Top 12 Places to Visit in New England

New England is favorite vacation destination for many travelers. The area offers beautiful beaches for summer fun, gorgeous color changes during the fall, exciting winter sports opportunities, and blooming flowers and festivals during the spring. But with so many fun things to do, choosing where to go in New England can be challenging. For a […]

The Psychology of the Line at Woodman’s

Waiting is hard, but the food at Woodman’s of Essex is more than worth the wait. Maureen Woodman, of Woodman’s of Essex, discusses the psychology of the line snaking outside of the door at Woodman’s. Listen or read more to find out how to order at Woodman’s, and that patience is a virtue. John Maher: […]

WBZ Connoisseur’s Corner

Maureen Woodman joined Jordon Rich on two episodes of WBZ’s Connoisseur’s Corner to talk about the invention of the fried clam in 1916, as well as what’s on the menu at Woodman’s, and the many upcoming events this summer. Jordon Rich: Welcome to Connoisseur’s Corner. I’m Jordan Rich with my daily special. We’re talking about […]

Craft Beer for Beginners

With more than 7,000 breweries operating in the U.S., you won’t need to go out of your way to experience the increasingly popular craft beer scene. But what happens when you can’t tell your pale ale from your pilsner? To truly appreciate craft beer, try learning a bit about the different styles and their distinctive […]

Frommer’s Guide to Summer in the USA

Frommer’s recently named Essex, Massachusetts as a must-see destination this summer. Maureen Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex discusses the beautiful landscape, fun things to do, and of course, food to eat in Essex. Listen or read more to find out about what to do in Essex, Massachusetts. John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher, I’m here […]

The History of Woodman’s, Inventing the Fried Clam

Steve Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex tells the story of how his grandparents, Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman and his wife Bessie, invented the fried clam in 1916

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

Steve Woodman talks about grandfather, Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman, and an infamous story about what happened when the bank called his loan during the depression.

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

Steve Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex talks about the history of clambake catering at Woodman’s, from the 1920s and 1930s to the modern era.

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

Steve Woodman of Woodman’s of Essex talks about his grandfather, Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman, and how his humble beginnings led to over 100 years in business.

Basic Wine & Food Pairing Tips for Non-Sommeliers

If you’ve ever wondered why wine and food is best paired together, read more to learn about flavor profiles and how to select the best types of wine to accompany your next dinner party.