It’s all about the team

/ June 13, 2021

Read my latest column in Cape Gazette: A restaurant staff isn’t all that different from a dedicated sports team. CLICK HERE TO READ.

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Bon Appétit

/ June 13, 2021

After fifteen years of writing, kvetching, opining, broadcasting, chattering about and photographing what and where we eat here at the beach, few things surprise me. But from time to time there is an exception, and one of those exceptions continues … Continue reading

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Irish Eyes Lewes 6/19

/ June 7, 2021

If you like vintage rock & blues such as Allman Bros., Booker T, the Doobies, Santana, the Eagles, Steve Winwood… you get the idea … then you’ll like the sound of 2nd Time Around! Appearing at IRISH EYES in LEWES … Continue reading

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Grove Market (Bishopville, Md.)

/ Updated on June 5, 2021

One of the hundreds of online accolades about Grove Market restaurant includes the description, “diamond in the rough.” Even a diamond in the rough is still a diamond, and this one doesn’t need a bit of polishing. It’s just fine … Continue reading

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Crabmeat Shortage is Real

/ June 4, 2021

In the first of several comments made to RehobothFoodie.com by local restaurateurs, Jimmy O’Conor of Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill has had to limit the sale of his famous crabcakes due to a shortage of quality crabmeat. “I could … Continue reading

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Strange Spirits in Smyrna

/ May 30, 2021

Check out my latest Cape Gazette Column about the 2 guys who created Painted Stave Distillery in Smyrna. Cool history – and some interesting drinks! CLICK HERE TO READ

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On the Radio Last Week…

/ Updated on June 7, 2021

Did you miss last week’s broadcast? Click the highlighted text to hear the segment podcasts. Each one lasts about 39 minutes. In segment #1, meet Laurie Orfanidis and Ben Stoner the bosses at the newly opened Sunny Bay Cafe in … Continue reading

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Rosenfeld’s Bethany + Sticky Rice

/ Updated on June 11, 2021

This Saturday at 2, lawyer-turned-deliman Warren Rosenfeld talks about the new Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli in the old McCabe’s space in South Bethany. He has opened in conjunction with Big Fish Market – and they have the best of both worlds! … Continue reading

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Sunday Jazz Brunch 7/4

/ Updated on June 7, 2021

Blackwall at the Beach in downtown Rehoboth is keeping the Rehoboth Beach Jazzfest alive on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month with a jazz brunch featuring Hammond Hot! Trio. Glenn Miller Band alumnus Cody Leavel on reeds, RB Jazzfest guru … Continue reading

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Chocolate Wave OPEN

/ May 26, 2021

A new candy store has opened at 5 N. First St. in Rehoboth Beach next to Cafe a go-go and Brashhh Men’s Clothing Store. They make all of their confections on the premises.

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Music @ The NEW Pond 6/26

/ Updated on June 7, 2021

Join 2nd Time Around at THE NEW POND on Saturday, June 26th starting at 5! The NEW Pond is in the Safeway Center on Coastal Highway. Unlimited Parking, an expanded menu and lots of room! Vintage rock, blues and a … Continue reading

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Remember Planet X?

/ May 23, 2021

Check out the history of Dewey’s Venus on the Half Shell, Rehoboth’s Planet X and now BLACKSMITH restaurant in Berlin, Md. Chef, entrepreneur and musician Justine Zegna is behind them all. CLICK HERE TO READ!

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EatingRehoboth is Back

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

The award-winning EatingRehoboth restaurant tours are back up and running! Bookings are now available for Sundays starting May 16th. Thursday tour dates will be added in June! IF YOU RECEIVED A GIFT CARD LAST YEAR FOR THE CANCELLED TOURS, NOW’S … Continue reading

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Sunny Bay Cafe OPEN

/ Updated on June 9, 2021

The old Cuvee Ray Wine Bar location is all lit up again as the Sunny Bay Cafe. They plan on being open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Currently it’s all about breakfast and lunch. Click here to meet the owners … Continue reading

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DPA Honors Foodie Radio

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

The Rehoboth Foodie is pleased to announce that his weekly Beach Eats radio show on WGMD 92.7FM placed in the TOP THREE of the Delaware Press Association Communications Contest for Best Radio or TV Talk Show in Delaware. The Rehoboth … Continue reading

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The Foodie Digest is FREE

/ Updated on May 20, 2021

The Foodie Digest is the bi-monthly email newsletter about Cape Region dining! Stay current on the latest RehobothFoodie.com news & reviews about beach eats AND The Foodie’s Cheap Eats/Off-Season Specials list. And it’s free! Simply click here and enter your … Continue reading

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DiFebo’s Market Bethany

/ Updated on May 30, 2021

Lisa DiFebo is the Energizer Bunny. There. I said it. She has kept her Bethany Beach mainstay in business for over 20 years, and added a popular location in Rehoboth Beach several years ago. Her dad still whips up the … Continue reading

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Dewey Beer Co. #2 OPEN

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

Dewey Beer Company’s NEW production and tasting facility in Harbeson is now open. They are next to the Royal Farms at Rt. 9 and Rt. 5 at 21241 Iron Throne Drive, Milton, DE 19968. 20 brews on draft, and lotsa … Continue reading

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Grove Market Sold

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

Grove Market boss Leslie Lunga has sold her iconic (yet tiny) restaurant in Bishopville, just west of Ocean City, Md. This landmark eatery – just a couple of notches up from a bait shack – is well-known for its fine-dining … Continue reading

