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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Dining notes: Celebrity Chefs’ returns; 1776 Steakhouse recognized; Arena’s exits Newark; Pond to open...

The annual  Celebrity Chefs’ Celebration will take place April 18-25 with a hybrid format.   Local chefs will pair up virtually with their celebrity counterparts.   Rather than a central location for diners, the event that Benefits Meals...
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Carney to ease restrictions on outdoor events

On Monday, Gov.John Carney signed the eighth revision to the Covid-19 emergency order, increasing outdoor gathering limits and easing capacity restrictions in outdoor venues effective at 8  a.m. on April 1.  Carney stopped short of...
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Food & drink: SoDel’s Ocean View brewpub, Brew Works vaccinates,Walmart McDonald’s closing, Popeyes...

SoDel Concepts plans to open a second brewpub in southeast Sussex County. Ocean View Brewing Company will be located on the corner of Route 26 and Woodland Avenue. A spring 2022 opening date is planned. The...
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SoDel to open Matt’s Fish Camp at former Fenwick Ropewalk

SoDel Concepts plans to open the company’s newest restaurant, Matt’s Fish Camp Fenwick, in the former location of Ropewalk Fenwick Island. It will be the third Matt’s Fish Camp location.   The owners of Ropewalk...
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Does Delaware need stimulus money?

Good morning, Local coverage on the Biden-Harris Administration's coronavirus stimulus bill has been sparse.  It's no surprise given the long-running decline in the size of a media community. The $1.9  trillion measure, labeled the American Rescue...
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Grotto Pizza to roll out 2 million pounds of dough at new Dover kitchen...

Grotto Pizza announced a new production kitchen site in Dover is now in operation.   Located on Rosemary Road,  the building will centralize dough production and handle dry storage and food distribution for the pizza chain...
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Dining notes: Fieri tiptoes into northern Delaware with ‘ghost kitchens’; Vita Nova to offer...

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is back in town, minus the red Camaro that popped up in Wilmington a while back. Fieri quietly rolled out a delivery-only chain operating under the name Flavortown Kitchen. This time around,...
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Banquet and gym occupancy limits increased in modified emergency order

Gov.  John Carney Friday signed the Seventh Modification to the Omnibus Emergency Order, increasing limits for indoor events and gym occupancy. The changes became effective Friday morning. Under the latest order, ​the limit on gatherings at...
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Dover Downs owner Bally’s scores sports betting deal with National Hockey League

Dover Downs casino owner Bally's Corporation and the National Hockey League hammered out a multi-year strategic partnership designating Bally's as an Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL. It represents Bally's first sports betting partnership...
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The wrong time for tip legislation

In the legislative hopper, this year is a proposed bill that will raise the minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.23 an hour, about two-thirds of the minimum wage, which is currently...