Photo of the Day: August 14, 2017

I cannot help but long for Ocean City, Maryland in the middle of this August. With so many restaurants on the strip, it’s Dumser’s Drive-In that comes to mind today. A classic beach-town eatery specializing in burgers, shakes, and fries. Good prices and good eats. Just don’t go there on a diet. March 2017.

Photo of the Day: August 6, 2017

It’s the height of summer, so of course you need to head to Ocean City, Maryland for some world-famous Thrasher’s French Fries. Maybe they aren’t the best thing in the world, but still pretty good and iconic. The line will seem like a mile long just to get some. All they do are fries. You…

Photo of the Day: July 27, 2017

I learned how to swim in the pool of this Howard Johnson’s hotel in Ocean City, Maryland when I was about six or seven years old. My parents had signed me up for swim lessons at Dossil’s in Middletown, NJ, but after a horrific experience (the instructor would literally grab and throw us crying, scared…

Photo of the Day: May 21, 2017

The enchanting menu of the Main Street Enchanted Tea Room in Berlin, Maryland. An exceptional experience, with an eccentric but lovely owner. March 2017.

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…

Travel Guide MD: BJ’s on the Water (Ocean City)

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…

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….

Coming Up on 100 Restaurant Reviews

Tomorrow, I will be posting my 100th restaurant review. I first started doing food write-ups in the spring of 2015 on my personal blog after looking to try something new. This past fall, I decided to move all of my food and drink writing to a separate website, which I called Eating New Jersey. There…

Travel Guide MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Ocean City)

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…

Travel Guide MD: Decatur Diner (Ocean City)

They have something on the menu called the “Pipeline”. When I ordered it, I was asked if I was absolutely sure I wanted a full instead of a half. I asked the waitress to elaborate further. Her description ended up being spot on, but in my mind, I could not possibly conceive it to be…