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Brick Hotel Closing 8/28

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

I am very sad to report that The Brick Hotel AND The Counting House restaurant will be closing as of August 28, 2021. It will become the state’s new offices of the Department of Justice. In 2008, the Lesters brought … Continue reading

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Iguana OUT, Somewhere IN

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

Kyle Ten Eyck and Aileen Hearn’s former Mug & Spoon coffee shop/bakery has moved from Rehoboth Avenue to the old Iguana space on Baltimore Avenue. They have a great new name for their full-service sit-down spot: Somewhere. They’ll be offering … Continue reading

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Sussex Public House OPEN

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

G Rehoboth in the old Cloud 9 Spot on Rehoboth Avenue has given way to the new Sussex Public House restaurant. One of the partners in the former G Rehoboth restaurant has taken over with a new concept. They are … Continue reading

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Relax and Enjoy Cape Region Dining

/ May 15, 2021

Restaurants are short staffed. Cool your jets if you’re in a hurry. If you like sit-down dining, there might be delays as the government continues to pay people more to stay home than they can make by working. READ ALL … Continue reading

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Win Free Food

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

Tune in to The Rehoboth Foodie’s radio show every Saturday from 2 – 4pm. If you can answer questions about local restaurant menus and ingredients, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card from popular eateries such as … Continue reading

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Federal Fritter

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

Federal Fritter is up and running at 62A Rehoboth Avenue in the former Modern Mixture spot on the south side of the ocean block of Rehoboth Avenue. The owners, Ellen Kassoff and Todd Gray, are also the owners of downtown … Continue reading

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Harvest Tide #2 & #3

/ Updated on May 31, 2021

Danio and Enrique Somoza have just announced the opening of their second Harvest Tide Steakhouse (the first is in Lewes since 2018) in Bethany Beach above their Zoca Mexican concept by the boardwalk. In even more news, a THIRD Harvest … Continue reading

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Gather & Give for Gavin 5/16

/ Updated on May 16, 2021

Gavin Birl, son of Damian and Katherine Birl (Smokin’ Dz BBQ in Milton) are holding a fundraiser for Gavin who was seriously injured in a snowboarding accident. Gavin is alive and well, but still has no feeling from the chest … Continue reading

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72 Years in Rehoboth!

/ Updated on May 14, 2021

Check out my recent Cape Gazette column about the history behind one of the oldest restaurants in Rehoboth that’s still going strong to this day! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

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Like Crab Cakes?

/ Updated on May 14, 2021

So many kinds, so many choices! In this week’s Cape Gazette column, I try to bring some order to the chaos. READ IT HERE

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Savoring Flavors Past

/ April 24, 2021

Munch on a bit of Rehoboth Beach restaurant history in my recent Cape Gazette column. It’s all about the Rehoboth Beach Museum’s former “Beach Eats” exhibit and all the great memories it stirred up! CLICK HERE TO READ.

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Country Corners Market OPEN

/ April 21, 2021

The Exxon station at the corner of Coastal Highway and Wescoats Rd. in Lewes is still there, but it is now accompanied by a Country Corners Market, the Exxon-centric convenience store along the lines of Wawa and Royal Farms. They … Continue reading

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Memories on The Avenue

/ April 20, 2021

It’s a rare restaurant fan in Rehoboth Beach who doesn’t remember the late Back Porch Cafe Executive Chef Leo Medisch. In my recent Cape Gazette column, I pay homage to Leo and celebrate the opening of Back Porch – under … Continue reading

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Good Earth Stays in the Family

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

This has been in the works for a while, but I can finally reveal that Sue Ryan, the original founder of Good Earth Markets in Millville and in Rehoboth, has sold the Rehoboth market to her sister, Stephanie Downes and … Continue reading

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All Aboard! Honey’s Bethany

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

Restaurateur and entrepreneur Petru Cornescu, Haken Ak and partners have purchased the old Salted Rim restaurant space (complete with the train cars!) in Ocean View. They installed location #2 of their Lewes-based Honey’s Farm Fresh breakfast/lunch concept there. Salted Rim … Continue reading

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Well, it’s official…

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

Nicola Pizza’s announcement that they are fleeing downtown Rehoboth was set in stone last week when they told me that they have sold their two buildings in downtown Rehoboth. At the end of the 2021 season the longtime Rehoboth family … Continue reading

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Eggcellent Restaurant

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

Remember where Cafe Azafran used to be on Market St. in Lewes? After Richard Steele and family opened Azafran #2 in Rehoboth Beach, they closed the Lewes Azafran. It became Gate House Restaurant for a while, and that closed shortly … Continue reading

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Matt’s Goes to Fenwick

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

SoDel Concepts has announced the plan to open the company’s newest restaurant, Matt’s Fish Camp Fenwick, in the former location of Ropewalk Fenwick Island. This will be the third Matt’s Fish Camp location. The concept focuses on fresh local seafood … Continue reading

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The Salted Rim (Millville)

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

Imagine my surprise when I visited The Salted Rim in Ocean View and recognized owner Karen Fritz from her long-ago stint at Smitty McGee’s (just west of Fenwick on Rt. 54). I have written many times that Smitty McGee’s could … Continue reading

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P3 CLOSED. We are sad.

