The new: Beal Thomas, who opened the Iguana Grill in 1994, left the restaurant scene to pursue his career in music; he plays piano and teaches voice. After retiring, he got the itch to get back in the hospitality industry. With partner Ken Gerhart, he’s united his passion for food and music.
Cosmopolitan Grill (10 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-9752) offers brunch items every day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Try the Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich, an open-faced turkey-and-bacon sandwich smothered in Mornay sauce and topped with broiled tomatoes. Musicians tickle the ivories on weekend nights and during Sunday brunch.
After dining at newcomer Perucci’s (337 Atlantic Ave., Millville, 829-8727), prepare to be amazed at Dickens Parlour Theatre (35715 Atlantic Ave., Millville, 829-1071, dptmagic.com), where magicians perform.
The tried-and-true: The theatrical appeal of The Blue Moon (35 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6515, bluemoonrehoboth.com) often stems from its see-and-be-seen atmosphere. It’s also the place to hear professional singer Pamala Stanley and admire the Blue Moon Divas.