In Ocean City, Italian bistro Ripieno's specializes in big portions, including its 28-inch large pizza. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding held its semi-finals on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Dewey Beach, Del. Produced by Megan Raymond
Hamboards allow riders to surf while on land. Here's what Don Sandusky, owner and general manager of the co., had to say about the newest model. Produced by Gray Hughes
Chef Cameron arguably Delaware's best chef, is quite literally a walking cookbook. His body and his brain are filled with the thousands of books he's read and the hundreds of places he's traveled to learn global cuisine. Produced by Megan Raymond
OC BBQ, which replaced OC Steamers, opened in May and provided a southern barbecue restaurant at the changing 45th Street Village. Wochit
An inside look at this year's event. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Vineyard Wine Bar and Bistro is providing an upscale food and wine experience at the beach. Wochit
The new space will include an expanded dining area, fire pits, cornhole and a viewing area where customers can observe the brewing process. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Pony Penning begins with southern and northern roundups on Assateague, the swim to Chincoteague on July 26 followed by the auction on July 27 and capped with the swim back. Wochit/Produced by Kamlesh Desai
Known for their crab cakes, Drum Point Market has gained attention from travelers from all over the country. Produced by Ralph Musthaler and Ben Penserga
A band of wild ponies gallops on Assateague Island. Video courtesy of DSC photography. Darcy Cole, DSC photography
Barn 34 in Ocean City puts the family in family restaurants. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Highlights from the 2017 Berlin Bathtub Races. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
What's percolating in the world of coffee and coffee shops? Pemberton Coffeehouse is set to open in Salisbury — again. Deborah Gates
Chef Chris Parks has elevated the cuisine at Lupo in Rehoboth over the last few years. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
The 10th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Fish Tales in Ocean City ended with a new winner being crowned!
Delmarvanow.com asks beach visitors about their favorite activities on the Fourth of July. Produced by Megan Raymond
The restaurant offers seafood, speciality pizzas and more to customers. Produced by Meg Ryan
Chris Clare went from a small town ballplayer to a minor-league All-Star. Wochit
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been touring breweries in Maryland to learn about their economic impact on their respective communities. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Alan Goldsborough of Crisfield and daughter, Heather, have opened Shipwrecked Seafood at Route 50 and Main Street in Berlin. Live, steamed and softshells to go! Deborah Gates
Ropewalk Chincoteague offers waterfront dining, a tiki bar and more. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Near perfect weather made for an exciting air show. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
Gilligan's, on the canal waterfront in Lewes, reopened after an off-season remodel. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Indigo in Rehoboth, a new restaurant, is one of the Delaware beach area's only Indian restaurants. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Roadie Joe's owner talks about how his business has grown along with Salisbury. Produced by Ralph Musthaler
High Stakes Bar & Grill in Fenwick Island recently renovated. Produced by Jeff Neiburg
Rare & Rye Owner Sal Fasano describes the newest hotel restaurant in OC Produced by Megan Raymond
SoDel's Scott Kammerer at the newest Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar Produced by Megan Raymond
Salisbury will play host to a major festival and tourism draw next year that is expected to bring in tens of millions of dollars to the city. Video by Keith Demko
Peter and Linda Roskovich's family beach home will be featured on HGTV's "Beachfront Bargin Hunt: Renovation" Produced by Megan Raymond
Take a virtual walk along the Ocean City Boardwalk while checking out some of the sounds and sights. Produced by Gray Hughes
Burley Oak Brewing Company is aiming for a July opening for a new, coffee-inspired cafe in downtown Berlin. Wochit
Local fans of HGTV’s television show, “House Hunters,” will soon see their hometown in an upcoming episode. Wochit
Downtown Salisbury Festival returns June 2-4 with with carnival rides, food vendors, craft beer, a full entertainment lineup and local vendors. Wochit
- WATCH: Ripieno's in Ocean City does big portions
- WATCH: Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding semi-finals
- WATCH: Surf on land with Hamboards
- WATCH: Chef's Corner- Chef Hari Cameron a(muse.)
- WATCH: OC BBQ offers Southern eats in a former seafood restaurant
- WATCH: Scenes from the 41st annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
- WATCH: A new wine experience in Rehoboth
- WATCH: Evolution plans outdoor expansion with green space
- Pony Penning 2017: What to expect
- WATCH: Smith Island store draws people from afar
- Chincoteague ponies kick up their heels
- WATCH: Barn 34 in Ocean City a family affair
- WATCH: Scenes from the 28th Bathub Races
- WATCH: Pemberton Coffeehouse set to reopen
- WATCH: Chef Chris Parks shining at Lupo in Rehoboth
- WATCH: 10th Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest at Fish Tales in Ocean City
- WATCH: What is your favorite thing to do on the Fourth?
