Inside Going Out
Last summer, I was laying out on my dock, reading while soaking in the sun. I heard whistling coming from the street, which I chose to ignore for a good five minutes.
People whistling at me is a huge pet peeve of mine. Finally, I looked up and was surprised to see a familiar face riding his bike in circles. We bought a bag of Hoop Tea, and spent the blazing hot afternoon listening to music, drinking and jumping in the bay.
My heart broke with so many other Stephen Decatur alumni and the Ocean City community with the passing of the guy who I shared that bag of Hoop Tea with. My sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
I encourage everyone to live the life they are destined to, and to be grateful for each and every day.
The Big Easy on 60, 60th Street, is open Monday, Thursday and Friday at 11 a.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. for breakfast.
Easter Sunday, April 16, try a special omelet with ham, cheddar and asparagus, topped with hollandaise and served with a side of home fries, or indulge your taste buds in pecan French toast loaf, served with a fresh fruit cup.
Come to The Big Easy on 60 for happy hour this week, noon to 6 p.m. Drink specials include $5 frozen drinks, crushes and import beers, $3.50 rails/house wines, $3 domestic beer and $2 off specialty cocktails. Food specials include $6 appetizers. Visit, www.thebigeasyon60.com.
BJ’s on the Water, 75th Street, will offer an Easter menu on Sunday, April 16, including fresh garden salad with mandarin oranges and raspberry vinaigrette, orange mustard and brown sugar glazed ham, roasted red bliss potatoes with sweet onion and fresh rosemary, green beans, rolls and butter and homemade dessert. Adult dinner cost $17.99 and children under 10 eat for $10.99.
Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. at the bar. Drink specials include $2.25 Miller Lite, Coors Light and Natural Light cans, $1.75 domestic draft mugs, $3 domestic draft pints, $3.25 domestic bottles, $3.50 happy hour premium beers and $4.50 imports. Food specials include a pretzel dog and fries for $4.99, hot fingers and fries, $5.99, and $7.99 pork barbecue sliders.
Friday, catch Tranzfusion at 9 p.m., and Saturday, the Tommy Edward band at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, don’t miss Two Guys and a Mama at 5 p.m.
Coins Restaurant and Pub, 28th Street, offers happy hour daily, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include domestic drafts, $2; domestic bottles, $2.75; and rail drinks/chardonnay/ cabernet for $3.50. Food specials include a quarter-pound hot dog, $2; 12 steamed clams/wings, $6; and mussels, $7.
Enjoy half-price entrées Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5-9 p.m. For more, visit www.coinspuboc.com.
The Cove at Ocean Pines, 1 Mumford’s Landing Road, is closed Monday through Wednesday and reopens at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Join The Cove Sunday, April 16 for Easter brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch includes a waffle bar, salmon, pork, corn beef hash, carved honey glazed ham, chef-prepared omelets and gourmet cakes. Adults cost $30 and children 6-12 years of age, $15, 5 and younger eat free.
Thursday, trivia night begins at 6 p.m.. Sign up starting at 5:30 p.m. For more, visit www.oceanpines.org.
Crab Bag, 130th Street, is open seven days a week at 11 a.m. Weekly takeout specials include fried chicken deals with an eight-piece chicken, half-pint baked beans, half-pint cole slaw and four-piece corn bread for $19.95; deal two, is a 12-piece chicken, half-pint baked beans, half-pint cole slaw and four-piece corn bread, $24.95; deal three, get a 16-piece chicken, one pint beans, one pint cole slaw and six-piece corn bread, $29.95.
To order, call 410-250-3337.
Fager’s Island, 60th Street, offers daily lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Enjoy “Island Time,” Tuesday through Sunday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $5 crushes, martinis and Fager’s Island wines, two-for-one rail drinks, domestic beers and Coronas.
Friday, April 14, catch DJ Hook on the deck at 9 p.m., and hear Sons of Pirates on stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, catch DJ Louie T at 9 p.m., and listen to Essential Vybe on stage at 9:30 p.m. Visit www.Fagers.com for more info.
Fish Tales, 21st Street, opens at 11 a.m. daily. Sunday, April 16, join in for an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m.
Fish Tales happy hour is 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $5 orange crushes, margaritas and bloody Mary's, $4.50 house wine, $3 domestic cans, $3.50 premium cans, mixed well drinks starting at $3.50 and premium drinks, $5.50.
Happy hour food specials include $6.99 mussels and wings, $7.99 half-pound steamed shrimp and $4.99 chips and salsa.For more, visit www.ocfishtales.com.
Fox’s Pizza Den, located in the Harris Teeter Shopping Plaza, Route 54, offers locals’ dine-in only specials.
Monday starting at 4 p.m., enjoy a prime rib dinner for $13. Tuesday, stop in for half-price pizza, and Wednesday, get your taste buds ready for $10 parmesan night. Thursday is “Lucky Burger” night for $7.77, which includes a half-pound Angus burger. Friday, have fish and chips for $10.
