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Sardines in WHAT???

That's a shame. Maybe stick to undressed food?

Jun 18, 2012
JoeinBeverly in General Topics

Sardines in WHAT???

You'd be mistaken. This is no frankenfood combination of two different products, but rather two strong ingredients that work in harmony together. The natural sweetness (real maple syrup) and oiliness create an excellent, moderating, juxtaposition.

Jun 18, 2012
JoeinBeverly in General Topics

Sardines in WHAT???

These are so good; you have no idea. I don't like salmon "candy," but I adore this.

Jun 13, 2012
JoeinBeverly in General Topics

Dinner in Rockport

I only ate there once (the restaurant, not the park). The salmon was overcooked, but I have come to the conclusion that I think everyone overcooks salmon, so...

Apr 29, 2009
JoeinBeverly in Greater Boston Area

Dinner in Rockport

As a kid, we would go to Ellen's (Harborside) for special occasions. I did not know it is now owned by Kenny (the owner of Roy Moore). Classic family-friendly food. Given the choice, go to Charlie's in Gloucester for lobster bisque and fried cheeks. As for lobster, go straight to the source and get bugs from Kenny at Roy Moore. As an aside, I think you must mean "steamed" lobster not "boiled". No self-respecting Rockporter would boil the flavor out of lobster.

Apr 29, 2009
JoeinBeverly in Greater Boston Area

Fiddlehead fever

I'd love to forage for fiddleheads and ramps. Anyone know a hot stop for Ostrich Ferns and I'll harvest for you. 50/50 *wink*

Apr 29, 2009
JoeinBeverly in Greater Boston Area

foraging ramps/fiddleheads

Lots of fiddleheads, just not Ostrich Fern fiddleheads. I've been looking for years in Ma and have not found a "hot spot". Any true forager would never, even under torture, share a foraging spot.

Your best bet (as I am doing yet again this week) is to scout potential areas and hope for the best.

Apr 28, 2009
JoeinBeverly in All New England Archive

Dinner in Rockport

The Greenery.

Apr 28, 2009
JoeinBeverly in Greater Boston Area

Dinner in Rockport

I grew up in Rockport, so I would love to make a solid reccomendation in Rockport, but Rockport shoots from the hip when it comes to food. Gloucester is the palce to be. The Roy Moore suggestion is good for eating what the locals eat. I'm a wine geek so I do like Lograsso's for a BYO.

In Gloucester, the best dining is at Duckworths Bistrot, Azorean Restaurant, Passports, Latitude 43, Lobsta Land and Madfish Grill. For Pizza, Valentinos. Subs, Destinos (free pasta salad!). Classic fried seafood at Charlie's or at the Causeway Restaurant.

Breakfast for us was always at the Coffee Shop, the Red Skiff or Michael's (all in Rockport). I'm not a breakfast guy so I can't say one is better than the other...

Apr 28, 2009
JoeinBeverly in Greater Boston Area