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January 22nd, 2011

Em-ing’s, BBQ, Beef, Chicken, Roast Pit Beef, Ribs, Country Style, Baby Backs, Bishopville, Maryland, Pig Roast Once a Month



I knew Em-ings was having a pig roast on Friday.  I was waiting for that day; had that craving.  Em-ing’s has been around for a long time.  And, once a month they have a pig roast.  The way it works is that you go inside and pick your sides; you get 2 and then go outside and they have the roasted pig right there for you.


The problem on Friday was that it was very cold, therefore, they carved the pig in the back kitchen.  It did not matter because people wait for that day; cars were pulling in and leaving with carry out. 

Emings 2

Em-ing’s is located at the corner of Rt. 113 and 610 in Bishopville, Maryland.  Tel. 410-352-5711.  Website?   You can also find them on Facebook.  By checking the website you will find that you can also order baked hams and turkeys, among other things.

From Rehoboth Beach there are a few ways to get there.  I like more the scenic route so I took Rt. 1, by the beach and went south to Bethany Beach, then turn right on Rt. 26, went for a few miles and turn left on Rt. 17 towards Selbyville.  Turn left on Rt. 113 and Em-ing’s is at the next intersection.  Sounds complicated; it isn’t.  When you live here, at the beaches, you drive up and down and driving half hour is nothing.

The way they usually set up the pig roast, weather permitting, is like this:

Emings 4

During warmer months, there is an outdoor area where you can sit out and eat.  Pretty much people just take carry out, I think.

Sandwiches, platters, wings, meal deals, specials are all shown in their website and facebook.

You can buy 1/2 pints, pints, 1/2 gallons and gallons. 

They have beef ribs, country style ribs, St. Louis style ribs, baby backs, pork and chicken barbecue, chicken salad, beef barbecue, beef brisket and chitterlings.


In case you do not know what chitterlings are, well, they are the intestines of a pig that have been prepared as food.  In many places it is eaten as part of the daily diet or at special events, holidays or religious festivities.

The sides include Dutch cole slaw, creamy cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, tropical fruit salad, pasta salad, baked beans, mashed potatoes, greens, green beans and macaroni and cheese.  Their corn bread and bread pudding; delicious.  You just have to exercise a bit more after eating all this.

They bake their own breads, pies and cookies.  


During the week there are specials Mondays through Fridays and for $6.99 you can have:

Mondays – 1/2 chicken with potato salad, roll, butter and slice of pie.

Tuesdays – country style ribs, macaroni salad, roll, butter and a slice of pie.

Wednesdays – 1/2 chicken, pasta salad, roll, butter and a slice of pie.

Thursdays – pork barbecue, cole slaw and a slice of pie.

Fridays – 1/2 chicken or country style ribs, barbecue beans and a slice of pie.

Daily soup and sandwich special for $6.75 will give you a choice of chicken salad, hamburger or chicken breast with a cup of Brunswick stew.

Brunswick stew is also known as “hash” in the south.  It is a tomato base stew, containing lima beans/butter beans, corn, okra and other veggies.  Meats like squirrel and rabbit make it authentic but chicken, pork, or beef is also used.

So, there I was in line to get 3 platters with roasted pig, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans.


Then I asked if I could have some of the “crispy” which I don’t think people ask often.  I left so happy.


Stopped by my husband’s office and dropped one and took the rest home.  It was so moist and perfectly seasoned.  We also used some of Em-ing’s Hot & Sassy Sauce, which had a good kick.

Please note that Em-ing’s can cater any event.  Just give them a call.  They are open Mondays to Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Thursdays to Saturdays they are open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.


I had a full “food” day on Friday; pig roast during the day and vegan at night.  I really don’t think you can do that but having choices is the best and it was certainly interesting.



Have a good one….talk to you later….

January 22nd, 2011

Hobos, Sixty Day Wellness Program, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Change your Diet; Change the World



This is the second time Gretchen Hanson, Executive Chef of Hobos Restaurant & Bar has offered this type of event.  It takes a lot of preparation and only a person that has embraced this lifestyle for the better part of her life, could really inform and teach.


