Irish Eyes MILTON 10/23

/ Updated on September 26, 2021

Join 2nd Time Around band for their (triumphant) return to Irish Eyes MILTON on Saturday October 23! Dine, dance and drink in downtown Milton.

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Chef/Owner Kevin Reading

/ September 18, 2021

Catch up on what Espuma & Nage founder Kevin Reading is up to now! This guy is the Energizer Bunny. CLICK HERE to read my latest Cape Gazette column.

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Seafood Shack now DRIFT

/ Updated on September 15, 2021

You can’t miss the extensive construction that’s been happening on the old Seafood Shack building in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The building hails from around the late 1800s and served as one of the original camp houses used for prayer meetings. … Continue reading

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Honor First Responders Friday

/ Updated on September 18, 2021

Join the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at their Let Us Do Good Gala Ball on September 17th at Fort Miles in Lewes! Entertainment will be by 2nd Time Around band, and there will be delicious catering from none other than … Continue reading

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Bluesapalooza 9/21

/ Updated on September 24, 2021

Bluesapalooza is BACK on Tuesday, 9/21 from 5-9 at Bethany Blues Lewes! LIVE music! Great specials! And part of the proceeds go to benefit Nemours AI DuPont Hospital for children. We’ll see you there!

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Meet the Noodle Brothers + Fun with Sky Brady

/ Updated on September 26, 2021

This Saturday 10/2 on 92.7FM meet celebrated chef  & restaurateur Hari Cameron and his equally creative brother Orion. Together they have created the Grandpa MAC concept, dishing up house-made mac & cheese dishes, salads, soups and other goodies at very … Continue reading

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Enjoy Dog Days Saturday

/ Updated on September 19, 2021

Inn the Doghouse Guesthouse presents Milton’s annual Dog Days Festival! It’s up and running for this Saturday, September 18th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sand Street in Milton! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MAL AND ANNETTE DESCRIBE THIS … Continue reading

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Run, Walk or Crooked Crawl 10/2

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 2 at Crooked Hammock Brewery, be a part of the Ashley Furio 5K Run/Walk/Crawl featuring an extensive breakfast buffet immediately after the race! Don’t want to be in the race, but still want to contribute? Get a … Continue reading

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On the Radio Last Week…

/ Updated on September 26, 2021

Did you miss last week’s broadcast? Click the highlighted text to hear the segment podcasts. Each one lasts about 39 minutes. Segments 1 and 2 each feature a 40-minute uninterrupted musical show from upstate favorites Club Phred in this installment … Continue reading

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What’s Traffic Like?

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

Check out this cool new website with LIVE cameras – with nice big images – all along Coastal Highway! CLICK HERE TO TAKE A LOOK!

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The Foodie Digest is FREE

/ Updated on September 14, 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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Starboard CLAW on the way

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

The Rehoboth Foodie is pleased to be one of the first to tell you that the old Hammerheads in Dewey beach will become Starboard CLAW in late spring 2022! Steve “Monty” Montgomery and his partners have purchased the property across … Continue reading

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Win Free Food

/ Updated on September 14, 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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It’s all about service

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

The scramble for good restaurant help (and help in any local business, actually) continues. In his latest Cape Gazette column, The Rehoboth Foodie has some suggestions for servers to maximize their tips and help the reputation of their restaurant. SEE … Continue reading

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A bit of RB dining history…

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

Remember LaLa Land? How about Sir Guy’s? If so (…or even if you don’t), you’ll find my recent Cape Gazette column interesting. READ IT HERE

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Taste a Thirst Extinguisher 10/2-3

/ September 4, 2021

Visit any one of the 2021 Lewes Fire Dept. Thirst Extinguisher Partners on Saturday, Oct. 2 and/or Sunday, Oct. 3 and order their signature Thirst Extinguisher cocktail! A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Lewes Fire Dept.! … Continue reading

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Casapulla’s Sub Shop

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

My first review of this sandwich shop was in September, 2009. Figured it might be time for an update. Interestingly, this place is so consistent and reliable that, other than the minor change in their name, I had to rewrite … Continue reading

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DPA Honors Foodie Radio

/ Updated on September 14, 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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Sticky Rice

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

If you like Thai food the way Thai food is supposed to be made, then you’ll love Sawanya Conway’s tiny storefront near Capriotti’s on Savannah Road in Lewes. Sticky Rice does it right with a Thai tapas concept that lets … Continue reading

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NEW Taco Reho: Sneak Peek!

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

Check out my latest Cape Gazette column to get the lowdown on the NEW brick & mortar Taco Reho under construction in the old Burger King spot on Coastal Highway! CLICK HERE

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Matt Kern @ One Coastal

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

James Beard nominated chef Matt Kern, formerly of Heirloom restaurant in Lewes, is now the head chef at One Coastal in Fenwick. He’ll make a great addition to Carlie & crew!

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Thank your Server

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

Check out my latest Cape Gazette column – written in the first-person about dedicated restaurant servers, bartenders, etc. CLICK HERE TO READ IT

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Remembering Nancy

/ Updated on September 14, 2021

Well-known restaurateur and friend Nancy Wolfe Wayson was taken from us way too soon. READ ABOUT HER HERE

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A study in subs, hoagies, etc.

/ August 20, 2021

Check out my rather silly but a bit informative column from this week’s Beach Paper. READ IT HERE

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Like BBQ? Check this out!

