Fire & Ice "Delmarvalous" Drink Competition

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Name: Fire & Ice "Delmarvalous" Drink Competition
Date: February 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, on-line registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Join the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce & local restaurants on Sunday, February 21, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM for the Fire & Ice "Delmarvalous" Drink Competition. Local bartenders will compete head-to-head to have their drink awarded the "Delmarvalous" Fire & Ice 2021 winner! Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in downtown Bethany Beach is hosting the virtual event that will be streamed via Facebook Live! To access the live stream, please click here.

All drinks will be provided in branded Fire & Ice to-go cups and drinks will created in collaboration with 
Sagamore Spirit and Steel Blu Vodka. Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite drink alongside a celebrity panel! Tickets will be available until Thursday, February 18 for $40. 
*Must be 21 or over to participate. All participants must bring their ID's
*All sales are final. Refunds will not be provided

For a printable flyer, please click here 

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will follow all COVID-19 protocols set forth by the State of Delaware and the Centers for Disease Control to provide a safe event for all participants, bartenders, and staff. Current mandates, restrictions, and guidelines (if necessary) will be communicated prior to the event.

Drink Competition patrons will receive:
  • One complimentary to-go drink from each participating restaurant
  • Link to virtual drink competition stream
  • Link to the "People's Choice" vote
  • Opportunity to ask each bartender questions
  • An exclusive preview of the Fire & Ice Demarvalous drinks
  • Ability to support local restaurants & Nemours duPont Pediatrics & SeniorCare, Sussex Campus

Competing Bartenders
Participating bartenders will compete for an opportunity to be named the Fire & Ice "Delmarvalous" Drink Competition winner. The winning bartender will be awarded a cash prize and an ice trophy that will be displayed at their restaurant during Fire & Ice Festival weekend from February 26 - February 28.
  • Melanie Petrie- The Cottage Cafe
  • Anthony Taylor- Good Earth Market
  • Ryon Helminiak- Bethany Blues
  • Ben Wenke- Zoca
  • Chaz Galliher- 99 Sea Level
  • Jordan Fisher- Signatures at Bayside
  • Paul Turcot- The Den at Bear Trap Dunes
Ticket sales will benefit Nemours duPont Pediatrics & SeniorCare, Sussex Campus and local area restaurants. In 2020, $7,525 was raised for Nemours through the Drink Competition and Tasting Tour. Make sure to follow Nemours duPont Pediatrics & Senior Care, Sussex Campus on Facebook.

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Sharing the compelling, heartwarming and even difficult, yet positive, experiences that their patients and families have had at Nemours is an integral part of their fundraising!

Celebrity Judging Panel

A panel of celebrity judges will participate in the Fire & Ice "Delmarvalous" Drink Competition. Drinks will be judged based on taste, presentation, and best theme. Judges will be onsite, and will follow all COVID-19 safety protocols.
  1. Megan Ryan - Delaware Today: Meg's passion for magazines stems from a young age while growing up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. This passion shows through her early career at various publications as an editor and writer. Before joining Delaware Today in 2019, Meg spent two years at Delmarva Now on Maryland's Eastern Shore as a reporter covering education and entertainment. A proud Louisiana State University alumna, she was editor-in-chief of Legacy, the LSU student magazine; a contributing writer for the LSU Alumni Magazine; and a writer and editor for The Daily Reveille, the LSU student newspaper. Meg also interned for 225 Magazine, which covers the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and The Desert Sun, a newspaper in Palm Springs, California.
  2. Kathy McDonald - La Vida Hospitality: Kathy McDonald is the Catering Director for Fork & Flask (formerly known as Nage Catering) and the Big Chill Beach Club. She loves making lifelong memories for all the couples who work with her to plan their special event. Prior to starting with La Vida, with a 2 year break in Key West, Kathy worked as Director of Operations for a large restaurant group in Washington, D.C. and Delaware. Kathy enjoys working with different non-profit groups, firmly believes in conscious capitalism and that giving and community involvement are crucial to a successful business plan. When not working, she loves to travel, eats at local restaurants, and studies drawing.
  3. Bob The Foodie - Rehoboth Foodie: Bob Yesbek, aka The Rehoboth Foodie, is a weekly food and restaurant columnist for Delaware's Cape Gazette and Beach Paper newspapers. For over 14 years, has provided restaurant news and reviews for the Sussex County, DE ocean and bay resorts. For the last 11 years, he has been the author of the popular travel app Rehoboth in my Pocket. He is also part owner of the Eating Rehoboth restaurant tours, now in its 10th year
  4. Kami Banks Kane - Banks Wines & Spirits: Kami has been at Banks Wines & Spirits since its inception in 2003. She is responsible for ordering, special events, deliveries, and invoicing. Her favorite part of Banks Wines & Spirits is helping customers with wine selections. Her favorite drink of choice is wine, specifically rose and sparkling wines, and she always loves a good cocktail too. When she isn't at Banks, she is active in our local community supporting organizations such as Delaware Botanic Garden, Delaware Hospice, and Beebe Healthcare.

If you interested in volunteering for the Fire & Ice "Delmarvalous" Drink Competition, please click here.

Fire & Ice Drink Tasting Tour
Join us February 26 - 28 for the Fire & Ice Festival Tasting Tour. For more information and to purchase tickets, please 
click here.

Fire & Ice Festival - Delmarvalous
Experience the Quiet Resorts as you never have before at the 2021 Fire & Ice Festival - Delmarvalous on February 26 - 28! For more information about the Fire & Ice Festival, please click here.
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Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
99 Hollywood St
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, February 21
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drink Competition: $40
All ticket sales will benefit Nemours duPont Pediatrics & SeniorCare, Sussex Campus
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