I was invited by Victoria to spend an informative evening at Hobos.  This very popular restaurant is located at 56 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. is 302-226-2226.  Website?


Gretchen was offering a Sixty Day Wellness Program infused with cooking classes.  Tonight was the informative evening with classes starting next week.  If you are interested, either call the above mentioned telephone or visit the website.

Boy, was it cold tonight!!  It really was.  But, we all made it to Hobos.  It was full to capacity.  During warm months, Hobos has a great porch for dining; tonight we were all inside. 


This program for 60 days looked very interesting.  The majority of us there had not gone to her first session.  A lot of them, though, were returning to continue the learning process.  This class promises “detox from processed foods and an all around overhaul”.

The first thing we did was eat.  That was more like it.  I liked that.  The foods had gorgeous colors; a nice variety, as well.  Only the couscous was not gluten free.  Couscous comes from North Africa. 


The cabbage was delicious with a slight hint of sweetness; appealing to our visual senses.


The lentil soup got rave reviews, especially since it was so cold.


Gretchen suggested we tried everything.  That’s exactly what everyone did.  My plate looked beautiful.  Pesto, eggplant tapenade and rice with zucchini were among the dishes.


It was a good crowd.  Immediately after we were all seated, we introduced ourselves.  Some were retired, others were looking for healthier ways to cook, others had no idea the word Vegan was going to be introduced.  Then there were the persons that said they had no intention of being Vegans.  And on and on it went.  The interesting part was the people that had already made a change in their diet.  Some had lost weight and others had very impressive results after having blood tests performed.

Gretchen will be the first to tell you that she is not a nutritionist or dietician.  And, the class is not a diet class; it is a change from the way you eat.  More of a plant base lifestyle; less milk and animal protein.  She does not demand you become Vegan; she will be the first to tell you that she is not the perfect Vegan.  She would like you to try it for those 60 days so that you can obtain the full effect of what she is talking about. 

The problem with all of us, here in America is that we have set aside that family dinner that was so important.  It really is a thing of the past. We eat foods that are handed out from a drive through window; then eat it just as fast.

If you are going to eat meat then choose “happy flesh”, meaning don’t put in your body something that has been injected to give it that extra boost.

We were there for 3 hours and it went so fast.  So very interesting and even though she only scratched the surface, we all learned a lot.

While this class is in progress, Hobos is open on week-ends (Friday, Sat. and Sunday) for lunch and dinner.  They can deliver and cater.

The restaurant is “green”, from toilet tissue to plastic bags and deli containers.  Everything is recycable and recycled.  Every company used is earth friendly.

Hobos has vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menus and it offers specials every day, as well.

I had to laugh when Gretchen said this 60 days are “a little granola crunchy”.  She has an interesting story; growing up in a commune where everything was home-grown.  Her mother did not even have a can opener; not such thing was needed.

Some of the suggested readings were:

The China Study by Dr. Colin Campbell.  It is the most comprehensive nutritional study ever done.

The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan; thoughtful, insightful and provocative.

Watch Food, Inc.  It is a must watch because nothing you put in your mouth will ever taste the same.

One last thought.  Let’s say you fall off the wagon, then make peace with your choices and move on.

As Gretchen said “Your Path, Your Journey, Your Choices”.


Guess What?  I do feel a little guilty all of a sudden as I write this post….I went to Eming’s Pig Roast….tomorrow’s post…talk to you later…..

January 21st, 2011

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


Yes, it is pretty quiet but for the year-round residents, I can tell you that it is a time of the year when we enjoy the breathing space.  Easy parking everywhere, plenty of restaurants and shops are open; music and entertainment, as well.  Not having to wait anywhere makes me a little impatient when I am in a line somewhere else; meaning I am second in line and wonder, why is it taking so long?

So, if you are here in the Delmarva Peninsula the following is happening at the beaches:



Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1/21, 1/22 and 1/23 – “An american Songbook 2011” – presented by Clear Space Theatre Co., 20 Baltimore Ave. Tel 302-227-2270.  Website is  Tickets are $5 – $25 and are available on line, by phone or by visiting the box office at 20 Baltimore Ave.  On Friday and Saturday the production will be from 7 – 9 p.m. and on Sunday it will be from 3 – 5 p.m.


