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Game On! The hot dog continues to be a hit with sports fans

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Out & About Magazine Published each month by TSN Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Mailing & business address: 307 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

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our staff Publisher Gerald duPhily • jduphily@tsnpub.com Contributing Editor Bob Yearick • ryearick@comcast.net Director of Publications Jim Hunter Miller • jmiller@tsnpub.com Director of Sales Marie Graham Poot • mgraham@tsnpub.com Creative Direction & Production Management Matthew Loeb, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. matt@catvis.biz Graphic Designer Tyler Mitchell, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. tyler@catvis.biz Contributing Writers Matt Amis, Krista Connor, Mark Fields, Pam George, Rob Kalesse, Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, John Leyh, Robert Lhulier, Allan McKinley, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Ciro Poppiti, Scott Pruden, Matt Sullivan Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Les Kipp, Lori M. Nichols, Danielle Quigley, Matt Urban Special Projects John Holton, Kelly Loeb

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7 War On Words 8 FYI 11 By the Numbers 13 From the Publisher 15 Day Trippin’ 18 Signs of Hope

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FOCUS 22 The Hot Dog: Still a Hit 27 Chasing the Dream

EAT 32 Taking It to the Streets 41 Delaware Burger Battle

LISTEN 59 Firefly By the Numbers 62 Tuned In 65 Musikarmageddon Update

22 The Hot Dog: Still a Hit It has a long culinary and cultural history, but this staple of American sporting events continues to evolve. By Scott Pruden

27 Chasing the Dream

WATCH 67 Reviews 71 Odd Ball Movies

PLAY 73 Where to Watch the Game 79 Snap Shots

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Pursuing a career in professional sports can be a frustrating rollercoaster ride. Just ask these local products. By Matt Amis

32 Taking It to the Streets The food truck phenomenon shows no signs of waning, but for owners it can be a bumpy road. By Pam George

On the cover: Sarah Jessica Czechowski at Frawley Stadium on Wilmington’s Riverfront. Photo by Joe del Tufo.

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59 Firefly By the Numbers In June, almost 100,000 music lovers flocked to Dover for the East Coast’s premier music event. Here are some fun numerical facts about the festival. By Krista Connor

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A writer/editor’s slightly snarky and relentless crusade to eliminate grammatical gaffes from our everyday communications

Compiled from the popular column in Out & About Magazine

THE WAR ON WORDS A monthly column in which we attempt, however futilely, to defend the English language against misuse and abuse

Close, But No Cigar . . . Many Americans, including some professional journalists, have trouble with homophones – words that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, and often differ in spelling. (Homonyms, on the other hand, are words that share the same pronunciation and the same spelling but have different meanings—e.g.: tire, the noun, and tire, the verb. All homonyms are homophones because they sound the same, but not all homophones are homonyms.) Three recent examples, with the correct words in parentheses: • From the Wilmington News Journal: “...it is a bad thing to put undo (undue) focus on one part of the curriculum.” • From a credit union’s message to members: “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and please bare (bear) with us.” (Courtesy of reader Robbie Simon.) • And again from the NJ, in a story about wearing ties: “Our students do not dawn (don) this attire . . .” How Long, Oh, Lord, How Long? (In which we record the continued abuse of that most misused punctuation mark, the apostrophe.) From a headline for a delawareonline video: “Onboard camera shows SpaceX rocket land on its' feet.” Really? The apostrophe following the word? Very creative. Literally of the Month Yep, Mika Brizinski, that blonde bundle of hyperbole who cohosts MSNBC’s Morning Joe, once again makes an appearance here. Here’s Mika, teasing a piece on Erik Compton, a heart transplant patient who tied for second in the U.S. Open Golf Tournament: “Stay tuned for a heart-warming story—literally.” Pronunciation The name of the famous tennis tournament held in England in June and early July each year is pronounced WiM-buhl-duhn, not WiM-buhl-tuhn. And let’s hope that by the end of the baseball season sports talk show hosts and fans learn that Ryne Sandberg’s first name is one syllable (Rine), not two (Ry-an).

Word of the Month

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A verb, it means to play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money. So the guy strumming a guitar at Philly’s 30th Street Station, his guitar case open in front of him, is busking.

