Dine United OC Fundraiser A Success So Far

OCEAN CITY — United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, in partnership with the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA), The Embers Restaurant, Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, WRDE Coast TV and The Voice Radio Network, recently announced progress updates for the Dine United OC competition, benefitting the Lower Shore community.

Participating restaurants donate a portion of the proceeds from these specials to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore in support of their 70 local programs, helping Lower Eastern Shore residents with their education, financial stability and health needs.

The competition began June 15 and runs through Labor Day, covering most of the OC summer tourism season. As of July 15, the competition has raised over $16,000 for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Leaders by category in the first month of the competition are as follows.

In 150-and-under seating capacity category, the leaders are The Generals Kitchen, The Original Poolbar & Grill and Mañana Mode.

In the 150-300 seating capacity category, the top three are Happy Jack Pancake House, The Dough Roller 41st Street and The Dough Roller 70th Street.

In the 300-600 seating capacity category, the top finishers thus far are Blu Crabhouse & Raw Barm, Harrison’s Harbor Watch and Grotto Pizza,

In the 600-plus seating capacity category, the top leaders are Seacrets, The Embers Restaurant and Phillips Seafood 20th Street.

An awards ceremony will be held at Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar shortly after the competition concludes where winners will be announced for the most successful restaurant campaign, and the most creative campaign in each category based on seating capacity.

“We are really excited about the results of the first month of Dine United OC, and we can’t wait to see what the restaurants will do in the busier months of the summer,” said Cole Taustin of Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar.

Twenty-two Ocean City restaurants are participating, including Blu Crabhouse & Raw Bar, The Embers Restaurant, DaVinci’s, Happy Jack Pancake House, Phillips Seafood, Seacrets, Smitty McGee’s, Surfin’ Betty’s, Touch of Italy, Grotto Pizza, General’s Kitchen, The Dough Roller (41st and 70th street locations) and The Harrison Group of Restaurants including 32 Palm, Atrium Café, Caribbean Pool Bar & Grille, The Coral Reef, The Deep End, Harrison’s Harbor Watch, Hemingways, Mañana Mode, Rumbas and The Original Pool Bar.

For more information and regular updates about participating restaurants and their specials, visit www.unitedway4us.org.