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Dolce Bakery

by The Rehoboth Foodie
Updated on April 14, 2015

George Carroll and Chuck Stanko’s Dolce Bakery is quite possibly one of the sweetest experiences you can have in the northern hinterlands. Nestled on N. Walnut St. in downtown Milford, it is a local (and, in-fact, statewide) mecca for upscale … Continue reading

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I Found the Holy Grail

by Catherine Hester
April 4, 2015

I traipsed around Europe for six weeks in the summer of 1981. An incurable foodie, I blissfully ate my way through eight countries, including France. All the while totally ignorant that I was passing through the holy grail of wine … Continue reading

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A Wine By Any Other Name

by Catherine Hester
March 4, 2015

My mother, Mei Chen, would have been 82 this month. Her name “Mei” (pronounced “May”) means “beautiful” in Chinese. My mother was not much of a drinker, but for the occasional sweet dessert wine or wedding champagne. But she was … Continue reading

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JD Shuckers

by The Rehoboth Foodie
Updated on April 14, 2015

After JD Shuckers changed hands several years ago, I removed the old review from RehobothFoodie.com. In spite of the fact that one of the former owners was an accomplished and seasoned chef, the place was pretty much in the ho-hum … Continue reading

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Trending Blends

by Catherine Hester
February 4, 2015

As with everything in life it seems, things go in cycles. “Cool” is defined and redefined by trends. Fads come and go. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, people drank Chablis and “pink” Zinfandel, and thought they were the cat’s meow. … Continue reading

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Restaurant 55

by The Rehoboth Foodie
Updated on April 23, 2015

When I agreed to take on the “Sip & Bite with the Rehoboth Foodie” show on Delaware 105.9, I began to receive emails from people within earshot of my voice (or more like transmitter-shot, I guess). “We can hear you … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna be a Groot Year

by Catherine Hester
January 3, 2015

It is common knowledge (especially if you live in Delaware) that Lewes is the first town in the first state, having been the site of the first European settlement in Delaware, a whaling and trading post that Dutch settlers founded … Continue reading

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Chefs Pay Homage to Pork at Fish On

by The Rehoboth Foodie
Updated on January 13, 2015

One of the great things about having your own radio show is that people sometimes invite you to do stuff. When Fish On Chef Maurice Catlett and Plate Catering Head Chef Jen Blakeman appeared on Sip & Bite with the … Continue reading

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Any Port in a Storm? Not So!

by Catherine Hester
Updated on March 21, 2015

I remember the time when our daughter, who was 8 years old at the time, requested a taste of port after a holiday meal. After a small sip, she promptly declared, “Oh mommy, this makes my tummy all warm!” Many … Continue reading

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Blacksmith

by The Rehoboth Foodie
Updated on January 13, 2015

A popular advice-columnist here at the beach suggests that loss can often be turned into opportunity. It’s healthy, and besides, there’s usually not much choice anyway. So when The Avenue Inn purchased the adjacent lots on Wilmington Avenue upon which … Continue reading

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