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Food takeout, delivery still strong, but comes with cost

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

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 …

TSD Review Jan 26

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 26, 2023

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Cab student plays Young Simba in ‘Lion King’ on Broadway ‘Secret Delaware’ uncovers First State’s fun facts, figures Wilmington Initiatives aim at transportation, quality of life Fluffy to headline concert during State Fair Business One store’s still standing at Tri-State Mall Food & Dining Celebrity …

Delaware chef Robbie Jester demonstrates how to build a brunch board. Photo by Pam George.

Celebrity chef Robbie Jester reveals brunch board secrets

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

On a Sunday afternoon in January, about 30 men and women packed a room at Bellefonte Brewing Co. in north Wilmington. Although they were sipping pints of beer, they were there for more than the craft brews. It was another sold-out class on board making taught by Robbie Jester, owner of Pizzeria Mariana and In Jest Events. The attendees were brushing elbows with a TV …

TSD Review Jan 12

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 12, 2023

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Mt. Pleasant’s Matt Auerbach named Eagles fan of 2022 Former Uber driver: Giving rider kidney ‘easiest decision’ Polly Drummond waste site shut after 2nd suspicious fire Wilmington’s new police chief is 26-year department veteran Business DuPont trailblazer given state chamber’s highest award Read Aloud Delaware …

TSD Review Jan 5

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 5, 2023

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Bellefonte wants to annex a bit, which upsets some folks Part of Route 9 to close for 3 months starting Jan. 6 Maggie S. Myers re-floated; historic boat needs your help Top stories you may have missed in 2022 Business 24-hour pharmacies on way back …

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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 …

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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 …

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Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade wows on Food Network

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

  Reuben Dhanawade had a lot riding on dessert — namely a job offer from chefs Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant and Chris Santos, the discerning — and often acerbic — judges on the Food Network’s “Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” The five-part show is a special edition of “Chopped,” which asks chefs to make dishes from a mystery basket of ingredients. A chef …

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Rebranded Newark pizza restaurant offers dish that beat Bobby Flay

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

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? …

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Home Appetit joins Full Circle Food to deliver meals in New Castle County

Pam GeorgeFood, Headlines

Home Appétit’s Veggie Trio offering highlights the fresh aspect of home-delivered meals. Photo by Home Appétit   There is no shortage of meal-delivery programs in the Wilmington area. HelloFresh, Green Chef and Blue Apron offer meal kits with ingredients and recipes, while the Farmers Fridge delivers ready-to-eat meals.  But there is one thing these large-scale programs lack — local flavor. …