- WATCH: Buxy's owner expands business footprint with newly opened Dry Dock 28
- WATCH: Shorebirds All-Star sets the bar high
- WATCH: Comptroller Franchot rallying craft beer industry
- WATCH: Shipwrecked in Berlin
- WATCH: Ropewalk Chincoteague brings waterfront dining to both locals and visitors
- WATCH: Air Show draws a big crowd to Ocean City
- WATCH: Gilligan's in Lewes opens after remodel
- WATCH: Indigo in Rehoboth serves rare Indian cuisine
- WATCH: Roadie Joe's serves up sophisticated pub fare
- WATCH: High Stakes renovates in Fenwick
- WATCH: Rare & Rye isn't the average hotel restaurant
- WATCH: SoDel's Bluecoast Seafood Grill open in Rehoboth
- WATCH: Salisbury lands National Folk Festival starting in 2018
- WATCH: HGTV Beachfront Bargin Hunt comes to Ocean City
- WATCH: Sights and sounds of the Ocean City Boardwawlk
- WATCH: Burley Oak to open cafe in Berlin
- WATCH: Couple brings 'House Hunters' to Salisbury
- Downtown Salisbury Festival
Amazingly, summer is almost over.
Yes, it's really true. Labor Day is around the corner along with back-to-school night. And there's probably plenty on the summer to-do list that remains unchecked.
If one of those items includes a party, there are plenty of places to do so at the beach.
Bigger is better these days, and that notion rings true when it comes to our favorite summer cocktail concoctions. Many bars and restaurants in the area are ditching the sand from the buckets used to build sand castles and instead filling them with liquor and fruit juice to create a big, bold, buzz ... and probably a banging headache shortly after.
In Ocean City, options are aplenty for oversized cocktails. At Hammerheads at Ninth and the Boardwalk, the signature drink section is full of booze-heavy beverages. But if you're looking to drink out of a bucket, the Bacardi Rum Punch Bucket is probably your speed. The drink can be ordered in 32- or 64-ounce portions and is made with Bacardi dark, mango and silver rums with pineapple and cranberry juices.
Bucket fans in Ocean City can also find 64 ounces of fun at Macky's Bayside, where there are four different bucket drinks to choose from. Orange crush fans can find an enlarged version and other options are a rum punch concoction, passionfruit vodka mixture and a fruity sangria.
Looking for tequila? Guidos Burritos has massive margaritas available.
Up in Delaware, the Big Chill Beach Club from La Vida Hospitality is also in on the bucket fun. The facility — with a nice bar and restaurant setup — has a section on the menu dedicated to buckets. Varieties range from a Caribbean Crush to the Dark & Stormy, Coconut Cooler and the aptly-named Inlet Rum Runner. All are $14, a bargain for the 32 ounces of liquid served in the bucket
For a much steeper price, Mango's in Bethany has quite possibly the biggest drinks on Delmarva available in their "Group Cocktails" section.
Fans of copper mugs and Moscow Mules have two massive, 196-ounce mules to choose from. The Mango Mega Mule is a traditional Moscow Mule made with Smirnoff vodka and Owen's Craft Mixers Mule Mix.
Its cousin, The Paloma Mega Mule, is a grapefruit and tequila mixture you'll need a few friends to help take down.
And rounding out the Mango's big drink selection is Mango's Jumbo Punch, the signature rum punch cocktail served in a very large glass.
All three drinks come in at $45 apiece.
For $5 more up at Nalu in Dewey Beach, The Wipe-Out, maybe the original bucket cocktail at the beach, has been serving partiers in Dewey for 10 years. The 144-ounce drink features 44 ounces of liquor, coconut and pineapple rums, and 100 ounces of fruit juice. A minimum of three people are required to order the drink.
Further north in Rehoboth, the beach-themed, Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill has a pretty big fishbowl style drink for $29 made with orange and coconut rums, blue curaçao, sour mix, pineapple juice and Sprite.
Sounds like a headache.
If you go
Where: 913 N. Atlantic Avenue A
Hours: 8 a.m. - midnight Fri-Sun, 11 a.m. - midnight Mon-Thurs
Big drink: Bacardi Rum Punch Bucket
Where: 5311 Coastal highway
Hours: 11-2 a.m. daily
Big drink: Sangria bucket
Where: Two locations: 1st and the Boardwalk and 33rd and Coastal Highway
Hours: 11-2 a.m. daily
Big drink: Margaritas
Where: 97 Garfield Parkaway, Bethany Beach
Hours: 11:30-11:30 daily
Big drink: Massive Mules
Big Chill Beach Club
Where: 27099 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach (Seashore State Park)
Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily
Big drink: Beach Buckets
Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar and Grill
Where: 1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey
Hours: 11-11 Mon-Weds, 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Thurs-Sun
Big drink: The Wipe-Out
Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill
Where: 211 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth
Hours: 11-11 daily
Big drink: Flying Monkey Fishbowl