The Parkway Restaurant in Bethany
The comments under the earlier post today from Bethany Beach people were great.
For one thing, they jogged my memory about the Parkway Restaurant, which for some reason I didn't include in the 2006 story I quoted earlier. Could it have been closed when I was there last?
Once I heard the name, I remembered that Gailor and I had gone down and stayed for a couple of days on the Sun in 2000.
She was in college and writing freelance for the paper that summer, and I was doing a story on a family that had a reunion each year in Bethany.
We had a blast, and one of the highlights was dinner at the Parkway. In fact, I came back and wrote this item for my Table Talk column: ...
Best on the beach?If you think of beach food as steamed crabs and pizza, you've never been to Bethany's Parkway Restaurant, right in the heart of the Delaware beach town at 114 Garfield Parkway. Prices are steep, with entrees running from $17 for a terrine of vegetables to $34 for broiled lobster tail with saffron cream sauce, but hey -- this is your vacation. Even if you just order from the light-fare menu (Caesar salad with grilled duck breast, $11, or insalata caprese, $9) you'll still get the fabulous Portuguese bishop's rolls. (They do look something like a miter.) The kitchen bakes these crusty-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside wonders to order.
Funny what I thought were steep prices in those days, and -- no surprise -- they are significantly higher now. But if the food is as good as I remember, it's worth the cost.
Needless to say, the photo has nothing to do with the Parkway Restaurant except that it was taken at Bethany Beach.
(AP Photo/The Carroll County Times, Chris Ammann)