Saturday, 1/22 – Jewelry Making Class at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.  Right on Rehoboth Ave.  The class is sponsored by Bead Therapy and will cover the making of earrings.  For more information, please call 302-227-5678.


Sunday, 1/23 – Hike the Prickly Pear Trail.  1:00 p.m. sponsored by the Delaware Shore State Park, Rt. 1, South of Dewey Beach, North of Bethany Beach.  This trail is east of Ocean View and is part of the park system.  Please dress for the weather, since it will be cold and wear shoes that can get muddy.  $4/person and pre-registration is required.  Call for more info. 302-227-6991.


Tuesday, 1/25 – Jewelry Making Class at Rehoboth Beach Public Library, located right on Rehoboth Ave.  Sponsored again by Bead Therapy.  The class will cover the making of leather necklaces and will be from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.  For more info., please call 302-227-5678.


In the mood for food and music?



Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill will have live music on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 – 1 a.m.  It is located at 207 Rehoboth Ave., Tel. 302-226-9376 and the website is



Bethany Blues – Friday – 1/21 – Sydney’s Music Revival brings to this restaurant VESSA, People Will Talk.  She will perform with a quartet that allows her to fully showcase her enormous vocal talent and personality; a musical experience in jazz, standards and soul.  Bethany Blues is located at 618285 Coastal Highway, Lewes.  Tel. 302-644-2500.  Website?  



Cafe Azafran – Saturday, 1/22 – Rehoboth, located at 18 Baltimore Ave. will have Cathy Gorman performing great music to dine and reminsce from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  Reservations are recommended.  Please call 302-227-8100.  Website?


Have a great week-end…..It is going to be sunny and I think I will be going to that Pig Roast, afterall, at Eming’s Chicken…talk to you later….


Note:  Psssst…..New Restaurant coming soon to our Beaches….stay tuned.

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January 20th, 2011

AboutMyBeaches, Website, Blog, Advertising, Delaware Beaches, Ocean City, Maryland, Delray Beach, Florida, My Personal Attention?, You Bet!!



I started my website on July of 2009.  I cannot believe that it has been a year and a half since I started AboutMyBeaches, written in a blog style.  I think I achieved the look I wanted for the site.  Clean, bright, easy to read and most of all, available to all. 

I write pretty much every day.  I take a lot of pictures, as well.  I am not a professional, but I think you can see that in some of my posts, pictures and even recipes, since there are plenty of those too.

This is my business.  I started it always with the idea that it would become a business.  But, you needed to get to know me through my writings first.

You know that I have lived at the Delaware Beaches since 1981.  My children were born here and I truly love the area.  I have seen it grow in so many different directions; pretty much all good.


I am promoting the Delaware Beaches, Ocean City, Maryland and also Delray Beach, Florida.  That’s another town that has become a second home to me.  I love to walk around Delray, enjoy the restaurants and the beach and I respect the devotion that its residents have towards keeping the town the jewel it has become.  All you have to do is visit this Village by the Sea and you will want to get to know it much better.



Delray Beach, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

So, in my travels, camera in hand, I review restaurants; no credentials, but I know what I like and how I want to be treated.  I also promote the arts and entertainment; I will be sure to tell you what’s going on.  I hope you will log on to to find out about, events, restaurants, reviews, where to shop and what to cook for dinner.

At Venus in Dewey Beach

At Venus in Dewey Beach

I consider myself “the word of mouth”.  It is the best advertisement.  I have written so far 530 posts.  I have experienced all those posts, as well.  I had to in order to pass the information on to you.  On average the website is getting 5,500 hits per month.  That’s between 150 to 200+ per day, depending on the subject.  Most of the writings are from the Delaware Beaches, but a lot are from Delray Beach, Ocean City and from wherever I find myself at a particular time.

Milton Theatre

Milton Theatre

The whale that washed up in Fenwick

The whale that washed up in Fenwick


Advertising on AboutMyBeaches is as follows:

$500 for 1 year

$300 for 6 months

$200 for 1 year if you are only using a business card

At the bottom of the website you will find my contact information.

