Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Coastal Style magazine’s annual reader poll named Blake Gilbert, a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany Beach, the best server in Sussex County. “Blake is the epitome of professionalism in the hospitality industry,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts, which has 10 restaurants along the Delaware coast. “He’s knowledgeable about…

(AP) — At least two Delaware State Fair vendors who had been selling Confederate flags and items adorned with the symbol have been ordered to remove those products from their inventory. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the vendors were ordered to remove the products Monday after the newspaper inquired about the fair’s policy. Fair…

Gov. John Carney on July 17 signed an act to amend Title 4 of the Delaware Code to allow 18-year-old restaurant workers to serve alcohol. The previous age-requirement was 19. The Delaware Restaurant Association supported the introduction and passage of HB 365. The rule change impacts all establishments with on-premises sale and consumption of alcoholic liquor…

In the past few weeks, four restaurants have opened to serve mid-summer tourists and hungry locals. Keep in mind that it’s no easy feat to open during the busy season, particularly with a shortage of restaurant help. Practice patience if the eateries need to find their footing. Tasting Room & Kitchen Dogfish Head Craft Brewery…

Meaderies find foothold despite challenges

By Dan Linehan Special to Delaware Business Times Mead is thousands of years old, but virtually unknown to most of the public. The startups that brew this honey-based alcoholic beverage have small budgets for marketing, so they have to fine-tune their product and hope their customers spread the message. And, in a highly regulated industry,…

Viva Chicken, a popular Peruvian rotisserie chicken restaurant based in Charlotte, North Carolina, opened in Newark today. The 96-seat restaurant is located in the Centre Pointe Plaza shopping center at 1103 Churchmans Road in Newark. This is the 10th location in the chain and the first outside of North Carolina or Utah. “The keys to Viva…