Food


Matt Patton, center, a Certified Cicerone and director of SoDel Concepts’ beer program, recently led a class to help the company’s employees increase their knowledge of every aspect of beer, including flavors and ingredients, ways to help guests select beer, and the proper way to pour and serve beer. The hospitality group currently has 25 certified beer servers.

SoDel Concepts holds certified beer-server training for employees

SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group with 10 restaurants, recently held its first class for employees interested in becoming certified beer servers.

“We used study guides provided by the Cicerone Certification program, which is considered...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:57am

Matt Patton, center, a Certified Cicerone and director of SoDel Concepts’ beer program, recently led a class to help the company’s employees increase their knowledge of every aspect of beer, including flavors and ingredients, ways to help guests select beer, and the proper way to pour and serve beer. The hospitality group currently has 25 certified beer servers.

SoDel Concepts holds certified beer-server training for employees

SoDel Concepts, a hospitality group with 10 restaurants, recently held its first class for employees interested in becoming certified beer servers.

“We used study guides provided by the Cicerone Certification program, which is considered...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:57am

Food & Wine Festival planned for Nov. 17 in Bethany

The second annual Food & Wine Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach will offer live music, food from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction...

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 9:06am

Blake Gilbert was named Best Server, Sussex County, by the readers of Coastal Style magazine.

Gilbert named Best Server in Sussex County

Blake Gilbert, a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany, was recently named Best Server, Sussex County, in Coastal Style magazine’s annual reader poll.

“Blake is the epitome of professionalism in the hospitality...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:53pm

Ben and Brea Wang stand in front of their new Wang’s World food truck in South Bethany.

Wang’s World … party time … egg rolls

Schwing! Wang’s World food truck has rolled into the Bethany Beach area with homemade Asian cuisine.

Ben and Brea Wang celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary in June by parking Wang’s World next to their Sandy Pony Donuts food truck...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 2:46pm

SoDel’s Ruley takes part in sustainable-seafood roundtable

Doug Ruley, vice president of SoDel Concepts, recently attended an invitation-only summit on sustainable seafood sponsored by the James Beard Foundation.

At the event, held in Washington, D.C., on June 5, seafood experts, academics, chefs...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 3:57pm

Millsboro starts approval process to add Taco Bell to the menu

Add another option for the fast-food connoisseur dining in Millsboro.

Millsboro Town Council members voted unanimously on Monday, June 4, to approve preliminary site plans for a new Taco Bell restaurant in the Peninsula Crossing Shopping...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:28pm

Radishes fresh from the farm are on display at a local farmers’ markets.

Savor the flavor of Delmarva

Farmers’ markets rev up for the 2018 season

With the Delmarva Peninsula bursting into bloom, it’s time to start thinking about the fresh produce local farmers will be selling.

Besides shopping the roadside stands, people can browse weekly farmers’ markets across rural Delaware,...

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:12pm

Charles Armstrong was recently promoted to the position of executive chef at Catch 54, one of SoDel Concepts’ 10 restaurants in coastal Delaware.

SoDel Concepts promotes Armstrong to executive chef at Catch 54

Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, recently announced the promotion of Charles Armstrong to the position of executive chef at Catch 54 near Fenwick Island, one of the hospitality group’s 10 restaurants.

“Charles is one of our...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 4:00pm

Bryan Muzik is returning to the DiFebo’s family of restaurants. Above, Muzik stands outside the new Berlin, Md., DiFebo’s location.

Muzik returns home to DiFebo’s

One could argue that Bryan Muzik has been in the restaurant business since he could walk, having “joined” the staff of DiFebo’s when his mom became the restaurant’s accountant.

“My godparents, Bob and Charlotte DiFebo, brought my mom on as...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 3:36pm

JR Walker and Jon Talkington, owners of The Brimming Horn Meadery in Lewes.

Brimming Horn takes home silver medal in international mead competition

Brimming Horn Meadery’s Jon Talkington returned home from the Mazer Cup International competition last weekend with a silver medal in hand. Their Freya’s Kiss mead won Talkington and Milton-based Brimming Horn their first commercial medal in the...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 2:30pm

Marie's Kitchen – SoDel VP Ruley offers recipes worth waiting for

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Chef Doug Ruley, vice-president of SoDel Concepts, shared some of his favorite recipes with Marie Cook.You know the old saying: “Good things come to those who wait.”

