Smell the Ocean Yet?
If Delaware can be said to have a cuisine all its own, the new Salt Air defines it perfectly. Localvores, dig in.
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Jackson 5 (Plus 75)
Little has changed in the life of the Jackson Inn, and that, perhaps, is the secret to its longevity. The beer-and-shot watering hole on the edge of Wilmington turns 80 this month. Owner Fred Bourdon says the Inn makes up for its lack of flash with a whole lot of heart and equal quantities of Budweiser. “I think the secret here is that we don’t change,” says Bourdon, a third-generation owner. “We give customers the experience they had when they were young, so I try to keep the place as they remembered it, like a time capsule.” Named after Old Hickory himself, the inn traces its roots to the late 1700s. Legend has it Andrew Jackson visited the place during a campaign stop. The Bourdon family bought the land in 1929. Fred and his cousin Jack Bourdon ran the inn together from 1985 until 2007, when Jack passed away. The place will celebrate its birthday October 17 with a beer truck, an outdoor party and live music. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. Just don’t expect plasma screen TVs, fancy cocktails or ergonomic barstools. The Jackson Inn is as old-school as the regulars want it to remain. “There are a lot of fancy new places around us, but I try to hold true to the old standards,” Bourdon says.
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