A Simple Running Log

March 11, 2016

Training for 3/11/16

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 4:54 pm

Last night, Clark and I went to Chesapeake & Maine, the new restaurant Dogfish Head opened right next door to their brewpub, since the town of Rehoboth wouldn’t let them just expand the brewpub into that entire building after they bought it. It just opened earlier this week.

It’s different from the brewpub; there’s a bar, a separate dining area and a raw bar with more seating.

The menu is more upscale, and focused on seafood from the Chesapeake and Maine regions (lots of lobster, crab, oysters, clams and mussels.)

Of course there are several Dogfish Head beers on tap, including Seaquenchale, brewed specifically for the new restaurant, but there’s also a more extensive cocktail list (all made with Dogfish Head’s spirits) and wine list.

Clark and I started with a half-dozen of the “Smoke in the Water” oysters Dogfish Head developed with Hoopers Island Oysters Aquaculture Company in Dorchester County.  The oysters are settled in holding pens filled with Chesapeake Bay water infused with culinary wood-smoked salt — supposedly the first raw in-shell smoked oysters.

I am a huge fan of raw oysters, and these might have been my favorites ever. The oysters themselves weren’t too briny, and the smoke flavor was definitely there, but not overpowering. They were good totally on their own, or with either of the two house-made sauces they were served with.

Clark got the lobster roll after that, served with a coleslaw made with Midas Touch, and I got the seafood pho, a take on the Vietnamese rice noodle soup, made with lobster, clams, mussels and shaved beef.

Clark said his sandwich and coleslaw were really good, and I loved my seafood pho. You could really taste the quality of the seafood. This was not whatever sad, frozen crap they thaw out and slap on a plate at Red Lobster. This was fresh. Which is why it was definitely on the pricey side, but worth it.

For dessert, we got three small whoopie pies, made with Chicory Stout and filled with peanut butter filling, served with a small glass of malted milk.

Bottom line, we really enjoyed the meal there. Highly recommended to anyone who loves seafood.

Today, Pepper and I did a routine lap around the 4.5-mile loop. It was another beautiful, warm, sunny day here. Not much else to say about it.

This weekend looks pretty quiet. All I have on the running schedule is an 8-miler, the last “long” run, and a 4-miler. Not really sure about anything else going on outside of running, other than the NASCAR race from Phoenix.

 

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