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February 24th, 2013

Dorman’s Donut Shoppe, Coffee & Bake Shop, Bagels, Fritters, Hand Dipped Donuts, Muffin Tops, Pastries, Sticky Buns…..Good Morning to You Too!!, Delaware Beaches


If you want to feel good go to a bake shop…better yet, go to a doughnut shop; they are happy places. This is what happened the other day when I visited a new doughnut shop called Dorman’s Donut Shoppe that opened at the end of January.  Opening at that time of the year was going to give them plenty of practice, so when the gates open to our beaches they would be more than ready.  Surprise, surprise….they have been so busy because year-round residents have received them with open arms.  I saw it for myself, and it was great to see.


My friend, Richard, knows Southern Delaware; Lewes in particular, like no other.  He loves to discover new places to eat.  He is always right on target.  Following his lead I went to Dorman’s Donut Shoppe located at 33247 Peddlers Village in the Angola area, on Rt. 24.  The address shows Lewes, Delaware, but in reality, it is in between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach; just minutes away. Tel. 302-827-1075. Rt. 24 is a well traveled route from Rehoboth/Lewes to Millsboro.


You will find Cheryl Dorman, her daughter in law, Stephanie, and Joan Mikulak making sure you get prompt service, delivered with plenty of smiles.  They are very excited about their new business and for the looks of it, customers were too.


Meet Arthur Sutton; usually customers don’t want anything to do with pictures, but he was picking up his order and with a big smile told me to go ahead.  Other customers were behaving in the same way.


Dorman’s Donut Shoppe is comfortable with plenty of tables for customers to sit, lounge and enjoy some of the many delicious offerings.  If you are in a hurry, there is a drive-thru window, as well.


Everything is homemade at Dorman’s, except the bagels.  The apple fritters got my attention first; they looked great.  I decided to “tour” the counter, but not before I ordered a bold cup of coffee.


Then, the banana walnut baked fritters with caramelized drizzle came next.


Muffin tops are very popular.  People love them; favorite part of a muffin. These were banana walnut, and blueberry muffin tops.


Followed by the chocolate chip muffin tops.


Stephanie brought me a sample of doughnuts…from left to right they were:  chocolate chip with peanut butter cookie, salty caramel, chocolate frosted with a dollop of butter cream, maple walnut, and German chocolate.


The sticky buns looked amazing.


They also have homemade croissants and cookies.


Between customers I chatted with Cheryl and Stephanie.  Cheryl told me that her mother had been a professional baker with cakes being her specialty. They will be adding more baked goods to the shop and have plenty of ideas for the immediate future.

Dorman’s Donuts also offer locally made granola and oatmeal mixes made by by Susie’s Wild Oats.  Gluten free granola is available by special order.


Usually you see people buying a doughnut here or there but, I am not sure, maybe it was because it was Friday, but they were  being ordered by the dozen.


You can customized the doughnuts to your liking.  Stephanie was making some more doughnuts and decided to give me some to take home; her favorites.





Two complete different flavors; the salty caramel, combines that sweetness and salty taste…could become a daily addiction.  I hope not.  If you like chocolate….the chocolate frosted is sooo good.

Dorman’s opens daily early until 3 p.m.  You can find them on Facebook as Dorman’s Donut Shoppe.

Have a great day!!


December 29th, 2012

Fractured Prune, The Donut Shoppe, Specialty Donuts, Bagels, Breakfast Sandwiches, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Fractured Prune opens at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, during the winter.  I thought about them because when I looked at the house next door…..relatives visiting.  Lots of them for this holiday week-end.  When you have so many guests, and everyone gets up at different times of the morning….I guess brewing coffee and a box of donuts could calm them until the next meal.

I forgot to tell you that it is cold and rainy.  A long day.

Fractured Prune started in Ocean City, Maryland around 1976.  The one in Rehoboth Beach is owned by Jody and Diane Smith.  It is located on 20214 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  Tel. 302-227-0747.  Website?  You will not miss this location.  Purple and bright green colors!!  You can also find them on Facebook.

