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Maryland Crab Cakes – Box Hill Crab Cakes Holiday Crab Cakes

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Maryland Crab Cakes

Boxhill Crabcakes Press Release

October 22, 2010

Improved Online Ordering for Boxhill Maryland Crab Cakes

Boxhill Crabcakes proudly introduces an improved online ordering process – just in time for the 2010 Holiday Shopping Season.

In anticipation of a busy 2010 holiday season, Boxhill Crabcakes is excited to announce that they have made improvements to their online ordering process. Boxhill is now fully integrated with FedEx so online customers can now track their orders shipped via FedEx.  The online customer will also be happy to see priority, next day shipping savings.

Maryland Crab Cakes Expected to be in High Demand for December 2010

“We’re looking forward to another busy December and expect 2010 orders to surpass those of 2009,” says Tom Kanaras, co-owner of Boxhill Crab Cakes,  “We shipped over 2,500 crab cakes in December 2009 and expect that over 3,000 crab cakes will be shipped this December. It seems like people just can’t get enough of our Maryland crab cakes,” continues Mr. Kanaras.

The Boxhill Crabcakes, made from a secret family recipe, have grown in popularity for 25 years.  Baltimore Magazine voted Boxhill as “Maryland’s Best Crab Cakes”. Year after year, Boxhill Crabcakes have also been voted as Harford County’s “Best Crab Cake”.

2010 Holiday Gift Ordering

If you want to order Boxhill Crabcakes for a great 2010 holiday gift item or for your traditional holiday celebrations, you’ll need to place your orders early to secure your delivery date. You can order online at

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Vacation Rentals in Ocean City, Maryland

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Ocean City is widely known on the East Coast of the United States as a frequent destination for vacationers in the area.During summer months over 350,000 vacationers will make the journey to the beaches of OCM each year. In 1952 the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was completed and Ocean City became easily accessible to people in the Baltimore-Washington region. Ocean City became one of the largest vacation areas of the East Coast.

By the 1970s construction began for more than 10,000 condominiums with a glimpse of the ocean and pounding surf. Come enjoy Ocean City with your family and enjoy many activities such as miniature golf, go kart tracks, famous boardwalk, beautiful beaches, Carousel Indoor Ice Skating Rink, Live Wild West shows, Water Parks, Trimper Rides with100 rides, games & amusements for young & old and more. In season or off season there is so much to do.

The vacation rentals for Raffles Condominiums in Ocean City Maryland are conveniently located in North Ocean City Maryland and available for rent at Starting at $125.00 per night and sleeping 6 comfortably, take advantage of a Great 2 level end-unit Townhouse overlooking the large in ground pool. Walking distance to Beach, Restaurants, Grocery Store, Shopping, and North side Park with jogging trails, and huge playground. Spacious one bedroom featuring two (2) Queen beds and a Queen sleeper sofa in living room. Sleeps 6 comfortably. Enjoy views of the Ocean & the Bay from the private balcony. Plenty of parking, Central A/C, Cable TV, Washer/Dryer in Unit, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Full Bath. Updated furniture and appliances, new Berber carpet. Very clean and meticulously maintained! Only a short drive to the famous Ocean City Boardwalk. See JULY 4th FIREWORKS, HOLIDAY WINTER FEST OF LIGHTS AND SUNDAES IN THE PARK FROM THE PRIVACY AND COMFORT OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE BALCONY.

There is plenty to do in Ocean City Maryland during the off-season

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Even though it will be too chilly for the beach and sandcastles, there is alot to do during the off-season in Ocean City Maryland. There are many events to check out during November through the new year. Fallfest of Fine Art November 6 – November 7, 2010 is sure to be a great time featuring fine art painters, sculptors and high craft artisans. Admission is Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Winterfest of Lights in Ocean City Maryland

Winterfest of Lights November 18 – January 2, 2011 is always a great time as we bring our kids each and every year to see all the lights. Even better yet, Raffles Condo Rental is conveniently located right next to the Winterfest of Lights. Book today and make this a tradition with your family. This is an enjoyable tram car stroll through North side Park on 127th Street where the family will get to enjoy Hot Chocolate, Santa Claus, Decorations, and millions of lights that decorate the entire Park.

Winterfest of Lights has been named a prestigious Top 100 Event for 2010 and 2011 by American Bus Association.

Sunday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Admission is $4.00 for those 10 years & older, and FREE for those 9 years and younger.

Ocean City Maryland has so much to offer in-season and off-season so book your vacation rental today at and take advantage of some of OCM’s traditions.

People are ready for some beach time in Ocean City Maryland!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Still recovering from the winter of 2010?

Ocean City Maryland has got the perfect antidote…

After a cold and record snowy winter,  people are ready for some beach time in

Ocean City Maryland!

