The Best of Delaware 2009
From crab cakes and cheesesteaks to prime rib and clam bakes, little Delaware is packed with great places to eat and terrific places to shop. Here’s the cream of the crop.
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MEET THE CRITICS
Our guest critics enjoy a community profile that gets them out and about. They know food, they know shopping, and they know the social scene.
Marsha Borin of Greenville is one of the most fashionable women in Delaware. An attorney, she is also a former ballerina and president of the innovative dance company Rasta Thomas LLC.
Dan Butler has made an indelible mark on dining in and around northern New Castle County, starting with Toscana Kitchen + Bar, then Toscana To-Go, Deep Blue, Brandywine Prime and Bistro on the Brandywine. Between the restaurants—and raising a 4-year-old and a 1-year old—he still manages to get out.
Anne Marie Cammarato is artistic director of the Delaware Theatre Company, so she knows a great show when she sees one.
Culinary Institute of America grad Jay Caputo is a bona fide celebrity chef. A 2009 James Beard Award Mid-Atlantic semifinalist, Caputo is the owner and creative force behind Mediterranean-influenced Espuma and The Porcini House, both in Rehoboth Beach.
U.S. Congressman Mike Castle is serving his ninth term as Delaware’s only member of the House of Representatives. If anyone knows the best sightseeing spots, he’s the one.
Lyman Chen of North Wilmington is a Realtor and a professional film actor, who has appeared in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Happening” and “The Departed.” Yes, he knows De Niro.
Paul and Bonnie Cullen make the most of life in Rehoboth Beach and local restaurants. Bonnie is a hair stylist. Paul, a gourmet cook, is a full-time musician who plays all over the state. Bonnie cuts Paul’s hair, but she hasn’t cooked in eight years.
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