Pam George Small Wonder Big Bites Delaware

A mac-and-cheese faceoff; Bar Reverie opens; Monty’s ‘Claw’

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Dining in Delaware is far from dull. The state — aka the Small Wonder — boasts James Beard Award nominees, reality cooking show stars and a supportive network of chefs, restaurateurs and industry associations. So, if you’re in the culinary doldrums, it might be because you haven’t kept up on the tasty gossip. We’re here to spill the tea. Mac …

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Robbie Jester is next Del. chef to compete on Netflix

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Delaware’s food fans have a new reason to subscribe to Netflix. Local chef Robbie Jester is one of 11 contestants on “Pressure Cooker,” a reality competition starting on Friday, Jan. 6. To celebrate his TV appearance, Jester and friends are throwing a premier party at Bellefonte Brewing Co.’s North Wilmington location starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited, but Jester isn’t allowed to comment until …

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Rebranded Newark pizza restaurant offers dish that beat Bobby Flay

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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. …