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November 5th, 2014

Sussex County Return Day, Georgetown, Delaware, Hungry? Upper Crust, The Brick Hotel, Patty’s, Unique to Sussex County, Southern Delaware, A Tradition for 222 Years!!


Two days after election day Southern Delaware gathers in Georgetown, Delaware, for Return Day.  2014 will celebrate 101 years of this tradition which is unique to Sussex County.

State Law in 1791 removed Lewes, Delaware, as County Seat.  Georgetown became the new County Seat.  Much more geographically centered was the reason.  The State Law required that the voting take place in the new County Seat.  Those same voters would “return” 2 days later to hear the outcome of the election….therefore the name Return Day began.

The celebration will have a carnival atmosphere….a celebration no less!!  The Courthouse will shine during the festivities.  And, The Circle will be crowded.


There are new traffic patterns in place.  To find out information regarding this and schedule of events, please visit


Hungry?  On The Circle…..


Great food and friendly service.  On Return Day, exhibitor, award-winning folk artist Pamella Bounds-Seemans will be at the Coffee Shop. Check The Upper Crust will be offering a court-themed menu.  The Menu has been updated and a version in Spanish is included.  Please visit

The Upper Crust is located at 7 E. Market St.  Tel. 302-856-2300.  Catering is available….everything is homemade.


The Brick Hotel is located at 18 The Circle, right in the heart of Georgetown.  Tel. 302-856-1836.  Website?  They offer nightly specials.  Open every day.  Happy Hour is from 3 until 6 in The Tavern.  Fridays from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. complimentary appetizers.  Tuesday through Saturday, they serve lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Lite Menu from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sundays the Breakfast buffet is $9 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Outstanding crab soup!!


The Classic Cheeseburger and The Pulled Pork I totally recommend.


The Pulled Pork!!  And, if they offer the Grilled Portobello…then it will be a decision.  Talk to the server.  They are good with their recommendations.


Patty’s is located at 517 South Bedford Street in Georgetown.  Tel. 302-253-8692.  Website?  They cater and deliver, as well.  Find them on Facebook.


I first became acquainted with Patty’s when they catered an event for Fund for Women.  The small chicken salad croissants were outstanding.


Subs, sandwiches, salads, party trays, and gourmet foods.  Patty has been in the business for so many years throughout the U.S.  She is so friendly and the food is so good.  The menu changes constantly but she is happy to tell you that Patty’s serves food from subs to the sublime.

Here is Patty at the counter.


During good weather you can take a seat on her picnic table, otherwise, I think people come in to order and then take out.



Chips from restauranteur Jose Andres!!  Got some.  You pay a bit more but worth it.


On the left is a Grain Salad with Quinoa tossed with Genoa Salami, hot and sweet sopressata, provolone, Goathorn peppers and tomatoes in an oregano vinaigrette.  And, on the right is a Corn Salad tossed with scallions and cherry tomatoes in a smoked paprika vinaigrette.


Have a great day!!

April 14th, 2011

Cake Break, Rehoboth Beach, Bakery, Cake Pops, Cupcakes, Bread, Coffee, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Delaware Beaches



What a million dollar day!!  If you are here, at the Delaware Beaches, you know what I mean.  Just like everybody else, I am trying to spruce up my house for that time of the season when we enjoy that laissez fare type of living.  I could not believe that the guy that came here yesterday spent all day cleaning the gutters, power washing everything in sight.  My house could be a commercial for Bleach.

Today, I went to one of the favorite bakeries in Rehoboth Beach.  Cake Break is located at 7 South First Street.  The Tel. is 302-260-9264.  Check the website   Cake Break is a gourmet cupcake company but that is not the only thing they bake.  They also have special orders, cakes, breads, and buns.  Coffee and light breakfast is available, as well.

I had ordered yesterday a special order bread for my husband who has to eat gluten free.  It is a vegan gluten free bread and it is sitting on my counter waiting for him. 


I noticed that Cake Break had a few new beer cupcakes.  I took a few pictures of them so you could see them.

The Black-N-Tan Guinness Beer Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Icing and a Chocolate Rock on Top.


Then, there was the Car Bomb which was a Guinness Cake with Baileys Irish Cream Icing and Jameson Chocolate Ganache filling.  They also have a Dogfish cupcake.


They always have the cinnamon buns. 


One of the newest additions that attracted my attention were the Cake Pops.  They are made out of vanilla, chocolate or red velvet.  Diane made me eat one; the vanilla.  It was delicious.  These Cape Pops were taken to the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival and they sold hundreds of them.  They are easy to eat because one will satisfy that sweet craving without feeling like you ate the whole cake; perfect for a party or hostess gift.


Open every day, Cake Break is a must stop bake shop in Rehoboth Beach.  Please remember that this bake shop is a nut free facility, as well. 



