The Latest Buzz from the Delaware Beaches
If the “flop,” the “turn,” and the “river” mean anything to you, then you’ll be pleased to know that Poker at the Beach has moved into a bigger and better location at Beach Plaza, close to the Rehoboth Diner. I think the coolest thing about PATB is that they are a fundraiser for Sussex County charities. The charities receive the proceeds from the games and the players keep all their winnings. You can play Texas Hold Em or Blackjack seven nights a week; Sunday, June 27 benefits the Metropolitan Community Church.
New on the shopping front is McKenzie Fae Accessories which offers women’s clothing and accessories (next to Hobo’s on Baltimore Ave). I’ve been wondering what in the world was going into the two shops next to Bead Therapy on First Street with all the interesting stuff in the windows. Turns out it’s seedleSs, which according to their website, offers clothing and gear for skateboard, surfing, snowboarding, reggae, hip hop, punk rock and beyond. In the same block, The Original Lingo Market has reopened and continues to offer their amazing storemade pastries, and breads (which I believe comes from Uptown Bakers in the DC area).
Just across the street is Lily Thai, which in addition to their liquor license now has a completely revamped and expanded menu with over 100 items including a section titled Curries. Since we don’t have an Indian restaurant in Rehoboth just yet, my taste buds are delighted to see this new addition.
The 21st Annual Lewes Garden Tour is June 18 and the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival is June 25-26, also in Lewes. I went to one of the sea glass festivals two years ago, and while buying sea glass jewelry was great fun, watching the experts identify unusual pieces of sea glass was even more interesting. These people are amazing.
Four of the five new restaurants on Wilmington are now open and I read that Cypress (which offers Cajun and Creole cuisine) plans to open a side entrance so people with dogs can enter from the street directly to the patio. This is for patrons with pets who actually know how to behave in these type of settings unlike my two terrors, the newest of which we’ve dubbed “the Tasmanian Devil.”
If film is your thing, bring out your inner “Ebert” at the free showings offered by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society as they screen independent films and documentaries for possible placement in their fall film festival. You’ll be asked to complete a rating form, and if you like, join in a post film discussion.
For the more “thoughtful” among us, the Rehoboth Beach Library is now offering Socrates Café, part of a worldwide gathering where people get together to discuss and exchange ideas on philosophical and existential questions. The Lewes library is offering free concerts in the park every Tuesday; writing workshops every Wednesday; and a Spanish conversation group every Thursday. Check out Lib.de.us for online cookbooks, foreign language programs, 700 newspapers, and over 2000 magazines, i.e. Consumer Reports. Delaware libraries rock!
Two good reasons to make like a tourist and head over to the Rehoboth Beach Visitors Center are the new 2011-2012 Dining Guide which includes menus from almost 30 area restaurants and the Great Walks and Trails Guide offering great info on hiking and biking trails in Sussex County. Both are free.
Deb Griffin is a real estate agent living full time at the beach with her honey bunny, Greer, and two Jack Russell terrors. Email Deb Griffin