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June 25th, 2017

Dewey Eats, Two Seas, Restaurant, Rooftop Dining, Parking, Dewey Beach, Delaware

“One of the nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”  pavarotti

And when we stop and enjoy dinner with friends, the experience is priceless!!

Dewey Beach was somewhat quiet last night, if you can imagine.  During the day the yearly event of the Running of The Bulls might have deterred some to even have dinner in town.  Not us.  My friends, Debbie, Amantha, and Sharon had a destination in mind…..Two Seas.  This restaurant has been in Dewey for over 30 years.  It is family owned and run.  On any single night all owners are there, greeting you at the door.  There is no rush to get you in and out.  Friendly conversation, more so when one of my friends is a true “native”.

Rooftop Dining…so glad we were able to get a table because the views are the ocean on one side and the bay on the other.  The night was comfortably warm, not much of a breeze, though.  Perfect for eating al fresco.  Two Seas is located at 1300 Coastal Highway.  It is at the corner of Van Dyke Ave. and Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-227-2610.  There is parking underneath, which not many restaurants have in the area.

I usually try to avoid going out on the week-ends….it gets hectic at the beach.  This week-end, Friday and Saturday with friends was a lot of fun.

Let’s get to the topic at hand…eating.  The Delaware Beaches are a dining destination.  Chefs are outdoing themselves with so many innovative dishes.  Last night our choices are always on the Menu.  So many years of preparing these dishes…they truly have perfected them.

They do run specials and last night’s Spicy Tuna & Avocado Maki Roll is something we shared while having some wine.

I had not realized it but my choice of the Sweet Onion Crusted Red Snapper is the same dish that I ordered in 2010.  It is delicious, oven baked served with Madeira sauce and caramelized onions that added a sweet touch.  Amantha and I had the same dish and both of us loved it.  This is a signature dish.

Debbie’s entree was the Cedar Plank Scottish Organic Salmon with potatoes and fresh vegetables….she said “All done to perfection, no complaints.” It was broiled with a maple glaze.

Sharon decided on the Two Seas Angel Pasta.  It was tossed with their own marinara freshly made with vine ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, and toasted garlic.  Finished with parmesan.  This dish can be enjoyed by itself or you may top it with shrimp, scallops or chicken.

No dessert was necessary; we were completely satisfied.

Please note that there is no elevator and you do have to go up the stairs.

Relax, you are at the beach!!

October 4th, 2016

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Events, Films, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, The Best of The Beaches!!

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It is that time of the year when our beaches get a well deserved rest…..hahaha….I don’t think so.  That happened so long ago, I do not even remember.  If anything, every week there is something to do besides a walk on the Boardwalk, chilling out, reading, listening to live music…..so What’s Going On?

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Thursday, 10/6 – WALKING TOUR OF REHOBOTH BEACH – Starting at 9 a.m. at the Bandstand.  This tour is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society.  $10 and reservations are required by calling 302-227-7310.  More info? Please visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.

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Thursday, 10/6 through Sunday, 10/9 – GREYHOUNDS REACH THE BEACH – You will see hundreds of Greyhounds coming to the beach for this annual, very well attended event.  And if it does rain, they don’t care.  They still will have their raincoats on!!  You will see them in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.  Wine and Biscuit Preview Party on Wednesday evening, Ice Cream Social, and Greyhounds in Art show.  More info? Please visit http:/ww.grtb.org

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REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday, 10/6 – THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK. This is a new documentary by Ron Howard. Remember him? Happy Days!  The touring years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966). It is the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon “The Beatles”. Screening times are at 4 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes before each screening.  Admission is $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members.  Location? 17701 Dartmouth Driive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa in Lewes.

Wednesday, 10/5 and Thursday 10/6 – THE HOLLARS. This is a comedy about family interaction which will make you laugh.  The Director, John Krasinski, takes a poignant look at the bonds of family and friendship.  The screening will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the Cinema Art Theater starting 30 minutes prior to the screening.  $8 for RBFS members and $10 for future members.  Location? 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza, behind the Lewes Wawa.