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Media Watch • From the usually pristine Sports Illustrated, in a story on O. J. Simpson: “He struck a apologetic tone.” In English, there are two indefinite articles—a and an. (The is the definite article.) SI seems to be joining the totally inexplicable and semi-literate trend to ignore poor old “an.” Here’s the rule: if the word following the article starts with a vowel sound, use an. If not, use a. The key word here is sound. The word doesn’t have to start with a vowel in order to require an. For instance, words with a silent “h” at the beginning require an: an hour, an honor, an honorable man. • WDEL announcer on a story about the discovery of a fossil tusk: “It weighed nine ton.” This is an example of an age-old linguistic problem: using singulars where plurals are called for. It weighed nine tons! (Had he said it was “a nine-ton tusk,” he would’ve been correct.) This is similar to the sloppy practice of saying “I have six pair of gloves (pants, glasses, etc.).” It’s more than one, so it should be pairs. Writerly Peeves We asked our contributing writers to submit their current language pet peeves. Here is Scott Pruden’s: “It is what it is” has always struck me as the silliest, faux-Zen statement anyone could ever make. It's just words strung together that don't actually mean anything. I always get the feeling that it's said just to fill conversational space and sound intellectual. In writing or formal speaking, it should never, ever appear unless it's being mocked, criticized or satirized. Look for more peeves from our writers in future issues. And if you have one that absolutely bugs you, send it in—we may use it. Mea Culpa Speaking of peeves, reader James Sorber became peeved with me when he spotted the name “Code Ashe” in the July “War.” The name of the Phillies third baseman, James points out, is Cody Asche. This is a grievous mistake, for which we are deeply sorry and which we can only blame on a momentary brain freeze. As penance, we promise to diagram every sentence of Joe Biden’s next extemporaneous speech.

Seen a good (bad) one lately? Send your candidates to ryearick@comcast.net A secondary meaning in clothing and fashion: a strip of whalebone, wood, steel, etc., inserted into the front of a corset to stiffen it. Sometimes, the corset itself.

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F.Y.I. Things worth knowing

MEADOW GARDEN GROWTH Longwood Gardens expands walking path

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ongwood Gardens has extended its Meadow Garden from 40 to 86 acres, offering guests a chance to see colorful native wildflower plants and grasses, wildlife, and trails, as well as a historic colonial home that tells the story of how the land has evolved since the 1700s. More than three miles of walking and hiking trails lead visitors to the diverse habitats found throughout the Meadow Garden’s terrain. Venture in to discover open fields, lush wetlands, and flora and fauna. Check out learningstation pavilions along the trails and explore the variety of wildlife. Visit Longwood Garden’s Trail Guide or try one or all of the self-guided walks and hikes through the Meadow Garden. For more information, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.

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as AudioFest, an outdoor benefit presented by Garnet Volkswagen for the nonprofit organization Fearless Lyme Fighters, is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Garnet Volkswagen in West Chester, Pa. Fearless Lyme Fighters aims to build awareness and raise funds to support those fighting Lyme Disease and its co-infections. The evening features live music, craft beer, food trucks, family fun, vintage VWs, vendors, an art show, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. The event starts at 6 p.m. Donations to Fearless Lyme Fighters are tax-deductible and may be made to www.delcf.org/donations2.php.

DOGFISH HEAD OPENS INN 16-room building overlooks Lewes harbor

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he new Dogfish Inn in Lewes, which opened in July, brings Dogfish Head’s signature offcenter approach to hotel culture and beer tourism. Overlooking Lewes harbor, it lies between the Dogfish Head brewpub and distillery in Rehoboth Beach and the production brewery in Milton. The inn embraces modern style and convenience while celebrating a bygone era of family vacations, big cars and endless summers. Designed by Studio Tack in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Dogfish Head, its 16 rooms are filled with beer-centric amenities and design elements. Rooms are priced in the mid-$200s on weekdays and high-$200s on weekends. F o r m o re i n fo r m a t i o n , v i s i t www.dogfish.com.

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he Delaware Center for Horticulture (TheDCH) has begun working on a $3.5 million green renovation and expansion project at its Trolley Square headquarters in Wilmington. The project includes a green roof infinity garden, expanded program space, and energy efficient improvements. The construction project aims to equip the organization to improve and increase its greening programs, which serve diverse urban and suburban populations in Delaware. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, TheDCH will welcome the public to a Golden Shovel Ceremony. For more information, visit www.thedch.org.

