Pirate Sails, Powwows, and Shopping at the Beach
Shopaholics beware! I have several new temptations for you including DKNY, Escada, and the Coach Men’s Factory, all located in Tanger Midway. Also new to Tanger are the U.S. Polo Association, K Coast Surf Shop Outlet, and Soma Intimates.
I’m a big fan of thrift stores as well, and was pleased to see the Second Glance Resale Shop added to our local line up; opening in the huge space vacated by Payless Furniture in Peddlers Village. Where better to start piecing together your Halloween creation?
On the food front, we’re already playing musical restaurants on Wilmington Avenue. The new-this-year Cosmopolitan Grill has just closed and in its place will be the Shorebreak Lodge offering items like Crawfish Gnocchi and Cheese, Grilled and Chilled Escolar, Crab Ceviche, and more. JAM Bistro has reopened in the long, shuttered Camel’s Hump on Baltimore Avenue and has been packed every time I’ve cruised by. Love seeing all the outdoor seating! Over in Lewes, Annabella’s (known for its Italian menu) is now offering pizza as well. I didn’t think with all the pizza in this town, I’d be that impressed, but these pies are fine, honey. I totally recommend you try them. Also in Lewes, T. S. Smith & Sons has opened a fresh produce store supplied directly from their 800 acre farm. Stoney Lonen is opening a second location in Millsboro with the same Irish pub menu offered at their Rehoboth location. A rumor that I haven’t been able to verify yet (but coming from a very good source) is that the Superfresh (across from the Midway theaters) will become a Harris Teeter this fall.
Take a break from the wining and dining and head over to the Rehoboth Art League Members’ Outdoor Show August 13-14 and again August 20-21. More than 100 fine arts and craftsfolk are exhibiting and I can guarantee you won’t walk away empty handed.
Or how about a Powwow? The Nanticoke Indians were the earliest settlers of Sussex County and the annual Nanticoke Powwow takes place September 10-11 in Millsboro, offering Native American crafts and dancing demonstrations.
The Kalmar Nyckel, an authentic recreation of those gorgeous, tall ships of the 1700s, has sailed into Lewes and will be there through Monday, September 5. Visitors can choose an evening or day sail, or embark on a special pirate sail. I did the sail a few years ago, and the ship is just magnificent!
Kershaw Acres opened in July in Milton. It’s a full-service, 10 acre equine facility and offers horseback riding for all ages and abilities.
I spent several hours last evening enjoying all that Baltimore Avenue has to offer including the fabulous live Legends Show at the Blue Moon (no lip sync here, dear!) I’d like to give a shout out to my wonderfully talented friend, Mark Robinson, who appears in the show as either Neil Diamond or Neil Sedaka. It’s an amazing show, and it’s free! And if you manage to have one cosmo too many, Chase Car Designated Driver Services will take you and your car home for a very reasonable fee. Be safe out there!
Deb Griffin is a real estate agent living full time at the beach with her honey bunny, Greer, and a Jack Russell terror named Rosie. Email Deb Griffin