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November 20th, 2012

Dining, Shopping, Entertainment, Thanksgiving, Rehoboth Beach, Christmas Tree Lighting, Visit Santa’s House, Moonlight Shopping…There is a Turducken in My Fridge, Delaware Beaches

My Thanksgiving Turducken arrived today.  Some years it comes for Christmas…I am glad it came early.  I have been getting turduckens for years.  I have also tried different companies.  My favorite is from a company in Louisiana called Cajun Grocer.  They have them available online at


A turducken is a partially deboned turkey, stuffed with chicken and duck.  In between the layers, you will be surprised to find stuffing; different choices for you to pick from.  All are on the website.  Having someone in my family that needs to eat gluten free, I decided to call them.  This year their gluten free turducken is the one with a stuffing of Cajun style veggies; onions, bell peppers and Cajun seasonings.

Turducken, 2011

Turducken, 2011

The idea is that as once you cut the turducken, you will be able to have a taste of the 3 meats, plus the stuffing.  The turducken is so good, easy to prepare and, definitely, a conversation piece.

Turducken, 2011

Turducken, 2011

If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach, or decided that this year you are going on strike and not cooking, then, check out the restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day.  Please call them for verification.  You never know what could change unexpectedly.

Big Fish Grill – Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.  Also a la carte menu will be available.  Big Fish Grill is located at 20298 Coastal Highway. Website?

Just in Thyme – They will be opening from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Location? Highway 1 & Robinsons Drive.  Reservations? 302-227-3100.  Website?

Captain’s Table – Located at 20859 Coastal Highway.  Opening from 12 until 6 p.m.  Reservations are required. Tel. 302-227-6203

Saketumi – Thanksgiving Buffet.  Location?  18814 Coastal Highway.  Tel. 302-645-2818

Dos Locos – Serving Thanksgiving Dinner from Noon until 8 p.m.  Location?  208 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-3353  Website?

Cafe a Go-Go – located at 102 Rehoboth Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-1099.  Opening until 3 p.m.

Summer House – Opening from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Located at 228 Rehoboth Avenue.  Late night menu available from 8 p.m. until closing.  Website?

Purple Parrot – Opening from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Located at 134 Rehoboth Avenue. Tel. 302-226-1139.

Rigby’s – Located at 404 Rehoboth Avenue.  Opening from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Reservations required. Tel. 302-227-6068.  Website?

Zebra – Located at 32 Lake Avenue.  Opening for dinner.  Tel. 302-226-1160.

Blue Moon – Located at 35 Baltimore Avenue.  Opening for dinner from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Reservations are required. Tel. 302-227-6515.   Website?

Root Gourmet – Located at 19724 Coastal Highway. Pick up orders.  Tel. 302-727-5664.  Website?


After Thanksgiving Dinner… are probably not moving to fast.  Well, it is time to get into the Holiday Spirit and join the many visitors and residents that make it a tradition to do some serious shopping at the Rehoboth Beach outlets.  It is called Moonlight Shopping starting at 10:00 p.m. at the Tanger Outlets.

Okay…what time do you think you might want to start shopping?  There are savings passes depending at what time you decide to shop.  On Thursday, 11/22 – 11?23, from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. you can save 20%.  But, if you arrive on Friday, 11/23 from 3 a.m. until 6 a.m., you can save 30%.  All you do is go on and download the passes.


Friday, 11/23 – Downtown Rehoboth Beach Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing along.  Starting at 6 p.m.  It is a tradition to be at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand to see the tree, sing, and enjoy a beautiful evening.  Downtown Rehoboth Beach is ready for the 2012 Holiday Season!!


The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is decorated with the perfect holiday decorations for the beach.


Visit Santa’s House on the Boardwalk at the end of Rehoboth Avenue.  Stop by and tell Santa what you are wishing for Christmas.  The hours are:


Friday, 11/23 – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, 11/24 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 11/25 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/1 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12/2 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/8 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12/9 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/15 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12/16 – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/22 – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 12/23 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Note:  From 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m….Pet Time with Santa!!


