Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

Burt of Bobby Dee’s Rock‘n Chair has been bartending for a grand total of twenty years. But he didn’t bring his skills and sharp sense of humor to Bobby Dee’s until about six years ago. And Cape May County couldn’t be any happier that he did.
Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Burt retired from his career at General Motors and relocated to his Jersey Shore home on First Avenue in... Read More

Mixology 101 - Drink of the Week

What better place to crown this week’s drink of the week than 7-Mile’s favorite nightlife hotspot, The Princeton of Avalon? I entered the beautiful brick building and took a seat at the sprawling marble-top bar. Just moments later, I was greeted by bartender Laura. Overwhelmed by the extensive cocktail and martini list she had handed me, I had no idea where to start. I eventually surrendered... Read More

Lifeguard of the Week

This week’s outstanding lifesaver hails from the Wildwood Beach Patrol. When asked for his recommendation, WBP Captain Steve Stocks did not hesitate to inform me that his first choice would most definitely be Tim Strybuc. Tim has been a member of the patrol since the summer of 2006 and has certainly made his mark.
I arrived at WBP Headquarters ready to go and was greeted by Lieutenant... Read More

Nightlife

Cultureal - Captains of Cape May County Reggae

The ten-piece reggae band Cultureal has been bringing its unique island sound to various Cape May County hotspots this summer season. Joshua Winer, lead vocalist and bassist, carefully assembled this renowned reggae ensemble in the summer of 2006.
Originally from Massachusetts, Joshua Winer attended Berklee College of Music where he concentrated in International Studies of Music and... Read More

Dining

Happy 50th Uncle Bill's!

Throughout its fifty year history, Uncle Bill’s Pancake House has become a Jersey Shore icon and a beacon of excellent service at family-friendly prices. While the eight Uncle Bill’s locations along the coast from Cape May to Ocean City are not united as one company, they are related.
The Uncle Bill’s legacy began in 1962 with Bill and Eleanor Donahue. They opened the very first location... Read More

Nightlife

Bar Hopping

With so many beach bars, pubs, and casual clubs to choose from, Cape May County renders nightlife decision-making extremely difficult. Thus, I set out on a mission to hit as many favorite late-night hotspots as possible in a two night span. Here, I review my Wildwood “Bar Hopping” encounters.
Thursday evening had finally rolled around after what seemed like an endless week of work... Read More

Activities

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 tenth edition of... Read More

Activities

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

Dining

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

Shopping

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