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Food & Dining

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...

Boozy ice cream? V&M Bistro gets creative to succeed in pandemic

Vincenza Carrieri-Russo will never forget March 16, 2020. On that day, Gov. John Carney modified the state of emergency order he’d implemented to curb the coronavirus. At 8 p.m., Delaware was limiting restaurants to takeout and delivery.  “We had to...

Newark restaurants depend on UD, so what happens when classes go online?

In summer 2019, Greg Vogeley had his hands full. The owner of Drip Café, which started in Hockessin, had a new second location on the edge of the University of Delaware campus.  He was busy serving walk-in customers—including students and...

A touch more Tonic: New name, new menu, new decor, new siblings

During Phase 2 of Delaware’s economic reopening, many restauranteurs hunkered down to weather the coronavirus-related storm. Not Paul Bouchard.  Bouchard is a managing partner with Jamestown Hospitality, which is best known for Tonic Bar & Grille in downtown Wilmington.   Recently, Tonic...

New Juice Joint squeezed dry on opening day

If the owners of Wilmington’s newest juice bar had any question about whether the city’s Riverfront would be a good locale for their business, selling out of product on their opening day was certainly a strong endorsement of their...

Meals for 2 to 4 — or more — are a win for Delaware restaurants and customers

Mickey Donatello never imagined that he’d be selling family-style portions of lasagna and chicken piccata. He opened Corner Bistro in 2003 to serve creative food with a European flair. Picture Niçoise salad, sweet potato gnocchi and steak frites. The Talleyville eatery...
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COVID-19 stats continue decline as vaccinations rise

344,780 Delawareans, or 44.4% of the eligible population, are fully vaccinated as of Friday a.m.

12-year-old spots fire at neighbor’s house in Bear

With the help of his father, “cool and collected’ Bear resident Sam Witman extinguishes the fire.

Carney: Mask mandate ending May 21

Gov.  John Carney on Friday announced that – effective May 21 – the State of Delaware will lift its requirement that Delawareans and visitors...
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