7 Amazing Restaurants to Check Out in MD

In Maryland there is one summer activity that everyone looks forward to, the beach. Ocean City to be exact. When the weather starts getting warmer, thousands of people start having fantasies about sitting in the hot sun with sand between their toes. Nothing is more relaxing than listening to the waves hit the shore in a perfect summertime melody. The crowd comes alive as soon as they hit the boardwalk and it is then that Summer becomes your favorite season.

If you have ever been to Ocean City chances are you already know about Phillips Seafood Restaurant or Thrasher Fries ( with vinegar please!) but there are several lesser known places to eat that are just as good. Buffets are awesome but when you want to get away from the crowd and off your feet, these places just can’t be beat!

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7 AMAZING RESTAURANTS IN OCEAN CITY MARYLAND

Alaska Stand

Pull up a bench and enjoy classic Ocean City boardwalk treats such as delicious burgers, hot dogs, French fries, funnel cakes, ice cream, smoothies and more of your favorites. The oceanfront views are amazing and people-watching is a favorite past-time.

Hooked

Hooked offers a rotating seasonal menu featuring seafood and produce from the area. Owner Steve Hagen said about 80 to 85 percent of the food is local, although some items like salmon are not.

Bahama Mamas

Welcome to Bahama Mamas, Ocean City Maryland’s premier seafood destination! We’ve been in the business of crabs and seafood for almost 30 years and strive to bring you the very best quality seafood and cuisine that Ocean City has to offer

 

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Free Activities in Baltimore MD

The kids are out of school and the start of summer is almost here. If you live in Baltimore or the surrounding areas you may be looking for some things to do. Thankfully there are a lot of things to do that fit right within your budget. And by fit into your budget, we really mean free!

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There are a lot of free activities and sometimes it is hard to figure out which ones are really good or a right fit for you and your children. Below we have some great ones that are not only fun but some are even educational. Just because school is out doesn’t mean you can’t learn, and have a little fun doing it!

Free Activities In Baltimore

Baltimore Museum of Art

The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to the internationally renowned Cone Collection, and it holds the largest and most significant collection of Henri Matisse’s works in the world. Outside the BMA’s walls lies the lavish Sculpture Garden, featuring two terraced gardens, fountains and 34 sculptures. Every Sunday the museum hosts hands-on workshops, interactive gallery tours and more activites for families, including the museum’s Family Audio Tour.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave

Edgar Allan Poe and his wife, Virginia Clemm, are buried in the Westminster Hall cemetery.

Pierce’s Park

Dedicated to Baltimore businessman Pierce John Flannigan III and located near Pier 5 Hotel, Pierce’s Park is much more than just a park. It’s an imaginative space of discovery, where children can interact with locally created sculptures intended for climbing; homonyms engraved along the sidewalk; and even a musical fence.

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Must Try Foods At The Maryland Fair

It is almost that time of year again. Time for the Maryland State Fair. The festivities kick off on August 28th this year and will run until September 7th.

Located in Timonium, MD the fair draws in nearly a half-million visitors each year. It is not hard to see why when you take a look at all the activities they have going on. It is one of the best summer activities for the whole family!

Of course you can’t go to the fair without checking out all of the AMAZING food they have available. Fair Food has become one of the most popular reasons to visit any fair and food vendors have listened to the masses. They are bringing new and different recipes every year. But what is the best food at the Maryland State Fair? Luckily we have done a lot of research and can bring you the fans faves!

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Favorite Foods From The Maryland State Fair

  • Deep-fried Berger cookies- Baltimore’s original DeBaufre Bakery cookie dipped in funnel cake batter and deep-fried.
  • Yogurt peach sundaes- A hearty bowlful of nonfat soft-serve frozen yogurt topped with locally grown peach slices and whipped cream.
  • Giant corn fritter- resh locally grown corn cut into small chunks, dipped in batter, and deep-fried.

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10 Fun Things To Do In Baltimore

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There are a lot of things to do and see in Baltimore, Maryland. Sometimes it is hard to figure out how to spend your day, weekend, or even your week! Baltimore is rich in culture, history, and fun. Below we have listed some of our favorite things to do when we visit Baltimore!

10 Fun Things To Do In Baltimore Maryland

National Aquarium

Check out over 16,000 sea creatures, including sharks, dolphins, and tropical fish, at the National Aquarium located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Other highlights range from a walk-through rain forest to a live-action show starring very talented dolphins to Animal Planet Australia: Wild Extremes

Science Center

The state’s oldest scientific institution and one of America’s most venerable, the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers innumerable opportunities to learn and be entertained. Don’t miss the permanent hall that shines a bright light on dinosaurs and earth sciences.

Harbor East

An upscale shopping experience beckons at Harbor East. Top shopping can be found at Kashmir Imports, Urban Chic, and Benjamin Lovell Shoes while terrific meals can be enjoyed at Flemings Steakhouse, Chui’s Sushi, and Lebanese Taverna. Rejuvenate your spirit at Spa Sante.

Historic Ships

One of the world’s most impressive collections of military vessels awaits you at Historic Ships in Baltimore. Tour the U.S. Sloop-of-War Constellation, the U.S. Submarine Torsk, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Taney, and the Lightship Chesapeake. Also on display is the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse, which was a beacon for Baltimore Harbor ships for 130 years.

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Top 10 Gas Apps For Android, Apple, and Windows 8

Summer is almost here and that means road trips and summer vacations. It also means gas prices are going to go up. How do you know you are getting the best mile per gallon in your car? Thankfully Android, iPhone, and Windows 8 Phones have some great gas apps!

 

Below is a list of the best of the best. Download one of them and start tracking your gas. You may be surprised at what you find out!

Android:

Pure Gas– Pure Gas is a simple front end app for the popular website pure-gas.org. You get a list of 100 ethanol-free gas stations sorted nearest to furthest. Just click on the one you like, and get driving directions!

MapQuest Gas Prices– With MapQuest Gas Prices you can:

  • Find the cheapest gas price in your area
  • Prices frequently updated
  • Sort gas stations based on lowest price or distance from you
  • Add stations as Favorites, and check which one has the lowest price in an instant!
  • Supports many fuel types: Regular, Mid-Grade, Premium, Diesel, and even E-85
  • Launch the MapQuest Navigation app to get voice-guided directions to a station

Fuel Calculator– This app will help you to calculate:

  • fuel consumption of your car;
  • fuel cost and fuel volume, necessary for trip;
  • distance, which you can drive after refueling.

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