/ Updated on April 29, 2021

The sad closing of locals’ favorite Pickled Pig Pub was postponed until the end of March, but sadly, here we are. This iconic place is yet another casualty of this prolonged and thoroughly arbitrary attack on our restaurants. The story … Continue reading

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Visit Mariachi in RB

/ April 9, 2021

Get a peek behind the scenes at Mariachi Restaurant in the heart of Rehoboth Beach! Owner Yolanda is the subject of my most recent Gazette column. CLICK HERE to read the article!

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And so it begins!

/ Updated on April 14, 2021

Touch of Italy Rehoboth is expanding into the lot where the old Root Gourmet/Nage Pantry used to stand. The old structure has been completely demolished and will be replaced by a new 2-story complex containing an expansion of the restaurant … Continue reading

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Coins Pub & Restaurant (Ocean City)

/ Updated on April 14, 2021

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Coins Pub and Restaurant in Ocean City, Md. This popular watering hole at 28th and The Highway was opened in 1988 by the  Coyne Family, and has been dishin up bar food, … Continue reading

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Dana Moving On

/ Updated on April 14, 2021

After 24 successful years of building a VERY loyal Bethany Beach following, the talented Dana Banks is handing over the reins of her cozy and perpetually perfect little restaurant to trusted employees. She has singlehandedly cooked all the food (and … Continue reading

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Pit & Pub (Ocean City)

/ Updated on April 14, 2021

Pit & Pub is an informal, noisy upbeat and fun place – typical of so many of Ocean City’s small bars/eateries – that happens to have some particularly good items on the menu! Partners Steve Hoffman and Mike Horsey have … Continue reading

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Ocean View Brewing Company

/ Updated on April 14, 2021

In addition to their recent acquisition of the old Ropewalk in Fenwick (it will be Matt’s Fish Camp #3), SoDel Concepts has also announced the construction of their second brewpub, Ocean View Brewing Company, located on the corner of Route … Continue reading

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Hi-Tech at your table

/ Updated on April 14, 2021

Check out my column in last week’s Cape Gazette. All about hi-tech goodies that make dining even more fun – INCLUDING a little machine that smokes your bourbon cocktail! Read it HERE

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Pond OUT – Freddie’s IN

/ Updated on March 31, 2021

As The Pond ends over 50 years of food, booze and entertainment in downtown Rehoboth, a new & improved Pond opens to the public at 11am on Monday, 4/5 at on Coastal Highway in the old TGI Friday’s space. The … Continue reading

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The Best … Sushi

/ March 20, 2021

Truth be told, I’m not much of a sushi eater, though I do like the many varieties where the proteins are cooked. But I get hundreds of emails every year from people who love the stuff, and after reviewing those … Continue reading

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The Best … Omelet

/ Updated on March 27, 2021

Uh, oh … now THERE’s a touchy subject! A proper omelet must not be overcooked. It needs to be moist, but not runny in the center. If it has cheese, the cheese should be slightly liquid so you get some … Continue reading

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BFRG buys Lewes eateries

/ Updated on March 31, 2021

Big Fish Restaurant Group is in the process of purchasing Matt DiSabatino’s Striper Bites restaurant and, if all goes well, 2nd Street Tavern (formerly John & Twain’s Buttery) from the Gates family. Both are in Lewes. This will make over … Continue reading

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Venture west to Block 4

/ Updated on March 31, 2021

Hotel Rehoboth is the centerpiece of a thriving enclave of restaurants in the fourth block of Rehoboth Avenue. Read about it HERE!

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Don’t forget the little ones!

/ March 13, 2021

In my latest Cape Gazette column I talk about out smaller, tucked-away eateries that are especially subject to damage (and possible extinction) from the posturing career politicians in Dover looking to destroy our beach economy. Read the article HERE

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Help Gavin Birl & Family

/ Updated on March 29, 2021

Gavin Birl, the son of our good friends Damian and Katherine Birl and brother of Collin Birl of Smokin’ D’z BBQ and farm stand in Milton was injured in a snowboarding accident. He is alive, but will require a long … Continue reading

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Nectar’s NEW owner

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Lewes’ Nectar Cafe & Juice Bar is OPEN and under new ownership. Longtime Buttery GM Lisa McDonald has taken over the cozy little spot behind the candy store at 111 Neils Alley. Get to know Lisa! CLICK HERE to listen … Continue reading

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A Bit of RB History

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Remember Pizza by Elizabeths? Remember Mimi’s Fruit Bowl? Remember Cosmopolitan? In this week’s Cape Gazette column I explore how some things change and some things stay the same. Take a look at it HERE.

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One Coastal

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Blink and you’ll miss it. And you’ll be sorry if you do. Nestled in a tiny strip center in Fenwick Island (between Quiet Storm and the Fenwick Bike Shop on the east side of Coastal Highway across from Fenwick Crab … Continue reading

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Pick Hits on the Radio

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

The Rehoboth Foodie’s Pick Hits – personal recommendations on RehobothFoodie.com for what to get at your favorite restaurants – has received thousands upon thousands of clicks over the years. You can now hear Pick Hits with the Rehoboth Foodie LIVE … Continue reading

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Hammock Myrtle Beach Opens

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

LaVida Hospitality’s long-awaited Crooked Hammock Brewery is now OPEN in North Myrtle Beach! This is the third in a series of their popular brewpubs. The restaurant area will be open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. As of this writing, … Continue reading

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Rehoboth Ale House Expands

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Continuing in the spirit of downtown RB restaurants venturing out onto Coastal Highway, Adam Newman and his crew at Rehoboth Ale House are opening a second location on the Forgotten Mile in the old Captain’s Table spot between the canal … Continue reading

