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November 2nd, 2021

Crystal Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, Breakfast, Lunch, Bar, Scrapple, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

For so many years my friends and I have had breakfast at Crystal. It opens 7 days. The food is consistently delicious. The service is attentive and the prices are great. No wonder there are always lines in the summer and on weekends.

And, what was the best stop after the Monsters on Parade on Sunday for some sustenance? Definitely Crystal was. It is located at 37300 Rehoboth Ave. Ext #1 right as you come into Rehoboth Ave. from Coastal Highway. 302-227-1088. You can find it on Facebook.

Crystal has a long bar with plenty of seating. And, in case you don’t know they have excellent Bloody Marys.

After watching Monsters on Parade at the Boardwalk Crystal was a must stop.

Besides the Bloody Marys Crystal has the best scrapple bar none. Cooked to perfection. I love it thin and crispy.

I kid you not, if I was to choose a last meal this would be it.

You may turn your nose up but you have to try it the way it should be cooked.

We met Yanni whose parents own Crystal and he has grown up in the business. His uncle likes to stay in the kitchen but he gave a smile and a wave.

So when you come to town make sure you try this family owned restaurant. Don’t forget the scrapple. Ohh and the Bloody Mary, of course.

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November 1st, 2021

Thrasher’s, French Fries, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the Boardwalk Grub, Delaware Beaches

It is just one product; potatoes. Deep fried. I like them well done. Up and down our coast you will find a line, waiting. They don’t mind the wait.

Waiting for the Pet Parade on the Boardwalk we made the line. A bucket full or more of a conservative size. We chose the second one.

Look at the friers. Non stop. It started in Ocean City, MD in 1929. Practice makes perfect. If you want to learn more visit http://www.thrashersfries.com

You must not forget the salt and vinegar. It is a must.

And off we went to check out those Monsters on Parade.

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November 1st, 2021

Sea Witch Festival, Halloween, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Annual Event, vendors, Music, Parades, Monsters on Parade, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

A beautiful weekend after the rain and wind event in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The Sea Witch Festival went on and my favorite day was Sunday with the Monsters on Parade taking place on the Boardwalk. Tons of competitors and a very well behave group of dogs.

There was music at the Bandstand and plenty of vendors too.

People in costumes and these two were my favorites.

Plan for next year. For me will be making a reservation at The Boardwalk Plaza for outdoor seating on the Boardwalk to sip Bloody Marys as the parade passes by.

Great to see so many smiling faces. This is the way it should be.

Love this time of the year. Have a great day.

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July 2nd, 2021

Dalmata, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Restaurant, Review, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Pizza, Pasta, Bar, Downtown Rehoboth Beach

Look at the menu. Dalmata has been serving carry out this past year and just recently opened for inside dining. I love the idea that it stays open until 10 p.m. Located at 28 Wilmington Ave., Unit E in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Just tried it on Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised. Seeing the restaurant taking shape from the street, it look like it was going to be so comfortable and pretty inside. It certainly is.

They do still have curbside pick up as well. Check http://www.dalmataitaliano.com

A little Chianti, and a chat with our server, Katie. She was very enthusiastic and knew her menu well.

I asked her about the size of the pizza. She said they were 14 inches and good to share if you have other things or if you are hungry it would be just perfect for one person. I found that it was a good size. The crust was delicious. It really was and our choice was #1 White Lightning. This pizza had creamed roasted garlic and garlic oil. I put the menu above so take a look at it to see what else was on it.

But before the pizza an order of the Caesar Salad which was perfect for one person. Love the croutons and dressing.

Not on the menu as a side serving, but they were making some in the kitchen. I am talking about Broccoli Rabe. They were very nice in serving us a dish full of it and I hope they add it to the menu. We loved it.

Another glass of Chianti because why not? It is the beginning of the 4th of July weekend. I know, I know…..Wednesday, right, but here at the beaches we take an opportunity to celebrate every time we get a chance.

I almost forgot to tell about my calamari. I love squid and octopus. When I see calamari on the menu I usually order it. Lightly fried, a little heat with the banana peppers and tasty sauce. Went very well with the Chianti.

I really do want to go back and try a few other things. Love that the menu is simple. The best things in life are usually that way, simple.

