Your winter survival guide

September 28, 2017

After this issue, Beach Paper 2017 will be but a fond memory. Of course, we'll be back in the spring, but The Foodie is fretful. How will you muddle through without your weekly helping of Steppin' Up To The Plate?

As part of our community outreach, I've assembled a handy winter survival guide. You might want to cut this out and have it professionally laminated, or better yet, tattooed somewhere easy to access. (Dotted lines have been provided for snipping convenience. Who loves ya', baby!?)

Big events are still to come, including the True Blue Jazz Festival from October 11 through 15. Lovers of traditional straight-ahead jazz can rejoice as local venues such as the new Indigo Indian restaurant and The Blue Hen feature live music. And don't miss the Smokin' Hot Fire House Jazz show at the Rehoboth Avenue Fire Station on October 14th. Get the lowdown at

The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival also runs from October 12th through the 15th. In addition to several live concert venues, local restaurants are steppin' up to the proverbial plate with events of their own. Check it out at

The weekend of October 7th is a busy one as breast cancer takes center stage at the 7th Annual Dewey Goes Pink event at the Starboard. There will be lots of running, great barbecue from Bethany Blues and amazing music starting Friday night all the way through Saturday. Learn why The Gugie Run is so important at

Love wine? Join me Friday night October 6th at Baywood Greens for the groundbreaking Private Reserve Wine Dinner featuring Master Sommelier Larry O'Brien. SoDel Concepts Head of Culinary Operations Doug Ruley is top toque at this oenophilic tour de force. Learn more at

The 37th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale (next weekend 10/4-6!) and Sea Witch Festival (Oct. 27-29) turn Rehoboth back into August again - minus the meters.

Expect everybody to be open, with lunch specials as you shop, and bewitchin' dining deals for Halloween.

You won't go hungry in November, either. Eateries coordinate specials with Film Festival showings (Nov. 7-12) and dish up traditional buffets and prix fixe dinners for Thanksgiving. When vacationers aren't looking, pretty much everybody gets into the act over the holidays during the downtown tree lighting (Nov. 24) and the Rehoboth Christmas Parade (6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5th). Ring-in the new year pretty much anywhere, including Rusty Rudder, 99 Sea Level in Bethany and Blue Moon's deliciously festive extravaganza.

Keep track of off-season specials at and also the cheap eats list at If you're one of the many fortunates who owns the Rehoboth In My Pocket travel app, just press "Off-Season Specials & Discounts." What better way to top off the season than with a shameless plug? See you in May.

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