Exclusive Video: Topside Bistro Sneak Peak and Highlights- Tentative Opening March 1

Thank you Hope and Teddy for inviting me to cover the behind the scenes. Thanks Chef Sal Valenti for treating me to your incredible creations.

â—¦ Alcohol free wines available

â—¦ Late night bar bites menu 10-11:45PM in house. Not to go.

â—¦ Hours: 11am-midnight

â—¦ 130 capacity/ 160 with outside seating

â—¦ $5000 Lavazza espresso machine for real espresso martinis

◦ Pork Osso Bucco:12 hour braised bone in pork shank, garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed broccolini, pork demi glaze

â—¦ Name: Topside Bistro

â—¦ March 1 tentatively opening

â—¦ Fresh paint, Hardwood Floors, new TVs

â—¦ strawberry vinaigrette salad- marcona almonds, served with house made spinach, strawberries, blueberries, feta, sliced Spring Strawberry

â—¦ House Salad- mixed baby greens, heirloom cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, served with house made balsamic vinaigrette

â—¦ Comfort food kicked up five notches

â—¦ Brocolli Rabe Springrolls- broccoli rabe, wipped ricote creese, toasted garlic chili flakes, served with sweet honey aioli

â—¦ Flash Fried Calamari served with Chef Sal’s red sauce, feta, lemon

â—¦ Bruschetta

â—¦ Every single thing is made fresh in house. Including the pasta. All bread comes from Virgilios


Boating Safety Class Available

Are you interested in taking an in-person boating safety education course? Classes are starting to be scheduled throughout the Commonwealth and will continue to be added as they become available. To view the current list of courses and to register, please visit: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/boating-safety-course-schedule.

The Boat Massachusetts program is NASBLA-accredited and reciprocal nationwide.


Brace Cove’s Community Grants Available For Non-Profits

Hello Joey,

As you continue to report on everything-Gloucester, please consider telling your readers about Brace Cove’s Community Grants. See: www.bracecove.org

Brace Cove Community Grants are in the amount of $500 to $1000 and intended for projects to enrich our community. We make these grants easily accessible to nonprofits by eliminating a formal application process and responding quickly to project ideas. Examples include Amy Kerr’s “I am More” project and Seaside Sustainability’s seaside clean-up efforts.

I hope you’ll share this information with your readers.

Thank you!

Lianna, Nancy & Walter

In Case You’ve Forgotten How Wonderful the Beauport Hotel Is

In case you need a reminder of how amazing the Beauport Hotel is, I stayed there the other night with several friends as we helped welcome Loran Caputo as the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce 2023 President.

Everything from the lobby, to the dining room, BOTH bars, and certainly the gorgeous guest rooms are simply perfect.

Even if you are not spending the night, make a point to visit and take a walk to appreciate the decor and the artwork. There are so many special nautical touches and pieces/photos that truly reflect Gloucester’s fishing industry. It’s where the working waterfront meets a bit of luxury. The best of both worlds.

Jumping On The Seal Bandwagon

The boys are back in town! The Brace Cove seals were on full display on a recent sunny morning. It’s been a while since I’ve seen so many hanging out there. Our friend Donna recently posted her seal photos so I am jumping on that bandwagon since they are too wonderful not to share some more. Further story details and photos are available at Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook, so check it out if you are interested.

Engagement season is in full swing and that means Beauport Hospitality Group’s award winning Wedding Showcase is just around the corner! Join Beauport Hotel and Cruiseport Gloucester and the best Professional Vendors in the business!


Meet vendors in every category in preparation for your wedding day. While you’re here, you will have the opportunity to mingle with all of our exclusive preferred vendors while viewing one of of the North Shore’s premier wedding venues, Cruiseport Gloucester. The fun filled evening will be hosted by 617 Event Group!

We will also be showcasing Beauport Cruiseline, docked just outside Cruiseport. Specializing in all of life’s celebrations, our Cruiseship is perfect for your unique rehearsal dinner or wedding!

Go to eventbrite for tickets,or use this link:

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