Thanks Halibut Point Restaurant – what a run! Best art wishes for owner artist Dennis Flavin! Leaving great vibes for what comes next 289 Main Street for sale #GloucesterMA

Halibut Point Restaurant & Bar closing this special eatery for happy news: after nearly 4 decades serving good food, drink and times– featuring legit prints, photography and art on display, and a beautiful outdoor patio in season– owner Dennis Flavin will serve his muse and time with his family.

289 Main Street, Gloucester, MA- historic Howard Blackburn brick building, business, and liquor license

Gloucester Daily times article 6/8/2020 here

Yella on the Water – Gloucester Harbor view from the new deck

Yella on the Water joins a fantastic line up of seasonal plein air dining options in Gloucester. The inviting new outdoor space and decor of Danielle and Carlo Berdahn’s  Mediterranean bistro, Yella on the Water, in the former Morning Glory space on Western Avenue (Stacy Boulevard), beckons on any given sun day. The interior is equally alluring. Owner Danielle Berdahn enlisted some design help from Taniya Nayak and the snappy casual vibe is perfect.

Woburn native, Berdahn has a personal connection to Gloucester. She grew up spending magical summers on Wingaersheek at her family’s beach house. After hearing that fun fact, it’s easy to order the “Wingaersheek” cocktail. We had one brief hour between work and appointments to sample hand crafted appetizers (Hummus Awarma) and spirits.  Were we on vacation? A day-cation for sure, thanks to impeccable service and yummy local fare on a hot new deck with a view of Gloucester Harbor.

Outdoor Dining On Ocean Drive

I was reading a book about the revitalization of South Beach and it said a big part of that revitalization was the widening of the sidewalks to accommodate the outdoor dining.  The Block Parties last summer were a testament to how great a scene it was when we allowed the restaurants this ability.

Outdoor Dining On Ocean Drive, originally uploaded by captjoe06.