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The Mercury fast becoming community hub in Old New Castle

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Fancy a beer or a glass of wine with buddies? The Mercury’s got you. Craving a cup of tea, perhaps a blend named for area sites? The Mercury’s got you. Seeking a light lunch or dinner that’s vegetarian, but you’d never know it was? The Mercury’s got you. Looking for a nice patio to dine or drink in the …

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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 …

Le Cav, Goobers highlight Hagley’s Alfresco dining series in May

Pam George Food, Headlines

Hagley Museum’s Alfresco dining nights on Thursdays in May will include a variety of cuisines. Photo by Kerry Harrison.   You would expect to see 19th century tools and the du Pont ancestral home and gardens at Hagley Museum and Library, the birthplace of EleuthĂšre IrĂ©nĂ©e du Pont’s gunpowder works. Flatbread and couscous, however, may come as a surprise. The Middle …

Spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ collects 4.3 tons of food

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

DART’s spring ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign raises money for the Food Bank of Delaware.   The Delaware Transit Corp. announced Thursday that its spring “Stuff The Bus” Food Drive collected 8,514 pounds, or 4.3 tons, of food. The four-day event was held in early April at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State …

Dine and sleep: 8 Delaware restaurants with rooms to rent

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  The dining room of Le Cavalier at the Hotel Du Pont. Photo by Jason Varney.   With the winter doldrums nearly behind us, it’s time to consider a road trip, and nothing complements an overnight stay like a satisfying meal. Fortunately, several local establishments offer tasty getaways for gourmands. Book before May, and you may snag a discount.   …

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. …

Grain to expand with locations in Trolley Square, STAR campus

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Grain’s Hangover Helper Burger will be on the Trolley menu. Photo by Matt Urban   In December, restaurateur Jim O’Donoghue got a call from commercial real estate guru Joe Latina. A Trolley Square restaurant was now available, Latina said. Did O’Donoghue want it? “Absolutely,” said O’Donoghue, who owns Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen restaurants in Delaware and Pennsylvania with friend Lee Mikles. …