Travel Guide MD: Ocean City’s Vintage Signage

I know there’s a lot of people out there who love looking at vintage signage, big and small. So here are a few shots from my recent trip to Ocean City, Maryland. This is a location so thoroughly modern and with the times, yet steeped in nostalgia. And the best for last…the Alamo!

Restaurant Review #154: The Globe (Berlin, MD)

The Globe is an old theater built in the 1900’s. It has been renovated but not to the point where you do not know its former use. After all, the dining area is broken up into two spaces: the downstairs where the seats used to be and the actual stage which you have to walk…

Travel Guide MD: Another Fun Off-Season Getaway to Ocean City

My last three visits to Ocean City have been in the off-season (December, March, November; in that order). Now I’m starting to wonder if I ever want to go back in the summer. Sure, there are more attractions open and the amount of people down there makes it seem like one big party, but there…

Travel Guide MD: An Alamo You Don’t Want to Remember

Please note: I have NEVER stayed here.¬†You may now proceed. I needed to see it up close. One week every summer of my entire childhood was spent in Ocean City, Maryland. On the way in, we would always pass a motel on 50 named the Alamo. A normal person would probably not even pay any…

Restaurant Review #103: BJ’s on the Water (Ocean City, MD)

We ended up here by accident. Why this was is cause for another post, but everything happens for a reason. I am glad fate brought us to BJ’s on the Water. I ate here once as a child, when I was about 13. I did not remember anything except sitting outside by the bay. This…

Restaurant Review #102: Rayne’s Reef Luncheonette (Berlin, MD)

Walking around the many antique stores in Berlin made us hungry. The shopkeepers at all locations were incredibly friendly. With conversation comes restaurant recommendations. Three different people pointed us in the direction of Rayne’s Reef for lunch. We were told how the burgers were the best in town, made fresh every day. Well, I am…

Travel Guide MD: Main Street Enchanted Tea Room (Berlin)

This was not so much a dining experience as it was a learning experience. Sometimes being in a restaurant on a slow day can be a good thing. It was a Friday afternoon and the town of Berlin was deserted. I had made a reservation for us at the Main Street Enchanted Tea Room anyway….

Restaurant Review #79: Tequila Mockingbird (Ocean City, MD)

When you have to wait an hour on a Wednesday night in December, you know the food is going to be good. Tequila Mockingbird may have the greatest restaurant name ever. They were also slammed when we ate there a few nights ago. It was as if everyone in Ocean City was getting dinner at…