Nick's Pizza

Meet Nick’s Pizza, a pop-up parlor that’s a hit

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  Social media posts that tease “IYKYK” are wink-wink references to insider information — the acronym stands for If You Know You Know. Wilmington foodies are using the hashtag to refer to Nick’s Pizza, a pop-up started by Nick Vouras. The business has no brick-and-mortar restaurant, business phone or website. So, if you want to sample Vouras’s praise-worthy pizzas, you need …

food takeout Two Stones, usually associated with beer, has opened its first pizza parlor -- 2SPizza in Newark.

Move over, pubs and taphouses. Two Stones debuts a pizza place

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Michael Stiglitz is justifiably proud of the chefs behind his six Two Stones Pubs and 2SP Tap House, located in New Castle County and southeastern Pennsylvania. But the culinary wizards and corporate chef Chris Meyer shook in their shoes when faced with the prospect of making one common dish. “They were all definitely scared of pizza,” Stiglitz recalls. “You have to deal with …

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Will foam cups, containers be banned like plastic bags?

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

A bill that would ban restaurant use of foam takeout containers, plastic straws and beverage stirrers, is being shopped around for co-sponsors in Dover. It’s the second time that Sen. Trey Paradee, D-Dover, has moved to ban the containers and straws. A similar bill introduced in 2021 passed the Senate but didn’t make it to the House floor. The bill …

Delaware will give away 44,000 cans of an Australian baby formula, starting this week.

Delaware to give away 44,000 cans of baby formula

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Delaware began giving away 44,000 cans of baby formula Wednesday. The formula, purchased with Donate Delaware and other organizations, will be distributed by the Food Bank of Delaware. It will be given away at sites up and down Delaware, including The Rose Hill Community Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Stephen’s Food Pantry, Nemours Childrens Hospital, Westside Healthcare, La Red …

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Espresso yourself: 4 new coffee shops open in Delaware

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  In Delaware, the new year started with a jolt — and that’s a good thing. Three independently owned coffee shops opened last month, proving that you can never have too many lattes. Like cleaners, banks and drug stores, every neighborhood seems to need a coffee shop — which is as it should be, according to Nicholas Qaabar, owner of …

Delaware chef Robbie Jester celebrates winning Netflix's 'Under Pressure' cooking competition

Delaware’s Robbie Jester wins ‘Pressure Cooker,’ $100,000

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Robbie Jester is not one to sleep late. But on Monday, Jan. 9, he snoozed until 10:30 a.m. “I almost felt guilty,” the chef acknowledged. Almost. But just about anyone would forgive the owner of Pizzeria Mariana in Newark. After all, it’s not every weekend that you celebrate winning $100,000 on Netflix. Jester is the champion of “Pressure Cooker,” a culinary competition that is a …

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Robbie Jester is next Del. chef to compete on Netflix

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Delaware’s food fans have a new reason to subscribe to Netflix. Local chef Robbie Jester is one of 11 contestants on “Pressure Cooker,” a reality competition starting on Friday, Jan. 6. To celebrate his TV appearance, Jester and friends are throwing a premier party at Bellefonte Brewing Co.’s North Wilmington location starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited, but Jester isn’t allowed to comment until …

Dru Tevis

Rehoboth’s Dru Tevis wins Food Network’s baking title

Pam George Culture, Headlines

Ultimately, it was the choice between a mountain in Switzerland or a hammock in the Caribbean. The countries were cake themes in the Food Network’s “Holiday Baking Championship” finale on Monday, Dec. 19. The ombre blue mountain cake belonged to Dru Tevis, director of the pastry program for Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-based SoDel Concepts, who had consistently wowed the judges during the eight-week program. …

Mountaire Cares Christmas food boxes

Volunteers help pack Mountaire Cares boxes to feed 12,000

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Mike and Judy Hall of Long Neck have been volunteering for years to pack Mountaire Cares holiday food boxes for the needy. For Judy, it’s one of the ways she has been giving back in thanks for recovering from a 2012 aneurysm that required her to learn to walk and feed herself again. “I thought, ‘You know what, I …

Uncle John's

Uncle John’s BBQ opens in former Claymont gas station

Pam George Culture, Headlines

John Berl doesn’t like to sit still, and his average walking pace would make some breathless. A few weeks after the long-awaited Uncle John’s BBQ Stand finally opened, he was zipping from the dining room through the open kitchen to the area holding the giant smoker — and back again. The restaurant at 2509 Philadelphia Pike in Claymont debuted Nov 15, but …