The mission of the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is to promote cinematic arts and to provide education and cultural enrichment for our community.  For more info. on these and other events, please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 7, 8, 9 – FALL SIDEWALK SALE – In Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach….9 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Get ready for some bargain shopping as the stores bring everything outside so you can get the best deals ever!!  More info?  Please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.

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Friday, Saturday, October 7 and 8 – BUDDY FEST WEEKEND – An annual event at the beach!  Raising awareness of people with Down Syndrome. Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Buddy Up Party at the Lions Club Community Center in Dewey Beach.  A 1-mile walk kicks off Saturday’s events on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk at 9 a.m.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Bandstand. After the walk please stay and enjoy live entertainment by Mario Rocco. More info? please visit http://www.boardwalkbuddywalk.com.

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Saturday, 10/8 – DEWEY GOES PINK!  In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard in Dewey Beach, Delaware paints the town PINK!

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This is the 6th annual Dewey Goes Pink event. Race registration opens on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.  The race will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Proceeds will go to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, now surpassing $225,000 in the first 5 years.  It is a 5k race or a 1.5 mile walk.  Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard started this tradition in memory of their moms.  For more info., please visit http://www.deweygoespink.com.

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Saturday, 10/8 – SODEL FEST – Celebrating Wine, Food, & Music on Delmarva….Hosted by SoDel Concepts.  Location? Independence Clubhouse at 237 Samuel Adams Circle in Milllsboro (closer to Rehoboth and Lewes).  It is a benefit for Children & Familes First, Food Bank of Delaware and the Rotary’s End Polio Now….Noon until 4 p.m.  More info and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.sodelfest.com.

Saturday, 10/8 – RUDDER ANNIVERSARY PARTY WITH THE HUBCAPS/THE FUNSTERS/LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP/GREEN MEANS GO.  More info?  Please call 302-227-3888 or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com

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Through Sunday, 10/9 – CLEAR SPACE THEATRE PRESENTS:  HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE – “A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.  It is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.  Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize.  Contains mature content.  For more info. and tickets, please visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org.

Clear Space Theatre is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2270.

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Friday, 10/28 – 10/30 – SEA WITCH FESTIVAL 2016 – For all activities and information for this amazing festival, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com.

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Wednesday, 11/2 – GIRLS NIGHT OUT – A benefit and fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware.  Location?  Atlantic Sands Hotel.  You will Shop, Share and Make an Impact!!  Cancer Support Community Delaware is located at 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach.  All services are free of charge.  More info?  Please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

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Friday, 11/4 through March 12, 2017 – WINNING PHOTOS OF 2016 DELAWARE BEACH LIFE PHOTO CONTEST – An exhibit that will open On Friday, 11/4.  The photograph above is from Joann Kingsly.  This small, but mighty exhibit of award-winning photographs were chosen from among more than 200 entries.  The images capture the many forms of life on Coastal Delaware. Location? The Rehoboth Beach Museum, located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  For more info. please call 302-227-7310 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.

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Sunday, 12/4 – SANTA FUN RUN – At The Starboard in Dewey Beach.  Plenty of notice to sign up!!  This is a non-competitive 1 mile run/walk.  Noon until 4 p.m.  More info?  Please visit Events at http://www.cffde.org

KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED – No bad weather, Please!!

March 31st, 2016

What’s Going On? Sussex Survive & Thrive Walk 2016, Saturday, May 14th, Cancer Support Community Delaware, Southern Delaware, Whoop It Up!, Chicks For Charity, Kentucky Derby Party With a Purpose

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“Through participation led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body classes, people affected by cancer learn vital skills that enable them to regain control, reduce isolation and restore hope regardless of the stage of the disease.”  The Cancer Support Community is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides suport, education and hope to people with all kinds of cancer and to their loved ones, as well.  ALL programs are offered at no cost to cancer patients, survivors, and their family members.

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I have plenty of friends with different kinds of cancer.  Come to think of it, I don’t think there is anyone that has not been touched by this physically and emotionally devastating disease. Unpredictable to say the least.  My friends that have gone through the initial diagnosis, surgeries, treatments and finally remission say that it does change you.  After going through something like that you don’t sweat the little trivial things of every day life.

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The Cancer Support Community offers so many programs and the participants form friendships and connect with one another.  The Cancer Support Community is busy fundraising this year.  The following events are coming up and I think it would a great opportunity to participate in some of them.  You are new in Southern Delaware?  Check What is Going On with this amazing organization and you might make a few new friends.

