November 13th, 2022

One Coastal, Fenwick Island, Delaware, Restaurant, Review, Good Food, Will Travel, Southern Delaware

Love visiting restaurants on a Wednesday, here at the Delaware Beaches. A little quieter. Even though we are now in our second season, Southern Delaware Beaches are year round resorts. Long gone are the days when sidewalks were rolled up at the end of Labor Day.

My motto is Good Food, Will Travel. Our beach towns are close to one another so in my view it is no big deal to have dinner in any given town.

Our pick this week was One Coastal, 101 Coastal Highway, Suite 6, Fenwick Island, Delaware. 302-537-4790. You can make reservations through the website and check their menu by visiting:

http://www.onecoastal.com


We sat at a cozy table for two and Ryan was our server. Jess, the Manager came to greet us and I told her I was looking for that delicious pork chop they used to offer. I really did not need to read the menu. I knew exactly what I wanted. But first things first.

I ordered a Tito’s and soda with a twist. Ryan told me they did not have Tito’s but they did have Rocktown Vodka. Made also out of potatoes before Tito’s popularity. Made in Arkansas. That drink was awesome which then I proceeded to check their website http://www.rocktowndistillery.com

Started with their Beet Salad…Baywater Farms Golden Beets and Gooseberries. Candied pumpkin seeds, blue cheese and the maple vinaigrette dressing were all perfectly synchronized👍


Although it has been warm at our beaches this is Chicken and Dumplings Season. Those slippery dumplings are so delicious. Look at that photo. Their wheat dumplings were very well received and the pickled onion for a surprise flavorful addition. Love the photo.

All I can say is that 2 or 3 people could have shared my Sorghum Glazed Heritage Breed Pork Chop. I almost for forgot to take the photo as the expectation increased. Bacon braised Earl View collard Greens, Bay Water sweet potato puree, Lions Mane mushrooms, which are full of nutrients, and green peppercorn au poivre. Cooked as per the chef’s suggestion of medium rare.

It looked so good and tasted even better. A new twist to their old pork chop.

The desserts looked great but we were taking doggie bags home. Maybe next time.

Jess, the Manager, told me the outdoor seating will be looking great for next season.

I very much enjoyed talking to her. Hi Jess👏👏

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November 9th, 2022

Egg, Restaurant, Breakfast, Lunch, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Review

The right to vote. Voting on election day I do by tradition and having breakfast with my neighbor after voting was the thing to do.

Our choice was Egg, located at 510 Rehoboth Ave., right before the roundabout. 302-227-3447.

http://www.eggrehoboth.com

This summer there was always a line but in the middle of the week is not bad.


An easy breakfast. Not to be missed if you like bacon is their Sriracha Bacon Candy. It is glazed and it tastes delicious. A staple at Egg.

We shared the Frittata that came with home fries and fruit.

It all hit the spot. Great service👏👏

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This is a holiday weekend so this breakfast spot would be perfect 👍

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November 5th, 2022

Lewes Oyster House, Restaurant, Bar, Lewes, Delaware, Delaware Beaches

Off we went to check out the newest restaurant in Lewes, Delaware. It is called Lewes Oyster House, located at 108 2nd St., 302-644-7258.


Reservations can be made through their website http://Www.lewesoyster.com

Lewes has beautiful historic building and this one is so pretty.

I eat oysters year round and I like them salty, plump and cold. On the board at the oyster bar which is where we sat. The raw oyster menu:

I decided on the Sewasecott (left on photo) and the Mama Maria (right). Local oysters are delicious but I wanted something new.

I like the Sewasecott better than the Mama Maria. More salty.
I can’t believe I went to an oyster bar and fell in love with their wings. That’s right, that’s what we had too. A friend told me about them and I had to try them. Good, crispy wings are hard to find and these were awesome 👏

The restaurant was crowded and so was Lewes. People are out and about in a beautiful fall season.

So as the saying goes….

Enjoy the restaurants that are in Southern Delaware. Great food, ambiance and good service.

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November 1st, 2022

Sadie, Rescue, Jungle Jim’s Total Pet Care, Doggie Daycare, Overnight Care, Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Dewey Beach, Delaware, A Day in the Life of a Rescue

I had to start my post with the photo above. It is so true. Sadie, my rescue, loves me. She is so funny, She barks a lot but I think she loves more the front door of our house. Her domain.

So here she was dressed for Halloween last year. People ask me what breed is she. Heinz 57, course. Short legs, bigger body, great markings. I kept her name Sadie because she has a worried look.
A couple of days a week I take Sadie to Jungle Jim’s Total Pet Care, 1705 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE. 302-988-4186. The owner is Jim Caperelli. The Operations Manager is Alexa Barbaretti. They are dog lovers and it reflects in the way they care for their clients.

Sadie has a boyfriend and his name is Fonzi. He knows she’s the boss.

Halloween was a good day. In Dewey Beach Sadie and Fonzi were taken for an outing in town towards the bay by Alexa and Anthony, her husband.

First time Sadie had been in the water. She only put her foot in but took in the scenery.

She followed Fonzi’s lead and dug a hole.

It was such a pretty day and Dewey was quiet.

I have had Sadie since 2017. She trusts and she talks all the time. She has some bad habits but when you think of it who knows what she has gone through in her young life.


So all in all a good day in the life of a rescue.

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Hello November🎃

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October 23rd, 2022

Delaware Cooks, Family & Friends Fall Feast, Delaware Beaches, Who is Joe Tuna?

