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December 2nd, 2014

Salads!! The Lighter Side, Delicious Salads, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware…I just want a Salad!!

I just want a salad!!  That’s all I want!  Many times this is what we say at a restaurant, referring to having a lighter meal.  Actually, some salads can pack those calories without us even knowing it.  At this time of the year, after Thanksgiving, and looking forward to Christmas and New Year’s….I really only want a salad; the lighter side.

I have a friend….her name starts with S.  When she goes to a restaurant she really deconstructs a salad.  Take this out, no, I don’t want that either, don’t like olives, onion? not sure, the dressing….nothing with mayo….really why doesn’t she ask for lettuce?

In the past months these salads at the Delaware Beaches have been so good, refreshing.  No more boring greens, or just a slice of tomato.  These salads make a meal.  Check them out!

AGAVE – Located in Lewes, Delaware at 137 2nd St., 302-645-1232, Agave offers a few salads.  The Mango and Avocado Salad with Queso Crema is substantial, full of avocado and mango and you can get it plain and simple or top it with shrimp or something else offered on that day.



Served in a tostada bowl, this salad topped with salmon is also a winner.


THE PICKLED PIG – 18756 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1), Rehoboth Beach, Tel. 302-645-5444.  Website?  This gastro pub has spirits, pretty good food and salads.  Their Roasted Vegetable Salad I would say is fairly new but I think it is a keeper.  Asparagus, zucchini, red onion, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, quinoa, with a white balsamic-orange vinaigrette and parmesan….topped with grilled chicken, it is a complete meal.


Their Chopped BLT Salad has mixed lettuces, blue cheese dressing, smoked bacon, diced tomato, red onion and blue cheese crumble.


FINS ALE & RAW BAR – 19269 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-3467.  I thought this salad looked good and tasted even better.  The Chopped Salad has romaine lettuce, mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, bacon, corn cucumber, Jack and cheddar cheeses….all chopped and served with their buttermilk dressing.  I topped it with Calamari.


Their Fins Bar Salad wih mixed greens, almonds, dried cranberries and gorgonzola cheese topped with tuna salad and their homemade whole grain mustard vinaigrette was delicious….nice serving of tuna salad, by the way.


CASA DILEO NORTH – Located at 18701 Coastal Highway (Rt. 1) in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-644-8256.  The Tricolore Signature Salad hit the spot.  Arugula, Radicchio, Belgian Endive, Treviso and spring mix.  To that mix chopped cucumber, tomatoes, and pine nuts.  It is hand tossed with lemon juice, plenty of fresh garlic and olive oil.


PETE’S CHEESESTEAK SHOP – It is located at 19287 Miller Rd. Unit 1A, in The Food Lion Shopping Center on Coastal Highway, RT 1.  Tel. 302-226-3000.  Website?  This restaurant is impeccable…so clean.  Fast service, and comfortable seating arrangements.  Their Greek Salad topped withy Gyro Meat is very good.  It is a garden salad with feta, Kalamata olives, and pita bread with a side order of a vinaigrette with a hint of strawberry…just a hint.  The pita bread is grilled and warm making it extra special and definitely a full meal.


EDEN – Located on 23 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Eden is really one of my favorite restaurants in Rehoboth.  Consistently good with professional staff, it stands out.  Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Tel. 302-227-3330.  Website? Eden’s Grilled Caesar is awesome.  Sun dried tomato/olive tapenade and pecorino romano cheese.  The first time I had a grilled Caesar, it was many years ago at a restaurant in Hagerstown, Maryland.  I never had any other good one anywhere else until Eden’s Grilled Caesar and it has become a favorite.  Two views of this simple and delicious salad follow:



LILY THAI – Located at 10 N. 1st St. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Tel. 302-227-3348….I love Thai Food!!  The Larb Gai Salad is spicy!!  It is so good.  Ground chicken breast tossed in lime juice, red onions and fresh mint….a gluten free salad!!


MODERN MIXTURE – Located at 62A Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-0600.  Website?  All salads are chopped at Modern Mixture.  Their House Salad has romaine, onion, tomato, and fresh cactus called “Nopalito”, feta and lime juice topped with avocado….this salad is gluten free!


