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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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How to Choose a Venue for Your Summer Event 0

Whether you’re having a summer party at your home, yacht, or at a  venue, the best time to plan is at least six months from the date. Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex talks about how to plan a great summer party, including creating back-up plans. Listen or read to find out more about summer parties.

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Woodman’s Complete List of Gluten Free Fare 0

Whether a customer has Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, they are welcome to eat nearly everything on the menu at Woodman’s of Essex, a restaurant and catering company in Essex, Massachusetts. Listen to Maureen Woodman discuss the restaurant’s gluten-free options and how the restaurant has surged in popularity due to their gluten-free offerings.

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5 Tips to Save Your Sanity When Catering for Large Parties 0

Catering for Large PartiesLarge parties are a lot of fun but can be a headache for the host. Between securing a venue, choosing a menu, sending invitations, and tracking RSVPs, there is a lot to be done to ensure the event runs smoothly. Follow these five tips to save your sanity when catering for large parties.

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How to Plan a Successful Timeline for Your Catered Event 0

Catered Event
Even the most ‘go with the flow’ party host needs some sort of event timeline to ensure that their event is properly planned and nothing is forgotten. Day-of timelines are also important and will help the host keep track of every vendor’s arrival and departure, while also making sure the food and drinks are promptly served.

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Healthy Catering Ideas 0

Whether you’re looking to cater healthy food, or work with someone’s dietary restrictions, there’s a lot of catering options available. Maureen Woodman from Woodman’s of Essex discusses some healthy catering ideas. Listen or read more to find out about a variety of catering options for your next event.

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Set Their Heart Aflutter with Lobsters and Butter! 0

Bring Your Valentine to Woodman’s this week for a Sweet Deal!


Monday, February 12th through Friday, February 16th, 2018

  • Twin Lobsters
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • French Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Coleslaw
  • Two Chocolate Lobsters for a sweet treat!


Available all day! We open daily at 11am! See restaurant hours.

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