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July 17th, 2019

Miyagi, Ramen Bar, Restaurant, Review, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, DE Beaches, Japanese, Korean, Fusion Cuisine, The Art of Wining and Dining

We should consider ourselves so lucky to be at the Southern Delaware Beaches. Scorching temperatures even if sitting at the beach.

With hot temperatures I would like something light for lunch and dinner. It was late in the afternoon when I decided to stop at Miyagi Ramen Bar located at Shops at Seacoast, 19266 Coastal Highway, Unit 6 in Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. It is where the Safeway is.

Miyagi opened a few years ago and to tell you the truth I should have stopped sooner. It was great to see Kim again. I used to always talk to him when he was at Saketumi. He owns Miyagi and is enjoying the hard work that it takes to give customers the best ingredients money can buy.

By the way his noodles are homemade. He makes weekly trips to Philadelphia to buy all the ingredients needed to make these dishes all top notch.

The restaurant is bigger than it appears from the outside. Plenty of parking which is a relief this time of the year.

There is a full bar, as well.

I decided on the Tuna Poke Bowl. This dish had sashimi grade tuna, poke sauce, avocado, edamame, bonito, seaweed salad, nori, masago and mixed greens over rice. It was delicious. A healthy serving too.

The website is

The telephone is 302-567-2385. Take out orders are offered but to me I think the experience is eating inside. Check the menu.

I cannot wait to go again. Plenty to choose from even for my Vegan friends.

Unitl later, let me know how you like by going to the AboutMyBeaches Facebook page.

Summer 2019 is passing by.

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June 22nd, 2014

Rehoboth Beach Eats! Bramble & Brine, Restaurant, Review, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”  luciano pavarotti and william wright

Which brings me to my post…..Roberta, Missy, Debbie, and I have been getting together to celebrate each others birthdays for so many years.  I really don’t remember how many exactly, but they have been many.  We usually have breakfast, but now that we are more matured, it is about time we start having dinner instead.

The following photo is of us after having dinner at Bramble & Brine, located at 315 Rehoboth Avenue, in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Tel. 302-227-7702.  Find The Bramble & Brine on Facebook.


Megan and Joe Churchman are they owners of Bramble & Brine that opened last fall in Rehoboth Beach.  Rehoboth is a foodie’s destination and opening a restaurant in this town is probably challenging and exciting at the same time.  So much competition….guess what?  Megan and Joe have managed to create a restaurant catering to a diverse clientele, whose taste and palate are very discriminating.

I congratulated Megan for their success….and her answer was “we are so blessed”.

I called about 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation….I wanted that much sought after table by the window at streetside.  You can see it on the above photo to the right.  Yes, that was our table.  Missy was celebrating a birthday and our table looked beautiful, colorful and we could not wait to experience our dinner.


Bramble & Brine was comfortably crowded at 7:30 p.m.  The bar had customers enjoying a few drinks waiting for their tables.  The restaurant has a shabby chic decor….we loved that our chairs had wheels; easier to push in and out.

You will only see the photos of our food…..privacy is important when taking photos, especially when it is crowded.

After much catching up we decided to start with 2 appetizers for the table.  Bramble & Brine outdid themselves with the food presentation.

The Lemon Carameled Scallops with pickled mushrooms, radish, pearl onion, chive and shellfish emulsion, and coconut creme fraiche where so tasty.  Love when scallops are crispy on the outside and oh so….melting in your mouth, as well.


Ribeye Crown with corn truffle, stuffed poblano, hominy, chimichurri and queso fresco.  Good combinations with the poblano and chimichurri adding that extra punch.


Some salads were ordered, as well:

The Chestnut Smoked Ricotta Salata with beets, cucumbers, pea tendril, micro basil, bread and butter pickle dressing.  That was my salad and it was refreshing.  My palate was ready for the main event.


The Market Salad had arugula, radish, shaved pecorino, and sherry vinaigrette.  Very nice with a light and well seasoned vinaigrette.


The Birthday Girl, Missy, decided to have the Chowder.  The chowder had clam and tomato broth, confited fingerlings, braised bacon, charred leeks, and confit tomato.   At tableside the broth was poured over the clams to complete the dish.  A presentation of a steamy chowder was well received.



Three orders of Halibut with fregola and radish, cauliflower puree, caper and brown butter. The were devoured and got great reviews.


Any time I see a whole fish offered at a restaurant, I pretty much order it.  Even though you have to be careful with some bones, a whole fish offers total flavors.  So, when I saw that Bramble & Brine was offering Salt Crusted Whole Rainbow Trout my choice was easily made.  It had a parsley puree, new potato, enoki mushroom, sweet sopressate and confit almonds.  It was served on a slate tile; it looked gorgeous, and it tasted even better.


