Loving @AtlanticSalt Tuscan Blend Rub For Steak Tips On The @STOKGrills Charcoal Drum #BBQ

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Northeast BBQ

Fire up the pit and leave the charcoal insert in to create a vortex like heat concentrated right under our meat. BBQing with high heat vents wide open and direct.

Took steak tips out 45 minutes in advance to bring to room temp and rubbed with evoo and then a liberal seasoning on all sides of Atlantic Saltworks Tuscan Blend.

Once the coals are orange fired up hot we place the steak directly over the coals on the STOK Charcoal Drum’s Cast Iron Grates.

Can we ali about the sear produced by the STOK concentrating the heat up through the Vortex like charcoal basket and the cast iron grates? Incredible!


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Cape Ann has been blessed with stunning sunrises and sunsets this winter, or perhaps it’s just that the weather temperatures are warmer than usual, which makes it much more fun to be out and about photographing. Fifties today and despite the overcast skies, the day was divine!

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Bob Davis aka Johnny Carwash tonight with David Brown and Dave Mattacks @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm 2.4.2016

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Time to wax your surfboards and slather yourselves with sunblock as we welcome back Mr. Bobby Davis aka Johnny Carwash to the Rhumb Line stage this Thursday night. He’s been busy changing his tune list and reconfiguring his brainstem to wow you with a whole bunch of new stuff for your listening pleasure. Lotta work for me, but a real hoot!
He’s bringing along the masters of mayhem in the form of Mr. Dave Brown and Mr. David Mattacks to nail down the rhythm section. Also , his son Jason will be singing a few toons. Alfred Hitchcock will be shooting some film, too. Don’t miss it!
Super Bowl Sunday sees me whooping it up early (3 to 6) with Chris “Stovall” Brown and Chris Fitz at Brodie’s Seasick Cafe in beautiful downtown Salem. A really nice venue. Come early and help load firewood around the stake!

Yours Truly,

Dave Sag


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
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Have you made your Valentine’s Day Reservation yet?

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Whether you snag a seat with a water view or one by the cozy fire, Latitude 43 is a perfect destination for celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Top it off with delicious specials like  Pan Seared Artic Char with a honey-lavender glaze, or Red Velvet Cake with expresso gelato & fresh berries, and you’re sure to impress.

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The restaurant will be offering the below specials in addition to it’s regular menu Friday, February 12th through Sunday, February 14th. Space is limited, so make your reservation today: 978.281.0223.

Latitude 43
Valentine’s Weekend Specials 


Bourbon-Glazed Pork Belly
5 Spice Pork Belly served over Frisee-Citrus Salad

Kona Beet Salad
Roasted Beets, Beet Puree, Caramelized Pineapple, Goat Cheese & Pancetta 


Bucatini Pasta, Ricotta Salata & Basil

Pan Seared Arctic Char
Honey-Lavender glaze, sweet pea & roasted cauliflower quinoa, crispy kale


Red Velvet Cake
Coconut Ganache, Espresso Gelato & Fresh Berries

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Ashley Silber Wins Cruiseport Gloucester’s Wedding Giveaway Worth $30,000!

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Ashley Silber, 27, of Peabody, MA was the lucky winner of Cruiseport Gloucester’s Wedding Giveaway! The Giveaway, worth $30,000, is comprised of donated products and services from local wedding vendors.

Ashley won the prize because she attended Cruiseport Gloucester’s Bridal Expo on January 31 and entered her name into a drawing. Over 1000 people attended the Expo to meet potential wedding vendors, sample food and cakes, enjoy a bridal show and take tours of both Cruiseport Gloucester and Beauport Princess Cruiselines.

“I was so excited when I won, I was literally shaking,” said Ashley. “This will help us so much in planning our wedding.”

The prize was made possible by the generous donations of local wedding vendors including Vinwood Caterers, 617 Weddings, Lisa Mancuso Photography, Celia’s Flower Studio, Cakes for Occasions, Bella Sera Bridal & Occasion, Black Tie Limousine, Beauport Hotel Gloucester and Cruiseport Gloucester.

Ashley’s wedding will take place at…

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Singapore – and Then We Sailed Away by Ginnie Ely

Ely-1Steve, is the son of author Ginnie Ely, was one of Gloucester Smiles, he gave me this book, which is a great real life adventure.  Steve was part of a once in a life-time adventure.  Check out Amazon.Com for your own copy of  “Singapore – and Then We Sailed Away”.

