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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GloucesterCast 245 With Paul Lundberg, The Cast of To Kill A Mockingbird, Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz, Judy Ryan, Heidi Dallin, Kim Smith, Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/8/17

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GloucesterCast 245 With Paul Lundberg, The Cast of To Kill A Mockingbird, Jimmy and Pat Dalpiaz, Judy Ryan, Heidi Dallin, Kim Smith, Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/8/17

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Time-stamped Topics Include (click on digits before each topic to go direct):

00:12 Paul Lundberg Running For Councilor At Large- Why?

11:46 The Cast of To Kill A Mockingbird from Gloucester Stage Buy Tickets Here

14:44 Kim Balls Her Eyes Out

31:37 Cape Ann Community Cinema Ticket Contest We will have two free tickets to give away I will post a question from the podcast, people need to share the podcast, tag me in it and answer the question for a chance to win the tickets.

Cape Ann Community Cinema Tickets Contest Question- What movie did Joey and Kate see?

34:40 The Franklin Cape Ann For Dinner- Maria Seniti and Crew Have Not Lost A Step -Delivering Consistency For Years At The Franklin.

37:36 Happy Belly Coffee– Shoutout To Happy Belly Coffee Roaster Tom

40:20 Serenitee Rewards Card Joey Got One Free Entree because you get one to use during your birthday month , One Free Coffee and $10.00 Free To Use At Happy Belly

42:20 Cape Pod Ice Gift Shop, Cape Ann Whale Watch Gift Shop, Pauline’s Gifts, Maritime Gloucester, Weathervane, One Ocean One Love

45:26 You Can Help Fund Kim Smith’s Monarch Butterfly Film

46:52 This past week Essex National Heritage announced new trustees including PETER WEBBER, Cape Ann Chamber; new commissioners including KIM SMITH; and 2017 Pioneer in Partnership awardees including Woman owned businesses of the Byway  Essex National Heritage organizes the wildly successful Trails and Sails and the coastal scenic Byway—best route home from the airport if you have family/friends visiting for the first time and they get into Logan like at 4pm on a weekday and don’t want to be horribly stuck in traffic on route 1! easy to follow and gorgeous. Essex National Heritage celebrated their 20th anniversary this past winter and many Gloucester and Cape Ann organizations were recognized. Only one person, though, and she was…KIM!

 

49:15 Dan Ruberti Passed

50:34 Joey I’m Edwin from Tacos Lupita can u help me spread the word..A quick update on the donations to Puerto Rico. We have 2 containers of donations but we have the money to sent only one so far. So I ask the community of Gloucester one more time to help collect 6k to pay for the other container. God bless

52:10 Addicted to Garden of Eatin’ Red Hot Blues Corn Tortilla Chips. Is it bad to eat nacho chips at 7am?

54:33 Ro-Tel Dip

56:35 Pigeon Cove Tavern

58:50 Fun things to do ART LINKS compiled by Cat Ryan-
Arts events still going strong on Sunday and Monday Columbus Day weekend

o   Cape Ann Cinema & Stage Scary Movies all October Why should Salem have all the fun?

o   Cape Ann Cinema & Stage with UU Church SILENT horror movies

Hunchback of Notre Dame Oct 17, 7:30PM featuring world famous pipe organ maestro Peter Krasinski

Not sure if these have planned 2017 dates, yet

Magolia Sip and Stroll; Brace Cove Annual Art Market; Oktoberfest at Cape Ann Brewing

SAVE this link to plan for every FALL Gloucester annual arts events schedule—just in October/ “fall”!

 

GloucesterCast 216 with Kim Smith, Alice Gardner, Jim and Patty Dalpiaz and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/29/17

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GloucesterCast 216 with Kim Smith, Alice Gardner, Jim and Patty Dalpiaz and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 1/29/17

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Bacon Donuts From Some un-named Place
GMG Holiday Party- Huge Thanks To James and Aniko Eves At www.capeanngiclee.com for hosting.  So much fun.
TBT Post TAKING CARE OF A FALSE RUMOR Which Turned Out to Be a True Rumor! The Storefront Is Empty After Richard Fenk Less Than Two Weeks Ago Vehemently Denied Closing
Pat and Jimmy Dalpiaz talk about their Gloucester short list
Alice Gardner- St Peter’s Fiesta Picture Book- Rockport Designer Kathy Kelley and Publisher
Cape Ann Reads
Manchester By The Sea Nominated For Six Oscars
LaLa Land and Hidden Figures Playing at Gloucester Cinema
Maritime Gloucester Renovation- Expanded Marine Center
Where Does Everyone Go For Baby Clothes?
www.capeanneats.com Restaurant Roundup-
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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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GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16 #GloucesterMA

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GloucesterCast 194 with @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 7/31/16

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Topics Include:
IceVelvet- Steve Rich http://www.twinlightscoffee.com/

In 2005 Steve met Amy, who had just recently moved back from Portland, the coffee mecca of the US. Coffee quickly became a hot topic between the two of them. When they married two years later and found out they were having twins, the idea for Twin Lights Coffee was born. They bought the domain name and then and there – a dream for someday.

Fast forward 8 years – Steven still, crazy about coffee: the craft, the process and the product. He perfected a small batch cold brew recipe at home – rich, tasty and so smooth it went down like ice velvet. He was so excited with the results, he mentioned it at his workout class, more than a few times — until one day his friends said, “Well, bring it in!”

Bonavita Pourover Coffee Maker

Wood Burning Stove  Intrepid Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth Website

Kim finally breaking down and ordering Joey’s favorite thing- 30oz Stainless double walled tumbler

VIDEO: PASTAIO VIA CORTA- Fresh Hand Made Pasta in Glosta! 

I want the cheese
Glostec Podcast with Jim Dowd- Podcast Studio at Cape Ann TV?
Doug Papows
Emerson Inn was purchased by the Migis Hotel Group in 2015, again renovating the Inn to further hone it’s historic charm and local character. The on-site restaurant, formerly known as the Grand Cafe, was rebranded and reopened as the Pigeon Cove Tavern, an ode to the legacy of the Norwood Family and the original Pigeon Cove House.
Riverbend Restaurant opened by Frank McClelland  and wife Heather
Nathan Brackett Executive editor of Rolling Stone Magazine Rockport native speaking on Music and media at the Rockport Public Library Monday August 8th at 7PM

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Dinner at the Pigeon Cove Tavern

Met a friend for dinner at the brand new  Pigeon Cove Tavern last week.  I had one super yummy Blueberry Mojito, a roasted beet and arugula salad, and a delicious burger with Krystal Cave Aged Cheddar and Green Garlic Aioli.  So good.

I will definitely go back again and can’t wait to sit outside on the deck.  Give it a shot for sure.

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