Harkins Photo Blog

Dream Diner Tyngsboro MA 20th Anniversary

Posted in Event, Food by harkinsphoto on August 14, 2017

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Had a great time in Tyngsboro Ma with the Dream Diner for their 20th Anniversary celebration yesterday.

Lots of classic cars, live music and the best breakfast in town.

Check out their new expanded seating and enjoy a step back in time.

Andiamo Restaurant Chelmsford MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait, Still Life by harkinsphoto on August 11, 2017

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Some new food views with Andiamo Restaurant at their Chelmsford MA location for Merrimack Valley Magazine with writer Dean Johnson.

I met with owner and chef Jim Rogers. Check out the Burrato with Black Mission Fig, Antipasti Board, Pear Sage Martini, a classic tagliatelle alla bolognese and two way short rib. Stay for the creme brulee or the limoncello cheesecake.

Sunset Dinner at the Newburyport Range Lighthouse

Posted in Architecture, Editorial, Food, Landscape, Personal by harkinsphoto on July 27, 2017

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Thanks to a friends gift, Janet and I spent a wonderful evening with dinner and a sunset at the Newburyport Range Light House at 61 1/2 Water St. Newburyport MA.

We were first met by Lighthouse Preservation Society proprietor Jay Highland. We then proceeded five flights of stairs to the top of the lighthouse. After a little history lesson Jay took our dinner orders and we explored the view for the next few hours.

Enjoying my coffee and dessert we made our entry into the log book and relished the quiet and serenity of the night.

Crose Nest Bitters at Mill No. 5

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 25, 2017

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Bitters for your cocktails was on the list for a shoot at the Crose Nest at Mill No. 5 with Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I met with owner Kinsey Rosene at her artisan goods shop and got a dose of her herbal knowledge in her botanic pharmacopoeia. The homemade bitters kit is perfect for your classic or cutting edge cocktails.

Check out the article by writer Alison McGonagle-O’Connell in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Ice Cream at Great Brook Farm Carlisle MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Landscape, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 17, 2017

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Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle MA was the final location for my ice cream road trip.

Tamma Duffy gave me the full tour and I got my favorite coffee ice cream and a chance to see the state of the art automatic milking system.

Check out all the best ice cream locations in the valley in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine with the article ” Beyond the Cones and Cows” by writer Dean Johnson.

 

More Ice Cream with Jay-Gees Methuen MA

Posted in Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on July 14, 2017

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National Ice Cream Day is Sunday with more views from the Merrimack Valley Magazine article “Beyond the Cones and the Cows” by writer Dean Johnson.

I headed to Jay-Gees Ice Cream at their Methuen MA location.
I got to work behind the counter with the staff and capture all the action making my favorite banana splits, cones and cups with the latest flavors, color combos and all with jimmies too.

But lots more can be done there, and the batting cages, go-carts, bumper cars, arcade and mini golf are all there waiting for you.

Heritage Farms Ice Cream Lowell MA

Posted in Editorial, Event, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on July 13, 2017

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National ice cream day is coming up this weekend and it was just in time for my views from the article “Beyond the Cones and the Cows” by writer Dean Johnson in the latest issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

I started the tour of ice cream locations in the valley with Heritage Farm Ice Cream in Lowell MA on the banks of the Merrimack River. I met with owner  Bob Howard on a Monday night for their weekly car show run by Mike Robinson.

The staff tells me that the flavor Smore’s is the local ice cream favorite and I enjoyed a great night with live music, muscle cars and beautiful weather.

Vasa Restaurant Salisbury MA

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on May 3, 2017

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Vasa is the new waterfront restaurant in Salisbury MA just across the Merrimack River from Newburyport.

I met with owner Sean Toomey and head chef T. J. Bernard and did some views of their Savory Mussel bowl, Boston Strip Steak with Roasted Potatoes and Oyster Mushrooms, plus the Vasa Wings with Spicy Honey Garlic Glaze. When you get there you can start your meal with their specialty drink “A Shore Thing”.

Check out the review by writer Dean Johnson in the May/June issue of Merrimack Valley Magazine.

Grilled Endive at Birch on Elm

Posted in Editorial, Food, Portrait by harkinsphoto on March 9, 2017

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Back shooting at Birch on Elm with Chef Nick Provencher for a new review by writer Dean Johnson for Merrimack Valley Magazine.

This time Nick served up a Grilled Endive with Shaved Fennel and Charred Blood Orange Vinaigrette. Check out the Flank Steak with Rutabaga Puree and Grilled Scallions.

For dessert have your choice of Drunk Cherry Cork or the White Chocolate Panna Cotta.

Lobster Ravioli at Grazie

Posted in Commerical, Editorial, Food by harkinsphoto on February 24, 2017

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Some more views from my shoot last summer for Merrimack Valley Magazine with Grazie’s at the Four Oaks Golf Course.

Check out the Lobster Ravioli, Eggplant Tower or how about a Raw Bar plate and a Martini.