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40 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, Feb. 24 - Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 State Room forgoes froufrou for meat and potatoes menu LYNN O'DONNELL . / 302-644-8330 302-644-8209 By Molly Albertson Cape Gazette staff Fluffy food is not on the menu. When the State Room opened Friday, Feb. 18, it offered a classic steakhouse menu. The steak- house, located within The Heritage Inn on Route 1, does not cater to those who want to walk away hungry after a fancy meal. Owner Spencer Derrickson, who also owns Abstractions on Rehoboth Avenue, wanted to offer customers good, simple food with a concentration on quality. "People want to be fed. Some things are just too froufy. People want meat and potatoes," he said. And that's just what he is offering. He did not want to reinvent the wheel, he said, but make it better. "There's no pulling punches. It's doing the classics and doing it the best you can," he said. So Derrickson studied tradi- tional steakhouse faire to build his menu. It features familiars like char*grilled steaks, French onion soup, Caesar salad and pasta. He was inspired by his favorites. "You can spend all day messing with stuff, but nothing is better The State Room also offers sanctuary to a stressed traveler staying in The Heritage with a fully stocked bar and fiat- screen television. Diners may also enjoy coffee or cocktails while taking advantage of the wireless internet. than a good soup in my opinion," Derrickson said, pointing out the crab and lobster bisque on the menu. Derrickson wanted a return to simplicity. Like restaurants back in the old days, he said, when cus- tomers sit down, they immediate- ly will have something to eat. Melba toast, fresh bread and cheese spread is waiting on each Continued on page 41 Practice primarily limited to." Real Estate Settlements Estate Planning and Administration Elder Law: Guardianships, Powers of Attorney, Medicaid Planning, PlillerTrusts Member of Notional Academy of Eider Law Attorneys Molly Albertson photo The fireplace warms the State Room adding to the casual steakhouse atmosphere complete with large, solid oak tables set with toast, bread and port wine cheese spread. i ]'he Only Sunroom "Enjoy the Great Outdoors Indoor ~ All Year Longl" 4 Season Sunrooms Lifetime Guarantee Insulated Low-E Windows WWW, coastalsu n rooms, com (302) 537-3679 (302) 762-4878 1-800-473-7971 *Limited time, must present ad at time of purchase. ii J will Find the Best of Both Worlds at Bethany Beach World-class waterfront luxury town- homes nestled in a private enclave just minutes from the beach at the Quiet Resort of Bethany Beach. Set along the natural beauty of the Assawoman Canal with towering pines, native ferns and dogwoods, Canal Woods flows with the natural environment. Each luxury residence has 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Individual Elevators, Expansive Windows, Community Pool, and 3,200 sq. ft. of Gradous Living Area with all Upgraded Amenities induded.