I managed to get some good samplings even tho the friend who was supposed to go with me crapped out, so I couldn't try as much as usual. The weather certainly cooperated and people were out for the Memorial Day parade. Started with a stop at the Coffee Shop on Main St. since I'd read they had great donuts and I can never pass up a homemade donut. This didn't disappoint, a little overly done which was fine by me, crisp and greasy for $.75. After walking around some more, I passed on Flav's (who supposedly have great breakfasts), The Greenery (who some woman said was serving great clams) and a couple others to check out Top Dog. But not for one of the many styles of hot dog ($2.50-$4) but for fried clams since I'd read they were good. The girl said they were small but I was fine with that. Maybe a tad overly greasy but a good amount of food for $13.95. Batter wasn't too dark, tasty tartare sauce, good handcut fries and above average cole slaw (served in a slightly bigger plastic container). Then after a walk thru Halibut Point Park, a quick stop at Rocky Neck artist colony in Gloucester, a section of town I'd never seen. It's kind of an odd little scene there with one ice cream shop who'd just opened for the season. Kahlua chip was okay. There's a restaurant Madfish Grill that I've heard of and one that looks like it might fall into the ocean, but I think they're going to open. Lots of quaintness for one day.