Back when I first came to Delaware, I visited the very recently opened EasySpeak Spirits in Milford. This was in December, and a lot has changed over there. I’ve closely followed their facebook page to keep an eye on their development, and I’ve seen improvements to their location, live music, and meal specials added to their repertoire. I thought it only right to visit again so far down the road.
We arrived on a cool Sunday evening under an overcast sky. We were one of a few small groups there, and it made the available area feel spacious and comfortable. Their outdoor seating area is the most changed since those cold December nights. They’ve added a sandy area, hammocks, and games for visitors to hang out. On any other night, I may have been inclined to stay awhile. This makes it a good spot for when you have company.
At the center of their outdoor seating is a fire pit that has been present since their opening. It shows a great deal of promise for the upcoming fall evenings where you can sit around the fire with a fresh, local cocktail and take in the music. It no longer sits out there looking a little bit alone. Their outdoor area has been fenced in and made more comfortable.
Their menu has expanded to include items from past specials that have gone over great. For example, they debuted a lobster and brown butter pizza during their Valentine’s Day dinner which is now a permanent, if expensive, menu item. This was exciting for me to see, because damn, that was a good pizza. We did not have it for dinner, however.
Dinner came in the form of a buffalo chicken dip and crab-artichoke white pizza. The buffalo chicken dip was something we ordered on a whim, as this was a familiar flavor for us from our time in Iowa. There, they called it ‘Chicken Lip Dip’, and it was different. EasySpeak makes theirs with a smoky, bacony flavor within the dip that is generally not present in something referred to as ‘Chicken Lip’ anything. We put it down quickly, and we refused to move on from it when the pizza arrived.
We had this pizza during our first visit, and I can tell you that the crab and artichoke pizza remains a delicious menu item. We ate all but two pieces, both of which were gone before my husband and I went to bed at night.
This food is a fine companion to the spirits that are brewed in house, my favorite of which is their rum. We generally buy a bottle at every visit. Today, however, I tried their ginger moscow mule, and their vodka is also well made. I’ve yet to have a cocktail there that I didn’t like. They use only their own liquors, a touch I greatly appreciate.
If you decide to enjoy these delicious foods and spirits, keep an eye on their facebook page for a variety of events. As mentioned earlier, they do live music frequently. Almost every night during the weekend has a local musician putting on a show. I have yet to take it in, but now that I know that EasySpeak has only continued to climb in quality since their opening, I may have to take them up on their offered musical acts.
They have a wide variety of social media accounts you can follow to keep up on the times and specials. Please feel free to start out at their facebook page, and if you ever drop in, let them know that Eating Normal sent you. Congrats to the staff at EasySpeak for creating a joint in Delmarva that I will remember long after I move on one day.
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