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MONDAY, APRIL 4th – Whoop It Up! For Cancer Support Community Delaware at Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar at 19930 Lighthouse Plaza in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Happy Hour on Opening Day the Phillies vs. Reds.  Enjoy great bar food and watch the live opening day broadcasts.  Silent Auction, 50/50 and Baseball Trivia Games!  Open keg with purchase of $5 Commemorative Glass.  The tickets are only $20.  To get tickets, please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

Or, you may also get tickets by calling 302-645-9150.  Please join Cancer Support Community for a night of good friends and good times!!

TUESDAY, APRIL 19th – At Fish On! Restaurant at the Village of Five Points in Lewes, Delaware.  A buffet dinner with appetizers and dessert at  6:00 P.M.  $30 per person, cash or check only, payable at the door.  Checks must be payable to Fish On!.  There will be a Cash Bar available, as well.  This April Chicks for Charity Dinner will benefit Cancer Support Community Delaware.  Please RSVP to chicksdinner@gmail.com.  There will be great raffle items and a 50/50 too!  They hope to see you there.   Check http://www.chicksforcharity.us.

Chicks for Charity started in July of 2010 by Kari Ainsworth and Marcie Urgo.  They have helped so many local charitable organizations in the community.

SATURDAY, MAY 7th – Kentucky Derby Party With a Purpose at Northbeach in Dewey Beach, Delaware…fundraising for Cancer Support Community.  Opening Party for Northbeach, Summer 2016!!  Save the Date and stay tune.  Check Northbeach on Facebook, or visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 14th – Sussex Survive & Thrive Walk 2016.  Last year my team participated in this walk.  We had a blast.  Our team was called 16 Miles or Bust!  Yes, the walk was 16 miles.  This is a big fundraising event for Cancer Support Community Delaware.  There are opportunities for sponsorships..from $300 to $7,500 for this particular walk!!  More info?  Please Call Linda Bowers at 302-645-9150 or visit the website http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

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And, Yes that was the team!!  It was for such a great cause and some of our team walkers were cancer survivors and others were walking for a loved one that had passed away.  We started early in the a.m. and finished at the 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown.

Now is 2016 and a new walk is almost around the corner.    This year the walk is called Sussex Survive & Thrive Walk 2016 and it has been tweaked.  Instead of the 16 miles there will be 10 miles.  You may also do a 3 1/2 walk and a 1 Mile Survivors Walk.  For all information regarding the walk, start a team, etc. etc. please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

The walk will begin at Gordon’s Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park in Rehoboth.  Check in will be at 7:00 a.m. and the walk will begin at 7:15 a.m.  The 3 1/2 Mile Walk will check in at 8:45 a.m. and the walk will start at 9:15 a.m.  The 1 Mile Survivors Walk will begin at Norfolk Street & the Rehoboth Boardwalk, with a check-in at 9:45 and the walk will begin at 10:15 a.m.

The Covertte Club will also be available to give rides to walkers that might want to take a break!!

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The FINISH LINE will be at the Forgotten Mile Ale House, who is sponsoring the Walk, for an After-Walk Celebration from 10:30 until Noon with food, and drinks and….AWARDS!!

Free Shuttle Transportation will be available back to the Gordon’s Pond Parking Lot beginning at 11 a.m. on a first come, first served basis.  Parking Passes for the Walk will be included in your Walk Packet, but please try to car pool if at all possible.

You may pick up Walk Packets at the Cancer Support Community at 18947 John J. Williams Hwy, Suite 312 in Rehoboth Beach.  Wednesday and Thursday May 11th and May 12th from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or on Friday, May 13th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Packets will also be available on Saturday, May 14th at walk check-in.

So what are you waiting for?….Should be fun, for a great cause, make new friends or catch up with old friends.

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March 21st, 2016

Meatless Monday, Global Movement, Eggplant Parm, Recipe, Easy, Make it Gluten Free!!, Delaware Beaches, Coastal Delaware

It has been a while since I have posted a recipe for Meatless Monday.  This is a “global movement, created in 2003 by Sid Lerner in association with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health”.  It is a way to eat just one day a week free of meat….go vegetarian for just that one day will help in our overall health.  For more information, and recipes, as well, please visit http://www.meatlessmonday.com.