Before local restaurateur Matt...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:41am

Marie's Kitchen: A taste of good luck for the new year

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Chef Robbie Bedell shares some of the recipes that make the Jetty Deli & Coffee Shop a favorite of Marie’s Kitchen writer Marie Cook.Chef Robbie Bedell would like to dedicate this column to...

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:42am

Marie's Kitchen: Therapy and a side of Cuban cuisine

We all say it: You have to take the good with the bad. That’s what life is all about — a balancing act between good times and bad. That’s actually how today’s column fell into my lap. The bad news is that I needed another surgery — left partial-...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 8:58am

Marie's KitchenSoft-shell a(Muse.)-ments with Hari Cameron

Coastal Point • Submitted: The beautiful softshell crab dish at a(MUSE.) Owner and chef Hari Cameron shares a few of his recipes with Marie Cook.Major changes have taken place in Chef Hari Cameron’s career since I first highlighted him in June...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:48am

Marie's KitchenSoft-shell a(Muse.)-ments with Hari Cameron

Coastal Point • Submitted: The beautiful softshell crab dish at a(MUSE.) Owner and chef Hari Cameron shares a few of his recipes with Marie Cook.Major changes have taken place in Chef Hari Cameron’s career since I first highlighted him in June...

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 8:48am

Marie's Kitchen: Dioramic artist arranges tasty recipes, too

Before I introduce you to my new friend, dioramic artist Debbie Martucci, I must share with you why this week’s “Marie’s Kitchen” will be my final regularly scheduled column. After more than seven years of bi-weekly deadlines, I realized that the...

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 10:42am

Marie's Kitchen: A taste of good luck for the new year

With this column, I complete eight full years writing “Marie’s Kitchen.” Without faithful readers, and great chefs and cooks who agreed to be highlighted in the column, this would not have been possible. My heartfelt thanks and sincere wishes to...

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 8:10am

Marie's Kitchen: Good-neighbor cooking with Mary Bayliss

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Mary Bayliss with her ‘sous chef’ Sassy Jane. In the background is one of Bayliss’ favorite treasures, a stained-glass Celtic knot.Mary Bayliss loves to cook and she loves to share. She is one of those...

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:41am

Marie's Kitchen: An angel in the kitchen

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook: Arline Simpson, is a Wednesday volunteer in the medical oncology infusion room at the Tunnell Cancer Center in Lewes. Here Simpson is in her kitchen at her home in Lewes.Every Wednesday, Arline Simpson...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 1:47pm

Marie's Kitchen: Marie’s favorites and some recipe/reader inspiration

I received a lovely note from a reader in Lewes who has been trying to get the recipe for Outback Steakhouse’s Tangy Tomato Dressing. They wouldn’t give her the recipe. That’s not nice, is it? But it’s also very common, because large chain...

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 6:35am

Marie's Kitchen: Therapist at work, and the kitchen

Dana Kylen has been my massage/Reiki therapist for more than three years. She is a certified massage therapist, Reiki master teacher, raindrop technique practitioner, and clairvoyant spiritual guide. Her additional massage certifications include...

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 6:59am

Marie's Kitchen: Taking lunch in The Boardroom

For quite some time, I’ve watched renovations in preparation for the opening of The Boardroom Restaurant — a new lunch and dinner venue in Bethany Beach west of Route 1 in the shopping center between Wawa and Valero. When I received a call from...

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:52am

Marie's Kitchen -- A buffet of summer recipes from Studio 26

Janet Charlsen has been working at Studio 26 Salon & Spa since the doors first opened in September 2008. The spa, owned by Mark and Terry King, is located at 6 Town Road in Ocean View. I pass their doors every morning when I drive Town Road...

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 7:13am

Marie's Kitchen: La Vita Bella staff offers Italian tastes and more

Happy Father’s Day! The recipes in today’s column would make any man happy. So, gals, tie on an apron and hop to it! Let’s show our appreciation for those we love and honor and call “Dad.”

In 2007, I highlighted Lois Saraceni and several...

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 2:05am

Marie's Kitchen: Physical Fitness 101

Here we are again — at the beginning of a brand new year. With this column, I begin my seventh year writing “Marie’s Kitchen” for the Coastal Point and, as is my tradition, the first column of the new year revolves around health and fitness....

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 2:45am

Marie's Kitchen -- Giving thanks for seven courses of Italian cooking

Due to circumstances beyond my control (please don’t ask), this is not a traditional Thanksgiving column. But when you read about Loretta Conti Montone and her family feasts, you will see that this column is all about giving thanks and preparing...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:17am

Marie's Kitchen -- A taste of Alsace and more with Steve Ryall

I met and interviewed Jenn Ryall in August 2012, when I highlighted the Mom’s Club of Bethany Beach. Jenn, Mom’s Club secretary and activities coordinator, told me that her husband, Steve, is a great cook and used to work in high-end restaurants...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11:43am

Marie's Kitchen -- A fest for Passover and Easter

Easter Sunday is April 8, and Passover is celebrated from sunset of April 6 through nightfall of April 14. Today’s recipes honor both.

Special to the Coastal Point • Marie Cook
Dad’s best Haroset and a glass of kosher wine, perfect...

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 4:03am

Marie's Kitchen: Don Murray — King of the Crockpot

Don Murray and I met at World Gym. (Folks, don’t you think World Gym should give me a free membership for all the times I’ve mentioned them in this column?) I must be slipping, though, because it took me a long time to find out that Don was the...

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:09am

Marie's Kitchen -- Feed My Sheep

Welcome to 2012! I wish for you in the new year good health, happiness and success in all of your endeavors. My hope is that when you’re planning your New Year’s resolutions, that you add volunteerism to the list. Our community has many needs –...

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 3:00am

Marie's Kitchen: Giving thanks--with a recipe or three

“He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.”

— J.A. Shedd

As I type this column, it is late October and I’m already looking forward to Thanksgiving Day – my...

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 1:57am

Marie's Kitchen -- Good food is all in the family

In the more than four-and-a-half years that I’ve been writing “Marie’s Kitchen,” I’ve highlighted knitting, quilting, gardening and women’s civic groups, couples, individual men and women (including clergy), local cookbooks, friends and neighbors...

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:57am

Marie's Kitchen--Time for some vegetarian sole

For Christmas, my husband gave me a gift certificate for a massage and an ionic foot detoxification treatment at Mind, Body & Sole in Bethany Beach. After a relaxing massage, surrounded by angels and lovely music, under the capable hands of...

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 6:31am

Marie's Kitchen -- Cookbooking with the LB Women's Club

There I was, power-walking on the treadmill at 4.1 mph, serenaded on my iPod by Beyonce: “If you like it, then you should have put a ring on it, oh-oh-oh…” (one of my faves). But wait – someone on the adjoining treadmill was vying for my...

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 7:16am

Marie's Kitchen--Tips from some civic-minded women

A few weeks ago, while dining with a friend at Off the Hook restaurant in Bethany Beach, 16 women, members of the Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach (WCCBB), walked in the door and helped pull several tables together to ready themselves for...

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 5:03am

Marie's Kitchen: In the kitchen with the Legatskis

I met Mary and Richard Legatski at World Gym where they can be found five to six mornings a week. They live in a lovely home in Bay Forest, where we held our interview. The couple met while working in Washington, D.C., and this July will...

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:54am

Marie's Kitchen -- Love is in the Air

I envy people like Diane Schell. She loves to bake. No amount of mixing, chilling, rolling, cutting with cute little cookie cutters, shaping by hand, sprinkling and icing, and cutting into 1-inch squares is too much for her. The last time I baked...

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:33am

Marie's Kitchen--My favorite foods are made with love

Lois Saraceni, a real estate agent with Long and Foster, lights up a room. We met at a Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce event, when I heard her Pennsylvania accent and the word “gravy.” Naturally, I joined the conversation.

Coastal...

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:59am

Marie's Kitchen -- My favorite foods are made with LOVE

New Year’s is the oldest of all holidays, and New Year’s resolutions date back more than 4,000 years to the ancient Babylonians. Our one-day celebration pales in comparison to their 11-days. What we do have in common, though, is the belief that a...

Friday, January 12, 2007 - 10:27am