Find Tesoro Vintage Finds at 5 Short Street next to Caffe Sicilia in Gloucester, Mass., a close walk to Bananas and Cape Ann Auction.
(Adrift 284 Main Street on the East End closed.)
SATURDAY, MAY 5TH, SHORT AND MAIN IS TURNING FIVE!
We invite you to celebrate with us at Watson & the Shark bar
for complimentary Cinco de Mayo inspired snacks.
*Margaritas & Dancing to begin at 8pm*
And we can’t forget Derby Day!!
Drop by early to watch the race and enjoy a mint julep and our delicious dollar oysters.
Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 290 Concord Street in West located. For more information, visit their website here.
Here are scenes from last night’s Downtown Gloucester, MA, Main Street Block Party, the first of 3. Congratulations to the organizers, volunteers, and City for hosting a great party downtown. We ate at Short and Main — busy, fresh and fantastic. We met friends who went to Topside–heard wonderful reports, there and from other eateries. Downtown was bustling and joyous thanks to stores with open doors, live bands (who was that super band outside Short and Main?), Gloucester Stage’s youth actors, and buskers. Our last stop was frozen yogurt at Cafe Bishco because why not? It had outdoor seating, too.
You have two more chances to get down to a block party: Saturday August 12 and Friday September 1.
Join us for Backyard Growers’ very first annual fundraiser! We are coming together to celebrate Backyard Growers’ work in the community and to raise funds to support our school garden programs. Enjoy cocktails, a delicious pizza buffet, and get to know the other folks in your community who are passionate about kids, gardening, healthy eating, and delicious food!
WHEN: Thursday, October 13 from 6-9pm
WHERE: Short & Main, 36 Main Street, Gloucester
TICKET PRICE: $50
PROGRAM: Dinner served at 6:30. Program begins at 7:00.
6:00 – Appetizers & drinks
6:30 – Buffet dinner
7:00 – Program begins featuring:
–Lara Lepionka, Executive Director of Backyard Growers
–Dr. Richard Safier, Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent
–Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
–J. Harrison, Executive Director of The Food Project
–Peggy Lyman, Backyard Growers program participant
7:30 – Program ends. Mingle until 9pm!
Before we dive into Northshore Magazine’s Fall Favorites September issue, let’s take a moment to acknowledge its Best of North Shore August issue. Although votes did not come in all Cape Ann for categories you thought might be a shoe-in: best beach, bakery, breakfast, burger, clam chowder, farmer’s market, art gallery, art anything (!), museum, or attraction — Gloucester and all of Cape Ann businesses receive a lot of deserved attention! Signing in to vote may be a barrier to entry for some. Still, 150,000+ votes were cast. You can check out what won in many additional categories in the 300pp monster issue.
DINE ALFRESCO – The Market Restaurant, Gloucester
FRIED CLAMS- Seaport Grill, Gloucester and Top Dog (seasonal), Rockport; reader’s choice: Woodman’s
LOBSTER DINNER- Roy Moore Lobster, Rockport; reader’s choice Woodman’s of Essex
LOBSTER ROLL- Seaport Grille, Gloucester
PIZZA- Short and Main, Gloucester in a three way tie
ROMANTIC- Duckworth’s, Gloucester
SANDWICHES- Willow Rest, Gloucester
WATERVIEW RESTAURANT- The Market Restaurant, Gloucester
HOTEL BAR- Beauport Hotel, Gloucester
CHOCOLATE- Rockport Fudgery, Rockport (seasonal)
HOTEL- Beauport Hotel
CHARTER BOAT- Schooner Thomas E Lannon
COMMUNITY WALK RUN BIKE BY SEASON – summer Twin Lobster Half Marathon & 1 mile Race, Gloucester; winter Happy Holidays Half Merrython, Gloucester; reader’s choice, Motif #1 Day 5K, Rockport
FESTIVAL (FALL)- Essex Clamfest, Essex
GOLF COURSE- reader’s choice Bass Rocks Golf Club, Gloucester
MARINA- Cape Ann Marina, Gloucester
NATURE TRAILS- Ravenswood Park, Gloucester
BOOKS-The Bookstore of Gloucester
MATERNITY CLOTHING- The Urchin Exchange, Gloucester
CONCIERGE- reader’s choice Tending the Sweet Life, Gloucester
DANCING- Minglewood Tavern, Gloucester
LIVE MUSIC VENUE INDOORS- Shalin Liu, Rockport
Don’t miss out on Short and Main’s splendid daily oyster special. During the first hour of business, from 5 to 6pm, and the last hour open, a selected oyster freshly shucked is available at the delicious price of $1.00.
The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Kathy and Marty continue this week with their interest in shellfish and a look at scallops harvested in waters off Cape Cod and sold at Intershell to local restaurants in Gloucester. Nico from Short and Main demonstrates preparing his Live Scallop Crudo. http://shortandmain.com
Photos © Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster 2013
Video © Kathy Chapman 2013
With the number of Kickstarter campaigns spiraling into the stratosphere I’ve decided to launch my own Kickstarter campaign for the very first dedicated Vajazzling Studio In Gloucester.
Let’s be honest, if Short and Main can raise $22K to pay for a Pizza Oven, my drumming up the dough for a Vajzzling Studio should be a no-brainer.
If Duckworth Bistrot can enter a contest for a new door, if EJ can pull off a Kickstarter for her Owl and The Pussycat book, if some crazy cat lady can get a felt costumes for kitty cats project funded, then there’s no way in hell we would fail in our quest to raise enough dough for a fancy local Vajazzling studio.
It’s all the rage. Screw this lobster business crap. Stinky bait, angry lobstermen, early morning start time and long hours vs Vajazzling coochies for a living. Hmmm this is not a very difficult decision.
I’ll just need a back up man to take care of the not-so-attractive patrons. Paulie Walnuts is looking for work. Bingo! Paulie Walnuts and me Vajazzling coochies all over the North Shore.
Help me make my Vajazzling dream a reality. Look for my upcoming Gloucester based Vajazzling Kickstarter campaign which will be forthcoming. I will offer many levels of pledges starting with base level backers and working our way up to more comprehensive “rewards” for more substantial backers.
Short and Main offered a $100 option for-
Receive a signed copy of Food & Wine’s latest cookbook, “America’s Greatest New Cooks” featuring Nico and Amelia Monday. You’ll also receive a menu from opening night and a thank you video from Matt in his lobster suit.
Hell I’ll toss in a signed GMG DVD, a couple Homie Stickas and a video of me in a monkey suit singing the start spangled banner for a hundred bones.
Disclaimer: woman I live with and may or may not be related to through marriage will not be pledging.
If Jennifer Love Hewitt is all in for Vajazzling it’s good enough for me.
If this works out (and obviously it’s money in the bank) we’ll get Kim Smith in there to penizzle up dude’s man-parts.
We could take over the world Vajazzling and Penizzling women and men all over the North Shore.
Over/Under on the amount of time before we see a Kickstarter project for the Paint Factory project offering people the right to come in and paint or landscape the joint for a mere $100,000?
I’m saying within six months and I’m taking the under.