Boyar’s Market is Now Open for the Season

The day you have been anticipating has arrived: the reopening of Boyar’s Market!

Boyar’s Market at 1340 Asbury Avenue is once again open for the season and you can start getting excited knowing that all of your favorite Boyar’s products are on the shelves and in the food cases, ready and waiting for you to purchase.

Boyars Chicken Tenders

In its 95th year of business, Boyar’s Market is an Ocean City landmark which residents and visitors have come to know and love. From grocery necessities to hot food items, you have your choice of a wide array of products at this popular convenience store in the center of Ocean City.

Items which you’ll be able to find at Boyar’s Market include the following:

  • Deli meats and cheeses
  • Meat and poultry items (butcher on the premises)
  • Prepared foods, including chicken, pork, beef, and specialty Italian dishes
  • Fresh produce
  • Baked goods
  • Made-to-order takeout items, such as chicken tenders, cheesesteaks, seafood platters, and other freshly-prepared items
  • Party trays
  • Grocery items, including food and household necessities
  • And much more!

Craving some Boyar’s takeout but can’t make it over to the store? Boyar’s Market delivers, so you can have the delicacies brought right to your door in Ocean City.

Boyars Fruit Platter

To celebrate the reopening, Boyar’s Market will be offering a special on boneless chicken ($2.99/lb.) and Clearfield American cheese ($4.99/lb.).

Ready to indulge in all that Boyar’s Market has to offer? Check out the additional specials for today, Thursday, April 25, and place your order for an extraordinary Boyar’s sandwich or platter ASAP!

Photos credit: Boyar’s Market

Dead End Bakehouse Provides the Perfect Spot to Start Your Day in Ocean City

Starting the day off right means having a delicious and filling breakfast to help you on your way. Dead End Bakehouse in Ocean City can help!

Located at 1050 Bay Avenue, in the spot formerly occupied by Frankies On The Bay, the Dead End Bakehouse offers everything you could want in a bagel shop and more. Providing freshly-baked bagels of a wide array with a variety of spreads, bagel sandwiches, local coffee, and other start-your-day-right culinary bites, you now have the perfect spot to grab some energy for your morning bike ride on the boardwalk.

Dead End Bakehouse Cheddar Bagel

Select your favorite bagel from the bunch, with options like everything, sesame, honey oat, chocolate chip, and even a squid ink bagel filling the menu. 14 varieties of bagels are on the roster daily, so if you don’t see your favorite available one day, don’t worry, as you may find it on the list the following day.

As for the types of spreads Dead End Bakehouse offers, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from at the shop. Some of the spreads and toppings you can add to your bagel include cheddar jalapeno cream cheese, whipped plain cream cheese, honey habanero cream cheese, vanilla walnut cream cheese, lox, and other tempting toppings.

Dead End Bakehouse Bagel Sandwich

In addition to bagels and spreads, Dead End Bakehouse offers its signature Bagel Bombs, which are bagels without holes in the middle that are stuffed with a wide array of enticing fillings, such as the bacon, cream cheese, and chive option which was offered in the past. Bagel sandwiches with egg, meat, and cheese and avocado toast are popular items at the Dead End Bakehouse as well.

Although Dead End Bakehouse draws quite a following for its bagels and other breakfast offerings, the eatery offers additional freshly-prepared baked goods, too. Some of the bakery items you may find at the Dead End Bakehouse on your next visit include blueberry lemon pound cake, chocolate chip cookies, sourdough bread boules, maple walnut scones, apple cinnamon muffins with maple butter icing, stuffed hand pies, and other rotating menu items.

Dead End Bakehouse Avocado Toast

The Dead End Bakehouse also offers events and giveaways throughout the year. Whether the Dead End Bakehouse team is hosting a Coffee with Cops event or holding social media contests for free bagels, the eatery staff is always reaching out to the community in some way.

Now is the perfect time to visit Dead End Bakehouse, if you have yet to do so, or to stop in for your next culinary treat if you are already a fan of this Ocean City establishment. The hours of operation are 7 a.m.–3 p.m. daily.

Dead End Bakehouse Cookies

Be sure to follow Dead End Bakehouse on Facebook and Instagram for more information and updates as to the latest culinary items to hit the Dead End Bakehouse menu!

Photos credit: Dead End Bakehouse



Easter Weekend Happenings in Ocean City

It’s Easter weekend and Ocean City is filled with residents and visitors alike, celebrating with their families and enjoying this special holiday weekend.

From dining offerings to kid’s activities, you’ll find plenty of options to fill your Easter weekend with fun. Here are some of the events and offerings taking place in Ocean City this weekend:

Easter Egg Hunt (April 20)

If the weather cooperates, bring your kids to the Ocean City beach today, Saturday, April 20, for the annual Easter egg hunt, which begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. The egg hunt will take place from 11th Street through 14th Street, with a different age group at each beach: 0-2 years and 3 years (11th Street); 4 and 5 years (12th Street); 6 and 7 years (13th Street); and, special needs children (14th Street). If necessary, a rain date of April 21 has been reserved. For further information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.

Easter Weekend Dining

Plenty of Ocean City establishments are opening their doors to the public for the season this weekend, if they haven’t done so already, and offering dining options for the crowds to enjoy. There may even be some spots where a visit with the Easter bunny will be taking place:

  • Yianni’s Cafe: Visit Yianni’s Cafe today, Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m.-noon, for Breakfast with the Bunny. Yianni’s is located at 841 Asbury Avenue.
  • Spoon and Sip: The Easter bunny will be hopping down to 838 Asbury Avenue later today (April 20) to Spoon and Sip for Frozen Yogurt with the Bunny from 2-4 p.m.
  • Varsity Inn: Enjoy Easter Sunday breakfast with the Easter bunny at 9 a.m. at the Varsity Inn.
  • Dockside Kitchen: Dockside Kitchen is now open for the season and serving brunch today from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Even better? Dockside Kitchen is offering a Washout Special today only (due to the rain) and offering 10% off of your dining check!
  • Mallon’s: Mallon’s Homemade Sticky Buns is open and will be serving up its sensational sticky buns and other sweet treats. Stop by this weekend from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and grab some delicious baked goods.

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

Begin your Easter Sunday by taking part in the Sunrise Service, a non-denominational worship service to be held at the Ocean City Music Pier at 6:30 a.m. All are welcome to join in on this service by the sea.

S(hopping) Around Town

Easter weekend means that many shops are now open for the season. Stroll around town and visit the various stores in the downtown area, on the boardwalk, and throughout the entire city. Here are some spots to visit this weekend:

  • Pumpkinbuds: Pumpkinbuds in Stainton’s at 810 Asbury Avenue will be offering 20% off of your purchase through April 21. The shop is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Hoys 5 & 10: Grab all of your Easter necessities at Hoys 5 & 10 this weekend.
  • Henry’s: Visit one or both of Henry’s locations on the Ocean City boardwalk (9th Street and 12th Street) for Ocean City-themed apparel and exquisite jewelry items.
  • Island Gypsy: Island Gypsy at 760 Asbury Avenue is now open for the season and is a great spot to scoop up all of your favorite women’s boutique clothing items.

Have a wonderful weekend in Ocean City!

Not-to-be-Missed Events Taking Place This Weekend in Ocean City and on the Mainland

Springtime has arrived and the event season in Ocean City is starting to unfold in full force. This weekend brings plenty of entertainment options for you to enjoy on the island and on the mainland as well. From strolling pups to a new brewery, you’re going to have your fill of fun and excitement in South Jersey.

Here’s what’s taking place this weekend:

  • Somers Point Brewing Company is now open: The Somers Point Brewing Company had its grand opening yesterday, Thursday, April 11, and will be open throughout the weekend for you to try the newest brews to hit South Jersey.
  • Somers Point April in Paris: Every year, Somers Point holds its April in Paris event throughout the city. This year’s event is now under way and runs through Sunday, April 14, with Parisian-themed dining, events, music, and more.
  • Doo Dah Parade: Get ready for the basset hounds to parade down Asbury Avenue (more than 500 basset hounds!). The Doo Dah Parade will unfold on Saturday, April 13, at noon, running along Asbury Avenue, from 6th Street to 12th Street, and then heading up to the boardwalk to promenade back down to 6th Street. This is one of the kickoff events of the entertainment season in Ocean City and provides spectators with puppy-filled fun as basset hounds and their owners walk down Asbury Avenue, dressed in costumes, alongside marching bands, floats, and more. Special weekend guest, and host of the Mr. Mature America Pageant later that evening, Barbara Eden, will be the grand marshal.
  • Mr. Mature America Pageant: Do you have your tickets yet for the Mr. Mature America Pageant on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m.? If not, don’t worry, as there are still some tickets left for this fun and entertaining event at the Music Pier. Gentlemen ages 55+ will compete against one another in a variety of categories, including interview, talent, poise and appearance, and an on-stage question. Barbara Eden will be the esteemed host of the evening. Grab your tickets today for this wonderful Ocean City event on Saturday night and see who gets crowned Mr. Mature America!

In addition to these aforementioned events on the calendar, more stores and restaurants will be opening their doors as the summer season quickly approaches, so be sure to check to see if your favorite seasonal shop or eatery is now open for business.



