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Want to help the Rehoboth Art League? Drink this new Dogfish IPA

Charlie Megginson Food & Dining, Culture, Headlines

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will pay homage to its innovative, art-centric roots by honoring the Rehoboth Art League with the release of Bonjour Pierre, a new limited-edition India Pale Ale.   “The inspiration for the beer is Pierre, Rehoboth Art League’s beloved life-sized mannequin, who has been used for decades here as a reference for life drawing, a core component of …

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Crooked Hammock to unveil Shark Week-themed beer Wednesday

Charlie Megginson Food & Dining, Culture, Headlines

Just in time for Shark Week, Crooked Hammock Brewery has announced the return of Shark Party, a mixed berry sour that pours deep red and honors the ocean’s apex predator. The brewery will hold release parties at both its Lewes and Middletown locations, complete with a first-taste toast and a shark-themed costume contest. First Taste Toast: The first pours of …

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Crooked Hammock to host open-mic night for dad jokes

Charlie Megginson Culture, Food & Dining, Headlines

Crooked Hammock Brewery’s three locations in Lewes, Middletown and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. will host an open-mic night for dad jokes on June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Like anybody, dads can get a much-needed break from reality: getting out on the trail with their fellow fathers, unwinding with their favorite beverage, and telling corny jokes to anyone within …

302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards to crown ‘Delaware’s Best Beer’ on April 3

Charlie Megginson Culture, Food & Dining, Headlines

The 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards will return to Crooked Hammock’s flagship brewpub in Lewes on Sunday, April 3.  Every brewery in the state is invited to compete in the event, which organizers said is “known for its sudsy silliness and refined debauchery.” “Delaware’s brewery scene has exploded by leaps and bounds in recent years and we wanted to create …

UD’s The Den promises late-night dining for students

Betsy Price Food & Dining, Headlines

The Den will offer late-night dining to UD students.     A new late-night option is being added to the University of Delaware’s Perkins Student Center, to the delight of night owls, bar hoppers and students hitting the books. “Finally, a place to grab a bite after a late night of studying,” said the UD announcement about it. “The Den,” …

Booth House offers American brew pub cuisine in six dining rooms

Betsy Price Food & Dining, Headlines

  The David Finney Inn in Historic New Castle houses the Booth House Tavern and Restaurant, DFI Cafe, a bed-and-breakfast and, soon, Hammergod Brewing. By Joe Hoddinott/Photography   You can eat in the bar at Booth House Tavern in Historic New Castle. Or the cafe. The Library. The Red Room. The New Castle Room. The Municipal Room. The Parkview Room. …

Staffing shortage forces Steak Works Pizza to close for good

Ken Mammarella Business, Food & Dining, Headlines

Steak Works Pizza (www.steakworkspizza.com) Steak Works Pizza, a favorite in Brandywine Hundred for decades, has closed. Although the announcement was immediate and surprising, the warnings included recurring appeals to hire staff. “To my wonderful customers,” owner Tas Adamopoulos wrote on Facebook on July 15. “This last year and a half have been very hard with the coronavirus and not being …

Haven’t yet had Chef Cryss’s fabulously unique wings? Let us introduce you

Amy White Food & Dining, Headlines

Sweet potato wings are one of the menu items at Crystal’s Comfort Food   There is one refreshing thing that Crystal Ashby and her food have in common—there ain’t nothing subtle about either one. Crystal—or “Chef Cryss” to her fans—is the 34-year-old celebrity chef at the heart of Middletown’s Crystal’s Comfort Food. She greets me in a “Racist People Suck” …

Chick-fil-A opening on Route 13 near New Castle

Betsy Price Featured, Food & Dining, Headlines

(Chick-fil-A New Castle) A Chick-fil-A restaurant opens Tuesday near New Castle. The restaurant, at 107 S. du Pont Highway, near Route 273, will initially be open for only drive-thru customers, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. It’s the third Chick-fil-A for Wilmington native Adam Marcus, who also owns and operates the restaurants in Bear and the Christiana Mall. …

Milford’s Benvenuto invites mixologists to compete in the Thirsty Games

Pam George Food & Dining, Headlines

Milford’s Benvenuto restaurant brings mixologist Brian Van Flandern to town for cocktail events this summer   Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant.  Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine …