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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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August 10th, 2014

Destination? Paradise Grill, Long Neck, Delaware, Restaurant, Indian River Bay, Outdoor Dining, Bars, Live Entertainment, Scenic, Southern Delaware


Just like it is today, last Thursday was the perfect day to visit Paradise Grill, located at 27344 Bay Rd. in Long Neck, Delaware.  In order to access Paradise Grill you have to drive through the Pot Nets community…in your golf cart, car, or you can also go by boat.  Plenty of boat slips available.  Tel. 302-945-4500.  Opens at 11 a.m.  Their website is not up yet, but you can visit them on Facebook for the latest happenings on this very popular Southern Delaware “it” spot.




Paradise Grill is very casual.  It is almost all sand so bring comfortable shoes.  Several bars are available, as well as seating choices.  It gets crowded so take whatever you can get.  The atmosphere is fun, with plenty of scenery.



Live entertainment and DJs, every day.  On Thursday Captain Mike was singing great tunes at the Beach Stage and today, Sunday, 8/10, Liquid will be entertaining the crowds from 2 – 6 p.m. and on the same stage later on Ginger will be singing from 7 – 10 p.m.  Local entertaining the locals and visitors.


We sat outdoors, under the palm trees, which were looking good at this time of the year in Delaware.  An Orange Crush was ordered…made with freshly squeezed O.J.


Not expecting a gourmet meal, we ordered a hamburger, medium rare, and a veggie burger.  Also, a side order of grilled asparagus.  Passing by us were orders that looked pretty good.

The crab dip and the crabcake sandwich.



It had been some time since we ordered our food.  A manager came to the table to apologize that our order had not made it and they had just realized it.  He brought us hot cheese dip and nachos.


Soon after our burgers arrived.  Not my favorite but we were hungry by then.  My hamburger was well done instead of medium rare.  And the veggie burger was o.k.  Nothing to write home about.  In reality we should have had the specials of the day, but nobody told us about them.



Their ice cream shack is for dessert…..


The restroom with access to the boardwalk is all open….pretty neat.


Walking on their boardwalk, the place reminds me of Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland, except the crowds are more matured.


Note:  Cape Water Taxi is another way to get to and from Lewes to Paradise Grill.  Check


The 2nd Annual Flounder Pounder Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, 8/16.  Registration and information at the T-Shirt Shop counter at Paradise Grill.


Have a good one!!


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May 25th, 2011

BayWood Greens, 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, Public, Clubhouse, Restaurant, Long Neck, Delaware


I am probably the only person that has made a friendship through the Census.  Yes, her name is Annie Hall.  I thought it was a joke when she first called.  She asked me for lunch the other day and we decided to meet at BayWood.  I had never been there; only had seen it from Rt. 24.  Always amazed at the flowers; could not imagine how beautiful it was going to be once I was inside the complex.  BayWood Greens is not only an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course; it is also a community.


BayWood Greens is located on Rt. 24, Long Neck, Delaware.  It is about 15 to 20 minutes from Rehoboth Beach.  Best way to get there is:  From Rt. 1 take Rt. 24 West.  It will be 7 miles to the BayWood entrance on the left.  The website is Tel. 302-947-9225, 302-947-9800.

As you are driving in, there are gardens everywhere.  Constant care and attention to detail is what immediately came to my mind. 


At a distance I could see the Clubhouse.  Again, flowers, fountains, and what a beautiful day it was. 


There is plenty of parking and just a short flight of stairs in order to access the main entrance.



Again, the entrance was full of flowers.




As I came into the reception area I could see that the Clubhouse had a very sophisticated air about it.  I asked the hostess if we could sit outside.  If you want to sit inside, there are plenty of choices.  But, on a day like last Friday, who wants to sit inside?


The Verandah was the perfect choice.  A wonderful breeze and comfortable tables.


From the Verandah you had an expansive view. I can see why so many brides choose this spot.  It is called the Wedding Garden.  The wedding photos must be spectacular.




The Clubhouse is open for lunch and dinner.  Brunch on Sundays, as well. There is plenty to choose from.  Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Dinner Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts.

It was so comfortable and relaxing that I felt I was on vacation somewhere else.

I chose the Baywood Bleu Cheese Salad.  This is their signature salad with mixed greens, gorgonzola bleu cheese, roasted red peppers, red onion, artichokes, dried cranberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and Genoa salami tossed in a honey Dijon dressing.  You would think that it would be enough but I also had grilled chicken on top.  It was the perfect salad.  The dressing was delicious and the combination of all those vegetables, dried cranberries and salami gave it that sweet and salty taste.  Very very good.


Annie Hall had the Steakhouse Salad which was grilled flank steak served over mixed greens with corn, roasted plum tomatoes, and avocado tossed in a BBQ Ranch dressing and topped with fried shallots.  She decided that instead of the Ranch dressing whe would order bleu cheese and said that it was delicious.


We talked and talked.  Our server as so nice and came to check on us from time to time.  We were happy,though.

After our lunch Annie had to leave and I just strolled around the grounds. 




There is also a Golf Pro Shop which is separate from the Clubhouse.


BayWood is busy.  They have a Summer Concert Series.  The first concert will be Monday, May 30th from 5:30 until 8:00 p.m.  It will be held in the Wedding Garden. The concerts are open to the public and they are free.   There will be a Memorial Day BBQ.  You know, hamburgers and hotdogs.  The entertainers will be The Cruzers.  For more info. and reservations, call 302-947-9225.


The following sounded like fun.  BayWood Clubhouse Restaurant has a Birthday Promotion.  They will give you a discount equivalent to your age!! If you are turning 42, please go and get your 42% off your entree.  If you can’t make it on your birthdate then celebrate your special day anytime during the calendar week of your birthday.  Sunday to Saturday.

Then there is the Anniversary Promotion.  Discount equal to the years of marriage.  And if you have been married 10 years or less, they will still give you a 10% discount.  Just remember that the discount applies to entree portion of total check.  And, promotions are not available with other offers or discounts.

Please visit the website above mentioned because you can find a whole schedule on what is going on at BayWoods.


I recommend it to anyone that wants to have a good and relaxing lunch.  The setting is gorgeous.  I cannot wait to try dinner and feel the atmosphere at that time of the evening.


Have a good one!!  Talk to you later…

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