The Dining Insider: A blog about Taste of Trolley, taste of Newark, Delaware Dines Out, Peco's Liquors, the Brandywine Wine Trail Harvest Festival and more
There’s An App for That The Delaware Center for Horticulture wants to know if you’re hungry for a taste of adventure. If so, visit its beautiful and historic Trolley Square home (1810 N. Dupont St., Wilmington) on Thursday, Sept. 22 for “A Taste of Trolley Square: All About Apps.” Chefs from nine neighborhood restaurants—Catherine Rooney’s, Lime, Santa Fe, Temptations, Kelly’s Logan House, Fresh Thymes, Kid Shelleen's, Piccolina Toscana and El Diablo—will prepare their A-game recipes. You taste, then vote for the winner. Two hours of delicious fun starts at 5:30 p.m. To get in on it, register by Wednesday, Sept. 21. Call 658-6262, or visit thedch.org. Taste of Newark Year eight promises to be great for the annual...
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The Dining Insider: A blog about The Farmer and the Chef, the second anniversary party at BBC Tavern and a special wine dinner at Bella Vista Trattoria, and cooking class at the Hotel du Pont
Thursday is a big night this week, with several great events. How will you choose? Here’s the dope.Down on the FarmChefs need farmers. We need chefs. And everyone needs to have fun once in awhile. The funnest (yes, we said funnest) dining event on the horizon this week? The Farmer and the Chef, to benefit the March of Dimes, happens Sept. 15 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Taste what happens when local chefs go to work with all locally sourced food. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet celebrity chef Joseph Poon of Philly’s Chinatown (you can’t miss him in the local media), and there will be a concert by Delaware’s own Chuck Wicks, a former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant whose “Stealing Cinderella” was a top 5 country...
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The Dining Insider: A blog about the 26th annual Mushroom Festival, Denim & Diamonds for Meals on Wheels, and the Dover Downs Brew Fest
We will, reluctantly, pardon the pun: The 26th annual Mushroom Festival promises Fun(gi) for All. Sept. 9-11, tour mushroom farms, eat mushroom foods, see the mushroom soup cook-off and browse among 200 vendors set up on State Street in Kennett Square to celebrate—well, what else would you celebrate in the mushroom capital of the world? And guess who will be there? Jennifer Behm of Wilmington, who won Fox’s “MasterChef” after being charged with preparing a dish with mushrooms. (There is justice in the world.) She’ll be joining celebrity chefs Jose Garces and Kevin Sbraga of Philadelphia in the special events tent on Saturday. Not enough celebs for you? “Action News” reporter Alicia Vitarelli will also be on hand. For a complete schedule of...
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The Dining Insider: A blog about Labor Day restaurant specials at Back Porch Café, Harry's Savoy Grill, Deep Blue Bar & Grill, Doc Magrogan's and more.
Labor Day weekend is here. It’s time to party, not time to cook (unless you’re grilling). So the Dining Insider went in search of some deals. Here are a few:Start the weekend early to beat traffic on SR1. Thursday, head straight to Rehoboth’s iconic Back Porch for its weekly prix fixe ($38 per person). Here’s a sample of the menu from last week:First Course: Choice of char grilled octopus, chorizo and borlotti bean ragout and gremoulata; or roasted eggplant and feta ravioli with cinnamon-basil pesto; or buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto and pickled grapes; or brown sugar and tea-smoked duck breast with pickled ginger, sesame shiitake and jicama. Whew.Main Course: Choose oven-roasted Guinea hen, pancetta-corn pudding, and stewed green tomato; or chili-cocoa rubbed...
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The Dining Insider: a blog about Domaine Hudson, Pizza By Elizabeths, Pizza DiMeo, and Extreme Pizza
Sold!Why do these things always strike us as seismic? Domaine Hudson is no longer the domain of Tom and Meg Hudson, but new owner Michael Ross, a veterinarian based in Chadds Ford and principal of MWR Group, who will run the restaurant with his wife, Beth. Expect more of what made the place great, plus some personal touches. “Beth and I always appreciated the elegant environment, fine service, great food and magnificent wines at Domaine Hudson,” Ross said in a statement. “We’d been looking for a new challenge, and when the restaurant became available, we jumped at the chance to build on the foundation that Tom and Meg Hudson have created at Domaine Hudson. We know how many people love this restaurant, and we are committed to enhancing its reputation.” Look...
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