Friday, 11/23 – Clear Space Theatre Company’s Holiday Show…”A Christmas Carol”.  The popularity of Charles Dickens beloved book of 1843!!  Reservations have begun at the box office, located at 20 Baltimore Avenue.  Tel. 302-227-2270.  One additional matinee has been added for December 6th at 11 a.m.

Online ticket purchasing at, under the heading Purchase Tickets.  Group rates are also available.


Saturday, 11/24 – 3rd Huffin’ for Pumpkin Pie 5K & 1M Fun Walk-Grove Park – Right before the Circle behind the Visitors Center.  7:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  This is the 3rd Annual; 3.1 mile scenic course on the north side of Rehoboth Beach.  Visit  More info?  Call 302-644-8952.


Saturday, 11/24 – Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Holiday Market from Noon until 3 p.m.  Your favorite vendors will be there.  Pick up holiday decorations and goodies.  More info?  Please visit

Have a Great Holiday Week-End!!


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November 18th, 2012

Dining, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Henlopen City Oyster House, Restaurant, Raw Bar, Seafood, Review, Delaware Beaches


“We like to keep a constant rotation of beverages and fresh food on hand, that’s why we update our menu daily.”  henlopen city oyster house

With that in mind, my friend, Debbie, and I decided on this restaurant for lunch.  She had asked me to choose…believe it or not, I had never been.  I must be the only one in Rehoboth Beach who has not.  Henlopen City Oyster House is located at 50 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-260-9193.  Website?  It opens at Noon for lunch and for dinner, as well.  No reservations.


As you entered the restaurant, to the left was the bar.  Already the Sunday football fans were taking their places.  The bar was crowded and the oyster bar was busy.


It is an oyster house, therefore, a wide variety of oysters are available.  Please check their selections.  Have in mind that they get updated all the time.

We were surprised to see friends from Ocean City.  They had plates full of oysters.


We chose to sit in their dining room.  It was comfortable with large windows, and the perfect spot to catch up.


The lunch and dinner menu looked great.  Fresh seafood and local foods, supporting the local farmers is something this restaurant takes seriously.

The question to my server was…If you have never eaten here, what would be the dish that would really hook you?  There was no hesitation on her part when she answered…New England Lobster Roll or the Lobster Reuben.  She said they were delicious.

For me that did it.  An order of their Lobster Reuben.  Lobster salad, cole slaw, thousand island dressing, gruyere, grilled rye, served with a choice of side.  I decided on the side salad since this sandwich was going to be big.  When it was placed in front of me, it looked great.  The bread nice and thick….the first bite had my taste buds dancing.  I was hoping I did not have to share.


Debbie went all out, by ordering their Classic Oyster Stew.  It was made in a traditional Eastern Shore classic way with cream, oyster liquor, Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco, and Old Bay.  It was a little thicker than the one I just had last week in Philadelphia.  Great flavor and consistency.


She decided on the Henlopen City Po’Boy Sandwich.  Debbie chose the Po’Boy made with a combination of scallops and shrimp.  This sandwich was huge, with Creole mustard marinated cabbage, pickled red onions, soft roll.  Her side was the Mac & Cheese, which was creamy, well seasoned with a hint of nutmeg.


No dessert was necessary….a walk around Downtown Rehoboth Beach is what we needed.

We really enjoyed it….great to get together with good friends…Priceless!!  Talk to you later.


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November 16th, 2012

What’s Going On? Lewes, Delaware, Activities, Events, Entertainment, The First Town in the First State, Delaware Beaches, TGIF!!


The air is crisp, the trees are gorgeous and at this time of the year the Historic Town of Lewes, Delaware is amazing. If you are visiting this week-end….check what’s going on!!


