’Tis the sweet season for this coastal favorite

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From the July 2019 issue


When Jimmy O’Conor decided to open a business at the beach, he initially had a pit beef restaurant in mind. Considering that he’s from Baltimore, that’s not surprising. Pit beef is to Baltimore what the cheesesteak is to Philly. Charm City, however, is also known for crab cakes, and O’Conor had perfected a recipe. “I’d had it for 25 years but tweaked it here and there,” he says.

Since he wanted to focus on “good, consistent food,” he chose to highlight crab cakes at Woody’s Dewey Beach, which opened in 2009. It was a smart move. On average, he sells 300 a day, and Woody’s consistently racks up accolades on Trip Advisor.


What’s in a street name? History and humanity.

By Bill Newcott | Photograph by Carolyn Newcott
From the July 2019 issue


There are few traffic intersections more frustrating than the one along Route 1, just north of Bethany Beach, where a truly demonic stop light is seemingly calibrated to remain green until your car — well, my car anyway — is within 100 feet or so.

Inevitably that light brings me to a halt — ruining the endorphin rush of a windows-open cruise alongside Delaware Seashore State Park. I sit there and wait … and wait … as one or two cars come dribbling from the cross street with all the urgency of cats looking for a warm spot on a windowsill.



In our stress-filled modern world, the ancient practice can offer mental, physical benefits

By Pam George | Photograph by Carolyn Watson
From the June 2019 issue


When Alexis Brown wakes up in the morning, she doesn’t fumble for the alarm clock or stumble toward the shower. “The first thing I do when I open my eyes is to meditate for 45 minutes to an hour,” she says. “That’s how I start my day.”

Brown, who meditates for up to two hours a day, shares the benefits of this practice with others through a class called “Meditation for the Fast Track.” “It’s for people with busy lives and busy minds,” she explains. “It’s specifically designed to reduce stress.”