Friday, November 30, 2007

Christmas Bonus

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift. Look for further. We can generate a gift certificate for that someone special on your list for any amount. Plus if you purchase a total of $100 in gift certificates we will bonus you with a free $20 certificate good for the first three months of 2008.

Certificates can be purchased at Mango Mike's or over the phone during business hours at 703.370.3800.

Benefit at Mango's Bethany

In case you're down at the beach this weekend there's a big benefit at Mango's on the Beach. Live band (Electric Velvet), great food from 10 local restaurants and lot of auction items on the silent auction tables.

Benefits Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Mission of Sussex County, Justin W. Jennings Foundation, The Ryan Scott Kappes Foundation, The William O. Murray Scholarship Fund and the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation

Saturday December 1, 7 - 11pm.


December Delicious Special

This was so popular last year we decided to bring it back for this holiday season. Filet Oscar. Delicious tenderloin, grilled and topped with Blue Crab meat and hollandaise sauce. Served with fresh vegetable and mashed potatoes. Only $18.95 any day during the month of December. No Coupon necessary.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

White Christmas

No need to worry about lack of a white Christmas. Here's instant snow. Just add water and create snow that lasts for weeks. Sorry, no snowballs in Mango's, it dilutes the Corona. Check out the video, just scroll down to the Instant Snow picture.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Recipe Calculator

Not in the Mango's kitchen - yet.

Magnetic Recipe Divider/Multiplier

Easily divide in half or thirds, or multiply recipe measurements.

Slide the tab to rotate measurement conversions.

Attach to your refrigerator for easy access.

Super-strong stainless steel magnet.

4.5" diameter. $8.99


Thanks to

Decorating for Christmas

Head Bartender Andres is helping us transform Mango's from a tropical paradise to a Winter Wonderland ready for Christmas. Notice the coconut ready to be placed on the crown of the tree.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Free Brunch

This weeks bonus from the MangoBlogger.

Just print out this certificate and redeem on Sunday December 2, 2007 for a Free Brunch at our Steel Drum Sunday Brunch Buffet. 10 - 2pm. Plus enjoy the steel drum sounds of Michael George from Trinidad.

Please only one certificate per table.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Car for Mom

Not my mom.

And this has absolutely nothing to do with Mango's. I just thought it was a nice thing to do for your mom.

My Buddy Zimm, who used to be the owner of Ramparts, with the help of his brother and sister bought their mom a PT Cruiser convertible. And it wasn't even her birthday.

Isn't about time you did something nice for your mom?

Johnny Rockets

We were down in Myrtle Beach visiting the In-Laws and decided we had our fill of turkey left overs so we headed to Johnny Rockets at Broadway at the Beach for burgers Saturday night. Had a great time and a pretty decent meal, especially for the price.

(Although I think the burgers at Ramparts are much better).

Good Manners

We've tried to teach our children well. But as a parent you can only do so much when it comes to table manners.


To entertain you during dinner the staff does their thing to some of the more popular tunes from the 50's. I mentioned this to the Mango's staff as part of their dinner service, but I didn't get very far.


As an added bonus, just as our dinner was served, the barge pulled up right in front of the restaurant for a 15 minute firework show. It just about rivaled the Bethany 4th of July display.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Mojito Squeezer

One of our more popular drinks at Mango's can be enjoyed at home. But you'll need a lot of fresh squeezed limes to keep your guests happy. DO NOT USE Roses lime juice in any drink that calls for fresh lime.

To save you some time and effort try one of these nifty citrus juicers.
Buy Lime at Amazon!
About $11 from Amazon

Orange Juicer
Buy Orange at Amazon!

Mojito Recipe

3 fresh mint sprigs
2 tsp sugar
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 1/2 oz light rum
club soda

In a tall thin glass, crush part of the mint with a fork to coat the inside. Add the sugar and lime juice and stir thoroughly. Top with ice. Add rum and mix. Top off with *chilled* club soda (or seltzer). Add a lime slice and the remaining mint, and serve.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blue Surf is Raised

The Blue Surf Motel, an icon in Bethany Beach is GONE. The McCabe's, owners of the Blue Surf, decided it was time to move on. The Hotel, which I'm guessing has been there since the 50's, will be replaced by condos (in the million dollar range) and some retails shops on the back side.

We will definetly miss this attraction.

(pixs for Mango Staffer Laric)

End of an Era

Many a Mango's customer has graced the rooms of the Blue Surf.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bishop Ireton Football Plays for the State Title

For the first time in the History of Bishop Ireton they're playing for the State Football Championship for Virginia Independent Schools, Division 1.

The game was held at Lynchburg's Liberty University's Williams Stadium against the undefeated LSA Lynchburg Christian Academy.

