Hello Buzz Readers! Hang in there. We got this.
Funny thought. You live in a place where people vacay, because there are so many fun things to do; but, you never do them because, well, you live here. If you're like me, you mean to go, you really do. And you say you’ll get around to it, but of course, you don’t. When I lived in DC, the only time I visited the White House, or went to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving to watch them print money, was when guests insisted. And I loved it.
I never go to Funland
unless my friends drag me, then I wonder why I waited because Skee Ball is awesome, and that Whack-A-Mole sh*t is addicting. (Funland opens Mother's Day weekend, BTW). Jody D made me take the pontoon boat ride into the cypress forest at Trap Pond
IN THE DARK, which was crazy fun; have also done axe throwing at Lefty’s
, toured the Dogfish brewery
, climbed up the steampunk sculpture, and lots more, thanks to everyone else.
Even scoring a reservation for the rooftop deck at The Cultured Pearl
had eluded me, because it would require more planning than I’m used to. But new friends insisted, so we did, and it - was - magical! Perfect weather to sit under the pergola, white curtains waving, water flowing all around (yes, there is water up there, and maybe koi too); while sipping my Kappa Tini. Friends raved about the surf and turf specials, the scallops, and the calamari app, while I was in culinary heaven with my Java Curry. Thank you owners Susan and Robert Wood, for creating such a delightful experience.
While I’m in a tasteful mood, let me tell you to run, don’t walk, to the new Square One Grill
and order the Happy Cauliflower (ridiculously good) while you peruse the martini menu (30+ choices). The Cheese and Charcuterie boards are yum and uber generous, the Mushroom Risotto is sublime, and friends rave about the Kobe burger, the Lobster Skins, and the Bayskins (jumbo lump crab meat). And Fluffy is behind the bar. What's not to love?
Finally made it to Federal Fritter
and YOWZA! I can hardly type about this without drooling on my keyboard. Tried five different ones, both sweet and savory, and the Corn Fritter (made from freshly shucked Delmarva corn) was my absolute fave. (the artichokes and the BBQ Cauliflower were a close second!) They are adding new sandwiches, pastas, and salads to the menu weekly, so go on now! Tell owner Ellen the Buzz sent you.
Bramble & Brine returns to the Buttery
in Lewes. Lot and lots of cool stuff planned for that gorgeous Victorian (aka the Trader Mansion) including a Brine room, an Aviary, and brunch every day. Go Megan!
The new POND
is now open, and it's big and fun with plenty of free parking. Woo hoo! Kudos to Pete, Davey and the gang - good food and the service was excellent. Lots of fun new menu items too. Best cheesesteak at the beach, according to my other.
walking food tours resume in May – some dates already sold out – sample five restaurants while enjoying a stroll around downtown Rehoboth. This is year NINE for the tours, a recipient of the Southern Delaware Tourism Award - enjoy!
If you haven't had your vaccinations, or you're just not ready to venture out, FEAR NOT! All the restaurants I've mentioned offer takeout, INCLUDING THE MARTINIS! Outdoor dining and to-go drinks have the Governor's thumbs up thru March 2022.
So the south side of Rehoboth Ave has been busy, busy, busy! At 200 Rehoboth Ave, Coastal Hobo
has a window full of fun things tempting you inside for some serious retail therapy; right next door will be CareForceMD
, a new walk in clinic; At 234 Rehoboth there's now a sign in the window announcing the Sussex Public House
gastropub. Their FB page states they'll have 19 taps for crafts and microbrews; a scratch kitchen with no borders; classic cocktails and live music. 236 Rehoboth Avenue will be the new home for Sunny Bay Cafe
, which the Rehoboth Foodie says will be open for breakfast
as well as lunch and dinner.
Chesapeake & Maine
has reopened with an online ordering for curbside pick-up; revamped bar seating, and more draft lines. Specials include: $15 whole Maine lobsters every day; Wednesday nights – $6 crab cakes and $10 crab cake sandwiches; Monday-Friday happy hour from 4-6 p.m - 25% off appetizers, half-priced draft beers, select wines and cocktails too.
Across the street, Port 251
is back in action with an amazing new menu including crispy lobster deviled eggs and Big Girl Margaritas!
Over on Baltimore the sign is up for Somewhere
(in the former Iguana Grill space); which plans to offer local coffee, creative brunches, dinner & over-the-top desserts
is only taking HALF of the old kMart space... what's on the other side? Hearing rumors, but nothing confirmed. Will keep you posted.
Just push PLAY! Tickets are now on sale for many of the events at The Freeman Arts Pavilion
; performances include Indigo Girls, Jake Owen, Clint Black, REO Speedwagon, Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Train, Foreigner, Earth, Wind & Fire and many, MANY more!
Milton will host a monthly event called Tour 684
, which features local vendors, arts, crafts and musicians.
A sampling of upcoming events:
May 1-25 - Peninsula Gallery presents "I Am Woman
" Art Exhibition
The Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation
is a Delaware nonprofit that gives scholarships to women in need. They also pair these women up with one-on-one mentors - women who have graduated from college - to help them get to the graduation finish line, since many of them are the first in their families to go to college. They are looking for more scholars and mentors – for more info – click here
Cracked phone? Check out Rehoboth Beach Phone Repair
in Tanger Seaside. They also carry more than 1000 cases (that is not a typo); cords, headphones and more. Also new to Seaside, The Country Store
features a mix of items from more than 65 local vendors, artisans, wholesalers and more.
Talk to any real estate agent you know, and they will tell you this is positively, absolutely the very best time to sell, sell, sell! We’ve never seen a market like this. Multiple offers, $$ over asking, with no contingencies. If you are considering putting your home on the market, contact your favorite agent NOW
. Hopefully, that will be me :) Thanks everyone, for your consideration. (If your home is listed with another broker, please know this is not a solicitation of that listing).
A portion of my real estate commissions go to support Best Friends in Utah, which is the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for animals.