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July 7th, 2017, 7:00 am #261

It was called Harry's Delicatessen.
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July 7th, 2017, 7:06 am #262

Katz's is great....but, as with everything, it has become a tourist destination. There used to be relatively slow periods during the day there. Not any more!

When you see the size of the pastrami sandwiches there, $21.45 doesn't seem quite so much.
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

July 7th, 2017, 8:57 am #263

ski kitty wrote:
It was called Harry's Delicatessen.
Thank you ski kitty - do you remember the free pickles? I know a St Ann's student, in blue skirted uniform, seated with other girls from SA and not order a thing - just giggle, talk and eat free pickles and LEAVE.
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Joined: November 12th, 2007, 7:46 pm

July 7th, 2017, 9:10 am #264

Dun Fudgin wrote:
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?
Anyone else shocked that Dun has no clue about a Gloucester restaurant (right on Main Street) that has been around for 5+ years?
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August 29th, 2017, 9:49 pm #265

So what's the scoop on Cafe, Brew & Spirits? They've been open for a couple weeks now but haven't dropped by yet. I've also seen their two Husky mascots hanging around out front a few times
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August 29th, 2017, 11:32 pm #266

I just found out that 7/11 (Wahington Street) has large iced coffee for a buck.

The Ramp Building Cafe Brew and Spirits ($30 a shot top shelf) has a bunch of reviews on their FB page. Kinda for the 1606 folks but I'm sure there's something for me too.

Gunnar and Scout will be around this weekend.

Siberians are people too. Very special people.
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September 5th, 2017, 8:47 pm #267

Still nothing on the ramp building cafe.  

My go to has been Paprika Grille - it's close to me and very healthy.

Tonight I went to studiocrepe.com / note hours changed with the end of summer. I had another Caesar Crepe  $11 which included a small side of arugula and spinach with a drizzle of CREAMY raspberry vinegar. Excellent and healthy.

There's music first Thursday @7 and every Saturday @7. Check website. Also all kinds of events are on the website.  Now open for breakfast at 9AM Suduo Crepe is a very pleasant eatery.

Hey, both BI and Di like the crepes there!
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September 6th, 2017, 11:26 am #268

Di is usually full of crepe, for sure....
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September 6th, 2017, 1:00 pm #269

Cafe Brew and Spirits is good. Nice ambiance, friendly staff and reasonable prices for coffee, cappuccino etc.. Desserts were awesome and the coffee they use is really good.
Happy Belly also has good coffee but when they served a cappuccino in a paper to go cup they missed the boat.
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September 6th, 2017, 2:08 pm #270

Thong Extractor wrote: Cafe Brew and Spirits is good. Nice ambiance, friendly staff and reasonable prices for coffee, cappuccino etc.. Desserts were awesome and the coffee they use is really good.
Happy Belly also has good coffee but when they served a cappuccino in a paper to go cup they missed the boat.
Thong Extractor wrote: Cafe Brew and Spirits is good. Nice ambiance, friendly staff and reasonable prices for coffee, cappuccino etc.. Desserts were awesome and the coffee they use is really good.
Happy Belly also has good coffee but when they served a cappuccino in a paper to go cup they missed the boat.
that's a good one - paper cup. Maybe a summer replacement. I found a quirk at P23K - my take out was ready and the cashier had to look for someone in the kitchen which seemed to take forever - but really about a minute - she was new and needed help working the register. As soon as she gave me my change I stuffed two bucks in the tip cup! She was nervous. BTW plain burger and rings $7.49 and always pleased with to-go service and excellent food.

So burger reviews.

Halibut Point's kitchen closed early Sunday and HP suggested the Franklin and the Pilot House.

The Franklin gave a choice of cheddar or blue cheese and deep down I could have asked for a plain medium rare burger - but blue cheese is a killer way to go - and it was! So at $16 it was the most I paid so far but the burger and fries were two servings. Easily. Included was a separate container with a chunk of iceberg, pickles, tomato and dressing. The burger was excellent and I made a side salad from the separate toppings. The fries were fresh hand cut and tasty.

