Last week the Hubs and I got in the car to drive down to Ocean City Maryland for a beautiful beach themed wedding. Since we were traveling we decided to make it a mini vacation. We spent a couple days in OCMD and it just so happened we were there for the DewTour this extreme sports tour has everything from BMX’ing to surfing and is sponsored by Mountain Dew. It was a lot of fun to watch the athletes compete and do some amazing tricks! We also, had some great 11:00 am cocktails at
hey don’t judge we were on vacation! Shenanigan’s Irish Pub & Grille as we people watched on the boardwalk and listened to the waves hit the shore.
After being a beach bum in Ocean City, MD. We took a short drive to Assateague Island, Maryland. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE everything about Assateague, and as a little girl we had plenty of vacations to Chincoteague Island in Virginia. Love, love, LOVE that place. While we were there I was on a mission to spot the wild ponies!!! They are so beautiful and it is amazing to see! I definitely recommend this vacation/sightseeing spot!
After, I got to see the wild ponies, we jumped back into the car and started to make the trip to Delawares, Dewey Beach. We hit the beach for the day and enjoyed the sun, sand, and fresh salty air, and then at night we hit up The Rusty Rudder for some dancing and drinks! We had a great time, and it just so happened that we had some friends vacationing there at the same time so we all got to enjoy each others company!
The next day, and to end our mini vacation before heading home we decided to head to the Cape May- Lewes Ferry and take a trip into Cape May for lunch to eat at one of my favorite places… The Lobster House, at Fisherman’s Wharf at Cape May Harbor!! 🙂 Oh My GOODNESS! The food there is ALWAYS amazing and delicious!
We started out with some warm homemade everything bread with butter. Then for an appetizer we ordered the fried calamari. Next, the Hubs ordered the broiled sea scallops and I had the broiled soft-shell crab. Both the scallops and crab were broiled in a lemon, garlic, parsley butter sauce and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD DELISH!
We had such a great time just driving and winging this mini vacation. We had no plans or agenda, we just relaxed and rolled with the flow and had an amazing time and a mini adventure!
Until next time,
the tasti life
On Saturday night, the hubs and I went on a double date to a mouthwatering hibachi restaurant called Desaki. Desaki is known to offer a “deliciously dynamic” dinning experience… which it certainly does! Desaki is another great restaurant located close to many Pocono’s attractions. It is located on 611 in Swiftwater and has complimentary shuttle bus service that will travel to and from many area resorts including The Chateau Resort and Mt. Airy Casino! Talk about service and convenience!!!!!:-)
Desaki’s may seem to be a bit pricey when you first glance at the menu, but the food is extraordinary and the “show” that the hibachi chefs put on is so entertaining you almost forget that you are nestled in the Pocono Mountains.
There is so much that Desaki’s offers. I was so happy to find out that they have Bar Specials during the week!!! I will most definitely be dragging the hubs back to check out Desaki’s $0.25 Wednesday Wing specials!!! I feel like a $0.25 wing special is unheard of these days! 🙂 Another awesome feature is you can host your very own event at Desaki, from a girls night out to a sweet 16 to a charity event, all the way to a wedding. Desaki’s Garden Venue will make your dream event a reality!!!
As for my tasti dinning experience went… we were told there was a fifty minute wait… Yes, 5.0.!!!! So we put our party name down and made ourselves comfortable at the bar. 20 minutes later, our buzzer was blinking wildly! Not too bad… I’ll take 20 minutes over 50! By this time I was hungry
enough to eat an elephant!!! I ordered the jumbo sea scallops hibachi dinner, which included edamame, a bowl of traditional Japanese soup, crispy and fresh cut vegetables, fried rice and of course Lo Mein noodles. Everything is prepared in front of you on a giant hibachi cook-top made to order using a unique blend of sauces and spices… like teryaki and garlic! YUMMY!!! ( I am getting so hungry writing the post!)
If you are craving a fun night out and an overall enjoyable dinning experience with flavor check out Desaki’s! There is also some fun events happening at Desaki’s. Tomorrow night, Thursday, February 28th is Ladies Night Out Jewelry Party from 6:30-8:30…which all the proceeds will go to a great cause!!! Check it out at Ladies Night Out
the tasti life
Saturday night was spent eating delicious food at Peppe’s Bistro formally known as Peppe’s Ristorante. Peppe’s recently got a face-lift and now offers a casual, fresh and modern atmosphere right here in the Pocono’s. (although I do have to say I miss the charm of the old world Italian style fine-dinning experience.) Peppe’s casual ambiance of having a brick oven pizza bar and a swanky lounge to sip your happy hour cocktails is alluring. What I love about Peppe’s is that you can attend in a casual style of jeans or dressed to the nines and still feel comfortable in the atmosphere.
Peppe’s also has entertainment on Saturday nights from 8-11pm in the Bistro Lounge. So you can order a scrumpious classic marguerite brick oven pizza and a nice big class of wine. Last night Erin McClelland Band was playing everything from Dave Matthews to Phillip Phillips. Check him out! He will be playing at Peppe’s Bistro again on March 15th.
So what was on the menu for me last night:
A nice big glass of Pinot Grigio, followed by my all time favorite zuppa de clams appetizer made in a plum tomato broth with basil and garlic! DELISH! Next up was the arugula salad with grilled steak prepared medium rare…. The house balsamic is to die for, especially when you ask for blue cheese crumbles on top! To round out my night I had an espresso and the molten chocolate lava cake! WOW!!!! Let’s just say I left happy and satisfied! 🙂
Overall, it was an excellent night out!