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La Poblanita: Todavía (Still), the Best Tacos in Town

La Poblanita: Todavía (Still), the Best Tacos in Town

We’ve been going to the Lancaster Avenue taqueria, La Poblanita, more off of late than on, for at least a decade. These visits tend for some reason to run in cycles, and there have been times in recent years we’re ashamed to say that as many as 365 days slipped…

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Firefly Beats Expectations, Fans Are Coming Back Next Year

Firefly Beats Expectations, Fans Are Coming Back Next Year

As the much-anticipated 2016 Firefly music festival came to a close, music fans proclaimed it an overwhelming success. “The festival was amazing! The vibes were so positive,” remarked Ryan Fischer, a 16-year-old from Wilmington. Recent high school graduate Ethan Ivins, 18, agreed, stating, “Everyone comes to Firefly committed to having…

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Heavenly Chocolates at Annual Festival

Heavenly Chocolates at Annual Festival

It was a chocolate lover’s delight at Kennett High School earlier this month, when the gym was transformed into something heavenly — rows and rows of all things chocolate. Over 1,000 visitors to the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival paid $10 each to sample five pieces of chocolate — brownies, cakes, cookies, candy and cupcakes…

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Wine Frankly: Dealing with a Bad Wine

Wine Frankly: Dealing with a Bad Wine

Good hospitality dictates that the customer is always right, right?  Well… the wine business is a unique industry that makes, samples and sells a product that is both a commodity and living thing.  It changes with temperature, light, age and abuse, just as personal tastes change with mood, temperament, and emotional upheaval.…

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TSDiner Home Cooking: Pork Chops with Apple Dressing (Plus Dessert)

TSDiner Home Cooking: Pork Chops with Apple Dressing (Plus Dessert)

TSD aspires to deliver a delicious weekend meal without breaking too much of a sweat; we like this one as it’s pretty easy to pull off but scores points as a hearty fall meal. Ingredients Loin pork chops (we used boneless, but chops with some nice fat around the rims)…

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TSDiner Home Cooking: Fish Stew

TSDiner Home Cooking: Fish Stew

This one is easy, but you get points for creativity and the rich blend of slightly exotic flavors. Ingredients: 1 lb cod, 1 lb large shrimp 2 large potatoes, 2 carrots, 3 pieces of celery, half a yellow onion, 1 clump or whatever it is called of bok choy 2…

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Wine, Frankly: Frank on Franc

Wine, Frankly: Frank on Franc

I absolutely adore this grape. Whether it’s from the Finger Lakes of New York, the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, the Right Bank of Bordeaux or closest to my heart and palate from the area that does it best, Loire Valley, the Cabernet Franc grape has always been a go-to…

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Wine, Frankly: No Tents Needed – Just a Corkscrew, Wine Glasses and S’mores

Wine, Frankly: No Tents Needed – Just a Corkscrew, Wine Glasses and S’mores

I’ve never been one for camping outdoors. Actually, truth is, I’ve never camped… ever. Nope, never pitched a tent. This Boy Scout since the age of 13 always had a job that consumed weekends, so earning that badge never presented itself. The closest I ever got was when I was…

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TSDiner Home Cooking: Quick and Easy Pasta Primonara

TSDiner Home Cooking: Quick and Easy Pasta Primonara

Long weekend spent partially out of town, but hungry young eaters at home were not hearing any excuses. They’d had plenty of takeout and frozen Trader Giotto’s pizza and they demanded something fresh and healthy. So what fits the bill and passes for dinner in 20 minutes or less? An…

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TSDiner: Home Cooking – French Toast, Lettuce Wraps and Apple Pie

TSDiner: Home Cooking – French Toast, Lettuce Wraps and Apple Pie

At the risk of making this a ‘one and done,’ TSDiner is going to take a stab at a new feature offering our weekend culinary adventures. We can’t promise delivering every week, but hopefully we’ll have enough material to work with to keep up a semi-regular stream of our Saturday-Sunday…

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