O is for Ocean City, NJ: Pizza, Saltwater Taffy, Frozen Custard, Caramel Corn
A to Z Challenge, Letter O, Post #15.
Wow, we are moving along in this A to Z Challenge! Day 15 with 11 more posts to go.
O can only stand for one thing for me: Ocean City, NJ.
And guess what. Food Network Magazine says the same thing in its May 2013 issue “Walk the Walk: These amazing boardwalks are worth a stroll this summer.”
Ocean City, NJ is right in there with Myrtle Beach, SC; Kemah, TX; Old Orchard Beach, ME; and Santa Cruz, CA. The authors of this article acknowledge that there are many great boardwalk towns along our coasts, and they loved them all: big, small, run-down, flashy–and especially those fighting their way back after Hurricane Sandy (Coney Island, NJ). They settled on five boardwalks in the article.
For Ocean City, NJ, they got most of my boardwalk favorites: Manco & Manco Pizza, Shriver’s and Fralinger’s Salt Water Taffy, Kohr Bros. frozen custard, and Johnson’s caramel popcorn.
We also love George’s Homemade Ice Cream, Hula Restaurant and Sauce Company (formerly Hula Grill) for the best coconut shrimp anywhere, Bashful Banana for yummy muffins, and Ward’s and Mallon’s Bakeries for the yummy cinnamon rolls.
If you want to do something other than eat, you can go down to the beach, or stay on the boardwalk and ride the rides at Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Playland’s Castaway Cove, Gillian’s Island Water Park. Miniature Golf? We’ve got plenty of that, but watch out for gorillas, sharks, alligators, and pirates along the courses.
You can tell that I love Ocean City, NJ, and I have written about it before, and I’ll probably write about it again.
O is for Ocean City, NJ 2012/04/08
Dining Out: Pizza at Home and Pizza in Italy 2012/08/08
Saturday Silliness: Basset Hound Doo Dah Parade 2012/08/04
Relay for Life: Wash Out or Not 2012/06/25
Bike MS: City to Shore, September 29, 2012
The Last Meow
We kitties love the beach, too. And lookee there, we even have a shop just for us, right next to Johnson’s Popcorn. I can get my very own Ocean City Beach Patrol sweatshirt. Meow for now. =<^,^>=
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There’s also an Ocean City in Maryland. Haven’t been there, but I am planning for Virginia Beach (story research, actually, but what better place to go than a beach?)
Like the kitty.
Actually, I love any beach town…but Ocean City is so close that it is my favorite.
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I’d never heard of frozen custard before. Definitely not something we have in New Zealand. I tend to think of custard as the Bird’s Eye packet variety, which my mother made so thick you could dance on it, so I’m totally loving the idea of frozen custard. Thank you for this post!
Hmmm. Interesting. No frozen custard in New Zealand? Frozen custard is delissh!
No; but we do have the best gelato and sorbet shop ever – in Auckland. Giappo makes everything fresh on the premises and has the most wonderful, ever-changing flavours. Yum, yum!
Sounds good to me! I’d love to visit New Zealand again.
I love Ocean City, NJ. In fact, I like most of the Jersey coast. I lived in Asbury Park when I was a teenager. What a great place to be young. 🙂
Yes, I love this place. Spent many hours here as a child, now return as an adult.
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