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January 1st, 2014

New Year’s Day!! Coffee, Breakfast, Baked Goods, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

And….Good Morning to you too!!  Looking for coffee, baked goods, breakfast?  Rehoboth Beach is slowly waking up…these are a few places you might want to try.  They have been in Rehoboth for a long time and are consistently good.  Guess what?  They all serve pretty good coffee!!

ROBIN HOOD RESTAURANT, located at 54 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-0770.

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THE COFFEE MILL, located at 127 Rehoboth Avenue, Suite B in the Rehoboth Mews Alley.

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THE BAKE SHOPPE, located at 222 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-226-0176.

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CRYSTAL RESTAURANT, located at 37300 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-1088

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A side of Creamed Chipped Beef!!

A side of Creamed Chipped Beef!!

THE POINT COFFEE HOUSE, located at 722 Rehoboth Avenue Extended.  Tel. 302-260-9734.

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THE FRACTURED PRUNE, located at 20214 Coastal Highway…Homemade, hot donuts!!  Tel. 302-227-0747.

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Have a Great Day!!

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December 31st, 2012

Crystal Restaurant, Locals’ Hangout, Breakfast & Lunch, Full Bar, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches….Open on New Year’s Day!!

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This post is for my friends that “hangout” at Crystal every time we get the chance.  A little displaced, we are, at this time of the year.  But, every time they are in my thoughts when I eat at Crystal.  They know who they are.

Crystal is located at 37300 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-1088.  It was my last breakfast of 2012.  Since my friends were not here to join me, I brought second best; my two sons.

Crystal was totally packed.  Visitors and locals making a special breakfast morning something to be remembered.  Great weather too!!

I had to be fast with my camera.  We chose the following.

Crab Benedict, using crab meat instead of Canadian Bacon.  This dish is packed with crab meat.  It is always served with that tiny steak knife.  Too funny!

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A Norwegian Benedict, using smoked salmon instead of Canadian Bacon.  It was a huge portion….a little doggy bag for later on.

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French Toast was my choice.  I have not had it in a long time.  It’s a good one at Crystal!!

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Never fails; well done scrapple.  Sorry, but I do love it.

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A side order of Creamed Chip Beef for the table almost did us in.

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A perfect breakfast….enjoying the holidays in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware!!

Note:  Crystal serves breakfast and lunch.  Breakfast sandwiches, cereal, side orders, eggs, omelettes, a kids’ corner, salads, grilled sandwiches, specialty burgers, sandwiches….and on and on.

Happy New Year’s!!

October 28th, 2012

Then, Along Came Sandy…Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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What happened?  Not enough treats; we had to pick a trick?  What a way to finish what started a beautiful week-end in Rehoboth Beach.

By now the whole nation and beyond know that Rehoboth Beach is located in the state of Delaware and not in North Carolina.  Our residents, using social media did not keep quiet.

I don’t know if we have been too complacent, but I decided to go and visit downtown Rehoboth Beach this morning.  I wanted to see how this town was reacting to such an impending weather system.

I decided to go to Cullen Street.  This street is in Dewey Beach, right before entering Rehoboth Beach.  What a surprised I got!  The water, the waves, and the foam took me by surprise.  Did not expect this scene at all. Scary, really.

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Looking north towards Rehoboth Beach

Looking north towards Rehoboth Beach

My next stop was going to be Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach.  This is a waterfowl sanctuary.  Silver Lake, along with Lake Comegys and Lake Gerar, is one of the 3 fresh water lakes closest to the ocean than anywhere in the country.  During the bird migration this is a place of rest for these birds on their long journey.  The homes you see on this picture has the best advantage; ocean front and the lake, as well.

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Rehoboth Avenue was crowded.  I guess our visitors had decided to spend the day afterall.  Sea Witch festivities were cancelled for today. Practically everyone had a camera on hand.  People were walking on the Boardwalk and yes, Dolles was opened, among other restaurants.

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Again, I was amazed to see the water so close to the edge of the Boardwalk.  The storm was not even here.  What would happen then?  Those waves were gigantic; the sea foam was everywhere.

