The Greater Wilmington Pizza Week lasts until the end of Saturday. (Photos all from participating restaurants)

Greater Wilmington Pizza Week Continues Through June 8

Pam GeorgeHeadlines, Culture

Pizza is a $46.98 billion industry in the United States, and its appeal is evident in the First State. Options range from small standalone pizzerias to Rehoboth Beach-based Grotto Pizza, which has more than 20 locations.  The industry receives its due on National Pizza Day, which is Nov. 12 this year. But that’s not enough time to salute Wilmington’s favorite …

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Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

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

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

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

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

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

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 …

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 …

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 …