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Saturday stunner: $1,000 tip on a $73.15 lunch

  A Facebook group that’s filled with good news about dining in the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area had some great news on Saturday: a $1,000 tip. “I’m really grateful for the $1000 tip I received from a customer this week,” wrote Ken Chen, a...

Restaurant losses from March to June estimated at $700 million

While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on many Delaware businesses, the restaurant and food service industry lost $700 million in three months, a Delaware Restaurant Association report says. “We are still operating at a significant loss, and, according to...

Le Cavalier in the Hotel du Pont’s Green Room to open Sept. 1

Tyler Akin is coming home—in a manner of speaking, that is. The Tower Hill graduate, who found culinary fame in Philly, will open Le Cavalier at the Green Room Sept. 1, in the Hotel du Pont. The debut will end...

Trolley Square’s Dine on Delaware sees tables in the street always busy

Steady business during the inaugural Dine on Delaware weekend in Trolley Square has restaurants there enthusiastic about continuing it through October. The event shuts down two blocks of Delaware Avenue in Forty Acres from 4 p.m. on Fridays through 10:30...

Dine on Delaware: Curbside Wilmington expands to Trolley Square

Curbside Wilmington worked so well to drive diners to Market Street restaurants that the city is launching Dine on Delaware for Trolley Square. This Delaware means Delaware Avenue. The effort to support restaurants starts Friday, and will shut down parts of...

Dogfish Head turns 25 this year. Here are 25 fun facts about it

In 1995, a young Sam Calagione started Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in downtown Rehoboth Beach. At the time, it was one of America’s smallest breweries; the 10-gallon system that Sam cobbled together made 0.3 barrels per batch. Twenty-five years later, Dogfish Head is a...

Newark drops bill to stop bar service, but will pursue limits on private gatherings

Newark won’t keep pursuing a bill that would have stopped bar service in the college town, but a proposal to allow police to break up private gatherings of 10 or more is still alive. The bills had been on the...

Newark council to vote tonight on banning seating in bars, private gatherings above 10

    The Newark City Council on Monday will vote on controversial bills that would ban seating in bars and reinstate a rule that bans gatherings of 10 or more on city streets or in private homes to help slow the...

Newark Council renews city manager’s ability to approve restaurants’ outdoor expansions

NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect the vote and the fact it's a renewal, not a new ordinance. The Newark City Council Thursday night unanimously approved the extension of an ordinance...

Curbside Wilmington’s Friday block party lures customers, energy downtown

Wilmington's Friday night Curbside Wilmington celebrations have helped shift restaurants' best nights from Saturday to Friday, and brought happy energy to downtown, say restaurant owners. Curbside Wilmington, which started quietly in June, closes down the 800 block of Market Street...
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