I had a couple of good size eggplants and decided that today, being Monday, I would use them to make Eggplant Parm.  I have made this dish so many times, and every time I either add something or delete something.  I always make recipes my own.  So should you, it is fun to experiment.

2  medium to large eggplants

3 eggs

Oil for frying

Italian Breadcrumbs (If manking it gluten free, please make sure you buy some of the many available breadcrumbs that are gluten free.)

Spaghetti Sauce (I tried Mia’s Kitchen Bistro Marinara from Safeway and it is all natural and gluten free, made in Sonoma, California.)

Mozzarella Cheese (I used the already shredded cheese, but you can shred your own if you are eating gluten free. Make sure to read the labels.

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese.  I grated it myself, which is great if you are eating gluten free.  The packaged cheeses already grated might have an additive that contains gluten.

Basil

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

Slightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Put about a cup of the spaghetti sauce and spread.

Cut the eggplant in round slices.  I do not peel the eggplant.  I think the skin looks great and it is where your vitamins are, as well.

In a shallow bowl cracked the eggs and mix.  In a plate put the Italian breadcrumbs.

In a large frying pan put enough vegetable oil in order to fry the eggplant.  It does not have to be too deep.

Dip the eggplants in the eggs and then dip in the Italian breadcrumbs.

Fry them until lightly brown.  I usually get them out and let them sit on paper towels, but you can just transfer them directly to the prepared baking dish, as well.

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Arrange them on the baking dish as you wish.  You will be making two layers.

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Spread spaghetti sauce on them and also half of the mozzarella.  Repeat the process and at this point you will also sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Sprinkle some Basil for color too.  Then to the oven.

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Bake for about 45 minutes or so until they look like this…….

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This dish has so much color….it should also be the center of attention on your plate.  A green salad or green veggie is all you need.

For dessert, well, it is that time of the year when you just have to think that summer is around the corner but if you feel like living dangerously, well, go ahead and maybe go visit Edie Bees on Second Street in Lewes, Delaware, and grab something sweet and sinfully delish.

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October 21st, 2015

Destination? Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Childrens Fantasy Trail, A Pink Affair to Remember, Zombie Walk and Apocalypse Ball, Spooky on Saturday Walking and Lantern Tour, Sea Witch Festival, The Second Season at the DE Beaches!!

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Pumpkins, skeletons, tombstones, spiders and cobwebs.  It is a Sea Witch Week End and the Delaware Beaches…Are there real ghosts and gobblins?  The costumes tell a story.  It will be a fun week-end at the beach!

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So, what is going on?

Friday, October 23rd – A PINK AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, This is a fundraising event for Cancer Support  Community Delaware and Delaware Hospice.  Location?  Rehoboth Beach Country Club on 221 West Side Drive in Rehoboth Beach.  11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Luncheon, Fabulous Fashion Show, Chinese Auction and One-of-a-Kind Accessory Shop!  Tickets are $40 per person.  Lunch choices:  Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Grilled Chicken or Spinach Quiche with Side Salad.

No on line reservations at the moment, so please call 302-645-9150 to reserve a spot.  To know about Cancer Support  Community Delaware, please visit http://www.cancersupportdelaware.org.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 23rd, October 24th and October 25th – 27th CHILDRENS FANTASY TRAIL  from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park.  Wear your Halloween costume and trick-or-treat for candy and toys with your favorite storybook characters along our jack-o-lantern lined trail.  Entertainment under the tent each evening may include singing, juggling, magic and more.  $5 per person, adults and children.

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Friday, October 23rd – 2nd ANNUAL ZOMBIE WALK AND APOCALYSE BALL – In Milton, Delaware.  It is hosted by Po’ Boys and the Milton Theatre.  The event will begin at 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.  For tickets, please call 302-684-3038.

6 p.m. – Pig Roast at Po’ Boys.

8 p.m. – Zombie Walk from Po’ Boys to the Milton Theatre.

8 p.m. Apocalypse Ball at the Theatre

This event is a fundraising event for Casa San Francisco.

