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December 20th, 2015

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Shop Local

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I big shout to Doggies at The Beach for taking such good care of my little Diva, Miss Addy.  Doggies at the beach is a 3,500 square foot indoor, cage free doggie day care.  It is Miss Addy’s home away from home.  While visiting Doggies at the Beach she met Santa.  I know what her expression is telling me, but I am glad she went along with the program.  Doggies at The Beach is located at 18806 J. Williams Hwy. in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-644-8200.  They have 24 hour human supervision and even web cams so that you can follow your precious pooch.  Grooming is also available.  They are on Facebook, as well.  Check them out because they are always hosting events and very much involved in the community.  Jim and his staff are very caring and obviously they love dogs!!  Please visit http://www.doggiesatthebeach.com.

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This would be a great stocking stuffer for your dog.  Your pooch will love these Tail Bangers made with whole wheat flour, rolled oats, eggs, canola oil, fresh ground peanuts, honey, cinnamon, with a vanilla yogurt coating.  Tail Bangers are made in Millsboro, Delaware, about 1/2 hour from Rehoboth Beach.  The company has gone big, a success story.  I have not visited but can’t wait to do so.  You can find Tail Bangers at Doggies at The Beach, Candy Kitchen, Pet Stores in the area and even the UPS store at the Safeway Shopping Center.  I took them as a gift to my friend’s dog, Dale, in Bluffton, South Carolina and they were a big hit.  So, I decided to try them myself.  They smell so good.  I took a bite and they were not bad at all.  After all they are made with all natural ingredients.  Tail Bangers is located at 24546 Betts Pond Rd., Millsboro, DE 19956   You can find them on Facebook and Twitter. Website?  www.tailbangers.com.

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Another great stocking stuffer for those that love to cook and for your favorite foodies are these Sea Salts made right here on the coast by SoDel Concepts.  There is the Bay Spice, the Summer Lemon Zest, and the Black Pepper Fennel.  You can get these salts at any of SoDel Concepts Restaurants from Lewes to Fenwick Island.  For the locations of the restaurants, please visit http://www.sodelconcepts.com.

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Another perfect gift….a book, the perfect companion.  Truddi Chase was from Maryland.  Her story was made into a movie years ago, base on her first book When Rabbit Howls.  The movie was called Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase.  It was an autobiography about her experiences after being diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder.  Truddi was interviewed by Oprah.  Her story is a fascinating one of survival after been sexually abuse from age two.  She coped by developing 92 personalities.  She never integrated them so she lived with them all of her life until she died in 2010.  Her second book has just come out thanks to her daughter, Kari, who lives in Lewes.  This second book is more whimsical.  All art work is by Truddi and the different personalities.  The name of the book is The Creature of Habit.  You can get it at http://www.truddichase.com

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Or, you may also get it at http://www.amazon.com.

Have a good one!!  TTYL

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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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September 2nd, 2015

Fenwick Island Eats!! One Coastal, Restaurant, Bar, Fenwick Island, Delaware, A Southern Delaware Eatery, Delaware Beaches

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One Castal has just celebrated one year!!  For my friend, Shelley, and I it was a new find.  The restaurant is located at 101 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) in Fenwick Island, DE  19944.  Tel. 302-537-4790.  Website?  http://www.onecoastal.com

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We had heard a few people talking about it and everything they said was good.  So, on Monday evening we decided to try it.  One Coastal accepts reservations.  It is good to make them because the restaurants has about 10 tables, plus you can also have dinner at the bar.  It is casual, come as you are.  Also, there is parking available.

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The staff was so friendly we were immediately feeling very good about the place.  It has an open kitchen so you can see the comings and goings of a busy eatery.

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Make sure to visit the website above mentioned to learn more about what One Coastal is all about.  Hours of operation will be changing as of Monday September 7th.  The second season begins in earnest at this time of the year at the Delaware beaches.  They will close Monday and Wednesday.  Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday 5-9 p.m.  Saturday 8-Noon and then 5-9p.m.  Sunday 8-Noon.

The menu is divided into Eat Your Greens, Little Snacks, and the Main Event.

I started with a cold cucumber, lemon basil soup.  So light and so delicious.  You could defintely taste the 3 main ingredients.

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A Kale & Brussels Salad for Shelley…sunflower seeds, diced apples, avocado, and pomegranate seeds tossed lightly in a homemade white balsamic dressing.

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A  Main Event entree for Shelley of halibut which was seared with toasted coconut rice, fresh pineapple salsa and homemade lemon basil aioli.  For her side she chose green beans.

