Oceanic Hotel

Cool off at the Oceanic Hotel’s Swim-up Tiki Bar - the only one in the Wildwoods. Get a true island vibe with tropical drinks, ice cold beer, and the coolest staff. Kick back, relax, and enjoy your day off Mondays at the Tiki Bar at the “In The Biz Pool Party” with free admission and awesome drink specials. The Tiki Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. and features live entertainment daily such as DJ... 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 eighth edition of... Read More

Mixology 101 - Bartender of the Week

On my search for the county’s next top bartender to honor, I made a quick stop at favorite Wildwood hangout Dogtooth Bar & Grill. With its casual ambiance, killer appetizer and snack specialties, and extensive drink menu, Dogtooth seemed like a safe bet. After meeting bartender Darryl, I knew I had come to the right place. A man of few words, Darryl blends well with Dogtooth’s “kick back... Read More

Lifeguard of the Week

When I asked Avalon Beach Patrol for an outstanding guard to profile, an officer suggested twenty-year-old Matt O’Donoghue. Now in his fifth season on the beach patrol, Matt expressed that lifeguarding has always been a dream of his. “I’ve been coming down to Avalon all my life. Seeing the lifeguards, it always looked like the best job. Obviously, it’s an important job too,” added Matt. It... Read More


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.
What keeps the Cowabunga crowds... Read More


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.
This full service... Read More

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