Meals for Reals (on Wheels)

Celebrity Chefs return to the beach, and a Wilmo saloon turns back the clock.

    Welcome to Home Skillet, where the secret password is *horsefeathers*. Here are our local events for this week.

    Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 4: Hey, whaddya know, an Oktoberfest that’s actually in Oktober! The Downtown Rehoboth Beach Oktoberfest commences this week, in a weekend-long celebration of German heritage and cuisine. Twelve of the town’s best restaurants are participating with special menus and deals on unique German-influenced food and drink. Click here for a full rundown.

    Saturday, October 3: Feel like nippin’ some hooch at a blind tiger? Head to Walter’s Speakeasy, see, for a Roarin’ Twenties, prohibition-era good time, see.
    Walter’s is bringing the speakeasy back with a bi-level bash with DJs upstairs and downstairs along with food and drink specials all night.
    Now here’s the trick: you won’t be able to enter Walter’s Speakeasy through the front door. A secret knock and a password will be required to enter. The only way to gain access it to RSVP via Facebook, or contact Vita Notturna ( by 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 588-3266 for details.
    So join Al Capone, Woodrow Wilson and, um, Seabiscuit, along with all your old friends from the 20s at Walter’s this Saturday.

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    Saturday, October 3: It’s harvest time in this region, and Longwood Gardens’ second-ever Culinature Dinner will take us from the harvest to the dinner table, starting Saturday at 6 p.m.
    A culinary tour of the Gardens, Culinature will take diners on a seasonal feast along several different Garden spots for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert. Price is just $150 per person. Click here or call 610-388-1000, ext. 100 for tickets.

    Sunday, October 4: Name a better place to celebrate seafood than Harry’s Seafood Grill. What, the ocean? Hardly. Nowhere to sit. Think about it. Do yourself a favor, head to Harry’s on the Riverfront this Sunday for a seafood/oyster/wine tasting event that will feature the top ten staff-chosen wines for seafood.
    There will be live music, fresh oysters, sashimi and ahi tuna poke, and much more. Get there at 2 p.m. and call 777-1500 to make your reservation—just $50 per person.

    Sunday, October 4: Meals from the Masters is back, and this time, brunch is at the beach. The Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch gets rolling Sunday morning at 11 a.m. from the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. As always, some of Sussex County’s best restaurants (and there are a lot) will be representin’ at the brunch: think Back Porch Café, Nage, Eden, Espuma, Salt Air, Dogfish Head, and many more on hand with delectable treats, cocktails, wine and beer. All proceeds go toward Meals on Wheels Delaware.
    Tickets to the event cost $95 each, and can be obtained by calling 656-3257 or by clicking here.

    Pie!: I trekked Saturday afternoon to Milburn Orchards in Elkton to get my grubby hands on some apple cider, some apple cider doughnuts, a few of those little pumpkins and several pounds of crisp, delicious Jonagold apples.
    I’ve been munching on them throughout the week, but the big project was turning a couple o’ these:

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Into this:

    Bam! Have you had pie lately? Stuff is delicious. That’s homemade crust, too, ladies. Milburn will only get more and more crowded as the season wears on, so get over there soon and pick up some awesome apples.

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