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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 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.

Until then. Please remember that AboutMyBeaches is on Instagram and Facebook.

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January 26th, 2024

Bodhi Kitchen, Asian Inspired, Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

“I don’t know but I am getting excited about the Shrimp Toast”, my friend B said? Let’s have it.

And here is a close up. So glad we ordered them. As you can see this appetizer was perfect for sharing. It was very good.

From the Dim Sum our next choice became our favorite. Our server said it is a favorite of customers, as well.Dim Sum are “small dishes; steamed, baked, or fried”. Each dish contains about 3 to 4 pieces. Ours had 6. Another shareable dish.

This was called Soup Dumpling.

The soup is inside. You can take the spoon, pick it up, dip in the broth an then whole into your mouth. Or you can take a bite an it will not run down your chin. It is a little thicker. It is the most delicious and not to be missed.

Bodhi Kitchen is located at 10 N 1st St., in Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Reservations would be best. There is brunch on Sunday from 11-2. Dinner 5-9. Monday through Thursday 5-9. Friday and Saturday 5-10. Happy Hour every day 5-6.

My Braised Cumin Lamb Ho Fun was delicious. soy braised shoulder, wheat noodles, chili oil, Chinese spinach, peanuts and bok choy. All the entrees are perfect for sharing. Generous portions.

A stir fried noodle dish. It is also part of the country cuisine of Thailand. The Pad Thai with our choice of shrimp at Bodhi I could certainly have again. Rice noodles, tamarind, peanuts, bird’s eye chili, bean sprouts, cilantro and lime. Those little red peppers are spicy.

Our reservation was early but it took no time to get the restaurant to get filled up.

I am glad we have more choices in Rehoboth Beach because……..

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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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June 14th, 2023

Jam, Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, American Food, Delaware Beaches, Do you like Deviled Eggs?

A stop to Jam to check out their new location on 210 Second St. (corner of Wilmington Ave.) They do have a rooftop bar, as well.

Just sat in the bar area. Hungry for something simple. Basic American food.

Their telephone is 302-226-5266. They are on Social Media.

I had the best Deviled Eggs. So different but very good. Lump Crab Deviled Eggs with candied bacon, jalapeño and Old Bay dijonaise. If you look at the photo up close the base of the egg is the egg white, of course, except that the egg white is a square almost cooked in a mold and then topped with the filling.

The Scallop Mornay Portabellas with a slightly wilted spinach salad and cherry tomatoes with a Balsamic reduction I would say they were very good.

BBQ Grilled Half chicken was what I wanted. Great pomegranate BBQ sauce.

Jam is good for the whole family. Try it.

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