January 9th, 2022

Harbour Restaurant, Canal Square, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Review, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware.

Happy New Year! A new year begins full of expectations. Wishing you the best full of health and happiness.

Habour Restaurant is located at 134 W. Market St. in Historic Lewes, at Canal Square. In the summer and fall it has a beautiful deck to enjoy the outdoors, dining al fresco.

Reservations can be made by calling 302-200-9500. You can also make them using Open Table. Please have in mind that at present you need to mask coming into the restaurant and show proof of vaccination. Please visit http://Www.harbourlewes.com

On this night before Christmas we sat at the bar overlooking the harbor. It was informal and relaxing.

These local oysters were so good that more than a few dozen were ordered. Try them. They are so worth it.

Very well received were their potatoes gratin.👍

An entree of their Bourbon & Brown Sugar Brisket hit the spot. Red Eye Gravy, Yukon Potato Gratin and French Green Beans.😀

Many times while visiting the restaurant I have seen the Spiced Duck Breast passing by. I love duck. I was having it no matter what…medium rare. It came with Maitake Mushrooms, sunchoke puree, Bartlett pear and sunchoke chips. It is my new favorite until next time.

The desserts, while we did not need them, we had them and delicious they were.


Amazing👏👏

Our bartender was engaging. Harbour has great crafted cocktails.

Their Sunday Brunch has started. Please make a reservation and check their Facebook Page and website for any changes. You know how it is these days.

AboutMyBeaches has a FB page so leave me a message if you so want.

Have a beautiful winter day. That’s my dog, Sadie.❤️

December 10th, 2021

Agave, Lewes, Delaware, Mexican Restaurant, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

Back on July 27, 2009 I started my blog. I have been living in the area for so long that a lot of times people would ask me where to go, where to shop, what restaurants were the best, where to shop and what to cook for dinner.

http://www.aboutmybeaches.com 

The above website became my blog. A sort of diary you may say. I write when I feel inspired and other times I just stay quiet. Not for long though lol. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook as well.

I wrote about Agave on the same day I opened my blog. Agave has expanded but I still enjoy the location at 137 2nd St. in Historic Lewes.

It is still quaint and I hope it stays that way. Just the right amount of noise and a little Latin music in the background.

Now that the new location has opened on Coastal Highway you are able to find seating available.

At the bar we sat where you get to be in the know. Those gigantic Margaritas were being prepared more than a few times. Look at that size.

We had the average size. There is something so good about their Margaritas. People love them. And, not all Margaritas are the same.

There is a martini that it is not on their menu. You know it exists because you have been there so many times. It is an Avocado Martini. I don’t even know how to describe it. The rim is caramelized sugar; the martini is not sweet; it is smooth and does make an impact if you get my drift.

Look how gorgeous and festive it is 😀 We ordered their traditional guacamole and warm chips. Sorry about the blurred photo. At times you try to move too fast.


Honey Rum Beans are a favorite. And so is the Jalapeno Corn Bread.

I love the Avocado & Mango Salad, topping it with filet. All these are shareables.

Over the years Agave has been a very consistent restaurant. We have had our moments, but who wouldn’t?

TGIF enjoy the weekend. Take time to relax in this Christmas Season. Take a drive and enjoy all the holiday decorations. They are beautiful this year.

Agave’s website is: http://www.agavelewes.com

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December 5th, 2021

L’Angolo Ristorante, South Philly, Italian Cuisine, Review, Philadelphia, PA, Authentic Italian Cuisine, Good Food, Will Travel, The Art of Dining

A couple of years ago I was introduced to L’Angolo Ristorante located at 1415 W Porter St. in South Philly. I totally fell in love with it. Family owned, small, about 15 tables, personal service and very popular.

It is one of those places that when you leave you cannot wait to come back. Some of you may say Oh, in Philly? That’s a trip. It is so worth it. Their telephone is 215-389-4252. It is best to call and make a reservation because it is small.

You enter through the kitchen and that’s when you capture the aroma of the food cooking. It’s awesome.

Website?http://www.langolo-restaurant.com

The restaurant closes on Monday. Check the website for hours of operation.

