After living near Rehoboth for almost 10 years, Joanne Ketler and Patricia Cipollone saw a gap in the restaurant scene. There was plenty of seafood, but the married couple couldn’t get the type of roast-beef sandwiches they loved from the Philadelphia area.
Soon, the concept for Murph’s Beef & Ale kicked into gear. They opened their restaurant/bar in Henlopen Square (37169 Rehoboth Ave. Extended, Rehoboth Beach, 212-5355, www.murphsbeefandale.com) in May, offering a simple, mouthwatering menu that focuses on USDA prime beef from local Hickman’s Meat Market. The beef is slow roasted daily and hand carved for tender results. Read more in the September issue.