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March 13th, 2015

Women & Wine Dinner, Lupo di Mare, 4-Course Meal, Fundraising Event,Thursday, March 19, Hotel Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Delaware Chapter of PKD, Not for Women Only, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, Living in Hope, Let’s Fill those Seats!!


Everyone loves to come to the Beach.  The Delaware Beaches have become a destination for fundraising events.  Who doesn’t want to get out of town for a few days?  Spring is in the air and so are the events that help others in need.

Once a month a fundraising event takes place at Lupo di Mare located at 247 C Rehoboth Ave., in the Hotel Rehoboth, Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  It is called Women & Wine.  The March dinner will be raising funds for the Delaware Chapter of PKD Foundation.  $5.00 from every guest in attendance will go to DE Chapter of PKD!!

Polycystic Kidney disease, as it is known, is an inherited disease in which fluid-filled cysts develop and enlarge in both kidneys, eventually leading to kidney failure.  At present, there is no treatment or cure. Dialysis or a kidney transplant is the only lifesaving option.  Approximately 1 in 500 or 1,900 Delawareans may be affected.  Funds raised through charitable events go to research to find a cure. PKD is one of the most common life-threatening genetic disorders.

Even though it says that is Women & Wine….guys, you are invited too.  The dinner will take place on Thursday, March 19th from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Cost?  $39 plus gratuity.


I got the menu!!

FIRST COURSE:  Roasted Beet Caprese paired with Ruffino Prosecco

SECOND COURSE:  Seared Day Boat Scallop, prosciutto, poached pear and white grape, paired with Robert Mondavi Chardonnay

THIRD COURSE:  Filthy Risotto, sunny egg, paired with Saved Red Blend

DESSERT:  Blood Orange Flan, paired with Jackson-Triggs Vidal Ice Pearl

For reservations, please contact Alexis Schreiber at 302-226-2240 or email

Hotel Rehoboth, where Lupo di Mare is located, has reserved a block of rooms for persons attending this fundraiser event at a 15% discount off the regular room rate for double occupancy.  There’s an additional fee for each extra person-max 4 people.  The 15% discount will be extended beyond the March 19th date for those wishing an extended stay…’s beautiful in Rehoboth Beach at this time of the year.  NOTE:  To receive the discount reservations must be made directly with the hotel by calling 302-227-4300.  Reservations booked on the hotel website are not eligible for the 15% discount.  Rates include on-site, off-street parking for one vehicle per room, full breakfast, a complimentary wine & cheese reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and nightly turn down service.


Thursday, March 19th will be an evening filled with fun and laughter…bring your friends or meet new ones.  Raffle tickets for great prizes will be available.  These items have been donated by local business and friends.

Some of those items are:

Themed baskets:  Coffee by Java Divas in MD with Bleo Coyle’s Once Upon a Grind, gourmet, wine, pet care, beach

Framed poster of People & Places in DE featured in DE Today Dec ’14 competition

BIN 66 Wine & Spirits

Browseabout Books

Cape Water Taxi

Clear Space Theatre Company

Cultured Pearl Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Doggies at the Beach

Harry & David Seaside Outlet

Thirty One products

Made Ya Look Salon & Day Spa

Mary Kay

1776 Steakhouse

Living in HOPE…Let’s fill those 65 seats!!

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 27th, 2014

Salud To Matt Haley, Philanthropist, Restauranteur, Community Leader, Humanitarian…Delaware Beaches, Global Delaware, Southern Delaware, Sussex County, Matt Showed How to Cook, Eat & Enjoy Ourselves While Doing It!

Cooking comes from the heart….you can’t rush it.  Some have that special culinary gift, others, like most of us have to follow a recipe.  Matt Haley had that gift.  I have seen him reading a cookbook while having sushi at Saketumi in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Was he getting ideas for a new dish, adding a little bit of this or a little bit of that, I don’t know and I never asked him.

I met Matt through my website, AboutMyBeaches.  When I started the website in 2009, which is written in a blog style, it was because I wanted to promote the Delaware Beaches.  I love to eat and cook so it started that way, with me reviewing restaurants. I am not a professional, but I know what I like and how I like to be served.