Enjoy the weekend. Celebrate and remember those who have given their lives so that we can celebrate.

A shout to Katie, as well.

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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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December 28th, 2020

Christmas 2020, The Holidays, Holiday Food Traditions, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches

One thing this pandemic did not take from us was that we still were able to get together. Some had a small gathering like I did while others were Zooming or Face Timing. We all had smiles on our faces. There were so many decorations, lights and all.

In Southern Delaware homes had beautiful Christmas lights. Whites, blues, and combinations thereof. I have been driving after sunset and checking the neighborhoods.

Cooking has become a passion of many. There are so many photos being passed around of the food at everyone’s table.

Some years ago I would celebrate dinner on Christmas Eve but lately I enjoy it more on Christmas Day with my guests coming around 6 p.m.

I made my Puertorican Coquito which is the traditional eggnog of Puerto Rico. It is not thick but it is truly delicious. It is usually made this time of the year and given to family and friends.

Most years I have a standing rib roast. I have also had a whole filet, as well. This year another gorgeous rib roast from Hickmans located on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach was a winner. So much so I fogot to take photos of the side dishes. They were simple but complemented this gorgeous prime rib. Starting with a Caesar Salad made by TC who makes the best. A spinach gratin, mashed potatoes adding Crema, and broiled grape tomatoes with a hint of homemade pesto.

Lucky that we all liked our meat rare.

Rib roasts look intimidating but they are really not hard to cook. If you have someone like TC who knows his way around the kitchen then what’s to worry. Me? I have not had an oven since October so him cooking was perfect. These were 5 ribs which left us with leftovers which is exactly what we wanted.

A successful dinner party is priceless when the food is as delicious as this. It is also successful when your dinner guests bring to the table laughter, good conversation and an acknowledgement that friendships are so important.

Not one pie but 3 pies. Once again since I did not have an oven my pies were courtesy of Pasqualini’s located at 375 Atlantic Ave. in Rehoboth Beach.

The first pie on the left was a mixed berry pie. Here is a close up.

The second pie was requested. It is a mincemeat pie. These pies were first served in the early middle ages, filled with a mixture of finely minced meat, chopped fruit and a preserving liquid. No meat is in the pie anymore. Lots of raisins and pretty good it was.

I like cherry pies so that is probably why the third pie was cherry.

Coffee, party crackers, Coquito and more laughter. I think we all had fun. The holidays come and go so quickly. With our smaller group this year we were able to spend quality time at the dinner table which to me is the center for family and friends.

From this post I will be sharing my food photos, as well on social media. Why not? It really was a delicious meal.

New Year’s? I have no idea what we will be fixing. I find that Thanksgiving is abundance, Christmas is more subdued and New Year’s could be a fun menu. Stay tuned.

Happy New Year. Wishing you the best for 2021. Health, Happiness, and Acceptance.


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December 12th, 2019

Shorebreak Lodge, Restaurant, Review, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware, The Art of Wining and Dining

I stumbled upon a restaurant, a skip and a jump away from the award winning Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk more than a few years ago. It is very special to uncover a great dining spot whether seating at the bar, at a table or coming for small plates.

To me I find it whimsical. I am talking about Shorebreak Lodge Restaurant located at 10 Wilmington Ave. in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE. Tel. 302-227-1007. Website? http://www.shorebreaklodge.com

Shorebreak has charm and understated sophistication. The food is simple, and delicious. At the bar suggestions for wine pairings were a big help.

At this time of the year the restaurant is open from Wednesday through Sunday.

Over the past couple of months I have visited Shorebreak, and, obviously, I like it since I keep coming back.

So let me tell you what we have had. If they offer Shishito peppers, please have them. They are not hot, they are actually sweet, and served charred they are best.

I can roast my own beets. Love them and theirs were perfectly roasted and with an appealing preasentation.

Soup of the Day? The winter squash on a cold night hit the spot.

I think they have the best Grilled Octopus around. It is perfectly seasoned and cooked; not tough. Just try it. I have it every time and it is always on the menu.

There are plenty of restaurants in Rehoboth Beach. You just have to find the ones that serve good food, at good prices in a comfortable setting.

Enjoy the Christmas Season. Check my FB Page AboutMyBeaches for more information on where to shop, what to do, and what to cook for dinner.



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