Coho’s is Here, Ready to Provide and Delight
Who opens a gourmet market, carry-out, and casual dining spot during a pandemic? Calling it “madness,” Dave Lyons and Rick Hardy did. And surprisingly, it’s done really well—with even better days to come this spring and summer.
Dave and Rick, a couple for almost 30 years and second homeowners in Rehoboth for a long time, always dreamed of running a small gourmet business in retirement. With Rick retiring from a career at Ikea and Dave about to finish up his government IT job, they heard of the perfect spot opening up on Rehoboth Avenue and jumped in.
Coho’s Market and Grill, next to Loves Liquors, in the completely renovated spot once occupied by Grub Grocery, opened last April. The business serves up awesome sandwiches and provides a handy spot for townies who need to grab milk, bread, or eggs. They offer an array of cheeses, relishes, beverages, and everything needed for happy hour entertaining. They also offer marvelous lunches or even dinners (their specialty pot pie is soooo delicious).
The deli offers a variety of cheeses, sliced meats, and salads by the pound, party trays, and specialty sandwiches, hot or cold. For lunch I sampled their signature Rehoboth turkey club on a fresh baguette - and not only was it delicious (lots of bacon), but it may just be the best baguette in the area.
The Brooklyn, served hot, is a Ciabatta panini with prosciutto, pepperoni, sopressata, red onion, roasted tomato, mozzarella, and pepperoncini. It’s scrumptious and has a nice spicy kick. Sandwiches are named for Rehoboth’s famed streets like The Hickman, Delaware, and Bayard.
My carry-out also included a Champagne cheddar and flat bread crackers, which made for a delightful happy hour at our house. Included as well was the aforementioned Chicken Pot Pie, easily serving the two of us, which we heated up for supper and devoured. Pot pie is one of my wife Bonnie’s favorites and she gave this one an A+ rating.
Coho’s also has breakfast sandwiches, featuring a variety of egg and cheese combinations, plus The Pine Reach, consisting of creamy avocado toast topped with pico de gallo on a honey sriracha brioche. And there are salads, sides (regular, Cajun, or Old Bay Boardwalk Fries), Canal Tater Tots, and mozzarella sticks with marinara. There’s soup, plus “Heat and Eat” daily specials.
Behind the scenes, Rick and staff cook while Dave handles the front of house. He reports that business has been brisk, even this winter (Coho’s is open year-round), and there’s a new deck and added outdoor seating planned for Spring.
Now that Dave and Rick are here full-time, they look forward to getting more involved in the community and becoming part of Rehoboth’s foodie-inspired dining scene. Welcome, guys!
You can order online at Cohosmarket.com or call for carry-out at 302-227-2646 (COHO).