We were honored to have a media slideshow from Kate Glass as one of the participants in the Downtown Gloucester Block Party media presentations last Saturday night. Recently Kate won an award from the Associated Press News Executive Association for a photo of Anne-Margaret Ferrante and her mom moments after she won the election for 5th Essex District state representative.
Here’s Kate’s GMG Q&A-
How long have you lived in ?
Sadly, I don’t live in Gloucester, but I’m trying to convince my husband that we should move here! I’ve worked in Gloucester for a little over a year though.
What is your favorite season In Gloucester?
Fall. The weather is still beautiful and easier to enjoy without all the summer traffic.
Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?
I don’t think these spots are much of a secret, but I do like Rafe’s Chasm in Magnolia. I also love Folly Cove.
What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?
Andiamos had the best pizza. I was very upset when I found out they closed.
What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?
I don’t eat too many subs, but for sandwiches and salads I’d have to say Willow Rest. Gotta be careful there though, because everything looks good!
What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?
I liked the food and look of the Franklin when I shot it for the Cape Ann Magazine.
What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?
I like the margaritas at Jalapenos. I am also a fan of the beer at Cape Ann Brewing.
What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?
Jim’s Bagels, though I am dying to try Sugar Magnolias.
What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?
The Farmers Market and music. The block parties are good too. I never really get to enjoy Fiesta because I’m too busy running around looking for photos!
In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?
Definitely the beach. (I get seasick)
Who is your favorite local artist?
That’s a tough one. There’s too many good ones. Jon Conant and the work he’s bringing into the Hive in Rockport is a nice addition to the area.
Which is your favorite local beach?
Who has the best chowder in town?
Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?
What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?
Love the outdoor dining. Gloucester needs more of that!
What is your favorite local band?
While I have seen some of the local bands, I can’t say I’ve seen enough to answer this one. I do love how all the musicians here show up and play at each other’s gigs.