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Donuts, barbecue, pizza, sausage and French fries

Pam George Headlines, Culture

Barbecue and donuts are big news in Delaware, and one newcomer has decided to package them together.  But word on the street also has good eats in Newark, where a West African restaurant just opened, and La Casa Pasta prepares to celebrate its 45th anniversarye.  Barbecue and breakfast  Those who commute via Marsh Road in Brandywine Hundred may have noticed …

Taste Kennett Kennett Square Brewing Co.

Taste Kennett tour showcases Pa. town’s culinary diversity

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Most people leave the Eating Rehoboth walking tour with a full belly. That’s because the 2½-hour trek through downtown Rehoboth Beach pauses at five eateries for samples. Ann Vaughan, however, took home an idea.  “Oh, my God, this would be so great in Kennett Square,” she told herself. That was in 2013. By 2014, Taste Kennett Food Tours was operating …

Grotto

Grotto’s birch beer; Bardea back on Mondays; Restaurant Week

Pam George Culture, Headlines

If you can taste the difference between birch and root beer, you’ll be happy to know that Grotto Pizza is once again serving the soda. What’s the difference? Birch beer is made for birch, while the original root beer contained sassafras vines and roots.  The product is not the only popular item back in local chain restaurants. The healthy, fast-casual …

restaurant Bar Reverie

A chef shakeup. A new Brandywine Restaurant. A look at old faves

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  Manisha Collet-Govinden, the opening chef at Bar Reverie in Greenville, is no longer at the restaurant.   Owner David Dietz had “moved mountains” to bring the family to Delaware. (They previously owned a restaurant in Paris.) But ultimately, it was not a good fit. The new chef, Steve Taplin, started Sept. 17 after working on new dishes at Dietz’s BBC …

restaurants

Fall benefits: Some restaurants lower prices after Labor Day

Pam George Culture, Headlines

People have a tenancy to rush into fall, and when it comes to food, that’s not a bad thing, particularly if you like pumpkin, squashes, apples and heartier fare. Restaurants are revising menus, coastal eateries are reinstating specials, and special events are kicking into high gear throughout the state. The second season Coastal locals rejoice once Labor Day rolls around. …

Giant

Grocery delivery changes behind Giant closing Milford warehouse

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

Changes in customer demand for grocery delivery is the reason the Giant Co. is closing its Milford warehouse, a company spokesman said. Giant, which operates six grocery stores in Delaware, will be closing Milford site, which was opened to guarantee grocery delivery in three hours, starting Oct. 21. “Our ambition is to meet the changing needs of our customers who …

restaurants

More Mexican restaurants headed to Newark, Dover

Pam George Culture, Headlines

When it comes to Delaware’s dining scene, there is rarely has a slow news day, and that’s been particularly true this summer.  There are new restaurants in the works, and plenty of opportunities to try new foods. More Mexican In fall, Greg Vogely, owner of two Delaware Drip Café locations, plans to open Roja & Verde Taqueria next to the …

dining

Milton’s Zava adds dinner; alfresco beach dining heats up

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Now that the Fourth of July is in the rearview window, it’s time to truly celebrate summer. Dining outside and enjoying live music, sipping vino in a vineyard and bubbles on a farm, enjoying fresh produce and preparing delicious dishes at home all have their place. Dinner is served Zava Café in Milton, which opened as a breakfast and lunch spot, …

Pam George Small Wonder Big Bites Delaware

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

Pam George Culture, 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 …

outdoor

10 new or improved spots in Delaware for outdoor dining

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Even before COVID-19, Delaware diners upped the demand for outdoor dining options, and alfresco spaces have become essential to many restaurant designs. Not surprisingly, space affects the size and style of the seating. Here are 10 to consider.   Quoin Rooftop The Quoin Hotel & Restaurant in downtown Wilmington covers a lot of bases.  The renovated Romanesque brownstone sports a …