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June 24th, 2023

Agave, Mexican Restaurant, Bethany Blues, Restaurant, Music Venue, Lewes, Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

Out and About Friday night. Not the best weather. Checking out what’s going on in Lewes. Great to see people walking regardless of the weather.

First stop? Agave located at 137 2nd St. This is, actually, Main Street in Lewes.

Agave has been in Lewes for many years and this is the first location and my personal favorite. There is background music, people are talking. It is cozy and fun. Favorite spot to take a seat is the bar. Lots of action there. It is a busy place. They open at lunch.

Two favorite drinks I truly love here. The Avocado Martini, and their traditional Margarita. Salt too please.

Tonight I chose their original margarita. It is so good.

It goes great with my Avocado and Mango Salad with some skirt steak to make it a full dinner.

Tommy decided to get a Pomegranate Margarita to accompany his Guacamole. They do make the best guacamole in town.

Have you had their Puffy Tacos? The tacos become puffy when the corn tortilla is deep fried. The water in the masa expands. I like them.

Tommy’s Puffy Fish Tacos were very good and doggie bag was requested. And there is his Pomegranate Margarita 😁

Completely satisfied we continued on our Friday stroll.

People scream for Ice cream. There was a line for Kings Ice Cream. There is always one.

Next Stop? Bethany Blues on Coastal Highway. Great music this weekend. The venue for live music is perfect. Last night two bands but tonight starting at 8:30 is Roger Girke and The Wondering Souls. You can eat, drink and dance all in one place.

Have fun whatever you are doing. Relax, you are at the beach. Slow down and enjoy the moment.

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June 22nd, 2023

Bon Appetit, Restaurant, Seaford, Delaware, French Food, The Food Gem of Western Sussex

It is going to be raining all week in Sussex County but a bright spot will be Bon Appetit, 312 Height St., Seaford, DE. Please don’t think I am not driving to Seaford. From Rehoboth Beach is about 45 minutes. But it beats sitting in beach traffic. And, plus you will get an amazing dinner.

T Cooper who was raised in Seaford introduced me to this restaurant. I have been dying to go back and last night we took off leaving behind the beaches for a drive across farmlands until reaching High Street.

The parking lot was full. First Day of Summer felt like Fall. The restaurant was crowded.

Their Motto is “Be our Guest and Eat well.” As you come into the restaurant you feel like being a guest in someone’s home. The photographs, the roses filling a vase and a single rose on each table. And tablecloth draped tables. Those details were not missed by me.

We spoke to Karen, the owner. Chino, her husband was in the kitchen working his magic. A few drinks to start.

The menu changes often but there are some dishes that are always offered because they are so good.

Let’s talk about Butter. Look how beautiful the butter on the table looks. It is one of those details that you can appreciate.

And by the way the French baguettes were warm. Just so you know.😃

A traditional Onion Soup always on the menu. TC’s starter. It hit the spot on a rainy night.

I was debating because a few appetizers caught my attention. The Country Pate won. It was perfect. Thinking out loud how pate, French bread and a glass of wine is the best.

One of those dishes I mentioned that are always on the menu is their duck. On this night it was served with a pineapple sauce. TC will have a good lunch today as he enjoys his take home leftovers.

Debating between the rockfish and softshell crabs, our server without hesitation said sofshells. Our server was awesome ; knowing her menu well and maneuvering a restaurant full of diners with ease.

Softshells are my favorites and the first of the season. Very lightly breaded, perfectly seasoned, and pan fried. The best. So sweet. I took my time eating them because I did not want them to end.

Dessert? The Chocolate Mousse won me over but they have more than afew homemade desserts. It was smooth and not overly sweet. That’s how it should be.

I almost forgot to mention another detail. Ever since they opened the restaurant many years ago, every dish is accompanied by a vegetable mousse. It was a detail noticed on my first visit and once again noticed last night.

What can I say to finish my post? “Happiness Is Great Food and Great Company. “ The perfect recipe.

AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram. Bon Appetit is on Facebook.

Please note that they will be closing on 7/2 until 7/17. Reopening on 7/18. For reservations please call 302-629-3700.

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May 16th, 2023

Cedar Land and Sea, Restaurant, Review, Ocean View, Delaware, Delaware Beaches, 2023

I have to tell you that going to Ocean View brings me back to the mid 1970s. At the time the only grocery store for Bethany, Ocean View, and Millville was Hocker’s. Treasure Island Fashions started in the 1980’s and it is still there.

The community of Ocean View has grown so much and and I hardly recognize it.

Good Food Will Travel so TC and I took off from Rehoboth Beach on Friday to check Cedar in 2023. It only took about 15-20 minutes so don’t be shy and get out and go.