Friday, 11/16 – Delaware’s Ghost Towers, Silent Sentinels of WWII, at 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Lewes Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, located at 133 Kings Highway.  These towers are fascinating….they have seen it all.  The tallest one is 73 feet and the shortest is just 37 feet.  There are 11 in Delaware and 2 in Cape May, New Jersey.  The program will focus on how these towers served the nation’s coastal defenses.  Bill Grayson presents “Delaware’s Ghost Towers, The Coast Artillery’s Forgotten Last Stand During the Darkest Days of WWII.  Light refreshments will be served following the presentation.


I have written a couple of post on this website.  All you have to do is put World War II Towers, Delaware on the search.

Saturday, 11/17 – Sinterklaas at 2:00 p.m. at Zwaanendael Museum, located at 102 Kings Highway.  Sinterklaas is the patron saint of mariners in celebration of Dutch American Heritage Day.  Dutch-born, Jonathan De Jonge, a scholar at Temple University, portrays Sinterklaas.  More info?  Visit


Saturday, 11/17 at 2:00 p.m. – Critters of the Cape.  Discover what manner of native beasts roamed Cape Henlopen when the first Europeans arrived.  Learn why some vanished and others remained.  Ages 5 and up.  Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  Limited to 40.  Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852.  Admission? $2.00  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center.  The park entrance fee is collected daily until November 30th.


Saturday, 11/17 at 7:00 p.m. – Leonid Meteor Shower.  Bundle up and keep your eyes on the sky to watch one of nature’s great displays.  Search the skies for other cosmological wonders.  Ages 7 and up with an adult.  Limit to 20.  Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852.  Admission? $2/person.  Meet at the Seaside Nature Center.  The park entrance fee is still being collected until November 30th.

Saturday, 11/17 – MERR Annual Fin Raiser at 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., at the Lewes Yacht Club, in Lewes, Delaware.  The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. MERR stands for Marine Education Research and Rehabilitation Institute.  It is a “non-profit stranding response and rehabilitation organization dedicated to the conservation of marine animals and sea turtles”.  More info?


This is a fundraising event with live and silent auctions.  Live entertainment by 33 and 1/3.  Buffet featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres.  A brief presentation about marine animal strandings and conservation issues will be included in the evening festivities.  Tickets?  $40/person.  They can be reserved by calling 302-228-5029.  Or, email

Saturday, 11/17 – Coastal Concerts from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., at the Bethel United Methodist Hall, located at Fourth & Market Sts.  The Ritz Chamber Players feature some of the world’s preeminent African American Chamber musicians.  They are based in Jacksonville, Florida.  The Ritz Chamber Players is the first all African-American chamber music group in the country to present a regular subscription concert series.

Have a great week-end!!

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November 15th, 2012

Out & About…Historic Reading Terminal Market, Tommy Dinic’s, Nanee’s Kitchen, Sang Kee Peking Duck, Pearl Oyster Bar, Restaurants, Eateries, Brasserie, Parc, Rittenhouse Square…Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, A Beautiful Day on the City of Brotherly Love

Monday was the day…balmy temperatures, sunny skies; a beautiful fall day.  Off we went to spend the afternoon in Philadelphia.  To tell you the truth, just in the past year is when I have been discovering this city.  Just a little bit at a time.  Having lived in Baltimore, Maryland for about 5 years, I went more that way.  Some friends are very protective of Philadelphia.  All I have to say is that I like BWI better and they turn on me like crazy.  Okay, okay.  Let’s leave it at that.


The more I visit Philadelphia, the more I like it.  That’s what I said the other day.  Driving around the city; the different neighborhoods are so well defined.


I have been dying to visit the Reading Terminal Market.  This market is an institution in Philadelphia.  It is 120 years old.  It has seen its ups and downs. It is also one of America’s largest and oldest public markets.  The Reading Railroad opened the market in 1892, below the tracks of their train shed.  In 1990, the building was sold to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.  They re-built the Market to strict historic preservation standards.  Today, about 80 independently owned small businesses are thriving in the market.  They represent a diversity of nationalities.



