Drift white dressed stones oysters

Catch the Drift: Beach restaurant relaxed, refined

Pam George Food, Headlines

    In the late 19th century, Methodists traveled to Rehoboth Beach to renew their spirit beside the sea. These “campers” stayed in rudimentary wood houses known as tents. However, they spent most of their time listening to the Rev. Robert W. Todd’s sermons in the tabernacle. Things have changed. Zealous foodies have replaced the faithful, and the modern getaway to …

Delaware Burger Battle returns Aug. 27

Burger Battle returns Aug. 27 after pandemic hiatus

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  The Delaware Burger Battle, which spawned winners such as Maiale Deli’s Mexican Burger and Metro Grill’s Peach Burger, returns Saturday, Aug. 27. Ten entries will vie for the burger trophy, with three others going for the alternative burger title. A fundraiser for the Food Bank of Delaware and the Delaware ProStart Program, the battle will start at noon at …

Italian-Indian fusion

Italian-Indian fusion to pop up at Kozy Korner July 23

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Fusion cuisine is nothing new, but Nick Vouras of Kozy Korner and Nick’s Pizza in Wilmington and “Chopped” alum Reuben Dhanawade are taking it to the next level. The friends will hold a “Pizza and Sandos” popup Saturday, July 23 featuring Vouras’ Detroit-style pizza (either red or white) and Dhanawade’s fried butter chicken “sando,” short for a sandwich. The cuisines will collide on the special …

Barbecue BBQ Bethany Blues

Summer & barbecue: Try these finger-lickin’ spots

Pam George Headlines, Food

  Recent culinary headlines in Delaware have titillated coastal diners’ taste buds. The team behind Bethany Blues plans to put a barbecue joint in the heart of Rehoboth Beach. Downtown Blues — a departure from the name of the Lewes and Bethany Beach locations — will move into the original Nicola Pizza site on North First Street. (Nicola is moving …

Delaware 'Chopped' finalist

Delaware’s ‘Chopped’ finalist says to stay tuned

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade faced stiff competition on the Tuesday night finale of Food Network’s “Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” At stake: a sous chef position with judges Chris Santos, Maneet Chauhan or Scott Conant. “If you want to work for me, you’re going to have to stay composed, be creative and manage the clock,” Santos told the four contestants, …

Bardea Steak

What it’s like to eat at Bardea Steak

Pam George Food, Headlines

  We fully intended to get a steak. After all, that’s what carnivores normally do when visiting a steakhouse. But once we entered Bardea Steak’s sleek space, we succumbed to the allure of the unexpected. And there’s much that’s 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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Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade wows on Food Network

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  Reuben Dhanawade had a lot riding on dessert — namely a job offer from chefs Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant and Chris Santos, the discerning — and often acerbic — judges on the Food Network’s “Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” The five-part show is a special edition of “Chopped,” which asks chefs to make dishes from a mystery basket of ingredients. A chef …

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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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3 courses for $30: Newark Restaurant Week returns

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Newark dining spots start their annual winter Restaurant Week specials Friday, Jan. 20. Photo by Sasha Aber/Home Grown Cafe   Development in downtown Newark has turned the college town into a dining destination, and you can witness that firsthand during the 2022 Newark Restaurant Week, which runs Jan. 20-26. Participating establishments will offer three-course dinners for $30. The event has been …