Santucci’s is Headed to the Ocean City Boardwalk

If you’re familiar with Santucci’s Original Square Pizza in Philadelphia, you’re going to love this news: Santucci’s is headed to the Ocean City boardwalk!

Set to open up shop at 944 Boardwalk, Ocean City residents and visitors will soon have access to the signature square pizzas which Santucci’s offers. In addition to sensational pizza offerings, including their delicious sauce-on-top concoctions, the Santucci’s team will be serving stromboli and flatbread items, plus much more!

Get ready for a new dining option when Santucci’s Original Square Pizza opens this summer on the Ocean City boardwalk.

Coming Soon to Ocean City: The Soup Bar

As we sadly say goodbye to some area restaurants, try not to be too upset, as we’ll be welcoming in some new dining options as well. The latest information to come in regarding new dining offerings relates to The Soup Bar, set to open at 34th Street and West Avenue in the coming months.

The Soup Bar Executive Chef Eddie McGaurn

The Soup Bar will be conveniently located in the space next to Hoy’s 5 & 10 at 34th Street. Although new to a brick-and-mortar spot, The Soup Bar is not entirely new. Executive chef Eddie McGaurn has been offering delectable soup creations on a delivery basis for many Ocean City area residents and the soups and crab  cakes were also available in vendor spots at the Flying Feather Farm Market in Moorestown and the Burlington County Agricultural Center.

Now, with The Soup Bar opening up in a permanent location, Chef Eddie will be able to expand his offerings and dish out his spectacular culinary specialties to the Ocean City dining crowd on a continual basis. Some of the past offerings The Soup Bar has made available, and ones you may just see grace the new menu, include crab bisque, cioppino, lemon chicken orzo soup, chicken pot pie soup, and Chef Eddie’s highly applauded jumbo lump crab cakes.

The Soup Bar crab cakes

Craving some sensational soup and crab cakes right now? The Soup Bar will be delivering to Ocean City six days a week until the permanent location opens. Visit the website and Facebook page for more information, including soup specialties of the week.

Stay tuned for an opening date and get ready to add another soon-to-be-favorite dining spot to your Ocean City restaurant list!

Photos credit: The Soup Bar

Weekend Fun and Shopping Deals Galore Fill Girls Weekend in Ocean City (April 5–7)

Grab your best girlfriends and head to Ocean City for Girls Weekend, April 5–7.

The fun kicks off on Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), with a fashion show at Glazed Over Studios, located at 704 Asbury Avenue. See the newest seasonal fashions available at your favorite Ocean City shops and enjoy light bites and refreshments throughout the event. The cost is $20 per person and tickets are now available at City Hall, the Causeway Welcome Center, Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), 7th Street Surf Shop, Sneaker Shop, and Making Waves. Space is limited for the fashion show, so don’t delay in grabbing your tickets for this fabulous kickoff event.

Throughout the weekend peruse the downtown shops and enjoy a wide array of activities and special shopping deals. Some of the great finds you’ll have access to during the Ocean City Girls Weekend event include exercise classes, shopping and dining specials, spa deals, hotel and bed and breakfast deals, craft projects and demos, and so much more!

Some of the specific deals include the following:

  • The Flanders HotelThe Flanders Hotel is offering a special Girls Weekend package for $149/person/night, on Friday and Saturday night. The package includes an early check-in at noon (with complimentary gift upon arrival), one-bedroom suite deluxe accommodations, 30-minute leg and foot massage or mini-facial at the Divine Images Salon and Spa, 10% off coupon for The Shoppes at The Flanders (plus free gift with any purchase), and breakfast in Emily’s Ocean Room Cafe. You can even enjoy a late checkout at 1 p.m.
  • Bowfish Kids:  Bowfish Kids will be offering a special 50% off sales rack on Saturday, April 6.
  • SunSmiles Sandals and Beachwear: The grand opening is Friday, April 5, and the SunSmiles team will be offering grand opening sales, sweet treats, and special giveaways throughout the weekend.
  • Pumpkinbuds: Pumpkinbuds in Stainton’s is offering 20% off of your purchase all weekend long. The shop is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Heritage Surf and Sport: Stop by Heritage Surf Shop and grab 20–50% off of men’s, women’s, and kid’s apparel throughout the weekend. Heritage is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Impala Island Inn: Impala Island Inn is offering a Girls Weekend lodging special: $160 plus tax for two nights.

These are just a few of the deals which you’ll be able to enjoy during the 2019 Ocean City Girls Weekend, April 5–7. Stroll along Asbury Avenue in downtown Ocean City and see what each of the shops and restaurants has to offer to the Girls Weekend crowd!