I have a webmaster that will put your website on my site.  The day the website goes on, anyone reading my posts will be able to access your website with just a click.  That ad is your spot for the time contracted.  Go on right now and see for yourself by testing the other ads already there.  If this is the first time you are reading my post, then check the whole site.  I can guarantee you that you will find it interesting and some times even entertaining.


Greyhound in Dewey Beach

Greyhound in Dewey Beach

New in Lewes

New in Lewes


You bet you will get my personal attention.  Once you advertise on AboutMyBeaches, that’s what you will get.  If you need to announce something immediately, then all you have to do is send me an e-mail.  I will post your information on the website and then is good to go.  Once I post, then I send it to Facebook, my personal one and the one for AboutMyBeaches.  After that I send it to Twitter and then to Linkedin.



It really is inexpensive.  Think about it, $500 for one year is about $1.36 per day. 

I don’t take these coastal towns for granted.  It really is great living here and visiting the other beach towns that I do.  I don’t even take my AboutMyBeaches for granted either.  I have learned so much.




For 2011, so many places to be revisited and so many other ones to be discovered; trying to keep it interesting, yes, I am a local but not a native and word of mouth is Priceless!!


Talk to you later….you know I will….

January 18th, 2011

Sushi Simon, Restaurant, Review, Sushi, Boyton Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County, South Florida



I don’t know what comes to my mind first, the craving for a particular food that takes me to that restaurant to review it, or that I pick a restaurant because it is time to review a restaurant.

I think it is the former.  I don’t give it too much thought.  It is like wanting pizza, or a good juicy hamburger, Indian food, Thai, or, Oh, I feel like having a crepe.  For example, yesterday I was driving and stopped at Eming’s Chicken, which is closer to Bethany Beach, Delaware, but away from the beaches.  Well, I will probably be there Friday because they are having a pig roast starting at 11:00 a.m.  I got that craving.  If I do go, believe me, that will be a post in the making.

I thought about this particular post a few times.  Already you know that I like sushi, and sashimi.  I feel good after I eat it; satisfied but not overly full.

I was having dinner in Delray Beach back in December with Anita and my husband.  We were at Lemongrass, which I have written about a few times, and one of my favorite restaurants in Delray.  Talking and chatting away, interjecting in Spanish with Anita; back to English.  The tables were close to each other so you could really see what other patrons were eating and some times even hear what they were talking about.

Our entrees arrived and out came my camera.  A couple next to us, started a friendly chat.  Of course, I told them what I was doing.  They, actually, ordered my fish, since they saw how gorgeous it looked.  Then, the gentleman proceeded to tell me that I needed to try a sushi restaurant in Boyton Beach called Sushi Simon.  That it had very innovative combinations in their sushi.  That’s all I needed to hear so, yes, we went there the next day and one other time after that.  Here is my personal opinion and review.

Sushi Simon is located at 1614 S. Federal Highway, Boyton Beach, Florida 33435.  The actual location is at the SE corner of Woolbright Rd. and Federal Hwy., right on that shopping center.  Tel. 561-731-1819.  No website but you can find them on Facebook.  Their business hours are Mondays – Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.  They also have lunch specials Mondays through Fridays.  Carry out is available, as well.

Boyton Beach is located just north of Delray Beach and South of Palm Beach.  Not far; easy to get to.

When I first entered the restaurant I thought I smelled fish, which usually turns me off, but that dissipated and did not happen again.  The restaurant was small, and not very wide; plenty of tables and a sushi bar, though.  A couple of tables outdoors too.  It was cozy and people were friendly.



Looking through the menu I thought it looked good, even though I do not like imitation crab.  It seemed that it was used a lot in their rolls.  Also, cream cheese was used a lot. 

The rolls I decided to try were:

Little Havana which had eel, avocado, cream cheese, plantains, and mango.  I will tell you that it was delicious and perfect for a South Florida roll.   The plantain and mango combination was great.  Loved it.  That was what the gentleman told me at Lemongrass.  Innovative combinations.

