Beach Week, Top 10 and the terrible twos
I appreciate all the nice things people said yesterday about Dining@Large reaching its two-year mark. I don't know if you noticed, but the best part was that a lot of the praise was directed at the community at large (no pun intended), as opposed to the comments under last year's anniversary post. That's very gratifying to me.
But as Kimmer1850 so wisely pointed out, it is the terrible twos. I expect there will be some growing pains this next year. ...
Now on to the immediate problem, Tuesday's Top 10. If it's to be in honor of Earth Day, I think I better make it as broad as possible; otherwise it's going to be hard for me to come up with 10. I'm thinking "Top 10 Restaurants to Celebrate Earth Day." (The grammar is a little suspect, but I can't figure out how to fix it gracefully.) If you have any suggestions, please post below and tell us why you chose those places.
The general consensus seems to be that this year's themed week should be Beach Week. Thanks to Joyce W. for the idea.
We need to decide which would be the optimum week. Should it be at the beginning of the season, or during the summer when folks can talk about this summer's vacations? Much of the content is going to have to be reader-generated; it's been awhile since I've been across the Bay Bridge, and somehow I don't think Tribune is going to pay for a trip to Ocean City, even for Beach Week.
We also need to come up with a list of topics: Best boardwalk food, best beach restaurants, best... now I'm running out of ideas. I need at least seven to carry a week. Of course, we could, I'm sure, do one whole post on Thrashers.
I'm thinking the territory should include Ocean City, Bethany and Rehoboth at the very least; and people can chime in and talk about whatever other beaches they want to. (PCB Rob, are you reading this?)
Anyway, please weigh in so we can decide whether it's really doable or not.
(David Hobby/Sun photographer)