The Cape Ann Museum has a wonderful children’s activity room, perfect for a winter day when its too cold to go to the park. Come on by and enjoy!

Caffe Sicilia is super family friendly, too, with friendly faces, yummy treats, and spacious seating. Charlotte had her first bites of cannoli, and of course, she loved it!

Alicia Unleashed- We got the meats!

Episode 89 on location! (We’re almost there! Where you at homiecast?)

We sit down with Craig Kimberley (special guest Hannah) on the hill to talk about all the things!


Hot Plate:
How is the Island surviving without plastic bags?
What’s in store for Cape Ann Lanes (We’re excited if this goes through)?

RIP James Ingram
Our plans for the Superbowl.
Craig weighs in on his love for Ariana Grande’s new tattoo!
*Annual Superbowl shout out to B’s friend Lamarr for the Halftime Show

WE ALSO WENT LIVE! Were you watching?
We ask Craig about his origin story on how he got in to BBQ’ing and photographing food. Craig talks about some of the trails and tribulations of rubs, meats, grilling in the cold. How his videos are different on youtube than other videos and who inspired him to get going doing his damn thang! He also GOES IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN on the Brisket on his (Humphrey’s Grill box) he is making for Superbowl Sunday for “Mistah Sistah’s” party. We get a little bit of trolling from Mr. Beard’o. Craig talks about some of the IDEAL items you should have on hand for ideal grilling. Also, could there be an upcoming SMOKE OFF this spring?

Listen now to find out all about it!

Social Shoutouts!
Instagram: bbqitshow


Patriots hype | It’s on! MFA Boston vs the J Paul Getty 3pm today #MuseumBowl twitter showdown

Over the past few years, museums join in the Super Bowl spirit via trash talk on social media accounts. From humorous challenges and clever collection puns it’s morphed into big stake art bets for Super Bowl contenders: Some wins have triggered a museum loan from the losing city’s rival fine arts institution. Yesterday (see below) the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced a twitter showdown with the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Look for #MuseumBowl and @mfaboston and @GettyMuseum. It’s going down at 3pm TODAY, Friday, Feb 1, 2019. I don’t know if there’s a wager but I hope so! It’s great fun no matter what.

The MFA makes good use of their archives dog, Riley.


MFA Boston twitter account Museum Bowl 2019

now theyre cooking

we want the Getty famous painting Hans Hoffman Hare.jpg

Nichole’s Picks 2/2 + 2/3

Pick #1: Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Saturday, February 2nd from 8:00-12:00

Half of this year’s proceeds will support The Corey C. Griffin NHL Alumni Pro-Am and Boston Children’s Hospital

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 2nd is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. We’ll be celebrating at Cherry Farm with a special “breakfast” menu featuring…

Waffle Sundaes
Donut Sundaes
Muffin Sundaes
Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
“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 Boston Children’s Hospital Concussion Prevention Research Center.

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




Pick #2: Newburyport’s Winter Kite Festival

Saturday, 9:30-3:00

Maudslay State Park, 74 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport


Join us for a day of winter wonder as kite flyers from around New England bring their large kites to fly over the field at Maudslay State Park. Bring your favorite kite as well!

Join us early for a kite making session between 9:30-10:30am at the Bresnahan School. Kite kits are $5 each (paid for onsite- cash only).

Stop by Maudslay State Park between 11am-3pm to fly your kite, see the large kites, do some sledding and enjoy some hot cocoa!

There will be attendants to assist with parking. It’s $5/residents and $10/non-residents–please bring cash (though the parking machine is there too for credit cards). NO STREET PARKING!!!!!

This event is free to all!

Pick #3:  That Little Thing Called “Super Bowl LIII”

Sunday @ 6:30.


As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.  

Brunch this Sunday at Feather & Wedge – Acoustic Music from Chris + Joe!


Stop in at Feather & Wedge this Sunday to hear local legends Chris + Joe (Chris Langathianos and Joe Wilkins.) This Cape Ann-based duo are known for their tight harmonies, great song selections, and fun banter. Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917

Sunday, February 3

10:30 – 2:30 PM


Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966

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Guess Who Came To Dinner

We watched this little story develop on the shoreline recently. It’s a story as old as time, I suppose. Scavenging seagull interrupted by persistent shore bird. I realize we shouldn’t attribute human traits to animals but that’s one way to make sense of observations. This appeared to show an annoyingly persistent little bird’s efforts chasing away the big bad seagull. Fun to watch regardless.