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The Best … Bolognese Sauce

/ Updated on October 1, 2019

Ever since celebrated New York chef/restaurateur Ciro Verdi joined forces with Ciprietti and crew at Touch of Italy (he has since moved on), TOI’s bolognese has been my favorite. I even get it on the Chicken Parm. Go figure. BUT … Continue reading

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The best … Chicken Cheesesteak

/ Updated on January 30, 2018

A Chicken Cheesesteak is a delicate balance of chicken that is chunky enough to not turn to mush when grilled, but not so chunky that it becomes a grilled chicken sandwich. And two local shops are neck-‘n’-neck for the title … Continue reading

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The Best … Iced Tea

/ Updated on August 21, 2014

Well that’s a toss-up, and both of the winners are from two of our quality chain operations here in Rehoboth Beach. The very best iced tea is the Black Iced Tea, unsweetened, from Starbuck’s. And beware! It packs a punch. … Continue reading

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The Best … Crab Cake

/ Updated on February 22, 2020

I know, them’s fightin’ words. People get as wound up about crab cakes as they do about pizza. And I’ve got the abusive emails and idiotic Facebook posts to prove it. But that’s OK…at least I’ve got people thinking about … Continue reading

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The Best … Club Sandwich

/ Updated on February 22, 2020

Gourmand, critic and educator James Beard said it best: “Too few people understand a really good sandwich.” So true. And one of the most important sandwiches is the club sandwich, where the construction (nothing should stick out from the sides … Continue reading

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The Best … Gumbo

/ Updated on February 22, 2020

Po’Boys Creole & Fresh Catch in Milton, hands down. However, from time to time, Chef Rich Steele or his son/Chef Ryan will whip up a batch at Cafe Azafran in downtown Rehoboth Beach.

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The Best … Stringbean Side

/ Updated on August 21, 2014

This is another toss-up. The Café Azafrán Haricots Verts (with toasted hazelnuts and gorgonzola) on Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach are neck ‘n’ neck with the Sauteed String Beans at Confucius on Wilmington Avenue. Both are delicious. So get both. … Continue reading

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The Best … Idiotic Comments (so far)

/ Updated on February 22, 2020

1. Guest to Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria manager after finishing her meal: “I’m disappointed. I thought it would be more like Taco Bell.” 2. Post on Facebook after a link that CLEARLY identifies the restaurant depicted a photo: “What restaurant … Continue reading

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The Best … Fried Chicken

/ Updated on February 22, 2020

Other than the Foodie’s famous Southern Buttermilk Fried Chicken (only available to a select few…take a look at the photo), the best fried chicken dishes are, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: (1) Cottage Cafe in Bethany Beach (only on Tuesday nights … Continue reading

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The Best … Pizza

/ Updated on February 22, 2020

This is a hard one. Like many regional favorites, pizza tastes and styles vary. And people really get wrapped up in the subject. In fact, some twit on Facebook angrily accused me of “appeasing the corporate giants” because I wrote … Continue reading

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