Friday, May 29, 2009

Beach Eats

We're back from a lovely few days at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We've been numerous times before, but this time, I think the restaurants rolled out some of their best. Very pleased this go-round!

One breakfast included a visit to a place we've been before. The Back Porch Cafe. The menu was the same as two years ago, and I ordered the same thing I did two years ago. A lovely omelet filled with potatoes, bacon, leeks and Gruyere cheese. Very light and full of great flavor. The only downside, there was a single piece of bacon in the omelet. Bummer, but it was still tasty.

Our very happy find was Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats. We went twice and I ate the same thing both times. I'll get to that next. Being a brewery, we had to try several beers. The first night I had the Lawnmower and I loved it! The second time I did a tasting flight and tried five beers. Five small glasses for $5! Great deal.

My favorites from the tasting flight were the Chicory Stout and Shelter Pale Ale. Bought a six pack of the Shelter for home!

The meal. Yes, I ordered the same thing was that good! A great char grilled burger topped with an onion ring, bacon and cheese. Ridiculous! I tend to rate a good burger by the fat dripping down my hand when I take a bite...this needed many napkins!


And a very surprising, completely satisfying meal was had at Rigbys Bar & Grill. Rigbys is the former Partners restaurant. It's the same space, lots of the same people, but the chef is new, the space has been cleaned up with new paint, carpeting and some furniture. I had fried chicken thighs with mashed potatoes and braised green beans. I almost ordered a second helping. The chicken was cooked perfectly. And all combined, it was just wonderful.

And that's pretty much what I ate at the beach. We had some easy Mexican one day, pizza another. I tended to skip breakfasts, which I normally don't do, but I was taking advantage of sleeping in. I'd continue to go back to all of these places!


Dancer in DC said...

Definitely better eats! Rigby's was delicious, and Dogfish Head (and their beer) was a real find.

Only complaint - sloooow service at Back Porch Cafe this time.

Anonymous said...

There's also a dogfish head in Rockville-yum!

Tony said...

My fav Dogfish beer is the Black and Tan: Chicory Stout on top, 90 min IPA on the bottom.

/was 'forced' to eat at the DFH Alehouse in Gaithersburg last week when fire trucks blocked the road to my house