Cedar is located at 30234 Cedar Neck Rd. They open at the moment Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To make a reservation please call 302-539-2327.

It was crowded. It is a little noisy or I should say lively. We sat at a high table for 2.

A few drinks, a chowder which I forgot to take photos. It was good.

I ordered the Fresh Grilled Ahi Tuna. It was cooked medium rare, more rare than medium per my request. Soy reduction, wasabi creme drizzle, sea weed salad, rice and veggies. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A sizable serving; took a doggie bag home. Will have it again.

The temperature of the duck as suggested by the chef was medium rare. TC went further and asked for it to be rare. He thought it was very good. Doggie bag home too.

Most of the time I don’t order dessert but I always ask what are they offering. I had to order the Tres Leches. Perfect for sharing. This was Miguel’s rendition of a much loved dessert in Latin countries. Originating in Mexico where Miguel is from. That night he made a chocolate one but most of the time you see vanilla.

So good, light, not soggy, many air bubbles. It is a Sponge Cake, soaked in 3 milks; evaporated, condensed and whole.

Love, Love😁

A shout to Mary, our server from the Ukraine. She was so good. They have a gem with her.

Get out there and check our local restaurants before it gets too crowded.

AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram.

Until next time enjoy the season.

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January 26th, 2023

Soup, Cozy Winter White Bean Soup, Recipe, Healthy, Vegan, Cold and Rainy Day, Comfort Food, Southern Delaware, Rehoboth Beach,Delaware Beaches

Every month I get a magazine, not one I had requested. In it they always put a recipe. To tell you the truth they all look pretty good.

What a rainy afternoon we had in Southern Delaware yesterday. The latest recipe in that magazine was Cozy Winter White Bean Soup. The recipe comes The Yoga Plate: Bring Your Practice into the Kitchen with 108 Simple & Nourishing Vegan Recipes.

The recipe has simple ingredients and it is very easy to make.


2 tbsp. olive oil

1 medium onion diced, about 1 cup

2 stalks celery, diced

3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced

2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed

2 medium potatoes, diced, about 2 cups

2 large carrots, diced

1 tbsp. Finely chopped parsley

1 tsp. Himalayan pink salt (use what you have)

6 cups vegetable broth (I used low salt and then adjust)

1 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook until the vegetables are tender.

Add the beans, potatoes, carrots, parsley, salt, 6 cups of broth, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 1 hour. If necessary, add more water and salt and pepper to taste.

How easy is that? Serve it and enjoy👏👏

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October 22nd, 2022

Touch of Italy, Lewes, Delaware, Italian Food, Italian Market, Delaware Beaches

Located on Second Street which is actually Main Street in Lewes, Touch of Italy has made a name for itself up and down the Delaware and Maryland Beaches.

That’s our table on the corner of their cozy wine room. Just a few tables to be intimate and conducive to conversation.

I always ask for a Chianti. It sets the mood. 🍷

The Soup of the Day was Wedding Soup. TC loves it and it was very much enjoyed.

A side of Spinach was all that was needed.

The next dish dish was the Pollo Alla Parmigiana or Chicken Parm. A specialty of the house. As you can see it was huge and could very well be shared. It was breaded with their own crumbs, pan seared and then topped with munster cheese and their original tomato sauce. Served with a side of spaghetti. Leftovers galore 😁

No dessert was necessary but they do have some good ones to eat in or for takeout. Their pignoli cookies are the best.

And their Eclairs are the biggest and best too. Just saying 👏👏

An Italian shop it is. Fresh mozzarella made every day, hams and cheeses, etc.

It’s a beautiful weekend. Enjoy. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram.

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July 6th, 2022

Nectar, Cafe, Juice Bar, Restaurant, Breakfast, Lunch, Crafted Beers, Wine, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

In the area for vacation? Or, are you one of the many that have moved to Southern Delaware to enjoy low property taxes, no sales tax, great beaches and pretty good weather too? And, I almost forgot to tell you that there are so many restaurants for the foodies and for the ones that love the Boardwalk Grub.

I have plenty of favorite restaurants in the area. This time of the year you may have to plan a bit more. Traffic is a pain, meters too😩

Nectar, I do love. I can take a seat at the bar. It is located at 111 Neils Alley in Historic Lewes. Breakfast and lunch. It closes at 3.

We sat at the bar. Lunch was ongoing. Look at the menu.

The Vedge Sandwich was ordered. Zucchini squash, portobello mushroom, roasted red peppers, sauteed onions, spinach, mozzarella, pesto and balsamic glaze. It came with a salad. A Bloody Mary accompanied this sandwich. TC thought it was delicious and for those staying with veggies as a choice it was great.

