Summertime, summertime you were the best. August was definitely the standout month, as you know if you follow me on Social Media. Last week I headed to Long Beach Island, a shore town I used to go to with the parents over Labor Day Weekend with the parents in the 70s. The town is still as quaint and comfortable as it was back then,
and no place captured it more than Daddy O Hotel Restaurant which is part of Fearless Restaurants (White Dog Café, Moshulu, Autograph Brasserie in Wayne, Plantation and Tucker in LBI ) owned by Marty Grim, who hosted moi and my gal Laura Burkhardt.
The rooms are adorable, kinda like a cool beach bungalow
or a Maine cabin. But does it have a bottle of wine hanging from the wall like this. Only $35, and I hear it was delicious.
The hotel has an active bar on the roof, on a back deck. there’s also a restaurant where not only is it packed by the hotel guests, but by a lot of locals. That says a lot. They also have bikes you can borrow to ride around town as well. If it wasn’t raining Miss B Where and I would have definitely done that. The staff was AMAZING. So friendly.
Tuesday night Laura and I headed for Plantation. I had this salmon dish with ravioli, and it was so good. I loved the plating as well.
The next day Laura and I headed to Tucker’s Tavern. We had a few apps. I had a burger of course, and Laura had the New England Clam Chowder, which she told me it was so good she would bathe in it. I was ROFL. Wish I had had some.
The rooftop was closed because of weather, but I went up so I could see the Perseids Meteor shower, which is still visable til 8/24, which is tomorrow night. I saw 4 shooting stars and it was spectacular.
Did I mention that DaddyO’s is only a block from the beach.
The beach is still as beautiful as I remembered it as a kid, with great waves for surfing. Thanks to DaddyO’s for the hospitality, the delicious food and creating new memories for this kid at heart.