Manhattans at big fish

Whether she’s making Manhattans at Big Fish or just pulling beers, to bartender Michele Smith, everyone is a regular. A small group of bartenders and servers were waiting around the bar at Big Fish in Rehoboth. Not really hanging out, more like checking in. The beach restaurant usually has a line outside prior to opening and, for as much anticipation as people have to come in there was a proportionate amount on the inside among the staff. The bartenders and servers were checking in with Michele Smith, who had the evening off but still carries the kind of quiet authority that comes with 17 years behind the bar. Colleagues peppered her with “hellos” and “what are you going heres” but mostly they wanted to know whether she thought Gary was bringing macadamia nut cookies. Some regulars bring her the occasional gift, but on Thursdays Gary could be counted upon toContinue Reading