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Ross Franklin Just Destroyed What I Thought Was Even Possible In A Food Truck Holy Cannoli Batman!!!

Cut Da Check!

This week’s hours of operation, location’s, and menu. Subject to change due to weather and availability of product. You asked and we listened. Bringing back some of your favorites.


The Dirty Gringo- seasoned ground beef, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, cheddar cheese, sour cream.

Mother Clucker- smoked buffalo chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, and homemade blue cheese dressing.

All up in Bahn Mi- soy ginger citrus braised pulled pork, pickled vegetables, boom boom sauce, toasted sesame seeds, cashew/peanut dust, fresh cucumber, carrots, and serrano peppers.

Lazy Caprese- grape tomatoes and mozzarella pearls tossed in pesto and balsamic vinaigrette over arugula and drizzled with balsamic glaze.

Tater Tots

Straight up Gangstah- plain

Smokey Cowboy- chipotle ranch

Show Me Your Tots- soy citrus ginger glaze, boom boom sauce, toasted sesame seeds, crushed peanuts/cashews, scallions

Other Stuff

Coconut shrimp
Ice cream bar
Freezer pops
Peach iced tea


Chicken nuggets and tater tots
Cheese quesadilla and tater tots

Plum cove beach

Thursday 11-3
Friday 11-4
Sunday 12-5

Halibut Point state park- Pigeon cove/Rockport
Grand reopening and concert

Thursday 5-7

Back beach Rockport
NYRE fundraiser and concert

Saturday 4-7

Last call taco stall (next to Prattys)

Friday- 10p.m.-1:30/2 a.m.
Saturday 10 p.m.-1:30/2 a.m.

Announcing the return of local coffee roaster, Eoin Vincent of Motif Roasters, available at Willow Rest.

Announcing the return of local coffee roaster, Eoin Vincent of Motif Roasters, available at Willow Rest.

Gloucester-based coffee roaster Eoin Vincent dba Motif Roasters is back roasting some of Cape Ann’s favorite coffees. Motif Roasters is running a pilot program with Willow Rest, the Gloucester restaurant. The bags will have 30% more coffee with the new 16oz bags. 

Eoin is best known as the head roaster of the now-closed Breakwater Roasters in downtown Gloucester. He is rebooting the coffee with its Cape Ann-themed roasts, including:

Motif Morning Blend, a Central American medium roast blend 

Halfmoon, Colombian medium roast

Dogtown, Colombian dark roast

Lanesvillian, Brazilian light roast

For the last few months, he has been training and consulting with the Boston Brew’s Stoneham roastery crew, teaching the fine art of bean selections, profiling, and roasting. Leading him to a partnership of coffee roasting opportunities.

Find Motif Roasters Coffee at: 

Willow Rest, 1 Holly St, Gloucester, MA 01930

and online at

Monarch Arrival

Perhaps you, like me, have noticed the monarchs have arrived. The monarch news has been pretty grim recently but it feels as though we are blessed with a fair number. This is in part due to efforts to lure them with milkweed and other butterfly attractors by several Cape Ann residents. Thank you to all of you for your efforts on their behalf. It is very nice to see them about and enjoying plentiful loosestrife in our backyard. Several species were taking advantage of the plentiful blooms in addition to the monarch though I cannot identify them all. Monarchs are ceaselessly photogenic. For additional photos and story details, please visit Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook.

Wallace Foss: A Historic Tugboat

“The tugboat Wallace Foss once led a charmed, if hard-working life in the Pacific Northwest. And the fate of this wooden boat changed even before she was launched: her owners modified the original passenger vessel design to that of a tugboat in the middle of the construction process. Originally christened as Oscar B. in 1897 at Tacoma, WA, today the tug carries the name Wallace Foss and is berthed in Gloucester Harbor.

By 1913, Oscar B. was already a tired ship and had been beached along the Snohomish River in Everett, WA. Good fortune brought her to the attention of Seattle’s Rouse Towing Company, which bought and restored her, replacing her original steam engine in the process. Then in 1920 the Rouse Towing Company was purchased by Foss Maritime, which changed the name to Wallace Foss. (The company named its boats after family members; Wallace was a grandnephew.)

For the next 52 years, Wallace Foss towed barges and logs around Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and the San Juan Islands. And she was well maintained along the way–a new pilothouse was added in 1949 and a new diesel engine was installed in 1960. She worked hard as a tug until 1972, when she was retired. After retirement, she was restored and upgraded by her many successive owners, somehow always dodging the scrap yard.

Wallace Foss was built with Douglas fir planks and cedar decks. She is 65 feet in length, overall, and measures 16 feet, six inches on the beam. Her recent upgrades include new stainless-steel rigging, a bulwark replacement, resealing of the wheelhouse windows, fresh paint, and a new galley stove and watermaker. Her Caterpillar diesel has 1900 hours, and she also carries a Yanmar genset in her large, stand-up engine room. Although her machinery and modern electronics have been continually updated, she has retained her classic lines and historic aura, which have won numerous best-in-show awards at classic boat gatherings.

Today, the tugboat’s interior is more about comfort than hard work. A nicely appointed settee is the centerpiece of the deckhouse salon, while a fully equipped galley and a diesel stove provide everything needed to turn out hearty meals. A belowdecks bunk room accommodates five, and her recognizable pilothouse offers 360-degree views.

A recent owner, who converted her to be a comfortable liveaboard, relocated her from the Pacific Northwest to Newport, RI. She is ready for the next phase of her charmed life as a posh cruiser, exploring the waters of a new coastline.”

Written by: Zuzana Prochazka