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September 9th, 2016

Destination? Abbott’s Grill on Broad Creek, Restaurant, Laurel, Delaware

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Laurel, Delaware, is considered to be part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.  It takes about 40 minutes from Rehoboth Beach. Going on Rt. 24 all the way, checking out the country side.  Stopping for lunch which is something I have been wanting to do.  It happened that I was in the area.

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It was such a hot day, we decided to eat indoors.  But, I must tell you that the outdoor seating looked very nice, more so as the cooler fall temperatures start to arrive.  Abbott’s Grill is located on Broad Creek at 300 Delaware Avenue.  Tel. 302- 280-6172.  They open for lunch and dinner.  Website?

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Friday, September 16, there is a Murder Mystery Dinner.  It will begin at 6 p.m.  Reservations are required by calling 302-280-6172. It will be a 3 course dinner & show, by Ovation Dinner Theatre Performance… $40/person….Who Shot the Sheriff?

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I found the restaurant to be bigger than I thought.  It has a separate bar and banquet facilities, as well.  But, the first thing I saw as we came in was the bread on the counter.  Just baked and beautiful.

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Kristen was to take care of us and she did a great job.  A big shout for her.

The most incredible chips were brought to our table.  They were made out of flour and spinach.  Soft, warm, lightly salted, and the best ever, accompanied with salsa.  Worth driving there.  And, of course, they are made in house.

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We ordered the same thing from the daily special….Colvine Farms Bison Burger with white cheddar, bacon, portobello and onion.  Colvine Farms are located on Rt. 404….local, the best!!

A medium rare bison burger is so yummy, cooked to perfection with beautiful looking tomatoes.  Loved the flavor of the bison!

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It was a quick lunch with no dessert because as you can see it was not necessary.

Abbott’s Grill on Broad Creek is the sister restaurant of Abbott’s Grill located in Milford, Delaware, north of the Delaware beaches.

Have a great week-end.

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February 10th, 2015

Chowdown For Charity, Next Gen South, Delaware Community Foundation, Fundraising Event, Southern Delaware, Kent & Sussex Counties, Food Tasting, Voting, Wall of Wine, Silent Auction, Fun=Fundraising, Same Time Next Year!!


Here we were, the usual suspects….we do have a younger suspect, Jade!!  We were ready to Chowdown for Charity, an event that took place on Friday, February 6th, at Baywood Greens Golf Course in Long Neck, Delaware.  It was an evening of food tasting, voting and mingling.  Much loved local chefs were cooking for a cause….Next Gen South of the Delaware Community Foundation, This is a non-profit board of young professionals from Kent & Sussex Counties that was founded in 2012.

Next Gen South selects an area of focus every 2 years based on what is needed in our communities.  Presently, the focus is and has been for the past 2 years, Children’s Mental Health.  This is one fundraising event that lets this organization award grants to local organizations on an annual basis.  Next Gen South might be young but in 2014 they awarded $15,000 to:  Delaware Guidance Services, Delaware State University, The Seaford House.


Chefs were ready for the guests….remember we were given 3 tickets to put on our favorites.  A friendly competition would be taking place.


ABBOTT’S ON BROAD CREEK – This restaurant is located in Laurel;  It is a sister restaurant to Abbot’s Grill in Milford.  Chef Ryan Cunningham was serving Smoked Strip Loin with a Scallop Vinaigrette & Coriander Popcorn.


Loved the addition of the popcorn to the tender beef.  Ryan asked us to come to Laurel for a real treat this year.


a(MUSE.) – Located in Dowtown Rehoboth Beach,  Hari was hard at work, but always explaining exactly what he is cooking.  Pumpernickel Pasta?  OMG!! This pasta tasted just like pumpernickel bread.  You had to be there to experience it, but Hari said he has it at the restaurant, among other amazing tasting pasta flavors.  It was served with Brussel Sprouts, Pastrami Beef Cheek, Charred Onion & Pickled Mustard Seed.


The pasta was cooked to perfection and the other flavors complemented already a winning central ingredient.


LUPO DI MARE – Located in Downtown Rehoboth Beach,  This restaurant is part of the family of SODEL Concepts restaurants and started by the late and much missed Matt Haley.


They were serving Rustic Meatballs, Parmesan Polenta with Tomato Gravy.  I can’t make a good meatball, so always enjoy little morsels like these ones.  They did tell us that this was not their signature meatball…prepared exclusively for this event.


PAPA GRANDE’S – Two locations:  Downtown Rehoboth Beach and Fenwick Island.  A Delaware coastal taqueria.  Papa Grande’s is also part of the SODEL family of restaurants.


I love Scrapple!!  And, this is what they were serving…House Scrapple Tostada, Hibiscus Jelly, Apple Radish Jimaca Salad, Corn Chip.  Having had their scrapple taco last year….of course just by looking at these tostadas, I knew they were going to have an awesome taste.


They asked if we had had their Duck Scrapple….and that they were planning on a crab scrapple this summer….can’t wait.


THE BRICK HOTEL RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Located in Georgetown on The Circle,  The chefs were serving Black Cherry Braised Beef with a Root Vegetable Puree & Roasted Brussels Sprouts.


The black cherry flavored was detected on the braised beef.  It was cooked in a 250 degree oven for 6 hours.  It melted in your mouth.  Totally delish!


THE WALL OF WINE –  This has become very popular at events.  Wine aficionados love it….more so if they get a prized bottle of wine.  You pay $20 and then get to choose a wrapped bottle of wine from the wall.  You might get the $10 bottle or a very expensive bottle.  A ticket was also given for a raffle….a bottle of Dom Perignon at the end of the evening!!




