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Nutter’s Sandwich Shoppe closes after 7 decades

Nutter's Sandwich Shoppe has closed its doors after a 70-year run. The family issued the following statement and noted that the shop is for sale. "We have all been mindful of our contribution to the community and thankful for the beauty the community has returned to us.However, after careful consideration and extensive discussions, the family has made the decision that it...

My take: Wawa heads west

It came as no surprise when a quick piece on Wawa announcing plans to expand into Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana became our most-read post. Readers love the company and its prowess in making decent hoagies, brewing OK coffee and, from time to time, cleaning smelly gas pumps. Wawa has now grown into one of the nation’s largest privately held companies. That...

Chancery Market Food Hall opens

Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar opened today. The 12,000-square-foot culinary collective and indoor/outdoor bar will feature dining experiences from around the world, curated by HQ Hospitality co-founder and chef Akhtar Nawab, an earlier release stated. HQ has food halls and restaurants in various U.S. cities. The project was first announced in February. It will be the second food hall on Market Street....

Rankings: Wilmington destination, software jobs, drunk driving

Rankings continue to roll into our Inbox. Here's a sampling. Wilmington continues to draw national attention from the travel press. Conde Nast Traveler listed Wilmington as one of the 23 Best Places to go in 2023. The wide-ranging list included Anchorage, Seattle; Memphis, Boston and the Florida Everglades. Once again, the Buccini influence was present with downtown...

State’s first renaissance fair sells out

Delaware's first renaissance fair is sold out. Known as the Delaware Renaissance Faire, the event is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in the Townsend area. Publicity for the event was minimal, but renaissance fairs have a loyal following, with an online national list available. The location in southern New Castle County at 474 Fleming Landing Road, sometimes known as Firebase...

Is Firefly near the end of its shelf life?

News that the Firefly Music Festival will take a one-year break came as a bit of a surprise., given the largely positive vibes that came out of the September event. The brief announcement was pure Firefly, which blasts out news on social media with few details other than a video and the names of the performers.  In general, music festivals rarely...

Food & drink: Newark Raising Cain’s forecasts Feb. opening; UD Courtyard has new chef; Rosenfeld’s staying in OC; Nicola opens near Lewes

Nicola Pizza has opened its new location off Coastal Highway with a Lewes address. Nicola, best known for its Nic-o-Boli stromboli, operated for a half-century in downtown Rehoboth Beach and was so popular that it operated two locations within a stone's throw of each other. After the closing of the flagship location in Rehoboth in September, Nicola took the...

Food and Drink – Cottage Cafe sold to SoDel, Cornerstone Awards announced

The Cottage Café Restaurant & Pub in Bethany Beach has been sold to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware-based SoDel Concepts. “The Cottage Café has such a sweet spot in the hearts of so many locals and visitors,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts. “Because the restaurant is in a fast-growing area, it attracts a loyal following and a new fan base.” Tom Neville...

Food and drink: First Watch, Famous Dave’s, Kid’s, Dunkin’

Image courtesy of First Watch First Watch has opened its second Delaware location at Barley Mill Plaza, near the Wegmans market, which is slated to open late this month. The Barley Mill location is the second in Delaware for the 445-unit breakfast and lunch spot. The other restaurant is in the Christiana-Stanton area across from the Delaware Tech campus.  The new restaurant features...

Food and drink; 50th anniversary for Dover’s Roma; Nicola’s next step, Taco Festival;

Dover's Roma Italian Restaurant marked its 50th anniversary this week in an event hosted by the Central Delaware  Chamber of Commerce. Giuseppe Garramone moved from Italy to New York with $8.25 in his pocket and after working 16 years as a chef opened a pizzeria at what is now the location of the restaurant.  The elder Garramone died in 2020. In 1999,...

Delaware Burger Battle sold out

The 9th Delaware Burger Battle is officially a sellout. The popular event is returning on Aug. 27 to Rockford Park. Before its Covid hiatus, the  2019 Battle broke attendance records and raised more than $14,000 for its beneficiaries. “After experiencing our first ‘sold out’ Battle in 2019, the pandemic hiatus broke my heart, especially as our charitable purposes—alleviating food insecurity and...

Wegmans opening Delaware store in late October as it seeks 184 part-time workers

The  84,000 square-foot Wegmans Food Market near Wilmington will open on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. The new store is at the intersection of Lancaster Pike and Barley Mill Road. The Rochester, NY family grocery store chain is still looking for 184 part-time workers. Part-time job openings include food service (dishwasher, pizza, cook), stocking (pricing, receiving, frozen, dairy), perishable departments (bakery,...

UD brews up beer industry certificate program

The University of Delaware is offering a brewing certificate program. Foundations of Brewing Science and Brewery Operations program. The program is designed to give participants looking to gain entry into the beer industry, or moving to new roles practical knowledge of the complexities of the business. The course will be taught by Brad Adelson, a veteran brewer whose resume includes Founders Brewing Company...

Food and drink: Burger Battle nears sellout, Squisito opens in Christiana, Rosenfeld’s closes Wilmington location;

The 9th  Delaware Burger Battle is nearly sold out. The event returns on Aug. 27 to Rockford Park. Before its Covid hiatus, the  2019 Battle broke attendance records and raised more than $14,000 for its beneficiaries. “After experiencing our first ‘sold out’ Battle in 2019, the pandemic hiatus broke my heart, especially as our charitable purposes—alleviating food insecurity and supporting culinary careers—became...

UDairy Creamery recalls some ice cream flavors

UDairy Creamery has been informed by a supplier of what it described as a "potential ingredient quality issue" in select ice cream products.  The creamery is advising customers to dispose of any potentially affected products. These include pints and half gallons of ice cream marked with the lot codes noted below. The containers were sold at the South...