You will find fresh produce, imported fresh foods, seafood, and prepared meals.  You can park at the Parkway Garage at 12th & Filbert Sts., then get your ticket validated with a purchase of $10 or more.



Cooking classes at La Cucina at The Market – State of the art demonstration kitchen offering classes.  For info. and registration, please visit

Market tours are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Stories about Philly’s food favorites.  Reservations are required.  Please call 215-545-8007.


I knew I was at the market when I saw the unloading of veggies.  The carrots were gigantic.


As I stepped into the market I was stopped on my tracks by the huge collard greens.  Never seen them that big and beautiful.


Even though we knew where we were going, I still had to stop and absorb it all.


The Reading Terminal Market wants you to shop, eat , and stay awhile.  Plenty of tables, and chairs.


First stop was going to be Dinic’s, Roast Pork and Beef.  In particular, we wanted the roasted pork.  Usually, this is served in their bread, which I understand is delicious.  Due to gluten allergies, no bread was ordered; we got it with hot peppers and cheese.  It did not disappoint, at all.  It is exactly as they had described it to me.  Succulent, mouth watering and juicy.  The wait was about 25 minutes.  The line was wrapped around.  Tommy Dinic’s has been around for many years.  Last year it was featured on Man vs. Food and now their usual fans have to make the lines with the newly discovered fans.




The sign of gluten free food made me look and stop.  Nanee’s Kitchen serves Indian and Pakistani food.  All fresh made daily; a tasting available.  The majority of the dishes are gluten free.  The samosas are not.  Tel. 267-918-0786.



We had our sights sets on Peking Duck.  It has been said that the best Peking Duck can be found at Sang Kee Peking Duck.  Besides having a restaurant in Philadelphia’s Chinatown, they also have one inside the Reading Terminal Market.


The ducks were hanging.  Sorry about the picture, but that’s the best I could get.


I placed my order and I could hear…chop, chop, chop.  The pouring of sauce and my take out was good to go.


We continued with our take-outs and we decided to stop at Pearl’s Oyster Bar.  They serve broiled and fried fresh seafood platters, homemade snapper soup and oyster stew.  Their telephone is 215-627-7250.


They did not mind that we were also bringing other food to their counter.  A couple of orders of oyster stew were placed on our table.  It was very good; plump oysters, milk, and for me, oyster crackers.


What a combination of foods; oyster stew, roasted pork, with hot peppers and cheese, and Peking Duck!!  Right choices; loved them all.


Could have stayed at the Market but we on our way to visit other places in the city.  Rittenhouse Square is so beautiful and as one of Philadelphia’s open space parks, it is a place to relax and enjoy a fantastic day.


Right at 18th & Locust St. is a restaurant called Parc.  It is part of the Starr Restaurant Group. It opens 7 days a week.  They say their Sunday Brunch is to die for.  Tel. 215-545-2262.  Website?  Our server was Stephany and she made sure that what we ordered was gluten free.

Parc is reminiscent of a French brasserie, bistro, and cafe.  Very open, large open windows overlooking the park, outdoor seating…great background music, as well.


We decided to have a little tasting of something…how could you not?  An order of Chicken Liver Mousse with pickled shallots and grain mustard.  I have had this appetizer before and can’t say enough about it.  Really, very good.


An order of Charcuterie of artisanal meats, country pate, and chicken liver mousse, accompanied by an assortment of their homemade breads.


The afternoon was so nice….but, it was time to drive back to the beach.   Another visit to Philadelphia soon; that, I am sure of.  Talk to you later.


November 14th, 2012

Delaware Coast Aid, Relief Effort, Center for the Inland Bays, Fundraising Event, Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach, Delaware, Kids Activities, Food, Live Entertainment, Beer, Wine, Thursday, November 15th, 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.