Little Havana and Ichigo Roll

Little Havana and Ichigo Roll

Ichigo Roll was delicious, as well.  It had also eel, masago, avocado, cream cheese, strawberries, and macadamia nuts on top.  I had not had a roll with macadamia nuts.  It was a first and really liked that crunchiness and fruit together with the eel. 

My husband had the Kawaii Maui Roll with coconut shrimp, avocado, cream cheese, pineapple, papaya, with mixed macadamia nuts on top.  He thought it was the best roll he had had in a very long time.  Could not stop talking about it.  We had taken our own gluten free soy sauce.  The restaurant had not had anyone ask for something like that in the past.

Kawaii Maui Roll

Kawaii Maui Roll

Next visit came about because my husband could not stop talking about the Kawaii Maui Roll.  Tommy and Michael came with us and it got a little tricky because Sushi Simon, practically, does not have too much for the person that does not like sushi, or seafood, for that matter.  The only thing he could have was Gyoza which were steamed or deep fried pork and vegetable dumplings. 



But, wait, he decided to try the roll my husband was raving about.  I could see it in his face, it was a no go, as he was trying to eat it.  The other ones finished that roll for him.  Happy, yes, they were.

We ordered pretty much the same thing.  I added the Crazy Lucy soup, which was a special soup of the day.  I really liked it.  It was a Miso soup but with different fish added to it.  Tasty.

Crazy Lucy

Crazy Lucy

I again, ordered that Little Havana roll and then tried another roll that was on their special that evening.  I cannot remember its name but it did have the avocado on top.  It was good, but not memorable like Little Havana and Ichigo Roll.


The concensus was that it was good, but for the size of the rolls, it was expensive.  I would go again for that Little Havana Roll and the Ichigo Roll.  My husband will go again for the Kawaii Maui Roll.  I thought his roll was small; a few more pieces were needed.

It is great to have choices… to you later…and have a great day!!



January 16th, 2011

Delaware Beaches, Rehoboth Beach, Milton, Film Event, Comedy Improv, Book Discussion, Music, Theatre, Day Trip


This post is all about the arts.  You can sit home and wait for spring to come or you can get out and experience the sizzling events that the Delaware beaches provide at this time of the year.  January and February are the most quiet months of the year but considering how quiet they were when I first moved here in the 70’s, well I can tell you that they do not compare. 


From the Rehoboth Beach Film Society:

Their winter series called Delmarva Roots starts Thursday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m., with Vanishing Voices of World War II.  Location?  Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St., Milton, DE.  This event features recollections from two dozen of the 100 veterans included in James Diehl’s two books, “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware”, and “World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware”.  It is told from the perspective of men, and one woman, who served during that time period and today call southern Delaware home.  This documentary allows Delawarean World War II veterans’ voices to be heard forever.  Their stories are emotional, they are real, and they are so very candid. 

From Pearl Harbor, to Iwo Jima, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, among many other parts of the war, they are told with passion and an enormous amount of pride in the United States of America.  This documentary is not rated and it last 56 minutes.

After the screening, James Diehl, writer and co-producer of the film and author of the books that inspired it, will give a brief presentation and lead a question and answer session.  He is passionate about bringing recognition to those who served in WWII and this screening and presentation will ensure that our local heroes will be remembered.

More info?  Please call The Film Society Office at 302-645-9095, ext. 1.  You may also call the Milton Historical Society at 302-684-1010.  Admission will be $4.00.  Tickets can be purchased on line, so check the website,  They can also be purchased by calling 302-645-9095.


Delaware Comedy Theatre Event – Improv

Improv is a form of theatre in which actors use improvisational acting techniques to perform spontaneously; a lot of times using audience suggestions to guide their performances as they create dialogue, setting and plot.  They tend to be comedic, but do not have to.

Imagine; no scripts, no memorized dialogue and no rehearsed scenes; just spontaneous.

The Delaware Comedy Theatre is located at 131 Glade Circle West, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. 302-258-5443.  The website is

They are the longest improv theater company in the First State.  They have shows and workshops.