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Villa Sorrento w/a side of music

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Check out my latest Cape Gazette column. Mara DePace has been running Villa Sorrento in Lewes for a long time. And she serves up a lot more than just food – it’s also a feast for the ears! Read the … Continue reading

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Summer Salts Beach Grill

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

This unassuming little spot slipped under my radar for well over a year, and I have to thank the Bethany Beach contingent of my vast network of spies, moles and operatives for bringing it to my attention. I had dinner … Continue reading

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Nori Sushi Bar & Grill

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Brothers John and Phil Lambrinos work together to keep Nori Sushi Bar & Grill to the highest potential. Some of you who have visited Flying Fish in Fenwick Island might remember John Lambrinos busily rolling sushi alongside owner Barry Kruemmel. … Continue reading

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Sean Corea at Nalu Dewey

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

Longtime LaVida Hospitality (Fork & Flask) chef Sean Corea has moved southward to a new position as kitchen boss at Nalu in Dewey Beach. From my point of view, this signals a major menu upgrade for Nalu owner Regan Derrickson. … Continue reading

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Kind Words from a Fine Restaurateur

“I have always looked up to Bob Yesbek for the incredible way he makes people feel – he never looks to be overly judgmental or use his powers for negativity. He is a kind and compassionate human who genuinely LOVES … Continue reading

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Arrive as a Visitor. Live Like a Local.

/ Updated on March 15, 2021

The REHOBOTH IN MY POCKET travel app accesses everything Rehoboth, Dewey, Lewes – and NOW Milton and Bethany – right there in your pocket. Check out: hiking, biking, surfing, skimboarding, paddleboarding, fun activities for the kids, thrift shops, food delivery … Continue reading

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Minh’s Bistro Vietnamese Cuisine

/ Updated on March 14, 2021

My initial review was dated a couple of years ago, and though I posted many updates, my most recent experiences at Minh’s suggested a fresh look. Minh’s Bistro is Rehoboth’s first and only Vietnamese restaurant, is in the Schell building … Continue reading

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Square One OPEN

/ Updated on February 28, 2021

Longtime restaurateurs Joe and Darryl Ciarlante-Zuber, the original creators of Dos Locos (formerly Plumb Loco many years ago) and JD’s Filling Station in Lewes have returned to their original spot at 10 N. 1st St. in downtown Rehoboth Beach. After … Continue reading

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The Story of Brick Works & Abbott’s

/ Updated on February 28, 2021

This week’s column in Cape Gazette is about the new partnership between longtime beach chef Kevin Reading and brewmaster/beer guy Ryan Maloney. Read about their Brick Works restaurants and also Reading’s Abbott’s on Broad Creek restaurant by CLICKING HERE.

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Grotto Buys Dolle’s Building

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

After 60 years of doing business here at the beach, Grotto Pizza has announced today that it has acquired the iconic corner Boardwalk building that used to house Dolle’s. They have no specific plans for development, and are actually suggesting … Continue reading

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Wine and Wet Leather

/ Updated on February 19, 2021

We’ve all seen them. Those completely ridiculous descriptions of wine: “A lovely wine with exotic blackberry notes, exhibiting a hint of tar, pencil shavings and graphite, with a slight undercurrent of cigar box and wet stone.” Oops … and who … Continue reading

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Are Restaurants Clean?

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

Read my latest column in Cape Gazette about how you are safer from bacteria and viruses in a well-run restaurant than you probably are at home. YET, restaurants continue to be scapegoats for uninformed politicians. And our neighbors and friends … Continue reading

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DUCK Donuts OPEN

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

North Carolina staple (Duck, N.C., in OBX, to be exact) Duck Donuts has brought its famous little orbs to Wilmington Avenue in Rehoboth Beach! Julia and Charles Vaughan opened their franchised location on December 12. Hear Duck Donuts boss Buff … Continue reading

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Eat Dessert First

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

Check out two of our busy local pastry chefs here at the beach! And they both agree: “Life is short! Eat dessert first!” Read my latest Cape Gazette column HERE

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Consistency is the key

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

The perennial question: to franchise? Not to franchise? To own and operate? No matter what you do, attention to consistency in food and service is the #1 priority. ESPECIALLY if it’s a high-ticket steakhouse! Read my latest Cape Gazette column … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Restaurants Past

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

My Cape Gazette column this week remembers some restaurants that came – and went. Some sadly gone because of prolonged and arbitrarily applied restrictions, others just outlived their time. Restauranting ain’t for the faint of heart! CLICK HERE to see … Continue reading

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Burger King OUT, Taco Reho IN

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

The rock & roll-celebrating food truck Taco Reho is taking over the former Burger King space on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The food truck will still be rollin’, however, and will be more available for truck-centric events. Taco … Continue reading

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Get Your Chicken On

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

As a public service, I have checked out all the good fried chicken in the Cape Region. (See how I suffer!?) The results are in: Read my latest Cape Gazette column by CLICKING HERE

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BJ’s in OC Closed

/ Updated on February 14, 2021

The iconic BJ’s on the Water restaurant at 75th and the bay in Ocean City closed for good on January 31. It was great run, but the owners are ready to sell. The plan is to replace it with multi-story … Continue reading