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I decided on 2 Little Snacks.  Well, the portions were very generous to say the least.  Look at my plates.

The Scallop App…blackened with mango cucumber salad and a mint apple cider reduction.  Perfectly cooked and seasoned.

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Fried Green Tomatoes topped with lump crab, hollandaise and a sprinkle of Old Bay.  Loved them!

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No dessert was necessary, we were perfectly satisfied.

One Coastal has had a geat season and are looking forward to meeting you soon.  Let me know how you like it.

Talk to you later….have a good one!!

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June 6th, 2015

Lunching with Little Pink Houses of Hope, Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, Dewey Beach, Delaware, Breast Cancer Families Enjoy Delaware Beaches

“The ocean is a central image.  It is the symbolism of a great journey.”  enya

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Eleven families, 10 states, 32 children, volunteers…all in all, about 73 people.  When they arrived in Bethany Beach, they were complete strangers.  In no time they became a united front with a common bond…Breast Cancer.

All women were, presently, being treated for breast cancer.  Almost all were in their 40s.  One was 60 years old.

Little Pink Houses of Hope provides week long beach retreats for breast cancer families.  They have been coming to Bethany Beach for several years, but you can also find them in other parts of the country.  Home is North Carolina.  The Founder & President is Jeanine Patten-Coble.  For more information, please visit http://www.littlepink.org.  Find them on Facebook, as well.  Once they arrive…everything is free of charge.

Breast cancer does not only affect the person, it impacts the whole family in many ways.  To be able to spend a week at the beach, relaxing and rejuvenating is always….priceless!!  The outpour of donations from the Delaware Beaches; residents, commercial establishments…awesome!

Organizing it all were Stacy Shepps and Ann Raskauskas.

Every day, they had plenty of activities and also time to chill out.  We live at the beach and enjoying the outdoors is always a must.  Mother Nature, of course, did not cooperate.  Don’t get me wrong, it did not “dampen” anyone’s spirits.

Lunching at Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association, after a morning of sailing….Well…the setting at RBSA is gorgeous.  This sailing association has been in existence since 1963.  The first photo would have been the ideal situation, but the second shows the reality of how the weather was; windy, rainy, chilly.

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Debbie Dyer, who is one of my partners in crime “volunteered” to help me organize the lunch at Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association.  RBSA is located south of Dewey Beach at 38767 Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association Lane.  Tel. 302-227-9008.  Website?  http://www.rbsa.org.  This sailing club is for beginners to racing enthusiasts.  In the summer they offer a Junior Sailing School and Adult/Junior Clinics.  Those are starting next week.  If interested, please give them a call.  Those programs are open to the public.  Also, please note that the 2015 Sunfish Women’s North American Championships will be September 19th and 20th.

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We had food to feed an army.  Leftovers were sent with the Little Pinks to enjoy the next day.

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And a big thank to Carol Cairo for her delicious cookies….Yum!!

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Just before serving lunch, prayers of thanks!!

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Now they could eat.  The Water Cooler Ladies were serving drinks…the rest were serving lunch.

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One of the volunteers was telling me that he first went to a Little Pink retreat about 6 years ago.  He had lost spirituality when his wife had been diagnosed.  It was so good for him that he has been volunteering ever since.  His wife is doing well, by the way.

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Another volunteer, she is right there on the photo with the stripe sweater….she has been a survivor for 3 years.  She had cancer in her family left and right.  She said she would have been shocked not to have cancer.

Some started to play games, enjoying the company of new friends.

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Last year I spent a day with Little Pink Houses of Hope.  Heartwarming and Uplifting?  You bet!

It was time to gather the troops.  Volunteers were getting their assignments.  Each volunteer has a family assigned to him or her.  Some of these volunteers have been participants in previous beach retreats.

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Regardless of the weather, Debbie and I had a great day.  It also brought memories of years past when preparing food for lax games….you take this, I take that.  Who brings the water?  How about the snacks?  Don’t forget the paper towels.  And, the many Teacher Appreciation Lunches…Susan Lynch, you were a pro, just as Shelley Martelo was a pro with her electric knife.  The good old days, right?

Until next time…have a good one.

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May 15th, 2015

Recipes Begged, Borrowed, or, Stolen, Roasted Butternut Squash with Corn, Red Onions & Cranberries, Rehoboth Beach Eats, Meatless Any Day! Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

The gates are beginning to open…..Summer 2015 officially opens next week.  Yikes….a new way of trying to figure out when to go here or there.  Welcome to the Delaware Beaches!!