Every time I would write about a restaurant in 2009 I would send an email to the contact on the website of the restaurant I had just visited.  Most brushed me aside.  But, Matt was the only one that every single time answered personally from his email address.  Later on my husband and I had a business relationship with him.

I remember writing to him about a friend of mine whose mother had gone to one of the restaurants and then they charged her $2 for replacing green beans….what?  He would say, Gloria, just take them on my dime to the restaurant.  I never did.  Another time, just recently, another friend mentioned something else.  Once again I did write….if I had a restaurant I would want to have someone of trust telling me what happened.  Don’t you think?  Anyway, I did and he never complained.

Farm to Table?  What is That?  Matt also showed us that the setting of a dining experience adds so much to the aura of savoring delicious, local food.


Always hands on, a dinner for Global Delaware, Matt’s non-profit, at Good Earth Market in Clarksville, Delaware, just west of Bethany Beach.  That’s the first time I attended such an event.  The idea of eating at a communal table, chatting and making new friends while raising funds for a worthy cause, was very appealing.


Cooking outdoors….local seafood, and veggies from the farm.  Here are some photos of that event.




Another Farm to Table Dinner at Indian River was memorable, as well.


Cooking outdoors took a different dimension here.  In the brush!!



About 150 strangers got together to enjoy local fish, veggies and each other.



On August of 2012, Matt invited my husband, John, and I to dinner at his home.  I called it the Spanish Contingency Dinner.  His guests were the 3 sisters of La Esperanza in Georgetown.  Let me tell you that these sisters loved Matt like a son.  He was so involved in La Esperanza, as well.  He told me that every time he went on a trip, they would bless him, and cry, etc. etc., not knowing what trouble he was going to get into. Ha, ha!  Their names?  Rosita, Maria and Asuncion.  Also in the group was a couple, Jose and Virginia who are the editors of Hoy en Delaware.  It was then that he told us that he had been invited to be on the Board of Freeman in Fenwick.  He was so excited!


I used to talk to Matt in Spanish, but to tell you the truth, he really did not understand much.  I used to tell him that I could not understand how he could be with all these Spanish speaking people and barely say “Si”.  It is the truth, and he would admit to it.

This was a great evening.  My husband, John, was loving it. Someone else cooking and him eating.  Matt and John had a really nice relationship.


Up to that afternoon, Matt did not know what he was cooking for dinner.  If it had been me, I would have been running around my house like a lunatic.  Not him; cool, calm and collected….and lucky too because someone dropped some fresh fish just in the knick of time.  A simple preparation, was all that was needed.  Salad and veggies were all done.



The rest of us brought desserts….Spanish desserts with me bringing my pride and joy…a Puertorican flan!

In the meantime, Matt asked me to stir something on the stove.  I asked him where his spatula was.  “I don’t have one”….what?  A chef with no spatula?  What is this?  All I could think was, how am I going to serve my flan?

Matt really did not have a spatula.  Here he is sliding the fish into the serving platter.  He did it but it would have been easier with a spatula.


My flan was served….it did not look too pretty but everyone said it was good.  It is hard to serve a plan with a plain knife!


It was an early evening.  Good company and great conversation….Matt admitting that he did like the those holiday favorites like green bean casserole!!  The traditional way, canned soup and all.

Matt did not have to worry about not having a spatula anymore….I did drop about 6 of them; all shapes and sizes, wishing him “Good Spatulating”.

Note:  At the beginning of September 2013, I saw Matt at Safeway.  That was his grocery store of choice.  He had just arrived from Europe, I believe.  We talked about my husband’s passing.  Then, he said his brother had died too a few months back.  No, now as I reflect on it, I am so sorry for his family’s loss.  I wish them peace.

At the Indian River Inlet Farm to Table Dinner, it was getting darker and we were all ready to leave.  I said “Matt, give me a smile.”  And, here it is!!  Good night, my friend!


Matt’s legacy continues.  Please visit  In it you will find everything about his companies, including the Memorial Service celebrating his life on Sunday, 9/28, at 2 p.m. at Freeman Stage at Bayside.

November 18th, 2013

What’s Going On? Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


Getting away from it all…that’s the beauty of heading to the Delaware Beaches.  For the ones that make Rehoboth Beach their home, it is a special time during the Second Season when we  get to roam the town.  Rehoboth Beach is a year-round resort, where restaturants, shops, and entertainment are part of its charm.  So, What’s Going On?


