Bardea team to open Italian eatery in DE.CO food hall

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Restaurateur Scott Stein of Bardea fame has frequently maintained that he is fully committed to downtown Wilmington.¬† He recently proved his point. This week, Stein and partners Pino and Antimo DiMeo announced plans to open their sixth restaurant in the business district.¬† The yet-unnamed eatery will be within walking distance of the award-winning Bardea Food & Drink, Bardea Steak and …

Bardea Steak tasting menu

Take a peek at Bardea Steak’s new tasting menu

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

From now until New Year‚Äôs Day, many revelers will throw calories to the wind, and there‚Äôs no better place to indulge than¬†Bardea Steak, which recently launched a chef‚Äôs tasting menu that is perfect for holiday dining‚ÄĒand Valentine‚Äôs Day. The downtown Wilmington restaurant, located next to the critically acclaimed¬†Bardea Food & Drink, offers the multicourse menu for $150 per person. (Add …

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Restaurant highlights: Grotto’s game fare, spirited dinners

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

It‚Äôs football season, and that means¬†Grotto Pizza¬†has kicked off its ‚ÄúGame Day‚ÄĚ menu, available at all the Rehoboth Beach-based chain‚Äôs sports bars. Selections include loaded nachos (add chili or chicken for an extra charge), Buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips, a jumbo soft pretzel with honey mustard and an all-beef hotdog. (Chili and cheese are available.) During games, the bar …


As summer wanes, autumn dining promises more fun

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

The dining scene has been so active in August that autumn promises to bring more openings, closings, fundraisers and special events. This week, menus have expanded, new eateries opened, and a brewpub pays tribute to a beloved member of the hospitality industry. On Saturday, Aug. 26,¬†Stitch House Brewery¬†will hold the second FrankaPalooza to honor director of operations¬†Frank ‚ÄúThe Tank‚ÄĚ Kaszeta, …

12 Delaware dishes

12 Delaware dishes worthy of trying in 2023

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

As my friends persistently point out, I eat out ‚ÄĒ a lot. But, hey, it‚Äôs part of my job and something my husband and I enjoy doing together. Consider it a hobby. While I‚Äôve had many excellent meals since COVID-19 restaurant restrictions relaxed, some dishes stand out for one reason or another. Some are seasonal, others are specials, and several …

TSD Review June 16

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review ‚Äď June 16, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week‚Äôs Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Your guide to Delaware fireworks, and so Fourth Wilmington library called one of America‚Äôs most beautiful Delaware Juneteenth celebrations run through June 29 Roman Catholics to carry Eucharist through Wilmington Sunday Longwood Gardens offers plant giveaway Friday BUSINESS Bing‚Äôs Bake & Brew aims to raise …

Bardea Steak

What it’s like to eat at Bardea Steak

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

  We fully intended to get a steak. After all, that‚Äôs what carnivores normally do when visiting a steakhouse. But once we entered¬†Bardea Steak‚Äôs¬†sleek space, we succumbed to the allure of the unexpected. And there‚Äôs much that‚Äôs surprising about the new Market Street restaurant in the heart of downtown Wilmington. The steakhouse quietly opened this week with nary a phone …

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Bardea Steak’s ‘meat kingdom’ wows guests during soft opening

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

In any good story, the main characters face an obstacle or two. In this tale, restaurateur Scott Stein and chef Antimo DiMeo, founders of Bardea Food & Drink in Wilmington, encountered more than their share while opening another restaurant. Take, for instance, an unexpected pandemic, rising food costs and supply chain issues. These adversaries seemingly conspired to keep the partners …

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Bardea’s new venture: Tacos in DE.CO food court

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Headlines

Bardea Food & Drink has opened a taco stand in Wilmington’s DE.CO food court. Photo courtesy of Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III.   Before a restaurant opens for service, the staff often gather for a family meal. More often than not, the food is a departure from the regular menu. For instance, at¬†Bardea Food & Drink¬†in downtown Wilmington, an Italian concept, …

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A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …