Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen
270 E. Main St., Newark, 737-2931, www.grainonmain.com
Purple Parrot Grill
134 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-1139, www.ppgrill.com
Tutto Fresco Italian Eatery
Use caution when you order appetizers at Tutto Fresco Italian Eatery because you may wind up too full for dinner. The family-style appetizer deal allows you to choose three apps from the menu for one price. Choose from mussels in red or white wine garlic sauce, fried calamari, mozzarella balls, bruschetta, roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella, arancini and clams casino. We also recommend the antipasto rustico of Italian meats and cheeses, grilled eggplant, artichokes, roasted peppers, tomatoes, olives and bruschetta. Choose wisely.
514 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 762-9094, www.tuttofrescode.com
Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill
Most people head to Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill for the sushi, but don’t ignore Stingray’s flavorful appetizers and small plates. The menu changes periodically, but the options are always interesting. Pull up a chair to the busy sushi bar and try the crispy calamari drizzled with a sweet, chipotle-miso glaze and the delicious duck breast potstickers.
59 Lake Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6476, www.stingrayrestaurant.com