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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Critics, upstate: We know, we know. We write about the parking lot at Madeline’s Italian Restaurant every year. (Ever try to park in Little Italy? A parking lot is a big deal.) But we get a little nutty about the specials, especially the eggplant Parmigiana. Why? It’s one of the few that’s made the real way—by baking layers and layers of cheese and thinly sliced eggplant, not slathering tomato sauce over a fried slab with melted cheese. Call ahead. It sells out quickly. And the portions are huge, so don’t fill up at the salad bar. (531 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 656-4505)