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.  In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell-attitude.”   julia child

Even though my recipes can, at any time, be begged, borrowed, or stolen….this recipe was given to me as a gift by my friend, Jody.  It is totally delish and you can serve it by itself for any meatless day; with a salad for a complete veggie meal.  Or, just let it sit by the side of beef, chicken or fish.

The main ingredient is a butternut squash.  This fruit/vegetable is full of Vitamin C, A, & E.  It is also a good source of manganese, magnesium and potassium.

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Butternut squash can be roasted, toasted, pureed for soups, or mashed and used in casseroles, breads and muffins.

2 new sauces for this recipe, and they are easily found at Peppers on 176 Coastal Hwy. #1 in Lewes, Delaware.  The Garlic Pepper Sauce made out of aged red peppers and garlic and the Peri Peri Pepper Sauce which is a blend of Moroccan flavors.

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ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH CORN, RED ONIONS & CRANBERRIES

1 2 lb. butternut squash, peeled with a veggie peeler

1 large red onion, chopped into bite size pieces, not diced

4 Tbsps. Olive Oil

2 Tsps. Garlic Pepper Sauce (Mountain Man)  Taste it and add more….I did.

2 Tsps. Peri Peri Pepper Sauce (Warrior’s Potion)  Taste it and add more…I did.

1 Tsp. Sea or Pink Himalayan Salt

1.5 Cups Frozen Corn or steamer bag of “honey roasted corn”

1/8 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1/2 cup dried cranberries

3/4 cup chopped cilantro

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Chop the peeled butternut squash into circular disc pieces then cut in cubes from the discs.  Lightly toss the pieces in olive oil or in coconut oil and a bit of salt.  The smaller the pieces are, the faster they will roast in the oven.

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Put on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.  Bake in batches for about 10 minutes.  You want them tender but not mushy.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and saute onion.  Add corn, hot sauces, salt, and cayenne to the onions and stir for a minute or so.  Then add cranberries.

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Add the roasted squash cubes to the mixture and stir for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend.  Then add the chopped cilantro.

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This recipe has a very good combination of flavors….a little heat, the sweetness of cranberries, and cilantro.  As usual, make it your own.

Enjoy.  Talk to you later.

April 5th, 2015

Dinners, It’s All About Food & Spirits….and Philanthropy, Events, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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“Eating is so intimate.  It’s very sensual.  When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.”  maya angelou

The Delaware Beaches are dining destinations for many.  Plenty of events revolve around food and the enjoyment of what has become a pastime for many.    It’s all About Food & Spirits!!  So, What’s Going On?

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Thursday, April 9th – BOGLE VINEYARDS WINE DINNER AT PAPA GRANDE’S REHOBOTH BEACH – 6:30 P.M.  Location?  210 Second St. Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tel. 302-212-2409.  This Coastal Taqueria is offering 4 courses, including dessert.  $40, gratuity is not included.  All courses will be paired with appropriate Bogle Wines.  Offerings like Tropical Tuna Cocktail, Roasted Beet Salad, Lamb Enchilada….and sweet ending of delicious Churros.  Please call Mike Zygmonski at 302-212-2409 or email him at Mikez@sodelconcepts.com.

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Thursday, April, 9th – FORDHAM & DOMINION BEER DINNER – Hosted by Summer House in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  7:00 p.m., $30/person, gratuity not included.  4 Courses, all paired with Double D Duoble IPA honey drizzle, Candi Belgium Tripe IPA, Oak Barrel Stout, and a sweet ending of Morning Glory Espresso Stout Float…More info?  Please call 302-227-3895.  Summer House is located at 227 Rehoboth Avenue. Website?  http://www.summerhousesaloon.com.

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April, 10th, 11th, 12th – DEWEY BEACH & REHOBOTH BEACH BACON FEST – Spend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sampling bacon delicacies in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach!!  Best information for this upcoming event can be found at http://www.idewey.com.  22 locations of Bacon Pleasure!!  For the competitors there will be prizes for 1st Best Bacon on the Beach, 1st Dewey Beach Bacon Fest, and 1st Rehoboth Beach Bacon Fest.  Restaurants, Caterers or Bacon Artisans, are all welcome.  Competitors must have their Best Bacon on The Beach sample ready by Noon on Saturday, April 11th and by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, 4/12. Lol!!  There will be no vegan options!!  There will be vendors and breweries…some showing off some bacon inspired creations.  Best….is to check the website and Facebook Page.

