YMCA 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann at Cruiseport draws huge crowd

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YMCA teens help host & work the fundraiser

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“All set here,” Cameron checking in on the booths

photos: teens help the annual fundraiser run smoothly (click on photos to enlarge and see captions)

 

Who Brought the Magic for a great cause?

I don’t think that there are many individual YMCA or towns that could pull this fundraiser off so well. They don’t have Rick Doucette and the rest of the great staff in Gloucester or such a ridiculous abundance of local foodie establishments and culture. Here’s a list of Gloucester, Cape Ann and North Shore great eats and drinks establishments that participated this year:

1606 Restaurant, Beauport Hotel, Gloucester; Azorean Restaurant, Gloucester; Cake Ann, Gloucester; Cape Ann Brewing Company, Gloucester; Cape Ann Foodie Tours, Gloucester; Captain Carlos, Gloucester; Classic Cooks Catering, Gloucester; Feather & Wedge, Rockport; Ipswich Ale Brewery; Italiano Restaurant & Bar, Gloucester; Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant, Gloucester; Latitude 43, Gloucester; Liquor Locker Gloucester; Mile Marker One Gloucester; Mojo coffee Beverly Cape Ann Farmers Market; Mom’s Kitchen Gloucester; Passports Restaurant Gloucester; Pigeon Cove Ferments; Pigeon Cove Tavern & Emerson Inn By the Sea, Rockport; Riverwalk Brewing Company, Newburyport; Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Gloucester; Sea Glass Restaurant @ Castle Manor Inn, Gloucester; Seaport Grille, Gloucester; Stones Pub & Eatery, Gloucester; Sugar Magnolias, Gloucester; Virgilio’s Italian Bakery, Gloucester

Dazzling fine food, desserts and drinks were at every turn. Feather & Wedge, 1606 Restaurant, Mile Marker One, Classic Cooks, Azorean, Sea Glass Restaurant, and Sugar Mags served winning main dishes. To die for desserts and specialty drinks were abundant. Virgilios cannolis were gone fast!

photos: Great fun taking snapshots at all the booths. (Apologies to Liquor Locker! The only photo that didn’t come out.)

 

Live Entertainment – Jerome Music

Sounds of Taste of Cape Ann thanks to fine musicians were John Jerome on guitar and vocals, and Steve Jerome on drums. Cameron sat in as a back up drummer.

 

Wouldn’t happen without the 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: Institution for Savings and Cruiseport Gloucester

Presenting Sponsors: Beauport Financial Services, Robert Stewart PC, Tom Davis CPA

plus all the participating restaurants, hotels, specialty food and liquor businesses, and  local business support for all those gift basket raffles

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Featured restaurants and scenes from scrumptious good eats 2016 YMCA Taste of Cape Ann @Cruiseport #GloucesterMA

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All I can say is don’t miss it next year! Several new establishments joined this fantastic annual fundraiser for the Cape Ann YMCA held at Cruiseport, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA. All photographs from November 10, 2016.

1606 BEAUPORT HOTEL

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AZOREAN RESTAURANT

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CAKE ANN

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CAPE ANN BREWERY & PUB

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CAPE ANN FOODIE TOUR

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CLASSIC COOKS CATERING

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DINNER DEALER

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DUCKWORTH’S BISTROT

 

EMORY VODKA

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LATITUDE 43

 

LIQUOR LOCKER

 

MILE MARKER ONE

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MINGLEWOOD TAVERN

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MOJO COLD BREWED COFFEE

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PASSPORTS RESTAURANT GLOUCESTER

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PIGEON COVE TAVERN @ Emerson Inn by the Sea

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SEAPORT GRILLE

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SUGAR MAGNOLIAS

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TONNO RESTAURANT

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VIRGILIO’S BAKERY

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and WACHUSETT BREWING

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Special Herb Pomeroy Tribute @ Fuller on Friday 8pm

Herb Pomeroy’s Big Band ~ To Herb With Love
Friday, May 18 ~ 8:00pm @ Fuller School Auditorium
Sponsored by
gimmeLIVE Summer Concert Series
and  BankGloucester

Come see the people who performed with Herb Pomeroy at a special tribute concert to one of Gloucester’s most famous jazz men and one of Berklee’s most legendary faculty members.

The rhythm section (bass and drums) from this video will be there. You should be too. Doors open at 7pm.  Full band includes:

» Phil Wilson – trombone
» Jack Stout – trumpet
» Tom Ferrente – Clarinet & Sax
» Ray Santese – piano
» John Rapuchie- Bass
» Arti Cabal – Drums

Tickets are $20 ($10 for 12 and under) available at Liquor Locker, Gloucester Music or call Dan Leahy at 978-876-1953.

Proceeds benefit the Berklee/Gloucester Scholarship Fund.  More info on that here.

Don’t forget all the great FREE music tonight.  Click here for the full lineup.

Troy Brown’s Coming to Town!Reminder!

So Troy Brown‘s coming to town.(Click here to see theTimes article) AND he’s going to be at some of Gloucester’s watering holes after his appearance  this Sunday at The Liquor Locker (287 Main Street) from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Seabreeze Liquors (Next to Eastern Ave. Shaw’s) from 2:30-4:00. Troy will be out and about from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Would you like to down a few cold Narragansetts with Troy Brown?  Sure you would.

So here’s the deal.

1. Come down to the Block Party Saturday night.

2. Get yourself a Good Morning Gloucester sticker.

3. Print out the Troy’s photo below and stick your GMG sticker somewhere prominent (such as your cleavage, butt, face, wherever).

4. Have someone take your photo with the sticker and Troy’s photo and send the picture to us Be sure to include your name and phone number.

5. If your name is chosen in the drawing at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, you get to have a Narragansett with da MAN! If we can’t contact you by 9:30 on Sunday morning, we’ll draw another name.

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