Besides donuts, they also have bagels and breakfast sandwiches all day long.

The donuts are hot-hand dipped donuts.  They are made to order. They are also the perfect size.


They offer specialty donuts, but, you can also create your own using a variety of glazes, toppings and sugars.


You can check their menu by visiting

Still in the Holiday mood, I chose Rainbow Sprinkles and Coffee Cake donuts.


The only problems with these warm delicious donuts is that they can become an addiction!

Have a great week-end….talk to you later.

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July 14th, 2011

K & H Hot Bagels, Breakfast, Lunch, Wholesale, Retail, Rehoboth Beach, Restaurant, Review, Delaware Beaches



Over a week ago, Trish said to me, as I was walking my neighborhood, that she was going to get bagels from the new place located at Midway.  I did not know there was a bagel place there. But, I did find out that they opened 3 months ago. Put it in the back of my mind as a possible post for my blog. 

I also have a friend that eats a bagel and a banana every single day.  I, on the other hand, hardly eat bagels.  Therefore, I am no expert.

Bagels were brought to the U.S. by immigrant Polish-Jews.  In 2008, Gregory Chamitoff, an astronaut, was the first person known to have taken 18 sesame seed bagels into space on his 2008 Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station.

Today, I decided that K & H Hot Bagels was the place to check out.


First of all, K & H Hot Bagels is located at 18675 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  It is the same shopping center where the Midway Movie Theaters are located, Rt. 1.  Tel. 302-645-1535, Fax 302-645-1570.  Plenty of parking available at all times.

They open 7 days a week.  Mondays to Saturdays from 5 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sundays from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.

I spoke to Herberth Loaiza.  He told me that his alarm wakes him up every day at 3:00 a.m.  Yes, that early.  All bagles are baked in the premises.  No preservatives are added; everything is 100% natural, no fat, and no cholesterol.



They also make bialys, which are small rolls that are a traditional Polish dish.  They are similar to a bagel but instead of being boiled before baking, a bialy is simply baked and there is no hole in the middle; a depression instead.


Herberth told me that they also bake pastries and muffins.  Breakfast is served all day.  But, the restaurant also has homemade soups, which are never frozen.


Available are also gourmet salad sandwiches, premium cold cut and cheese sandwiches, wraps,and fresh salads. Some from the grill, like cheesesteak hero, chicken cheesesteak, tuna melt, grilled roast beef, onions, mushrooms and gravy, among others.

You can also call or fax your orders in and they will have them ready for you.


I bought an everything bagel, a roll and a sundried tomato bagel.  I decided to eat the sundried tomato bagel and I found it to have a nice crusty outside and a soft middle.  I even ate it plain.

K & H Hot Bagels have coffee and cold drinks.  Tables are also available in case you want to sit down and take a break.


It was time to go but not before I was able to take a peek at their kitchen which had bagels and other goodies resting until it was time to be baked.




Let me know how you like them.  And, remember that they do sale retail and wholesale.

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Talk to you later….what a beautiful day it was….the visitors must be having a ball!!

February 9th, 2011

Way Beyond Bagels, Delray Beach, Florida, Restaurant, Review, Palm Beach County, A New York Style Deli Market



About 6 or 7 years ago I went with Shelley and Scott to this New York Style Deli Market called Way Beyond Bagels.  It is located at the Shoppes at Addison Place.  The address is 16850 Jog Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33446.  Tel. 561-638-1320.  The website is  This area is called “county club mile” because if you drive on this road, all you will pass is one country club/gated community after another.

I always used to get their chopped liver and their waldorf chicken salad; my mouth was just watering thinking about it.  Since we were out and about it was the perfect place to stop and get a bite to eat.  I have not been there in quite some time. 

You do need a car since you have to go west from downtown Delray Beach.  I took Atlantic Avenue to Jog.  Then turned left and went about 1 mile.  You will see it on the left hand side of the road.

It is always crowded; very popular.  They open Mondays to Fridays from 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

When you step in all you see is beautiful food every where.  It really is a New York Style Deli Market.  Everything looks so fresh.

They carry Brooklyn’s finest smoked fish like nova, belly, sturgeon, sable, chopped nova, whitefish, scotch salmon and baked salmon.


They have about 2 dozen different bagel flavors, and hand whipped specialty cream cheeses.



They have salads and ready to go salads, soups like split pea and chicken noodle.  The day I went they also had chicken pot pie, stuffed cabbage and wraps all ready to go. 


I almost forgot to tell you that they have a great assortment of baked goods.  For example, the cookies looked great but I did not get any.  I cannot tempt myself that way.  They had mini linzer tarts, and ruggalah, muffins, homemade chocolate flourless torte, homemade chocolate peanut butter flourless torte, just to name a few.




We ordered one croissant sandwich with waldorf chicken salad.  It was delicious.


Mine was a plain bagel with chopped liver and the works.  It was just like I expected it to be; fantastic.  I even bought chopped liver to go.


It is one of those places that you can come for breakfast, lunch or even stop and get something for a light dinner. 



There is a self serve dining room and also outdoor seating.  The outdoor seating is so popular that it really was hard to find an empty table, therefore, we ate inside.

Way Beyond Bagels caters, but please call them or go on their website above mentioned for more information.  They offer free delivery on all orders above $125.00.


It’s good to talk to you….I’ll do that later again.  See you,

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December 11th, 2010

Cake Break, Gourmet Cupcakes, Vegan, Vegan Icing, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches



Some of the side streets in Rehoboth Beach might look a little quiet now, but let’s not forget the businesses that are there day in and day out.  Cake Break is one of them.  Open year round, at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast, serving bagel sandwiches, breakfast pastries, organic coffee and espresso.


Location?  7 South First St., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. 302- 260-9264.  Website is  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter, as well.

Their rum raisin bread pudding cupcake/muffin is so delicious with a light icing.


Fresh bread is baked daily: challa, old fashioned loaf, white, and baguettes.


Plus 20 flavors of gourmet cupcakes.


Cake Break is a nut free facility; gluten free, vegan, vegan icing, for those of you with food allergies.

I wanted to pass this info. to you just in case you are walking around Rehoboth and need a sweet fix.  But that’s not all because Cake Break is taking special orders for holiday cupcakes and cakes.  All you need to do is given them a call.


Have a great Holiday Season….talk to you later….

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September 6th, 2010

The Bake Shoppe, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Famous Polish Babkas, Split Cream Donuts, Cakes, Pies, Pastries, Review, Delaware Beaches


Once again, Renee hits the nail on the head.  It is so funny because when you hear Renee talk, and had never met her, you think this woman must be huge.  Her appetite for Annie Banannies custard, and her obsession with cup cakes; eaten practically every day would make anyone gain weight just by thinking about it.  Well, she is very thin.  Really, I don’t know where she puts it.  Her target this week is a Split Cream Donut.


She told me I needed to check the Split Cream Donuts at The Bake Shoppe, right on 222 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  The tel. is 302-226-0176.  The owners are John & Joyce Michalek and they have been at this location for 12 years (right across from the Fire Hall).

Rushing I did; had to, thinking that by the time I got there all baked goods would be gone. I could not believe it, they were out of Split Cream Donuts. So, on an on I went about Renee; well, they made one for me just on the spot.  Talking about freshly made.

Split Cream Donut

Split Cream Donut

This is a full fledge baked shop and baked goods are all made fresh, from scratch.  They have donuts, danish, cookies, cakes, beach cookie cut-outs, sticky buns, mini pastries, rustic breads and rolls, bagels, cupcakes and donuts.   The bagels come every day from the Bagel Shop in Milton, up the road, north of Lewes.










Joyce told me that they are well known for their Polish Babkas.  Babka comes from baba, a very tall, delicate yet rich yeast-risen cake from Western Russia and Eastern Poland.  Traditional Babkas have a fruit filling; the more modern ones may be filled with a chocolate or a cheese filling.

Polish Babkas

Polish Babkas

Today at the Bake Shoppe the Babkas were made out with a cheese filling and a cherry filling.  As the seasons change so do the fillings change, as well.

Polish Babkas - Cheese on the Left and Cherry on the right

Polish Babkas - Cheese on the Left and Cherry on the right

Joyce and and John are very friendly and will answer all your questions about their baked goods.  There is coffee available and you can even sit at a table or the bar and enjoy the treats.


I left with my Split Cream Donut and decided to have my own tasting at home.  I can truly tell you that I have not had a donut in years.  I try not to.  They are just too fatenning period.  I am not going there.  But, gosh, I will tell you that I ate this one with great pleasure.  I did take some of the filling out so as not to feel too guilty, though.  It was very light and not dry.  Actually, the filling was light too.  Delicious!!


Thanks Renee.

Talk to you later…you know I will….


Note:  The Bake Shoppe accepts custom orders.

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August 20th, 2010

Cake Break, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Gourmet Cupcakes, Vegan, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Coffee, Smoothies, Breakfast Cupcakes, Bagels, Delaware Beaches



Hey, how are you?  This is the third time I am going to be talking about cupcakes.


Is there a battle between Cupcakes and Muffins; Really?  A Faceoff, no less.

What are the differences between one another and, which ones do we ultimately like best? 


Ask anyone and they will tell you that the differences are that the cupcakes have that wonderful frosting which evoke childhood memories; the muffin, well it’s just a muffin.


But, no way, the difference is really about sweetness.  The cupcake is a “small cake” and one individual portion; whereas, the muffin, while also an individual portion is often sweetened, but not necessarily.


Muffins tend to be more like breads.  They are more dense and therefore, more flour is used.  There is a marked difference in texture.  The cupcake is much lighter and, of course, there is that icing.



I had mentioned to a couple of people that I was going to be visiting Cake Break located at 7 South First St., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. 302-260-9264.  Website They are on Facebook and Twitter.  E-mail is  They are open from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. 

Rachel Rockstarr contacted me through this blog and told me that I needed to try them. Some of the people I talked to had different opinions; I needed to check them out myself.

At Cake Break I met Eleanor, Samjeeb, Andriy and Jackie.  All work in different capacities and all very eager to show me the shop. 


It is not only cupcakes that are baked and sold here but they also have Surf Bagels, coffee, newspapers, cinnamon rolls, smoothies and breakfast cupcakes.  The menu changes daily.  You may choose to sit on one of their stools or outside on the bench.



Cake Break can customize any cupcake.  They also bake special order cakes.  Just give them a little bit of time and they will have them ready for you.  You can also call Cake Break ahead of time and pick up your order at curbside.


Customers with food allergies should breathe a sight of relief.  They offer Vegan, Nut Free and Gluten Free cupcakes.  The Gluten Free and the Nut Free can easily be iced, but they are still in the developing stages of a Vegan free icing.  Remember that vegans do not consume any animal products.

The chocolate gluten free cupcake got the best reviews in my household.  We have tried many of them and by far this one was the best.

The Red Velvet with red cocoa, and cream cheese icing was delicious but I have to tell you that my personal favorite was the Rum Raisin Bread Pudding cupcake/muffin.  It had cinnamon, raisins and a rum icing.


Eleanor loves to make coffee and I had an iced coffee latte and off I went to explore what else Rehoboth had to offer on a summer day.


The question by Cake Break to you is, “Is it time for you to take a cake break.?”

And, my question to you is, Will Cake Break make it into the Cup Cake Wars on t.v.?  Stay tuned.


Note:  If you would like to check my other 2 posts on cupcakes, then go to the left hand side of this blog and under Archives click on January and scroll down to the 5th.  That was Sweet Sin in Baltimore, Maryland.  You can check the other post by clicking on the month of June and scroll down to the 14th and that company, Cupcake Couture is in Delray Beach, Florida.


Have a great week-end!!


February 6th, 2010

Surf Bagel…”A Solid Menu and A Cool Place to Hang Out and Eat”…Restaurant…Review…Delaware Beaches…Lewes…



“Palm Trees, Ocean Breeze

Salty Air – Sun Kissed Hair

that Endless Summer

take me There….


While preparing for the impending blizzard, I decided that having lunch at Surf Bagel would be the thing to do on a gray day like Friday.  You could feel it in the air.  Groceries stores were packed; customers buying the necesssary staples for a snowed in week-end.

I only found out about Surf Bagel this past December when one of my sons got a bagel sandwich for breakfast.  It was delicious, so I put it on the back of my mind for a future post on this blog. 

Back on October 25th, I wrote about Ocean Side Pizzeria in Fenwick Island, and the substance of the blog, besides that establishment, was that all coastal towns have beach eateries.  They are dependable and we all love them.  In that same post I mentioned a few of the other beach eateries that I have enjoyed in the past.  For example in Ocean City, Maryland you will find Tommy’s Sub on 28th St. and Coastal Highway, also in Ocean City there is Anthony’s, and how can I forget the hamburgers and milk shakes at Hodad’s located on Newport Ave. in Ocean Beach, California.  Growing up in Puerto Rico the place to go was El Gaucho Burger on Ashford Ave.  Their Cubanos and Media Noches were tremendous.

So, to that group of beach eateries, I have to add Surf Bagel.


Surf Bagel is located at 17382 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE.  It is at Five Points, between Best’s Ace Hardware and the Rock Pile.  The tel. is 302-644-1822.  The website is Hours of operation are weekdays from 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

It is a colorful place greeting everyone with that big surfboard displaying their name.  Surf Bagel?  The Vitella brothers are natives.  Dave combined his love for surfing and bagels and the rest is history.  He then invited his brother, Tom, and this beach eatery has continued to thrive. 

During the so many years of surfing, a constant has been bagels; fuel for the body.  You know a bagel is a bread product, usually shaped by hand into the form of a ring.  It is first boiled for a short time in water and then baked.  It comes out dense, chewey, with a doughy interior and sometimes a browned and crispy exterior. 

The basic roll, with a hole design is hundreds of years old and besides providing for a more even cooking and baking of the dough; the hole is used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing for easier handling.

It was invented before 1683 in Poland, for Lent, and in the 16th and first half of the 17th centuries it became a staple of the Polish national diet.

Surf Bagel is bigger than you think.  Plenty of seating to eat in but they do a big business with their carry-out service.   They offer business deliveries to lcoal establishments in the Lewes area, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but only during the week.  You may fax your order to 302-644-8214. There is a $25 minimum.  Another service they provide is catering and you may call ahead for a variety of party trays.

Surf Bagel is very involved in the community, sponsoring sports events; the wall pictures and trophies can attest to that.

Bagels are only part of what you can get in this beach eatery.  There are breakfast sandwiches, subs, cheese steaks, pastries, wraps, salads, daily soups, all natural smoothies, coffees, and even a kid’s menu.

Today I chose one of their Tubular Wraps; the Flyin’ Hawaiian Wrap, which had grilled chicken, onions, pineapple and peppers, sauteed in Surf Bagel’s own Teriyaki BBQ sauce, topped with tomatoes and their 3 cheese blend.

While I was waiting for my wrap which really took no time at all, customers kept coming in.  A gentleman was sitting by himself enjoying his lunch and I started talking to him.  His name was Tom Vitella, one of the owners.  He was so nice and gracious and he told me that they had been in the business for about 6 years. Where have I been?  Too many places to discover in all these beach towns.

My wrap arrived and I will tell you that it was a messy one but it was worth it. Come on, some things like this wrap, or corn on the cob or ribs you have to get your hands dirty.  Look at the picture. I hate to admit it, but I ate the whole thing. The sauce was not too thick and not too thin, perfectly seasoned.

Flyin' Hawaiian Wrap

Flyin' Hawaiian Wrap

Inside the restaurant I felt like it was Summer, but then I opened the door and reality set in.

It reminded me that I still needed to get some salt for the driveway….Talk to you later….



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