January was more like Janu-dreary, and if February follows suit, restaurants will need more soup options on the menu.
That’s because few foods warm the body and soul like soup.
Granted, multiple choices can create a challenge. Which one to pick? Happily, several Delaware eateries came up with a solution: a flight.
If it seems like a strange idea, consider that there are beer flights and wine flights. La Casa Pasta in Glasgow has a pasta flight trio on Tuesdays.
Here’s where to find the nourishing goods.
Ten years ago, the Greenville restaurant gave customers a sip of three soups, including the much-ballyhooed tomato, the flight’s anchor.
Indeed, on a recent visit, selections included tomato soup, chicken with lemon and rice and French onion for $15. House-made breadsticks come with a cute presentation.
Like Pizza by Elizabeths, Milton Dough Bar makes a good pie. But after a Facebook post of a soup flight, people have been ordering the $18 offering of four soups.
Selections might include chicken and dumplings, shrimp-corn chowder, tomato bisque and chili.
Call before you pop in to ensure the soups are still in the kettles.
John Berl carries up to five soups—“as much as possible, all homemade”—at his brick-and-mortar location on Philadelphia Pike.
Varieties have included chicken and dumplings, vegetable with brisket, crab bisque and chicken tortellini.
Choose four 8-to-10-ounce portions for $20.
Chef Michael Bomba put Jamaican carrot soup on the Mid-Town Brandywine eatery’s specials menu one day, and regulars won’t let him take it off.
The spicy soup joins French onion and crab bisque as standard selections. However, there are also one to two soups of the day, such as Maryland crab and chicken tortellini.
“You can do any three, besides French onion, on the soup flight,” says co-owner Tony Bomba.
The cost is $10.
When a guest asked owner Melissa Ferraro to consider a soup sampler, she didn’t hesitate.
A recent $15 flight at the Newark restaurant included fire-roasted tomato bisque, seafood chowder and carrot ginger.
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