Food and drink: Finn McCool’s reportedly closes; new brew and spirit from Dogfish


Finn McCool’s on Main Street in Newark has reportedly closed its doors.

Employees reported they were informed of the move via an Instagram post. 

A post from McCool’s on the social media site carried a “Sorry We’re Closed graphic. The restaurant-bar’s Facebook site is no longer online and no one answered the phone on Wednesday.


The name change came after Catherine Rooney’s sold the business. Catherine’s retained its location in the Trolley Square area of Wilmington.

Main Street restaurants have been facing their challenges, due to roadwork. Such projects typically lead to double-digit declines in business. Competition is also fierce with plenty of restaurant options on Main Street.

Whiskey 102, McCool’s names emerge in rebranding of Newark Catherine’s

New whiskey, beer offerings at Dogfish Head

Milton’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Dogfish Head Distilling Co. released two new offerings – Suddenly Comfy, an imperial cream ale reminiscent of freshly-baked apple pie, and Alternate Takes: Volume 2, Whiskey Finished in Palo Santo Marron Ale Barrels.

Both products  are now available at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware properties – the Dogfish Head Tasting Room & Kitchen, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Chesapeake & Maine and the Off-Centered EmPOURium.

Dickey’s opens location in Middletown

Texas-based franchise, Dickey’s Barbecue has opened a second New Castle County location in Middletown.

A store opened in 2017 in Glasgow off Route 40.

Iron Hill again celebrates Octoberfest

The three Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant locations in Delaware are again offering an Oktoberfest menu that features schnitzels and other specialties of the season.

The menu will be offered until mid-month.