Due to Overwhelming Public Support – Mike’s Seafood and Dock Restaurant is Open…

first_imgLast weekend was supposed to be it, but the public has asked for more.  The response was overwhelming and crowds waited to get seated for their legendary “All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet”.  After careful consideration, Mike has decided to stay open one more weekend.Mike said “After last weekend’s special, the phone has not stopped ringing.  They wanted to know if we would do one more weekend. With the weather this nice, how can we close?” Mike’s, a 106-year tradition in Sea Isle and mainstay of historic “Fish Alley”, was scheduled to close its Dock Restaurant for the season last weekend. Instead, owner Mike Monichetti announced the popular family-style restaurant will remain open one more weekend.If that weren’t big enough incentive to visit, Mike’s is offer it’s famous All-You Can Eat Seafood Buffet this Friday and Saturday night. This seafood feast is an end-of-year celebration for the Dockside Restaurant and a thank-you to Mike’s customers. To have this special event repeated for an additional weekend is special indeed.The seafood takeout store at Mike’s will remain open all winter. But this weekend is all about All-You-Can Eat. For $33.95, customers can avail themselves of unlimited plates of seafood specialties and bowls of New England clam chowder or lobster bisque.“We have the Jersey Shore’s largest selection of fresh seafood,” Monichetti said.Patrons can chose from U-peel shrimp, Mussels Marinara, Mussels Bianca, devil’d clams and friend grouper fingers.Also, Salmon Piccata, Monkfish Francaise, clams and linguini, grilled grouper, seafood jambalaya, just to name a few items.Mike’s sells outrageous numbers of clams over the course of a season. “Fourth of July weekend, we set a record and sold 72,000 little neck clams,” Mike said.In addition to seafood entrees, the all-you-can eat event include chicken parm, fried chicken fingers, roasted peppers, baby red potatoes, rolls and butter.Much of Mike’s seafood is locally caught, other items come from all over the east coast, the Gulf of Mexico and California.“There is truly something for everybody,” he said.last_img read more

Syracuse runners excel at Penn Relays, Big Red Invitational

first_img Published on April 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm The Syracuse track and field team competed in two meets last week, traveling to the Penn Relays on Tuesday and the Big Red Invitational on Sunday.In total, 10 runners set new personal records and five ran to first-place finishes.At the Big Red Invitational, SU runners Paul Lovell and Molly Malone swept the 800-meter run, both taking home gold in the event. Lovell finished with a personal-best time of 1:54.75, while Malone finished in 2:10.89.Syracuse also took the top four spots in the 1,500-meter run. Joel Hubbard led the way, running a time of 3:59.88 to take first place. Kevyn Hoyos, Ryan Urie and Andrew Bennison following suit, all within one-tenth of a second of one another.The Orange continued its dominating performance with Angelica Peck and Brenna Symoniak going one-two in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. The two finished with times of 11:10.62 and 11:14.74, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJaquan Holland took the last gold, running to a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.53 seconds. Clay Austin, Reggie Morton and Darren McCluskey finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.McCluskey set a personal record in the 200-meter with a time of 22.56 seconds, and also finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.59 seconds.In the women’s 3,000-meter run, Beth Wright ran a personal-best of 10:04.62 and Rebecca Skodis ran personal-best of 10:11.02, finishing third and fourth, respectively.Sydney Leiher finished in second place in the women’s 1,500-meter run, running a time of 4:33.43. Haley Cutright finished fourth and Bridget Twomey 19th, each setting personal-bests.At the Penn Relays, Donald Pollitt finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.77 seconds. Freddie Crittenden was close behind, running a personal best time of 13.89 seconds to take fourth.Regine Hunter finished in third place in the triple jump with a distance of 11.99 meters. Reggie Morton came in sixth place in the long jump with a leap of 6.97 meters.Syracuse’s next meets come this Friday at the Cornell Outdoor Invitational and Sunday at the Payton Jordan Invitational.– compiled by staff writer Ari Gilberg, [email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC star turning her dreams into reality

