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Check out these new dining spots in Brandywine Hundred

New offers range from barbecue and burgers to pho and sushi
The laid-back Uncle John’s BBQ Stand sometimes features music.

 

Thanks to vaccinations and increased outdoor dining options, more Delawareans are comfortable visiting restaurants. Or, tired of the same old-same old, they’re exploring new takeout options.

Fortunately, there have been some changes on the culinary landscape.

Here are some noteworthy additions to the First State’s dining scene in Brandywine Hundred.

Adam’s Rib & Grill features St. Louis ribs, pulled chicken, collard greens and macaroni-and-cheese, among other things.

Adam’s Rib & Grille

In the Town & Country Shopping Center,  Adam’s Rib & Grille serves the usual tasty suspects, including St. Louis ribs, pulled chicken, collard greens and macaroni-and-cheese. Save room for sweet potato pie.

2707 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 302-439-3836

Hibachi Grill & Sushi

In the same center, the new Hibachi Grill & Sushi features both cooked and raw sushi, noodle dishes, teriyaki and, interestingly, chicken or lamb gyros over rice. 

2705 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 302-570-7349

NY Gyro & Grill

At the tip of New Castle County, Claymont is seeing some activity. NY Gyro & Grill opened in February near the Darley Green community.

The gyro in the title implies Greek food, and there are kebobs, too. The tikka skewers, however, speak to an Indian influence. 

The new eatery has something for everyone. Consider chicken sandwiches, chicken wings, fried whiting and cheeseburgers. (The meat is halal.) 

3541 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 302- 308-3054

Uncle John’s BBQ Stand

Uncle John’s BBQ Stand

Uncle John’s BBQ Stand is currently limited to a food truck. But the retro gas station is destined to become Uncle John’s bricks-and-mortar restaurant. The laid-back establishment offers live music outdoors on weekends and is seeking artisans. 

Yes, the smoked brisket and pulled pork are first rate. But the stand goes rogue with some crazy creations and upscale Friday fish dishes.

Burger night is on Thursdays, and a recent special included a sirloin patty made with Malaysian Indian curry topped with fresh mayo, jalapeño, mint, green onion, cumin, garlic, curry and lime. It was served with fried onion straws and thin-sliced cucumbers.

2509 Philadelphia Pike, 302-743-9737

Burgers by Wildwich is getting a lot of word-of-mouth love.

 

Burgers by Wildwich

Speaking of burgers, everyone is raving about Burgers by Wildwich. Also known as Dub Dub, the food truck is stationed at 2308 Concord Pike. (It was previously known as Slam Burgers until a corporate giant got wind of it.) 

Owner Mike Stanley is no stranger to the food truck trade. He’s also owned bricks-and-mortar version of Wildwich. 

The juicy patties here rival anything else on the pike. Make it a double if you dare. Don’t eat meat? This writer can vouch for the crab cake sandwich. 

Order online or call 302-898-5335.

The Simple Greek on Concord Pike allows diners to select their own pita or bowl ingredients.

 

The Simple Greek

Also on Route 202 (Concord Pike), The Simple Greek follows the have-it-your-way approach by letting diners choose their base (pita or bowl), their protein, toppings and sauce. 

Sides include dolmades (rice and herbs rolled in grape leaves), Greek fries, hummus and spinach pie.

5604 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 302- 223-2200.

Pho — the soup that eats like a meal — is the star of Pho Bami, but it also serves bahn mi sandwiches.

Pho Bami

There is no shortage of ethnic food on this major artery through suburbia. Pho Bami opened in the Fairfax Shopping Center last summer.

Pho — the soup that eats like a meal — is the star. But other popular Vietnamese dishes include broken rice, vermicelli bowls and banh mi, the Southeast Asian version of a hoagie. 

2113 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 302-259-7788

Pho Son also puts pho front and center.

 

Pho Son

Pho Son also opened last year.

It occupies a building at Silverside Road and Concord Pike that’s housed a series of ethnic restaurants, including Chinese, Caribbean and Mexican eateries.  Pho Son also puts pho front and center.

4015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 302-478-9477

Koy Restaurant boasts a sleek dining room with a stacked stone sushi bar and bar.

Koy Restaurant

Just over the line in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, Koy Restaurant blends Vietnamese with Japanese cuisines for a sophisticated selection of dishes.

The restaurant, which opened last summer, boasts a sleek dining room with a stacked stone sushi bar and bar. But the food is just as good when you order carryout. 

Look for some out-of-the-ordinary offerings such as kushiyaki — skewered proteins barbecued over hot coals — and Takoyaki, octopus encrusted with Japanese mountain potato and lightly fried.

391 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills.

Koy Restaurant includes some unusual types of sushi.

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