Tag Archives: Coronavirus

BEAUTIFUL CEDAR ROCK GARDENS IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND THEY ARE DOING PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS SPOT ON!

Cedar Rock Gardens retail shop is now open. Tucker and Elise have created a super safe shopping experience. All customers and employees wear masks.

Elise’s parents, Juile and Jim Jilson, are lending a helping hand during the pandemic. 

The checkout area is protected by plexiglass.

Come shop their organically grown gorgeous selection of veggies, herbs, annual seedlings, and perennial plants. Everything looks healthy and beautiful! And the refrigerator is stocked with their famously super delicious farm to table produce.

Cedar Rock Gardens is located in West Gloucester at 299 Concord Street.

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LENNY LINQUATA AT THE BLUE COLLAR LOBSTER CO. IS DOING AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB UNDER COVID PANDEMIC CIRCUMSTANCES – SEE NEW MENU!

Yesterday morning while filming on the waterfront, activity at the Blue Collar Lobster Co. caught my attention and I stopped by to see what was happening. Two words –

S-I-M-P-L-Y A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

The entire front of the house has been enclosed in glass, with a to-go window, which allows for safe food preparation and service. The restaurant is being kept super clean (the steam cleaning man was just finishing up when I stopped by) and everyone is wearing masks.

Don’t you love the “clean pens” and “dirty pens” idea?!

Lenny shares that for the next phase of restaurant openings, June 8th I believe, the outdoor bar and dining area is organized with six foot spacing for super safe dining.

Blue Collar Lobster Co. is now serving lobsters, fresh fried seafood, sandwiches, chowder, cornbread, shrimp, salads, fish tacos, and more . Additionally you can purchase fresh off the boat seafood at wholesale prices including lobsters, haddock, and STEAMERS FOR ONLYY FIVE DOLLARS PER POUND!

Our fabulous steamers from the Blue Collar Lobster Co. No broken or undersized clams– every clam was perfect and delicious! 

It is always so fun and picturesque at the Blue Collar Lobster Co. I plan to stop by on a sunnier afternoon or early evening when the cafe lights are on to take more photos.

Blue Collar Lobster Co. is open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, 11:30am to 8:30pm

63 Rogers Street in Gloucester

978-283-1812

http://www.gloucesterhouse.com

BEAUTY BY THE SEA WITH PIPING PLOVERS MATING! AND WE HAVE TWO PIPING PLOVER EGGS!!! EPISODE 8

Happy Memorial Day!

The flags that you see lining the boulevard are organized each year by Pauline Bresnihan. She owns the gift shop Pauline’s Giftson Essex Avenue in Gloucester, with many lovely hand painted and whimsical items for your home and garden.

Good Harbor Beach open to half capacity.

Piping Plover endangered/threatened species signs installed at GHB.

Sending thanks and gratitude to everyone who wrote emails ❤

Piping Plovers are on the agenda for the City Council meeting on Tuesday night, which will be live streamed at 7pm.

Alexandra and Jon at Alexandra’s Bread

Castaways Vintage Café

Caffe Sicilia

Short and Main

Beauport Hotel

Incredible job at Fisherman’s Wharf Gloucester

Tree Peony, Rock’s peony, divinely scented,five blossoms

Please report your Monarch sightings. .

Piping Plover Chronicles continue –excellent detailed footage of Piping Plovers mating.

Two Eggs!

BEAUPORT HOTEL NOW OPEN FOR TAKE OUT! – CHECK OUT THEIR MENU HERE!

The Beauport Hotel is now serving to go. Take out hours are Wednesday though Sunday from 5pm to 8pm. Call 978-491-5090 to order. They will bring your order when you arrive. Beauport Hotel is located at 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester.

Click here to order

MEMORIAL WEEKEND SPECIAL

  • Two Burgers for $22

    Choose two: 1606 Prime burger with Boston bib,
    tomato, red onion, house sauce, Grafton chedd…

    $22.00

APPETIZERS

  • Jonah Crab Cake

    Avocado remoulade, sweet corn relish, chili oil.

    $18.00

  • Point Judith Calamari

    Peppadew & pepperoncini peppers, chipotle aioli.

    $14.00

SOUP & SALAD

  • New England Clam Chowder

    Oyster crackers, chive oil.

    $8.00

  • Caesar Salad

    Parmesan crisps, house crouton, lemon caesar
    dressing.