/ Updated on August 31, 2021

Read my latest Beach Paper column about BBQ, its history, styles and where to get some of the best around! CLICK HERE TO READ

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Lighthouse Reopens

/ Updated on August 31, 2021

TKO Hospitality and Lighthouse Cove Development Co. are pleased to announce that the Lighthouse, behind the Hyatt Dewey Beach on Dickinson Avenue, is OPEN FOR BUSINESS as of July 29th! It’s even bigger and better, with a new kitchen, a … Continue reading

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Cut them some slack…

/ Updated on August 31, 2021

Restaurants are still in crisis – they are “allowed” to be open, but they can’t find help. And we all know why. Read my latest Beach Paper column entitled, “Relax. We’re doing the best we can.”

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Harvest Tide Bethany OPEN

/ Updated on August 31, 2021

Danio and Enrique Somoza of Coastline Restaurant Group have announced the grand 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 … Continue reading

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EatingRehoboth going strong

/ Updated on August 14, 2021

The award-winning EatingRehoboth restaurant tours are up and running! Bookings are available for Sundays through Thanksgiving weekend. IF YOU RECEIVED A GIFT CARD LAST YEAR FOR THE CANCELLED TOURS, NOW’S THE TIME TO REDEEM YOUR CERTIFICATE AND JOIN US! Get … Continue reading

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Find the hidden gems

/ August 5, 2021

This week’s Beach Paper column singles out some particularly good hidden gems to our west, the north and to the south. READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE!

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RBHS & Dine-A-Rama

/ Updated on September 19, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society is pleased to announce a unique promotion to support downtown restaurants, while backing the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Called “Dine-a-Rama,” the raffle is supported by Society board members who purchased gift … Continue reading

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Ocho Rios (Ocean City)

/ Updated on August 14, 2021

You only have to travel as far south as Ocean City, Md. to get a taste of authentic Jamaican food. Ocho Rios is a recently opened, tiny storefront tucked behind the 7-11 at the corner of 120th and Coastal Highway. … Continue reading

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Lewes: A Foodie Flyover

/ July 23, 2021

Check out some of the foodie favorites in Lewes! Click HERE to read my latest Beach Paper column.

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Read about that magic char

/ July 17, 2021

If you love, pizza, you probably love wood-fired pizza. In last week’s Cape Gazette column, I elaborate on the art and science of brick-oven pies – and where they can be found! CLICK HERE to read the article.

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Y’don’t HAVE to be from Jersey

/ Updated on July 30, 2021

Ever had Taylor Pork Roll? This week’s Beach Paper column affords a peek behind the scenes at this popular breakfast (lunch & dinner) meat! READ IT HERE!

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Grove Market (Bishopville, Md.)

/ Updated on July 30, 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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Hope Floats 7/24

/ Updated on July 25, 2021

Be part of the Children’s Beach House gala fundraiser Hope Floats happening on Saturday, July 24th at the beautiful Children’s Beach House facility on the bay in Lewes. Freedom Boat Club has donated multiple boat rides for the kids, then … Continue reading

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Keep your visitors eating

/ July 10, 2021

Check out my annual “Care and Feeding of your Summer Visitors” column in this week’s Cape Gazette. A few local suggestions to keep your beloved friends and family out of the house!   :o) CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

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Cheesesteaks at the Beach

/ July 8, 2021

Like cheesesteaks? Check out my latest column in the weekly Beach Paper to get an idea of what’s happening locally with this Philly favorite!

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Check out New Eateries

/ July 8, 2021

We might have lost a few, but there are some new places that you have to try! Read my Cape Gazette column from last week to find out who, where and when!

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Cava, the People’s ‘Champagne’

/ Updated on July 14, 2021

Well, now I have done it; I committed a cardinal wine sin … I referred to the Spanish sparkling wine, Cava, as “Champagne”! I may be hauled off by the wine police for committing this terrible crime. Truth be told, … Continue reading

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Federal Bistro & Fritter Shop

/ Updated on July 14, 2021

Federal Bistro & Fritter Shop 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 … Continue reading

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Bad meal? Don’t blame the supplier!

/ Updated on July 14, 2021

“We just deliver the ingredients. What the restaurant does with them is their business.” So says Guy Weber, purveyor of restaurant foods. And he’s right. CLICK HERE to see why.

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Bon Appétit

/ Updated on July 14, 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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Counting House CLOSED

/ Updated on July 1, 2021

I am very sad to report that The Brick Hotel will be closing as of August 28, 2021. The Counting House is already closed as of June 26th. The building will become the state’s new offices of the Department of … Continue reading

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Kathy Lamb Art at Back Porch!

/ Updated on July 14, 2021

Artist Kathy Lamb will display her artwork starting on June 18th until July 15th at Back Porch Cafe. Her work embodies charcoal, shadow boxes, soft pastels and water colors. Kathy has talent across many mediums, so drop by Back Porch, … Continue reading

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Honey’s #3 in OC

/ Updated on July 1, 2021

Petru Cornescu, Haken Ak and partners have opened yet another Honey’s Farm Fresh breakfast/lunch restaurant in Ocean City, Md. at 2500 Philadelphia Avenue (just north of Phillips). We’re going to check it out and post some photos, though I suspect … Continue reading

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Crabmeat Shortage is Real

/ Updated on July 1, 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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It’s all about the team

/ Updated on July 1, 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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Sunny Bay Cafe OPEN

/ Updated on July 1, 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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Sussex Public House OPEN

/ Updated on July 1, 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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DiFebo’s Market Bethany

/ Updated on July 14, 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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Strange Spirits in Smyrna

/ Updated on June 14, 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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Chocolate Wave OPEN

/ Updated on June 14, 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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Remember Planet X?

/ Updated on June 14, 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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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 June 14, 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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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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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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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 August 31, 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 August 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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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 July 25, 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 July 14, 2021

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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