Category: Hospitality

Michael Kelly, McCarter & English chairman

Michael Kelly knows it’s time for a change, and maybe a little rest and relaxation. The fourth-generation Wilmingtonian and co-owner of Kelly’s Logan House in Trolley Square is stepping down as the chairman of McCarter & English after 10 years in the role. Why now? Kelly said the reasons span the personal and the professional. To start,…

Thanks to EDGE, the dream of opening a restaurant is coming true

Tomeka Crawford has known that she wanted to own a restaurant since she was 10 years old and she and her mom cooked together. She breaks out in a huge grin when asked how she felt when she heard she won an EDGE grant that will enable her to open Tomeka’s Homestyle Eatery soul food…

Dover City Council has approved a 0.5 percent lodging tax on hotels and motels within the city. The initial rate will become effective in 2020 and then increase incrementally to 1.5 percent by 2022. The ordinance to impose the tax was debated amid a larger debate over the lodging tax burden in Kent County. The…

Lodging tax debate in Kent raises more questions

By Alex Vuocolo Associate Editor A debate is underway in Kent County over the age-old question of who gets taxed and where the money goes.  At the end of the last legislative session, the General Assembly passed a bill enabling Kent County to impose an extra 3% tax on hotel stays. New Castle County in…

Delaware Restaurant Association is hosting a new regional conference at The Queen in Wilmington on October 22, 2019 to celebrate women in the industry. Women of Hospitality is a two-day professional development conference that aims to connect and empower the next generation of women leaders. Featured presenters are coming from the across the country, including:…

Power Lunch: Breakfast is all the rage — maybe you’ve heard of it

Breakfast, it’s sad to say, never used to get much respect. At most decent restaurants, it was either an outcast or an afterthought, routinely ignored and horribly mistreated. At home, it could seem more of a duty than a delight; an eat-and-run effort to rekindle the feeble spark of our catatonic, coffee-deprived brains. Then suddenly,…