What to Do When Skies Aren't Blue...

In his revolutionary novel 1984, George Orwell stated “He who controls the past, controls the future.” What better time to truly get in touch with our area’s history than a lazy rainy day? We here at BLAST! have decided to outline a few of Cape May County’s history hotspots so you can learn about our rich past and thus gain more understanding of our looming future…
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Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill

Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill opened its doors with much anticipation on September 19, 2007. This date was the start of the annual Fall Irish Festival, and many festival-goers were anxious to see what all the hype was about. What they found was a beautiful restaurant located at the north side of Wildwood’s Entertainment District. Joe Mahoney, Proprietor, his family, and staff strive to make... Read More


Do The Shore Fashion Makeover

Grazia DiDonato came to us in need of some fashion counsel. An indoor and outdoor aerobics instructor, “I spend everyday in exercise clothes!” she exclaimed. “Help me to stop buying sneakers and workout clothes and put on a nice sun dress, jewelry, sandals, and look like I didn’t just walk out of the gym.” Do The Shore Fashion Makeover and Moxie Boutique of Stone Harbor to the rescue! Grazia... Read More


The Crowd Loves Cowabunga Chris

Local one-man band Cowabunga Chris first picked up a guitar in Mr. and Mrs. J.’s guitar class as a freshman at Lower Cape May Regional High School. Now, just a few short years later, Cowabunga Chris and his killer talent grace the entertainment schedules of favorite Cape May County hot spots with total of 117 shows from Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekend.
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The Crab House at Two Mile Landing

Back in April of this year, the Hansen family decided to bring the Two Mile Crab House out of the bay, and so construction began. Now, just months later, the Crab House features a 5,000 square foot Crab Deck that boasts a view like none other. It has since returned with a vengeance, once again becoming the go-to dining destination for great food and good times.
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Mixology 101 - Drink of the Week

As an eight year recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and home to an extensive signature martini menu, Marie Nicole’s seemed liked the perfect place to start the quest for this week’s drink of the week. I had heard rave reviews about the “Marie Nicole” Rita, but had to investigate for myself. Greeted by head bartender Robert Marlin, I took a seat at the beautiful marble bar and... Read More

Captain of the Week

As one of the biggest employers in Cape May County, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is home to a range of the area’s most interesting and talented characters. I learned this fact just moments after entering the administration building as I was enthusiastically greeted by a lively crew awaiting their ferry’s arrival. They said their polite goodbyes and headed to the boat for their scheduled departure... Read More


Summer Wine Review with Joe Canal's

Where to begin looking for a perfect summer wine among racks and racks of choices? I once again consulted our knowledgeable friends at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor of Rio Grande. Greeted at the door by district manager for Francis Ford Coppola Wines, Erika Jurden, I got the skinny on the best of the best in Coppola summer vino.
Francis Ford Coppola Votre Santé Chardonnay
“A Toast to... Read More


Island Hopping

Cape May County is a treasure trove of thrills, games, specialty seafood, happy hour specials, traditional family-style restaurants, beach gear, breakfast favorites, and relaxing rituals. Yet with its six hundred and twenty square-mile span, this Jersey shore county can be quite daunting. With all this ground to cover, where should you even begin? “Blast” is here with our ninth edition of... Read More


Goodnight Irene's - A Beer Lover's Paradise

Goodnight Irene’s Brew Pub, originally The Poplar Café, has been frequented by Wildwood patrons for over thirty years. After a remodel and a major overhaul, this bar now offers a relaxing pub atmosphere, enjoyed by tourists and locals alike any day of the week. There is no better pub for beer lovers and the beer-curious.
Irene’s is home to Wildwood’s largest craft beer selection and was... Read More