Smile links:  G-Smile Foosball, G-Smile-133








The GMG Fitbit Challenge


With so many of us starting to wear our Fitbits and with our New Year’s Resolutions to get into shape, how about doing a Fitbit Challenge?  Who is up for this challenge.  Wearing a Fitbit is a great motivator.  Who wants to join a weekly challenge?
Joey agreed to sponsor a Gloucester Beach Sticker Hoodie as a prize if we get 7 or more challengers and post our daily rankings.

Check out the details-


200hr Yoga Training with Cape Ann Power Yoga

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Cape Ann Wellness

Join us this February 12 to May 1; eight weekends – Friday evenings, Saturdays & Sundays to 4:30pm.

Do you want to learn more about yoga? Do you want to learn more about yourself? Whether you’re an interested student, an aspiring teacher, or a teacher looking for confidence and refinement, this training is for you. We will study classical alignment and philosophy, clear and effective public speaking, and you will do the self inquiry that is at the heart of a traditional yoga practice. All of this work will be done in a friendly and supportive environment with the leadership of some of the North Shore’s most experienced and qualified teachers.

Graduates of Cape Ann Yoga School are confident and ready to teach. Almost every studio on the North Shore has at least one of our graduates on their staff. But what if you don’t want to teach….. or you’re not…

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Nichole’s Picks 2/6 + 2/7

Pick #1:  Cherry Farm Creamery: Ice Cream for Breakfast


210 Conant Street, Danvers, Massachusetts

Check out their website HERE!

Supporting the A.J. Trustey Epilepsy Research Fund at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. https://www.facebook.com/events/547286918761366/

Who doesn’t want ice cream for breakfast? Eat ice cream for breakfast with zero guilt, because it’s for a great cause! (Please invite your friends!)

Saturday, February 6th is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. We’ll be celebrating at Cherry Farm with a special “breakfast” menu featuring…

Waffle Sundaes
Pop-Tart Sundaes
“Coffee & Donuts” Ice Cream
Maple bacon ice cream
Warm maple syrup sauce
Warm blueberry topping
Bacon bit topping
Sorbet/Sherbet fruit cup
& More!

Be sure to stop by early because from 8am – 12pm we will be donating half of the proceeds to support The Endowed A.J. Trustey Epilepsy Research Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

To increase support of the fund, Cherry Farm will also be teaming up with The Epilepsy Foundation of New England (EFNE). As part of Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, the EFNE would like to encourage everyone to “Bring a Bag to Breakfast” of unwanted clothes, shoes, or linens. Staff will be onsite to assist & provide prizes for each bag donated. All additional proceeds generated from “Bring a Bag to Breakfast” will support The Endowed A.J. Trustey Epilepsy Research Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Named in memory of A.J., The Endowed A.J. Trustey Epilepsy Research Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital supports novel and innovative epilepsy research with the goal of improving the care and treatment for epilepsy patients and their families. Thanks to the outpouring of support, some projects are already underway including research focused on training clinicians to identify and address mental health issues in epilepsy patients, improving the transition from pediatric to adult care, and identifying characteristics that will predict a patient’s adherence and response to treatment.

We hope to see you there! Please help spread the word by inviting your friends.

Pick #2:  Karen J and the Jitterbugs at the Cabot

Ok…so this is actually NEXT weekend, but if I waited until then, it might be sold out! And, we can’t have that.

Purchase tickets HERE!!

The Cabot has a pretty tremendous!  Check out the full schedule on their website HERE!

Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps).  Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond.  Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast.www.karenkjitterbugs.com



Pick #3:  Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival


Read all about it HERE!  and Download the Brochure HERE

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice 2016 Festival – Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, 2016!

Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to attend the 14th annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival. A decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping…don’t miss Salem’s sweetest event of the year!

Ice Sculptures around Town – Starting Feb. 6, 2016
This year, we have a record-breaking 23 beautiful ice sculptures that grace downtown Salem starting February 6. Some of the themes for this year’s ice sculptures will include The Friendship, the Mad Hatter, an alpaca, and more – including an actual ice bar on Rockafellas’ patio! A map of sculptures and locations is available below and on brochures to be distributed around town closer to the festival. Be sure to make plans for a special evening stroll on Saturday, Feb. 6, when some of the sculptures will be temporarily illuminated between 5 pm and 9 pm by Retonica!

The Salem Trolley offers trolley rides around the festival route weather permitting on February 6 & 7 from 12 pm to 4 pm for only $2 an adult (free for children). Trolley pick-up locations include the Visitor Center, Pickering Wharf, and near Rockafellas on Washington Street.



For a more comprehensive list of family activities, please see our friends at North Shore Kid