Stuffed Pork Pinwheel!! Pop them in your mouth.  They would be perfect for a party.


NAGE BISTRO & WINE BAR – Located on Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) in Rehoboth Beach,


This pastrami was made out of tuna, on a pumpernickel crouton, caraway sauerkraut, spicy mustard….definitely one of my true favorites of the evening.


Next stop?  BETHANY BLUES, LEWES…Located on Costal Highway (Rt. 1),


I love St. Louis Ribs more than any other rib.  That’s what they were serving.  Smoked St. Louis Ribs, caramelized in a Habanero Apple Cider, served with a Jalapeno Slaw.  Got those tastebuds dancing immediately!!



TOUCH OF ITALY – A trattoria, salumeria and pasticeria….  These restaurants can be found in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Ocean City, Maryland.


Making mozzarella…it looked time consuming, but also relaxing.  Take a look.



Smaller mozzarella balls were served with rosemary and EVOO!!


ESPUMA RESTAURANT & MARTINI BAR – Located in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Chef Jay Caputo was serving Spanish Style Clam Chowder topped with Potato Foam and Scallion Powder.


The biscuits were filled with the creamy, and well seasoned clam chowder.  I liked it a lot.


Love this tapas eating style….grazing here or there!!  We tried them all!!  Next!!


FINS FISH HOUSE & RAW BAR – In Downtown Rehoboth Beach and with a sister restaurant on Coastal Highway,  Another time consuming dish is making risotto.


FINS did a great job with their Crab & Shrimp Risotto.  It was delicious!!




THE ROOKERY – Located in Milford…2 golf course locations, Milton and Milford,  We finished our Chowdown with a treat of Ahi Tuna with a Ginger Lime Soy, served over a Seaweed Salad, Cucumber & Wasabi Tobiko.  Excellent ending!!


We then continued to listen to DJ Jimmy Young, who provided great entertaining throughout the evening.  Plenty of items on the silent auction raising funds for a great cause.

Have a good one!!

THE WINNER?  a(MUSE.)  Congratulations!!

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February 23rd, 2014

Delmarva Furniture Consignment, Laurel, Delaware, Great Prices, Gently Used, In Excellent Shape, Sell, Buy, Bargain Hunting From Home, Cash-In on Your Unwanted “Treasures”, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula


Who doesn’t want a bargain and who doesn’t want to make big profits from their attic, closets, homes, and garages?  No need to wait for an answer.  Consignment shops can help you strike pay dirt.


Another person’s “garbage” may be another person’s “gold”.  That’s what’s been happening at Delmarva Furniture Consignment.  This consignment shop opened on December 26, 2013 and already a 3,000 sq.ft addition is in place.  That’s how popular it has been.  It is located at 11212 Trussum Pond Rd., Laurel, DE 19956.  It is really next to Johnny Janosik’s Distribution Center on Rt. 13.  From Rehoboth Beach just take Rt. 24 through Millsboro, cross Rt. 113 and continue to Rt. 13.  Turn left and you will see shortly on the left hand side of the road.  Tel. 855-875-7292.


The Store Manager is Diane Frabizzio and the Assistant Manager is Doug Trice.  The website is   You can find all necessary info. to buy and sell in the website.



All the photos on this post were taken on Saturday, February 22nd.  So as you can imagine items don’t stay long in consigment stores.  Selling your items with Delmarva Furniture Consignment is very easy.  You can do everything from the comfort of your home, just like my friend, Paula, did.  I just jumped in her truck to check it out.  So glad I did in order to pass on the info.


To consign all you have to do is visit their website above mentioned, then click on “Sell Your Furniture”.  Fill out the consignment request form and attach your photos.  Sending them the photos will make the process so much easier.  At times these stores get too much of one item so they might tell you to wait until what’s in the store sells.  They will give you a 120 day consignment contract with 50/50 terms.


You might choose to bring your items for their approval.  This is done by appointment only.  They can preview products on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.



All of their consignment merchandise is photographed and put on their website, therefore, allowing you to browse from the comfort of your home.  If you see something that catches your attention, just give them a call at 855-875-7292.



Paula had done it all through their website.  Upon arrival we sat with Diane.  She is so friendly and will set the initial price with your approval and input.


The photos show how good the furniture looks.  They accept home decor items, area rugs, pool tables, game tables, exercise equipment, antique, mid-century modern items and all should be gently used, in good shape, stain and oder free, without animal hair, rips and tears.  They also need to have all major hardware, functional parts and frames.  They will dust but they are not in the business of refinishing your items.



They do not accept cribs, lamps without shades, or water beds.



Delmarva Furniture Consingnment offers pick-up for a fee.  The fee is not paid until your merchandise is sold.  It will come out of your consingnment commission check.  This fee is not charged if your items do not sell. They can pick up one piece or a room full.  For info on their coverage map, please visit


After 30 days, the item will be 15% off initial selling price, after 60 days, 40% off and after 90 days, 50% off initial selling price.  Should your items not sell during the 120 days contract, they will call and ask you to pick up your merchandise.  Items that are not picked up within 7 days will be sold at no commission or donated to charity.



For example, on my photo I am showing the cutest accent chair.  The starting price was $175 as of this week-end.  On March 22nd it will be reduced to $148.75.  On April 21st the next price reduction will be $105.00 and the last reduction on this piece will take place of May 21st with a final price of $87.50.  What a deal!!


So, now that I have given you the tools for easier bargain hunting from your home, you will be able to find that special one of a kind item…the one that you have been looking for all along.



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