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Opening of Grain in Trolley Square reminder of changes there

Pam George Food, Headlines

  The opening of Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen on Wednesday, May 11, is another feather in Trolley Square’s party hat. The stretch between N. DuPont Street and N. Scott Street is a hipster hive that can hold its own against most fun hubs in the state. But it wasn’t always that way. Here’s a look at what is and …

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Le Cav, Goobers highlight Hagley’s Alfresco dining series in May

Pam George Food, Headlines

Hagley Museum’s Alfresco dining nights on Thursdays in May will include a variety of cuisines. Photo by Kerry Harrison.   You would expect to see 19th century tools and the du Pont ancestral home and gardens at Hagley Museum and Library, the birthplace of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont’s gunpowder works. Flatbread and couscous, however, may come as a surprise. The Middle …

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Down Syndrome Association cafe hopes to train workers for another job

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Eric Mena and Noah Bradshaw on the prep work at Victoria’s Kitchen.   Karlo Carrio enjoys making cookies and smoothies at the new Down Syndrome Association of Delaware’s new café that offers a jobs training program for adults with the genetic disorder. “I love it,” said Carrio, 29, who works at the café. “I’ve learned to be more independent and …

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Wilma’s hopes for strike with duckpin bowling, New Orleans dining

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Wilma’s opened Friday on Market Street in Wilmington.   Wilma’s, a new duckpin bowling alley and creole eatery on Market Street in Wilmington, ticks a couple of boxes for the owners and for future clients. The new restaurant — half vibrant colors for the bowling and half soothing streamlined earth tones in the bar and dining room  — starts by …

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Rebranded Newark pizza restaurant offers dish that beat Bobby Flay

Pam George Food, Headlines

Pizzeria Mariana offers a variety of pasta dishes in addition to pizza.   If you want to taste the dish that took down celebrity chef Bobby Flay, now is your chance. Former “Beat Bobby Flay” champion and local chef Robbie Jester has put his shrimp scampi on the menu of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark. Don’t recognize the East Cleveland Avenue restaurant’s name? …

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Home Appetit joins Full Circle Food to deliver meals in New Castle County

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Home Appétit’s Veggie Trio offering highlights the fresh aspect of home-delivered meals. Photo by Home Appétit   There is no shortage of meal-delivery programs in the Wilmington area. HelloFresh, Green Chef and Blue Apron offer meal kits with ingredients and recipes, while the Farmers Fridge delivers ready-to-eat meals.  But there is one thing these large-scale programs lack — local flavor. …

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DART sets Thanksgiving ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Nov. 8-13

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Michael Thompson packs food donations for DART’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign   DART’s 24th annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food drive for Thanksgiving will run the second week of November, with seven collecting sites around the state. The drive has a goal of collecting 20 tons of non-perishable food for Delawareans who need help with food. It’s slogan is “With  your …

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Kaisy’s Delights opens full-service dining room in Lewes

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Thierry and Nathalie Langer own the three Kaisy’s Delights locations. (Kaisy’s Delights) It is hard to miss Kaisy’s Delights in Lewes. The building at Savannah and Wescoats roads resembles a mountain chalet. And then there are the colors: Lily Pulitzer pink and lime green. Locals and frequent visitors belly up to the counter for the coffee — La Colombe — …

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Brew Works peach cider to raise money for Hagley Recovery Fund

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

  Hagley and Wilmington Brew Works have another cider for sale Friday that was made with two kinds of peaches from Hagley’s orchard.   Wilmington Brew Works and Hagley Museum and Library  are releasing a new cider Friday, and some of the proceeds will go towards a recovery fund to help the former du Pont estate cope with $2 million in flood …

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Delaware First Lady, Food Bank mark 1 millionth free Door Dash delivery

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      The First Lady of Delaware celebrated the 1 millionth Project DASH delivery Monday at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Newark warehouse. Project DASH is a nationwide non-profit initiative of food delivery service DoorDash.  According to the company, the service aims to provide “last-mile delivery and online ordering solutions for government and nonprofit partners, helping hundreds of food …