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 Art Gallery
Critics, upstate: With a strong bent toward Brandywine Valley artists, the 28-year-old Somerville Manning Gallery cuts an impressive figure in the shadow of Hagley Museum. Find art from many in the Wyeth family. “I love the Somerville Manning Gallery,” Butler says. “It’s a little hidden, and you won’t stumble upon it. Breck’s Mill is a beautiful historic building directly on the Brandywine, and they feature a ton of terrific artists.” (101 Stone Block Road, Greenville, 652-0271)
Critics, downstate: Artist Rebecca Raubacher and her husband have operated Raubacher Gallery in Dover for 29 years, including nine at its current location. Along with her own original equestrian paintings and other works, Raubacher Gallery features a retrospective of art by local treasure Jack Lewis. The collection includes Lewis’ earliest work with the Civilian Conservation Corps, illustrations, and Scottish and Italian landscapes. Lewis has lived in Maine for a while, but he’s still one of our all-time favorites. It’s nice to be able to pop into the Raubacher Gallery and reminisce. (123 W. Loockerman St., Dover, 678-0968)