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December 25th, 2012

Confucius, Chinese Cuisine, Restaurant will open on Christmas Day, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


Yes!!!  Shawn and Danielle, owners of Confucius located on 57 Wilmington Avenue will open on Christmas Day.  This Chinese restaurant will be crowded on Christmas Day so please call 302-227-3848 and make a reservation.  Website?  Please note that Confucius has plenty of gluten free dishes and they can accommodate you.

A few of my favorite dishes are:

The Whole Black Seabass.


And, the Crispy Rockfish Filet with a mild spicy honey vinegar sauce.


Merry Christmas!!

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April 21st, 2012

Eating in…Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Confucius, Chinese Cuisine, Restaurant, Review, Delaware Beaches

“In most dishes in Chinese cuisine, food is prepared in bite sized pieces, ready for direct picking up and eating.  In traditional Chinese cultures, chopsticks are used at the table.  Traditional cuisine is also based on opposites, where hot balances cold, pickled balances fresh and spicy balances mild.”  wikipedia

When visiting Rehoboth Beach you will find that there are so many dining choices.  You might want to try Confucius.  It is a Chinese restaurant located at 57 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-3848.  Website? They open from 5 to 10 p.m. and on Sundays they do have a brunch.  The Sunday hours are 11 until 10 p.m.


Confucius entered the Rehoboth Beach dining scene in 2004.  The building is quaint; the inside, comfortable, warm and welcoming.


But, wait until you meet Shawn and Danielle Xiong.  They are the owners and operators of Confucius, along with their staff.  They are all so friendly and have made Confucius a locals’ favorite.

I told Danielle the other night that Confucius was my favorite Chinese restaurant.  And I meant it.  The restaurant offers superior food quality.  Fine dining comes to mind, with reasonable prices.  A wonderful wine list for the wine aficionado is also available.

Confucius is very aware of gluten allergies.  We can eat with total ease knowing that we will be taken care of.

It was a quiet night in Rehoboth Beach, when we stopped in.  Confucius had a few customers, but it was also later than usual when we arrived.

We first ordered the Salt and Pepper Calamari.  This dish had a nice kick to it.  The calamari was soft; not chewy.


An order of Five Spiced Duck, which had shredded duck meat with celery and fresh hot peppers and cilantro.  It is quite spicy, but that’s how we like it.


And an order of Crispy Rockfish Filet with a mild spicy honey vinegar sauce.  Rockfish is being caught at this time of the year.  I truly loved this dish.  The Rockfish was very lightly fried and the sauce was just excellent.


That’s all we had and we were more than satisfied.  No dessert for us on that evening.

And, I do mean it….Confucius is my favorite Chinese restaurant.

Have a good one!!

December 25th, 2011

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Christmas Day, Restaurant Openings


“Enough is enough, the kitchen has closed.”  Some of you might on that mode today after planning, shopping, wrapping, drinking, cooking, cleaning…and then, to start all over again, today?  Okay…if you are saying “I don’t think so”, then you are lucky if you are in Rehoboth Beach because two restaurants are opening today.

Confucius is a Chinese restaurant located at 57 Wilimington Ave.  Tel. 302-227-3848.  Website  It is one of my favorites and they will be opening all day starting at 11 a.m.

The other restaurant which will open for dinner is Summer House.  It is a sister restaurant to Big Fish Grill and an institution at the Delaware Beaches.

Bar Specials from 4  – 8 p.m.

Dinner will be from 4 – 8 p.m.

Football Menu from 8 p.m. until closing

Summer House is located at 228 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-3895.  Website?

And, if by any chance you have forgotten anything at the grocery store, God forbid, Safeway located on Rt. One at 19238 Coastal Highway will be opening from 8 until 4 p.m.

Giant, located on Long Neck on Rt. 24 will also be open today.


Have a Good One!!

March 4th, 2011

Comfort Zone, Bethany Blues, Lewes, Confucius, Pasqualini’s is Open for the Season, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


Bethany Blues in Lewes, Delaware, is a must if you are in the mood for good barbecue.  Besides the food they are bringing good musicians into their restaurant.  Check their website, If you going out tonight stop by, get a bite to eat and listen to Comfort Zone, which will be the performers this evening, starting at 8:30 p.m. 


Bethany Blues is located at 18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-644-2500.


Open for the season is Pasqualini’s Bakery.  Thursdays until Sundays for March and April, then full steam ahead once the season gets under way.  They are located at 37560 Atlantic Ave., Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-2111.  Website?


Besides being a full fledge bakery with delicious coffee cakes, muffins, breads, etc.  they also have gourmet dog biscuits.



