Margaritas and other perfect things at the Longboard Cafe
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Margaritas and other perfect things at the Longboard Cafe

Usually I go on my Happy Hour Adventures on a whim. I don’t scout these places out but rather pop in with my camera and ask if I…

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Showtime with the Brooklyn Baking Barons
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Showtime with the Brooklyn Baking Barons

There was an odd, reverse tension in the Urban Nectar gallery room as the 30 or so people who assembled for the Brooklyn Baking Baron’s network television debut…

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Fager’s Island, timing, and intentionality: Happy Hour Adventures
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Fager’s Island, timing, and intentionality: Happy Hour Adventures

Dave Rizer moves around the bar with the confidence of experience. He practically grew up around Fager’s Island and, as he looks down the barrel of his third…

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New look for traditional Ocean City seafood restaurant
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New look for traditional Ocean City seafood restaurant

There’s no point in dodging the question: Yes, it is really tough for anyone to take over a landmark seafood restaurant, re-design and re-name it, and have the…

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Looks like it’s gonna be a feet in the sand weekend
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Looks like it’s gonna be a feet in the sand weekend

Here in Ocean City we’re still shaking off a gratuitously cold Valentine’s weekend and a surprisingly snowy President’s Day. As I write this Monday afternoon, actually, the snow…

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Cocktails at the Horn and Shell: Happy Hour Adventures
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Cocktails at the Horn and Shell: Happy Hour Adventures

Standing at the center of happy hour’s controlled chaos, waitresses swishing past one another and him, cooks frenetically shucking and plating oysters working the raw bar, Donnie Jackson is in his…

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The Greene Turtle by the numbers: Happy Hour Adventures
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The Greene Turtle by the numbers: Happy Hour Adventures

Finding a bar with a sweet spot isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Some places can feel too loud, or too clique-y or too corporate, whitewashed of…

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Lone Star Rodeo keeps it interesting
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Lone Star Rodeo keeps it interesting

When the Lone Star Rodeo rolls into the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center this week it will do so as a family company that has been intact for nearly…

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Watching pros work: Happy Hour Adventures
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Watching pros work: Happy Hour Adventures

I make no apologies for the following fact: between my day job and my general disposition I spend a lot of time in bars. There is a great…

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Summer’s final stand: December 2015
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Summer’s final stand: December 2015

I’m a little bleary. It is the first morning of 2016 as I write this and there’s nothing of consequence to report of New Year’s Eve, so we’ll…

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