Food & drink: Farewell to Forgotten Mile and  first Two Stones location

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In an all-too-common announcement we see this time of year, Forgotten Mile Ale Housewill close its doors on Jan. 5.

“We have recently decided that we are going to close down after the new year. We want to thank all of our customers over the last four years for your continuous support. We value the friendships we have made and the people we have met over that time. Of course we are sad that our time here is over, but cannot say enough about how wonderful an experience it has been spending time with you, our guests, as well as building strong relationships with our staff, vendors and customers during that time,” a message on Facebook reported.

The restaurant will remain open through the Fifth, with the exception of New Year’s Day.

Forgotten Mile is named after the area between Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.

Forgotten Mile faced tough competition in the growing Coastal Highway area near Rehoboth. While the area is now a year-round dining spot, competition has intensified with numerous openings and closings.

In Rehoboth itself, highly regarded A(Muse) is closing after being sold to a new operator.

Two Stones fans await new location

Two Stones Pub closed its doors at its first location in the Brookside area south of Newark on New Year’s Eve.

The popular neighborhood gastropub is moving to a location near Route 273 and I-95 near the Holiday Inn Express in early 2020. No opening date has yet been announced.

The location will also serve as the headquarters for the six-restaurant chain, which also owns 2SP Brewing in Delaware County, PA.

Two Stones focuses on craft beer and chef-driven menu items in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Click on the headline below for an earlier story.

Two Stones proved to be perfect match at portion of former Ogletown hotel site

New Rehoboth-area restaurant has an arcade theme

The home of a number of restaurant-bars on Coastal Highway near Rehoboth now features an arcade-1980s them.

The Hideout Bar and Grille is located at the former Hooter’s that was also a distillery restaurant and western-theme steak place.

The Hideout, which opened in December, is working on a website Click here for its Facebook business pageand menu.

A chicken sandwich from Down Under tops Popeyes’ offering

Left over in my notes for 2019 is a fried chicken sandwich that has Popeyes beat by a mile.

It will take about 24 hours by air to reach Pembroke Bar and Kitchen in a suburb of Melbourne. Australia.

The crispy buttermilk fried chicken sandwich features, bacon, coriander & kewpie mayo in a soft bun. The price is about $14 the U.S, with another three bucks or so for fries. It was worth every penny. – Doug Rainey

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