Come in for happy hour with drink specials until 6 p.m. that include $3 domestic drafts and rails, $4 house wines and $5 orange crushes. For more, call 302-436-FOXS (3697).
Frog Bar and Grill, Inlet Village, will be open Friday through Sunday at 11 a.m. Drink specials include six pony bottle buckets of Corona, Bud, Bud Light and Miller Lite for $9.99. Frog shooters will be available all day for $3. To hear what else is new, call 410-289-3764.
Harrison’s Harbor Watch, located at the Inlet, is open Thursday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Enjoy an Easter buffet at Harrison’s on Sunday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The buffet includes roasted top round beef, carved honey ham, homemade Maryland crab soup, garlic mashed potatoes, caprese salad, lemon basil chicken, three cheese macaroni and cheese, muffins and a fresh salad station.
The cost is $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children ages 7-12. Kids 6 and younger eat free. Call 410-289-5121 to make reservations.
The Hobbit Restaurant, 81st Street, is open for the 2017 season seven days a week. Sunday, April 16, come here to enjoy a special Easter menu, noon to 7 p.m. Food items include herbed honey roasted turkey, oven roasted turkey breast smothered in homemade gravy, served with stuffing, mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day, $15.95, or have a crab cake, 5-ounce broiled jumbo lump, sprinkled with old bay, served with roasted potatoes and a vegetable of the day, $19.95.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Call, 410-524-8100.
Hooked, 80th Street, will offer Easter brunch, Sunday, April 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try avocado toast with charred scallion aioli, avocado, pickled shallot, relish, chopped egg on grilled country wheat, $10. My go-to would definitely be the scrapple, egg ‘n’ cheese on an English muffin with crispy rosemary home fries, $10. To make a reservation, call 410-723-4665.
At Higgins, 31st and Coastal Highway, enjoy its all-you-can eat crab and corn for $29.99. Customers can select all-you-can-eat shrimp and ribs for $25.99 per person.
While at Higgins try a couple popular appetizers including the scallops and oyster casino with minced garlic and cheddar cheese atop steamed oysters. For more specials, call 410-289-2581.
Hooters, West Ocean City on Route 50, offers happy hour every day from 3-6 p.m. with drink specials including $2.50 domestic drafts/bottles, $3 wells, $3.50 house wine and $4 calls.
If you’re in the service, enjoy Military Mondays with 10 percent off for active or retired military. Celebrate wingfest Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. with 50-cent traditional or boneless wings. For more, call 410-213-1841.
Johnny’s Pizza, 56th Street, is open daily at 11 a.m. Monday is half-priced pizza night. To order, call 410-723-5600.
KY West, 54th Street, offers fine dining and casual fare, open daily at 4 p.m. Take advantage of a two-for-$25 and two-for-$45 dinner menu. The kitchen is open until 10 p.m. To make a reservation, call 443-664-2836.
Happy hour is 4-7 p.m. daily. Food specials include $8 steamed shrimp and wings, $9 calamari and $10 burgers with hand-cut fries. Drink specials include $3 domestic bottles and Miller Lite drafts, $4 rail drinks and $5 house wine. To view the menu, visit www.kywestoceancity.com.
Longboard, 67th Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Happy hour happens daily, 5-6 p.m.
Drink specials include $4 house margaritas and $3 off premium margaritas. Wednesday, enjoy comfort food with homemade meatloaf and chicken pot pie. For reservations, call 443-664-5639.
M.R. Ducks, Talbot Street, has live entertainment this weekend. Catch DJ Batman at 5 p.m. Friday, April 14. Saturday, hear local favorite Johnny Bling at 3 p.m.
Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m., excluding days with entertainment. Drink specials include $1.75 Natural Light, $2.50 domestic beer, $3 rail drinks, $4 craft and import beer. Food specials include $3 bar dog, $5 clams/old bay wings and $6 steamed shrimp.
I highly suggest trying a “duck call” beverage made with light and coconut rum with pineapple juice and an order of old bay wings. For more, visit www.mrducks.com.
Nick’s House of Ribs, 145th Street, is open Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to midnight, and noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy happy hour 3-5:30 p.m. at the bar.
Tuesday, order a single crab cake or flounder almondine with two sides and dinner rolls for $13.99. Wednesday, have a half-rack of ribs with two sides and dinner rolls for $13.99, and Thursday, eat half a BBQ chicken with two sides and rolls for $13.99. For more, visit www.nickshouseofribs.com.
Pizza Tugos, Route 50 in West Ocean City, has happy hour Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $1.75 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts, $2.99 craft beer drafts and $1.99 rail drinks. Get $1 cheese pizza slices during happy hour. Order your pizza online at www.pizzatugos.com.