Growing up we had to do without ketchup for hamburgers - we'd always always always have an oven toaster or outdoor charcoal grill toasted bun. It brings the flavor out of the bread . I don't remember who locally offers the bun toasted.
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September 23rd, 2017, 10:12 pm #271

I finally had breakfast at Zekes in East Gloucester.  The cheese omelet was perfect and fluffy.  The home fries were rough cut and tender. For a drink I had FRESH SQUEEZED OJ.   Zekes  is on my rotation.

I've been more regular at Paprika Grille.  I had Mousaka tonight and wolfed it down.

Speaking of wolf - I normally see a coyote here where I enjoy the Niles Beach evening ambience - but I'm sure a dark fur larger than a coyote - walked right by my car whereas a coyote takes the same path - between 9PM and 10:30PM.

I don't expect to see the coyote or the wolf tonight - SNL SEASON OPENER! (Sorry SNL delayed by Planet X)
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December 18th, 2017, 2:02 am #272

The fried chicken store”Papi” always looks so festive with its lighted menus all over -  I finally tried it.  I found my three piece chicken (breast, thigh, wing) to be very tasty -,without sauce.  The fried wet very good and abundance.

The one downside was the chicken was ONLY average plumpness. I also liked the coleslaw but it was literally over the top with liquid.

So I’ll try it again - maybe baby shrimp.

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The Fortune Palace in Essex has recently sold.

I thought it was among the top Chinese restaurants. The least cost is Jasmine Garden - chow mein for $4’95. Midori’s portions are generous. The others are good too.

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But the main thing Papi brought fried chicken back to Gloucester.

Can Chuckie Fry Chicken in East Gloucester was very good chicken but probably the worst place I’ve ever been to was the KFC in the EG Shopping Center. But I kept goin back fore more:
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December 18th, 2017, 1:51 pm #273

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December 19th, 2017, 8:05 am #274

Happy Belly is a mess. Poorly designed space-wise and not well run, at all.  As for anything being "amazing" at Lattitude/Minglewood...I think not. They are above-average restaurants, but the menus are far too long, and the dishes are over-wrought. That's Serenitee for ya.
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December 19th, 2017, 10:58 am #275

battlingignorance wrote: Happy Belly is a mess. Poorly designed space-wise and not well run, at all.  As for anything being "amazing" at Lattitude/Minglewood...I think not. They are above-average restaurants, but the menus are far too long, and the dishes are over-wrought. That's Serenitee for ya.
but the menus are far too long???
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December 19th, 2017, 11:30 am #276

I'm not a fan of any of Serenitee's places, but wouldn't a 'too long' menu be good as it gives everyone more choices??
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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December 19th, 2017, 12:19 pm #277

I've heard a lot of people say their menu is all over the place and they don't know what they want to be. It seems like most modern restaurants nowadays have a small menus with everything perfected to a tee. If you want a huge menu, go to the Cheesecake Factory.
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December 19th, 2017, 1:09 pm #278

battlingignorance wrote: Happy Belly is a mess. Poorly designed space-wise and not well run, at all.  As for anything being "amazing" at Lattitude/Minglewood...I think not. They are above-average restaurants, but the menus are far too long, and the dishes are over-wrought. That's Serenitee for ya.
Happy Belly will crash and burn. Stale bread, dried out food...went twice, nothing there to bring me back.
Lattitude sucks... virtually nothing on the menu that interests me and when I did order something it was average at best.. The sushi is always good and is now the only thing on the menu I will order if forced to go there.
Minglewood is ok pub food.
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December 19th, 2017, 1:24 pm #279

If I were going out for lunch or dinner downtown why would I not simply go to the Gloucester House where I know the seafood is fresh and properly handled? Often a boat comes in, the crew gets part of its catch cooked up in the kitchen, and hands it around the bar. They serve cornbread often. They just baked it. Same with everything. When in doubt, ask the owner what to eat today. It is not easy running a restaurant for decades in Gloucester. They have done it.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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December 21st, 2017, 10:25 am #280

NightStalker wrote: I'm not a fan of any of Serenitee's places, but wouldn't a 'too long' menu be good as it gives everyone more choices??
Not really. Generally speaking, restaurants do better when they offer a smaller menu of dishes the kitchen can handle and do very well. Too many choices results in a stressed out kitchen staff trying to cover many bases. Mistakes are easily made, and attention to detail lost.
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