July 21 (Saturday): Lakeside Grill at Spring Lake Park opens

Featuring “Sunset Dinners”, a breakfast buffet and weekend brunches, Spring Lake’s once-sorry concession stand gets an extreme makeover when it reopens this weekend as Lakeside Grill.

Located near the swimming lagoon, the grill will feature a 140-seat outdoor space with 35 patio tables and 16 lounge chairs, and outdoor kitchen, complete with wood-fired oven, barbeque smoker and a grill. Morning walkers can grab energy bars, coffee and juice from 9-11am; weekend brunch includes a buffet, salad bar and barbecue buffet ($14 adults, $7 kids); wood-fired oven pizza and ‘que lunches from 11am to 4:30pm; happy hour of fresh oysters, beer and wine from 2-5pm daily; and sunset dinners with weekly themes of southern bbq, Italian, fish, tapas and all-American favorites from 5pm to dusk ($14).

Also at Spring Lake, food trucks continue to convene on Tuesday evenings at the boat-ramp parking lot.