Saturday, October 24th – SPOOKY ON SATURDAY WALKING AND LANTERN TOUR – 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The area around the Lewes Ferry Terminal is reported to be one of the most haunted locations in Delaware with one of the largest unknown sailors’ and seaman’s burial grounds on the east coast.  Travel on board the “spooky” shuttle to the heart of Historic Lewes to view Saint Peter’s Churchyard home to three centuries of burials.

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An apparition or 2 may travel with you.  Hear Captain James Drew’s tragic tale of a ship lost at sea.  Supposedly filled with gold.  Listen to the woeful tale of a “misprinted” gravestone.

A historic guide, aided by lantern light will accompany groups through the candlelit Burton Ingram House Circa 1785 where voices of the past may still echo.

Tickets must be purchased by Friday, October 23rd by 3:30 p.m. via Credit Card by calling the Lewes Historical Society’s Main Office at 302-645-7670.  Or in person at the Hiram Rodney House Administrative Office at 110 Shipcarpenter Street in Lewes.

Cost is $20.00 per person.

This tour is not recommended for children below the age of 12.  The spooky shuttle departs and returns from the Lewes Ferry Terminal.

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27th ANNUAL SEA WITCH HALLOWEEN  & FIDDLER’S FESTIVAL!  – FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, 10/23, 10/24 AND 10/25 – For full schedule, please visit http://www.beach-fun.com/sea-witch-halloween-fiddlers-festival.html.

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You really need to look at the schedule…it is too extensive to put here.  But, one of my favorite parades will be taking place on Sunday at 3 p.m. on the Boardwalk.  It is the Pets on Parade.  It is so much fun and one of the most popular events of the whole week-end.  Hope to see you there.

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Have a good one!!

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September 18th, 2015

Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival, October 17, 2015, 12:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M., Independence Hall, Food, Wine, Music, A Singing Chef, Local Chefs, Food Pairings, 13 Local Restaurants, A Man Cave? Do not Miss this Event!! Raising Funds for Rotary’s Global Eradication of Polio, Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”  booker t. washington

With that quote I begin my post by reminding you that Delaware is a Small Wonder with a Big Heart.  Fundraising events happen all year round, but it seems that as the Second Season takes hold of all of us living in Southern Delaware, we set records for fundraising.  It is incredible the amount of money raised to help others.

I got an invite to a Kick Off Party for the Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival which will take place on Saturday, October 17th (noon until 4:30 p.m.) at Independence Hall located at 23767 Samuel Adams Circle in Millsboro, Delawared.  Even though the address is Millsboro, it is, actually, closer to the beaches.

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The Kick Off Party took place at (a)Muse on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, on Thursday, 9/17.  My friend, Susan DiMondi came with me to see what all the commotion was all about.

Let me tell you a little about What is Going On…

This event is being billed as the “ultimate wine, food and music event on DelMarVa”.  It will be hosted by former Bad Company bassist, now food, wine and music aficionado, Paul Cullen.  It will be a fun and refined afternoon of food, beer and wine samplings and pairings, cooking demos, and a great musical line-up.

This is a benefit for Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels.

This is an inaugural SoDelFest.  The culinary Theater will host the chef showcases/demos, where you will find Neil Fuentes, The Singing Chef and Food Rewrapped Champion and 5 of our top local chefs including: Hari Cameron, Lion Gardner, Doug Ruley, Ronnie Burkle and Sean Correa.

The festival will also offer wine and food pairings with 13 local restaurants including; Abbot’s Grille, Bluecoast, Seafood Grill, Bramble and Brine, Cultured Pearl, Grandpa 9Mac), JD Shuckers, Lupo’s Italian Kitchen, Michy’s Relaxed Dining, Nage, Palate, Semra’s, Summerhouse and Touch of Italy.

You will be able to experience the Man Cave….don’t worry we are all welcome for cocktails, a raw bar and Cigars!  Join Rob Bagle from Bramble & Brine and representatives from Wigle Whiskey, Dad’s Hat, Benromach Scotch, George’s Bloody Mary Mix (a new local favorite from Berline, Maryland) and 16 Mile Brewery.  There may just be oyster shooters there!

