April 6th, 2024

The Surfing Crab, Restaurant, Crab House, Lewes, Delaware, Delaware Beaches

Haha starting with bread pudding first. Some of us can afford to do that and others have to exercise restraint.

We were at The Surfing Crab located at 16723 Coastal Highway. In Lewes, Delaware. Going north past the town on Lewes.

A craving for crabs is what we had. We called their telephone 302-644-4448 to reserve extra large crabs to be eaten there. You can also have take out. Surfing Crab has a full menu with really good food, as well.

Do you like hush puppies? An order of hush puppies , of course. Sophia made a sauce with Ketchup and Vinegar too.

Then those enormous crabs made an entrance. They were so sweet. We started picking, talking, a few beers and only took home 3.

I dipped the meat in vinegar. Others like butter too but vinegar was it last night.

Picking crab for me is relaxing and very social.

These are my first crabs of 2024. At The Surfing Crab the atmosphere is casual and fun. Great service by the way.

Check them on Social Media….At the moment they close Monday and Tuesday.???

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April 4th, 2024

Matt’s Fish Camp, Restaurant, Lewes, Delaware, SoDel Concepts, Delaware Beaches

Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes located at 34401 Tenley Ct. served a great lunch on a rainy day. Weather gets cold we go for comfort food.

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They usually have Deviled Eggs on the menu but on this day they raised the bar up a notch. These ones had this morsel of well seasoned chicken on top. If you see them, please get them. I saw these two ladies having them with a Rose and it looked so sophisticated. Yes indeed?

Another best find was the Sticky Icky Wings. We ordered them well done.You don’t want where the skin is not crispy. Off the chart. The trick…Well Done; Crispy.

Matt’s Fish Camp is very generous with the food they offer. A lot can be shared, or take the leftovers.

The Chicken Pot Pie looked delicious. Basically, a traditional homemade pot pie filling with a Cheddar Biscuit. Just imagine, a rainy Saturday called for this yummy dish.

A Lobster Cobb Salad with Green Goddess Dressing??

Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Gravy, pretty much always on the menu. Large enough to share. There was a beautiful biscuit and someone ordered mashed potatoes, as well.

I forgot to take a photo of my Cobb Salad but I can tell you it was very good.

We enjoyed our outing celebrating Sophia’s participation in the Mary Poppins play at Cape Henlopen High School. ❤️

Finally the sun has come out. Have a great day.?

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March 30th, 2024

Bon Appetit, Restaurant, French and International Cuisines, Seaford, Delaware, Southern

It is a little bit of a hike from Rehoboth Beach and other beaches but it is so good that I follow my motto: Good Food, Will Travel.

Bon Appetit is located at 312 High Street in Seaford, Delaware. They open from 5 – 9, are closed on Monday. 302-629-3700. The restaurant has been in Seaford for over 20 years. Their motto is: Be Our Guest and Eat Well.

Karen and Chino are the owners. The menu changes often, they have specials but always those dishes loved by many stay on the menu.

The setting is intimate, the service is very personal and friendly.

My friends went all out to celebrate my big birthday on March 8th. What the heck I turned 70. It is a privilege to get older and celebrating with good food is always the best.

The butter presented this way evokes another time. The baguettes, well let’s say I could have butter, bread and wine and call it a day. Warm and crusty.

My country pate was delicious. I don’t make pate but it is a favorite when I think of French cuisine.

I don’t think these oysters were a favorite. You can’t be perfect all the time.

The duck is a must if you like duck. This evening it had a Grand Marnier orange sauce.

The green vegetable mousse accompanies every dish.

Three of us had the duck. A fillet mignon with blue cheese sour cream was ordered and was well received.

The Rockfish was a winner that evening. A local fish always great tasting.

Desserts not one but 3?. Bread pudding for some.

Flourless torte?

Creme Brûlée as my birthday “cake”.

A surprise the next day when my friend’s husband cooked breakfast including one of my favorites…Scrapple??

Hope every birthday is celebrated in your life with the closest to you.

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March 2nd, 2024

Dalmata, Restaurant, Italian, Review, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

Our destination last Saturday was Dalmata Italiano located at 28 Wilmington Ave., Unit E in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8512. It opens Thursday through Sunday from 4:30 until 10:00.

I like restaurants that are neighborhood oriented. Those that you don’t need a special occasion or wait until the weekend as many of us do, but the ones are familiar, that once you get in you feel so comfortable.

My fellow diners love to eat, this included Sophia and her friend, Darby who are 8 and 9.

The menu has something for everyone. The bar is comfortable serving some very neat, crafty cocktails.

