We started the New Year (2013) off right by having dinner on Saturday at the Franklin Cafe Cape Ann. This time, we had reservations and we were seated upstairs in a very comfortable dining room. My wife started off with their chopped crisp iceberg lettuce salad and I had the mixed green salad. Nothing was left on either salad plate. Very unusual for us. Our main course was the braised beef short rib and the grilled hanger steak frites, respectively. These were both winning selections. Tender, flavorful and comforting. We were bold enough to have dessert; a wonderful pastry with apple ice cream and a mini chocolate lava cake with vanilla bean ice cream capped off a terrific meal. Our New Year's Resolution: we will be back. This is one resolution that won't be broken.