    $12.00

  • Asparagus Salad

    Pickled vegetables, garbanzo beans, farm egg,
    champagne vinaigrette.

    $13.00

BURGERS, SANDWICHES & MORE

  • 1606 Prime Burger

    Boston bibb, tomato, red onion, house sauce,
    aged Cheddar, bacon. Served with fries.

    $16.00

  • Free Range Chicken on Focaccia Sandwich

    Prosciutto, Mozzarella, sun dried tomato
    tapenade. Served with fries.

    $14.00

  • Beauport Haddock Tacos

    Slaw, pico de gallo, chipotle sour cream, flour
    tortilla. Served with fries.

    $14.00

FAMILY STYLE MEALS (FEEDS TWO)

  • Misty Knolls Farm Whole Roasted Chicken

    Northeast family farms macaroni and cheese,
    brussel sprouts & apple slaw.

    $37.00

  • Berkshire Pork Loin

    Buttered asparagus, potato & Gruyere gratin,
    house Worcestershire sauce.

    $40.00

  • Day Boat Sea Scallops

    Fingerling potato hash, celery root, applewood
    bacon, sweet corn coulis.

    $45.00

  • Traditional Crusted Beauport Haddock

    Broccoli rabe, butternut squash, lemon butter
    sauce.

    $40.00

  • Filet Mignon of Beef

    Foraged mushrooms, cippolini onions, Yukon
    potato puree, red wine reduction.

    $45.00

DESSERTS

  • Mixed Berry Tart

    Lemon curd, Mascarpone, berry coulis.

    $8.00

  • Death by Chocolate Cake

    Buttercream, ganache, chocolate crisp.

    $8.00

WINE (LIMIT 2 PER ORDER)

  • Murphy Goode Pinot Noir

    $20.00

  • Tenuta Di Arceno Chianti Classico

    $22.00

  • Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon

    $23.00

  • Casalini Pinot Grigio

    $20.00

  • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

    $22.00

  • La Crema Chardonnay

    $23.00

  • Mumm’s Napa Brut

    $27.00

  • Mionetto Prosecco

    $8.00

THIS AMAZING COUPLE- ALEXANDRA AND JON!

Despite the pandemic, Alexandra’s Bread is continuing  to provide the community with their fabulous bread and super delicious baked goods. It couldn’t be simpler shopping there, two people at a time in the shop, and you can preorder. Jon Hardy and Alexandra Rhinelander

Tom and I shared Alexandra’s Bread wonderfully delicious cranberry scones for a late breakfast this morning. I hadn’t intended, but couldn’t pass up a loaf of their exquisite olive bread, jam packed with  plump black olives. So sorry I bit into it before taking a photo.

Hot Tip from Alexandra – the bandanas they are wearing come from Nelson’s,  just down the street. Only $2.00 a piece!

Alexandra’s Bread is located at 265 Main Street

Phone 978-281-3064

BEAUTIFUL MEMORIAL FRIDAY AT GOOD HARBOR BEACH!

People and wildlife waiting for sunrise

From what I could see and for the most part, people were social distancing while enjoying a gorgeous day in the sunshine.

THE SCOOP ON GOOD HARBOR BEACH REOPENING FRIDAY

As of this morning (the situation is fluid and changes at a moment’s notice), Good Harbor Beach will open to RESIDENTS ONLY on Friday, May 22nd. Typically, the parking lot holds approximately 1,000 cars. Due to Covid-19, that will be restricted to 500 resident’s vehicles.

The Beach Pit, GHB’s snack bar, will reopen Friday, if deliveries come through.

Planned are four portable bathrooms, two on either side of The Beach Pit. The public bathrooms installed at the snack bar will remain closed until a willing cleaning crew can be hired.

Beach Stickers: There is a dedicated beach sticker telephone line at City Hall. Direct all sticker inquiries to 978-281-9708, or e-mail bsticker@gloucester-ma.gov. Expired Beach Stickers will be allowed or current registration for two weeks only.

The red lifeguard chairs that serve as lifeguard station are in place. Lifeguards will be on duty beginning Friday.

Although the parking lot will only be open for residents, the Good Harbor Beach area for residents has been sectioned off and the white lines freshly painted.

Song Sparrow songster at GHB this morningMama and Papa Plover this morning – still no signs protecting the Piping Plovers. Once again, there is a simple solution. Greenbelt is able and ready to install signs. Why won’t the City work with Greenbelt?