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Monday, July 26, 2021
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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, ‚Äčthe 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...
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Top trending: Great Wolf Lodge in Cecil County moving forward; No timetable yet

The $200 million  Great Wolf Lodge is moving forward in western Cecil County, MD, although the company stopped short of offering a groundbreaking or construction timeframe. The project was first announced in late 2018, with...
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Banquet capacity restriction doesn’t add up

Good afternoon, Thanks to a sizable decline in Covid cases and hospitalizations after a holiday surge,  the occupancy cap for restaurants, bars, and retail stores in Delaware has been raised from 30 to 50 percent....
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Carney increases restaurant, retail occupancy rates to 50%

Gov. John Carney increased occupancy rates for restaurants, stores, and gyms from 30 to 50 percent as Delaware sees a decline in the number of coronavirus cases and hospital stays. The change becomes effective at...
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Updated: Grotto Pizza acquiring Dolle’s boardwalk property

Grotto Pizza will acquire the former Dolle's candy property on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. The property is at the corner of One Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk. Grotto Pizza currently owns the Boardwalk property north of...
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Food and Drink: Another beer honors Biden; Taco Reho plans brick and mortar location;...

Two brewers that are ridin' with  Biden  report their offerings have been hits. As reported here earlier, Wilmington Brew Works sold out batches of the Biden beer - Rail Car One. The label is striking with...
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Food & Drink: Scrumptious bids adieu; Harry’s Covid-killing air purifying system; Duck Donuts...

(Have food and drink news? Send items to drainey@delawarebusinessnow.com)   Scrumptious, a low-key breakfast and brunch spot in Wilmington's Trolley Square neighborhood is closing.   As the announcement noted, the decision wasn't entirely driven by finances. Like many...