I loved my choice. First the Quinoa Salad was outstanding. Some of you may turn your noses at this grain but maybe you need to go to Nectar and try it. It had mixed tomatoes, Kalamata o,ives, cucumber, red onion and Feta cheese on a bed of mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette. I decided to order a side of their chicken salad. My plate was huge. I love chicken salad in the summer. This particular one is the best I have had. I kid you not. See for yourself. It had green grapes, granny smith apples, toasted pecans, gouda cheese and a hint of red onion. Cannot wait to have it again.

Fresh juices are a specialty of Nectar. I seem to always order the Lean Green Machine. It is on the above photo. Green Apple, Cucumber, Basil, Spinach, lime and jalapeño. A bit of a kick but very healthy it makes me feel.

Now that the Fourth of July holiday is over summer will roll over.

So many restaurants to try and so little time.

Enjoy and relax. AboutMyBeaches is on Facebook and Instagram. Check it Out🌞

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June 25th, 2022

Harbour, Restaurant, Canal Square, Historic Lewes, Delaware, Review, Delaware Beaches

June 21st officially opened the Summer Season. It is at this time when Southern Delaware gets bombarded with visitors. For those that live here is a time to plan where to eat and when to shop.
A lot of restaurants have reservations or you may wing it and try bar seating.

In Historic Lewes I love Harbour located at 134 W Market Street. Tel. 302-200-9522. .

You may request to be seated indoors or by the bar where you can still see what’s going on the canal. If you can sit outdoors that would be my choice. There are not too many restaurants that offer outdoor dining but it is great to take advantage if they do.

My brother and his wife were visiting and we did have a full weekend. At Harbour some adult beverages were ordered. This particular cocktail was called Honey, I’m Home. Sipsmith Gin, Grapefruit, Lemon, Honey Lavender Infusion, Bee Pollen Salt Rim, finishing with a wildflower. It was very well received 👏

An order of Maine Lobster Stuffed Beignets. I would rename them Lobster Fritters. They looked more like conch fritters than beignets. They were very good though.

Bouillabaise is a wonderful dish full of fresh fish, shrimp, clams, mussels in a saffron tomato broth. The addition of a grilled sourdough is a must because you cannot leave any broth behind. That’s exactly what my brother did.

Two orders of the Pan Roasted Rockfish received thumbs up. This is our local fish and it is delicious 🤤 It had fava beans, shallot, bell peppers, smoked bacon, on a leak tarragon cream.

The Pan Roasted Duck I do order it most of the time. Cooked medium rare with a honey glaze and hemp seed crust, coconut lime risotto, sugar snap peas and chimichurri. What’s not to like😁

Desserts? A Traditional Creme Brûlée…sooo good.

Rhubarb Pie? Tommy loves it but I have never had it. Will take his word.

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And the weekend ended in a blink of our eyes.

Happy Summer.🩴

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May 24th, 2022

Tequila Real, Tex-Mex, Restaurant, Milton, Delaware, Southern Delaware

At this time of the year and looking forward to the beginning of another summer season at the Delaware Beaches, our roads are very crowded. Needless to say the meters are in effect too😩. It is what it is, right?

I am actually looking for places that are easy to find and that parking will not be an issue.

My friend Debbie and I hit the road towards Milton. It takes no time to get there. Milton has a river running through it. It still has somewhat affordable housing, cute Main Street, and shops and restaurants are establishing themselves there.

It was a pretty early evening and we arrived at Tequila Real located at 122 Mulberry St. It opened a few years ago and it is very popular. Monday was crowded. That says something. Outdoors we did sit.

Tequila Real has an extensive menu. All prices are very reasonable and you get generous portions, as well.

I believe they see themselves as Tex-Mex. what does this mean? This type of cooking comes the Tejano people of Texas. A mix you would say.

First things first…A skinny Margarita. Why would you have it any other way? As a driver I had a very exciting club soda. I did taste the Margarita and it was refreshing. I am not a connoisseur but Debbie loved it!

Our server brought us chips and salsa and dipping sauce. The chips were warm. A little guac too.

I ordered the Taco Bowl with all the trimmings. Have you ever gone to a restaurant with a friend and wished you had ordered what she ordered? That was me. I wanted her dish. Mine was okay. With all the food Tequila Real has to offer I should have picked something else.

Now this was Debbie’s dish. Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad. This marinated chicken was so well seasoned and perfectly cooked. Topped over lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pico de gallo, bell peppers, fresh spinach, black beans and a side of ranch dressing. This was the salad but you can also get this salad as an entree. A winner.

We did not have dessert but we did see some beautiful ones coming out. Bathing suit season is around the corner; you know how that is.

What was not to like? A beautiful evening, good food with a good friend.

Hasta luego. Did I tell you that you can practice your Spanish?

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