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Bellevue Diner opening on Philadelphia Pike

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Food

  The family that owns the Sungate Diner is replicating the popular menu of the Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, landmark in Delaware. The Bellevue Diner opens Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 703 Philadelphia Pike, north of Wilmington and less than a mile south of the historic Bellevue Hall that gives it its name. The space once housed Jimmy’s Restaurant, and George Argiroudis …

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Senate votes to ban styrofoam to-go boxes, cups

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate on Thursday passed a bill to effectively ban restaurants from offering single-use plastic straws and styrofoam food and beverage containers.  Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 134, sponsored by Sen. Trey Paradee, D-Dover, also prohibits food establishments from providing customers with plastic coffee stirrers, cocktail picks and sandwich picks. Under the bill, food establishments would only be …

Delaware’s new to-go alcohol law takes effect April 1

Charlie Megginson Culture, Government, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Dogfish Head Brewery. Restaurants, brewpubs, taverns and taprooms in Delaware will permanently be able to serve to-go alcoholic beverages beginning April 1.  House Bill 290, which passed in January, allows food and drink establishments to sell alcoholic beverages in transactions for take-out, curbside, or drive-through service and to use outdoor seating for serving food and drinks. To-go …

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Delaware Restaurant Association issues dire plea for help

Charlie Megginson Business, Headlines

The organization that represents restaurants in Delaware said the industry is far from being out of the woods after two years of the COVID pandemic. The Delaware Restaurant Association’s 2022 ‘State of the Restaurant Industry’ report found that restaurants continue to struggle to keep their doors open amid a surge in coronavirus cases, inflation, a labor shortage, and supply chain …

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To-go alcohol, outdoor dining bill sails through House committee

Charlie Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

At least 20 other states will allow the continued sale of to-go alcoholic beverages. A bill to permanently allow restaurants to sell to-go alcoholic beverages was unanimously voted out of the House Administration Committee Tuesday.  House Bill 290, sponsored by Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, would allow any restaurant, brewpub, tavern or taproom with a valid on-premise liquor license to sell …

Kaisy’s Delights opens full-service dining room in Lewes

Pam George Culture, Food, Headlines

Thierry and Nathalie Langer own the three Kaisy’s Delights locations. (Kaisy’s Delights) It is hard to miss Kaisy’s Delights in Lewes. The building at Savannah and Wescoats roads resembles a mountain chalet. And then there are the colors: Lily Pulitzer pink and lime green. Locals and frequent visitors belly up to the counter for the coffee — La Colombe — …

Where vaccinated people can get deals on food and drink

Betsy Price Don't Miss, Food & Dining, food and drink, Headlines

Bardea Food & Drink offers a free dessert with dinner. This is its twist on cheesecake with pomegranate, buddha’s hand and white sesame crumble. Photo from Bardea Facebook   Small businesses across Delaware are getting state grants to cover the cost of providing incentives for vaccinated customers. More the 200 will receive state grants up to $5,000 for reimbursements, the …