Ocean City Cafe to Open Second Location at Pavilion Motor Lodge

The Ocean City Cafe will be opening its second location in the coming weeks at the Pavilion Motor Lodge, located at 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Ocean City Cafe Wrap

This sensational dining staple will be taking over the spot at The Seahorse Grill next to the Pavilion Motor Lodge and will be serving up exceptional breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings to the Ocean City crowds. In addition to offering dine-in meals, the Ocean City Cafe will also be providing room service options for guests at the Pavilion Motor Lodge.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of dining at Ocean City Cafe (yet!), some of the culinary items you may find gracing the menu include French toast with fresh strawberries and blueberries, eggs Benedict, garden omelet, grilled chicken salad, a variety of sandwiches and wraps, chicken parmesan, shrimp scampi, Angus burgers, grilled tilapia, and so much more!

Ocean City Cafe Tilapia

Congratulations to the Ocean City Cafe team on their second location! If you’re already craving Ocean City Cafe menu offerings and can’t wait until the new spot opens, be sure to visit the current location at 846 Central Avenue for all of their delicious culinary items.

Photos credit: Ocean City Cafe


Registration for 2019 Ocean City Summer Recreation Programs Opens May 1

The school year will be over before we know it and you’re probably starting to think about what activities your kids would like to do throughout the summer. The Ocean City Recreation Department offers a wide array of summer recreation programs your kids are sure to love.

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Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on May 1 for an extensive amount of summer camps and programs in Ocean City. From sports camps to ecological camps, your kids will have plenty of options as to activities to fill their summer days. Here are some of the options you’ll find on the Ocean City summer program list:

  • Soccer camp
  • Basketball camp
  • Skateboard camp and lessons
  • Tennis camp
  • Theater camp
  • Pageant camp
  • Bayside Center camps
  • Dance camp
  • And so much more!

Ocean City even offers unique learning camps, such as the Ocean City Jr. Firefighter Camp and Ocean City Police Department Youth Camp, where kids can learn what it’s like to be a firefighter and a police officer in Ocean City. The campers will go through a wide array of activities during the weeklong camps and experience firsthand all of the wonderful things which our first responders do on a daily basis.

Starting May 1, you can register for the summer recreation programs in Ocean City. Registration can be done in-person at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center (6th Street and Boardwalk) or at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center (17th Street and Simpson Avenue). You can also register for these camps online.

Now is a great time to start planning kid’s activities for the summer and Ocean City offers plentiful options to do just that!

2019 Ocean City Spring Block Party to Unfold Saturday, May 4

Twice a year, Ocean City holds its extremely popular block party event. This year’s Spring Block Party will unfold on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and take place along Asbury Avenue, between 5th and 14th Streets.

Ocean City Block Party Crowd (360x640)

More than 350 craft vendors will have vendor tables lined up along Asbury Avenue, offering their unique products for sale to the crowd. In addition, Ocean City Spring Block Party attendees will be able to enjoy delicious food offerings of a wide array, live music and entertainment, kid’s activities, and so much more!

The vendor tables you’ll be able to peruse during the Ocean City Spring Block Party offer eclectic items, ranging from handmade jewelry to eye-catching clothing items to exquisite home decor pieces. Each vendor will offer something completely different and you are bound to find exactly what you are searching for during the block party, whether its a piece of jewelry, garden decor item or some other must-have offering.

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The block party is free to attend, but you’ll probably see quite a bit of tempting items you’ll want to purchase as you stroll along Asbury Avenue so you may want to bring some spending cash with you!

Don’t miss this exceptional bi-annual event, as it’s a great way to come together with the community and support craft vendors at the same time by purchasing their unique and creative items.

Opening Soon: Love Obsessed

Ocean City is experiencing many new restaurant and store openings these days and the latest fabulous spot to hit the new opening list is women’s clothing and accessories boutique, Love Obsessed.

With three boutiques already in operation in Pennsylvania (Quakertown, Souderton, and Lansdale), the Love Obsessed team is not new to the fashion industry. What started out as a home-based business in 2012 with jewelry sales on an Etsy site later progressed to a flagship store in Quakertown. After that initial store opening, two more boutique locations were established. Now, Love Obsessed is hitting the downtown Ocean City area with a shop set to open up in the near future at 409 8th Street.

Love Obsessed Tank Tops

Love Obsessed will offer exceptional customer service and an eclectic array of women’s clothing and accessories to the Ocean City shopping crowds which can best be described as a boho/beach chic style. Some of the fashionable finds will include trendsetting tank tops, dresses, jean shorts, t-shirts, strappy sandals, purses, bracelets, necklaces, and so much more! Whether searching for a casual outfit to wear to an upcoming barbecue or looking for a more formal ensemble for a night out, Love Obsessed will have you covered. The items you’ll find at Love Obsessed will be unique, affordable, and hard to resist.

Love Obsessed Accessories

You can grab a sneak peek at Love Obsessed items via the Facebook and Instagram pages.

Look for the latest Ocean City boutique to open up around Memorial Day and get ready to welcome Love Obsessed to town!

Photos credit: Love Obsessed 

Over the Bridge: Somers Point Bayfest Returns April 27

In its 30th year, Somers Point Bayfest makes its return on Saturday, April 27.

Head down to Bay Avenue in Somers Point from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. for this popular one-day festival which offers live entertainment, food vendors as far as the eye can see, artisan vendors, environmental information booths, and kid’s activities to keep the one young ones entertained.

Proceeds raised from the annual event go to fund special projects for the Somers Point community. Funds from past years were used to install new public beach playground equipment, place lovely banners along Bay Avenue, improve Bud Kern Field, and so many other projects.

The live entertainment offerings will be in full swing all day long with music by the following bands:

You’re certain to work up an appetite during Somers Point Bayfest and you’ll find plentiful food options to choose from ranging from savory to sweet and including seafood specialties, sandwiches, light bites, sweet treats, and more.

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Be sure to bring the kids along for the day’s events as there will be plenty of fun, kid-friendly activities taking place which are certain to keep the young ones entertained.

Somers Point Bayfest is also a great time to do some shopping and gather some important information about the environment, as vendors and environmental information providers will also be on hand throughout the festival.

Parking for this rain-or-shine event is available at Bud Kern Field and Fire Hall #1, with disabled parking available at the theater parking lot.

Don’t miss a day of fun, food, and live entertainment in Somers Point, just a short drive over the bridge from Ocean City!

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