(May 24, 2013) Buttermilk battered calamari with a spicy mayo and micro celery; crab dip with gruyere mornay, bacon, leeks and Old Bay chips and grilled marinated tuna with house kimchi and sesame peanut sauce are just a few of the appetizers offered at Hooked restaurant on 80th Street in Ocean City.
The fourth Indian River Seafood Company eatery opened its doors last Thursday.
All four company establishments feature different menus, but have the same concept: farm fresh, local cuisine, said owner Steve Hagen.
The quality of the product is key, as is developing relationships with area farmers…
(May 24, 2013) “If it fits in a toaster, I can cook it,” “I’m too old to pretend to care,” and “Every day I give my family two choices for dinner…Take it of Leave it,” are just a few of the comical saying featured on merchandise at Treasure Island, a new store in the Inlet Village, at the southern end of the Ocean City Boardwalk.
Treasure Island’s slogan, “A Wild and Wacky Women’s Boutique,” describes the business perfectly.
“It’s a fun, trendy shop for women,” said Delmar Smith, owner of Treasure Island with his wife, Dena. The couple also own Doggie Style Café K9, …
(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) Job seekers who were honorably discharged from military service within the past year can find employment with WalMart, where they can join James Petrillo and other veterans on the job with the super retailer.
The company plans to hire 100,000 veterans during the next five years.
Petrillo, shift manager at the WalMart Supercenter on Route 50 between Ocean City and Berlin, likes his job there and the opportunity for advancement the company gave him.
Petrillo, 28, was in the Marine Corps for four years, including a stint in Afghanistan. After serving his country, he found it difficult…
(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…
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