All the cravings I get during the week for particular foods, Chinese is also one of them.  The other day went to Confucius, which I have blogged plenty of times.  It is located on 57 Wilmington Ave., tel. 302-227-3848.  Website is

It was quiet, so they made me a dish that they used to make when they had a restaurant in Wilmington.  Seasoned Beef, I believe it was called.  It was good, with a slight kick of heat and a light sauce.


Frog legs were also ordered.  I am not crazy about them.  I don’t like the look of them; my opinion. I have not tried them and I can usually try anything.


Also the salt and pepper shrimp were ordered, as well.  The shredded peppers were spicy; just enough.


The sauteed green beans are a must at Confucius.  They have tiny shrimp and a bit of soy sauce; just gives them a special flavor.  Cooked al dente, they are great.


An uneventful evening; relaxing.


Have a good Friday…see you…

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December 15th, 2010

Confucius, Chinese Cuisine, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Restaurant, Review



In Rehoboth Beach, one of my regular restaurants, especially if I am in a mood for good Chinese food is Confucius.  I have written posts about it in the past.  To tell you the truth, I don’t really think I have ever had a bad meal there.  I like it.  I feel comfortable there; relaxed.


The Wednesday before I took off for sunny and frigid South Florida I ate at Confucius.  Not in the mood for cooking but wanting something spicy and interesting.  Those thoughts took me to Confucius.  They are located at 57 Wilmington Ave., tel. 302-227-3848.  Website is

It was quiet in Rehoboth that evening.  The town looked great; all decorated for the holidays.

Shawn and Danielle own this restaurant.  Friendly beyond belief.  The waitresses that work the restaurant are knowledgeable; always happy to see you.

For an appetizer I ordered the sauteed string beans.  This is a side dish but I love it as an appetizer.  Crispy green beans, with dried shrimp and soy sauce.  Shawn used wheat free soy sauce, knowing that my husband has to eat gluten free.


I thought of ordering the whole seabass but they did not have it on that evening.  Here is the picture of my last seabass.  Crazy isn’t it?  I remembered that it was delicious.


I decided on the Five Spiced Duck.  Shredded duck with celery, fresh hot peppers and cilantro.  Good combination and very spicy but I loved it even though I drank like 5 glasses of iced tea.


The other dish was not on the menu but Shawn decided it would be a good one.  Salt and pepper shrimp, scallops and calamari with those fresh hot peppers, as well.  I tasted a scallop and it was crispy on the outside; moist in the middle.


No dessert, but a good satisfying meal.  Very unique Chinese cuisine.  Lucky to have them in Rehoboth Beach.

Confucius closes on Tuesdays in the winter.  Mondays is 1/2 price of all fish entrees.  Sundays the Peking Duck is $15.95 for half or $29.95 for whole.  Sundays the brunch is still there with 3 items for $10.  On Sundays they open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.  The other days they open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Please note that Confucius also offers take-out.   Confucius is also very aware of the gluten free allergy. 

Note:  On the subject of gluten awareness I have to tell you that I have found that in South Florida the restaurants are not aware of the allergy.  I am most surprised that restaurants don’t inform their staff about this or any other allergy.  South Florida is very progressive in many things, but on this, it is not. 


Try it….you will like it… to you later….

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October 11th, 2010

Rehoboth Beach, Restaurants, Downtown, Specials, Off Season Specials, Delaware Beaches, What’s Going On?



Rehoboth Beach is one of those coastal towns located in Delaware that is known for its good restaurants.  Even though I have lived here for many years, there are still some that I have not visited. 

A year ago I started my blog and during this past year I have reviewed some of the downtown restaurants.  Once I have reviewed a restaurant or business I send them an e-mail.  My reviews are, of course, my personal opinion.  I think the restaurants appreciate comments; how the customer has been treated from the moment he or she steps into their establishment. 

With that said, I am now getting e-mails with the fall offerings and specials.  The following list, is by no means complete.  I am getting there and I will keep passing on the information as I get it or find it.


The Back Porch Cafe – 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-3674,  The restaurant will be open in October for long week-ends.  They will be serving their fixed price menu on Thursdays.  Regular dinner menu will be available Friday through Sunday.  The Back Porch is open for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays and for Sunday Brunch. 

They will close for the season on Sunday, October 31st.

Note:  I wrote a post on the Back Porch on 10/1/09.  If you would like to read it, please click under Archives on the month of October and scroll down to the date.




Big Fish Grill – Even though this restaurant is not in downtown Rehoboth I decided to include it since its sister restaurant, the Summer House, is.

Big Fish Grill is located on 4117 Hwy. One, Rehoboth Beach, tel. 302-227-3474, or 227-3665,

Happy Hour – Only at the Bar.  Mondays through Thursdays 5 – 7 p.m., Fridays 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 4 – 6 p.m.  1/2 priced appetizers.

On October 31st – Kids under 12 eat free if they are wearing a costume from 4 – 8 p.m.  A picture will be taken and the best costume will be picked, as well.