Believe it or not….we did order dessert.   All desserts are made in-house.  The Pound Cake Banana Split did not last long.  The homemade salted caramel ice cream was to die for, as well as the pretzel ice cream.  It also had banana jam peanut butter and cashew nougat and toasted malt crumbs. These dessert was made for sharing.


Note:  Our server was so pleasant…he knew his menu well.  He was very attentive, but not intrusive.

Wishing Megan and Joe the best for Summer 2014!!

Having a meal with friends is….priceless!!  Talk to you later.

May 8th, 2014

Destination? 2014 MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival, 50 Events, 23 Courses, 90 Chefs, 20 Winemakers, 6 Continents, From the Main Line to the Delaware Beaches, May 14 – May 18…One Unforgettable Week-end!

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“There comes a moment on a journey when something sweet, something irresistible and charming as wine raised to thirsty lips wells up the traveller’s being.”  patrick macgill

“Cookery is not chemistry.  It is an art.  It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.”  marcel boulestin

With that in mind and Southern Delaware as a journey my post begins….

In 2013 the MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival began as an independent festival. It featured international vintners and chefs in collaboration with Delaware’s local talent. The festival would bring tourism to Delaware and also would increase awareness of this small state’s cultural assets.

The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival is a Delaware nonprofit.  A designted portion of this year’s festival proceeds will benefit 5 arts related beneficiaries throughout Delaware.  These are: CAMP Rehoboth, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, which operates the Freeman Stage in Fenwick Island, OperaDelaware, and the Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association, which operates the historic Smyrna Opera House.


You have an open invitation to participate in as many events as you want.  All you have to do is visit htt://

The website has all the info. you will need and more.  It is very well detailed.  You can buy tickets through the website, as well.

This is a statewide event…..Southern Delaware is a culinary destination and the events coming to the Delaware Beaches are not to be missed.  So, what’s going on?


“Meet the Winemakers” – Saturday, May 17th – Eden located at 23 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach – 3 award-winning winemakers will have an informal “up close and personal” type of meeting.  Very informal.  Tastings of each winemaker’s varietals will be accompanied by finger foods provided by Eden’s acclaimed chefs, Andy Feeley and Danielle Pamarello.  Stop by between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.


The following notable winemakers are:

Regina Martinelli, Martinelli Vineyards, California – She comes from a lineage of farmers, starting with her Great Grandfather, Giuseppe Martinelli, who planted the family’s flagship vineyards in 1885.  The primary goal of Martinelli Winery is to hand-craft excellent wines born in their vineyards.

Tom Mortimer, La Cadeau, Oregon – Tom Mortimer and his wife, Deb, are the proprietors of Le Cadeau Vineyard. They manage the farming and development of the vineyard, the winemaking team, and the marketing of Le Cadeau to top restaurants and retailers in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Sweden.  Le Cadeau Vineyard specializes in estate-grown Pinot Noir from the Chehalem Mountains AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Jon Staenberg, Hand of God Wines, Argentina – Jon Staenberg and Santiago Achaval, one-time classmates at Stanford Business School, now partner in Hand of God wines in Mendoza, Argentina. Jon will pour from the inaugural vintages of this new winery, as well as wines from Achaval Ferrer.  Wine Advocate awarded 92 points to one of the wines from Hand of God.  Achaval Ferrer boasts four of the five highest-rated wines from Argentina, (receiving 99s and 98s) from Wine Spectator, and Achaval Ferrer is ranked the highest-rated Argentine wine to date by The Wine Advocate.

More info?  Please call Sue St. Laurent at 302-981-5849.



Thursday, May 15th – FESTIVAL BREW LUNCH – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – 11:30 a.m. in Milton, Delaware.  Sam Calagione moderates this 3-course lunch plus gives a tour.  Take home a bottle fresh off the line.  Menu highlights: Asparagus and Radish Salad, Woodgrilled Delaware Bay Rockfish.  Chef:  Brenton Wallace

Thursday, May 15th – A TASTE OF BRAZIL LUNCH – Lula Brazil – 11:30 a.m. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  This is Rehoboth’s newest international restaurant, opened by Meg Hudson, former owner of Domaine Hudson.  Lula Brazil’s focus will be authentic Brazilian seafood.  Chef: Abde Dahrouch.  Brazilian Winemaker: Patricia Carraro

