It’s Monday morning, January 30th, 2012. As advertised this past weekend I spent on the road headed towards Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Originally I planned on hitting two auctions beforehand, one in Smithsburg, MD and one in Glen Rock, PA. Well, those plans changed a bit. Pretty much last minute I decided to just head straight towards Delaware, and “freestyle pick” along the way, stopping at any Flea Markets, antique mall, or simple junk pile that I saw. Let me tell you, this worked out great!
A few hours into the journey I realized that I was about to pass one of my favorite Flea Markets that I’ve picked many times, and have also set up at before as a vendor, Saturday’s Market in Middletown, PA. Had to stop! Very glad that I did as I scored HUGE on a motherload of soda crates, bottles, wooden boxes, and other odds and ends.
After leaving Middletown and Saturday’s Market (very happy & excited about my finds), it was on towards Rehoboth Beach! A few hours later we arrived, parked by our hotel, and walked up and down the Boardwalk a bit. It was a little bit chilly, but beautiful nonetheless. I absolutely LOVE beach towns! One of my original plans when we decided to go to Rehoboth Beach was to eat at Dogfish Head’s Brewings & Eats pub/restaurant. We passed it on the way to our hotel, and knew we had to have our first meal there!
Before I get into the food and beer, which I absolutely LOVED, I have to mention the sign you see above. It’s an antique “Drink Delaware Punch” sign which is hanging inside Dogfish Head. KILLER! I almost wanted to try to make any offer on it! LOL… I ended up trying their fish and chips meal, which included actual dogfish. Delicious! My girlfriend Brandi actually even enjoyed it (she sampled a little piece… she had steak and fries) and she doesn’t like fish. The only other fish I have got her to eat and enjoy is Mahi Mahi that we had down in Miami last January.
I ended up having 7 Dogfish Head beers total. A sampler of 5 4oz beers, and two “regular” sized beers. I am HUGE into the craft beer scene so I honestly thought each beer was amazing, in its own way. Let’s just say at the end of dinner I was VERY full, and just a bit tipsy
Overall I would give the Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats pub an “A” if I were to grade it. Great atmosphere, great food, and obviously GREAT beer. I really enjoy how you can try exclusive beers while you are there, some which will never see the actual market around the United States. After our meal we both purchased some shirts outside of the pub, in a little stand that they have set up where you can also purchase hats, beer, and other odds and ends.
We accomplished quite a bit on this trip, and I still have loads of photos (and some video!) to share with you guys…. STAY TUNED for Part II coming next, later in the week. I’m not sure how many parts exactly I will have, but just know that there is a lot to come!
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