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Leo OUT, Federal Fritter IN

/ Updated on January 31, 2021

Leo Cabrera has closed his Nuevo Taco spot (formerly Modern Mixture) on the ocean block of The Avenue. Yet another casualty of this prolonged attack on restaurants. And it’s the smaller eateries that suffer the most, when some arbitrary “30%” … Continue reading

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Dolle’s Fleeing the Boardwalk

/ Updated on January 31, 2021

After several months of negotiations (during which I was commanded to keep silent), I can finally write that the iconic, International Orange DOLLE’S sign that defined Rehoboth Beach will soon be a thing of the past. And sadly, so will … Continue reading

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The Truth about ‘Truffle’ Oil

/ Updated on January 31, 2021

Let’s start with a direct quote from an interview with Martha Stewart: “And truffle oil? Forget it. I think truffle oil is one of the few ingredients that doesn’t belong in anyone’s kitchen. It is ruinous of most recipes.” Stewart … Continue reading

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McCabes OUT – BFG IN

/ Updated on January 31, 2021

McCabes Gourmet Market, the longtime gourmet/sandwich shop in South Bethany, will soon be replaced by Big Fish Restaurant Group’s prepared food operation in conjunction with Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli. It will be similar to Big Fish Market in Rehoboth Beach, except … Continue reading

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Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine

/ Updated on January 31, 2021

Former Lewes Pizza owner Mustafa Murat Tan’s (aka, “Mike”) new Aroma restaurant is located in the old 208 Social spot at the corner of 2nd St. and Wilmington Avenue. The location was previously home of Stoney Lonen Irish Pub and … Continue reading

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Sydney’s Fundraiser Sat. 1/16

/ Updated on January 17, 2021

On Dec. 31, Pianist Mark Gratton was shot by his ex-girlfriend near Union St. in Milton, DE. He is recovering well and has been released from the hospital. Mark is a regular on the stage at Sydney’s in Milton, and … Continue reading

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Annabelle’s BBQ & Creamery

/ Updated on January 18, 2021

Restaurateur John Trader and crew continue to hit home runs in the OC/Fenwick area. After he sold Galaxy at 66th St., he hit the jackpot with Liquid Assets at 94th. This combination restaurant/bar/liquor store has been a consistent hit since … Continue reading

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Let the Spirit(s) Flow

/ Updated on January 23, 2021

This week’s Cape Gazette column is all about our regional breweries and distilleries. What better topic for a new year!? Pour yourself another brew and CLICK HERE TO READ!

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Remembering Chez la Mer

/ December 19, 2020

I got to wax nostalgic in yesterday’s Gazette about one of our sadly long-gone but stellar local eateries: Chez La Mer! Enjoy a bit of RB restaurant history by CLICKING HERE.

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Syrah/Shiraz – Potato/Potahto?

/ Updated on December 30, 2020

What’s with those folks from Down Under? Can’t they just go with the flow and call a Syrah by its proper name? Why confuse everyone by inventing a new name for an old grape and add  confusion in the already … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Friends & Family

/ Updated on December 30, 2020

How do restaurants test their systems before opening their doors to paying guests? Read my recent Cape Gazette column to find out! CLICK HERE.

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Boxcar on Main OPEN

/ Updated on December 30, 2020

Chef/owner Paul Suplee’s popular eatery Boxcar 40 in Pittsville will soon get a sibling: Boxcar on Main is now open in the old DiFebo’s spot in Berlin, Md. Paul was kind enough to share the menu with me. Take a … Continue reading

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Gifts your Foodie will LOVE

/ Updated on January 9, 2021

Check out my column in last week’s Cape Gazette. It lists some great and unusual gifts for the favored foodie in your life! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

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Boxcar 40

/ Updated on January 8, 2021

As if full-time Wor-Wic CC culinary professor Paul Suplee didn’t have enough to do, so he is also the head chef and owner of Boxcar 40 restaurant in Pittsville, MD. Yes, that’s a bit out of my normal range here … Continue reading

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Fager’s Goes French

/ Updated on December 14, 2020

Like French wines and cuisine? Check out my column in this week’s Cape Gazette. Fager’s Island in OC, ‘Cuvee’ Ray Kurz and John Fager himself hosted a magnificent dinner last week. CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IT!

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Theo’s Steaks, Sides & Spirits

/ Updated on December 14, 2020

Theo’s Steakhouse, Sides & Spirits is at 44 Baltimore Avenue in downtown Rehoboth. Owner Chris Agharabi also owns and operates the Theo’s restaurants and Ava’s Pizzeria and Wine Bars in Cambridge, Md. and St. Michael’s Md. Get to know Chris … Continue reading

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CRAVE Delivery Kitchen OPEN

/ Updated on December 14, 2020

La Vida Hospitality has opened the new CRAVE Delivery Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach! Chefs Sean Corea and former Cape May-Ferry Chef Ingrid Dellatorre have collaborated on a tasty and affordable menu that’s perfect for delivery. Get the details and the … Continue reading

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CANCELLED :o(

/ Updated on December 7, 2020

Another political gambit takes its toll. The annual Winter White fundraiser has been cancelled. Too bad for all the kids they help……..

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Bushels Crab House & Seafood

/ Updated on December 18, 2020

Anthony and Chris Jacona of Zogg’s, the Sea Hogg Truck, Dave & Skippy’s and the Wheelhouse have opened Bushels Crab House & Seafood in the old Lazy Susan’s Hot Fat Crabs space on Coastal Highway near Lewes. It took us … Continue reading

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Tour France This Friday 11/20

/ Updated on November 23, 2020

On Friday, November 20th, RehobothFoodie.com’s Grape Chasing columnist Ray Kurz will team up with John Fager of OC’s iconic Fager’s Island restaurant to host A Tour of France Food & Wine Dinner Event! A reception at 6:00pm will be followed … Continue reading

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Milton Comes to RB

/ Updated on November 30, 2020

Congratulations Kristen Latham and crew! Milton comes to the Tanger Outlets in the form of Sips, Eats & Treats – their first weekend open at Tanger Outlets. Kristen and her husband Marc are the proprietors of The FoxHole in Milton … Continue reading

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Restaurant Abuse Continues

/ Updated on November 30, 2020

Check out my recent Cape Gazette column on the many reasons why restaurants close – including the most recent and most obvious reasons. CLICK HERE TO READ

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How Eateries Stay up to Par

/ Updated on November 30, 2020

Get a peek behind the scenes about how restaurants determine how much food to order! You hate to run out of food, but you also hate to throw it away! How do they do it!?! See my latest column in … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Apps

/ Updated on November 14, 2020

Check out my latest Gazette column! We take a quick look at local appetizer menus. Some are quite impressive! CLICK HERE TO READ

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RIP, Gus.

/ Updated on November 14, 2020

We are sad to report the passing of Gus Svolis, the founder of Gus & Gus’ Place – over 60 years on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. He is survived by his sons George and Bill Svolis. Listen to Bill and George … Continue reading

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Jakes OUT, Agave IN

/ Updated on November 14, 2020

Well, they finally announced it (and I can FINALLY post it! I hate keeping secrets….). Chris and Mike of Agave will be taking over the old Jake’s spot on Coastal Highway across from Fins Ale House. Opening is slated for … Continue reading

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El Dorado & Halloween

/ Updated on December 16, 2020

My column in Cape Gazette this week celebrates the long-gone El Dorado restaurant and its wildly popular owner, Aquiles Demerutis. I remember his amazing 2011 event to celebrate the Mexican Halloween, Dia de los Muertos! CLICK HERE to see the … Continue reading

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Coming to RB in 2021

/ Updated on November 14, 2020

You’re gonna love this place! It will be located in the former Steamin’ Blues / Jakes Seafood spot on the corner of Baltimore Ave. and N First St. It’s gonna be an extravaganza complete with live music. #AvasRB2021

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Outdoor Dining LIST

/ Updated on November 14, 2020

Click below to see the Rehoboth Foodie’s list of restaurants with PERMANENT outdoor dining (does not include temporary outdoor due to the restrictions). Covers Bethany to Milton. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST AND LINKS If a restaurant with PERMANENT … Continue reading

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Beaches MILTON Open

/ Updated on December 11, 2020

The old Gilligan’s restaurant on Rt. 16 in Milton is now the new Beaches Seafood Restaurant and Bar! Don & Lori Allan and their son from Beaches Seafood in Lewes (in the old Jimmy Lynn’s spot) are the bosses! As … Continue reading

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Now! Dog Parks Too!

/ Updated on October 31, 2020

CLICK HERE to check out the “Dog Rules” section of this website. Includes dogs in restaurants info and dog parks.

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Sound & Noise in Restaurants

/ Updated on October 31, 2020

Check out my recent column in Cape Gazette! Learn how sound and noise in restaurants are actually two entirely different things. CLICK HERE TO READ

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All About Jazzfest 2020

/ Updated on October 18, 2020

Check out my latest Gazette column. Everything you need to know about the upcoming Mini-Jazzfest 2020 is there! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ARTICLE!

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Jazzfest MUSIC 10/15-18

/ Updated on October 18, 2020

Rehoboth’s “mini jazz fest” is up and running! Included in the weekend lineup is 2nd Time Around at Blackwall at the Beach from 5 -8 on Jazzfest Friday 10/16 – just steps from the Boardwalk in Rehoboth! On Saturday night, … Continue reading

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Scream through October!

/ Updated on October 30, 2020

An all new Screams At The Beach debuted October 2nd! Join us at 35553 Atlantic Ave, Millville, DE 19970. (Where Fat Tuna and La Tonalteca used to be.) You survived us before. Do you dare tempt fate a 2nd time … Continue reading

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WestSide in Milford

/ Updated on October 30, 2020

This down-home and extremely informal eatery has been in downtown Milford for almost 25 years. Owner Medula is there all the time, cooking, welcoming her regulars, and making sure all is well. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch and dinner, and … Continue reading

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Let your Wine Speak to You!

/ Updated on October 14, 2020

I love listening to my wine! What a great story every wine has to tell, and I just dig listening to each story unfold. Give it a try! I promise you it will dramatically enhance your enjoyment of wine. As … Continue reading

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Green Man Angola OPEN

/ Updated on October 14, 2020

Wilmington Avenue’s longtime go-to bastion of veggie/vegan fare has finally opened a second spot in the Angola area directly across from the original JD Shuckers restaurant. Green Man bosses Jeremy and Rachel Brockway are anticipating an increased interest in the … Continue reading

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Jakes Seafood Closed

/ Updated on October 19, 2020

Sadly, the longtime Jakes Seafood is closed its doors for good on Sunday 9/20. The Klemkowski family has been a big part of Rehoboth dining landscape for many years. Sadly, if there ever was a time to get out of … Continue reading

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Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill

/ Updated on April 16, 2021

Established in 1991, Gary’s has been a locals’ favorite for healthy foods in a casual atmosphere. The menu features a variety of favorites such as egg sandwiches, fruit smoothies, turkey cheesesteaks, catfish and jambalaya. Gary is partnered with Adam Newman, … Continue reading

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SmashMouth Burger Bus

/ Updated on October 2, 2020

There’s a new truck in town and it’s called SmashMouth Burgers! They’ve only been open for 2-3 weeks, but already have a loyal following. At the moment they can be found late-nite on Mondays and Wednesdays at Big Chill Surf … Continue reading

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Sticky Rice OPEN

/ Updated on September 30, 2020

It’s been a long time since I posted the arrival of Sticky Rice in Lewes, and I am happy to say that Sticky Rice is finally OPEN at 1604 Savannah Road near Capriotti’s in Lewes Plaza. Thai-style tapas including curry … Continue reading

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Semra’s Mediterranean Grill

/ Updated on October 25, 2020

Semra and John Tekmen have a long history here at the beach. John owned and operated several hotels and motels in Dewey Beach and Fenwick Island, while Semra, in John’s words, was a “professional housewife for 19 years. Her cooking,” … Continue reading

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Harbour OPEN

/ Updated on September 30, 2020

The former owners of Palate Restaurant and Catering (in the Safeway center in Rehoboth) have moved operations to Lewes to take over the former location of Gilligan’s restaurant on the canal at 134 W. Market St. It is quite appropriately … Continue reading

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Nav Tips for Foodie site

/ Updated on October 9, 2020

Looking for a specific restaurant review or article on RehobothFoodie.com? Easy! Browse locations and cuisines by clicking “REVIEWS” at the top of the page under the Foodie logo (just look UP – see it?), and then select what you’d like … Continue reading

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Flying Fish will Fly Again

/ Updated on September 30, 2020

After last week’s sad announcement that they were closing, Barry and his crew at Flying Fish Cafe in Fenwick have decided to take a deep breath and reopen! In spite of the fact that smaller restaurants are finding it difficult … Continue reading

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2020 Restaurant Roundup

/ Updated on September 14, 2020

Bob Yesbek’s annual Labor Day Roundup shouts out to the restaurants that were brave enough to open in spite of prolonged and arbitrary restrictions against them making a profit. See the article HERE.

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Villa Sorrento OPEN

/ September 3, 2020

I have received a number of emails regarding Villa Sorrento in Lewes. They are undergoing some renovation on the outside of the strip center, and phone response has been spotty. But they are indeed open! A little persistence will pay … Continue reading

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Port 251

/ Updated on October 9, 2020

For a short time, the ill-fated and legally entangled Beachside Grill at 251 Rehoboth Avenue (next door to Catcher’s and Hotel Rehoboth) was taken over by Fins Hospitality Group’s El Jefe Gordo, a casual Mexican concept. Unfortunately, it didn’t last … Continue reading

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Atlantic Social

/ Updated on October 9, 2020

Partners Derek Fink and Zach Diogo of Blackwall at the Beach (aka, Blackwall Hitch) are justifiably proud of their gleaming white operation on the highway next to Chick-fil-A. They undertook a HUGE remodeling job – both inside and out – … Continue reading

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Foodie & the Looking Glass

/ Updated on August 31, 2020

Some tasty beach bites can be had simply by reaching through a window! Bob Yesbek chronicles and categorizes in his inimitable manner. Read the Cape Gazette column HERE

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What to Get & Where

/ Updated on August 31, 2020

Check out my recent column in Cape Gazette. “15 Tips for the Care & Feeding of your Summer Visitors” covers 15 local eateries and suggestions for what to get. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

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How Sweet it is at the Beach

/ Updated on October 9, 2020

Check out The Rehoboth Foodie’s latest ‘Steppin’ Up To The Plate’ column in Beach Paper! CLICK HERE TO READ IT.

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Sydney’s in Milton OPEN

/ Updated on August 31, 2020

Ed Waples and Anthony Lewis, along with Elton and Patricia Lewis are pleased to finally open Sydney’s Restaurant & Lounge in the old Kindle space at Paynter’s Mill. CLICK HERE to read my 8/21/20 Cape Gazette column about Sydney’s. Opening … Continue reading

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Wine is like a Hamburger

/ Updated on October 9, 2020

Wine isn’t complicated, and its enjoyment doesn’t require membership in some elite club (even though some folks try to make it that way by employing incomprehensible jargon and, let’s face it, an approach that is … well, snooty). First and … Continue reading

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Like Chinese Food?

/ Updated on August 14, 2020

Check out Bob Yesbek’s Cape Gazette column form last week. It’s all about carryout-friendly Chinese food in the Cape Region. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COLUMN

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Ever been to Woody’s?

