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June 18th, 2017, 11:44 am #221

Yes, I see we did.

For happy belly's of cannabis users.

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June 18th, 2017, 12:06 pm #222

Gloucester has to relax and enjoy what we have. I don't think we can handle more restaurants without undermining our current bunch.

I couldn't make a decision the other night so, for the first time in more than two decades I went to McDonalds and took a cheeseburger down to the Maritime Gloucester dock and ate it with a chorus of hungry seagulls.

That was my happy belly and my happy wallet. I like to go to the Azorian and have a simple pizza. Quick, cheap and satisfying.
You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give..
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

June 18th, 2017, 4:03 pm #223

foodophile wrote:
We tried Happy Belly last night.

We tried two appetizers - the empanadas and dumplings (pork & apricot). The empanadas were quite good, stuffed with chorizo and served with what I think was ponzu sauce. The dumplings were average.

We also ordered the Pho and the Rice Noodles dish. Both were failures. The Pho broth was room temperature and only had a sour flavor. It was served with about 5 slices of hardly-edible fat-laden beef. The noodles were linguine noodles. Only a few pieces of basil offered some flavor. The Rice Noodles dish was similarly poorly executed. This dish was more like what you would make in your college dorm room with the few ingredients you had on hand. Again, the noodles were linguine. Both were way too expensive for what you got, as they were inedible.

The menu might allow for a decent lunch business but I just don't see the place lasting. As replicant said the menu is all over the place. Same can be said with the interior design. It's hard to describe but both elements just miss the mark. You really get the sense that they are trying way too hard to be cool (or something - can't quite tell). Or maybe this kind of amorphous 'concept' might be interesting to folks who don't venture to Boston. I don't know, it just didn't work for us on many levels and we won't be returning.
Linguine in Pho? Sounds like their not even trying...
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June 18th, 2017, 7:02 pm #224

It would be nice to get a home town buffet or a golden corral in town or kfc/taco bell or wendy's

 
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June 18th, 2017, 7:10 pm #225

yeah, they can put it next to the department store you keep wishing for.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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June 18th, 2017, 7:32 pm #226

NightStalker wrote:
yeah, they can put it next to the department store you keep wishing for.
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June 18th, 2017, 9:19 pm #227

Thanks for the tip about the wings, Leland!

brainfix, it is unfortunate and disheartening. It's not all bad, though - there were no televisions and no music. We found this refreshing. But the concept might work inside a non-urban college campus, not here. I wish them the best of luck.

William - I totally feel you. I did the same thing about a month ago!
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June 19th, 2017, 12:47 am #228

NightStalker wrote:
yeah, they can put it next to the department store you keep wishing for.
I have always said that it won't happen I would rather see a Walmart at the Fuller site that 200 unneeded apartments. I also know that it won't happen.

    
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June 19th, 2017, 9:00 am #229

tyu12 wrote:
It would be nice to get a home town buffet or a golden corral in town or kfc/taco bell or wendy's 
No, it wouldn't be. 
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June 19th, 2017, 9:32 am #230

replicant wrote:
tyu12 wrote:
It would be nice to get a home town buffet or a golden corral in town or kfc/taco bell or wendy's 
No, it wouldn't be. 
The thought of any of those is revolting.  Move to Florida if you want those, they repeat every 2 miles on route 1.

  
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June 19th, 2017, 9:42 am #231

Governor's Restaurant, a small chain of six restaurants in Maine, has their annual Lobster Roll Day tomorrow. $6.58 each for as many as you want. I'll be getting there early!

McDonald's also has lobster rolls for $8.99, their annual limited time offer. A big jump to $12 each at WanderLunch, a local food truck parked at the Bangor Mall.

I see that Seaport Grille still has a lobster roll special for $12.95 on Thursdays. A few years ago they were just $10, right?
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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June 19th, 2017, 10:52 am #232

brainfix wrote:
Governor's Restaurant, a small chain of six restaurants in Maine, has their annual Lobster Roll Day tomorrow. $6.58 each for as many as you want. I'll be getting there early!

McDonald's also has lobster rolls for $8.99, their annual limited time offer. A big jump to $12 each at WanderLunch, a local food truck parked at the Bangor Mall.

I see that Seaport Grille still has a lobster roll special for $12.95 on Thursdays. A few years ago they were just $10, right?
Tuesday's at Surfside Subs has lobster rolls for $11.95, served on a brioche hot dog bun. Also up a couple bucks from a few years ago, but still a good deal. I think lobster prices have increased the last few summers.

My second recommendation is Connollys. They are pre made, but sell fast, so always fresh. Not sure about the price.
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June 19th, 2017, 11:00 am #233

Jeffs Variety on Eastern Ave on Thursday and Friday $9.95 and they are delicious. Packed with lobster.


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June 21st, 2017, 4:57 am #234

replicant wrote:
tyu12 wrote:
It would be nice to get a home town buffet or a golden corral in town or kfc/taco bell or wendy's 
No, it wouldn't be. 
I have not been to a Golden Corral but they look good. The hometown buffet that was on 114 was very good and affordable unlike all the business coming into town Tonno, Beauport.

  
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June 21st, 2017, 6:28 am #235

Generally kitchen price is one third of menu price. If all the ingredients for a lobster roll are $5 and the menu price is $20 it's overpriced and people won't buy it.

Tyu12 you forgot to mention restaurant most frequented including Studio Crepes, P23K and my favorite Paprika Grille.

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The other day I saw the film Kedi at CAS&S - it's a documentary about the cats in Istanbul, Turkey. Beautiful. There was a young family with girls in the front row standing on the sofa cushions and blocking the subtitles. Then I thought - it's about cats - they don't speak English. The girls eventually and thoughtfully sat down.

Funny thing was early in the movie I had a craving for a shrimp wrap (FISH!) at Paprika Grille. The reason? - the cats were constantly scavenging for food for themselves and their kittens. I was thinking of a delivery service or even taxi service because the wrap was a recurring thought. I resisted ... the movie was too clever. It followed six or seven cats through the streets all having different PERSONalities.

Cats are people too.


But finally the next day I had a shrimp wrap.
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June 21st, 2017, 8:39 pm #236

So I mentioned Caffe Dolce on the "And speaking of food..." thread and then tonight I noticed that they are gone.


Opening soon:


Café, Brew & Spirits


"Great coffees, lattés, IPAs, cocktails, sandwiches and more.
#CBSgloucester purchased the formerly known Caffé Dolce at the beginning of the month and we hope to start serving you in June 19th, final inspections permitting."  (They are not yet open.)


https://www.facebook.com/Caf%C3%A9-Brew ... 052519317/
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

June 21st, 2017, 8:55 pm #237

Beautiful Huskies! Always a good sign! Hopefully they will be open for Fiesta.

From their Facebook page:
"Feel free to say hi to the boys, #Scout and @gunnarscott when they are here and out. Both friendly and amazing service dogs of a friend."

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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

June 22nd, 2017, 7:56 am #238

Cape Ann Web wrote:
Opening soon:  Café, Brew & Spirits

"Great coffees, lattés, IPAs, cocktails, sandwiches and more.
Ah, IPA....the merlot of beers.
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June 22nd, 2017, 9:43 am #239

battlingignorance wrote:
Cape Ann Web wrote:Opening soon:  Café, Brew & Spirits

"Great coffees, lattés, IPAs, cocktails, sandwiches and more.
 
Ah, IPA....the merlot of beers.
IPA is disgusting, and I am so glad the pendulum is starting to swing back towards classic simple beer styles. It's very odd to me that their tagline should just be 'IPAs.' Why not 'Beer?' bit late to the bandwagon. 
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June 22nd, 2017, 11:25 am #240

The pendulum is not starting to swing back! IPA's continue to be the best selling type of craft beer in the country, year after year. Lagunitas, Harpoon and Dog Fish seem to be a few of the most popular around here. Right now, the most in demand, coveted beer is the Heady Topper by The Alchemist. It's an American Double IPA @ 8% ABV. It's so in demand that the brewery limits each person to two 16oz 4 packs.

With that being said, as a beer guy, I don't drink IPA's often. I prefer Pale Ale's, Amber beer or Pilsners if I want something lighter. But there is no denying the popularity of IPA's!

End rant.
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