Dessert at The Topside Grill

Although all the seafood dishes are amazing at The Topside Grill, this dessert is worth going in for alone.

A nice after dinner drink or coffee and this and trust me you’ll be in heaven.

Dessert at The Topside Grill, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Guest Post- Erika Hansen Has a Where The Locals Go Coupon Book Story

From Erika-

Here’s the story about Cape Ann Savings Bank:
A customer came into Main Street’s own Bubbles, a shop that is all about pampering and froufrou and glitter, looking rather confused.  Bubbles herself, a/k/a Trisha Sanford, asked how she could help.
“The bank sent me here for a $300 coupon off my closing cost…I’m sorry.  I knew it must have been a joke” and he turned to leave.  “No, wait,” says Trisha.  “That sounds like the Where the Locals Go! coupon book.”
She promptly picked up a copy (for sale right at the register), looked in the directory, and sure enough, on p. 135 was a coupon from Cape Ann Savings Bank to receive $300 off your closing cost.  The man quickly paid his $10 for the coupon book, went back to the bank, saved $290 and now has hundreds of other coupons from the book to use!
For $10, buying this book is a no-brainer.  In addition to the discounts, the book is full of information about Cape Ann and highlights local heroes in our community.
It is for sale throughout Cape Ann at many stores including The Bookstore and Dogtown Book Shop, Toad Hall in Rockport and Manchester By The Book and will be for sale at the upcoming Rhythm & Flavors concert.   Come by and get your copy before they are all gone!  Coupons are good through March 31, 2009.


Oy! I just read the caption under the photo in the Cape Ann Beacon from The Block Party the other night which calls me Captain Joe.

I can’t even to begin to tell you how embarrassing it is when that happens.

I’m NOT A CAPTAIN! My Grandfather was Captain Joe Ciaramitaro.

A man whose shoes I could never fill.

I’m not Captain Joe, I’m just Joey. The business name is Captain Joe & Sons after my Grandfather and his two sons- my father and uncle. It’s not me other than the fact that Frank and I bought the business from our fathers which is named Captain Joe and Sons.

Maybe I should have made that the title of my blog “I’m Not a Captain”

I appreciate Mark running the photo though it was a nice shot of one of my shots plastered on the wall during the block party.

Lou and Shirley From Louisville Kentucky

The Lou and Shirley Interview was great. There are some down to earth Good Folk. You could hear it in their voices how much they have enjoyed their visit to our little community.

For Sale- Pepsi Bottle Bong at Stuff on Main St *Kidding*

So I’m walking down Main Street on my way to The Downtown Block Party wrap up meeting and as I passed Stuff, I had to do a double take.

Tell me that thing doesn’t look like a bong!

Gloucester Perspectives- Lou and Shirley From Kentucky

Lou and Shirley from Lexington Kentucky talk about their love of The Deadliest Catch, Pratty’s and Gloucester.

Lou and Shirley love the Deadliest Catch Television program.  Our friends over at Deadliest Reports ought to love this interview.

Dory Race Eliminations Saturday Morning- From Jimmy T

Just a reminder. The elimination races to determine who will represent
the U.S. in Canada are this Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Niles
Beach. Winners will be given 4 nights accommodations in Lunenburg, Nova
Scotia and $500 per person expense money. The races are open to all
members and non-members but non-members must join and pay dues at
registration. A representative from each crew MUST register at St.
Peter’s Square, Friday night at 6 p.m. We will conduct a mixed doubles
elimination race even though the category is not sanctioned at this time.

Over and out.

James A. Tarantino, President
International Dory Race Committee

(thanks for the reminder Geoff)

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful morning to grab a cup of coffee and head on down to Niles Beach to catch the races. Bring the family. Get into it. It’s fun fun fun!