Chef Robbie Jester Kitty Knight Deep Blue

Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight

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Robbie Jester has come home.  Sort of. Raised in Galena, Maryland, the chef is partnering with Jamestown Hospitality Group, owner of Deep Blue at Kitty Knight, an inn and restaurant in Galena, to infuse new life into the old establishment. “Ironically, my dad owned Kitty Knight in the 1980s, and I was conceived there,” said Jester, a Culinary Institute of …

The Brandywine is a new brasserie on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington.

New restaurants, plus Thanksgiving made easy

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The First State is witnessing a flurry of new openings, from casual takeaway to fine dining. Meanwhile, restaurants have released Thanksgiving menus. We’ll keep you posted as more become available. And they are starting holiday gift card promotions. New and upcoming restaurants The Brandywine will open on Nov. 14 at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington. That’s the same building as Santa …

Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes

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Bardea Food + Drink is one of the restaurants trying a temporary surchange to help them beat inflation. Photo by Valeria Boltneva/Pexels Since Valentine’s Day was on a Monday, many restaurants had four nights of solid reservations. The business was welcome, considering that most experienced a disastrous January due to mask mandates, bitterly cold weather and ailing staff. But a …

Home Appetit joins Full Circle Food to deliver meals in New Castle County

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Home Appétit’s Veggie Trio offering highlights the fresh aspect of home-delivered meals. Photo by Home Appétit   There is no shortage of meal-delivery programs in the Wilmington area. HelloFresh, Green Chef and Blue Apron offer meal kits with ingredients and recipes, while the Farmers Fridge delivers ready-to-eat meals.  But there is one thing these large-scale programs lack — local flavor. …