Souither Delaware Tourism Award

Jolly Trolley, Margarita Crawl among winners of tourism awards

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Headlines

Tourism is big business in Sussex County, Delaware, and the proof is in the numbers, according to Matt Parker, chair of Southern Delaware Tourism and a financial planner. In fiscal year 2023, Sussex County generated $2.7 billion in visitor spending, he noted at the Annual Tourism Awards Luncheon, held Wednesday at Lighthouse Cove Event Center in Dewey Beach. “This is real money and …

Iron Hill

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

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

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 …

restaurants

More Mexican restaurants headed to Newark, Dover

Pam GeorgeCulture, 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 …

Robbie Jester Under Pressure Netflix

Robbie Jester is next Del. chef to compete on Netflix

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

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 …

TSD Review Dec 22

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Dec. 22, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Ursuline’s Nativity kickstarts celebration of Christmas On the go? Your guide to end-of-year holidays First State Montessori makes, donates holiday sweets Business Delaware’s minimum wage to rise again Jan. 1 Public advocate slams Delmarva Power’s rate hike request Volunteers help pack Mountaire Cares boxes to …

Dru Tevis

Rehoboth’s Dru Tevis wins Food Network’s baking title

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Ultimately, it was the choice between a mountain in Switzerland or a hammock in the Caribbean. The countries were cake themes in the Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” finale on Monday, Dec. 19. The ombre blue mountain cake belonged to Dru Tevis, director of the pastry program for Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-based SoDel Concepts, who had consistently wowed the judges during the eight-week program. …

TSD Review Nov 24

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 24, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Stormin’ Norman gives away 1,400 turkeys, passes baton Bowers Beach unites to offer watermen’s Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving 2022 in the First State: what to know Planners want to put 12-acre park over I-95 in Wilmington Winterthur adds 150 pounds of sweet to Yuletide Wilmington wins …

Dru Tevis Holiday Baking Championship

Will Delaware pastry chef Dru Tevis take $25,000 prize?

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

When we last left Delaware’s “Dru-nicorn,” he made it through the second episode of “Holiday Banking Championship” on the Food Network. But could Dru Tevis survive another round? First State residents, friends, family and his SoDel Concepts colleagues tuned in last night to watch. Indeed, many gathered at Thompson Island Brewing Co. in Rehoboth to watch alongside the pastry chef — and taste the …

Hari Cameron Snack chef Netflix

Delaware chef to battle it out on Netflix’s snack show

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

On a November afternoon, Hari Cameron was making dough with a new type of flour. “I’m always working on stuff,” the Rehoboth Beach resident explained, putting the mix aside to take a phone call. That’s because the James Beard-nominated chef is a consultant for a kitchen equipment company, and he’s worked with Think Rice, which supports American rice growers. But …

TSD Review Nov 10

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – November 10, 2022

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community From politics to parties, this tradition dates back to 1812 UD REP stages ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ New kid-designed playground opens in Wilmington ‘Voice From Assisi’ concert benefits Ministry of Caring Food & Dining Delaware pastry chef competes on Food Network Where is Delaware’s best …