What To Do When Skies Aren't Blue...Day at the Zoo

When skies are gray, it’s a zoo day.
During the last few weeks, Cape May County experienced some much-needed rain, but not for vacationers staying in motel rooms, bed-and-breakfast inns or campers.
While the number one attraction for most who visit the Jersey Cape is likely the beach, ocean and boardwalks, those are not particularly inviting on a gray day with intermittent rain,... Read More


Groff's Restaurant - An American Tradition

If you could take all of the best that Wildwood has to offer a family and give it a taste, it would be on the menu of Groff’s Restaurant. If you could bake all of the smiles and good memories your family has of the shore, it would taste like a famous homemade pie from Groff’s Restaurant. And this legacy of delicious memories began with one patriarch…
Mr. Earl M. Groff came to Wildwood in... Read More


Gotta Have That...Fall Fashion Preview!

It has arrived…Our final edition of “Blast” and thus the close to our celebration of the summer season. While the first day of fall does not arrive until September 22nd, I’m here to prepare you for that inevitable transition from a bikini and floppy brimmed hat to a light cardigan and jeans. Here, I proudly present a sneak peak preview of the fall fashion trends you can expect to hit the... Read More


Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grille

Named “Best of the Shore” and “Best Fancy Bar” by Philadelphia Magazine, Beach Creek Oyster Bar & Grille offers the ultimate waterfront casual fine dining experience. Its sunset views of the scenic Schooner Island Marina and inter-coastal waterway are rivaled by few others. Sunsets, stained glass & tropical palms, with intimate lighting and a touch of jazz all present classic comfort... Read More

Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

This week’s master mixologist hails from Woody’s Place of North Wildwood. Located in the former North Wildwood Fire House, Woody’s has a long history of lively staff and a “Cheers” atmosphere.
This week’s bartender of the week, Jimmy McKee, began working at Woody’s for the Hall family as a dishwasher when he was just a freshman in High School. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Jimmy... Read More


Hemingway's at the Grand

Looking for a fantastic place to dine with friends and family? Then chart a course for E.M. Hemingway's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant in the Grand Hotel. From our comfortable, islands atmosphere, to the cool vibe of our stylish bar, to the wide variety of delectable menu selections, there's something for everyone at Hemingway's. You'll quickly realize that their signature steaks,... Read More


The Awesome Duo of Joe & Josie

Joe & Josie, the talented duo, have quite a history of entertaining Cape May County crowds. Joe & Josie remained the full-time weekend band at Wildwood’s favorite hideaway on the waterway, the Wharf, for approximately ten years. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights were spent keeping the lively Wharf patrons singing along or on their feet.
When new owners took the Wharf reigns... Read More


A History of Cape May - Congress Hall and the Rusty Nail

For almost two centuries, Congress Hall has offered hospitality to locals and visitors alike. It began its life in 1816 as a simple boarding house for summer visitors to one of America's earliest seaside resorts. Its owner, Thomas H. Hughes, called his new boarding house "The Big House". The local people had other ideas, though. Convinced the building was far too large to ever be a success... 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 this summer’s final... Read More

Mixology 101 - Drink of the Week

In my utter denial that summer’s warm weather and sunny days were soon coming to a close, I set my sights on an island getaway. No, I did not escape to the Caribbean. Rather, I decided to hit North Wildwood’s very own tropical paradise. Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill proudly features its scenic Tiki Topz Poolside. I had heard rave reviews about the hot Tiki Topz Pool Parties and had to... Read More