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Best of Delaware 2008

Our 25th salute to the places that make Delaware great, plus the Hall of Fame of winningest places ever. (Can you say Grotto Pizza?) As chosen by you, the readers (with a little help from your friends here at DT)


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Best Chef
Critics, downstate: Leo Medisch, executive chef at the Back Porch Café in Rehoboth Beach, joined as a kitchen worker in 1979. He liked the vibe so much he decided toBest chef, critics, downstate: Leo Medisch, executive chef at the Back Porch CafĂ© Photograph by Keith Mosher, www.kamproductions.com stick around. He’s helped guide Back Porch from a humble health-food stand into a Mecca of fine dining. A self-confessed Francophile, Medisch’s extensive travels (to Paris, as well as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and more) influence his menu. He loves fresh seafood, as well as slow-braised dishes such as lamb shanks and rich veal cheeks. The key to staying on top of his game, he says, is applying classic techniques in a new way while keeping an eye out for new experiences. (The Back Porch Café, 59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3674)


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And the best food on which
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The best places to get what you want.
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Play time.
Those who impact the most on a day-to-day basis.
Because we can't get enough of those we love.


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