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Wine, Frankly: Three Nerdy Wines You’ve Probably Never Tasted

Wine, Frankly: Three Nerdy Wines You’ve Probably Never Tasted

I’m happy to be a geek. There’s a huge difference between being a wine geek and a wine snob. A wine snob is a particularly posh type of creature and most certainly not to be confused with a wine geek. Geeks are wine lovers who seek out obscure grapes, unknown regions, and unconventional…

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TSDiner: Trolley Square’s Opa! Opa! Is a Big, Fat, Greek Yes

TSDiner: Trolley Square’s Opa! Opa! Is a Big, Fat, Greek Yes

In the span of three days, I’ve twice found myself at Trolley Square’s newest restaurant, Opa! Opa! The Small Big Greek Place— once for lunch with friends and again because I was low on groceries and wanted something delicious and quick. I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t been one for…

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Delaware Local Produce Week Celebrates Food, Farmers and Community

Delaware Local Produce Week Celebrates Food, Farmers and Community

Love summer’s fresh tomatoes and peaches, peppers and cucumbers? You’re in luck. This morning, Gov. Jack Markell declared the beginning of Delaware Local Produce Week. The effort, a non-partisan initiative created by Rep. Lyndon Yearick, R-Camden-Woodside, aims to promote the benefits of buying and eating locally-produced fruits and vegetables and…

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TSDiner: New Beachside Bar and Grill Opens on Rehoboth Avenue

TSDiner: New Beachside Bar and Grill Opens on Rehoboth Avenue

Legendary BBC impresario Dave Dietz has teamed up with Rehoboth chef and restaurateur Jay Caputo to launch Beachside Bar and Grill, which officially welcomes diners Thursday after a three-day soft opening that earned rave reviews. Beachside B&G’s kitchen offerings will unsurprisingly reflect the venue and moniker by featuring a generally lighter, beachy…

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Wine, Frankly: The ABC’s of Great Italian Red Wine

Wine, Frankly: The ABC’s of Great Italian Red Wine

From lush, deep red Chiantis to light, fruity Bardolinos, Italy produces some of the world’s best red wine. Perfect to add extra luster to Italy’s rich cuisine, Italian red wines offer variety, quality, and style. Italy has very diverse wine-growing regions. The cool, mountainous northern region of Piedmont produces crisp, austere wines, whereas…

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Beer:30 Is Blue Rocks’ Best-Kept Secret

Beer:30 Is Blue Rocks’ Best-Kept Secret

Beer:30 might be the Blue Rocks’ best-kept secret. At least until now. Maybe the overcast weather had something to do with it, but last Thursday, an underwhelming amount of people showed up to the Dogfish Head happy hour promotion at Frawley Stadium. They missed out! In a new event this…

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Starbucks Coming to Greenville: 19807 Braces for Coffee Showdown

Starbucks Coming to Greenville: 19807 Braces for Coffee Showdown

Kennett Pike coffee drinkers will soon have a choice for their $5 lattes. Sources on site at the former Cosi in Powder Mill Square confirm the location is undergoing construction to make way for the global coffee colossus Starbucks, just steps away from dominant local incumbent Brew Ha Ha!‘s flagship…

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New Castle Farmers Market: A Sensory Feast

New Castle Farmers Market: A Sensory Feast

At the enormous white New Castle Farmers Market building on Route 13, I envisioned an abundance of peaches and tomatoes, berries, peppers, and all the other vibrant produce that comes with summer months. An explosion of vibrancy was indeed there this Sunday, but it was dedicated to a lot more…

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Opa! Why the 40th Holy Trinity Greek Festival Rocks

Opa! Why the 40th Holy Trinity Greek Festival Rocks

With this dreary, unseasonable weather we’ve been having, I didn’t think many people would come out for the 40th annual Holy Trinity Greek Festival in Wilmington Wednesday evening. Boy, was I wrong! Sure, people were in sweaters and jackets, but that didn’t deter hundreds (probably thousands?) from celebrating in Mediterranean…

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‘Cookie Lady’ Bakes up Smiles for Delaware Hospice

‘Cookie Lady’ Bakes up Smiles for Delaware Hospice

Meet the Mrs. Fields of Delaware Hospice: Her name is Dot Swain, and she knows the power of a warm, freshly-baked cookie. For the upcoming National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), Delaware Hospice has chosen to honor Swain out of its 600-plus volunteers. She first came to the Delaware Hospice Center…

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