Tyler Townsend is a former Baltimore Orioles baseball player and was most recently the bar manager for the new Bluecoast Rehoboth restaurant. Tyler has teamed up with partner Bob Suppies to create their new restaurant, The Pines.
Tyler grew up in Rehoboth Beach and has always been close to the restaurant world. His talent for baseball did not go unnoticed, and in 2009 he ended up a 3rd round draft for the Baltimore Orioles. Unfortunately, an injury drove him from the diamond into Florida International University to earn his degree in Hospitality Management. He cut his teeth with the consummate hospitality experts at SoDel Concepts, and is now fulfilling his dream in downtown Rehoboth on Baltimore Avenue in the old SOB's / Java Beach / Hobos space which he and his partner are totally renovating. Goodness knows it needed it!
Bob Suppies started out in retail, but always longed to own and operate a restaurant. The Pines will be the realization if his dream to create a low-key atmosphere that featured wallet-friendly locally sourced vittles.
As of June 2018 Tyler and Bob's choice for Executive Chef is Baltimore-native Dane Wilfong. Dane worked his way up the ranks to the Exec. position at Cafe Troia. His experience since then makes him uniquely qualified to open The Pines here in Rehoboth.
The new Pines eatery at 56 Baltimore Avenue will sport a casual menu, perfect for the party atmosphere of Baltimore Avenue and the huge late-nite people-magnet across the street, Aqua Grill.
Opening is slated for summer 2018. As usual, The Rehoboth Foodie will keep you informed as work progresses.
Looking forward to eating at Tyler’s new restaurant. It’s unfortunate that injuries curtailed his baseball career, but best wishes as he starts his career as a “foodie.”
We know Tyler’s sister, Paige Townsend, who is a Vintage [wine importers] rep. Hope he will get some nice wines from Vintage’s expansive portfolio. At Teller Wines, we love the Trione Cabernet, Duckhorn line, Adelsheim, Pigro, Laurier and Ca’ Momi Chardonnay, and their wonderful Bordeauxs!
I had the pleasure of speaking with this new owner at Matt’s in Lewes last week and he said the wine selection will be good! We had a little chat agreeing that inexpensive wine need not be expensive and what a shame it was that 1776 serves Liberty Creek and Fish On! Domino as house wines. Looking forward to The Pines!