Please make sure you check their website because they have a lot of events coming in the future.  The first one will be Friday, January 21st from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  It is RESOLVE THIS!  The location?  Fish On at 17300 N. Village Main, Village of Five Points, Lewes, DE 19958


Seating will begin at 7:00 p.m.  $10 per person at the door.  Fantastic food and drinks available, separately. 

Please note that this is an adult show with uncensored, all-improvised material.  Please RSVP to Fish On at 302-645-9700.


Rehoboth Beach Museum

Book Discussion on Saturday, February 5th at 1:00 p.m.  Location?  The Rehoboth Beach Museum located at 511 Rehoboth Ave., next to the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center.  Please call 302-227-7310 to reserve a space or ask questions.


The “curious institution” of slavery has held an important place in American fiction from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin published in 1852 to Toni Morrison’s 2008 novel, A Mercy. 


The book discussion on the 5th will focus on A Mercy, as an exemplar of how modern writers have dealt with the historical forces that caused slavery to thrive and the effects of its existence on slaves and slaveholders alike.

Sherry Chappelle is the leader of the Browseabout Book Club and will be moderating the discussion, focusing on the historical bases of Morrisons’ work and that of other modern writers who have addressed the issue in their recent fiction.  These include James McBride and John Barth whose stories are based on the Delmarva, as well as writer Alexandra Stockett whose widely read work The Help investigates how the effects of slavery still are felt in our modern society.

If you have read or are reading any of these books, please join us for this discussion.  Browseabout Books has offered a 10% discount on purchases of A Mercy or The Help up until 2/5/11, for readers who mention the Museum’s book discussion.

Light refresments will be served.


Clear Space Theatre Company

This very popular theatre company is located at 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  Tel. is 302-227-2270.  Website is  Two upcoming performances to check out are:



An American Songbook on Fridays and Saturdays, 1/21, 1/22, 1/28 and 1/29 at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday, 1/30 at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are $5-25 and are available online at the website above mentioned, or by phone, also above mentioned.  You may visit the box office for the purchasing of tickets Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For the sixth time in as many years, the creative minds behind Clear Space Theatre Company, Ken Skrzes and Doug Yetter, will create a unique concert entitled An American Songbook.  All of the material in this year’s concert is brand new to the duo, and they are thrilled to bring An American Songbook back to their audience.

Doug & Ken

Doug & Ken

The show features just that – songs from the American canon of music, ranging from songs you may have grown up singing to new cabaret material, from the classics of Harold Arlen to the musical stylings of Burt Bacharach.

An American Songbook is not only an audience favorite here in coastal Delaware but it is also one of Clear Space’s most toured productions.  After it closes here, the show will tour for the next year to various venus throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  So, get your tickets soon!!


Clear Space Theatre Company will also be bringing you Dirty Blonde:  The Down And Dirty Story of Mae West.  When?  February 3 – 5 and 10 – 12 at 7:00 p.m.  On February 6 and 13 at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $5-25 and are available on line at, via phone at 302-227-2270 or by visiting the box office Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 p.m., at 20 Baltimore Ave.


Dirty Blonde, a play with music by Claudia Shear, captures the bawdy essence of Mae West and explores the life of the legend of stage and screen.  A 4 person cast, company members David Button, Michael Mathias, Dana Peragallo, and Doug Yetter will bring the 18 characters of Dirty Blonde to life.

The story will be told in a series of flashback vignettes.  Mae West was an incomparable star of vaudeville, Broadway, and film in the first half of the 20th century.  She was hailed as one of America’s first sex symbols.  Her plays Sex and The Drag were hits, but landed her in big trouble with censors and the law.  She served 8 days of a 10 day prison sentense for Sex and stars of The Drag (men in drag) were arrested and taken out of the theatre during a performance.  Her most popular stage work, Diamon Lil, toured for years.

Mae West played a pivotal role in the creation of the Motion Picture Production Code, which regulated the material that could be shown or said on film.  Mae West skirted around censors by using her now famous double entendres and sexual innuendos.  Many of these are live on today, including “A hard man is good to find” and “When I’m good, I’m very good.  When I’m bad, I’m better”.