NEWS – The 16th anniversary of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival was record-breaking, with 19,133 seats filled and 59 screening sell-outs!

Audience Award Winners were:

Best Feature:  Still Mine

Best Debut Feature:  Touch of the Light.  I saw this film and was amazing with a beautiful message.

Best Documentary:  Muscle Shoals

Best Short:  Not Any More

Stay tuned for more news from the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and mark your calendar for next year’s festival on November 5-9, 2014!!  Website?


Tuesday, 11/19 – WOMEN AND WINE AT LUPO DI MARE –  Location? 247 C Rehoboth Avenue in The Hotel Rehoboth in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Fundraising dinner event for the Alzheimer’s Association.  It is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.  Each course will be paired with the perfect wine.  The event is limited to 65 guests.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m.  $39/person, gratuity is not included.  Please call Mike Dickinson at 302-226-2240 and make your reservation.


Until November 20th – AUDIENCE APPRECIATION DAYS – CLEAR SPACE THEATRE COMPANY – FREE PERFORMANCES. Location? 20 Baltimore, Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.

Tuesday, 11/19 at 5:30 p.m. – Our Kids Have “Heart”! – Meet some of their younger performers from the Broadway Bound, Gotta Dance!, and Children’s Acting Technique classes as they deliver song and dance.

Wednesday, 11/20 at 11 a.m. – Broadway Legends: Chicago – The Legends of Broadway students, ages 50+, invite the public to attend their FREE concert production of Chicago.  All of the songs and memorable characters are intact with some choreography and scenes taken directly from the original Broadway script.

An American Christmas Carol returns to Clear Space from November 29th until December 2nd.  Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.  General Admission is $30, Seniors, $25, Student/Child, $15.  Group sales of 20 or more save 20%.  Call 302-227-2270.    You can reserve your tickets online by visiting


Thursday, 11/21 – WINE DINNER – NAPA & SONOMA VALLEY THANKSGIVING FEAST – SALT AIR – Wines from the 3 oldest wine producers in California will be present at this dinner: Acacia, Beaulieu (BV), and Chalone Vineyards (ABC).  Salt Air’s chefs have created a fall inspired menu with fresh seasonal meats and produce to compliment the wines.  Dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Reservations are a must.  $55 per person with gratuity included!!  Salt Air is located at 50 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-3744

Rehoboth Outlets Tree

Rehoboth Outlets Tree

Friday, 11/22 – Sunday, 11/24 – FESTIVAL OF TREES AT REHOBOTH BEACH CONVENTION CENTER – This is a fundraising event for Delaware Hospice.  This annual event opens the holiday season statewide.  The festival features a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths, offers special holiday events, and hosts thousands of visitors each year.

Friday Night on 11/22 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. is called “Holiday Gala”.  Saturday Night, 11/23 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. is called “Making Spirits Bright”.  General Admission begins at 10 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, 11/23 and on Sunday, 11/24 at 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  There will be The Sweet Shoppe with baked goods donated by Delaware Hospice supporters, The Craft Elves Holiday Gift Shoppe with an assortment of handmade craft items, holiday gifts and decorations, Raffles with a large selection of gift items and plenty more.  Location?  The Rehoboth Beach Convention Center at 229 Rehoboth Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  For more info. please visit


Friday, 11/22 – VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION WINE TASTING – 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse on 415 N Boardwalk.  $20 per person.  RSVP 302-227-1631.  6 Premium wine tastings with food by Touch of Italy.  It will benefit the Capital Campaign.  Door Prizes!!  The VIA is a 501c3 organization dedicated to the improvement of the community.


Saturday, 11/23 – GOOD EARTH MARKET REHOBOTH BEACH – “Our Favorite Holiday Artisians Market” – 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Unique gifts for the holidays made with love and great talent.  6 crafters/artists and FREE snacks!!  Location?  38131 Terrace Rd., Rehoboth Beach (the forgotten mile).  Please remember that their coffee bar, Gem Java opens from 8 a.m. until Noon.  Check Good Earth Market Rehoboth Beach on Facebook.  Tel. 302-226-3276.

