Beach. Eat. Shop. Repeat.
All right my little beach bunnies, let’s recap recent area additions and see what else is new for you!
August 3 is the 35th Annual Sandcastle Contest held at the north end of the Boardwalk; and honey, this ain’t yo momma’s sandcastle! These are gorgeous sculptures that amaze and delight peeps of all ages. That’s followed by the annual CAMP Rehoboth Bachelor Auction at Aqua starting at 4 p.m. Later that evening is the annual Beach Ball benefit for The Rehoboth Beach Museum at King’s Creek Country Club. Over in Lewes check out the Kalmar Nyckel docked at the Ferry terminal from August 4 through September 2. This is a wonderful replication of the tall ship that sailed from Sweden to the Wilmington, Delaware area in 1638. You can take the deck tour or go out for a two hour sail, then have lunch overlooking the Bay at On the Rocks restaurant, also at the terminal. The weekend of August 10-11 is the start of the 40th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show at the Rehoboth Art League, one of my personal faves.
Moving on to the eating portion of Buzzworthy, we’ll start in Lewes this time where readers are raving about the new menu at JD’s Filling Station. The new Cakebreak is still under construction and will be located next to Striper Bites. If you haven’t been to Second Street lately, check out Edie Bees for gourmet candy, and just around the corner try the lovely Nectar Café and Juice Bar with fun, contemporary French country décor and delicious food. If you’re like me, you’ve been to Notting Hill for coffee and scones, but have you seen their lunch menu? They have a huge selection of sandwiches and wraps and sometimes quiche as well.
On the Route 1 corridor, don’t forget that Surf Bagel is now open for dinner. In the Superfresh shopping center, sweetFrog frozen yogurt is now open and Jersey Mike’s Subs should be open any day now. Next to Outlet Liquors is the new Touch of Italy restaurant which just opened July 19. The restaurant/ deli/bar has 100+ seats and features pizza and calzones from their wood burning oven. Behind Bin 66 Fine Wine and Spirits (another Best of Delaware winner), is the Good Earth Market natural foods store. I visited them recently and they have a wonderful selection of organic foods and other goodies.
Heading downtown Rehoboth, some new additions are The Crab Trap and the Surf N Bull. Frogg Pond rebranded as The Pond Bar and Grill, and Modern Mixture, and Semra’s are now serving cocktails. The Café (upstairs across from Hooters) became a place where many of the Cloud 9 crew now reside, and the food is fabulous!
On the shopping front we welcomed back The Pelican Loft, with its mix of old and new items, plus new stores like The Spice and Tea Exchange, BellaBar, The Pink Crab, and Conch Island Liquors. In the Outlets we added a toy store next to Ann Taylor, Tommy Bahama (Midway), and Christmas Tree Hill (Bayside). Also on Route 1 we added a Casual Male XL store, and you can now get thrifty at Unfinished Business, a Community Thrift Shop (behind Panera), and Purrfectly Thrifty next to Outlet Liquors.