Travel & Culture by Delaware Technical & Community College – Jack F. Owens Campus, Georgetown, Delaware

Delaware Technical & Community College is offering trips and culture.  Please call 302-854-6966 or visit their website,

1/22 Trip to the Smithsonian.  The day is yours to stroll through the 8 museums located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capital.  It leaves the library parking lot of Delaware Tech at 8 a.m. and will depart from D.C. at 4 p.m.  The charge for the general public is $65 and if you are an Adult + Member, then the charge is $55.

1/23 – In the Heights at the Kimmel Center.  This is a Four time tony Award winner, including Best Musical.  I will tell you that my son saw this in New York and loved it.

Great orchestra seats.  It will leave Georgetown at 9 a.m. and depart Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m.  General public is $149 and Adult + Member $139.


Have a great week….and I hope you attend to some of the many things that are available to us, here at the Beaches….talk to you later….

January 15th, 2011

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



I am on a roll.  Oh, yes, I have been on an ethnic food kick.  Besides the Indian restaurant I reviewed yesterday I also went to see how Lily was doing.  Lily is a restaurant that opened a couple of years ago.  I only found out about it this past year.  Have gone several times and will keep on going because I enjoy it Thai food very much.

Thai cooking incorporates all 5 tastes; sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy.  Definitely, there is a sense of balance in Thai food.

A Thai meal consists of a single dish or it will be rice with other dishes served at the same time to be shared by all.  A lot of times there are more dishes than guests at a table.

Lily is located at 10 N. 1st Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  The tel. is 302-227-3348.  If you have been to Rehoboth then you will find the restaurant right between Nicola Pizza and Adriatico.  Lily opens 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

I decided to go the other night and have dinner because I really did not feel like cooking.  It was one of those nights.  Cold and I was lazy.

Up until recently you could bring a bottle of wine and they would cork it for you.  At the moment, you cannot do that anymore.  The reason?  They were approved for the liquor license but the restaurant still has to go through some formalities.  Therefore, not now but in the next few months they will be ready.


I started with the Larb Gai.  I always order this dish because I have had it in Boulder and in Florida, but at Lily’s is where I like it the best.  It consisted of ground chicken breasts tossed in lime juice, red onion, Thai herbs and fresh mint.  It was spicy and perfect for 2 people.


My husband ordered a Roasted Duck Curry.  It was a slow roasted honey boneless duck, pineapple chunks, tomatoes, young bamboo strips, hot peppers in red coconut curry and basil.  It was spicy, just like he likes his curries.


I really loved my dish.  I had never had it and I can venture to say that it has been one of the best.  It was Sweet & Spicy Chili Crusted Eggplant.  The dish had lightly fried Thai eggplants, flavored with smoked sweet and spicy roasted chili sauce.  Then, topped with chopped chicken, tiger shrimp, and cilantro.  It truly was delicious with that sweetness and heat complementing each other so well.


I forgot to take a picture of our dessert, which was a mango over sticky rice topped with a coconut cream sauce. 

It was a casual dinner on a cold and quiet night in Rehoboth Beach… to you later…..


Note:  Lily also has carry out.

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January 14th, 2011

Flavor of India, Northern India Cuisine, Dover, Delaware, Authentic Indian Cuisine, Restaurant, Review



Back in September I was in Baltimore, Maryland.  Baltimore is known for its many ethnic restaurants and on that evening I went with friends to an Indian restaurant.  Once I write a post on my website I send the information to my Facebook pages; the personal and the one for AboutMyBeaches.  The post regarding my visit to the Indian restaurant in Baltimore got the conversation going on Facebook.  And, Ed suggested that there was an Indian restaurant in Dover, Delaware, that I should try because he thought it was very good.  Last night I tried it and I do want to thank Ed because it was everything he said it was and more. 

For the readers that do not know where Dover is I want you to know that Dover is the Capital of the State of Delaware and about half hour from Rehoboth Beach.  It is 90 miles south of Philadelphia and 90 miles east from Washington, D.C.

Dover was founded in 1683 by William Penn.  It is also a military town and the home of the Dover Air Force Base, which is one of the largest military freight terminals in the world.