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tarbucks is coming to Wilmington with not one but two locations. In October, the global coffeehouse chain will a shop in Buccini/Pollin Group’s Nemours Building, one of the city’s premier office buildings and home to LuxiaSuites, Wilmington’s newly remodeled corporate extended-stay apartments. By the end of 2014, Starbucks will have location in the ground floor of the future Residences (at Justison Landing), which promises to be one of the city’s leading apartment communities. Starbucks Riverfront will offer a fireplace-centered lounge and industrial-inspired décor, reminiscent of riverfront activity of yesteryear.

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Worth Trying Random suggestions from our staff and contributors

Wayback Malted Shakes I'd never been to Jake's Wayback Burgers (locations in Claymont and Newark), so when a friend took me to sample their “killer" milkshakes, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I got was a blast from the past in the form of their chocolate malted shake —whisking me back to sitting on the spinning stool of the drug store soda counter (yes, we had one) with my grandpa, sipping a thick, rich chocolaty treat that made growing up on the outskirts of Pittsburgh so wonderful.

Dino's Italian Water Ice Sure, Rita's is convenient (isn't there one every several blocks nowadays?), but for those who have forgotten what authentic water ice tastes like, try some of this, served from a decal-festooned van parked at the south edge of the Rodney Square Farmers Market every Wednesday. The mango is sweet and fruity, but the piña colada blew me away. As a true pineapple lover, I usually avoid it because most places it's made with artificial flavors. Not Dino's. Not only is the flavor real but there are sizable chunks of pineapple throughout. If you can't make it to Rodney Square on Wednesday, Dino's also scoops the good stuff at the Cowtown Rodeo on Saturdays. While you're visiting the much-improved farmers market, try the fish tacos from the Koi truck or the kimchee tacos from Kapow. But get there early. Both tend to get long lines and often run out.

—Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, Contributing Writer

Pickleball This racket sport, which originated on the West Coast, has spread east and is becoming popular among players of all ages. Described as “like playing tennis with a Ping-Pong paddle on a badminton court,” it’s usually a doubles game. Players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball over a net. There are several groups in New Castle County, including the Northern Delaware Pickleball Club: www.meetup.com/ Northern-Delaware-Pickleball.

—Mark Fields, Contributing Writer

Bear Naked Original Cinnamon Protein Granola I hate to snack on pretzels and chips—empty carbs, right? But I don't always have immediate access to sliced fruits and veggies. I happily discovered Bear Naked, which is a mixture of granola, flax seeds, cranberries and cinnamon. Yee-haw! All my favorites! And one serving has 10 grams of protein. Bear Naked offers different varieties, but I like the Original Cinnamon best. —Ciro Poppiti, Contributing Writer

—Bob Yearick, Contributing Editor

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A few figures worth noting about sports and food – mostly hot dogs.

14.75 The cost, in dollars and cents, of two hot dogs and a beer at a Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park.

350,000,000 The number of pounds of hot dogs Americans purchase at retail stores per year. That’s 9 billion hot dogs!

818 The number of hot dogs consumed per second during “hot dog season” (Memorial Day to Labor Day).

155,000,000 The number of hot dogs consumed this past 4th of July—enough to stretch from D.C. to Los Angeles more than five times.

95,000,000 Number of hot dogs consumed by Los Angeles residents—more than any other city.

70 The estimated number of hot dogs consumed per person each year.

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he Real Muddas of New Castle County.” In honor of one member’s devotion to Bravo’s Real Housewives series, that’s the team name chosen by the women who are training for the Aug. 16 Mudderella in Kennett Square. Meanwhile, the team has increased from the original three —Nichole Warner, Kelly Loeb and Marie Poot—to five. In late June, Tateum Hitchcock joined the Muddas, and last month Jessica Till became a member. All five are New Castle County residents and working mothers of young children. The team is participating in the second segment of the yearlong O&A Fitness Challenge by entering the Mudderella, to be held at Kennett’s Plantation Field. Mudderellas, which are targeted at women, include 12-15 obstacles designed to test strength and stamina. Events are not timed, and teamwork is encouraged. Mudderellas support Futures Without Violence, a national nonprofit that aims to prevent and end domestic violence. The Muddas must fit training into tight schedules dominated by work and motherhood, but they have a strong team. Warner says Hitchcock has been an avid runner for some time, while Till is preparing for her second half-marathon. Loeb and Poot have been training for the event as time allows for more than two months. Warner, meanwhile, has been increasing the intensity of her own workouts. “I was hoping to take some boot-camp or crossfit style classes in this final stretch to help push me beyond my comfort zone,” she says, “but the financial reality of two children in daycare has prevented that.” As for the team name, she admits to being the lone team member who is a fan of Real Housewives. “It's funny because we have little, if anything, in common with the women on those series,” she says. “But that doesn't stop me from tuning in from time to time.” Check next month’s issue of O&A to see a final report on the Muddas. — Bob Yearick