Kale & Mango Salad. The Best!!

Kale & Mango Salad. The Best!!

Sunday, 11/24 – 1ST ANNUAL REHOBOTH BEACH “THANKS-LIVING DINNER” – A VEG CELEBRATION FOR ALL! – Location?  CAMP Rehoboth at 37 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Time 3:00 p.m.  This dinner is presented by VegRehoboth.  Tickets are $20/person.  You will be presented with a chef created Vegan meal…foods from Hobo’s, a(MUSE), Cabo, and Modern Mixture.  A complimentary glass of wine and live music.  Proceeds will support VegRehoboth’s advocacy work and Rehoboth Beach VegFest.  This past summer I attended the 1st Annual Rehoboth Beach VegFest and I am certainly looking forward to the one next year.   One of my favorite salads?  Kale & Mango by Dr. Ruby Lathon.

Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2013!

Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2013!

Tickets are available at the following locations in Downtown Rehoboth Beach:  a(MUSE), Azura Clothing, Cabo, Hobo’s, Modern Mixture.  Tickets can be purchased with cash or check.  Make checks payable to “VegRehoboth”.


NEWS FROM DOGGIES AT THE BEACH – Please make your reservations early as Doggies at the Beach is filling up.  For Thanksgiving they have assigned 2 overnight humans to watch your pooches.  Please call them if you are heading out of town and need your pet a special place to stay.  They will be open for Thanksgiving Day for drop off and pick up from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Call 302-644-8200.  Website?

Grooming Special:  Your pet needs to look the best for the Holiday Season and Doggies at the Beach is offering a Grooming Special until November 24th.  Buy one grooming session until 11/24 and receive the 2nd at 50% off.  It expires 12/24.  Advance reservations are needed.  Doggies at the Beach has 3 Master Groomers, open 7 days a week!!

Doggies at the Beach is a Drop Center for:

Dog food donations for SPCA Georgetown…they also accept cat food.

Slightly used Sweatshirts….Epworth Church is having  a Complimentary Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need.  Doggies at the Beach is happy to collect them and transport to Epworth.

Hope you had a Great Day!!


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October 21st, 2013

Dining Events, Cooking Classes, Cooking Demonstrations, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware…What’s Cooking?


As The Second Season continues at the Delaware Beaches….the restaurants and area chefs are sharing their culinary expertise by holding cooking classes and events.  Some of these events are held with fundraising in mind; it is also a great opportunity to get out and meet some of the people lucky enough to live on the coast and learn about a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.


TUESDAY, 10/22 – WOMEN & WINE – at Lupo di Mare located at 247 C Rehoboth Ave. inside the Hotel Rehoboth.  The evening will be a fundraising event for United Way Delaware whose mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans.

This event is limited to 65 guests.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.  $39/person.  Gratuity is not included.  Please RSVP Mike Dickinson at 302-226-2240.


Pairing Wines with delicious food.  An Aperitif of Lake Chalice “Cracklin Savie”.  First course of fresh mozzarella, roasted beets, olive tapenade, sea salt, paired with with Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc.  Second course of local apple salad, fennel, baby kale, crispy soprasata, asiago, grilled lemon vinaigrette, paired with Seifried Riesling.  Third Course of pork meatballs, white corn polenta, rosemary, tomatoes, pecorino, paired with Forrest Pino Noir.  Final course of house made ricotta cheesecake, honeyed walnuts, paired with Forrest “Doctors” Riesling…..

WEDNESDAY, 10/23 – NEW ENGLAND COOKING DEMO from 6 – 7 p.m. at Northeast Seafood Kitchen in Ocean View, Delaware, just a couple of miles west of Bethany Beach.  The cocktail hour will begin at 4:45 p.m. until 6 p.m.  The deomonstrations of Autumn Sangria, Warm Baby Kale & Apple Salad, Lobster & Sweet Potato Piegories, and Pumpkin Maple Bread Pudding.  For tickets and information, please call 302-537-1785 or email


SATURDAY, 10/26 – A NIGHT IN NORTHERN ITALY – Tune Your Palate with Paul Cullen at the Bellmoor Inn & Spa located at 6 Christian St. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  His demonstrations bring his passions for food and music.  The cost is $55 and they include everything he will make and wine.  You must 21 to attend.  You can purchase tickets, by visiting, or call 302-228-9775.