For appetizers we had the following to be shared by the table:

The charcuterie board had a variety of cheeses, cured meats, veggies, and the marcona almonds were an added surprise. These almonds have a texture and taste that compare to no other almonds; moist, plump and creamy.

The Brussels Sprout Salad with shaved brussels, truffle-thyme vinaigrette, fresh grated parmesan, sauteed shiitake mushrooms and toasted almonds. I have had other brussels sprout salads but the mushrooms really added so much more.

The Burrata Caprese melted in your mouth. Loved the balsamic pearls and the pickled shallots.

I have to laugh as I write this post having coffee on this rainy 2nd day of March. I am salivating.

Next were not appetizers but we ordered them as such so we could try more things. I had been told how good Dalmata is, how they make their pasta inhouse.

The Cacio E Pepe is the simplest dish. It is Roman consisting of grated pecorino Romano and black pepper. I actually never order this dish but know some that order it all the time. If not by itself, it is a great shareable starter.

I never make good meatballs so why not? The spaghetti was house made and the meatballs had pecorino Romano. Pecorino is made from sheep’s cheese, not the same as Parmesan. It gives more of an earthy flavor. Look how good this looks.

Next……Let’ get down to the business of Pizza. It is a whole meal. We ordered two. Well I told you we like to eat. From the photo they almost look alike but they were totally different. In the back was the White Lightning and in front the Fig & Prosciutto.

The White Lightning had creamy roasted garlic, mozzarella, fontina, provolone, roasted wild mushrooms, crispy kale, ricotta and extra virgin olive oil.

The Fig & Prosciutto ? wow so pretty. I have had a fig tree for 24 years. Love them and the combination on this pizza was great. Garlic, mozz, fontina, whipped ricotta, prosciutto, fig, shallots, balsamic glaze and arugula.

Both pizzas had a thin crust and were well done which is how I like my pizza.

It is called the Pizza’s cousin…The Calzone. It was filled with 4 cheeses and a side of marinara??

Dalmata’s Tiramisu was a sweet ending. Never seen it like this but it was very good, as well. Lady fingers soaked in espresso… yum.

I think Dalmata thought we still looked hungry so on the house a Peanut Butter Pie showed up. Rich and fluffy.

Thanks so much to the staff at Dalmata. It was a fun evening. We are all coming back. Too many other things to try.

Cheers to good company and delicious food.

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February 26th, 2024

Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Restaurant, Review, Ocean View, Delaware

Hello Monday Morning. Not the blues but a beautiful day in Southern Delaware. I remember when we all used to think that going out to dinner was only on weekends. Okay, it is true to some extent but if you have the opportunity to eat out any day of the week, please do so. Our beach restaurants are full of specials and Happy Hours. A good way to try some of those popular restaurants that are so crowded once the Season gets underway.

Our destination on Monday was Northeast Seafood Kitchen located at 29 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View, DE. It is just a couple of miles west of Bethany Beach. Reservations are accepted. They have a kid’s menu. Opens at 4.

On Mondays they have a $19 Fish Board. Amazing, right? Your choice of fish and selection of cooking preparation.

Two of us decided to have the same thing: The Monkfish. This fish has a firm flesh, it is lean, and when cooked it is bright white. They say it is the Poor Man’s Lobster but that’s for you to decide. Ours was delicious ???

Mahi was also ordered and look how good it looked. Perfectly cooked.?

No dessert. Perfectly satisfied. Nice evening enjoying the company of friends.

For anyone with dietary restrictions, they do offer a variety of ways to accommodate you.

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Remember that Good Food is the Foundation of Genuine Happiness ?

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February 19th, 2024

Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Recipe, Meatless Monday, Delaware Beaches

Recipes, Begged, Borrowed & Stolen. That’s taken from my late mother in law, Luise. She was a great cook and I learned so much from her.

The following recipe called Whole Roasted Cauliflower I found on Instagram. Her name is Erin O’Brien. Giving credit where credit is due.


1 whole cauliflower

1/2 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons melted butter

3 garlic cloves smashed

zest of 1 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

juice of 1 lemon

crushed red pepper

Fresh parsley

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Look how pretty this cauliflower is. Let’s get it ready.

Remove root, wash and dry.

Combine oil, melted butter, garlic, and lemon zest. Add desired salt and pepper. Whisk.

In a deep pan or Dutch oven place the cauliflower upside down. Pour half of mixture, getting it all over. I used a brush.

Then turn it over and pour the rest of the mixture on top and spread with brush or hands.

Place in oven for 40 minutes. Test with a knife for doneness. Make sure the knife goes in easily.

Remove from the oven but leave oven on. With a spoon or brush baste the top of the cauliflower with the liquid in the pan.

Then broil on low for 15 minutes to get it crispy. If using high then you need to watch closely.

Put Parmesan cheese, coating it evenly. Put back in the oven for 5 minutes.

Pour the lemon juice over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with red crushed pepper and parsley.

Make sure you add those juices. They add so much to this dish.

It turned out so good. Will make it again and again.

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February 15th, 2024

Saketumi, Restaurant, Asian Fusion, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches

Another night in Rehoboth Beach. But not really. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday; the beginning of Lent.

A stop to Saketumi to join some that already had a table full of delicious food. Saketumi came to Rehoboth Beach years ago. Located at 18814 Coastal Hwy. They have a presence on Social Media, as well. I have written about them in the past. You can put on the Search Saketumi and check it out.

Saketumi opens for Lunch and Dinner. Let’s not forget that they have a vibrant Happy Hour which is very well attended.

For Valentine’s Day they had that gorgeous offering but take a look at them up close. Who wouldn’t like that?
I love sitting at the bar or at the tables on that section. Getting a closer look at what is being served.

Saketumi offers a variety of Asian cuisine. The colors are vibrant and our senses react well to them.

This Lettuce Wrap & Roll I do like it there. I know I can make it but once in a while I order it. I made it just in time to get a few rolls.

A favorite served as Sashimi is the Torched Tuna above. Jalapeños, red tobiko or flying fish roe, chives, masago crackers, and spicy ponzu sauce.

The Yellow Tail served in a similar manner I also ordered. All I can say is Yum!?

Always ask for fresh Wasabi. So much better.

Another roll for Sophia, my granddaughter and the yougest foodie I know. Please double the fish roe?

Sophia continued to eat and tell us stories as she enjoyed her Pho.

Sharing meals is a social bonding. It provides us an opportunity to come together, laugh and share experiences.

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February 7th, 2024

Fire & Ice, Hot Wing Tasting, Ice Cream Tasting, Polar Bear Plunge, Special Olympics Delaware, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches, I have Died and Gone to Heaven

An annual event for many years The Polar Bear Plunge Weekend has been raising funds for Special Olympics Delaware. So many people come to Rehoboth Beach because what else are you going to do the first week in February?

I got a call from our local celebrity, The Rehoboth Foodie, wondering if I could take his place judging the wings and ice cream event. Is the Pope Catholic? Of course, I was honored.

I have an idea how my wings should look and taste. I was so excited.

The event was at The Atlantic Sands Hotel on Baltimore Ave. And these were your Judges?

Left to right was Kathy, the Rehoboth Foodie’s sister, yours truly, Pam George, writer, editor and food blogger, and Steve, her husband.

Wing enthusiasts will be celebrating Super Bowl Sunday eating away chicken wings prepared in many different ways. It has been stated that about 1 billion wings will be enjoyed on that day.?

Prior to the public coming in we went through the different tables tasting. We had to judge based on Appearance, Texture/Tenderness, Taste. For the ice, same except no tenderness ?

My first stop was Zogg’s. They are located on 1 Wilmington Ave.

I loved everything about them. They hit all the boxes in such an amazing way.

Next tasting was Tiki Jac’s. They are located at 71 Rehoboth Ave. These wings looked beautiful. Smoked with a rum glaze. I would have preferred them more crispy.

I was told that when you are cooking wings for the amount of guests coming in…….1,500 expected the sauces or glazes poured over tend to soften the skin.

Let’s try an ice cream to clean the palate. Woodside Creamery had a delicious ice cream. They are located in Hockessin and everything is made from scratch. The only place you can get their ice cream in Rehoboth Beach is at The Ice Cream Store. It hit all the boxes.

You start eating and yummy it is and then that green caramel explodes in your mouth.

A stop to Fish On was next.

Their wings looked great.

Usually when you order wings they bring you a blue cheese sauce for dipping. A sprinkle of blue cheese gave them a great kick.

Iron Hill Brewery had another great presentation but I still think they needed to be crispier. Iron Hill is located at 19815 Coastal Highway.

Kara’s Sugar Kitchen. Soft almost like a custard.

Ladies I love your photo?? I apologize because while enjoying my ice cream I forgot to take a photo. The crisp complemented the ice cream so well.

Kara’s Sugar Kitchen is on Social Media.

Kiwi’s Kove had a blend of spices giving them a little heat. They are located at 101 N. Boardwalk

The doors opened and I could see the people were ready. It was so much fun and for a very good cause with funds staying in Delaware.

Our job was complete but not before telling Kathy that it was a pleasure to have met her.

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