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erhaps the biggest reward I’ve received from publishing underwrite the event to the crew of homeless men who help this magazine for 25-plus years is the relationships I’ve build the course, we’re all pedaling as one each May. Through made along the way. One of those relationships ended on partnerships with more than 50 companies and non-profit agencies Tuesday, July 15, when Randy Inglis died of heart failure while on we transform the streets of Downtown Wilmington, which to be a bike ride at the Jersey Shore. He was 54. honest are quite sleepy on most Saturdays, into a world-class Randy was an area cycling guru who also operated TBB bicycle festival featuring racers from around the globe. Everyone Cyclery, a bike shop that started in Downtown Wilmington and is invited; admission is free. currently operates in Trolley Square. Randy was also our race Randy Inglis was the inspirational force behind much of the director for the Wilmington Grand Prix. I knew nothing Grand Prix, an event he about running a professional founded along with Julie Miro cycling event when we began Wenger, Dan Butler and me in our grandiose discussions; September of 2007. Randy insisted it was as easy as Since the launch of Out riding a bike. Hardly. & About Magazine, I’ve been But Randy’s why-not attitude involved with producing was infectious and our core team or sponsoring more than soon believed we could, indeed, 300 events. No event, bring a nationally-recognized however, has given me bike race to our city. He was right. more satisfaction than the This past May, the Wilmington Wilmington Grand Prix. Grand Prix celebrated its eighth That’s because the Grand year, and its seventh season of Prix is a wonderful example being named to USA Cycling’s of the power of partnership National Calendar. Many consider —and inclusiveness. From it to be the premier bike race on At top, Randy shows them how it's done during the 2012 Monkey Hill Time Trial. Above, Randy being interviewed during the 2013 Wilmington Grand Prix. the corporate executives who the East Coast. ► AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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For this year’s event, however, it was touch and go on whether Randy would be in attendance. You see, just weeks before the race he had major surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, this after sessions of radiation and chemotherapy to make removal of the tumor possible. Though frail from the surgery, Randy did indeed make the Grand Prix, and as always he helped extinguish the assortment of fires that spring up during an event of this magnitude. Drained but satisfied, he left the event supported by the strong shoulder of his daughter Aynsley. We’d pulled it off again.

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As Randy regained his strength during these past two months, our conversations turned to next year’s Grand Prix…and our upcoming River Towns Ride & Festival… and the great rides that lie ahead. I saw him just three days before his death. He looked remarkable, ready to ride. And three days later, he did just that, taking off on an afternoon jaunt while vacationing with his family in Avalon, N.J., one of his favorite retreats. That night I received the news of his passing. It was shocking…and saddening…and downright scary, considering Randy was three years younger than I am. As the days have passed, however, I’ve come to see it a different way. Randy died while on a bike ride, while pursuing his passion. It was invigorating to be around a man who found joy in such simplicity. And all who met him discovered they, too, were invited along for the ride.

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DAY Trippin’

This narrow little state and the surrounding areas conceal many fun, quirky and fascinating destinations and activities. That’s what Day Trippin’ is all about. Have ideas? Send them to Krista at kconnor@tsnpub.com.

The results of the efforts of the author and friends after they tried their hands at making mugs at the Center for the Creative Arts.

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ix of us are seated at a table and all eyes are on the six thick slabs of clay that have just been laid in front of us. We’re hesitant yet eager; it’s like the main course of some exotic meal and we’re not quite sure when to dig in, or with what utensils. Conversation starts among us—me, my sister, and four friends. We’re at a private ceramics art party at the Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, and we’re deciding how tall and wide to make these chunks as they hopefully morph into mugs over the course of our two-hour slot. The ceramics instructor, Megan Flachier, establishes only one guideline: “Use your judgment and creativity.” She’s exemplifying the center’s motto to help people “find the artist within,” although she doesn’t outright say so; it’s most likely imbedded in her artist’s psyche. For 30 years, the CCA has been a place for the imagination, devoted to art enrichment through education for people of all ages and abilities. Private art parties, dance and music lessons are available for children and adults, along with drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, glass work and mixed media classes.

