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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Readers, upstate: Serpe’s Bakery (1411 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere, 994-1868)
Readers, downstate: Frankfurt Bakery (429 S. New St., Dover, 741-0180)
Critics, upstate: Artisanal bread shops are few and far between in Delaware. Fortunately, Barry Ciarrocchi and his Black Lab Breads produces enough crusty Italian loaves, baguettes, rye and pumpernickel to keep us sated. Impulse buys such as biscotti, cannoli and warm slices of tomato pie are irresistible. “My mom loves the bread at Black Lab Bakery,” Butler says. “And I know she’s not alone.” (812 N. Union St., Wilmington, 658-1307)