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The Waves!!

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You could tell merchants were now on high gear. The City of Rehoboth Beach was picking up all the white benches.

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If you cannot fight them, you join them.  That’s exactly what I did as I went into Crystal for brunch.  Crystal Restaurant is a local’s hangout; visitors love it just as much.  It was full.  Never in a hundred years you would have thought that a storm was coming our way.

Check my Spanish Omelet.  Their portions are so big.

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And, of course, I had to have scrapple.  Crispy and well done it was.  Believe me I did not ask for the home fries; they just brought them to me.

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I was going to go back home immediately, but I had one more stop.  I drove towards the north side of town, just north of the Boardwalk.  There they were!!  At a distance the WWII Towers stood tall and taking it all in.  They have watched these beaches for so many years, checking for submarines out at sea and now I hope they protect us from Sandy, the perfect storm.

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On a good day, and closer to them, this summer, this is what they looked like.

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I guess I’ll be talking to you later…be safe.

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September 10th, 2012

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Crystal Restaurant, The Locals and Natives are Out on The Second Season, Restaurant, Review, Delaware Beaches

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Crystal has been in Rehoboth for so many years.  During the season it also opens for dinner.  Usually, my group of usual suspects go there for breakfast.  We celebrate anything…birthdays, moving away, you name it…it’s great.  All kinds of breakfast items.  They do offer lunch; try the burger next time.

Crystal is located at 620 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-1088.  During the summer months, you can expect to wait; they open every day.  There is a full bar.  Today, on a gorgeous September day, my son and I decided to stop by.  It was so funny to see the locals, and natives already enjoying the Second Season in Rehoboth Beach.

My son orders the Crab Imperial Eggs Benedict every time.  Today was no different.  OMG…look at the picture.  It had so much crab; smothered in Hollandaise sauce.  A sprinkle of Old Bay, that’s all you need, and you are good to go.  The home fries are pretty good too.  The Crab Egg Benedict is always consistent, served with that much crabmeat.

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I really wanted to have Chipped Beef on Toast.  This dish, just like all the dishes at Crystal, is big.  Our server told me that it was, particularly, good today.  No, I can’t do that.  So, instead I decided to have this tiny yogurt, granola, nuts, blueberries and even honey.  But, wait a minute….I am not finished.  I also had a side order of Scrapple, extra crispy.  What a combination!!  I confess, I ate it all.  Now, I feel better.  No more guilt!!

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I hope my Scrapple friends, Missy and Jim see the Scrapple.  It was perfectly cooked.

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Talk to you later….you know I will.

Note:  What was I thinking?  I could have had that chipped beef!!

April 7th, 2012

Breakfast? Brunch? Restaurants, Rehoboth Beach, Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurants are Open for Business, Delaware Beaches

 

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I cannot believe how gorgeous it is.  A few degrees warmer would make it the perfect week-end at the Delaware Beaches.

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Are you visiting, and, therefore, looking for a place to have breakfast or brunch?  Rehoboth Beach has plenty of good restaurants.  It is, actually, nationally known for its unique restaurants and excellent chefs.

There are so many people in Downtown Rehoboth.  Looks like summer but still feels like early spring.

I hope this list makes it easier for you.  And, have in mind that Downtown Rehoboth Beach is a very walkable town.  Eat to your hearts content and then, check our our famous Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

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Some of these restaurants I have tried and some will be tested later….

 

Summer House Saloon – This restaurant opens 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.  On Sundays, they offer Brunch, as well, starting at 11 a.m.  They are located at 228 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-3895.  Website?  www.summerhousesaloon.com.   Summer House offers different menus for those customers with food allergies; gluten free menu.

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GreenMan Juice Bar & Bistro is located at 12 Wilmington Ave.  Tel. 302-227-4901.  After renovations, this restaurant is open for the Season.