SATURDAY, 10/26 – ABRACADINNER COOKING CLASSES with Chef Kris.  On Saturday the class will be A Season for Soup.  It’s that time of the year and Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup, Raunchy Red Lentil Soup, and Asian Dumpling Soup will be on the menu.  Besides this class, Chef Kris holds classes throughout the season.   The schedule is as follows: 11/9 Pumpkin Palooza!, 11/30 Comfort Foods, 12/14 Gifts from Your Kitchen.

The classes are held on Saturdays at 10 a.m.  The fee for each class is $55.  Please call Chef Kris at 302-228-6125 for further information.  Check

FRIDAY, 11/1 – BEER DINNER, DAY OF THE DEAD BREWERY, at Papa Grande’s located on Rt. 54 in Fenwick Island, Delaware.  Growing up in Puerto Rico “El Dia de Los Muertos” was a day of usual torrential rain, and floods.  The evening begins at Papa Grande’s with a reception of duck tostada paired with Day of the Dead Blonde Ale.  First Course will offer hangover seafood cocktail, fresh seafood, spicy tomato salsa, and avocado, paired with Day of the Dead Amber Ale.  The second course will bring honey crisp apple salad, baby kale, jicama, pickled onion, cajita, pumpkin seed lime vinaigrette, paired with Day of the Daed Hefeweizen.  The third course will have adobo marinated pork loin, spicy rainbow chard, potatoes, grilled green onion, crema, paired with Day of thye Dead IPA.  Dessert will be a house-made cinnamos churros (love churros), coffee infused Mexican chocolate dip, paired with Day of the Dead Porter.  Please RSVP to Jim Affeldt at 302-436-papa, or


SATURDAY, 11/2 – COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF HARI CAMERON of a(muse.), located at 44 Baltimore Ave., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Noon until 2:30 p.m.  He will be putting his distinctive twist on a collection of Classic American Recipes.  Learn the basic of iconic American dishes and learn to put your own signature twist…in other words….make it your own.  On Saturday, 12/14 from Noon until 2:30 p.m. the class will be centering on the holiday foods that come to mind.  Chef Hari  will be taking a look at those favorite holiday dishes; putting his own spin on them.

These classes are informal and are followed immediately by a special lunch with Chef Hari.  Please call 302-227-7107 or visit and click under menus.  The classes are $60.00.

MONDAY, 11/11 – MURDER MYSTERY – A FOWL FEAST at The Buttery on the corner of Savannah Rd. and Second Street in the heart of Historic Lewes, Delaware.  6:30 p.m.  For reservations and info., please call 302-645-7755.


TUESDAY, 11/12 – LIVING GLUTEN FREE IN DELAWARE  at The Birch Tree Cafe located inside Good Earth Market, 4 miles west of Bethany Beach in Clarksville, Delaware.  Join the group to discuss and share the gluten free lifestyle, cooking and dining habits.  They will be offering cooking/baking advice, new product information and much more.  Each month they will taste different products.  This meetings will take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

SATURDAY, 11/16 – HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING at Nage, located at 19730 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Classes are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  If you cannot make it, then on Saturday, 12/7 Nage is offering a Holiday Dessert Cooking Class.  More info? and registration?  Please call 302-226-2037.  Or, visit

SATURDAY, 11/23 – BIG FISH GRILL COOKING CLASSES at 4117 Highway One in Rehoboth Beach.  The cost per class is $75 and you must register in advance by calling 302-227-9007.  The classes are held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Menu items from the Big Fish Grill and Summerhouse will be featured.  Hands-on participation in the pereparation of festured menu items is part of the fun.  The classes will include a tour of the restaurant, a whole fish cutting demonstration, which I happened to volunteer when I participated some time ago, and tips about purchasing and preparing fresh seafood.

Other dates:  December 7th and 21st, January 4th and 18th, February 1st and 15th, March 1st, 15th and 29th, April 12th and 26th and May 3rd.

On the day of the class the doors will open at 9:45 a.m.  Go hungry!!

Have a great time!!