30 wines will be offered by Teller Wines and the distributors for pairing and additional tastes.  Dogfish Head and Mispillion Breweries will be pouring their fall favorites at the bar!

There will be 2 special wine education seminars in the Wine University; Mike Zygmonski (Level II Sommelier, Sodel Concepts) will present a blind tasting and John McDonald (Wine Columnist, Cape Gazette) will present Wine 101 for anyone who wants to learn about the art of Wine Tasting.

General Admission tickets are $75 and there is a VIP upgrade that includes two special tastings at 95+ point wines and exclusive cheeses and a seat on-stage during one of the chef showcases.  The press is invited at no charge with advance notice.  Please visit http://www.sodelfest.com

Presenting Sponsor:  Ocean Atlantic Companies

Major Sponsors:  Schell Brothers, Sysco, SoDel Concepts, Coastal Style

Sponsors:  Good Clean Fun Life, Sposato Family Vineyards, Active Adult Realty

Event Chair is Stacy LaMotta

Event Coordinator is Carlene Roche

Volunteer Coordinator is Meg Gardner

Arriving at (a)Muse Susan and I were invited to taste some of the wines offered by Sposato.  For 6 years the Sposato Family researched, studied and visited South America.  In 2012 the family purchased their farm in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, Mendoza.

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Based on their 23 years of experience in working with land, soil irrigation and plants, by running their top rated landscape company, Sposato Landscape Co., they saw this as a great opportunity to further their experience in the agriculture industry.  The farm was purchased as virgin ground.  A new irrigation system, electric and other improvements have been installed with more to come.

The farm is 250 acreas located in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, 3,000 ft. above sea level.  Sposato Family Vineyard has some of the best and most popular wineries in Argentina as neighbors.  The farm is located between two notable wineries, Bodega Septima and Vina Cobos by Paul Hobbs with more just around the corner.

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We tasted 2015 Chardonnay.  This fruit focused Chardonnay has an attractive color with aromas of tropical fruit, apples and peaches.  Also a 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, from their prize winning high elevation vineyards has aromas of grapefruit, passion fruit, herbs, species and orange blossom notes that are persistent through the finish.  The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has intense red with blue shades. Another one was their 2013 Reserve Malbec…intense violet color, typical of Argentine Malbec.  And the 2014 Malbec had deep purple color, with high intensity of black fruits, raspberries and violets.  Please note that you can get the wines in the Rehoboth Beach and Lewes area.

A presentation was given by all of those that are involved and making sure that this will be an unforgettable event.

Stacy LaMotta, Event Chair

Stacy LaMotta, Event Chair

Paul Culen, Host

Paul Culen, Host

Lion & Meghan Gardner, Blue Moon

Lion & Meghan Gardner, Blue Moon

Hari Cameron, (a)Amuse

Hari Cameron, (a)Amuse

Paul Cullen entertained us while we tasted delicious offerings by Blue Moon, Nage, and (a)Muse.

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So what are you waiting for?  Call your friends, pass the word, share in social media and get ready to have some fun!!

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August 30th, 2015

Dewey Beach Eats!, IVY, Restaurant, Bar, Wedding Venue, Dewey Beach Life, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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This was going to be the first time I was going to IVY even though they have been in business for a few years.  IVY is part of the family of Dewey Beach Life.  These are:  Rusty Rudder, Bottle & Cork, Jimmy’s Grille Dewey, Northbeach, Outlet Liquors, and Dewey Beach Liquors.  Both IVY and Northbeach are wedding venues, as well.  More info?  Please visit http://www.deweybeachlife.com.

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IVY is located at Dagsworthy St. & The Bay in the heart of Dewey Beach.  Tel. 302-227-9292.  The Manager is Brooke Sterling and the Executive Chef is Aileen Delario.  Reservations are accepted and there is parking, as well.  So far so good, right?

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To tell you the truth, I had forgotten what a fantastic view of the Bay this restaurant has.  We arrived for a 7:30 p.m. reservation.  There would be 6 of us for dinner.

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The views from the inside are towards the Bay.  The bar is indoors and there are plenty of tables and seating available.  Later in the evening the music and dancing would begin.

Al fresco dining with friends…there was talk, laughter and merriment.  And of course, photo opportunities as the sun started to set.

