Drink up! It’s our “adult beverages” issue and we’ve got you covered, whatever you choose to imbibe.
Maybe you avoid alcohol? No worries! Julian Harbaugh has a great mocktail recipe in their LGBTQ+ YA column. Find refreshment sipping an Elderflower Lemon Basil concoction. Or how about just water—maybe with some added electrolytes? Pattie Cinelli offers hints on when that addition might be wise, as well as providing a recipe for her favorite fortified drink—one that has no added sugar, chemicals, artificial colors, or flavors.
And if you enjoy the occasional tipple? Rich Barnett offers an “intro to bitter cocktails” in CAMP Stories. Read it and you’ll be all set to fully enjoy your apéritif bitters and cocktail bitters—the latter with ice, no matter what the bartender may suggest. Looking to try something brand new? See CAMP Cheers for The Wilson, a new cocktail (and mocktail) developed by the Back Porch’s bartender, Bee Nield, in honor of artist Tom Wilson’s exhibit at the Biggs Museum in Dover. (Wilson and the Back Porch go ‘way back; read all about it in our August issue.)
It might be good to eat a little something along with those drinks, alcohol or no. Ed Castelli offers a terrific (and terrifically easy!) bean dish in Sea Salt Table. Can’t face even that amount of cooking? See Michael Gilles’s Dining Out for a recommended destination: The Pines sounds wonderful, in more ways than one.
Maybe, however reluctantly, you realize you’d best push away from that bar or table and get out and do something? Try disc golf! JuneRose Futcher writes all about it in Be a Sport!. Our own Cape Henlopen State Park boasts one of the earliest-established disc golf courses in the US; it was built in 1978.
Just up for a walk? There’s one for a great cause coming our way: AIDS Walk Delaware Steps Up and Steps Out on Saturday, September 17, in Rehoboth and Wilmington. Glen Pruitt tells us how we can participate.
Also coming in September: SUNFESTIVAL! Offering two days packed with entertainment, dances, auctions, and a 5k run, this Labor Day weekend fun-fest is the perfect way to wrap up summer. See pages 8, 12 and 13 for details and make plans to join the festivities.
Last—but far from least—Letters pays homage this issue to Oliver, of CAMP Critters, and (posthumously) to Lucy, of Beth Shockley’s new column, Outlook, in honor of International Cat Day (August 8). Meet these fabulous felines and offer the cats in your own lives a few extra pets in celebration. ▼