Yummy Happy Humpback Veggie sandwich

Veggie Sandwich
BBQ sweet potato, charred broccoli rabe, kale, pickled red onions, smoked tomato jam, aged cheddar

2 Lexington Avenue
Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930

Some kind words from Paul Czarnecki

Joe, congratulations on 15 years of Good Morning Gloucester.

As my wife, Kristin, and I have been trying to relocate out to Cape Ann for years, a local friend of Kristin’s recommended subscribing to Good Morning Gloucester.  

Now that we’ve been out here for good since August, we couldn’t have done it without you and Katelyn.  Katelyn was incredible in helping us find a rental while we relocated and sold our house several states away.  We are ecstatic to be here for Gloucester’s 400th year and look forward to being part of the community for years to come.  Kristin is involved with Literary Cape Ann, the Cape Ann Museum and Gloucester 400.  Gloucester 400 just published her Cape Ann tale:

One of my 2023 resolutions is to become as involved in the community as my wife has done.

Living here is an embarrassment of riches.  We look forward to every edition of Good Morning Gloucester.

Cheers to you, Katelyn and the family.

Paul Czarnecki

Sushi, Yes Please

I dragged my boys to Market Basket at about 7:00 last night, but after a long day we didn’t feel like going home, unpacking groceries, and making dinner. When I asked the boys if they wanted to go sit down for a quick dinner there was no hesitation about where they wanted to go and what they wanted to eat. Minglewood sushi for the win. They always get tuna avocado Maki rolls, but I got the sushi special, the Harborside Roll (shrimp tempura, avocado & spicy tuna topped with sashimi, mango & pineapple-sweet chili sauce). DELICIOUS! The boys also shared a cobb salad….likewise pretty fantastic.

A Visit To the New All Purpose Flowers Location In Magnolia

You may have seen in an earlier post that All Purpose Flowers had moved to 15 Lexington Ave Magnolia. I needed to order some flowers so off I went. Though it was a rainy day outside, it was sunny and bright inside. Linda, the proprietor, is still moving in and arranging but there is already an impressive selection of local gift items as well as the usual floral offerings. Things were already hopping when I arrived and I enjoyed browsing while I waited. I think you will too so stop by when you have the chance! Best wishes Linda!

Oak To Ember Friends and Family Night Was Nothing Short Of Amazing-Video- Pictures-Menu-Directions-Reservations- Provided In This Link

Everything was elite. Everything.

Highlights of the many highlights were the pork chop, the steak tar tar, tuna tar tar, chicken.

I expected hiccups- there were none that I witnessed which is an extraordinary feat opening right out of the gate.

Our server Liam did a great job.

Neal Maver and Company are going to do extremely well providing an upscale dining experience that exceeds the hype.

We’re very happy for him and his staff.

Click for video of Neal Cooking over live fire on the Grillworks Argentinian Style Grill-


9 Rogers Street
Gloucester. MA 01930


From The Website:


Oak to Ember is located at 9 Rogers Street – in the heart of Gloucester’s dining, commercial and tourism district. Free city parking is conveniently located at St. Peter’s Square which abuts the restaurant property, as well as street parking surrounding the restaurant. We offer walk-ins, although reservations are highly recommended.

About Oak to Ember

Oak to Ember offers a unique dining experience inspired by live fire cooking in our open kitchen restaurant. The coastal American menu is curated and inspired by locally sourced ingredients from farms and makers – bringing you the freshest and most flavorful menu items. The menu offers local seafood, prime cuts of meat, and seasonal specials cooked over a wood fired grill. The interior has been designed to create unique experiences wherever you are seated with four distinct dining areas; a quiet street side area, a space adjacent to the open kitchen offering a 6 person chef’s table & hi-top seating, a bright harborside dining room with a 24-seat bar, and an outdoor patio alongside Gloucester Harbor. We look forward to having you dine with us.

I have a confession to make. I was lazy and didn’t want to lug my @WeberGrills kettle to my Sisters House To Cook This Roast So We Cooked It In The Oven and It Wasn’t Nearly As Good

Northeast BBQ

I’d normally cook roasts offset the coals on one of my Weber Kettles, kettle temp 250-275 bringing the roast to internal 115F then remove it, rest for 10-15 minutes and let the coals get super hot with the lid cracked and then rotate it a minute on each side for a perfect crust.

But I was lazy. I didn’t want to load it in the truck and bring it. So we did it in the oven. 😞


It was good. Just not great like we’re accustomed to.

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