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September 16th, 2013

Rehoboth Beach Eats, Lupo Di Mare, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Restaurant, Review, The Second Season!!, No Meters!!, Women & Wine, Tuesday, 9/24, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware


You know the locals are dancing in the streets….the meters are down and the favorite restaurants begin their Second Season Specials.  Even Ocean City friends decided to make that “long” trip to Rehoboth Beach.

So, our choice for the evening was Lupo di Mare, located at 247 C Rehoboth Avenue, in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-226-2240.  Website?  No reservations, just show up.


Lupo Di Mare is part of the group of restaurants owned by restauranteur, Matt Haley, and his company Sodel Concepts.  Up and down the Delaware Beaches his restaurants are serving dishes full of flavor incorporating spices, fresh and healthy ingredients.  His cuisine?  Innovative!

Monday nights at Lupo you will find that your entire dinner will be %25 off!!  So, there we were, Cindi, Ross, and myself.

The bar was small but cozy.


The selection of wines was extensive.


Our server was charming and new the menu so well.  The bread was so good; a little sweet and the olive oil was smooth.



One of my favorite appetizers..I could have it daily…the Shaved Brussels Sprouts.  Only 3 ingredients are added to the shaved sprouts:  truffle oil, almonds and pecorino.


The prosciutto…always salty; love it!  Perfect with the sweet bread.


For dinner a Chicken Parmesan – red sauce spaghetti, and mozzarella.  Our server knew there was someone at our table with a food allergy.  Suggestions were made…and a wonderful dish was enjoyed.


Cindi’s Salmon looked beautiful.  Her exact words were “delish”.


And, my Braised Pork Bolognese was out of this world….I wanted that comfort food and I got it.


Cindi and I shared the Flourless Chocolate Torte…if you like chocolate, this, you will like.


So much to catch up, I think we forgot that we were closing the restaurant down.  Perfect for photos….check it out.



Women & Wine at Lupo Di Mare on Tuesday, 9/24.  For a great cause, the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m. Four courses for $39/per person, gratuity not included.  Call Mike Dickinson at 302-226-2240 to reserve your spot or email him at

It was 9:00 p.m. in Rehoboth Beach on Monday night….quite a different scene on the Second Season!!


Talk to you later.

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November 13th, 2012

Women & Wine Club, Opening Night, Tuesday, 11/13, Dinner Series, Lupo di Mare, Rehoboth Beach, Restaurant, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches


The perfect pairing; Women & Wine.  This is a series of dinner events taking place at Lupo di Mare, located at 247 C Rehoboth Avenue, in the Hotel Rehoboth, right in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  If you are not doing anything tonight, and would like to be included in the opening night for Women & Wine Club, please call Lisa Wheeler at 302-644-1200.

Just think of it.  It is a bit cooler, rain in the forecast….4 courses:  roasted butternut squash and coconut bisque, toasted pine nuts, evoo, hand rolled rock shrimp manicotti, sweet ricotta, tomato basil cream, spicy Dijon and goat cheese crusted rack of lamb, sweet potato tart, grilled scallions, and a sweet ending of chocolate s’mores tart, graham cracker crust, chocolate pudding, and charred marshmallows.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.  $39.00/person; gratuity not included.

Every course is paired with a different wine.  The wines selected, each has a different charitable cause; from breast cancer to autism.  Tonight’s charitable donation will be to the Global Delaware Fund.  This organization was founded by Matt Haley and is dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk in distressed situations in Delaware and abroad.  If you would like to know more about it, please visit

Lupo di Mare has specials every day of the week.  Please check them at  Tel. 302-226-2240


On election night we decided to get something to eat.   Our choice for that evening was Lupo. I like the looks of the restaurant.  Modern with clean lines.


Arriving early, I was able to take some pictures.  As you can see, it is very open with large windows overlooking Rehoboth Avenue.


Their bread is so good; a bit sweet with a sprinkle of salt.  Good combination.


Our appetizers:

An order of Marinated Olives with julienned sun dried tomatoes, toasted spices and virgin oil.  The colors as intense as the flavors.


One of my favorite dishes at Lupo is the Shaved Brussels Sprouts.  Just 3 ingredients; sprouts, truffle oil, pecorino.


Our entrees:

Not on the menu all the time…ask if they have the Lamb Shank.  This dishes is so perfect for this time of the year.  Full of flavor, the meat falling off the bone.


An entree of Gnocchi & Gorgonzola Cream, had shaved green apples, baby arugula, roasted garlic, pepper, rosemary and toasted walnuts.  Also, a very well received meal.


I really enjoyed my Eggplant Parmesan.  It has broccoli rabe, fried eggplant, fresh tomato sauce, shredded mozzarella and herbs.  The eggplant was light and crispy and had the right amount of sauce and cheese.


No need for dessert; just a cappuccino!!


Talk to you later.  Have a good one!!

Noe:  Lupo di Mare…accommodating those with gluten allergies.

November 9th, 2012

Thank You!!, Advertisers, AboutMyBeaches, Tidewater Realty, Coastal Chem-Dry, Miken Builders, Betterliving Patio & Sunroom of Delmarva, TKO Designs, SoDel Concepts, Matt Haley’s Restaurants, Plate Catering, Global Delaware, Doggies at the Beach, Butter Shades, Delaware Beaches, Beach House Management, Tauriello & Co., Delray Beach, Florida


It is so good to be able to say thank you and mean it.  I want to thank those companies advertising on AboutMyBeaches.  Some of them I bugged a lot; explaining why they should be on my website.  I really do appreciate it.

AboutMyBeaches started back on July of 2009.  It was one of those ideas.  I am a frustrated concierge.  First it was going to be just a website.  When my webmaster, Ed Timmons, met with me, I kept talking and talking.  He probably thought I was more of a blogger.  So, really, it was his suggestion.  Here I am.  I consider myself to be in the business of Word of Mouth.

Since my advertisers are on my website, which is written in a blog style, you can access them directly.  Just look at them on the right hand side of AboutMyBeaches,, and you will be able to find out what these companies are all about.  They are all different.  Their owners are very nice, and easy to talk to.

Let’s meet them:

Tidewater Realty – This company is located at 32892 Coastal Highway (Rt.1) at the Starboard Center in the town of Bethany Beach, Delaware.  Bethany is considered one of the Quiet Resorts of the Delaware Beaches.  I know it well.  For many years I lived there.  It is a small coastal community, with great beaches, and quaint little restaurants.  Tel. 302-539-7500.  Toll free 900-888-7501.

Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach

Tidewater Realty is a boutique size real estate company.  Broker of Record?  John Merryman, III.  This company has been a sales leader in the community for 30 years.  It is known for its personal and professional attention.  Website?  Please remember that Delaware has low property taxes and tax free shopping!!


Coastal Chem-Dry – This company is at the forefront of the carpet and upholstery industry.  Green certified, with innovative equipment and powerful cleaning solutions.  Website?  It dries quickly, so you don’t have to wait hours and even days for this to happen.

A Fall Special!!  3 rooms for $119.95 up to 350 sq.ft.  Stairs not included.

Please contact them at:  New Castle County and Kent County 302-234-0200.  Sussex County 302-645-2800.

Check the website for more specials and information.

Miken Builders is located at 32782 Cedar Drive, Millville, Delaware 19967.  Millville is located a few miles west of Bethany Beach.  Tel. 302-537-4444.  Cell 302-381-0773.  Website?  Mike Cummings is the Founder and CEO of this company.  I have known him for so many years.  Our sons played Little League together.  Besides being a friend, I have also been a customer.

Miken Builders is a commercial and residential construction company.  It is very well respected for his construction work and for his involvement in our communities.  No job is too small or too big for them.


Last summer they worked on my house.  A whole new entry way, which by the way, I have enjoyed and was very much needed.  Also, there was some remodeling in my bathroom.

Betterliving Patio & Sunrooms of Delmarva.  This company is under the umbrella of Miken Builders.  Location? 32442 Royal Blvd., Unit 1, Dagsboro, DE 19939.   Tel. 302-251-0000.  Toll Free 877-251-0080. Website?  They are the exclusive provider of Betterliving 3-Season year-round sunrooms and awnings.


Doggies at the Beach is a boarding and day care facility for your pooches.  It is located at 18806 John J. Williams Highway (Rt. 24), Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Tel. 302-644-8200. Website?  It is my dog, Addy’s, home away from home.  I have total confidence in Jim and his staff and when I leave her there. I feel she is in the best of care.