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Flachier prepares to give our group a quick demo. She knows probably all you can know about ceramics, with more than 15 years of experience. She was 18 when she was accepted to Rochester Institute of Technology to study graphic design. On a whim, she changed her major to ceramics. “I still really don't know why,” she says. “I guess because I was 18 and didn't know what I was doing. But some choices turn out to be the right ones in the end.” Since then, she has received a master of fine art and her work has been exhibited throughout the country, including Philadelphia and Baltimore. She’s currently in the process of starting a ceramics business called Well Born Clay*. During the demo Flachier whips a slab of white clay (which is actually grayish until it’s fired in the kiln) into a cylindrical masterpiece in under five minutes. She whisks at it effortlessly, nicking it expertly with a clay knife or smoothing with a metal scraper called a clay rib. All novices, we nod in fascination. We’re sure we’ll be done in 20 minutes, tops. ►

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Meg Flachier (third from left) and Suzan Bergdoll (at head of table, right) provide assistance as partygoers apply handles to clay mugs.

More than an hour later, we’re laughing at ourselves and are just about halfway finished with the mugs. We’re perfectionists, trying to smooth out rough shapes and bulges. A chorus of “This is awesome” and “I love this” rises from Kristen, Michelle, Jacquelyn, Liz, Leilah and me, despite our blundering ways. Suzan Bergdoll, another CCA faculty member helping out, says, “Once you learn this basic mug, it’s awesome, because you can make birdhouses, toad houses, other mugs, vases—anything.” The process begins with a lump of clay that is passed through a machine appropriately dubbed a slab roller, which flattens out the clay. The clay is textured by this process, so it must be lightly grazed with a clay rib to make it smooth. Next, we use a piece of paper as a template to decide the height of our mugs. Liz considers a miniature tea cup, Kristen and Michelle may go for an average-size tea mug, the rest of us debate with ourselves. In the end, though, the majority of us end up with pieces so unintentionally gigantic that they will inevitably become beer steins. (Tip from Flachier: “If you want to use it for beer, you put it in your freezer for 20 minutes first and it keeps it cold forever.”) We slice the inside corner of one side and an outside corner of the other downward with a clay knife, so both ends can come together and overlap, create a seam and form a cylinder. But first we make tiny nicks and scratches on the edges of the seam, which is called scoring, then we apply “slip”—really wet clay. This will help hold the seams when we pull both ends together to make the cylinder. We smooth out the seams until we can’t tell where the mug ends or begins. “Otherwise, if you put cream in your coffee it’ll get stuck in there and be totally gross,” says Flachier. Our group members tend to talk with our hands, and so midconversation we frequently find ourselves with serious gouging problems. More than once we cast each other guilty glances when we realize we accidentally nicked at a neighbor’s piece. I even catch a few muttered curses. “Now do I do the bottom? Is it time?” my friend Kristen asks at one point, hesitant to make a wrong move. Flachier nods, and I ask if we’re the most paranoid group they’ve ever had. “No, not even close,” says Flachier. “Some people get to the point where they’re paralyzed. But it can be fixed. The mess-ups are when you laugh at each other—that’s what makes it fun.” Next, we work on the handles, which are cut, shaped, and pressed onto the mug (after some more scoring and slipping). One of the coolest options is adding texture, and I’m thoroughly impressed by the artists’ innovation and creativity: Flachier holds