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Sunday, April 12th – FASHION, FUN 7 PHILANTHROPY WITH SUSSEX COUNTY FUND FOR WOMEN – $30, $35 at the door if seating is available.  Reservations are required.  Register on or before April 10th by contacting Lynn Kokjohn at 302-841-4333.  There will be raffles, coupons, hors d’oeuvres, wine and shopping!!  Location will be Independence Hall Clubhouse located at 29762 Oliver Wolcott Dr. in Millsboro, DE 19966.  The mission of this organization is to provide funding to enhance the worth and potential of women and girls in Delaware by bringing together the collective philanthrophic power of women.  More info?  Please visit http://www.delcf.org/ffw

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Tuesday, April 21st – CHICKS FOR CHARITY DINNER WILL BENEFIT:  THE REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE.  Location?  Fish On! at the Villages of Five Point in Lewes.  6:30 p.m. $30 includes gratuity.  Cash or Check only.  Cash bar available. There will be raffle items and a 50/50.  Please RSVP to Chicksdinner@gmail.com.  No calls to the restaurant, please.  Chicks for Charity is always in need of raffle items and volunteers.  Please send them an email if you would like to help or have a raffle donation.  These dinners take place once a month and support a local charity.  More info?  Please visit http://www.chicksforcharity.us.  The Rehoboth Art League was founded in 1938.  It is a membership-based teaching and exhibiting non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Southern Delaware.  It is located in Rehoboth Beach.

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Thursday, April 23rd – NANTUCKETS, FENWICK ISLAND, PRESENTS: DUCKHORN VINEYARD WINE DINNER – 5:30 p.m. $85/person.  Enjoy wonderful foods paired with Duckhorn’s Finest Blends.  Details and reservations, please call 302-539-2607 or visit http://www.nantucketsrestaurant.com

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Sunday, April 26th – 7th ANNUAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – PERFECT PAIRINGS – BENEFITTING CHILDREN & FAMILIES FIRST, REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE, AND CHILDREN’S BEACH HOUSE.  4 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Tickets are $45 per person or $78 per couple.  Taste dozens of fine hand-picket wines from around the world.  Artfully paired with their chef-driven unique food and pastry specialties.  Great Silent Auction items, as well!!  Please visit http://www.nagerb.com/wine—food-festival.html.  Location?  Nage Rehoboth Beach, 19730 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1).  Tel. 302-226-2037

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Saturday, May 2nd – HISTORIC LEWES FARMERS MARKET PRESENTS: THREE HISTORIC HOMES, THE SUPERB CHEFS, THREE DELECTABLE MENUS….ONE MEMORABLE NIGHT.  10th year anniversary celebration!!  For tickets, please visit http://www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org.  More info?  Please call 302-644-1436.

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Wednesday, May 13th through Sunday, May 17th – 2015 MIDATLANTIC WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – Chefs and winemakers from all over the globe descend upon the East Coast to collaborate on 35 brunches, lunches, tastings and dinners.  Tickets are on sale now.  Please visit http://www.mawff.org.  Southern Delaware will be hosting some of these events.  Please visit the schedule at http://www.mawff.org/schedule.  Click on the links to read about the 60 plus International, National, and MidAtlantic chefs, and 23 winemakers and wineries from around the world.  There will be chefs and winemakers from 6 continents.

“Three things are needed for a good life; good friends, good food, and good songs.”  jazon zebehazy    Have a good One!!

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March 24th, 2015

Destination? Delaware Beaches, What’s Going On?, Events, Activities, Southern Delaware, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island…Waiting for Summer!!

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On March 19, 1891 it was first called Cape Henlopen City.  In 1893, the name was formally changed to Rehoboth.  Since then, Rehoboth Beach has been welcoming thousands of visitors not just in the summer, but year round.  It is a destination for many, and for a lot of us, it is also home.  Living at the beach is great, and, believe me, I do not take it for granted.

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The beaches are stirring, businesses are sprucing up.  So, What’s Going On?

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Wednesday, March 25th – BENEVOLENCE DAY-Beer & Benevolence at Dogfish Head located at 320 Rehoboth Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Noon until 9 p.m. with Live Music at 6 p.m.  This is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity.  More info.?  Please visit http://www.dogfish.com/benevolence.

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Friday, March 27th – ART AND CRAFT – The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is presenting a fascinating glimpse, with this film, into the life of one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history.  Location?  Movies at Midway located on Coastal Highway at the Upstairs Screening Room.  $4.00 for RBFS members and $6.00 for future members.  More info.?  Please visit http://www.rehobothfilm.com.

