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Thursday, January 14, 2021
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Restaurants navigate state ‘guidance’

Good afternoon, The Delaware Restaurant Association recently passed along the most recent state Division of Public Health regs. Reading through the guidance is a good idea for diners.  Many of us are not fully aware of the complexities...
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UD’s revised fall schedule bad news for Newark area economy

Good afternoon, The decision by the University of  Delaware to keep the bulk of its fall classes online did not come as a big surprise. The decision marks a ratcheting down of a hybrid approach featuring...
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Food and Drink: Grotto Pizza’s 60th; Lefty’s new chef; SoDel expands outdoor...

Grotto Pizza is celebrating 60 years in business. Grotto’s is known for its swirl, a combination of sweet tomato sauce and a blend of cheeses. Dominick Pulieri, Grotto Pizza founder, was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, to Italian-immigrant...
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Rehoboth Beach order requires masks everywhere

The Rehoboth Beach mayor and commissioners voted unanimously to require the wearing of facial coverings on all public streets, public sidewalks, public parks, the boardwalk, the beach and commercial establishments in the City of...
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Food & drink – Jessop’s, Nora Lee’s, SoDel, Dover Downs, Dogfish Head

As reported earlier, restaurants can now operate at 60 percent occupancy. Restaurants with  a lot of booths may stick with the 50 percent figure and some establishments are waiting for Phase III, which will...
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Food and drink notes: More restaurant openings, Curbside Wilmington

The second wave of restaurant openings So far, we have not seen a flood of notices of restaurants opening on the 15th, with the increase of occupancy from 30 to  60 percent. One reason is the...
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Dining out post-quarantine

Hello everyone, Last night we dined out for the first time since mid-March to celebrate a friend's birthday. The choice was the patio at Harry's Savoy Grill in north Wilmington. Our last birthday celebration had been...
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City launches ‘Curbside Wilmington’ as way to lure diners to downtown

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, Marty Hageman from Downtown Visions and Jennifer Kmiec from The Committee of 100 announced  “Curbside Wilmington,” a new initiative designed to support local businesses and encourage patrons to return to downtown...
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Food and drink: Not all steakhouses reopening in early June; lines at newly...

More restaurant openings have been announced for steak lovers, although some popular spots are sticking to takeout. Xavier Teixido's Harry's Hospitality Group announced that its flagship steak and prime rib destination Harry's Savoy Grill and...
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A tale of two beach states

(Accompanying image shows the Ocean City boardwalk during  the pre-face mask summer of 2019. Dreamstime photo) Hello everyone, Shortly after this newsletter went out at noon on Tuesday, a release arrived from the governor's office announcing...