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Joined: November 5th, 2014, 9:22 am

June 22nd, 2017, 1:08 pm #241

Ok, first off I said 'starting' so calm your tits and don't rant at me. 

Second, I'm just sharing my observations. I get a lot of beer nerds into my work and this includes actual brewers for a lot of local craft beers as well as industry insiders and beer publication guys. They come to my place and drink my classic beer styles (Not an IPA in the bunch, thanks) because they like to drink excellent examples of classic beer styles. The fact that people who brew beer, love beer, and know the industry seek out what I'm offering tells me that appreciation for these styles is coming back into favor.

I've also been seeing a number of published articles (an example: https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/1 ... he-people/) lately touting the rise of styles like Helles Lagers, ales, and Pils. People want beer flavored beer again.

Then again, I've had people ask 'What do you have that's like an IPA' and then refuse to drink anything other when I tell them that I have nothing like an IPA.
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

June 22nd, 2017, 3:20 pm #242

replicant wrote:
Ok, first off I said 'starting' so calm your tits and don't rant at me. 

Second, I'm just sharing my observations. I get a lot of beer nerds into my work and this includes actual brewers for a lot of local craft beers as well as industry insiders and beer publication guys. They come to my place and drink my classic beer styles (Not an IPA in the bunch, thanks) because they like to drink excellent examples of classic beer styles. The fact that people who brew beer, love beer, and know the industry seek out what I'm offering tells me that appreciation for these styles is coming back into favor.

I've also been seeing a number of published articles (an example: https://www.beeradvocate.com/articles/1 ... he-people/) lately touting the rise of styles like Helles Lagers, ales, and Pils. People want beer flavored beer again.

Then again, I've had people ask 'What do you have that's like an IPA' and then refuse to drink anything other when I tell them that I have nothing like an IPA.
Your the one who needs to calm your ass down! I'm calm as a cucumber

You said IPA was disgusting and I thought that was funny since it continues to be the most popular type of craft beer year after year. Pale Ale, also a beer which you would probably think is disgusting, is not far behind!
https://beerconnoisseur.com/articles/20 ... -styles-us

I'm not sure what kind of clientele your serving, but they sound like the type of snowflakes who would request an orange wedge with their beer.
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Joined: November 5th, 2014, 9:22 am

June 22nd, 2017, 3:28 pm #243

So people who like classic styles are snowflakes who need an orange slice? ok.
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Joined: November 5th, 2014, 9:22 am

June 22nd, 2017, 3:30 pm #244

I guess I should clarify: I, personally, think IPA is disgusting. It's bitter and horrible. Your mileage may vary. But I won't have to worry about seeing you in my place anytime soon, Gator, if we're all just a bunch of snowflakes.
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

June 22nd, 2017, 4:09 pm #245

I've made a few visits to Italiano. good food, reasonable prices. It will be a big success. it's not gormet or a niche and that's why it will survive. some people like the fancy places but the majority will go to someplace like this.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: September 1st, 2012, 8:06 am

June 22nd, 2017, 4:45 pm #246

gator wrote:
You said IPA was disgusting and I thought that was funny since it continues to be the most popular type of craft beer year after year.
...oh, you mean like Bud Light is even more "popular" than any craft beer in the US?! Popularity -- the only metric that matters.
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June 28th, 2017, 9:02 am #247

lobsterlady wrote:
Jeffs Variety on Eastern Ave on Thursday and Friday $9.95 and they are delicious. Packed with lobster.
I'll second that.  Ridiculously good, and (I think?) the cheapest in town.  
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Joined: February 28th, 2008, 5:45 pm

June 28th, 2017, 10:27 am #248

NightStalker wrote:
I've made a few visits to Italiano. good food, reasonable prices. It will be a big success. it's not gormet or a niche and that's why it will survive. some people like the fancy places but the majority will go to someplace like this.
I have been there twice, both times average or a little better. Some of the menu items need tweaking for flavor, the chicken masala was ok but needed more flavor, mushrooms and ham or prosciutto.  The marinated steak tips were OK but not nearly marinated enough and almost tasted like plain tips. The service once was an inexperienced waiter, the second time was excellent service. Prices were decent.

ITALIANO - make your food pop with flavor!!!!!  Don't be bland or average.

BTW Night did they have any donuts for you for dessert to make you feel at home?
  
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Joined: December 30th, 2006, 9:22 am

June 28th, 2017, 12:02 pm #249

battlingignorance wrote:
gator wrote:
You said IPA was disgusting and I thought that was funny since it continues to be the most popular type of craft beer year after year.
...oh, you mean like Bud Light is even more "popular" than any craft beer in the US?! Popularity -- the only metric that matters.
Hey, I like Bud Light..I might even love Bud Light...my fav beer!
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

June 28th, 2017, 12:15 pm #250

I finally made it to The Cupboard this season. I had a very good diet grilled chicken salad: skinless with great grilled taste perfectly cubed for dipping. As were the chopped tomato and lettuce greens dipped into an assortment of small cups of dressing.

I'll be going more regurlay and hope to catch their specials before they run out. The easy way is to call them - (978) 281-1908

The Cupboard is a long time Gloucester institution. The menu has very good consistently properly prepared food.
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

June 28th, 2017, 12:24 pm #251

As for the onion rings at The Cupboard, they have two sizes - $5 and $7....
"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

June 28th, 2017, 4:57 pm #252

Thong Extractor wrote:
NightStalker wrote:
I've made a few visits to Italiano. good food, reasonable prices. It will be a big success. it's not gormet or a niche and that's why it will survive. some people like the fancy places but the majority will go to someplace like this.
I have been there twice, both times average or a little better. Some of the menu items need tweaking for flavor, the chicken masala was ok but needed more flavor, mushrooms and ham or prosciutto.  The marinated steak tips were OK but not nearly marinated enough and almost tasted like plain tips. The service once was an inexperienced waiter, the second time was excellent service. Prices were decent.

ITALIANO - make your food pop with flavor!!!!!  Don't be bland or average.

BTW Night did they have any donuts for you for dessert to make you feel at home?
  
I had a slice of their pizza during the Fiesta. A big square and it was good but coulda been better with more garlic & seasoning in the sauce. But for 3 bucks it sure beat the paper thin 6 buck carnival fried dough! When I saw the price for the fried dough I made a bee line for the West End!
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Joined: April 15th, 2006, 1:02 am

June 28th, 2017, 5:49 pm #253

no donuts Thongy - but their lemon cake is to die for.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 5:30 am

July 6th, 2017, 5:16 pm #254

Pier 23 is now serving beer and wine.


There is an item on the agenda for the June 13 Licensing Board meeting to discuss Ohana's "Notice of closing."  Those meeting minutes are not yet posted.  Ohana's website is down and they haven't posted on FB since May ...
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

July 6th, 2017, 5:59 pm #255

Cape Ann Web wrote:
Pier 23 is now serving beer and wine.


There is an item on the agenda for the June 13 Licensing Board meeting to discuss Ohana's "Notice of closing."  Those meeting minutes are not yet posted.  Ohana's website is down and they haven't posted on FB since May ...
Where is Ohana's ? What type of cuisine?
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

July 6th, 2017, 6:35 pm #256

Ohana was downtown next to the Weathervane. Closed but someone else is interested in the space.
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

July 6th, 2017, 6:39 pm #257

Thanks kitty, I never noticed it but checked their FB page and no mention of their address or menu. The only thing they said was a harbor view?
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Joined: November 21st, 2007, 6:02 pm

July 6th, 2017, 9:31 pm #258

They had a view out the back window I think.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

July 6th, 2017, 9:44 pm #259

Does anyone know the name of the Jewish delicatessen that was at Ohana's in the 1960s and 1970s. They had free dill pickles in a jar at each table.

Too bad about Ohanas - they were there for a while.
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Joined: April 27th, 2011, 4:12 pm

July 6th, 2017, 10:36 pm #260

Leland33 wrote:
Does anyone know the name of the Jewish delicatessen that was at Ohana's in the 1960s and 1970s. They had free dill pickles in a jar at each table.
Too bad about Ohanas - they were there for a while.
An authentic Jewish Delicatessen sounds amazing! It would be a nice change from the numerous sub shops that saturate our city.

Has anyone been to Katz's Deli in NYC? I'm looking at a menu right now and a Pastrami Sandwich is $21.45 . A tad bit over my budget.
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