Does food relly have more flavor when eating it in the open air?  Oh, I definitely think so.  At IVY the setting is beautiful and the sunsets are spectacular.

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All you have to do is take a seat, then take a sip of a luxurious cocktail, and finally take a taste of their unique offerings.

If you decide to eat al fresco remember that you will be on their beach, so wear your comfortable shoes or sandals.

The menu was divided into Little Bites, Cool and Leafy, Big Bites….And then…dessert.  The Little Bites are great for trying different things tapas style.

Our table ordered a little bit of eveything.

From the Little Bites:

The Portabella Pate with truffles, cherry, and ginger.

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The Godzilla Shrimp…colossal tempura’d shrimp with seaweed, wasabi and ginger.

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The Hamburger Slider….even though it was a slider it was a generous portion.

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The Herb Crepe was presented beautifully.  It had crab and shrimp and lemon aioli.  This was a cold dish.  My fellow diners that ordered it liked it but would have preferred it warm.  Just a suggestion.

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From the Cool and Leafy, a Bib Lettuce Salad with bell, tomato, pickled red onion, pine nuts with an Old Bay vinaigrette.  It was light and it was also large enough for sharing.

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Big Bites…these were traditional size entrees.

Crab Cake…Jumbo lump, fresh lemon herb tarter, corn and tomato saute.

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Ratatouille…for those vegetarian ones and perfect at this time of the year with so many veggies available….tomato, squash, eggplant, zucchini, thyme and chevre polenta.

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The Halibut with cauliflower, Madras broth, coconut lime, and microgreens.  Very light and mild.

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The Scottish Salmon had a spicy jamaican jerk, tamarind glaze over rum flamed pilaf.  Loved it!!

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No dessert was ordered because we were perfectly satisfied…another time.

Talk to you later…and in the meantime enjoy the sunset!!

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July 29th, 2015

Destination? Parasailing, Dewey Beach Parasail, Fly Dewey, Dewey Beach, Woody’s, Restaurant, AboutMyBeaches Turns 6, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Summer 2015!

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It was in the bucket list.  But, a friend said to feel the rush.  It was going to be peaceful and so much fun.  It was all of that and more.  Friends like Debbie, Sharon, and Cindi….those women that like to enjoy life to its fullest.

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Dewey Beach offers a playground for adults and children, as well.  Water sports are a must when in Dewey.  The Atlantic Ocean on one side and Rehoboth Bay on the other.  In between?  Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

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Our destination was Dewey Beach Parasail, located at the Rusty Rudder on Coastal Highway and Dickinson St.  Tel. 302-227-9507  Website?  http://www.flydewey.com

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After filling a form we were ready for our parasailing adventure.  The boat had already some passangers.  We were the last to get in but the first ones to go parasailing.

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Meet Justin, the Captain, and Dylan, the Crew.  This company is very experienced and has a perfect safety record.

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After going through some pertinent information it was time to get the parasail up in the air.

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It was so easy to take off and also an easy and gentle landing.  They have tandem and triple rides available.  We were going tandem.  This activity is fun for all ages, young to matured ones.  There is a photo package and t-shirts available, as well.

So here we are..first Sharon and I.

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Then, Cindi and Debbie:

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It really was great fun.  Getting a birds eye view of the coast was priceless!!

Then off to Woddy’s for the best crab cakes in town.!!

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Woody’s is located at 1904 Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach.  Tel. 302-260-9945  Website?  http://www.deweybeachbar.com

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For years Woody’s has been considered as the place to go to get the best crab cakes at the Delaware Beaches.  Colossal Lump Crab!

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We all had the crab cakes and loved them.  Just huge chunks of crab meat with no fillers!!

ABOUTMYBEACHES HAS TURNED 6 TODAY….And what a great way to celebrate with some of my good friends.  A few of the usual suspects were missing, but they know who they are.  Up to date I have 1,926 posts with 1,960 comments.  I do have advertising available.  Let me now if you are interested.  $500/year for the banner.  Just send me an email to info@aboutmybeaches.com.

Our day came to an end but not before I let the Dewey Police Dept. know that those meters at the Rusty Rudder need to be checked out.  They are always a problem.  And, Cindi was not happy.

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Have a Good One!! TTYL!!

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