/ Updated on August 14, 2020

Check out my Cape Gazette column from a few weeks ago about Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill. Not only does Jimmy O’Conor dish up a tasty crabcake, but he has an interesting and heartwarming story about triumph over medical … Continue reading

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Devil Dave’s OPEN

/ Updated on August 14, 2020

Like bloody marys? Then you’re gonna love Devil Dave’s. They just opened in the space formerly occupied by Bake Shoppe next door to the library on Rehoboth Avenue. You can call them at (302) 727-5119. Check their hours and get … Continue reading

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Archie’s: Now there are 2

/ Updated on August 14, 2020

Well, we’ve been promising you this for a couple of months, and the construction on the north side of Rehoboth Avenue is finally finished. And yes, the space belongs to none other than Alper Akgoren and Ercan Sanli, who several … Continue reading

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Rudy’s Fondue & Cheese OPEN

/ Updated on July 31, 2020

Well, it seems like forever since I posted that Rudy Gilbert was bringing his cheese concept to the old Touch of Italy/Grandpa Mac location! The end of last year Grandpa Mac boss Hari Cameron asked me to keep it on … Continue reading

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Glazed OPEN

/ Updated on July 31, 2020

The delightful Aileen Hearn and her partner Kyle Ten Eyck have taken over the little Shrimpy’s carryout next door to their Mug & Spoon coffee house/emporium of desserts by the Boardwalk in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Their new GLAZED will feature … Continue reading

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Remember the Other Independence Day: May 24, 1976

/ Updated on July 17, 2020

No disrespect to our celebration of the Fourth of July, our nation’s Independence Day, but as we enjoy our July 4th outdoor grilling rituals, let’s take a moment to also remember America’s WINE Independence Day, May 24, 1976! How fitting … Continue reading

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2020 PIZZA ROUNDUP

/ Updated on July 15, 2020

Like pizza? Check out Cape Gazette restaurant columnist Bob Yesbek’s annual pizza roundup! CLICK HERE TO READ THE COLUMN

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MILTON Farmers’ Market CLOSED

/ Updated on June 30, 2020

Check out the 2020 schedule for Farmers’ Markets closest to Rehoboth Beach. Click here for the updated list for 2020.

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Grain On The Rocks

/ Updated on October 21, 2020

GRAIN ON THE ROCKS at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal is open! The coffee shop section opens at 7am, serving Lewes Coffee drinks. OMG Hospitality has totally remodeled the space, with a beautiful bar that looks out over the bay, … Continue reading

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Foodie on the Silver Screen

/ Updated on June 30, 2020

My last radio show with Saturday Evening Post film critic Bill Newcott was jam-packed with food and eating moments from feature films. Never one to let moss grow under his video editing prowess, Bill set our radio show to video. … Continue reading

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Move Over Monsieur Sauvignon Blanc! Señor Torrentes is in Town.

/ Updated on July 17, 2020

I am amazed how quickly Sauvignon Blanc became the white wine of choice for so many people. After a quick stop at Pinot Grigio, the world of non-chardonnay drinkers (and even part of the world of chardonnay drinkers) yearning for … Continue reading

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Starboard Restaurant & Bar

/ Updated on October 9, 2020

My first RehobothFoodie.com review of The Starboard (party central in Dewey Beach) was in 2008. Of course I’ve done lots of updates since then, but several recent visits prompted me to just write a new one. The Starboard is an … Continue reading

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Grandpa Mac Truck OPEN

/ Updated on June 14, 2020

Grandpa Mac goes on the road! Check out their Facebook page to find out where the truck will pop up! Fresh pasta and about a million different mac & cheese combinations. Rehoboth Foodie pick hits include their lasagne and pretty … Continue reading

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Chardonnay: The Chameleon of Wines

/ Updated on June 14, 2020

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by chameleons. How did they know when they were standing on something green to turn green and when standing on something brown to turn brown? It still fascinates me. I now realize … Continue reading

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Foodie Has A New Home!

/ Updated on June 14, 2020

The Rehoboth Foodie is now talkin’ Beach Eats every Saturday from 2 – 4 on WGMD 92.7 The Talk … well, the FOOD … of Delmarva! You can also stream on your phone at www.WGMD.com. Enjoy podcast of previous shows … Continue reading

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1776 Steakhouse

/ Updated on February 20, 2021

1776 is currently a collaboration among longtime owner Tom Holmes, veteran bartender/co-owner Johnny Farquhar and head chef/co-owner Tammy Mozingo. The high points at 1776 have remained the same over the years, and one of them is the simply delicious Black … Continue reading

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Another Lockdown Victim

/ Updated on May 31, 2020

The Rehoboth Foodie is VERY sad to report that Gilligan’s Restaurant, which just recently opened in Milton, has closed forever. The financial and emotional stress caused by this prolonged and arbitrary restaurant lockdown has claimed yet another victim. Our thoughts … Continue reading

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Foodie On Local Support

/ Updated on May 31, 2020

In a recent article, Cape Gazette Columnist Bob Yesbek weighs in on locals who do – or don’t – support our local restaurants – currently suffering under a ridiculously prolonged business shutdown. CLICK HERE to take a look at the … Continue reading

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Restaurants STILL generous

/ Updated on July 31, 2020

In spite of the financial and emotional drain of this arbitrary closure of our local eateries and businesses, many restaurants that can afford it are still stepping up to the plate to feed the needy and to provide savings for … Continue reading

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The Wild, the Innocent and the Sauvignon Blanc Hustle

/ Updated on June 10, 2020

I’ve been waiting a long time to use a Springsteen reference in one of my wine articles. That opportunity jumped out at me when I thought about what to say about the varied personalities of Sauvignon Blanc as we celebrate … Continue reading

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Buy One at TOI, Give One

/ Updated on June 14, 2020

Touch of Italy wants to support our local front line healthcare workers. Purchase a $49 Touch of Italy family meal and they will donate AN ADDITIONAL family meal to a local hospital healthcare provider. Choose from the 3-course Italian Dinner … Continue reading

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