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Saturday, April 17, 2021


Bardea at 2: A new menu, plus an outdoor café on way

Bardea Food & Drink in downtown Wilmington turns two years old on Saturday, but owners Scott Stein and Antimo DiMeo aren’t pausing to celebrate just yet. They’re too busy rolling out a new menu, relaunching the family meal program and...

Facelift of Branmar Plaza begins, will include addition of new Kid Shelleens

  A long-planned facelift of Branmar Plaza has begun, and when it’s set to be finished next year, there will be a 21st century look, plus a new Kid Shelleens. “You always need retail, a grocery, a pharmacy and services,” said...

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...

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...

Newark mayor to ask council to delay vote to stop bar service

Newark's mayor is going to ask the City Council Monday night to table an emergency bill that would order restaurants there to stop bar service for patrons. Mayor Jerry Clifton said he planned to meet with city businessmen Wednesday morning...

Moving on out: Delaware restaurants oblige demand for alfresco dining

If you’ve driven down Newark’s recently reopened Main Street, you may have noticed an abundance of flowers outside Caffe Gelato. The longtime restaurant has installed two “gardens” on paved bump-outs between the sidewalk and the street. Climbers, including clematis, share...

New Park Café will take longtime Movable Feast location

The longtime home of one of the area’s favorite gourmet-to-go and luncheon spots will soon host a new café and catering operation. Movable Feast closed abruptly at the end of 2018, after a 30 year run and following the unexpected...

Tonic Bar and Grille will reveal transformed look and menu next week

Veteran restaurateur Paul Bouchard made the most of the last two months’ quarantine to fast-forward a major makeover for his Tonic Bar and Grille in Wilmington. The downtown restaurant has undergone a transformation during the pandemic shut-down, with a fresh...

Customers are already lining up for Tasties 302 soul food

Pierre McManus couldn’t wait to try a meal at Tasties 302, the new soul food restaurant in Wilmington on its official opening day. After waiting for more than an hour with dozens of others in a line that stretched down...

Lighthouse owners double reward re Dewey Beach arson

The owners of the iconic Lighthouse Restaurant in Dewey Beach have raised the stakes on information leading to the arsonist that caused devastating damage on April 23. Lighthouse Cove Development Company said it has increased its reward from $10,000 to...
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