ErinGoScratch Recipe: Beer Steamed Clams

Clams are God’s way of saying- “Here, taste the ocean”. Like many shellfish, clams have a hard protective shell to hide their delicate, sweet meat from hungry predators. But I am not deterred. I have foraged for clams in the muddy bottom of Shinnecock with my feet and collected half a bushel of Littleneck clamsContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe: Beer Steamed Clams”

Alabama White Sauce BBQ Chicken (or ribs)

My dad was from northern Alabama, so I always keep an eye out for southern recipes that I can use. Northern Alabama has a peculiar regional spin on a barbecue sauce I had to try. It has a sharp tang provides a beautiful finishing crust, but unlike other sauces that are tomato or mustard based,Continue reading “Alabama White Sauce BBQ Chicken (or ribs)”

Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter

The sun, surf and sand are very enticing down the Jersey Shore almost any day or season of the year.  During the summer, people flock to party towns like Belmar, Manasquan and Point Pleasant. Waterfront bars and restaurants are jammed each weekend with young people from New York and North Jersey partying like there isContinue reading “Bradley Beach is The Jersey Shore, Hold The Glitter”

The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

“The Ghosts of Magic Beach” by Jim Shaffer “The Ghosts of Magic Beach” is a work of fiction. ALL CHARACTERS AND REFERENCES TO ALL FACTS ARE A PRODUCT OF THE AUTHOR’S IMAGINATION. All rights reserved WINK AND NOD PRODUCTIONS 2017.  Prologue- The Summer Before Tom’s daily observations, on strolls during writing breaks along the small beach behindContinue reading “The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1”

Connecticut Party Boats

PARTY BOAT LISTINGS AND Updated REPORTS (with links) with useful TIPS AND GENERAL RULES (scroll past listings)! IF YOU KNOW A PARTY BOAT THAT I AM MISSING, PLEASE FORWARD A LINK AND I WILL CREATE A LISTING eringoscratch@gmail.com Middlebank II LOCATION: Captains Cove Seaport 1 Bostwick Ave. Bridgeport CT 06606 PHONE: 203-434-6013 Monday: 8:00am –Continue reading “Connecticut Party Boats”

Long Island Party Boats

Long Island Party Boats Freeport Fishing Charters And Party Boats Captain Lou Fleet Capt Lou’s Starstream VIII – Capt Chris Gables Capt Lou’s Atlantic Pearl – Capt Nick Dionisio & Capt Anthony Gillespie Phone 516-623-5823 Half Day Fluke Price: Boat: Starstream VIII, TIME(S): 8am – 12pm or 1pm – 5pmAdult: ( Age 13 + ) $44, Continue reading “Long Island Party Boats”