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

Charles Megginson Food, Headlines

      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 …

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Tavern on Kings closes before it even got its sign up

Charles Megginson Food, Headlines

    Tavern on Kings, which replaced the Governor’s Cafe in downtown Dover, has permanently closed. The restaurant, located at 144 Kings Highway, had been open for less than a month following subtle renovations to the interior and a large expansion of the kitchen. The entrance still brandished the Governor’s Cafe logo during Tavern on Kings’ operation and the restaurant’s …

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Newark’s Peach Blossom Eatery expected to open in November

Pam George Food, Headlines

Peach Blossom Eatery will feature a vegan eggplant parmesan sandwich on ciabatta made with cashew-garlic ‘cheese’ and Calabrian chili marinara.   At 9 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, Olivia Brinton was busy experimenting. “I just made my first test batch of pistachio-matcha bear claws,” she announced.  The Japanese green tea “looks cool,” she acknowledged, but it can taste, well, grassy …

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Brandywine Festival of Arts makes sure shoppers are well-fed

Pam George Culture, Food, Headlines

Home Grown will offer veggie burgers, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries and hummus at the arts festival.   For more than 50 years, artists and collectors have celebrated autumn’s arrival at a Wilmington festival along the Brandywine River. This year is no different. Always the first weekend after Labor Day, The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Sept. 11, …

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Wilmington’s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy Price Food, Headlines

Bardea’s chef Antimo DiMeo and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …

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Win-win: Hottest trend at Delaware liquor stores is local craft brews

Charles Megginson Business, Food, Headlines

  The craft beer selection at Peco’s Liquor Store in Wilmington. Photo by Ed Mulvihill, owner   Twenty years ago, if you were drinking a beer in Delaware, it was likely one of the classics: Budweiser, Miller or Coors. That’s not necessarily the case anymore. Today, it’s likely to be a local craft beer from one of Delaware’s 32 breweries, …

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August wasn’t always great for peach picking in Delaware

Charles Megginson Business, Food, Headlines

Peach picking is one of many activities that Fifer Orchards offers on its farm.   Delaware is known for two things this time of year: beaches and peaches.  It’s prime peach-picking time, but before you head out to the orchards there’s some things you should know about Delaware’s peach industry. Delaware’s peach industry began in the 1820s with a Delaware …

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S’mores lovers find ways to take campfire classic to next level

Pam George Culture, Food, Headlines

Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes and Bethany have S’mores cheesecake on their dessert menus.   At this time of year, people across the country gather around campfires, bonfires and chimineas to create s’mores, a dessert made by sandwiching melted marshmallows and chocolate between two graham crackers. The dessert first appeared in the 1927 edition of “Tramping and Trailing with the …

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Wilmington Brew Works, Hagley Museum put history in bottle

Pam George Food, Headlines

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

Pam George Food, Headlines

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 …