There are really no Indian restaurants around the Delaware Beaches.  So, when I get the opportunity to have Indian food I go for it.


Flavor of India is located at 348 North DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901.  Tel. is 302-677-0121.  Website is

Flavor of India specializes in the cuisine of North India.  This region has extreme climates and an abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables.  Because of its geographical position, it has strong Central Asian influences in culture and food.

Their curries are thick, moderately spicy; the gravies are creamy.  Because of all the fruits and vegetables, they do have many vegetarian dishes.

North Indians prefer breads over rice.  The region is the home of the tandoori roti and naans, which are breads made in a clay tandoor oven.  The stuffed parathas are flaky breads with different kinds of vegetarian and non vegetarian fillings.  And, the kulchas are breads made from fermented dough.

When preparing rice, it is made into elaborate biryanis and pulaos, which are pilafs.

The aroma of Indian food is amazing.  Spices like coriander, cumin, dry red chillies, turmeric, chilli powder, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves, garam masala, aniseed/fennel are favorites among many others.

Tony was our host.  He was so friendly.  I introduced myself and told him I would be taking some pictures of my food.  He laughed.  Tony also told me that Flavor of India has a lot of customers from Rehoboth Beach and from Salisbury, Maryland.

The restaurant in decorated in a traditional decor.  Tablecloths on the table and linen napkins, as well.  The lighting was perfect; not too bright or not too dim.


Immediately Tony brought us some pappadom.  This is a wafer thin bread that is usually flavored with spices like cumin and pepper.  You can dip it in a sauce, like chutney, or eat it plain like I did.


My husband could not eat the pappadom.  Tony and the chef were very aware of the gluten allergy.

I was not sure what to get for an appetizer so Tony suggested we order the Chef’s Assorted Platter, which had a selection of cubes of chicken tikka, tandoori shrimp and seekh kaab.  We told him we like “spicy” and the dish came steaming hot from the oven. 


The appetizer was large enough for sharing and the combinations of the meats, onions and tomato sauce got our appetite going.

An Indian Sula Shiraz was ordered.  Sula Vineyards are northeast of Mumbai.  Want to know more why an enterprising, Stanford-trained engineer named Rajeev Samant quit his high-tech Silicon Valley job in 1993 to do some investigating?…then you should visit

The Shiraz got very good reviews from my husband.

Every dish at Flavor of India is made to order, but it did not take long.

After talking to Tony about what to have as our entree the following was decided.

My husband decided on the Goat Masala.  It had fresh goat meat that had been marinated with spices and then cooked in a rich tomato, onion and cream sauce.  Tony had told us that the goat pieces had bone but the meat was so tender that it just fell off the bone.  We both loved it.  Perfectly seasoned and different from my entree.


Then for my entree I chose the Lamb Zafrani.  The lamb was simmered in a rich saffron flavored creamy sauce.  I really thought it was great; very well spiced with the perfect heat; and I don’t mean temperature.


The dishes came with a Basmati rice.  It was so fragrant.  I know that there are so many types of rice but I never get Basmati this good at the grocery store.


I assembled the rice in the middle of the plate and a bit of the 2 entrees on either side so that I could taste the distinct flavor of the 2 dishes.


There was no way I was having dessert but Tony twisted our arms and  brought us rice pudding, which was served cold and not overly sweet.  Perfect after having spicy dishes.


He also brought us a carrot pudding.  I had never had this before.  It had grated carrots, cheese and sugar.  It was warm, delicious and granular.  The color was very appealing.


I think that by now you know that I enjoyed immensely my dinner last night.  I really did.  I cannot wait to go back.

Flavor of India is open 7 days a week, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  They do have a lunch buffet Monday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Also, on Tuesdays and Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. they do offer a dinner buffet.  Last night, it was just dinner.

They offer banquet facilities, outdoor catering, party menus, vegetarian party menus and party trays.

You should note that Delaware Today has awarded them 4 years in a row Best Indian Restaurant in Delaware.



Have a great day….and again, thanks Ed…..

Note:  Some info. for this post was taken from and from

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