Please note that it is BYOB.

A week ago the special of Pulpo (octopus), tomatoes, potatoes were immerse in a delicious vinaigrette which had good olive oil, lemon and capers. A dish to share, for sure.

Another starter of eggplant parm. It was also a special that evening. Very nice. I am salivating as I write an remember how something that simple could be that good.

Our dinner was accompanied by an 1858 Cab from Napa.

L’Angolo is so cozy and the friendly service is best.

Branzino is a Mediterranean fish that I thoroughly enjoy. Usually when the restaurants offer it, and have it whole, it is a favorite. At L’Angolo, Sunday they offered a mixed grill of fillet of branzino with shrimp and calamari, all grilled with herbed oil and veggies. Totally recommend it.

The pastas are delicious as well. All homemade.

We did not have dessert. Totally satisfied.

Wolfgang Puck has a quote and he says: Italian food is all about ingredients and it is not fussy and it is not fancy.

Isn’t the truth? So the next time you are in Philly don’t miss this Gem.

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November 10th, 2021

Henlopen City Oyster House, Restaurant, Review, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

It’s early in the morning as I sit down to write this post. Living in Rehoboth Beach gives me the opportunity to try so many good restaurants. Besides the beaches who attract so many visitors, this seaside village is a foodie’s destination. Up and down the Delaware coast chefs outdo each other all the time preparing amazing dishes with the freshest ingredients available.

I have my favorite restaurants and depending on my mood I pop in usually to sit at the bar. I find that part of a restaurant the most fun.

I love seafood. I thoroughly enjoy plump, cold and salty oysters and what better place to have them than at Henlopen City Oyster House located at 50 Wilmington Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-260-9193.
http://Www.hcoysterhouse.com

Sitting at the oyster bar we ordered these gorgeous Main oysters.

They were delicious. Our next tasting was the clam chowder, New England style with smoked bacon, potatoes and veggies. This soup is always on the menu and they have perfected it.

Thumbs up to the Crispy Blowfish Tails. Beer battered, with apple cider and pink peppercorn aioli and lemon.

My actual dinner consisted of the whole fish. This was a Massachusetts Haddock. This is a mild flesh fish. It was rice flour dusted, tamari braised dittmar purple top turnips, crispy ninja radishes, chesterfield heirlooms eggplant, blistered shisito peppers, and a lime soy vinaigrette.


This is definitely a full meal. But to tell you the truth it is a light one. Don’t be scared of a whole fish. In Asia a whole fish is considered to bring good luck. When eating it whole you get more meat and any meat cooked on the bone is more flavorful.

I loved it. I used the fork and knife and my fingers too. So Justin Jordan who is the Chef comes out and said to me. I wished I could hire you to show the customers how to eat a whole fish. The woman next to me mentioned she did not know how to eat it until she saw what I was doing. I do the same work with crabs, lobsters and fried chicken. 😁

Speaking about the young woman next to me I took a photo of her main meal. She chose the Lobster Roll. It was gigantic and her side was the Golden Raisin Sofrito Roasted Carrots.



That dinner was not enough because a friend and I made it to lunch on Friday when more oysters to the table and she had the lobster roll with fries, and I had the hamburger. Their City Burger, cooked medium rare for me had pickled sweet peppers, crispy onions, tomato bacon jam, shredded lettuce, gouda cheese on a brioche roll. Juices ran down my chin but after working on that whole fish a few days before who cares, right?

Please visit our restaurants and remember that eating is a need but enjoying it, is an art.

AboutMyBeaches has its own Facebook Page and Twitter Page too.

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November 2nd, 2021

Crystal Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Breakfast, Lunch, Bar, Scrapple, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

For so many years my friends and I have had breakfast at Crystal. It opens 7 days. The food is consistently delicious. The service is attentive and the prices are great. No wonder there are always lines in the summer and on weekends.

And, what was the best stop after the Monsters on Parade on Sunday for some sustenance? Definitely Crystal was. It is located at 37300 Rehoboth Ave. Ext #1 right as you come into Rehoboth Ave. from Coastal Highway. 302-227-1088. You can find it on Facebook.