Delaware Coast Aid…a Coastal Community Partner.  Delaware, spared by the brunt of the impact that has resonated, will come together, once again, to support a relief, clean-up, and rebuilding effort that will have a direct impact on the lives of many people and places affected by Hurricane Sandy.

A tragedy has occurred just north of our home in Delaware.  Hurricane Sandy has left her damaging mark on the lives of millions of friends and family.  As part of a much larger network of coastal residents, similar to our own, a group of people have come together to allow those who experienced less storm damage to join together and raise money for the relief and rebuilding effort of beaches along the Delaware coast and to communities in New Jersey and New York.


Partnering with the Center for the Inland Bays, Delaware Coast Aid will be hosting the 1st fundraising event on Thursday, 11/15 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Rusty Rudder, located on Dickinson St., in Dewey Beach, Delaware.  Tickets will be sold only at the door; $25 for 21 years and older, $10 for under 21, free for children under 12 years of age.

Additionally, donations will be accepted at the event and/or by sending a contribution to the Center for the Inland Bays-Delaware Coast Aid, 39375 Inlet Place, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.  All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


The Center for the Inland Bays will manage all donations which will directly benefit Delaware and surrounding states.

To kick off the family friendly evening, the Schell brothers have pledged $10,000 to jump start the effort and to demonstrate a strong endorsement of the meaning of Community.

Coordinators, Kevin Roberts (Bethany Blues), and Chip Thompson (Atlantic Horizons), who created the Gulf Coast Aid event in 2010 that raised $70,000 in under 3 weeks, are once again steering this project.

Along with other community leaders and volunteers, they have promised an evening that includes entertainment by 4 local and regional bands, including Love Seed Mama Jump, and Big Hat No Cattle.

There will be a free food buffet, kids activities, beer and wine for those over 21 years of age.  Free parking throughout Dewey Beach!!

Questions?  Please e-mail Sydney Arzt at  Find Delaware Coast Aid on Facebook.  Website?

Have a great time….for a good cause!!


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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 11th, 2012

Shopping…Something Comfortable, Rehoboth Beach, Pj’s, Intimate Apparel, Loungewear, Bustiers, Babydolls, Slips…and More, For Women Only, Delaware Beaches


I received a call, at night, from a friend of mine, with the question….Have you ever worn Spanx before?  Out of the blue she came with that.  I can’t tell you who she is.  She proceeded to tell me that there is no way she could wear those.  They are uncomfortable….bla, bla…and she finished by saying; “I am not from the Spanx generation; I am from the Bra-less generation!!  This conversation, actually, did continue, her phrase staying with me for a future post.

Fast forward a week or so, I decided to stop at Something Comfortable.  I knew my friend had stopped there.  Something Comfortable is located at 122 Rehoboth Avenue.  Right in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Tel. 302-227-6180.  Website?  This shop is own by Sue Petty.  Phyllis, the Fitting Pro, will be there to help you get the best fitting.  Because, if it does not fit, you must get relief.

I found Phyllis wearing her measuring tape around her neck.  The store is full of intimate apparel, loungewear and pj’s.  Customized bra fittings is a specialty at Something Comfortable.  You can make an appointment or just walk in.  They’ll take care of you.


Regarding Spanx….the women that wear the body shapers love them!!


The original thong, the one size fits all, Hanky Panky, is still going strong with great colors.


Bras are expensive and there are so many to pick and choose, and so many colors too.  Something Comfortable has a wide range of sizes.  From tiny bras to 52 Gs.  So, women of all sizes can find the perfect and most comfortable bras at the shop.


As I was taking this picture, I was thinking…do women really wear these little racy numbers?  Phyllis told me the majority of women will wear them as bustiers…probably with a jacket over.


Brides and bridal parties are also very much welcomed at Something Comfortable.  Visit the Bridal Wish List on the website above mentioned.


And, for those who love the Ravens…look what I found!!  The perfect loungewear on Sunday football or Monday night football!!


Something Comfortable is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Note:  Boxers for men…available.

Have a great day!!

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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