Doggies at the Beach has 4 master groomers for dogs and cats, working 7 days a week; mornings, afternoons, and evenings.  All you have to do is call for an appointment.  The facility is great with 24/7 human care.  It is also climate controlled.  Dog training is also available.

Two new web-cams are being installed.  One will be located in the new puppy room, the other in the new building called Bayside.


Doggies at the Beach is very much involved in the community.  Don’t be surprised to see them in parades, holding events, and having a good old time!!


SoDel Concepts, founded and owned by Restauranteur & Philanthropist, Matt Haley.  Website? A total of 6 restaurants at the moment, with its newest one, Papa Grande, opening in 2013 in Fenwick Island, Delaware.  Stay tuned for updates.  Busy does not even begin to describe this company.  I have written posts, with pictures, on most of them, except Blue Coast Seafood Grill….soon, though.  Just put their name on the search of AboutMyBeaches to see some delicious dishes.

In Lewes, Delaware you will find Fish On! –


In Rehoboth Beach, Delaware you will find Lupo di Mare –


In North Bethany Beach, Delaware you will also find Matt’s Fish Camp –


Also, in North Bethany you will find Blue Coast Seafood Grill –

In Ocean View, Delaware you will find NorthEast Seafood Kitchen –


In Fenwick Island, Delaware, that’s where you will find Catch 54 –


In each of them I have found a favorite dish.  If you are visiting the Delaware Beaches, try them.  I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Plate Catering – This is a catering company owned by Matt Haley, owner of SoDel Concepts.  A dinner for many, or just for a few.  An intimate affair, perhaps? A special occasion, I am sure.  They can handle it.  Please give them a call at 302-644-1200.  Website?


The Global Delaware Fund.  This is a non-profit organization founded by Matt Haley, owner of SoDel Concepts and Plate Catering.  It provides goods and services to children at risk in distressed situations.  It has been lending a hand here, in Delaware, and abroad.  Please visit

Butter Shades is a sun glass company from Philadelphia that sells affordable sunglasses without sacrificing pure, manufactured quality.  This company has a passion and compassion…they are giving back to the community, as well.  Please check the sunglasses at


TKO – In Bethany Beach you will find Alice H. Klein, Jeweler and Designer.  She is the owner and founder of TKO Designs, Inc.  In the business for 32 years, Alice has a unique way of presenting a beautiful stone in its best light.  She works with plastics and resins, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, gold, gold filled, silver and Swaroski crystals.  She can give a lift to a tired setting giving it that wow factor.


TKO Designs is located at 100 Garfield Pkwy., Stores 6 & 7, Bethany Beach, Delaware.  Tel. 302-539-6992.  Website?  I have known the company for so long and I am a consummate fan of her work.  Her niece JoAnne works at her store, as well.


Florida – I do have a few advertisers in Florida.  You might want to know them.  Whether you are a snowflake or a snowbird these 2 companies provide great services.  I also know them, personally, and can recommend them fully.

Tauriello & Co. is a real estate company located in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida.  This coastal town is also known as the Village by the Sea.  You can find it at 900 E. Atlantic Avenue. Tel. 561-278-5570.  Toll Free 877-509-8300.  Website?


Brokers of Record are Daniel & Sue Tauriello.  They have been in Delray Beach for so many years and are very well respected in the Village by the Sea.  I have known them since 2003 and they have given me personal and professional service.  Please call Cheran or Sue if you want to find that special place to hang your beach chair.

Beach House Management, LLC – This is a property management company in Delray Beach.  Michael Keegan is at the helm of the company and along with his staff, you home will be in good hands.  Totally professional and caring.  I have used Michael since 2003 and have no regrets at all.  Some might think that a property management company is a luxury; in reality, it is a necessity when you are not there.  For more information, please visit  Tel. 561-376-4329.


Again, I do appreciate your business….Interested advertising on AboutMyBeaches?  I think it is a very good deal.  $500 for one year.  Your banner on AboutMyBeaches.  My personal attention, as well.  Check the website and see if you like it.  Nothing better than word of mouth.

Have a good one!!

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