Crystal has a long bar with plenty of seating. And, in case you don’t know they have excellent Bloody Marys.

After watching Monsters on Parade at the Boardwalk Crystal was a must stop.

Besides the Bloody Marys Crystal has the best scrapple bar none. Cooked to perfection. I love it thin and crispy.

I kid you not, if I was to choose a last meal this would be it.

You may turn your nose up but you have to try it the way it should be cooked.

We met Yanni whose parents own Crystal and he has grown up in the business. His uncle likes to stay in the kitchen but he gave a smile and a wave.

So when you come to town make sure you try this family owned restaurant. Don’t forget the scrapple. Ohh and the Bloody Mary, of course.

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November 1st, 2021

Thrasher’s, French Fries, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the Boardwalk Grub, Delaware Beaches

It is just one product; potatoes. Deep fried. I like them well done. Up and down our coast you will find a line, waiting. They don’t mind the wait.

Waiting for the Pet Parade on the Boardwalk we made the line. A bucket full or more of a conservative size. We chose the second one.

Look at the friers. Non stop. It started in Ocean City, MD in 1929. Practice makes perfect. If you want to learn more visit http://www.thrashersfries.com

You must not forget the salt and vinegar. It is a must.

And off we went to check out those Monsters on Parade.

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November 1st, 2021

Sea Witch Festival, Halloween, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Annual Event, vendors, Music, Parades, Monsters on Parade, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

A beautiful weekend after the rain and wind event in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Sea Witch Festival went on and my favorite day was Sunday with the Monsters on Parade taking place on the Boardwalk. Tons of competitors and a very well behave group of dogs.

There was music at the Bandstand and plenty of vendors too.

People in costumes and these two were my favorites.

Plan for next year. For me will be making a reservation at The Boardwalk Plaza for outdoor seating on the Boardwalk to sip Bloody Marys as the parade passes by.

Great to see so many smiling faces. This is the way it should be.

Love this time of the year. Have a great day.

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October 19th, 2021

Cafe 2825, Atlantic City, NJ, Restaurant, Southern Italian, Review, Good Food, Will Travel

Considered one of the best restaurants in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and beyond I got the pleasure to experience great food.
Cafe 2825 is located at 2825 Atlantic Ave. 609-344-6913. http://www.cafe2825.com

Several offerings are prepared at table side. That’s the Cacio e Pepe. Next time I am having it. There is the cheese wheel with truffle cheese.

It was great to see finally diners enjoying themselves.

Wine and cheese to start. 609 Taken was our choice. Our server was very knowledgeable. She said everything is good here.

An appetizer of Zucchini Flowers filled with homemade ricotta and pan sauteed in lemon sauce. Delicate flavors❤️

Our next dish was Spicy Stuffed Calamari. The tubes were filled with breadcrumbs and crabmeat in a spicy marinara with calamari rings.

Do you like what you see? So good.

A salad of Scungilli…Mediterranean conch with lemon, olive oil, celery and olives. I love anything conch but I had never tasted the dark Mediterranean one. Tender and light👏

Pasta is homemade. My choice? Wild Mushroom. Fresh Fettucine, porcini, shiitake, crimini mushrooms, cream sauce and truffle cheese. Seasoned perfectly and melted in your mouth.

Portions Cafe 2825 are very generous so come hungry.

Next was the Pescatore Fra DiAvolo. This dish is a showstopper. A feast for your eyes and stomach. Beautiful presentation and the taste to die for. Shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, lobster tail, and spicy marinara. A side order of pasta, as well.

Cafe 2825 started 34 years ago. It is so popular with locals supporting it. Need to make reservations with time. I love eating late so really enjoyed our 8 p.m. reservation.

They are close Sunday and Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Lautato were so nice with Joe sitting with us for some time. They come to Rehoboth once in a while because at times you have to get out of your backyard. They love a restaurant in Delray called Tramonti which is a favorite of mine.

Please make sure to check them in social media.

All I can say is that Cafe 2825 delivered the texture, the tang, and the finish. I cannot wait to go back.

Remember that AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram.

Fall is here. Enjoy it.

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