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Start New Thanksgiving Traditions with a Seafood Extravaganza 0

North Shore families have long celebrated their birthdays and other special occasions with a delicious seafood spread from Woodman’s of Essex. You can take the tradition of celebrating with Woodman’s to the next level by trading in your typical Thanksgiving fare for a seafood extravaganza. From the fried clams that made Woodman’s famous in 1916 to an All-American clambake with a side of “chowdah”, you have many amazing menu choices to consider in planning your new Thanksgiving dinner traditions.

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How to Create an Oktoberfest Event to Remember 0

You can bring Oktoberfest to life in your own backyard by incorporating the most important elements linked to this longstanding celebration. Although the traditional festival lasts up to 18 days, you can cram all that fun into a just a few days by taking a smart approach to the planning process.

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The History of Woodman’s, Inventing the Fried Clam 0

Steve Woodman: My name is Steve Woodman. I am grandson of “Chubby” Woodman who invented the fried clam in 1916. Now, the way this all started was Chubby was trying to make some extra money. He saw that people were clamming along the shore. He decided that he could make some extra money digging clams and then selling them.

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The History of Woodman’s – Staying Alive During The Depression (Video) 0

Steve Woodman: My name is Steve Woodman, grandson of Chubby Woodman, who sided the business in 1914. Well, actually before even my grandfather moved to Essex, he lived in lived in Hamilton with his parents. His father died young and his mom moved to Essex shortly after that and that’s how my grandfather came to Essex.

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The History of Woodman’s – Clambake Catering (Video) 0

Steve Woodman: My name is Steve Woodman, grandson of Chubby Woodman, who started Woodman’s in 1914. This is a story of clambake business and how we got it going. Actually, Nana Bessie’s father had a clambake business in Gloucester, Roberts of Gloucester. He did clambakes the old-fashioned way like the Indians did.

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Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman and the History of Woodman’s of Essex (Video) 0

Steve Woodman: My name’s Steve Woodman, grandson of Chubby Woodman, who started business in 1914. This is a story of his life and the business as it goes along. He grew up in Hamilton with his mother and father, father dying when he was very young. When that happened, his mom moved to Essex and started a little bake shop.

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Basic Wine & Food Pairing Tips for Non-Sommeliers 0

Basic Wine & Food Pairing

When hosting a get-together in your home, the wine is nearly as important as the food. Wine and food will complement one another, when paired properly, to enhance each other’s flavors. Many people are intimidated by wine; after all, sommeliers spend years honing their craft. However, non-sommeliers can still successfully pair food and wine together for a delicious meal.

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5 Hot Ways to Host a Beach Party 0

Host a Beach Party

Summer is here, and it’s time to start planning the perfect sizzling beach party. Gather your friends, gather your drinks, and pack an ice-cold cooler. To ensure your beach party is the hottest ticket in town, check out these 5 ways to prepare for and cater an amazing beach bash.

Spice it Up

Spicy foods are a great complement to hot beach weather.

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What Makes a Killer Backyard BBQ? 0

Backyard BBQ

There’s nothing more American than gathering around the grill on a warm summer day and entertaining family and friends with tons of grilled meat. This summer host the ultimate killer backyard BBQ with these tips to make it the party of the year.

Invite the Right Crowd

One feeling that a backyard BBQ evokes is friendship and camaraderie.

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4 Secrets for a Successful Backyard Clambake 0

Backyard Clambake

A backyard clambake is the pinnacle summer activity, made even more special when you’re surrounded by family and friends. However, as much fun as they are for guests, backyard clambakes are messy and sometimes a headache for the hosts. Don’t let the mess intimidate you; with careful planning, you can host a successful backyard clambake by following these four secrets.

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