(June 14, 2013) The 1st Street Bistro celebrated its grand opening in mid-May and the response from customers since then has been overwhelmingly positive.
“People have been very receptive. There has been nothing but positive reactions,” said Don Quackenbush, who runs the bistro. He is also the operations manager of the Sleep Inn & Suites, on the corner of First Street and Baltimore Avenue, where the bistro is located.
“It’s a really convenient location,” Quackenbush said. “It’s convenient for people walking by and the bistro is another…
(May 17, 2013) Jay Ball spent several winters working in restaurants in the Caribbean and he has infused those flavors into some of the items on Café Mirage’s menu.
In mid-March, Ball and his wife, Krista, took over the unit formerly home to Café Mirage in the Montego Bay Shopping Center on 128th Street. The restaurant, which has been closed for a few years, featured a Mediterranean and Greek-type cuisine. Ball said they decided to keep the name, Café Mirage, but create a new menu and atmosphere.
The couple painted the restaurant, installed new lighting and updated the outdoor seating area,…
(May 10, 2013) Nancy Bolt was a general building contractor for 19 years, but the dream of opening her own eatery was “20 years in the making.”
Now was the right time for a career change, she said Monday while sitting inside her new business, The Greenhouse, located at 1503 Philadelphia Ave. in Ocean City.
“Everything has a time and a place,” Bolt said. “This location was the right fit.”
A unit in the shopping center between 15th and 16th streets became available and she took over the space on March 6. After some renovations, which included painting, new electric and plumbing, …
(May 3, 2013) A few months after retiring last May as CEO of VennGogh, LLC, a startup social media Web site focusing on nonprofit fundraising and crowd sourcing, at the age of 57, Warren Rosenfeld started to become a bit antsy.
When his wife, Dana, asked him if he were only to live another three months, what would he regret not doing? His response was “open a Jewish Deli.”
“All of my other businesses I feel I filled a need, a hole, in that marketplace,” he said. “I thought a Jewish deli would do so well [in Ocean City].”
He did some research and started planning his menu is September. He gathered…
This past week Oceancity.com released its “Best of” Readers Poll. The winners were decided by voters from the Oceancity.com web site and Facebook pages. Needless to say, some of the results were obvious while others were very surprising and some even amusing and shocking. Being a resident of the area for some time now and also the food writer for Oceancity.com I decided to weigh-in with my two cents worth on this poll. So here we go; The Hardcore Foodies 2013 “Best of” picks for restaurants and bars of Ocean City, Md and the surrounding area.
Best Breakfast: When I read that the Crabcake…
8373 Patey Woods Rd.
Newark, Md 21841
Newark, Maryland is a quiet little hamlet about 25 minutes south west of Ocean City, Maryland on Rt.113 about half way to Snow Hill (the County seat). This sleepy burg is home to one gas station, a post office and one of the best down-home soul food restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of frequenting. The building started as a general store where everything from hardware and fertilizer to clothing, meat and groceries were sold. In 1950 Robert and Betty Barbely bought the property and …
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