restaurant Bar Reverie

A chef shakeup. A new Brandywine Restaurant. A look at old faves

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  Manisha Collet-Govinden, the opening chef at Bar Reverie in Greenville, is no longer at the restaurant.   Owner David Dietz had “moved mountains” to bring the family to Delaware. (They previously owned a restaurant in Paris.) But ultimately, it was not a good fit. The new chef, Steve Taplin, started Sept. 17 after working on new dishes at Dietz’s BBC …

Grotto pizza restaurant

Restaurant highlights: Grotto’s game fare, spirited dinners

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It’s football season, and that means Grotto Pizza has kicked off its “Game Day” menu, available at all the Rehoboth Beach-based chain’s sports bars. Selections include loaded nachos (add chili or chicken for an extra charge), Buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, a jumbo soft pretzel with honey mustard and an all-beef hotdog. (Chili and cheese are available.) During games, the bar …

Chopped competiton SoDel fest

‘Chopped’-style contest highlights Saturday’s SoDel Fest

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LaTisha Dismuke is a fan of the Food Network show “Chopped.”   On each episode, contestants prepare an appetizer, entree and dessert using the show’s ingredients—no matter how odd.  “Adaptability is a big deal,” noted Dismuke, owner of A Taste of Jazz, a Millsboror catering company that combines her culinary talent with her musical abilities. (She will play the saxophone on …

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Iron Hill’s new menu: Regional favorites and lots of shrimp

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In the early 1990s, brewpubs were an anomaly in Delaware—hard as that is to believe.  Then Stewart’s Brewing Co. in Bear, Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats in Rehoboth Beach and Brandywine Brewing Co. in Greenville quickly opened. (The latter has since closed.) Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant was the tortoise in the local race, owing to the lack of available space. …


Fall benefits: Some restaurants lower prices after Labor Day

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People have a tenancy to rush into fall, and when it comes to food, that’s not a bad thing, particularly if you like pumpkin, squashes, apples and heartier fare. Restaurants are revising menus, coastal eateries are reinstating specials, and special events are kicking into high gear throughout the state. The second season Coastal locals rejoice once Labor Day rolls around. …


As summer wanes, autumn dining promises more fun

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The dining scene has been so active in August that autumn promises to bring more openings, closings, fundraisers and special events. This week, menus have expanded, new eateries opened, and a brewpub pays tribute to a beloved member of the hospitality industry. On Saturday, Aug. 26, Stitch House Brewery will hold the second FrankaPalooza to honor director of operations Frank “The Tank” Kaszeta, …


Food now: George & Sons closing; Park CafĂ©’s empanada pop-up

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This the diversity of Delaware’s dining scene is on display right now. Read on for news about empanadas, ramen, vegan food and Italian specialties. While one beloved seafood restaurant is closing, another is still going strong. Meanwhile, there are plenty of wine and food events with summery menus. George & Sons  The Esterling family recently announced that George & Sons, their …


Sirocco offers vibrant Spanish, Italian and Greek flavors

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A sirocco is a Mediterranean wind from the Sahara that can reach hurricane-level speed. In Rehoboth Beach, however, Sirocco Food & Drink is a breath of fresh air. The newly opened restaurant is in Coastal Rehoboth Beach, part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The hotel replaces the Sandcastle Motel, a concrete gray edifice resembling a giant prop for a …

Iron Hill

New Iron Hill menu; Le Cav wine dinners; Mission BBQ opens

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There are no dog days when it comes to dining in Delaware.  For instance, the state’s brewing scene is hopping, and there are plenty of opportunities to sip new wines. A festival will showcase a dinner created by television competition winners, and a well-liked brewery is closing. Meanwhile, a local favorite has overhauled its menu, and Mission BBQ is finally …


Boro: New café brings taste of Europe to Talleyville

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  Colin Dyckman and his wife, Kendal Reynolds, arrived in Italy just in time for a heat wave.  “Like the natives, we just strolled from gelateria to gelateria,” he recalled.  Spooning the silky frozen confection was a sweet alternative to sipping alcoholic beverages—and the experience was just as relaxing, he maintained. “It allows people to chilly, literally,” Dyckman said of …