first_imgJennifer Song dreams of playing in the Masters Tournament.She insists it was just one of those extravagant dreams she had as a kid and, with some of the biggest names in women’s golf being turned away from Augusta National, it seems almost impossible today. But what’s surprising isn’t the fact that Song might just have the ability to make this a reality; it’s the fact that she has any time to dream at all.It’s 5:30 in the morning. Nothing is moving outside and, other than the yellow-jacket security staff, there are few signs of life around campus.This is the time that Song’s alarm rings. She’s up before the birds, the sun and her classmates. The USC sophomore has to be at the course at 6:45 a.m., so she gives herself time to eat and gets in her car.Golf has constantly been a driving force in Song’s life. It needs to be if she wants to get up most days at an hour many college students don’t even know exists. Don’t worry, she gets to sleep in on Tuesdays and Thursdays — until 8 a.m.Such is the life of a soon-to-be professional golfer. After enjoying unparalleled success last year — when she became the second woman in history to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships in the same year — Song decided she would turn pro at the conclusion of this season.It’s a decision that had been in the making since her elementary school days in Ann Arbor, Mich. She would tag along with her dad to a driving range in a golfing dome. Often bored, restless and curious, she picked up the clubs and figured out how to swing them.Her dad was so impressed with her swing that while she was in third grade, he entered her in two local golf tournaments “as a joke,” as Song puts it. Song would not only win both of those tournaments but did so with power and precision, winning the longest drive and closest to the pin competitions as well.Those are two of her tools she refines every morning at the course. But after spending all morning on the links, Song has to hurry back to campus for class from noon-6 p.m. She’s constantly moving from golfer to student. It’s tiring, but she gets through it with the same disciplined and focused demeanor she displays on the fairway.Rarely does she even have time to smile. Rules officials have noticed. When accepting the trophy for her win at the US Women’s Amateur, the officials finally caught a glimpse of that grin.“One rules official came up to me and said it was great to see me smile because they said I had a poker face out there,” Song said. “They saw no facial expressions from me out on the course.”Song was so focused on winning, she forgot about everything else around her. She’s been winning ever since those tournaments in Michigan. After moving to Korea in fourth grade, Song played everything, from basketball to soccer to volleyball, and beat all her challengers. In middle school, she was recruited to play on the high school varsity basketball squad, but her headmaster wouldn’t allow it.These challengers weren’t limited to girls either.“I beat all the other guys in middle school,” Song said. “My brother didn’t like playing sports with me because I was better than him when I was growing up and he didn’t want to lose to a girl.”Perhaps this is where the Masters dream was born.But Song’s passion laid in the middle of the fairway. She played golf straight through high school and during her first two years at USC. She’s played a round with Cristie Kerr, and Lorena Ochoa actually asked Song if she could eat lunch with her. For those of you keeping score, that’s a total of eight LPGA major top 10’s in the last two years at one table.That number could soon be 11. Because of her success, Song has been invited to play in the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major, in April.Although she’s “really psyched” to play with the best players in the world, there’s another aspect of the tournament that speaks to the fact that Song is still a teenager at heart.“I hear they have a lot of crackers and junk food there,” Song said. “I’m still a little kid because I get excited for those kinds of things.”There are very few moments in Song’s day that allow her to be a kid. Those come at about 10:30 p.m., after class, working out, showering, tutoring and dinner — usually with her teammate and roommate Inah Park at a local Korean place. Before sitting down to study, she finally gets to be a normal college student and procrastinate by playing Solitaire, checking Facebook or satisfying her addiction to movies. Finally, at 1:30 a.m., Song gets to go to sleep. She’ll be up again in four hours, hustling through the day. She’ll barely have time to dream, but she has so much time to turn those dreams into realities.“Spittin’ Sports” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Kenny at [email protected]last_img read more