Ocean City Maryland

Some suggestions

Hotels for your Vacation in Ocean City

There are hundreds of hotels, motels and condos to chose from in Ocean City, ranging from well-known chains to vacation rentals. Before you go, check for out an affordable condo for rent in North Ocean City at Raffles. Click on and check availability online.

Dining ideas when you get to Ocean City Maryland

De Lazy Lizard, First St. and the Bay, 410-289-1122. A 300-seat bayside bar and restaurant is coming to the former site of BJ’s South. The owners plan to offer a Tiki bar, indoor/outdoor seating, and a sand-filled children’s play area. The site is accessible by boat, with 20 guest slips. A mid-June opening is planned.

Route 50 Diner, 12806 Ocean Gateway, Located inside the Francis Scott Key Resort, the ’50s-style diner is set to open Memorial Day and will seat 90 and serve all-day breakfast, along with burgers, fries, malts and shakes.

The Captain’s Table, Two 15th St., 410-289-7192. Beloved by locals, the Captain’s Table was demolished four years ago, along with the Santa Maria Hotel. But now the restaurant, which specializes in seafood with fresh fish arriving daily, has re-opened on the third floor of the Courtyard by Marriott. The restaurant continues to be operated by the same family and some of the same cooks remain. In addition to seafood, the restaurant serves steaks, vegetarian-friendly meals and will prepare gluten-free dishes.

Dough Roller, 410-213-7862, doughrollerrestaurants,com. The popular boardwalk pizza chain, has launched its fifth location. Look for them on Route 50 (the site once inhabited by Bull on Beach) in West Ocean City.

Micky Fins, 12952 Inlet Isle Lane, 410-213-1618. The Marlin Moon Grille, which closed last fall after a long stint inside the Francis Scott Key hotel, has landed at the former Micky Fins in the OC Fishing Center. The name has also changed.

Pasta Marina, 12703 Sunset Ave., 410-213-2868; Sub Marina, a West OC carry-out known for its pizza, subs and salads has expanded its operation. The family recently launched Pasta Marina, a cozy dining room with a fireplace and Italian fare, including homemade lasagna. There’s also an onsite wine and beer bar, Guiseppe O’ Leary’s, a fun nod to the owners’ Italian-Irish heritage.

Fun while you are here in Ocean City Maryland

Old Pro Golf, 410-250-1869, is slated to open its 4th location for miniature golf fans at 136th Street in June. Try your luck on the indoor Rainforest Adventure course, and a revamped Caribbean Pirate outdoor course.

Coastal Kayak Eco-Tours, 302-539-7999,, will open a new location at the Ocean City Municipal Airport. Offerings include guided kayak and bicycle eco-tours at Assateague National Sea Shore. Bikes are provided.

Trimper’s Rides, 804 South 1st Street. 410-289-8617; seekers will find a new ride at Trimper’s Rides, OC’s oldest amusement park, beginning in June. Rock ‘n Roll, described as a “circle music ride,” hails all the way from Italy.

Shopping during your summer days in Ocean City Maryland

Quiet Storm, 1 North Division St., and the Boardwalk. 410-289-7000. A massive new surf shop is coming to the Boardwalk, dude. Quiet Storm will offer two floors (and more than 20,000 square feet) of gnarly items to catch a wave. They’ll share first floor space with Edward’s, the established OC department store that’s been around since the 1930s. Edwards will carry ladies swimwear, collectibles, plush toys and more.

Nightlife fun during your vacation at Ocean City Maryland

Seacrets, 117 49th St. 410-524-4900; An island themed hotspot that offers a nightclub, food and more, is perennially popular with all ages. The crowd tends to run a little younger as the night progresses.

The Party Block, 17th Street and Coastal Highway, 410-289-6331. A multi-club establishment – including the popular The Paddock – draws a younger crowd.

The Purple Moose Saloon, Talbot and Caroline Streets on the Boardwalk, 410-289-6953; This Boardwalk spot attracts visitors of all ages who rock out to live bands.

Hooters of Ocean City, 5th Street and the Boardwalk, 410-250-7081; The restaurant is set to open its second location in Ocean City in June. The new site, a former bingo hall and T-shirt shop, will seat 500 people inside and another 80 outside. The restaurant has agreed not to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. Hooters already has a location in North Ocean City, near Northside Park and 123rd Street.

Peppers Tavern, Boardwalk at 16th St., 410-289-8444. A younger crowd heads to Peppers Tavern, for a fun vibe, Mexican food, and the make your own Bloody Mary bar.

Ocean City Maryland Beach Rental

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Ocean City Maryland is a popular vacation destination for beachcombers and with so much to see and do, its no wonder that many will come this year to OCMD for their family vacation. Many Family Vacationers will log onto for an affordable condo rental this summer in Ocean City Maryland.