Princess Royale, 91st Street, will host an Easter Sunday Brunch in the Palmetto Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 16. Enjoy an omelet station, carved top round beef, chicken champagne, Belgium waffle station, quiche Lorraine, citrus glazed salmon and the chef’s vegetable of the day. Adults cost $20.95, children under 10 are $10.95 and 5 and younger eat free.
For brunch reservations, call 410-524-7777 ext. 2131.
Ropewalk, 82nd Street, is open every day. Happy hour is available all day and all night. Drink specials include $2 off drafts as well as $2.50 select domestics, $4 Slushies, wines and rails and $5.50 crushes. Happy hour food specials include half-priced bada bada bing shrimp and wings.
Nightly dinner specials include half-price steam pots on Wednesday, crab cakes on Thursday, prime rib on Friday, buy-one-get-one-free dessert on Saturday, and half-price entrées on Sunday.
Enjoy weekend brunch at Ropewalk, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more, call 410-524-1009.
Seacrets, 49th Street, is open every day for the 2017 season at 11 a.m. Enjoy happy hour specials including half-price jerk chicken, Jamaican fries and onion rings, and $5 off wings/raw bar prices, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, raw bar happy hour specials are 2-5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday happy hour drink specials include $6 frozen rum runner, pina colada, orange crush and electric lemonade, $5 Seacrets spirits: gin, vodka, orange, lemon and grapefruit vodkas, white, spiced and coconut rums, light-whiskey and bourbon-whiskey. Sunday enjoy $5 Seacrets spirits rum beverages all day/night. Beer specials include $3 domestic cans, $4 import cans and $4.50 craft drafts. Sunday through Thursday, enjoy half-priced entrees, 5-10 p.m.
Seacrets Distillery tours are available every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tours cost $10 and can be booked online. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to go on a tour. Enjoy a few tastings with your choice of lemon, orange and grapefruit vodka, gin, white, spiced and coconut rum, bourbon-whiskey or light-whiskey.
Seacrets is looking for hostesses and experienced servers for the 2017 summer season. Call Christine Komlos at 410-524-4900 for more information, or come in and fill out an application.
Entertainment this weekend kicks off with Rew Smith from 5-9 p.m. on the tiki stage. Catch DJ Tuff spinning at 9 p.m. and hear Split Decision at 10 p.m. Saturday, catch Full Circle at 5 p.m., followed by the JJ Rupp Band at 9 p.m. on the tiki stage. In the nightclub, DJ Cruz will be spinning club favorites before and between Steal the Sky on at 10 p.m.
Visit, www.seacrets.com for more specials.
Skye Bar, 66th Street, is open Friday through Sunday. Happy hour is 3-6 p.m. with food and drink specials. Have $1 oysters and quarter-pound lobsters for $15. Drink specials include $1 off drafts, $3.50 rails, $4 house wines and $5 orange crushes.
Skye Bar has live entertainment starting at 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Friday, hear Aaron Howell and Saturday catch Marcella. For more, call 410-723-6762.
Sunset Grille, West Ocean City, will offer an Easter weekend extravaganza.
Friday, April 14, starting at 4 p.m. kids eat free with each adult entrée purchase. Saturday, April 15, have brunch, dye eggs, meet the Easter bunny and join in for an egg hunt starting at 10 a.m. with a second Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 16, enjoy brunch at Sunset starting at 10 a.m.
To make a reservation, call 410-213-8110.
Touch of Italy, 67th Street, offers a New York-style deli and Italian marketplace with specialties straight from the Bronx. Walk around and you are in a quaint Italian restaurant with bar and fire brick oven.
Touch of Italy offers specials Sunday through Thursday. Sunday, buy one pizza, get one half off, and indulge in Nonna’s $39 dinner special (feeds two to four people). Monday, try the manicotti for only $10 and save on wine with select bottles half-price.
Ladies, Tuesday is for you. With the purchase of one entrée, take half off another. Savor your palate in seasonal ravioli for $11, while enjoying beverages offered at happy hour prices all day and night. Wednesday, have chicken parmigiana for $12, and Thursday, eat classic spaghetti and meatballs for $11.
Happy hour is available every day at the bar and bar tables from 3-6 p.m. Drink specials include $3 domestic beer and $5 rail drinks/house wine. Food specials include $7 Italian nachos and sausage and pepper sliders (yum), and $8 meatball lollipops and chicken parmesan fingers. For more information or reservations, call 410-524-5252.
Whisker’s Bar and Grill, located in the Ocean Pines Plaza, has karaoke with DJ Donnie Berkey at 9 p.m., Friday, April, 14.
Whisker’s offers food specials weekly including half-price burgers with purchase of beverage on Monday. Get fried chicken or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and vegetables on Tuesday for $9.99. Wednesday, have a half-price hot dog with purchase of beverage. Thursday, try a chicken sandwich for $5.99 all day and night. Friday, enjoy an assortment of seafood specials. To hear more, call 410-208-3922.
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