“If you think big, then it’s going to be big.” Emeril Lagasse

Meet Chef Joe Tuna. He is everything you would think a chef should be; bigger than life. A New Yorker, direct, funny, and he came to his sister and brother-in-law’s house to spend the weekend and cook for eight of us. Wait a minute, we did help.


As I was saying…Benedette surrendered her clean kitchen, Jeff was the Sous Chef, I brought a Spinach Gratin, and followed directions on how to take food photos and how to sprinkle parsley on a plate to make it presentable. I had never done anything like that 😂

It was a gorgeous day in Delmarva so here is what we had.

We could have fed an army.

First things first…A good chef travels with his kitchen arsenal.


Appetizers:

Clams stuffed with clams and crabmeat. Spinach Pie.

I truly love Grilled Octopus. Joe Tuna did a fantastic job. Off the grill and into our mouths.

The Homemade Fetuccini with shrimp and grape tomatoes was a combined effort, making that day that contraption to dry the noodles.

Joe Tuna cooked and I tasted.

Doesn’t that parsley look amazing on the plate? I thought you would like it.

Now that we had the appetizers out of the way, we took like a half hour break where we talked, well, Joe did, cracked jokes but not for long. There was still some eating to do.

Main Course:

The Brisket with a peppery rub. Perfectly cooked.

My contribution of the Spinach Gratin.

Collard Greens which are a specialty of Jeff’s with ham and bacon.

A sweet ending to this feast was a Pumpkin Pie which everyone raved about courtesy of Jeanette and Jeff (not sure how much Jeff contributed😁)👏👏

What can I say? In our blessings before dinner we all thanked for the ability to share a meal together. That’s what’s important.

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October 22nd, 2022

Touch of Italy, Lewes, Delaware, Italian Food, Italian Market, Delaware Beaches

Located on Second Street which is actually Main Street in Lewes, Touch of Italy has made a name for itself up and down the Delaware and Maryland Beaches.

That’s our table on the corner of their cozy wine room. Just a few tables to be intimate and conducive to conversation.

I always ask for a Chianti. It sets the mood. 🍷

The Soup of the Day was Wedding Soup. TC loves it and it was very much enjoyed.

A side of Spinach was all that was needed.

The next dish dish was the Pollo Alla Parmigiana or Chicken Parm. A specialty of the house. As you can see it was huge and could very well be shared. It was breaded with their own crumbs, pan seared and then topped with munster cheese and their original tomato sauce. Served with a side of spaghetti. Leftovers galore 😁

No dessert was necessary but they do have some good ones to eat in or for takeout. Their pignoli cookies are the best.

And their Eclairs are the biggest and best too. Just saying 👏👏

An Italian shop it is. Fresh mozzarella made every day, hams and cheeses, etc.

It’s a beautiful weekend. Enjoy. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram.

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October 18th, 2022

The Hobbit, Restaurant, Review, Ocean City, Maryland, Good Food, Will Travel

Definitely Good Food, Will Travel. Really, Ocean City is not that far from Rehoboth Beach. Maybe 16 miles. This time of the year it takes no time.

Six of us had a reservation. During dinner storms rolled in with a beautiful display of lightning. The restaurant has glass all around.

The Hobbit is located on 81st Street. 410-524-8100. Website? http://www.thehobbitrestaurant.com

The Hobbit offers Gluten Free items which will be marked as such on the menu.

Please note that Saturday, October 29th is the last day for the 2022 Season👍

Four of us had the Bone in Pork Chop. I love pork chops, more so in cooler weather. This pork chop had sticky Braeburn apples, juniper and peppercorn rub, sautéed kale, green lentils simmered with pancetta, carrots and pearl onions. It was then finished with pork jus and sage. Ordered mine cooked medium. Awesome 👏

Another dish ordered and has been on their menu for a long time was the Horseradish Crusted Salmon. North Atlantic Salmon, horseradish crusted, roasted Yukon creamer potatoes, roasted beets, tarragon and finished with a beet sauce and horseradish cream. It looked amazing and got great reviews.

Did not get to take a photo of the Lollipop Lamb Chops. New Zealand lamb chops, potato hash and sweet honey aioli. I can attest that I tasted one and it was delicious. This was an appetizer but you got plenty of them to make it a meal. Add a soup or salad.

Garvey, thanks so much for the Creme Brulee. It was so good.

Have a great week and remember that AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram.

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October 18th, 2022

FIGS, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

In 2000 I planted this fig tree in Rehoboth Beach. I had lived in Bethany Beach for many years where I also had a fig tree. Over the years I had seen so many fig trees and I have picked this delicious fruit here and there until I had my own tree.

So for 22 years the fig has given enough fruit to keep my friends and neighbors happy.

I thought this year was not going to be good crop but surprise, surprise, it was👏👏

My cousins visited and they made stuffed figs with goat cheese. A little turkey bacon gave that salty taste too.

A lazy night to fix dessert? Off to Fresh Market to get a plain cheesecake and we topped it with last year’s preserved figs. Take note that cheesecake was great.

With the last figs I made chutney. That will go great this winter with any meat. So easy to make:

12 to 15 ounces of figs. Fresh or dried.

Balsamic vinegar

cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon

lemon juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)

Cut the figs in half. In a medium size saucepan place figs and all ingredients in. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and small bubbles form before a boil. Cool and remove cinnamon stick. If using fresh figs smash them with a spatula. If using dried figs you may put them in a food processor and pulse two times.

Pour in 8 ounce Mason jars. It makes about 3 jars.

Any muffin mix or homemade add fresh figs. Your guests will love you for it.


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