How long have you lived in Gloucester? 

5 years

What is your favorite season in Gloucester? 

Summer, by a mile. 

Do you have a secret outdoor spot in Gloucester where you go to “get away”? 

I’m not sure it’s much of a secret, but it’s always quiet and beautiful on Coffins Beach. 

Favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?

Bravo! Delicious. But if you haven’t had a pizzetta at Tonno (does that count?), you should. 

Favorite sub shop in Gloucester? 

I can’t believe it, but I can’t remember having a sub in Gloucester. Alicia’s wraps at Cove Cafe are a favorite.  

Romantic dinner in Gloucester? 

Tonno or Oak to Ember

Favorite bar in Gloucester?

Tonno! Paulo, Alex & Ryan are the best bartenders in town!

Favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Sugar Mags. We go hapless at the shop when they take vacation. 

Favorite local event in Gloucester?

Bluefin, of course! 

In the summer, do you prefer the beach or to or to be on a boat? 

Boat, but I’d have to try hard to have a bad day on the beach!

Who is your favorite local artist? 

Way too many list – we are so lucky to have the dynamic art community we have now, and have had for over 100 years . But in anticipation of his installation this summer at the Cape Ann Museum, I’ll say one of my all time favorites, Edward Hopper. 

Which is your favorite local beach?

Wingaersheek after 4pm. It’s like I raised my kids there. So many memories 🙂

Who has the best deck in Gloucester for dinner/drinks?

the Studio

Who has the best chowder in town? 

Fish chowder at the Causeway is our go-to, but I just had a coconut curry fish chowder at  Oak to Ember that I’d eat every day for eternity. 

What are some favorite local online websites/Instagram accounts?

GMG! And @cutbridgecrazziness

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder? 

Love both. 

Name an unsung hero. 

The folks at Cape Ann Special Olympics do an extraordinary job. CASO has a Special Olympics Global Ambassador and at least one Massachusetts Hall of Famer! They are doing inspiring things every day with wonderful (and very competitive!) individuals. 

What is your favorite local band? 

I don’t get to see as many as I’d like, so I’m going to work on that 🙂

Karen Hanson

Owner Broker of Engel & Völkers By the Sea

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