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Who doesn’t like free?

Maria Drakos - Friday, April 29, 2016

Tired of spending too much money on vacation. Ocean City Maryland has your back. We’ve got a multitude of things to do that are free, the number one freebie is our beach. Public access to ten miles of white sand beach, with temperate water and great waves. Groomed and cleaned every night and the best part is it’s guarded with the “Best Beach Patrol” on the east coast. I’ll have a BLOG on just our Life Guards in the future. OK so here’s the next best free thing to do in OCMD.

The BOARDWALK. Built in 1902 it is one of the best boardwalks in the USA. Walk, bike ride (time restricted) or ride the Tram along the two and three quarter mile Boardwalk. A real Boardwalk made of wood bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean and the opposite side by every type of glittering, flashy store that have everything to sell from live Hermit crabs in painted shells to lizards and frogs to every type of T-shirt imaginable.

Having trouble expressing your feelings for someone, or your political views or just what you want to do, look for the perfect T-shirt saying. If you are into fast food, the boardwalk has a tremendous selection of deep fried concoctions you could think of. A few of the shops hand out free samples. Check “The Wrapper”. As the sun goes down the boardwalk entertainers come out. All free (tips accepted). You can be entertained by magicians, jugglers, and a host of singer songwriters and other musical entertainers. The best part of the boardwalk is just to grab a seat on one of the benches and people watch. Thousands of people transverse the boardwalk daily from all walks of life it’s just fun to watch them go by.

Next week I’ll BLOG about more free things that the City of Ocean City sponsors. Also I promise to tell you about the FREE BEER MONEY.

Do you like Crab Soup?

Maria Drakos - Friday, April 22, 2016

Whether you like Maryland Crab or Cream of Crab Soup you have to admit that there is no shortage of restaurants in Ocean City that have their own brand of Crab Soup. Now you can taste a multitude of soups all in one place. The Downtown Association of Ocean City will host the 12th annual “Crab Soup Cook-off “. This event is held in May every year at Somerset Plaza, between Baltimore Ave. and the Boardwalk.

This year’s event will be May 14th from noon to 3pm. It’s fun for the whole family, with free music and exhibits and of course many local restaurants vying for the prize of “Best Crab soup”. The price of admittance is $15.00 and beer, soda and water are available to purchase. You can meander from tent to tent tasting each chef’s creations.

They range from traditional to unique. Last year ‘s participants were Buddy’s Crabs and Ribs, Eagle’s Landing, Fager’s Island, Frontier Town Lazy River Saloon, Mother’s Cantina/Cowboy Coast, OC Brewing Company, Phillips Seafood, Pour House, Pickles Pub, Seacrets and Waterman’s.

Last year’s winners were for the Maryland Crab Soup (red) 1st place: Lazy River Saloon, 2nd place: Pour House, and 3rd: Phillips.

The winners for the Cream of Crab (white) 1st place: Mothers Cantina, 2nd place: Buddy’s Crabs & Ribs, and 3rd place: Seacrets.

You can check this year’s participants on the Downtown Association’s website.

If you stay with us, we’ll feed you a great breakfast that will hold you over till your afternoon walk to the cook-off. Give your car a day off.

Check back next week when I give you the details of “Free Beer $$$”


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