Beach chef Jay Caputo is at it again, this time with David Dietz of BBC Tavern in Greenville. The two have teamed up on Flying A BBQ & Crab House in Rehoboth, set to open this month. Built on the site of an old Tydol service station and named after the company’s line of petroleum products, Flying A promises a semi-industrial vintage decor, steamed crabs, natch, and a menu of bargain-priced
barbecue with an Asian twist, such as a sauce of hoisin and mango. “It’s going to smell amazing,” Caputo says. After opening Espuma in Rehoboth about 10 years ago, Caputo went on to start a succession of places—the former Porcini House and Cabo in Rehoboth, the resurrected Rose & Crown in Lewes—that make him as close to being a concept restaurateur as anyone in the state. Flying A continues in that vein. Dine in or grab and go. Parking is limited, so Caputo promises crabs delivered to your door—car door—when you call ahead, as well as a walk-up window. “I’ve always got to do a twist on something,” he says.