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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Best Wine List

  Readers, upstate: The Green Room (The Hotel du Pont, 11th and Market sts., Wilmington, 594-3154 )
  Readers, downstate: Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House (1131 N. Dupont Hwy., Dover, 857-3223)
  Critics, upstate: The lengthy wine list at The Stone Balloon Wine House stresses accessibility. Its Cruvinet system—sort of a fancy beer tap for wines—allows customers to sample 2- and 5-ounce pours from a variety of vintners. There are Pinot Noirs from California, Syrahs from the Rhone Valley, Tuscan Sangiovese, Spanish Tempranillo, and representatives from nearly every wine-producing region of the globe. Most bottles are affordable, though those $900 bottles of Château Margaux Bordeaux are sure to impress more than a few. (115 E. Main St., Newark, 266-8111)
  Critics, downstate: Wines at The Buttery are selected by staffers who demonstrate a passion for the grape. That’s why the restaurant changes its wine list when it revamps its menu every few months. If the cuisine takes an Asian slant, for instance, you’ll see more Rieslings and fruit-forward California Chardonnays. Prices are reasonable. House pours range from $7 to $12 for premium wines. The selection typically includes three or four whites, three or four reds, and one blush. Bottles range from $24 to $57, but the Captain’s List kicks it up a notch: $91 to $296 for a bottle of Krug Brut Grande Cuvee NV from Reims, France. (102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755)

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