It's year SIXTEEN of the Buzz, baby! Let's get the New Year started!
Bodhi Kitchen is coming to the former Square One Martini Bar space on 1st Street in downtown ReHo. It’s going to be Asian Street Food with a focus on popular favorites. The Second Block Hospitality Group that brought us Drift is completely gutting the property and refacing the exterior. Fingers crossed for an April opening.
Fun breakfast. Fun brunch. Fun lunch! The Dewey Post is a surprise and delight on every level. With its navy and white casual coastal decor, to the display cases sourced from a peanut roaster who operated on the Wildwood, NJ, boardwalk in the 1860s; this is NOT your typical breakfast place. We're talking WAFFLE BOARDS people! Peach and Ricotta brioche! Apple pie French toast! Now I'm drooling on my keyboard which hasn't happened for quite some time. Lunch items and cocktails too. What's not to love?
New restaurants continue - Crushers is taking over the Port 251 space next to Catchers with Cup’r Cone homemade ice cream opening in the old shaved ice stand in the parking lot. Crushers will feature crabs, crushes, seafood, burgers and wings. This is the latest venture for Bryan Derrickson who also owns Conch Island Key West Bar and Grill, and The Hideout Arcade Bar & Grille.
TikiJac's Street Eats & Brews (former Nicola Pizza space on Rehoboth Avenue) is aiming for an opening yet this month, according to their FB page and website. This one is brought to you by Chris and Anthony Jacona, who own the Sea Hogg food truck, Zogg's Raw Bar & Grill, Zogg’s Rum Shack, the Wheelhouse, and Bushels Crab House. TikiJac's has been featuring some potential menu items at Zogg's - the Street Corn Succotash (fire roasted street corn, zucchini, pole bean, tomato, hatch chili chimichurri couscous finished with marinated & grilled portobello and broccoli rabe and avocado lime crème and deep fried cotija cheese) on their FB page looked amazing!
The smaller Nicola space around the corner on 1st Street, is being completely renovated and will return as Downtown Blues, a sister restaurant to Bethany Blues, with a seafood twist.
No one loves a good Bloody Mary more than yours truly, so I finally made a visit to Devil Dave's (next to the Rehoboth Beach library). What fun! There's so much more to this store than Bloody Mary mixes. They have drinkware, hot sauces, coaster, condiments, dog toys, hilarious socks and accoutrement - AND they really know their stuff. They introduced me to the Bloody Mary Enthusiasts Unite! FB page of the Drunken Tomato (basically the Oscars in the Bloody Mary world). Cheers!
Made my first visit to the Guanacos Melting Pot, the food trailer in front of the Fractured Prune on Route 1 in Rehoboth, and YUM! There’s street corn, street tacos, pupusas and burritos, and the owners couldn’t be nicer. We really liked the bean and cheese pupusas, which were ginormous. The accompanying curtido (a pickled cabbage relish) was sublime; best I’ve ever had. I understand the short rib tacos are amazing. Open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, with breakfast served 7 a.m. to noon on the weekends.
Zava Cafe opened a second location in Milton at 102 Federal Street, the former FoxHole location. The owners plan to keep both locations – Milton will be the main spot, while Rehoboth will be open mainly during the summer and on weekends. Zava offers a full breakfast and lunch menu with waffles, bagels, smoothies, omelets, paninis and salads. The Milton location will include a full bar.
Be bold. Get cold. Registration for the 2023 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge Sunday, Feb 5, is open on the Special Olympics Delaware website. The initial plunge in 1992 saw 78 people jump into the water which raised $7,000, while in 2022, over 3000 plunged, raising over a million dollars. All monies support the 4,200 athletes with Special Olympics Delaware.
As a Realtor, I'm always looking for unique client gifts. A recent find that's been a huge hit, is First State Charcuterie. Their boards are absolutely gorgeous, and recipients have been very pleased. I'm excited to announce that FSC will open a storefront in Frankford which will include retail shopping, and in-store events along with their current services. Go Jenna!
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus presents Hooray for Hollywood! Music from the Movies, Feb 17-19. Tickets on sale now.
Hammer & Stain, (which offers instructor-led DIY workshops where you create wall worthy arts & other crafts) is bringing music into the mix. Check out all the fun classes on their website - Resin Jewelry class with Moms Who Make Sht is sold out, but the title made me laugh!
Tickets are now on sale for the Rally For Our First Responders, May 20 at Hudson Fields, featuring food trucks, local beers and live music. If you buy two tickets, you get one free (offer ends Apr 20).
Registration night is Feb 1 for Lefty's Bowling League, and their Silent Disco returns Jan 27.
A new Buffalo Wild Wings is coming to Milford – about 4,500 square feet with a patio.
Story time is headed back to Kids’Ketch starting January 23rd! It will be at 11 a.m. on Mondays.
2023 CAMP Rehoboth Women’s FEST returns April 27-30, featuring entertainers, dances, sports events, an expo, an auction, health information and screenings, and more. A key part of Women’s FEST is sports. Planned activities include golf, pickleball, cornhole, and the popular Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, a fundraising event that benefits Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition programs.
The Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth will present a Fine Art and Craft Show on April 6.
Did you know at the Lewes Library you can play Italian card games like Briscola or Scopa the first and third Mondays of the month? (You don’t have to know how to play – they will teach you!) That twice a month you can get free tech help with your tablets, phones and computers? That there’s a club where the group selects a cookbook, and each participant chooses a recipe from it to prepare and share at the meeting? All that and more - check it out now!
Speaking of the Lewes Library, a vintage caboose is now on display on a piece of track adjacent to the library. The 1917 Pennsylvania Railroad caboose is the first of three pieces to be displayed; an engine is coming as well! The rail line in Lewes dates back to the 1850s and was decommissioned in 2018.
The First Annual Chocolate Crawl will be held in downtown Rehoboth on April 15. Participating establishments will offer bite-sized chocolate surprises. Taste your way through town while sampling candy, ice cream, baked goods, coffees, beers, and cocktails before voting for your favorites.
Congrats to our very own Dru Tervis for winning the Holiday Baking Championship!
Gaia’s Organic Grocery opened on Forgotten Mile in the former Good Earth Market space.
Beebe will take over the Weis space behind the Sea Shell Shop on Route 1. I know we were all wishing for a Trader Joe's.
Friendly Flowers in Milton is introducing a new line of locally made baked goods. These goodies will be offered weekly at the shop, and available for delivery through DoorDash.
Influencer Alexis Harris is putting the spotlight on Delaware. Love her energy!
A three-story building will take the place of the former Grotto Pizza in Dewey Beach, with four townhouse units and four retail spaces.
We now have Buzz merch! Pick one of two designs, then choose from twenty different tee shirts, hats and totes. Get Buzzed!
For years I have taken the most incredible classes through the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, and am in the process of finishing a novel. I'm now learning the business side of becoming an author (query letters, agents, publishers and more). If that interests you, please feel free to join me as I venture down that rabbit hole. You can follow my IG page or check out my writer's website. Write on!
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