5 Reasons For Foodies to Flock to Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast™

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Epicurean Adventures Await in the Mid-Atlantic’s Food & Beverage Mecca

Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast™ invites food lovers to discover the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic, from its historic seaside and riverside villages, five-star beaches and boardwalks along the Atlantic Ocean to intimate communities perched next to the Nanticoke River in Delaware’s Sussex Country.

Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast™ invites food lovers to discover the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic, from its historic seaside and riverside villages, five-star beaches and boardwalks along the Atlantic Ocean to intimate communities perched next to the Nanticoke River in Delaware’s Sussex Country. The Culinary Coast™ is rich with award-winning chefs and restaurants, year-round farmer’s markets, immersive food-focused festivals, and plenty of reasons to visit, including:

*New On Menu - Delaware’s Inland Bay Oysters: In 2013, a bill passed to support and revitalize shellfish aquaculture in Southern Delaware, now bringing to the table the region’s own Inland Bay Oysters. Locally grown, these black-striped oysters are popping up on menus throughout the area. Oyster lovers should seek out for Dewey Beach Selects and Delaware Salts, grown in Rehoboth Bay.

*Farm Adventures: Almost half of the land in Sussex County is dedicated to farmland, with opportunities to visit family farms abundant. From picking berries fresh from the field to petting an alpaca, travellers can pull into farms like Bennett Orchards for pick-your-own blueberries and peaches, learn lavender 101 at Lavendar Fields at Warrington Manor, or visit the local furry friends at TaCaCo Alpaca Farm and Colvine Bison Farm.

*Coastal Brews, Wines & Spirits: Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast™ is home to 15 stops where you can enjoy locally made craft beers, wine and liquors. Home to internationally acclaimed Dogfish Head and award-winning craft breweries including Crooked Hammock, Big Oyster, Dewey Beer Co. and more, you can tour breweries by kayak with stops along the scenic Broadkill River or settle in for a game of corn-hole with a brew in hand. With over 20 years experience, Brimming Horn Meadery invites guests to taste their traditional meads, while the 26-acre Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery grows Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and features a tasting room open daily.

*Boat, Bike or Drive to New Foodie Ferry Destination: For road trippers this summer, visitors can make a picnic pit-stop at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal where an all new dining destination will be this season: Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen. With stunning waterfront views, the new eatery offers indoor and outdoor seating, an extensive craft beer and cocktail menu, live entertainment and an adjacent activity area with a fire pit, picnic tables, benches and a children’s play area. Parking is free. The Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal is also minutes from Cape Henlopen State Park and its many bike trails. Cyclers can stop and refuel at Revelation Craft Brewing, an award-winning brewery and taproom, located along the trail in Rehoboth Beach.

*Five-Star Fare to Boardwalk Bites: With AAA reporting that an estimated 22 million Americans expect to take a culinary-focused vacation each year, the Culinary Coast™ offers a wide array and high concentration of dining destinations within the region. Iconic eats along the famed beachside boardwalks include French fries from Thrasher’s, pizza from Grotto’s, and Dolle’s Salt Water Taffy while those on the hunt for chef-driven and local specialities can pick from James Beard Award-winning and acclaimed restaurants in every town. One locally made special to seek out is arguably Southern Delaware’s unofficial state food: scrapple. This classic dish made with pork, cornmeal, and spices is reimagined by acclaimed local chefs throughout the region and diehard fans can visit in October for the annual Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville.

For more information about how to plan a food lover’s vacation to Southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast™, please visit http://www.VisitSouthernDelaware.com/culinary-coast and follow @VisitSouthDel.

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