Finally, a beach post! But first things first: Food.
Jeff and I enjoyed a lot of great food at the beach. We took advantage of having a full kitchen, as well as having many wonderful eateries in the vicinity.
For example, Nourish. Nourish, located at the end of a small strip mall, is a cozy little market that offers everything from fresh cheeses to tubs of kitchen-made soup to Asian cooking sauces. It also has a small but delightful menu for those who enjoy artisan sandwiches and salads.
We also stopped by Dogfish Head. This was a completely indulgent, so-unnecessary-but-so-necessary stop, namely because a) we’d just eaten a (disappointing) meal at Grotto Pizza and b) we’d already been to Dogfish Head two years ago.
Being near the ocean, we also indulged in a lot of seafood. On our last night, we were (or, I was) determined to go to a raw bar. After a setback or two, we finally found a bar that was serving raw oysters.
Other eateries we patronized:
- Nage — A completely wonderful wine bar and bistro. The only reason I didn’t take photos was that the light was so poor.
- Rusty Rudder — A restaurant and bar in Dewey Beach. We went for the restaurant and raw bar, but only the regular bar was open for the early season. So we sat at the bar, ordered some drinks and had buffalo wings before we found another place that was serving raw seafood.
- Nick’s Philadelphia Cheesesteaks — Kind of a dive. The smell of frying oil lingers more than 50 feet outside the entrance, which is always a good sign. After eating our raw oysters, I started craving onion rings. Nick’s was on the way home, so we stopped by and ordered onion rings to go.
And as for home cookin’? No skimping there, either.
All I have to say is, coming back from a three-/four-day eating binge to having to cook for one person is kind of a shock to the system.