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These spots will allow you to savor spring when dining out

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Thompson Island is one of many places in or near Delaware where diners can celebrate spring.   Restaurants are gearing up for a busy spring season — Easter, Mother’s Day and grads-and-dads events are on the horizon. Menus are now full of seasonal flavor — think ramps, asparagus, fiddlehead ferns — and as the calendar flips to April, dining outside …

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3 courses for $30: Newark Restaurant Week returns

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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 …

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Brandywine Festival of Arts makes sure shoppers are well-fed

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Home Grown will offer veggie burgers, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, fries and hummus at the arts festival.   For more than 50 years, artists and collectors have celebrated autumn’s arrival at a Wilmington festival along the Brandywine River. This year is no different. Always the first weekend after Labor Day, The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Sept. 11, …

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S’mores lovers find ways to take campfire classic to next level

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Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes and Bethany have S’mores cheesecake on their dessert menus.   At this time of year, people across the country gather around campfires, bonfires and chimineas to create s’mores, a dessert made by sandwiching melted marshmallows and chocolate between two graham crackers. The dessert first appeared in the 1927 edition of “Tramping and Trailing with the …