Big Fish Grill has started cooking classes.  I attended one this year and it was excellent.  Next one will be 10/23 and then 11/6, 11/10, 11/20, 12/4 and 12/8.  Please check the above mentioned website for information and the 2011 class schedule.

Please have in mind that the restaurant is available for fundraising events Sundays through Thursdays from October to April.  Please call them for more info.

Note:  I wrote 2 posts on this restaurant; one on 1/23/10, during the cooking class and one on 9/20/10.  Just go under the Archives and click on those months and scroll down to the dates.


Summer House – Sister restaurant of Big Fish is located at 228 Rehoboth Ave, tel. 302-227-3895,

Happy Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 4 – 7 p.m. Only At the Bar.

Catch NFL Games – specials on drinks during the game.

On Saturday, 10/30 is the 3rd Annual Halloween Scream Beach Bar Crawl.  It is a party and costume contest.  The winner will be announced at midnight and will win $200 in cash and the second place will win $50.

On Sunday, 10/31 kids under 12 will eat free if they are wearing a costume from 4 – 8 p.m. A picture will be taken and the best costume will be picked.




Cafe Azafran – 18 Baltimore Ave., tel. 302-227-8100,

This restaurant has a sister restaurant in Lewes.  It opened this season on trendy Baltimore Ave., one block from the boardwalk.

Mondays – 1/2 price bottles of wine

Tuesdays – Prix-Fixe (3 course menu for $23), plus 1/2 bottles of wine (any wine under $60 on their list)


Wednesdays – Tapas Happy Hour ($7 tapas and $7 glasses of wine off their wine board)

Thursdays – Steak & Wine Nite – 3 great steaks with 3 different preparations.  Choose your steak and then choose your preparation for the one price.  Steak dinner is served with a green salad, Jason’s bread and olives $17. 

Select red wines will be on special by the glass or bottle.  Add on for steak dinners $9, either a crab cake, shrimp plancha or seared scallops.

Tapas Happy Hour Sundays – Thursdays from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Bar and Dining Room with $7 Tapas Menu and discounted Drink Specials.

Note:  I wrote a post on this restaurant on 8/9/10.  If you would like to see it just click on the month of August under Archives and scroll down to the date.




Cafe Sole – Located at 44 Baltimore Ave., tel. 302-227-7107,  Their fall specials are on-going.

Half price entrees every Wednesday evening.  This is a local’s favorite. 

Jazz Festival Update:

The festival is this coming week-end and Cafe Sole is excited to announce that 2 great groups have been booked for their restaurant.

Friday, October 15th – Clap, sing, and tap your feet to the authentic New Orleands sound of “The Cornbread Five”.  This is a group of dedicated musicians (and music teachers) who are passionate about honoring the traditions of music from The Big Easy.

Saturday, October 16th – The mellow jazz styling of The Lauren Lark Quartet.  Led by awesome singer/songwriter Lauren Lark, the group will revive your memories of the age of smooth jazz and romantic cheek-to-cheek dancing.

Choose a night (or choose both) and call for a reservation.

Sunday Brunch is from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Note:  I wrote about this restaurant on 9/1/09.  If you would like to read it just click on the month of September, 2009 and scroll down to the date.




Conch Island – Key West Bar & Grill.  This is another restaurant that opened at 207 Rehoboth Ave. this year.  Tel. 302-226-9378,  It has been well received.

Happy Hour is from 3 until 7 p.m. every day of the week and all day on Sundays.

$4 dozen wings, $1 oysters, 1/2 price steamed shrimp, $2.50 Miller/Light Coors Bottles, $4.50 Captain Morgan/Smirnoff mixed drinks, $4 American Honey Shots and $5 Patron Shots.

Conch Island has entertainment, as well.   For more information, please call the above telephone number or visit their website.

Note:  My post for this restaurant was on 5/10/10.  All you have to do, if you would like to see it, it click under Archives, on the month of May and scroll down to the date.




Confucius – Chinese Cuisine, located at 57 Wilmington Ave., tel. 302-227-2848,  I frequent this restaurant a lot and love their food and service.

Mondays – All fish entrees are 1/2 price.

Sundays – Peking Duck is $15.95 for 1/2 or $29.95 for whole.

Sunday Brunch – 3 items for $10.00

All specials are for dine-in only, while the supplies last.


Note:  On 12/21/09 I wrote about Confucius.  All you have to do to read it is go under Archives on the left hand side of this website and click on December of 2009 and scroll down to the date.





Cultured Pearl – Located on 301 Rehoboth Ave., this restaurant is one of the most popular in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-8493, 302-227-4217 for carry out.

Monday Night Sushi at the Pearl is back for a second season with a couple of new twists and turns to it.  Once this night caught on, it got very crowded, so reservations are suggested.