DOGFISH HEAD – Located at 320 Rehoboth Avenue.  Website? In a mood for a Cobb Salad?  Their version, topped with salmon or a crabcake is very good….but their basil vinaigrette dressing is a true keeper of this salad.



LOBSTER SHANTY – Located a few miles west of Fenwick Island.  Address:  37310 Lighthouse Rd., Selbyville.  Tel. 302-436-2305.  It opens Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.  Great views of the marsh.  A fantastic salad called the Seafood Tasters Duo has fresh lobster and shrimp salads over field greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and seasonal fruits with Nantucket’s Maple Vinaigrette.  An awesome salad if you like seafood.


So as you are shopping and exhausting yourselves….a little salad!!  Have a good one.

November 2nd, 2012

Cocoa Crawling in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware….The Second Season at the Delaware Beaches

I joined my fellow Crawlers, Jody and Jade, as we helped raise funds for the local charities of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The Rehoboth Beach Cocoa Crawler was celebrating its second year and for the looks of it….I think people were loving and enjoying every minute of it.


There was a definite chill in Rehoboth Beach.  We needed to get our wristbands.  They were only $10.  The proceeds going to the charities.

The welcoming committee was Maggio Shields Real Estate.  They were in charge of selling the bands.  They were a happy bunch.


From the Maggio Cafe, at First Street Station, and next to Maggio Shields Real Estate, we were offered tomato bisque.  It was warm and delicious.


Grotto Pizza was also part of the welcoming committee…an institution in Rehoboth Beach.


The sun was beginning to set quickly…it is that time of the year.  So pretty and crisp.  Rehoboth Beach was crowded and hardly any parking available.


Jody, Jade and I decided to stop for dinner at Lily Thai on North 1st St.

They had the Pad Thai, which was very good


I had the Crispy Eggplant in a Chili Sauce with Shrimp…delicious.  I do love this dish.


Now that our energies were recharged, we continued to crawl. Our next stop was going to be a shop on Baltimore Avenue that has been there for about 30 years.  Crysti.  There is a post in the making, but, in the meantime, meet Joyce and Crysti.


The best local restaurants were inside participating stores.  At Crysti, Dog Fish Head was serving…beer, of course.  But, check the dessert they had available; the bacon chocolate cheesecake.  It is available at the restaurant in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.


Outside people were chatting and having a great time.  Drinks on hand everyone was crawling through the streets.


By this time, another fellow crawler, joined our group. He is right there on the picture with Jade.  His name? Michael from Stephan & Co. Salon & Spa.  Jade also works at the salon.  I have to write a post on them soon.


Our next stop was Browseabout Books, where we found Cake Break.  They were serving mini cupcakes.  Perfect because they just popped in your mouth.  Not too much guilt, either.  Cake Break can now ship gluten free cupcakes and other gluten free baked goods.


Crawling away, we continued….and we found only one dog doing his crawling while wearing his sweater.



We continue on a crawling mode and stopped to see a sign that rain, shine or hurricane…it is always there, reminding us that salt water taffy is still so good.


At Carltons on Rehoboth Avenue we found Lupo di Mare.


They were serving “pot de creme”.


Crawling back to First Street Station, we noticed that there were still people shopping at the Penny Lane Mall.


At First Street Station, Paul Cullen was entertaining the crowds and serving his wines. A future post in the making.


And, then, the crawlers gathered.  There was going to be a drawing.  You had to be there to win.  Well, we did not win, but Danielle did.  That was the end of a perfect evening, spending it with friends.  Priceless, don’t you think?


So, it was time to go home….a total success it was….


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January 27th, 2012

Lily Thai, Restaurant, Review, Thai Cuisine, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


I think I would like to have some Vietnamese soup, he said.  He, meaning my husband.  I gave him that look like he had horns coming out of his head.  Really?  Is that so?  It’s not like we live in New York where out the door and you can get anything you want.

He continued….”we” can make it.  Another no no.  “We” means, “you can maket it”.  So, we went to Lily Thai instead, located at 10 North 1st St. in downtown beautiful and warm Rehoboth Beach.  Yes, it was at that time of the evening and 54 degrees.  Tel. 302-227-3348.

Rehoboth Avenue and 1st Street

Rehoboth Avenue and 1st Street

I have gone plenty of times to Lily Thai.  And, have written about it, as well.  I was late in discovering this small restaurant that has been around for a few years now.  Originally, it was BYOB.  Then, an application process cut that out until last year they finally got their liquor license.  It has made such a difference; people do like to have a drink with dinner.


Lily Thai opens 6 days a week for lunch and dinner, closed on Mondays, at this time of the year. They have great specials, and it is very affordable.


The last time I was there I had a dish that even though I took a picture, then I could not remember what it was.  It was one of the specials of the evening.  Last night I found out that what I had eaten was Chili Crusted Eggplant.  Lightly fried Thai eggplants flavored with sweet and spicy roasted chili sauce, chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, onions and topped with fresh cilantro. 


Ingredients for Thai food are mixed together in such a way to create different appetizing flavors.  Thai food plays with your taste buds; it’s like they are having a great party.

Last night my husband then decided to have their Pad Thai with tofu and extra peanuts.  Completely forgot about the Vietamese soup.  It was a large portion, almost enough for 2 people.  Rice noodles with tamarind pulp, bean sprouts, red tofu, egg and crushed nuts.


I decided on the Duck Grob Roasted Chili.  It was one of their specials.  Roasted Chili, sweet crispy honey duck, crusted eggplants, tomatoes, onions, sweet and spicy roasted chili sauce.  I love the Thai eggplants and this dish was really good with just enough kick.


Biologists consider eggplant to be a fruit and not a vegetable.  An eggplant can absorb almost any flavor from any of the ingredients in a dish as well.

For dessert we had the imported mango, sweet sticky rice, topped with coconut cream.  The last time I had it it was so good.  This time, well not that great.  The mango was a little hard and not good at all.  This is not the mango season in many parts of the world so maybe that was the reason. 



All in all, our meal was very good.  Lily Thai is like a neighborhood restaurant; don’t feel like cooking and want flavorful and colorful food?….then you know where to find it now.


Talk to you later….

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February 24th, 2011

Lunch, Lily Thai Cuisine, Rehoboth Beach, Beer and Wine, Delaware Beaches



It was late in the day and Michael and I were doing some errands in Rehoboth Beach.  We got hungry and stopped at Lily Thai Cuisine.  This Thai restaurant is located at 10 North 1st St. in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-3348.

Ever since I found this restaurant I have been enjoying Lily’s great cuisine.  I do. I really like it.  When I first started going there you could bring your own bottle (BYOB).  Then, they went through the process of applying for a liquor license and no bottles were allowed in the premises.  Therefore, it has been somewhat slow.

Next week, might be the week where they will be able to serve beer and wine.  They will start with that; see what their customers will be requesting and take it from there.  If you want to make sure they are serving beer and wine, please give them a call to 302-227-3348.  They open for lunch and dinner.  Closed on Mondays, though.

They have great lunch specials for $8.95.  Salad and half size entrees.

Michael and I ordered the Larb Gai.  I order this dish all the time.  It has ground chicken breast, tossed in lime juice, red onions, Thai herbs and fresh mint.  It is spicy and a favorite.  Michael liked it but not as much as I did.


The salad that came with the lunch specials had a very interesting dressing.  It was somewhat sweet but the concentration was cilantro.  Refreshing after the spicy Larb Gai.


Michael had the Green Curry which was hot hot and spicy.  This dish is traditionally made with green curry paste, coconut milk, Thai eggplants, and hints of Rhizome and basil.  Got good reviews from Michael.

A rhizome is the horizontal stem of a plant that is usually found underground, often sending out roots and shoots from its nods; ginger being a good example.


Mine was a Crispy Duck Ginger.  It was crispy honey duck with young ginger, onions, mushrooms, celery, garlic, ground peppers and scallions.  It had just the right amount of spice and the duck was nice and crispy.


Lily Thai is a quiet place for lunch.  I think people forget that it is there.  Anyway, I am passing the word around because I really do enjoy it.

Note:  Carry out is available.

See you… to you later…

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