Although this was their home field, we had more fans and students attending the game.

Bus Trip to Lynchburg

Mangoette Chelsea, Liz and the Dom Squad board the bus for the trip to the Championship game.

Dom Squad

All season these guys have been the personal cheerleaders for player Dominick Puglise. They are nuts. It was 28 degrees at game time in Lynchburg and they insisted on being shirtless for the whole game. Now that's spirit or maybe just a bit of insanity.

The Dom Squad: Kyle Brooks. Andrew Georgieff, Sam Ellis, Cam Ellis, Michael Barber

Pre Game Party

Cardinal Crazzies

Great Team, Great Season

Although the final score was 14 - 35, it didn't really reflect the spirit and effort put forth by this and team and their great season, a record for the school. Special thanks to coach Anthony Verducci and his coaching staff for a terrific job with this team.

Post Game Discussion

Jacob Manley, a member of the team stopped by the bus post game for the wrap up.

Friday, November 16, 2007

A Good Friend

We were in a tough position at Mango's being short a manager after downtown Chip had headed back to DC to run Wonderland. So longtime friend, high school and college buddy, Bill Damman ventured out from the cold state of Michigan to give us a hand for six weeks. Not only did he perform on all his nighttime managerial shifts, but he also came in days to help us with a cornucopia of projects like the new fishtanks and a host of kitchen projects.

Bill, the entire staff appreciates your help and we'll see you at the Staff Blow Out Christmas Party.

(Seen here with Mrs. Mango)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Free $10 Gift Certificate

Let's see how many of you Mangoheads are reading my new Blog. If you are here's an easy $10 for your next visit to Mango Mike's. Just print out the coupon, bring in into Mango's and sign up for our email list, before the end of business on Wednesday the 21st of November and deduct $10 from your check . Please, since this is pretty generous, even for us, only one per customer. Hurry this is a short term offer.

Black Friday

The big shopping day is only a week away. And as always there's a special place for it on the Web. This website will list for you all the great Black Friday deals that await you, if you can get your keister out of bed at predawn times. Better leave Mango's early Thursday night. (We open on Thanksgiving night at 8pm - Tiki Bar Only)

After shopping don't forget Mango Mike's will be offering a $12.95 Lobster dinner special Friday night.


Ratchet Corkscrew

I've seen a lot of cork screws in my years at the restaurant, but this one is the most unique. Not cheap at $99, but if you're going thru a lot of wine it would pay for itself in a short time.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Best Lobster Deal in Town

Every Tuesday night enjoy a complete Maine Lobster dinner for only $12.95 - before 7pm. Only $14.95 after 7pm.
No where in town can you beat this deal.

Maxim Magazine

One of my favorite Magazines. Part Popular Mechanics, part Mad Magazine, part Playboy. This month there's an article by "No Reservations" author Anthony Bourdain.

Part of the article is "Love thy Waiter"

The golden rules of dining out: Don't be
an asshole, and be nice to your waiter. It
really is that simple.Are you pleased to be
at the restaurant?Tell him. Are you happy?
Look happy. Acknowledge, inword and
attitude, that your waiter works hard. that
he knows what he's doing. and that he knows what's truly great
on the menu. Your waiter is your trusted ally.
It's in his best interest
to be. He wants you and your guests to have
fun, enjoy some of his suggestions, drop some
money, tip well and come back with your friends.
Even if the chef is yelling at him to move last night's
stinky cod, he's
not going to foist it on you. But if you're a
rude, imperious f___wit, you'll see the
shutters come down behind his eyes
instantly.You're no longer a "friendly,"
you're aproblem to be hustled out of the
restaurant ASAP.And for your sake, you
had also better like cod.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Captain Morgan Visits Mango's

Blasted into Mango's the other night with a horde of Pirate girls to promote their Rum. Customers enjoyed the Captain along with his handouts of free t-shirts, but no Pirate girls. Sorry Matey.

Meeting new Friends

The Captain collects 'em like Dabloons.


Probably filled with empty Barcardi Bottles.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mangoette Celebrates Sweet 16

Chelsea celebrated this milestone at Simply Fish with 130 of her most favorite friends. From a parents standpoint it actually turned out to be a pretty good party and not a single knife fight.


You can't have a birthday without a grand entrance.

Happy BIrthday Chelsea

Saturday, November 10, 2007

More Halloween Photos - WOOooooEeeeeeOooooo

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Fish Tank Progress

Getting closer to finIshing the tanks.

Bill D. is finishing the plumbing on the 50 gallon super filter bio tank.

Bill B. seen here adding one of 10 bags of special gravel for the tank bottom.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Mango Mike's Halloween Party - Scary

Mango's Halloween party was excellent. Staff and customers displayed a lot of creativity and, as always, had a blast.