Once again we’ve mined the social media streams for some of the things we think you, our readers, might be most interested in. We also share these stories during the week, but like to have a roundup all in one place. This week nothing dominated the social streams more than the first storm of the year. There was a bunch of damage, but nothing tragic.
All throughout last weekend, we shared and posted the items we thought were relevant, both for their information as well as for their photo value. Many of the photos and videos that were shared by Facebook and Twitter friends on the ground were too fantastic, and we tried to keep track of them so we could give them all their proper due.
No sooner had the waters subsided than were people out on the beach helping with the cleanup. The pier took a bit of a beating, which was tough, but we’re kind of getting used to the pier taking a beating. What it will be nice to get used to is the number of volunteers who come unbidden to get the debris off the beach.
Ocean City Council
Goodbye hoverboards, we hardly knew ye (which actually was kinda fine with us).
The council did as many, if not most, of us expected and banned hoverboards from the boardwalk on the outside chance that the fad survives the summer. I guess it is possible. There’s a big difference, though, between the calls for fairness raised by skateboarders and those raised by hoverboarders. “Hoverbarding is not a crime” doesn’t have the same mass appeal and, on some level, it feels a little gross. Maybe it is the old man in me, but hoverboarding appears to be at the intersection of the height of laziness and of pointless consumer gagetry.
Berlin Electric woes
I haven’t covered Berlin in awhile, but apparently the electric company still can be contentious. I probably is only a matter of time before the renewed calls for its sale. Or maybe not…
Food and Leisure
Beer and cheese tasting
I’ve posted a lot about this, and certainly there will be more talk about it in the future, but the beer talk and tasting featuring cheese and beer pairings is promising to be an exciting event. If you can make it, you totally should.
Horn and Shell
Had the pleasure of heading out the the Horn and Shell this week for happy hour as well as for lunch. Stay tuned for next week’s Happy Hour Adventures column featuring this new cool West Ocean City bar.
— Keith Demko (@KeithDemko) January 27, 2016
Always a pleasure to read and often a pleasure to make, it was fun to see Chef Paul’s column featured something savory.