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Summer 2011 - what do you think the new Boardwalk Food trend will be?

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the Boardwalks in NJ have seen some pretty good and some pretty bad food trends

Personally I count Polish Water Ice and Tonado Fries as good, french fries and cheez whiz on a pizza as bad (yet still just as prevalent)

Play along...what do you think will be the new board walk food trend for Summer 2011?

Will the Candians bring their Poutine to Wildwood this year?

Will bacon make it's way into something new in the candy shops or fry-stands?

Will Curly Fries be replaced by Duck fat fries?

What do you think?

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Curly Fries
944 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Polish Water Ice
216 Boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751

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  1. people are creatures of habit. polish water ice is the only new food that survived in the last 10 years. pizza and pretzels. fries and custard. even hot dogs don't sell well. the gelato places that opened in ocean city are empty but the line at kohrs is as long as ever. i saw a place that sold upscale tacos and i am sure they won't be back this year. i was looking at the menu last year and 2 large people started laughing out loud about fish tacos. fish, on a taco. funniest thing they ever heard. pizza, fries, end of conversation.

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    1. re: dock

      ... Kohr's is just darn good frozen custard.

      1. re: dock

        that "upscale" taco place on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk is actually back again this year...
        it's called "Pure Tacos" ....
        It ain't like southern California, tho !! You can't just get a taco for $1.75 :(
        The taco prices start at $7.50 (for an order of 2 )
        (dislike !!)

        Unfortunately, tho, the CJ'S Hot Dog joint only survived TWO seasons, and is NOT back this year!! I loved their Italian Hot Dogs (Newark/north Jersey style) , and their juicy cheesesteak...
        and the owner always was nice to me, (always remembered me, lol !), and was grateful that I posted pics & reviews on the internet of his Hot Dogs !!! (he said it brought him in a handful of new customers !) (but not enough to re-open for this season, I guess)
        Replaced by a "fly by night" place calling itself the "Ocean City Sports Bar" ...

      2. I'm curious as to whether Chickie and Pete's crab fries can compete with Curly Fries.

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        Curly Fries
        944 Boardwalk, Ocean City, NJ 08226

        Chickie and Pete's
        6055 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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        1. re: mmgth

          good point, regarding Chickie and Pete's vs Curly's !!!!
          I was just about to mention the "chickie and pete's" boardwalk trend on here, and u beat me to it, mmgth , lol !!!

          There is a C & P's on the Ocean City, NJ and Wildwood boardwalks this summer, and prices for their "famous" CRAB FRIES are $7.00 (ouch !) ....sure it's a big bucket of fries, but heck , I'm often just on my own, or just with my bf, and don't want a whole bucket, wtf ?!?

          Besides, we've got enough of Chickie and Pete's in Philly, and also 5 miles away from my condo... (egg harbor township)....
          I like to see the boardwalk have different items we can't get in our hometowns;
          that's what makes/made the boardwalk special!!!

          And I've also heard that my FAVORITE french fries and lemonade place got forced out !!!
          PAUL'S Idaho Fries on the Wildwood boardwalk !!! Say it ain't so !!!!!!!!!!

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          Chickie and Pete's
          6055 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234