Ocean City Senior Week Activities

Play It Safe Ocean City Maryland

Congratulations to the 2010 graduates as many will also make the trip to OCMD for Senior Week.
Ocean City is known for its “Senior Week” activities. Recently graduated high school seniors from Maryland and surrounding states travel to Ocean City to spend a week with friends and away from parental supervision. Senior Week traditionally begins the first week after graduation. The Town of Ocean City has a “play it safe” campaign with scheduled events to keep the graduates safe.

Attention High School grads! Are you coming to Ocean City Maryland for some fun in the sun? Do you like to dance or play volleyball or basketball? Do you like to bowl or surf the water slide? Would you like to learn how to windsurf or kayak? How about playing laser tag or paintball? Play It Safe has just the thing for you!

Play It Safe can offer you all of these activities and so much more. During June, the Ocean City Play It Safe month, there are over 40 exciting free events planned. With the support and administration of the Worcester County Health Department, it is planned and sponsored by the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee. The Play It Safe committee develops, prints and distributes nearly 65,000 Play It Safe booklets to high schools across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware just before graduation. If the booklets are not available at your school, you can pick one up at many Ocean City businesses, Visitor’s Center on 40th St., Chamber of Commerce and places of accommodation. This booklet contains over 47 money saving coupons and a centerfold calendar listing of all the free events. In addition, the Play It Safe booklet contains valuable information about potential health hazards, local laws and ordinances and where to seek help if needed.

The goal of Play It Safe is to encourage high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun without the use of alcohol and other drugs. This project is a well coordinated effort of the Ocean City Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee, the Worcester County Health Department and the Town of Ocean City. It is a community wide project that involves a partnership of health, education, law enforcement, business, service organizations and volunteers. With a core grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and donations from many local businesses and caring citizens, this project has been able to grow stronger every year.

Ocean City is a great place to visit, to have great fun and to make wonderful graduation memories. One important objective for the Play It Safe program is to promote an injury-free June for visiting High School grads. We encourage all high school grads who are planning to come to Ocean City for Senior Week to get a Play It Safe booklet from their high school or pick one up here in Ocean City. Check out the events, plan to attend them and be sure to bring your booklet with you! Pick up a wristband to ride the city bus all week – FREE. With everyone working together, your graduation vacation to Ocean City will be enjoyable and filled with outstanding memories. We, the Play It Safe committee, look forward to meeting you at one of our awesome graduation events!

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Marylands Best Crab Cakes are available for next day delivery

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Box Hill Crab Cakes are home of Maryland’s Best Crab Cakes. Nothing says I Love you more than Maryland Award Winning Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes!

Offering Maryland Crab Cakes Online for Online Ordering! Gourmet Crab Cakes – Perfect for Holiday Gifts, Valentine’s Day Dinner, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Dinner, and more…

Order Maryland Crab Cakes today for Award Winning Crab Cakes perfect for any occasion!
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Ocean City Maryland – Steamed Crabs at the Beach

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Ocean City, Maryland

Steamed Crabs at The Beach- How to pick ‘em & eat ‘em

EATING CRABS in Ocean City Maryland…A place where adults are actually encouraged to wear a bib, eat with their hands, get food all over the place, pound on the table with a hammer, throw their leftovers in a pile, make an absolute mess…and have a great old time doing so...

Here are a few tips’…

  • Don’t worry about the mess.
  • Don’t rub your eyes until you have thoroughly washed your hands with soap and water.
  • Have fun and enjoy the experience, because that is what it is, AN EXPERIENCE, and maybe a cold beer.

1. Tools: All you need are a mallet, a dull knife, and plenty of old newspaper to cover your table.

2. Remove the front claws and put them aside as you will come back to them later. Lots of good meat in the claws.

3. Pull off the rest of the legs: Sometimes, you get lucky and some crab meat pulls out with them. Just enjoy it.

4. Open the apron:  Pull up the apron on the bottom of the crab and break it off.

5. Open the crab: You can now easily pull the hard shell off of the top of the crab.

6. Clean the crab out by using dull knife. Scrape out and discard anything that does not look appealing to you – the yellow “mustard” and the lungs.
Break the crab body in half…

7. Break in half: You are now down to the main part of the crab. Simply grasp it in both hands and break it in half to expose the sweet crab meat.

8. The crab meat: can be found in all of the little nooks and crannies of the Maryland Hard Crab. This is the finest tasting Maryland Seafood anywhere.

What is mallet used for? Use the mallet to crack the claws. And use the dull knife  to scrape out and discard anything that does not look appealing and helps to pull the crab meat out from all the little nooks and crannies.

Happy Eating from Ocean City Maryland.

Ocean City Rentals are affordable and rent to rent for this coming vacation season, Visit today and reserve your rental dates for the summer vacation season in Ocean City Maryland.

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