Bluecoast in Rehoboth

9 Delaware restaurants earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Pam George Food, Culture, Headlines

It’s not unusual for an Italian restaurant to offer Italian wines, but at Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach, nearly all wine on the list comes from that country. (Two dessert wines are from Portugal.) The carefully cultivated list is one reason why Lupo Italian Kitchen is one of nine Delaware establishments receiving the Wine Spectator’s 2022 Award of Excellence, …

Hammys

Oysters, burgers, brews among new Delaware beach eats

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Forget the ocean. Many visitors come to Delaware’s coast for the beach eats— and with good reason. The concepts cover the gamut, from smashed burgers to samosas. What’s more, the culinary action is no longer confined to the beach as development continues along Route 1 and toward the inland bays. If you’re headed to the beach this summer, here …

Shrimpy

Get your fried shrimp fix at these First State restaurants

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Coming off the Delaware trifecta — Mother’s Day, the Wilmington Flower Market and Winterthur’s Point to Point — you probably missed National Shrimp Day on May 10. To celebrate the occasion, recipe expert Veronica Fletcher of the site Pantry & Larder scoured Google trends and found each state’s most requested shrimp recipes. Forget bang-bang, spicy or steamed. Delawareans hunted for fried shrimp recipes …

Wine, dine with Italian count at Milford’s Benvenuto

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio   It’s not every day that Milford-area diners get to dine with a count. But on Friday, March 18, Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio will be showcasing his wines at Benvenuto, a Milford restaurant.  The count and the restaurant are a perfect pairing, said Diego Lascano, the restaurant’s wine and beverage director.  “We are a …

Chefs

2 Delaware chefs are semifinalists for James Beard Award

Pam George Business, Headlines

  Bardea chef Antimo DiMeo, left, and William & Merry chef Bill Hoffman are nominated for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic The James Beard Foundation announced the 2022 James Beard Award semifinalists today, and two Delaware chefs, Antimo DiMeo and Bill Hoffman, made the list for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. DiMeo is executive chef and co-owner of Bardea Food + Drink in downtown Wilmington. Chef …

Chefs

2 Delaware chefs are semifinalists for James Beard Award

Betsy Price Business

  Bardea chef Antimo DiMeo, left, and William & Merry chef Bill Hoffman are nominated for best chef in the Mid-Atlantic   The James Beard Foundation announced the 2022 James Beard Award semifinalists today, and two Delaware chefs, Antimo DiMeo and Bill Hoffman, made the list for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. DiMeo is executive chef and co-owner of Bardea Food + Drink in downtown Wilmington. …

Talk of raising minimum wage worries restaurants still reeling from COVID-19

Betsy Price Business, Food & Dining, Government, Headlines, Scene About Town

    Restaurateurs are listening with great alarm to state and national talk about raising minimum wage to $15 an hour. Carl Georigi, CEO of the Platinum Dining Group, says that raising minimum wage from $9.25 an hour to $11 by next year — the first hike a state bill proposes on the way to $15 by 2026 —  would …