Food & drink: Dover gets Carolina crab house, Two Stones, SoDel, Dogfish Head, Fordham & Dominion


A three-restaurant seafood chain plans to open an outpost in Dover.

Tasty Crabhouse plans to open a location at 705 N DuPont Hwy, the former location of car title loan company.

Tasty, which has its trio of restaurants in North and South Carolina is listing 11 future locations on its website in an area extending fromPoughkeepsie, NY to Tampa FL. See Facebook post below for the estimated opening date.

Tasty offers a wide variety of seafood including whole crabs, oysters, crayfish and shrimp, with sauces ranging from mild to extra hot. Beer and wine are offered at the three restaurants.

Dogfish, Revelation team up

Since Dogfish Head was bought by Boston Beer company, some craft beer enthusiasts have been looking for indicationsthat the Milton company might go corporate.

So far, so good.

For example, on July 4, Dogfish and another Sussex County brewery Revelation joined forces to brew two different In Tandem beers.

The Independence Day beer on draft and in browlers is available while supplies last at Dogfish’s Brewings and Eats restaurant in Rehoboth and Revelation’s Taproom in Rehoboth. Browlers are a plastic growler that can fit into the slot for a bicycle water bottle.

Funds from the sales of In Tandem will benefit the Rt. 9 Trailhead planned by the Sussex County Land Trust, an area that will mark the halfway point between Dogfish Head’s Milton brewery and Revelation’s Georgetown facility on the Delaware Rails-to-Trails bike path.

Both beers will be brewed from locally-grown barley and wheat donated by ProximityMalt in Laurel, and feature local strawberries as the main ingredient. Dogfish founder Sam Calagione and Revelationfounder Patrick Staggs hopped on a tandem bike and rode to MageeFarmsin Lewes to pick strawberries.

For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, visit To learn more about Revelation Craft Brewing Company, visit

Crust and Craft management team announced

From left: Chris Parks, corporate chef; Katie Sherman, general manager; Nina Maddox, executive chef; Wes Books, manager; Dan Levin, director of operations.

SoDel Concepts, announced the management lineup at Crust & Craft, the Rehoboth Beach-area restaurant it purchased earlier this year.

Katie Sherman, the general manager, was with the company before the acquisition. The Ohio native joined Crust & Craft when it opened in 2015.

Executive Chef Nina Maddox came to Crust & Craft from Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach, which is also a SoDel Concepts restaurant. Corporate Chef Chris Parks, another Lupo alum, oversees both restaurants.

Dan Levin, a longtime SoDel Concepts employee, is the director of operations, and Wes Books is the manager. Books, who helped open Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in Rehoboth, is experiencing a homecoming of sorts. Like Sherman, he was on Crust & Crafts’ opening team in 2015.

Crust & Craft, which was recently renovated, is now open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Beer honoring Rosie Parks skipjack returns

Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company has announced the September re-release of Rosie Parks Oyster Stout, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.

The Oyster Stout, formerly in the Fordham & Dominion portfolio Containing Chesapeake Bay oysters and shells, contributing to a slight briny taste in the beer, this stout contains pale, torrified wheat, caramunich, roasted barley, and chocolate malt. The brew is designed to pair well with oysters.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. maintains the 1955 skipjack Rosie Parks, which once dredged Chesapeake Bay for oysters, and recently underwent a three-year restoration. The skipjack is part of the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay watercraft in the world. Originally built by in 1955 by Bronza Parks, Rosie Parks is one of the least altered skipjacks still in existence.

“We are grateful to again be partnering with Fordham & Dominion with the re-release of Rosie Parks Oyster Stout,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “CBMM’s festival-goers will be thrilled to have the oyster stout back at OysterFest, especially knowing the proceeds will help us in maintaining our floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats. It’s a win-win for all.”

Rosie Parks Oyster Stout will be available on draft and in cans in locations throughout Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia after its Aug. 1 premier at Rams Head Tavern Annapolis, and will also be served at several of the museum’s fall festivals and events.

Quick bite: Two Stones, Middletown

An errand in the Middletown area led us to a lunch stop at the new Two Stones location.

Two Stones is a welcome addition in a fast-growing area that has attracted its share of national chains.

Two Stones comes with a proven strategy that includes a chef-driven menu, a focus on craft beer (the company and a neighborhood, family-friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices. Two Stones also owns the 2SP brewery in neighboring Delaware County, PA.

It’s a tough formula to duplicate, but Two Stones appears to have done it again, at least in the early going (Two Stones has a half a dozen locations with the addition of Middletown).

We kept it simple, with a tasty burger and fries. It was a welcome departure from oversized burgers of average quality.

The star of the show was Two Stones’ take on the French Dip.

Dubbed the Atlanta Hot Roast Beef, the sandwich comes with shaved eye of round, sharp American cheese, banana peppers,horseradish-chive aioli- all on a toasted pretzel roll, with cola jus and homemade potato chips on the side.

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