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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. .http://Harbourlewes.com

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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April 15th, 2022

Kaisy’s Delights, Restaurant, Lewes, Delaware, Breakfast, Lunch, Baked Goods, Ice cream, Delaware Beaches

Love Kaisy’s located at 1548 Savannah Rd. In Lewes, Delaware. I don’t plan my visit. It may be I just go through the drive through for coffee, or like the other day when I stopped for a chicken salad. They open from 6 to 6👏

Table cloth, cloth napkins. And, pink all around. It is quiet and the menu is extensive offering breakfast, lunch and ice cream too😋

I have been buying my coffee beans there. I do have a grinder. I don’t consider myself a coffee snub. But their coffee is from La Colombe, headquartered in Philly. It is the best.

It is a beautiful Friday in Southern Delaware. I am having my coffee but Sadie my rescue is barking her head off because they are cutting the grass.

Oh well, have a great day. AboutMyBeaches has a FB page and it is also on Instagram.

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May 29th, 2021

Perucci’s, Classic Italian, Restaurant, Review, Millville, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Good Food, Will Travel

I laughed when I wrote Good Food, Will Travel. The traveling from Rehoboth Beach to Bethany Beach and then west to Millville takes no time. All the beaches are closed to each other. Well, in the summer it may take a bit longer during the week. You know how it is. This particular Memorial Weekend like the usual ones, the weather will not cooperate for the most part. So, what is there to do? Shop and Eat!!

I love going out on Wednesdays. It seems that it is a quieter day of the week to enjoy the local restaurants. I think at this time of the year you need to call and make a reservation for most restaurants. Also, because the lack of help some may be closed Monday and Tuesday.

Perucci’s is located at 3507 Atlantic Ave., Millville, DE. Tel. 302-829-8727. Website? http://www.peruccis.com

An old building reminiscing of a Trattoria somewhere else. I feel I have to have a Chianti every time I step into, this small and very quaint restaurant. It is a family restaurant that has been opened for many years and their family recipes are delicious.

It was crowded but we had a reservation. I like to eat late so the reservation was for 8 p.m.

A Malbec from Fableist was truly amazing. I probably could have had the wine and just the bread. OMG it was so good. Warm and accompanied with very good olive oil.

A order of Calamari Fritti for the table. Perfect portion for sharing. Flash fried, chipolte cocktail sauce, citrus aioli, and spicy chili aioli. Tender and truly lightly flash fried.

I liked their Caesar Salad and have had it before. Perfect way to get your palate cleansed if you would call it that way. To me salads prior to the entree cleanse your taste buds. They call it Knife & Fork Caesar. Pecorino and garlic croutons.

An entree of Gamberetti con Aglio e Vino. Shrimp, white wine sauce with garlic and olive. For true pasta eaters this dish was simple but impacted great flavor.

My order of Veal Scallopini al Piccata. I loved it for many reasons. The combination of lemon, capers and wine sauce was light and simple, as well. The amount of pasta was just right too. Not an over abundance but a perfect serving.

While it was storming in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday our dinner was memorable and cannot wait to go again.

A shout to Daniel who took care of us so nicely.

Have a great week-end.

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May 23rd, 2021

Summer 2021, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Buy Local, Support your Community, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

The color on trees and bushes have been unreal. Maybe is all that rain we got in the spring. At the moment no rain. Everyone is watering their gardens. I think I have more weeds than grass. It is what it is. After I finish this post I am weeding. It is cloudy in Rehoboth Beach, but warm which is great.

When I first got these beaches in the mid 70’s at times it was hard to get certain things. Now there is plenty. Friends of mine still think there are not enough good women’s clothing stores here but what the heck there is the internet. And it is all sent to Delaware tax free.

Last weekend it was the last day we were going to cook lamb. A whole leg of lamb, bone in. If you are looking for lamb, Hockers in Ocean View, DE, near Bethany has the best lamb. They get it twice per week. Some people think the taste of lamb is not to their liking. I love it. Well seasoned, lots of garlic, lots of veggies around it. And, plenty of leftovers the next day.

The table. I like to entertain year-round and the virus did not stop me either. You wonder why I am showing you this photo. But, just give me a minute, will you?

The plates were made by Master Potter Sabie Carey. My first plates were made 20 years ago. They are oversized which is what I wanted.

These ones were made this year

Sabieware Pottery is located in Clarksville, about 3 miles or so west of Bethany Beach. I wrote a post right here about her workshop. All you have to do is put on the search Sabieware and you can check it out. You can order from her but she also has some of her things on display and for sale.

On that same table instead of flowers I have the life time candles I found at the Penny Lane in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. The name of the store is called Sea Finds on 42 Rehoboth Ave., Unit 10. I fell in love with them. They are made in Arkansas and Sea Finds is the only place that sells them in the area.

It is an oil burning candle with no odor or smoke. All handmade. Different sizes and varieties. Wicks never need to be replaced. They are perfect for your home or for gifts.

Word of mouth is the best advertisement don’t you think?

So if you are visiting check these local places for your next shopping adventure.

Have a great Sunday.

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May 17th, 2021

Summer 2021, Barbecuing, Outdoor Eating, Sunny Days, Cool Evenings, Southern Delaware, Entertaining Outdoors This Summer

If you have been watching how people are moving to Southern Delaware you can also see that there is no housing inventory. A house goes on the market and in a day it is sold. I have seen that most of the houses have awesome outdoor living areas. My deck and outdoor areas are not the most fancy ones but I have enjoyed them for a long time.

They say that eating outdoors actually makes food taste better. You are more relaxed. You pay attention what’s around you. Being outside is a mood booster. This particular week-end in Rehoboth Beach was so crowded and Memorial is not even here yet. People are ready to mingle and sit outside and continue to enjoy life as it should.

Let me get back to barbecuing. My favorite is cooking with charcoal. Chicken, I do like to marinade. Then put the homemade barbecue sauce afterwards. This chicken was from Lloyd’s in Lewes. It is the best chicken in the area.

I prefer the breast and others prefer the dark meat. Don’t mind eating it, don’t get me wrong. But I do like my chicken well done. I don’t want to see any red when I cut into it.

And cucumbers in vinegar, oil, and a little sugar or sugar substitute is it perfect. Looking forward to that summer corn we get here in Southern Delaware.

Grilling Shrimp is another favorite. These gigantic shrimp were from Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach. Butterfly them, marinate them and takes no time to grill.

Veggies are great grilled as well. Love eggplant. These ones were from the Brush Factory in Lewes. All you do is peel it, cut lengthwise, brush with a lot of olive oil on both sides, sprinkle salt and pepper and both sides, and cover them with flat leaf parsley. The parsley even though it will mostly fall when turned over, it will still have that flavor all over the eggplant. So delicious.

Look how delicious it looks.

This whole meal is perfect for today since it is Meatless Monday. Just a day out of the week to forget about meat and eat something very healthy.

Enjoy your time here in Southern Delaware whether you are a resident or a visitor for a short while.


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