Eat Like a Local

Photo by Leah Mennies

Alexis Gelburd-Kemler, co-owner, West Bridge

Lives in: Gloucester
My spot: Halibut Point, Gloucester

“My chef, Matthew Gaudet, told me about it—he swears they have the coldest beer in the summer. The fish chowder has a little heat to it, and the clam chowder is not overly thick, just made right.”

Kevin Long, chef, Big Night Entertainment Group

Lives in: Rockland
My spot: Arthur & Pat’s, Marshfield

“They do this modest blend of old-New-England-meets-very-innovative cuisine. A staple on their menu is lobster soup with lobster bodies, sherry, and condensed milk—it’s that lost cuisine that is dying in New England, and I just adore it.”

Beau Sturm, co-owner, Trina’s Starlite Lounge and Audubon

Lives in: Revere
My spot: Kelly’s Roast Beef, Revere

“There are a million Kelly’s now, but the one on Revere Beach—their clams are better than the other ones. They’re not greasy, the batter’s really flaky and crisp, and they’re very fresh.”

Nancy Batista-Caswell, owner, Ceia Kitchen + Bar and Brine

Lives in: Newburyport
My spot: Turner’s Seafood Grill & Market, Melrose

“It’s a market and also a really good oyster bar—so you can order your meal, have it there, and if you really loved your piece of fish it’s for sale right there.”

Anthony Caturano, chef-owner, Prezza

Lives in: Saugus
My spot: The Lobster Pool, Rockport

“I spend a lot of time up in Gloucester, fishing, so I go to the Lobster Pool a lot. It’s on the water, tucked into a little cove. On certain days they have a little campfire out there and make s’mores.”


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