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Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight

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Robbie Jester has come home.  Sort of. Raised in Galena, Maryland, the chef is partnering with Jamestown Hospitality Group, owner of Deep Blue at Kitty Knight, an inn and restaurant in Galena, to infuse new life into the old establishment. “Ironically, my dad owned Kitty Knight in the 1980s, and I was conceived there,” said Jester, a Culinary Institute of …

Delaware's Robbie Jester Chopped

Dela-brity Chef Robbie Jester is back on TV

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If you peruse the list of upcoming Food Network programs, you might see a familiar name on the list of “Chopped” contestants. Wearing a red chef’s coat, Robbie Jester of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark stands behind the signature basket of mystery ingredients. Jester is one of the 16 chefs competing on “Chopped Battle Italiano,” which will debut on Tuesday, May 28. Chefs Scott Conant, …

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Food takeout, delivery still strong, but comes with cost

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During the pandemic’s peak, restaurant takeout soared. Partly, that’s because it was the only option in spring 2020. However, more than a few consumers still haven’t dined inside, and others have grown accustomed to the convenience of taking dinner home or having it delivered. As a result, takeout is still trending. However, the demand can stress the kitchen, which is …

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Robbie Jester is next Del. chef to compete on Netflix

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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 …

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Rebranded Newark pizza restaurant offers dish that beat Bobby Flay

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Pizzeria Mariana offers a variety of pasta dishes in addition to pizza.   If you want to taste the dish that took down celebrity chef Bobby Flay, now is your chance. Former “Beat Bobby Flay” champion and local chef Robbie Jester has put his shrimp scampi on the menu of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark. Don’t recognize the East Cleveland Avenue restaurant’s name? …