How do you measure an Ocean City summer? Is it in the number of concerts you rocked? The amount of times you put your toes in the Atlantic? Maybe it’s how many slices of Manco pizza you ate with your bros, stood up on a surfboard, browsed the records at Surf Mall or rode across the bridges of Cape May County.
Regardless of how you spent your days, as summer winds down and pulls up a blanket for its long nap, it’s time for recap.
Who doesn’t love a good recap? Whenever I start to reflect on the impact and activity of summer 2022, I’m always amazed at how many cool things we’ve done, delish things we’ve eaten, games we’ve played, and so on. From paddling out on a surfboard for the first time to devouring a waffle with homemade Mounds ice cream at Johnny B Goode, to a friend and I challenging my teenage sons and friends to Spikeball and watching the fireballs from the Perseid meteor shower streak the sky, these little bright experiences add up to a constellation of fun. Think of the bright spots of your summer. You can name that constellation anything you want, btw, and if yours isn’t quite formed with enough experiences, no worries… we’ve got tons of ways to fill up these last days of summer and glorious crisp days of early fall.
Start on page 16 with our IYKYK column. Megan Antosy gives you the scoop on events happening on and around the island, plus the business changes – who’s in, who’s out. Once you have your calendar filled, flip to page 56 and explore our September/October book selections for your next beach read.
This month, our Famished Foodie strolled into La Autentica on Asbury Avenue – a small but mighty restaurant and shop serving up exactly what their name implies – authentic northern Mexican cuisine. It’s cooked up by Yolanda and her mother-in-law daily. Read about them on page 10.
Whether it’s experiencing a new restaurant’s dishes, trying a new game or sport, or digging into a dessert that’s been on your food bucket list, do it. And let’s recap it on the beach.
Stef Godfrey (that’s my daughter and I pictured reveling in the full sturgeon moon of August)
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