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Theater in Downtown Rehoboth Beach!! – CLEARSPACE THEATRE CO. presents:  Comedy, a musical comedy until April 5th.  The Little Mermaid from April 17th until April 19th.  Little Women from May 1st until May 17th.  Clearspace Theatre Co. is located at 20 Baltimore Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  For tickets and info., please visit http://www.clearspacetheatre.org.  You may also call 302-227-2270.

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Friday, April 3rd – 47th ANNUAL GREAT DELAWARE KITE FESTIVAL – Location?  Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes.  Registration opens at 10 a.m.  EASTER EGG HUNT at 11 a.m.  Kite flying events  start at 11:30 a.m. and the Egg Toss Contest starts at 1:15 p.m.

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Friday, April 3rd – LOCAL BUZZ HAPPY HOUR – 5 to 7 p.m. at Gallery Espresso located at 12001 Old Vine Blvd. in Lewes.  Doggies at The Beach will be there displaying their stuff.  http://www.doggiesatthebeach.com

Saturday, April 4th – REHOBOTH TOY & KITE’S 21st ANNUAL  EASTER PLAY DAY to be taking place at Virginia Ave. and the Boardwalk in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Games and kite making, Egg Hunt at Noon.  Pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Free continental breakfast and snacks at 10 a.m.  More info?  Please call 302-227-6996

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Wednesday, April 8th – READ A MOVIE – The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Rehoboth Beach Public Library invite film and/or literary enthusiasts to Read a Movie screening of “The Duellists” at 4 p.m. in the upstairs community room of the library.  Based on the short story, “The Duel” by Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad, this film depicts a historically accurate account of early 1800s France.  This screening is part of the monthly Read a Movie series in which members read a little-known short story in advance of the screening, then gather to watch the film and share their thoughts about how well or not so well the story was expanded to the big screen.  To sign up and receive the stories in advance, email Denise Hoban at outreach@rehobothfilm.com.

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Friday, April 10th – 5TH ANNUAL “GET DOWN IN TOWN” – Shop & Eat…all for a good cause!!  5 p.m. until 8 p.m. everyone is invited to downtown Rehoboth Beach for this event.  Shoppers will enjoy special discounts in participating stores while noshing on local restaurants’ desserts, treats and drinks dispersed throughout stores.  Food served from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  Shopping until 8 p.m.  There is a $10 admission fee to participate in this one night event, which also includes a chance to win a Grand Prize Drawing valued over $l,000.  The Drawing will take place at 8 p.m. at First Street Station Courtyard and the recipient must be present to win.  Tickets can be purchased the night of the event.  Or, ahead of time at Azura Clothing, Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach Main Street Office, Something Comfortable, South Moon Under and online at http://www.downtownrb.com.  There is no better place where you can wine, dine, walk and shop than Downtown Rehoboth Beach!!

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Sunday, April 12th – BROADWALK ON THE BOARDWALK! A fun event for a serious cause.  Part of CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST 2015! All are welcome, including dogs.  Put on your Pink or Lavender.  They will be honoring survivors of ALL cancers.  Lavender is the color for All Cancers.  Meet at CAMP Rehoboth on 37 Baltimore Ave. at 9 a.m.  Free registration.  Check in, coffee, sweet treats and music.  Walk begins at 10 a.m.  All donations will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.  Cash or checks accepted.  Matching donations up to $2,500 generously donated by Nancy Froome.

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Sunday, April 19th – DOGGIES AT THE BEACH CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY COOK-OUT.  Noon until 2 p.m. at Doggies at The Beach, located at 18806 John J. Williams Hwy. (Rt. 26) in Rehoboth Beach.  This is a cage free dog boarding facility, where I leave my pooch, Miss Addy.  24 hour human supervision!!  More info?  http://www.doggiesatthebeach.com.  Tel. 302-644-8200.

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Friday, April 24th – REHOBOTH BEACH FILM SOCIETY APRIL’S MONTHLY SCREENING – RBFS presents this year’s Academy Award nominees for Best Animated Short Film.  The screening will be held at the upstairs screening room at Movies at Midway on Coastal Highway.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  A rare opportunity to enjoy one of the most entertaining categories at the Academy Awards-Best Animated Short Film. Me and My Moulton, Feast, The Bigger Picture, A Single Life and The Dam Keeper.  Admission is $4 for members and $6 for future members.  Tickets will be sold at the door to each screening on a first come, first serve basis.