For more info. on what this restaurant has to offer, please check the website.

Note:  My post for the Cultured Pearl was on 8/24/10.  To see it just click on the month of August under Archives on the left hand side of this website and scroll down to the date.




Eden – Located at 23 Baltimore Ave., tel. 302-227-3330,  This is another very popular restaurant in downtown Rehoboth.  I tried it for the first time this summer and had a wonderful meal.


Wednesdays – Prix Fixe – 3 Courses for $35.00

Note:  My post on Eden was on 9/9/10.  Just click on the month of September under Archives and scroll down to the date.




Hobos – Eco Global Fusion Cuisine.  Mexico, Europe and the Mediterranean with a few additions in between.  Location?  56 Baltimore Ave., tel. 302-226-2226,

Tuesday, October 12th – Whole Body Health Program by Gretchen Hanson, Hobo’s owner and Chef. 

This 30 day program is for people that want to feel better, get healthy and lose  weight involving cooking classes, a detox from processed foods and an all around food overhaul.  It is free and it is at Hobos. It will last until November 16th.  It is a complete overhaul of the way you eat eliminating all processed foods, white flour, hfcs, hydrogenated fats, sugar, etc.  It involves her undivided attention and lots of one on one counseling time and 5 free cooking classes in exchange to your committing to follow the plan for 30 days.

Gretchen is writing a book which will be finished next spring so the participants will agree to be a part of it, as well.  Most importantly, this is not a diet, it is a lifestyle, which means that there is no weighing, measuring and calorie counting; just real, delicious food….


Thursday, October 14th – Hobos Restaurant & Crush & Press jointly host a tasting dinner of Extra Virgin Olive Oils & Rhone Valley + Wines.  It is at 6:30 p.m. at Hobos.

It is $55 per person and you can make reservations on line at  The olive oils tasted will be available for purchase the night of the event.

Menu will include:

Heirloom tomatoes preserved with lemon thyme and stuffed with arugula pistou

“Cream” of  roasted cauliflower and artichoke soup with garlic rouille

Polenta cakes with nutmeg mushroom duxelles

Salt smoked sea scallops and caramelized shallot and leek risotto timbales

Almond Mandarin olive oil cake

Note:  I wrote a post on 6/10/10 on Hobos.  If you would like to see it just click on the month of June under Archives and scroll down to the date.




Lupo di Mare – One of the many restaurants of the Sodel Group is located at 247 Rehoboth Ave., right by Hotel Rehoboth and Mod Cottage.  Tel. 302-226-2240,

Tuesday, October 12th is the Women & Wine Club Event – Starting at 6:30 p.m. “Pino Envy” – Enjoy a 4 course meal matched to wines chosen by Southern Wine & Spirits.  Cost is $39.00.

For reservations, please contact Molly King at or at 302-275-0183.  A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Rehoboth Beach Village Improvement Association.

Fall Specials:

Wednesdays – 1/2 price pasta

Thursdays – 1/2 price select bottles of wine

Wednesdays – Saturdays, if seated before 6 p.m. – Prix Fixe: 3 Chef designed courses for $19.00

Sundays – Sunday Supper – 3 Chef designed courses for $19.00

Happy Hour – Wednesdays – Sundays, 5 – 7 p.m. – Drink and appetizer specials.

This restaurant is available for specials events and catering.  Please call them for details.




MIXX  – It is American Fusion Cuisine – Full menu with tapas (smaller) portions.  Located at 26 Baltimore Ave., tel. 302-226-8700,

I enjoyed this restaurant very much when I visited last year.  I wrote a review on 6/3/10 and if you would like to see it, just click on the month of June, 2009 under Archives on the left hand side of the website.  Scroll down to the date.


Mondays and Tuesdays MIXX is closed.

Wednesdays – $8 Gourmet Burgers, 1/2 price martinis

Thursdays – Half Price Wine ( glass and bottle), $6 Wine flight, plus free tapas appetizers, soup or MIXX salad with entree.

Fridays and Saturdays – Early MIXX – 20 % off entire check until 6:30 p.m. nightly (dining room only).

Happy Hour – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. (Bar Only) – $3 house wine, $3 all beers, $5 mixed drinks and $7 martinis.

Sundays – Brunch from 10 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

Buy one, get one free (any dinner entree) Sunday evenings. 

Please note that there is a 20% theatre discount, if you are attending a performance.

Jazz Update at MIXX:

Friday – 6 – 10:30 p.m.  Matthew Kenworthy

Saturday – 7 – 10 p.m. Tear the Roof Off Trio

Sunday Brunch – 10 – 1 p.m. Matthew Kenworthy

If you have any questions, please give them a call since specials and events are subject to change without notice.


It all sounds pretty good, don’t you think?  Enjoy!! 

Talk to you later….

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