a(Muse), Cabo, Cho, & More!
FEST! FEST! It’s the BEST! We’re just one week away from CAMP Rehoboth’s Women’s FEST so get your tickets today!
So what’s new? In Rehoboth, on Baltimore Avenue check out the Anita Peghini-Raber Gallery, a new art gallery in the former Symmetry space. Also, Fusion is now open across from Proud Books and offers fitness apparel. Sadly, Café Solé has closed for good, but there’s a new restaurant coming! According to RehobothFoodie.com, Hari Cameron, the chef at Nage will open a(Muse) in the Café Solé space. Rumor has it that David Engel, our favorite leopard-coiffed bartender (formerly of La La Land and Espuma) will be joining Hari.
Hopping over to Wilmington Avenue, the Porcini House will become Cabo, a Mexican restaurant-tequila bar featuring tapa-style dishes. I’ve always loved the space, especially the roof top deck, so I’m excited to see what Cabo will bring to the table!
Have heard, but can’t yet confirm, that we’re getting a new bar in the former Nourish market space on Rehoboth Avenue (close to Route 1). I think the name will be Big Sissy or Sissies, depending on who you ask! Either way, it sounds fun!
Out on Route 1, Charcoal Grill is now open in the shopping center behind the Sea Shell Shop. Next to the just opened Merle Norman in the Shoppes of Camelot will be a store for kids that will offer haircuts, toys, apparel and more. Further north on the east side of Route 1 in the Beach Plaza shopping center that houses Poker at the Beach and Bonwich Café will be The Linen Outlet. Their sign is up but they are not yet open.
The Panera Bread building is coming along nicely (across from Starbucks and Pier 1). I spoke to the manager at the Salisbury Panera Bread, and he said they plan to have the new location open by Memorial Day.
The sign is now up for Sushi Heaven in Lewes, next to Bling Salon. They plan to be open by the time you read this! Surf Bagel is expanding into the space to the right of the entrance which will double their seating capacity.
Lewes Pizza moved to a location closer to Dairy Queen and in their former space will be DaVinci’s Pizzeria Italian Restaurante (according to the sign). East of Maui’s Lewes location, right by the beach, will be open soon and will offer a huge selection of kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Paddle boards are wider and more stable than surf boards and I read that about 95% of people who try it are able to stand up on the first time out. I’m definitely down to give it a try!
If you haven’t taken a drive to The Kitchen at Paynter’s Mill in Milton, please do! We’ve been several times now and the food is fantastic! I highly recommend the Tortellini with Gorgonzola, Walnuts, and Butternut Squash and my honey loves the meatloaf (says it’s the best she’s had at the beach). Last night seven of us descended on the place and every dish got rave reviews!
A couple of addtional calendar highlights: April 12-15 is the Lewes Tulip Festival, April 21 brings Margaret Cho to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, and Jerry’s Girls at CAMP Rehoboth, April 27-29.
Margaret Cho said, “I urge you all today, especially today during these times of chaos and war, to love yourself without reservations and to love each other without restraint. Unless you’re into leather.” And on that note….
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