FEB. 5: The Forgotten Mile Ale House

GM and Chef Rich Nofi chats it up with C.C. host Michael Sprouse

The “Forgotten Mile” is the unofficial name of the stretch of Route 1 positioned between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. Presumably, it got its name because people focused on getting in between the two beaches would move along Route 1 without much notice of the businesses along the way.

But that mindset is starting to change. In fact, it’s changing so much that the Forgotten Mile Ale House decided to incorporate the phrase into the restaurant’s name.

The “Mile” has only been opened a little over three months and already it’s becoming a local favorite so it made sense for us to kick off our month long look at “new and exciting” eats on Delmarva.

Host Michael Sprouse sat down with TFM’s General Manager and Chef Rich Nofi and quickly learned after sampling some of the very tasty menu items that there is nothing forgettable about The Forgotten Mile Ale House.

Rich Nofi is a charismatic, witty guy and his laid back, fun loving attitude fit in perfectly with the vibe of the place. Several of the patrons that we spoke with during our visit also mentioned how comfortable they felt there and many mentioned how it has become their “go to” place for relaxed dining.

Sprouse had a great time dining with Nofi over beers and some very impressive entrees. The Seafood Minestrone was not only visually beautiful; it was absolutely delicious. More like a hearty pasta stew heavy on the ingredients and light on the broth, it was a huge portion and perfectly seasoned. Another popular and swoon worthy dish, the Chicken & Waffle-ish, features spice rubbed chicken breast, sweet waffle batter, flash fried, pan gravy, whipped potato, and super food slaw.

So, if you’ve been wondering what the Forgotten Mile Ale House has to offer, watch the segment and you can get a feel for the place with a recommendation from us to check it out. Several of the patrons mentioned the great happy hour deals that are available (many of the appetizers are available for $5 during happy hour) and if you’re a beer connoisseur, you’ll be pleased by the many available options.

When you visit the FMAH, make sure and tell them you saw it on Coastal Cuisine.

Here’s to good taste!