Wednesday, March 28 marks National Something on a Stick Day. While this funny food holiday may lack the pedigree of Christmas or Thanksgiving, it’s still an excuse to let your creative juices run wild. Need some inspiration? Here are a few local places we recommend.
Try a shrimp, lamb, kafta (ground beef), or chicken kabob at Ali Baba’s on Newark’s Main Street.
175 E. Main St. Newark, 738-1111 • website
Passadores (meat waiters) wield massive meat skewers at this all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse. As they pass through the restaurant, turn your service card to green to indicate whether you would like to be offered the meat each waiter is transporting.
230 E. Main St., Unit 203 Newark Shopping Center Newark, 355-5551 • website
Owner Dana Herbert is trained in both the culinary and pastry arts. Try one of his $1.50 cake pops—a bite-sized version of his larger cakes.
1212 Capitol Trail, Newark, 721-5798 • website
Take a trip to Kabab Korner or order delivery and indulge in any one of their many kabab specials, including chicken tikka, beef and tangri.
706 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 883-2301 • website
Turn in your chopsticks for meat on a stick at this local Chinese takeout spot. Try a beef stick, chicken stick, fried crabstick and even a shrimp stick.
610 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 731-8411 • website
In addition to their specialty jumbo steamed-to-order-crabs, Ocean View offers fresh seafood skewers (tuna, shrimp and scallops). Perfect for today and anytime a seafood craving hits.
42A Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-7511 • website
Dark chocolate cake pops.//Courtesy of Petite Sweets
Petite Sweets boasts “the best cake pops ever.” The bakery offers 10 everyday flavors like cookies & cream and dark chocolate, “drunken” flavors such as strawberry margarita, pure rum and orange crush and season flavors. Orders can be placed online or at Petite Sweets’ store fronts in Milford and Dover.
Escape to Rehoboth and dine at one of the beach’s top Mediterranean spots. The “chicken tenders on a stick,” (Mediterranean chicken kebabs), are a hit with kids.
19 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-4976 • website
The creators of these summer “spa pops” put an emphasis on detoxifying, nourishing and restoring you skin’s glow, while the taste takes you back to your childhood. Select flavors are available year-round on Summer J’s website. The alcohol-infused pops are reserved for special events throughout the summer. All of the offerings are vegan-, gluten- and dairy-free.
803-5775 • website