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April 17th, 2024

Sirocco, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Rehoboth Beach, Breakfast, Happy Hour, Dinner, Bar, Delaware Beaches

One of the newest restaurants in Downtown Rehoboth Beach is Sirocco. 302-727-0317. It is inside the new Coast Rehoboth Beach Hotel on Rehoboth Ave.

They are opening Monday – Friday for breakfast from 7-11 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday breakfast is 7-10 a.m.

Dinner is from Wednesday through Sunday starting at 5. That could maybe change as the season gets underway.

Happy Hour is 5-7 at the bar only.

The Bar stays open Wednesday – Sunday from 5-10.

This is a Mediterranean restaurant. The simple; uncomplicated food of the region that is so healthy.

I have been several times to Sirocco. I like it because the food has been very good, the service attentive, a modern corner in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Love the background music too.

Three for dinner, please. We did have a reservation.

A special Cream of Crab Soup which my friend said it was delicious. Very creamy with lots of crab meat.

Another soup ordered was the Lemon Chicken & Orzo. Herb roasted chicken, bone broth, farm veggies, stewed white beans and orzo. Orzo is a pasta shaped like a large grain of rice. Benedette thought it was very nice.

I really love scallops and Jeff decided to order them. Look how big they were. Served with wild mushroom risotto, charred pepper, asparagus, Parmigiano Reggiano and fresh basil oil.

I like my lamb chops medium rare but Benedette likes them medium. They looked so good and I have had them before and they really are. They served them with a warm couscous salad, grilled artichokes, roasted eggplant and mint gremolata. FYI Gremolata is a green sauce made of chopped parsley, lemon zest and garlic.

My dish was one that I pretty much order it any restaurant that may serve it whole. The beautiful Branzino. It is the European seabass. Sirocco does a great job with a stunning presentation.

Whole roasted, grilled lemon and fresh rosemary and thyme and roasted tomato salad. You had to be there to really appreciate it.

I eat a whole fish like a cat. I get right into it, just like I pick my crabs. So much fun. I do get compliments. I am not kidding.?

So while we still have free parking and the masses are not here, check out the Downtown restaurants and Sirocco is a good one to start with.

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Have a beautiful spring day.

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.

Until next time. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram. Check it out.

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.

I love it. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram. Check us out.

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January 24th, 2024

Off The Hook, Restaurant, Review, Bethany Beach, Delaware Beaches

That motto above I like. It describes my group of foodie friends. We go out to try restaurants with no occasion in mind. This time is great to do so because many restaurants offer specials.

Wednesday a couple of weeks ago that’s where we went. Off The Hook is located at 769 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach, DE. The restaurant opens at 11:30 a.m.

Today 1/2 priced entrees begin at 3. Happy Hour from 3 to 6. It is very popular and they don’t take reservations. It has a nice size bar where you can dine, as well.

We all have fish. Our choices were delicious and here are some photos to feast on.




Good Food, Will Travel. Worth the trip. Good food, healthy, local, attentive service, Wednesday 1/2 priced entrees. Specials every day. Happy Hour every day.

Give it a try??

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December 3rd, 2023

Confucius, Restaurant, Review,Chinese Food, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Beaches

Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher….But in Rehoboth Beach it is a very good Chinese restaurant. Not all Chinese restaurants are the same. This one stands above others.

Shawn and Danielle have owned Confucius for almost 20 years. They are the perfect host and hostess. I remember years ago watching their son doing his homework in the back. That young man is in college now.

Confucius is located on 57 Wilmington Ave. right in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3848.

I have my favorite dishes. My go to ones. So, I always order a whole fish. No, don’t wrinkle your nose until you try it. I am like a cat eating a fish? I dig into the fish like I dig into my crabs.

The Whole Black Sea Bass is intimidating, but trust me it is so good. You don’t have to look at the eyes. Once you take that first bite you will say Oh now I know what she was talking about.

Their green beans are to die for. You wonder why would I order green beans? Simple, they are that good.

An appetizer of Salt & Pepper Shrimp should not be missed. Crispy and you should try them or someone in your table should. But they may not want to share.

General Tso’s Chicken was ordered and I can attest it was very good. It can be a shareable dish for the table. There are many stories about the history of this dish. Check it out.

Their duck spring rolls were nice as a starter sipping wine waiting for the salt and pepper shrimp?

As you can tell I really enjoy Confucius. Their food and service is consistent and when I leave I think of how I cannot wait to come back.

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Enjoy the Season.

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August 18th, 2023

Blue Moon, Restaurant, Bar, Entertainment Venue, Downtown Rehoboth Beach, The Atrium, Delaware Beaches

Blue Moon is one of those iconic places in Rehoboth Beach that checks all the boxes. Great food, love the atmosphere, excellent service, entertainment that you would want to come for more.

Love The Atrium, Bar and high tops. Two piano players this summer. I love them both. The customers get right into the whole show. More so if you can carry a tune.

Location? 35 Baltimore Avenue.

I order the Tuna Carpaccio all the time.

Next? Mozzarella Burrata…Grilled Mango. How good is that?

Not only did we order Roasted Oysters. We order two of them?

You may not think you would order the Chicken Pot Pie. Think again. It is awesome?? You need to try it.

Very tasty Short Rib Stroganoff. Another good choice.

Stuffed Shrimp, big, perfectly cooked and crabmeat to boot!

Now the “piece of resistance”. Should we do it? Of course we did. The Moon Pie Bomb. I may have felt guilty but not really.

Our Server Juan Perez deserves a big shout❤️

Wishing the best weekend. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram.

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August 18th, 2023

The Federal, Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Rehoboth Beach Eats, A Bistro

Wow, two visits to The Federal in 2 weeks. That good. It opened in Downtown Rehoboth Beach a few years ago as Federal Fritter. I have to agree that calling it just The Federal is so much better.

It is located at 62A Rehoboth Ave. 302-727-5609.


Introducing friends to The Federal has been fun.

We tried the Crispy Virginia Oyster Fritters and we chose the Lemon Horseradish Aioli for dipping. They were crispy and light.

Going back and forth….what should we have?

A choice of the Softshells as a main course. They did have them as a starter, as well.

I am so glad the House Made Ricotta Gnocchi is kept on the menu. It is delicious. This dish has MD Blue Crab (the best), gulf shrimp, New Bedford scallops, sugar snap peas, pesto cream sauce.

The scallops is another dish that is excellent. Served with sauteed sweet corn, local peaches, and pickled banana peppers.

I decided to go with two starters for my dinner. Brought at the same time.

Chilled Delmarva Sweet Corn Soup with poached gulf shrimp, pickled watermelon, and roasted corn.

Then the Starter offering of the Softshells.

Fresh fruit during the summer…..Yummy tarts with homemade ice cream.

I have to give a shout to Lauren. She was so friendly and knew the menu well.

Summer 2023 as we know it is coming to an end but the next season is my favorite in Southern Delaware.

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