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Wilmington Brew Works, Hagley Museum put history in bottle

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The Fruits of Eleutherian Mills cider, made with cherries from Hagley by Wilmington Brew Works, in front of the du Pont home for which it’s named   Most people know Hagley Museum & Library as the birth of the DuPont Co. Along the banks of the Brandywine River, E.I. du Pont built Eleutherian Mills, his gunpowder yard and ancestral home. …

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Bardea owners to open Market Street steakhouse in ’22

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One of the steaks cooked by Bardea Chef Antimo DiMeo   In 2019, partners Scott Stein and Chef Antimo DiMeo were poised to bring another restaurant to Market Street in downtown Wilmington. They already owned Pizzeria Bardea and Bardea Food & Drink, an Italian-inspired restaurant that helped spark the Market Street renaissance. The new project, however, was a departure. “We knew we wanted …

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Sonora Restaurant reopens in Newark

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    Melissa Ferraro is one determined restaurateur. When the landlord sold the building that housed her New Castle restaurant, she could have thrown in the towel and hopped back on her food truck, Outlandish. Few could blame her. Sonora at the David Finney had only been open a year when COVID-19 ravaged the industry. Ferraro, however, is made of …

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Pizza & sushi: Pizzeria Maki marries 2 takeout favorites under 1 roof

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Want sushi? Pizza? Both? Pizzeria Maki in Greenville offers both.   Many foods complement each other. Take, for instance, peanut butter and jelly, burrata and tomatoes or chocolate and pretzels. Most people, however, wouldn’t dream of pairing pizza and sushi. But in Greenville, that’s about to change. Pizzeria Maki recently opened in One Greenville Crossing, which is already home to …

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Snuff Mill Restaurant to open in Independence Mall in July

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    Snuff Mill’s seared grass-fed prime Delmonico steak, wrapped with black pepper bacon, served with roasted garlic butter, asparagus with rosemary and pan drippings. Photo by Joel Plotkin Photography.   Most Brandywine Valley residents have traveled on Snuff Mill Road, a wooded route that winds from Route 52 in Chateau Country to the Red Clay Creek in Yorklyn. Here …

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Milford’s Benvenuto invites mixologists to compete in the Thirsty Games

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Milford’s Benvenuto restaurant brings mixologist Brian Van Flandern to town for cocktail events this summer   Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant.  Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine …