in Magnolia and so the food is outstanding along with the service.
2 Lexington Avenue
Gloucester, Magnolia, MA 01930
978-525-2177 ask for Sherry
Opening May 31, 2018
Markouk Bread sells a variety of Lebanese influenced foods,
including saj-grilled flatbreads (markouk) that are topped with
combinations of zaatar, pesto, garlic sauce, fresh mint, tomatoes,
and onion, that have become very popular at local and catered
events. Another favorite is Helwi – markouk with cinnamon,
sugar, and butter. We also sell Mediterranean specialties
including hummus, fatayer, filled flatbreads with chicken, meat, or
cheese fillings, that are grilled on the saj to your order.
We try to source our ingredient from local farms to the extent
possible. In fact, our meat is from Seaview Farm in Rockport, MA.
Catering – Please contact us to cater your next spring, summer,
or fall event. We specialize in lamb roasts as well as saj-grilled
markouk. We have catered groups from 10 to 110 people Catering – Please contact us to cater your next spring, summer, or fall event. We specialize in lamb roasts as well as saj-grilled
markouk. We have catered groups from 10 to 110 people
throughout Cape Ann for the past 6 years.
2018 Gourmet Gala North Shore Medical Center benefit for North Shore Cancer Walk held at Acura of Peabody. Great food, worthy cause, quite a crowd. Live auction featured Gloucester’s Beauport Hotel Getaway. Auctioneer was Kiss 108FM Billy Costa.
(scenes from the Gala – click to enlarge, and again for full size)
To follow up on where to purchase straws not made of plastic, Ainsley Smith shared that craft stores carry paper straws, and that Common Crow and REI have metal straws. Megan Wolf has found paper straws multiple times at Marshalls.
Ainsley sent a link to 100 percent biodegradable rainbow straws on Amazon and also a five piece metal rainbow straw set from Kleen Kanteen. She writes, “also check out @CleanGloucester on Saturday’s for#StrawFreeSaturday tips.
Megan shares the following, ” I wasn’t served a single straw on my entire 28 day tour throughout Europe. I have since been very mindful not to use any and am sure to ask my server “no straw, please.” I’ve noticed a lot more establishments have become aware of this issue and are incorporating alternatives.” She included the video. Love this idea-pasta straws are the way to go!
My friend Briar Fandetti Forsythe is building a luxurious country inn estate in Rowley, on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway. The grand opening for Briar Barn Inn is scheduled for November. Last week I toured the Inn with Briar, while it is still under construction.
Set against a bucolic background, everything about Briar Barn Inn embodies relaxation, luxury, and comfort, from the full service restaurant to the art gallery, spa, and swimming pool. Designed by architect Gerald Fandetti, with interiors by artist Charlotte Forsythe, stunning and elegant architectural details abound.
Each wing of the Inn has a unique theme, and design to suit the theme–an elegant silo turned library for example–and each wing has a common area with gorgeous soaring vaulted ceilings. The guest rooms surround an inner courtyard; every guest room is actually a suite, with beautiful arching entryways leading from bedroom to living area, and every room has its own fireplace!
Construction photos of the Inn ~
The restaurant at the Inn is a beautifully designed post and beam barn, and will not only be open year round, but the rustically elegant decor also makes the perfect setting for weddings and special events. Ben Lightbody, Willowdale Estate’s renowned executive chef, partners with local farms, including Cedar Rock Gardens and Aprilla Farm, to offer the freshest seasonal produce and seafood. The full service restaurant will be open to hotel guests and the community, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week, the year round.
Briar Barn Inn is located in Rowley on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway at 101 Main Street (Route 1). For more information about the Inn visit the Briar Barn Inn website here. To book your stay call 978-653-5323.
Artists renderings of Briar Barn Inn ~
Cape Ann has a wealth of restaurants from which to choose, and we love our favorites passionately. Occasionally though we enjoy trying new places off Cape. One of my husbands’s oldest and nicest friends, Bob Vallis, has opened a fabulous pub in downtown Ipswich. Located at the former Zabaglione address, The Brown Dog serves the best of wonderfully fresh and hearty American cuisine/comfort food within a casually inviting and cozy atmosphere.
Gloucester residents may recall that Bob formerly owned the Blackburn Tavern. Chef Doug Papaws, also from Gloucester, is working his magic in the kitchen. I had without a doubt the best fried oysters I have ever had in my life. They tasted on the inside as sweetly plump and succulent as freshly shucked oysters, but with a light touch of deeply golden fried crusty deliciousness on the outside. Tom tried the chili and baked chicken, also both stellar, and the key lime pie was the perfect touch of creamy citrusy fresh sweetness. We loved our waitress–I think her name is Eleanor, and her mom, also known as the local librarian, helps out on weekends with hostessing.
Thanks to Bob and Doug and our lovely waitress for a great night out!
Cell phone photos don’t do the fabulous fare justice–so just go and check it out for your self!
The Brown Dog is located at 14 Central Street in Ipswich. Phone 978-312-6362 and visit The Brown Dog website here.
Hands down best fried oysters I have ever had In My Life!!!! @chefdoug at the Brown Dog, our friend Bob Vallis’s new restaurant. Cape Ann friends- Bob owned the Blackburn Tavern. The Brown Dog is located at the former Zabaglione location in Ipswich. Completely renovated and wonderfully cozy, fabulous food, and super sweet staff. Go!❣️!
Cinnamon bun, grilled ofcourse
Spinach and asparagus omelette with stone of the best cheddar I’ve ever had
Good ole classic breakfast eggs and bacon with grilled english
Got to give Sherry’s Corner Cafe a try! Went this morning with Mr.E and we will definately be back. Located in the quaint, happening Magnolia. Find them on Facebook!
7 Central , 7 Central St., Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 978.526.7494
Entertainment and Special events information — like kids under 10 (1 per adult) eat free every day and SUNDAY BRUNCH from 11am to 2pm. “On the 1st and 3rdSundays of the month, the popular CELTIC SESSION delivers Cape Ann’s finest Irish Music upstairs in the 7UP Room. 5 to 8pm. This is always a popular evening, so reservations are suggested.”