 

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Mariachi Restaurant is located at 14 Wilmington Ave.  Tel. 302-227-0115.  It is known for its Spanish and Mexican Cuisine.  Brunch specials like “Desayuno Cancun”, Tacos Santa Fe, Huevos Rancheros, Omelette Acapulco and believe me, much more.  There is a Brunch Special of Brunch and a Cocktail (Margarita, Mimoza or a variety of Sangrias) for $15.  Website? www.mariachirehobothde.com/brunch.html.

 

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The Gallery Espresso is located at 70 Rehoboth Ave. in the 1st Street Station.  302-231-2113.   Vegan and gluten free items, as well.

 

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Purple Parrot Grill is located at 247 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-226-1139.  They start serving at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

 

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Dos Locos is located at 208 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-3353.  Website?  http://www.doslocos.com.  They have a gluten free menu, as well.

 

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Jakes Seafood House with 2 locations. One on First & Baltimore St. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Tel. 302-227-6237.  The other?  On 19178 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-644-7711.  Both restaurants will be serving a full menu starting at 11:30 a.m.

 

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Arena’s Cafe is located at 149 Rehoboth Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-227-1272. The Downtown location opens at 11 a.m. until 1 a.m.You can also find them at 20312 Highway One (Coastal Highway). That Tel. is 302-226-2233.  This location opens at 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.  They serve eggs, sandwiches, platters, omelettes, pancakes, cream chipped beef and lots of other breakfast fare.

 

Finbar’s Pub & Grill is located at 316 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-1873.  Breakfast brunch on Holiday Sundays start at 10:30 a.m.  Check http://www.finbarspub.com/brunch.html.

 

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Victorias is located at 2 Olive Ave. & The Boardwalk, inside the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel.  Tel. 302-227-7169.  Website?  www.boardwalkplaza.com. They do have an extensive brunch menu; omelette and waffle stations.  Eggs Benedict du Jour prepared to order while you check out their buffet.  Champagne, Mimosas, and Screwdrivers are $2.50 during the Sunday Brunch.

 

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Cafe Azafran is located at 18 Baltimore Ave.  Tel. 302-227-8100.  Breakfast is served Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. Oatmeal, granola, fruit salad, chorizo hash, eggs, omelettes are few of the favorites.  Oh, I almost forgot, they do have an Espresso Bar.  Website?  http://www.cafeazafran.com/rehoboth.

 

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Blue Moon is located at 35 Baltimore Ave.  Tel. 302-227-6515.  Website?  www.bluemoonrehoboth.com.  Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Their menu changes weekly.  Bloody Marys and Mimosas are $3.00.

 

Crystal is located at 620 Rehoboth Ave.  They have breakfast all day.  It is a very popular breakfast hangout and it does get crowded but they do move customer quickly; not ever rushing you, though.  Tel. 302-227- 1088.  Don’t forget to ask for the scrapple, well done.  If you like scrapple, that is.

 

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Nage Bistro & Wine Bar is located at 19720 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) across from the Gap Outlet.  They serve Brunch every Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Tel. 302-226-2037.  Website?  www.nagerestaurant.com.

 

Bethany Blues is located at 18355 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-644-2500.  This restaurant is between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.  Sunday Brunch starts at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Omelettes, French toast, eggs, carving station, seafood, desserts and pastries.  Website?  www.bethanyblues.com.

 

Have a Beautiful Holiday Week-End!!  Please note that most of the above restaurants also serve lunch and dinner.  Talk to you later…

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January 14th, 2012

Brunch?, Breakfast?, Sundays, Rehoboth Beach Restaurants, Delaware Beaches

 

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Enjoying your long week-end?  You have to admit that even though it was a bit chilly; it still has been one beautiful day.  Looking to have breakfast or brunch in Rehoboth on Sunday?  Then, check my list because there are plenty of our local restaurants that serve one or another, or both.

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Breakfast vs Brunch?  I really don’t have a preference.  I am not too much of a breakfast person; a bold cup of coffee is what I crave in the a.m.  Breakfast gives you fuel to endure the day, though.  Brunch is a complete different animal.  It is a meal between or instead of breakfast or lunch.

