Grotto pizza restaurant

Restaurant highlights: Grotto’s game fare, spirited dinners

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It’s football season, and that means Grotto Pizza has kicked off its “Game Day” menu, available at all the Rehoboth Beach-based chain’s 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 …

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Iron Hill’s new menu: Regional favorites and lots of shrimp

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In the early 1990s, brewpubs were an anomaly in Delaware—hard as that is to believe.  Then Stewart’s Brewing Co. in Bear, Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats in Rehoboth Beach and Brandywine Brewing Co. in Greenville quickly opened. (The latter has since closed.) Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant was the tortoise in the local race, owing to the lack of available space. …


Food now: George & Sons closing; Park CafĂ©’s empanada pop-up

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This the diversity of Delaware’s dining scene is on display right now. Read on for news about empanadas, ramen, vegan food and Italian specialties. While one beloved seafood restaurant is closing, another is still going strong. Meanwhile, there are plenty of wine and food events with summery menus. George & Sons  The Esterling family recently announced that George & Sons, their …

Iron Hill

New Iron Hill menu; Le Cav wine dinners; Mission BBQ opens

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There are no dog days when it comes to dining in Delaware.  For instance, the state’s brewing scene is hopping, and there are plenty of opportunities to sip new wines. A festival will showcase a dinner created by television competition winners, and a well-liked brewery is closing. Meanwhile, a local favorite has overhauled its menu, and Mission BBQ is finally …


Boro: New café brings taste of Europe to Talleyville

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  Colin Dyckman and his wife, Kendal Reynolds, arrived in Italy just in time for a heat wave.  “Like the natives, we just strolled from gelateria to gelateria,” he recalled.  Spooning the silky frozen confection was a sweet alternative to sipping alcoholic beverages—and the experience was just as relaxing, he maintained. “It allows people to chilly, literally,” Dyckman said of …


Restaurants: Blue Crab moves; Coco Mango Grille, Sirocco open

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For parents, August is summer’s swan song. It’s harvest season for foodies. And for beach locals, it’s almost the “second season,” when the weather is still pleasant, but the crowd of tourists has thinned. Meanwhile, there are still festivals and new restaurants to try. Put the following on your to-do list: Moving in Newark: Blue Crab Grill Blue Crab Grill, …

Zava striped bass

Zava Café brings the za-za-zoo to Milton

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Some maintain that Milton is like Lewes before the tourists arrived. Both are small towns with centuries-old buildings and rich histories. Heavy tourism only came to Lewes in mid-1960s, when the fish factories—and the aroma of menhaden—departed. A Friday stroll through Milton’s historic section gave credibility to the claim. Located on the Broadkill River, the former shipbuilding town was favored …


More Mexican restaurants headed to Newark, Dover

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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 CafĂ© locations, plans to open Roja & Verde Taqueria next to the …


Bodhi Kitchen opens in Rehoboth; My Sister’s Fault reopens

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Right on schedule, Bodhi Kitchen opened this week in downtown Rehoboth. This is the second new project for the culinary minds behind Drift, and it seems as though Bodhi will make a similar splash in the coastal resort town.  There’s no missing the theme. Cocktails sport names like Happy Buddha, East Meets West and Quiet Meditation, and the menu features …


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

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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, …