Talk to you later……

February 21st, 2011

The Gallery Espresso, Rehoboth Beach, Crepes, Paninis, Wraps, Salads, Baked Goods, Restaurant, Review, Delaware Beaches



We did not know what the weather was going to do today, but Paula and I did not care.  All we wanted to do was sit, have a cup of coffee and probably a bite to eat for breakfast.  Yes, we had to catch up.  She is part of that group of friends that are considered my “partners in crime”. 

We decided to go to The Gallery Espresso.  Neither Paula nor I had been there.  Downtown Rehoboth was crowded.  Long week-ends are usually pretty busy this time of the year even if it is cold.


The Gallery Espresso is located at 70 Rehoboth Ave., in the 1st Street Station.  Tel. 302-231-2113.  There is a website, I tried to visit the website but did not open up.  They could be working on it so I am going to confirm that it is the right one.

This is a coffee shop but it has an added twist; an art gallery and retail items.  That side of the coffee shop is being set up so not everything was in place.  They are going into their 3rd year in this location.


During the warmer months you can enjoy outdoor seating; a few tables are available. Please note that they serve all day breakfast and lunch.

The coffee shop is owned by John and Judy.  John took care of us this morning.  I did not know what to order.  They had burritos, egg sandwiches, crepes, hot sandwiches, grilled wraps, salads and grilled paninis.  For the young at heart they have oatmeal, grilled cheese, grilled peanut butter, peanut butter and jelly and peanut butter and fluff.

At first I wanted a crepe but they were dessert crepes.  John suggested the grilled panini.   I had an Egg’n Cheese Panini; swiss and ham on herbed grilled multigrain panini.  It was pretty big.  I don’t know why I say this because I really ate the whole thing.  It was nicely grilled and the combination of swiss cheese, ham and eggs, well, you know how it is…good!!


Paula was not that far behind because she chose the French Toast.  These were big slices of French bread with buttered maple syrup.  She did not have any problems eating this either. I love French toast when is made with French bread; a different flavor and consistency.


Coffee and chatting.  My coffee was bold, served in a large cup.  Their espresso is imported from Italy.  You can buy their brand of coffee right there, as well.


I could not believe we were there for over 3 hours solving the world problems, and also our own.

Then we took a look at a dish going by.  They were beautiful crepes.  I just got up and went to the next door table and asked them if I could take a picture of the Banana Caramel Crepes.  There were 2 crepes filled with fresh bananas, Ghiradelli caramel sauce and whipped cream.  They really did look delicious. 


I always approach the gluten free factor and John told me that this summer they are planning to offer some gluten free items.

The Gallery Espresso was relaxing; perfect place to work on your computer, read the paper; or just enjoy another day at the beach.


Talk to you later…..soon….

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February 13th, 2011

SPoT Coffee, Delray Beach, Florida, Restaurant, Review, South Florida, Palm Beach County



To me, there is no life before coffee.  I love it in the morning and there are times when I enjoy it in the afternoon, as well.  More so on a chilly day.  I consider it a ritual since I drink it every day. 

Just opened a few weeks ago is the newest addition to the eateries in trendy Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.  SPoT Coffee is their name.  Located at 44 East Atlantic Avenue.  Tel. 561-455-4041.  Website?  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.

I went to check it out because they have been working on that corner for quite some time; teasing us with “soon to be opened” signs.  Was it going to be the place to go for coffee or just another coffee shop?

This company’s offices are in Canada and New York.  In existence since 2004.  Delray is not only a destination for vacationers, but for new businesses, as well.

I wanted to try their coffee because it seems that there are so many coffee shops in every corner of every city, but a lot of them over-roast their coffee; giving it a sour taste. 

SPot Coffee is in a great corner.  Its doors open to the sidewalk and tables are scattered around.


There is also a cozy corner with sofas in case you want to make yourself feel at home or read the paper.  Art depicting Atlantic Ave. is also on their walls.



The coffee selections are on a top board.  I decided to have a Mocha.  The Mocha is only prepared with whole milk.  I could not wait to taste it because so far this year I can say that the other great cup of coffee I have sampled was at One World Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland.


I did not have to wait long and I can say that it was delicious.  I sat outside and really enjoyed it.  Creamy, nice and hot; great aroma.


Besides coffee, SPoT Coffee also offers other beverages, baked goods, signature sandwiches like focaccia sandwiches, wraps and pizza.


A blackboard is posted every day with their offerings. 


I only can vouch for their coffee, at this time.  Did not try anything else.  It is so good to have so many choices and to see the patrons enjoying themselves.  I wish them much success.


Please note that SPoT Coffee also has coffee for sale and catering is available. 



Have a great day!!…talk to you later…

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