Thursday, May 15th – THE FARMER MEETS THE FISHERMAN:  A Pop-Up Dinner – Magee Farm in Lewes – 6:30 p.m.  This is a 5-course down-home dinner, served family style.  Delaware-centric dishes.  Highlights: Lobster Roll Tartlet, OCMD Tuna.  Chefs:  James Beard Award winner, Matt Haley, Doug Ruley, Ronnie Burkle.  Winemakers:  Johan, Reyneke, Kerry Damskey, Manfredo Di San Bonifacio

Thursday, May 15th – THE ART OF FOOD – WINEMAKERS DINNER – Home of Chris Holt and Emory Bevill in Lewes – 6:30 p.m.  5 course inspired by Sussex County artists, on the farmhouse terrace.  Highlights:  Sous Vide Veal, Foie Gras Soup.  Chefs:  Jay Caputo, Ted Deptula, Lion Gardner, Jermaine George, Vince Trotta.  Winemakers:  Manu Muga, Tom & Deb Mortimer, Paul Colantuoni, Ira Goldberg

Friday, May 16th – TAPAS – RIOJA LUNCH – Ivy in Dewey Beach – 11:30 a.m. – With the Rehoboth Bay as the backdrop, enjoy 3 Riojas with authentic Sevillan tapas.  Menu highlights:  Blue Crab, Mushroom and Leeks in Phyllo, Cachorrena Soup.  Chefs: Peter McMahon, Javier Cuesta Munoz.  Winemaker:  Manu Muga

Friday, May 16th – I’LL HAVE WHAT SHE’S HAVING – LUNCH ADVENTURE – a(MUSE) located on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach – 11:30 a.m.  Orgasic and ecstatic are words often used by diners in James Beard nominee Chef Hari Cameron’s restaurant.  Menu highlights: Local Grass Fed Steak Tartare, Steamed Snake Head Fish and Squid.  Chefs: Hari Cameron, Alexandra La Noue-Adler.  Winemakers: Nik Weis, Carol Shelton

Friday, May 16th – WINEMAKERS DINNER: BAREFOOT BLACK TIE – Home of Alex Pires in Dewey Beach – 7:00 p.m. – Take off your shoes!!  Enjoy 5 courses made by 2 global + 3 beach chefs.  Menu highlights:  Oxtail Tartlet, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup.  Chefs: Peter McMahon, Tim McNitt, Ron Duprat, Lion Gardner, Javier Cuesta Munoz.  Winemakers:  Nik Weiss, Carol Shelton

Saturday, May 17th – WINEMAKERS LUNCH IN REHOBOTH – Eden Restaurant located on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach – 11:30 a.m.  A taste of heaven in 3 courses.  Menu highlights:  Apple Foie Gras Eclair, Pistachio Pavlova.  Chefs: Andrew Feeley, Danielle Panarello, Ron Duprat.  Winemakers:  Regina Martinelli, John Staenberg, John Geber

Saturday, May 17th – AMERICAN EXPRESS 1000 POINT WINE TASTING:  South – Eden Restaurant located on Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach – 3:00 p.m. – A flawless 100 points…times 10 wines.  A perfect tasting in a heavenly setting.  Guests at concurrent North and South events will be tasting an almost entirely different selection of 100 point wines!

Saturday, May 17th – WINEMAKERS DINNER AT THE BEACH – Home of Steve and Kathy McGuiness in Rehoboth Beach – 6:30 p.m.  3 global + 1 national + 2 beach chefs create 5 courses, paired with wine.  Highlights: Smoked Mozzarella Polenta Fritters, Monkfish with Pancetta.  Chefs:  Peter McMahon, Robert Staegemann, Ron Duprat, Paul Gallo, Erik Niel, Jermaine George.  Winemakers:  Jon Staenberg, John Geber, Tom & Deb Mortimer, Maria Giulia

Sunday, May 18th – SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH – Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes – 11:00 a.m. – Sample dozens of wines from around the world and some interesting cocktail creations and taste culinary cerations from a dozen area restaurants while meandering in Delaware’s first vineyard and enjoying sultry jazz entertainment.

The Beach….time for some R & R!!  Have a good one.


NOTE:  A Non-alcoholic event.  “Scrapplegasm” at Michele’s Restaurant in Dover…Saturday, May 17th.  The defining berakfast meat of the MidAtlantic gets redefined and served with all the “fixins”.  Menu Highlights:  Tempura Battered Biscuit Sliders, Buffalo and Duc Scrapple.   Chefs:  Mike Daniels, Chef Otto, Ludovic Bezy.

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