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A typical brunch is between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; late morning.  I think brunch is all about how leisure you can be.  Socializing and indulgence come to mind.

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This is the Second Season in Rehoboth Beach.  Some restaurants have taken a well deserved rest; but the following are open and ready to make you feel at home.

Jam Bistro by Eden is located at 21 Baltimore Ave.  They will be serving Brunch starting at 11:30 a.m.  Tel. 302-226-5266.

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Cafe Azafran Rehoboth is located at 18 Baltimore Ave.  They will be serving Breakfast starting at 8 a.m.  Tel. 302-227-8100.

Sole Rehoboth is located at 44 Baltimore Ave.  They will be serving Brunch starting at 10:30 a.m.  Tel. 302-227-7107.

The Gallery Espresso is located at 70 Rehoboth Ave., in the 1st Street Station.  They serve Breakfast and even have some vegan and gluten free fare.  Tel. 302-231-2113.

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Purple Parrot is at 134 Rehoboth Ave., and they will be serving Breakfast.  302-226-1139.

Summer House is located at 228 Rehoboth Ave., and they will be serving Brunch starting at 11 a.m.  Tel. 302-227-3895.

Crystal is located at 620 Rehoboth Ave.  They will serve Breakfast all day.  Tel. 302-227-1088.

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The Point is located at 722 Rehoboth Ave., where Rt 1 meets 1A.  They serve Breakfast and plenty of baked goods all made in-house.  Tel. 302-260-9234.

Nage is located at 19730 Coastal Highway, 1 mile south of Midway Movies and across from the Gap Outlet.  They will be serving a Brunch from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  14 items for $14, Bloody Marys and Mimosas.  Wine Bar is open all day. 

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Bethany Blues located at 618285 Coastal Highway will be serving Sunday Football Brunch from 11 until 4 p.m.  Tel. 302-644-2500.

 

And after your breakfast or brunch, why not take a walk on our beautiful Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk?

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Enjoy your stay in Rehoboth Beach!!  Talk to you later…..

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December 30th, 2011

Breakfast at Crystal’s, Rehoboth Beach, Start New Year’s with a Hearty Breakfast, Delaware Beaches

 

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This Holiday Season has been a beautiful one in Rehoboth Beach.  Last year it seemed that all we did was dig ourselves from one winter storm after another; this year?  Walks on the beach, fairly warm for the time of the year.  So many visitors.

Rehoboth has a great Boardwalk, perfect for early morning walks.  Just this week we enjoyed such a walk, right after Christmas.  Just make sure that you do just like the locals and natives do; touch either end of the Boardwalk.  Don’t ask me why; an accomplishment perhaps?

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South side of the Boardwalk

If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach and are looking for a breakfast hangout with some good home cooking, then, Crystal would be the perfect choice.  It is located at 620 Rehoboth Ave.  Tel. 302-227-1088.  They serve breakfast all day long, among other things.  Full bar, as well.

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So, after eating, so much for Christmas Eve, Christmas morning…my kitchen was then closed.

Crystal was our choice.  The restaurant is simple and the service is great.  Everyone was hungry and this is what they ordered.

Eggs Benedict with Crab …. it was overflowing with crabmeat.  There were sides of home cooked fries and bacon.

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A Spanish Omelette …. a large portion with plenty of Spanish sauce.

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Eggs Benedict Florentine …. another well received breakfast.

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Traditional fried eggs …. my sister in law thought they were delicious. 

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Then, I did not know what to order.  I am never that crazy about breakfast.  I was still full from the night before.  But, I ordered granola with Greek yogurt and fruit.  It was a large bowl but I loved it.  The granola had it sweetness; the Greek yogurt was perfect.  The fruit was delicious; I felt healthier.

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I then stopped our server and asked her to bring me a side order of scrapple, well done; crispy.  It really was so good.  Not a great combination of foods but it hit the spot.

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On New Year’s Day as you wake up and think of some of the absurdities of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, this might be the place for you.

 

Have a Good One!!  Talk to you later.

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