Category: Retailing and Restaurants

Delaware Business Times’ parent company Today Media is adding to its menu of popular lifestyle and specialty publications, websites, and events, by acquiring The Valley Table magazine and the popular Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.  In announcing the acquisition, Today Media CEO Robert A. Martinelli noted, “This is a positive step for the local culinary industry as both…

Delaware native son Paul Cullen is hosting weekly Sunday markets offering all the ingredients needed to prepare authentic Italian meals. The former Bad Company and guitarist and owner of Paul’s Kitchen & Cullen-ary Company will open the Pop Up Market at 32882 Cedar Grove Road in Lewes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “There’s nothing better than cooking…

By Eric Ruth Ever since the world took a collective belly flop into the still-fragrant swamp of the Great Recession, most of us have become accustomed to doing more with less (except, of course, the rats who skunked us in the first place). Most others faced a new fiscal reality: Households tightened their belts. Businesses…

SoDel pilots ‘apprenticeship beyond the trades’ program created by Delaware Restaurant Association and Dept. of Labor

State and restaurant industry officials will unveil the nation’s first Registered Apprenticeship Program for culinary professionals on May 29. Rehoboth Beach-based SoDel Concepts is sponsoring the pilot program for eight apprentices, who actually is already under way. The two-year Cook Apprenticeship Program combines 4,300 hours of on-the-job training and classroom education. The effort represents a “professional,…

By Pam George When Karen and Jim Falk strolled into Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth on May 9, their friends greeted them with concerned faces. “Did you hear the news?” they asked the couple. Karen Falk immediately pictured a terrorist attack. “I said, ‘No! Is it bad?’” The answer depends on your outlook.…

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant announced on May 20 that it has signed a lease for their 11th Pennsylvania location on South Eagle Road in Newtown. The opening is part of the Delaware-headquartered company’s larger initiative to operate “20 restaurants by 2020.” Iron Hill Newtown is part of the Village at Newtown Shopping Center in Bucks…

Bill Clifton, executive chef and co-owner of The Counting House restaurant in Georgetown, faced off with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on The Food Network on May 2, getting to the final round before he lost with his signature dish, corn and crab chowder, in part because The Food Network wanted him to add a corn…

By Eric Ruth As the nation is dragged ever deeper into the manure-flinging, Twitter-baiting free-for-all that defines 21st century political discourse, it’s kind of nice to know that most Americans seem wholly united on at least one thing. No matter whether you’re one of those progressive, I’ll-try-anything culinary cliff-jumpers, or an unapologetic defender of old-school…