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Sunday, April 26th – 7TH ANNUAL WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL – PERFECT PAIRINGS – A benefit for Children & Families First, Rehoboth Art League, and Children’s Beach House.  Tickets are $45/person or $78/couple.  4 to 7 p.m.  Taste dozens of fine handpicked wines from around the world, artfully paired with their chef-driven unique food and pastry specialties.

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Sunday, April 26th – BIG FISH GRILL 5K TO BENEFIT LOCAL COMMUNITY – 3rd Annual event.  Race start for runners and walkers is 8:30 a.m. in front of Big Fish Grill on Rt. 1.  Big Fish Grill will be donating portion of the proceeds from this event to local nonprofits CHEF (Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation) and RBMS (Rehoboth Beach Main Street).  In addition, all students (K-12) who participate are eligible to win a $1,000 savings bond. You must be present to win and have student ID.  Pre-registration is $25, until 4/23 at noon.  Registration from then through Race Day is $30.  Student (18 and under) Pre-Registration is $20, until 4/23 at noon.  Registration from then through Race Day is $25.  Register online at http://www.races2run.com.  For more info., please contact Barb@races2run.com.

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Saturday, Sunday, May 2nd, May 3rd – COASTAL DELAWARE RUNNING FESTIVAL – Marathon, Half Marathon…Delaware’s Coolest Marathon – Dewey, Rehoboth, Lewes.  It is a Boston Qualifier.  Scenic, flat and fast course will encompass Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, and the Town of Lewes, finishing at the Lighthouse Cove Waterfront Complex in Dewey Beach.  Full post race buffet provided by The Lighthouse Cove Dewey Beach. Complimentary post race beer for those 21 years of age and older.  To register visit http://www.codelrun.com.

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Saturday, May 9th – TREASURE YOUR CHEST BREAST CANCER 5K RUN/3K WALK IN BETHANY BEACH…Rain or shine!! Fundraising for Little Pink Houses of Hope and Vance Kane Memorial Fund/Beebe Medical Foundation.  Pre-registration $25, Kids $15 (under 10 years of age).  Online registration closes April 10th.  Prizes for Most Spirited Outfits…Dress in Your Best Pirate Gear.  Team, Individual, Strollers, Wheelchairs, Dogs….T-Shirts Guaranteed only to those pre-registering.  For registration and more info., please visit http://www.bethanybeachbreastcancer.com.

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Saturday, May 9th – DEWEY BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL – Rain Date? Sunday, May 10th.  9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Location?  Dagsworthy Ave in Dewey Beach.  For an application, please visit http://www.deweybusinesspartnership.com, or call 302- 228-3701.

Hey…I stand corrected, the Delaware Beaches are not stirring…..they just woke up!! Time to play!  Have a good one.

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November 29th, 2014

Destination? The Flying Fish, Cafe, Sushi Bar, The Village of Fenwick, Fenwick Island, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

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I have written before about this restaurant that is all the rave in Coastal Delaware.  It is located at The Village of Fenwick at 300 Coastal Highway, Unit #7.  Tel. 302-581-0217.  Website?  http://www.flyingfishfenwick.com.  It is open Wednesday through Sunday, at this time of the year, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. or so.  Reservations are accepted and carryout is available.  Check the website for more info. and details on their menu.

It was the perfect early evening to have something light to eat after the Thanksgiving dining etravaganza.  It really did feel so good.  Light, tasty, great atmosphere, fantastic service, small and intimate.

An order of sashimi black snapper.  The sauce was a ponzu sauce that was awesome and different!!  Craig, our server, suggested it and it really was that good.

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An order of Avocado Roll, another order of The Bangkok Dangerous, which was flash fried tuna and salmon roll topped with a unique muddled pepper blend, lump crab, spicy mayo, and their sweet special and spicy Bangkok sauce, and an order of the Bermuda Roll…shrimp, toasted coconut, avocado, and pineapple roll with a miso drizzle.

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My order consisted of the following:  The Citrus Salmon Roll had shrimp, avocado, yuzu mayo, and bits rolled and draped with seared salmon toro, shiso, and tobiko. The other roll was The Eel Deal; flash fried avocado and tamago roll topped with spicy mayo, tobiko, and crispy BBBQ eel.  Both delicious rolls and again, thanks to Craig for helping in the suggestions.  Please note that the word shiso, which I did not know what it was, means an herb also known as Japanese basil.  It has a mixture of flavors…hints of basil, mint and cumin.

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An early evening, a carryout order and back to Rehoboth Beach….good food will travel!!

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