up a shell, wine cork, and a small, dried ear of corn that can be pressed into the clay to create designs. “You start thinking about this stuff once you start doing ceramics, and everything becomes a tool,” says Flachier. “Yes,” says Bergdoll. “Once you realize nature can play into it, you try everything you can. Coral? I love me some coral.” Lastly, before moving onto painting the clay, we round out the rim and pinch it so it’s slightly curved downward; otherwise people often spill their beverage, Flachier says. She also gives each of us a turn at “throwing” a basic pot on the potter’s wheel. The wheel, a thick, flat disc, reminds me of a spinning record. “We’ll see if we can do this,” Flachier says when it’s my turn, and she places a lump of clay on the wheel. Her tone makes me nervous. “Are most people not successful?” I ask. “Um, depends on how much help they want from me,” she says. “I can usually help people get a pot.” I suppress the vision of this pound of clay dispersing maniacally throughout the room, and instead follow her instructions: Dip your hands in lots of water, put your foot on the pedal that determines how fast the wheel spins, place clay in center of wheel and pat it down. When she gives the okay, I gingerly press the pedal, and the clay begins spinning in maddening circles. Flachier calmly directs, and within a minute or two I proudly have a little clay pot. Three weeks later, after Flachier and Bergdoll have passed the pieces through the kiln and applied sealing glaze, Jacquelyn picks up the pieces and we all see the results. We’re pleasantly surprised; actually, somewhat shocked. Spots of lumped-on paint or questionable colors some of us had been concerned about are no longer an issue. The mug/ steins and pots (which shrink 13 percent in the kiln) are glossy and smooth, and although they’re clearly far from perfect, we do a toast to the beauty of things created by hand, and to the fulfillment this brings. “Everything turned out great,” says Flachier. “Not one person had experience and you all created a functional piece of pottery.” Center for the Creative Arts art parties are $40 per person, $70 for two, $165 for a group of six and $25 per additional person. CCA will host holiday or birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, team building or office get-togethers, or girls’, guys’ or couples’ night out. Themes include wine glass or plate painting, mosaic, mirror, pottery or jewelry-making. Guests are free to decorate the room and bring their own food and beverages. To book your art party, call 239-2434 or email info@ccarts.org. AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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SIGNS OF HOPE Budding Wilmington enterprise popdot gives disadvantaged youth the skills needed to start careers By Larry Nagengast Photos by Matt Urban

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isitors stepping down the stairway at the entrance to popdot signs & graphics* might think they’ve been transported under the sea. On the wall is a three-dimensional mural packed with images of sea creatures, including a fearsome shark and multicolored tropical fish. What makes the wall unique is that each of those denizens of the deep is printed on a different substrate—wood, aluminum, foam board, PVC, static cling, corrugated cardboard, printable pre-pasted wallpaper and several others—to give prospective customers a first-hand look at the versatility of popdot’s printing equipment and its personnel. There may be a symbolic message there too. Not long ago popdot’s key employees were figuratively underwater, aged out of the state’s foster care system, short on job skills and lacking the network they needed to help find employment. Today, thanks to this three-month-old enterprise, they’re swimming toward success. In some respects, popdot is your typical full-service print shop, catering to the needs of small businesses, nonprofits and individual, just like Dan and Karen Nestor’s Sir Speedy Wilmington franchise operation, with which popdot shares space at 1010 N. Union St. in Wilmington’s Little Italy neighborhood. What makes popdot different is that it’s a social venture partnership, a collaboration between Sir Speedy Wilmington and the West End Neighborhood House designed to empower disadvantaged youth by providing the skills they need to start a meaningful career. The partnership (West End owns 51 percent of the business and Sir Speedy 49) is financed in part by a $160,000 grant from the Office of Community Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and has a goal of creating eight fulltime jobs within three years. (Karen Nestor doesn’t want to stop at eight; she’d like to see a dozen fulltime employees by the summer of 2017.) Barclays Bank, WSFS Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank Pittsburgh have also helped with startup funding. The Nestors and Paul Calistro, West End’s executive director, expect popdot to become a successful profit-making business. “We’re trying to find a way to create jobs that will not be subsidized by the public sector,” Calistro says. Currently popdot has two fulltime production assistants recruited through West End, Danielle Cunningham and Keith Roberts, plus Luis Colon, who splits his time doing print shop work and deliveries for both Sir Speedy and popdot. “I’m learning each and every part of the business. It’s all handson,” says Cunningham, 22, a Dickinson High School graduate who shuttled in and out of foster homes until she turned 18, found herself homeless until she discovered the Lifeline housing program administered by West End, then signed up for Bright Spot Ventures, West End’s job training program for young adults who have aged out of foster care. Cunningham enjoys the creative aspects of the work, using computers to help create signs, banners, flyers, brochures, mobiles and other printed materials. “I like seeing the work start from the beginning and at the end I can say, ‘I did that!’ That’s what sparked my interest,” she says. Roberts, 22, a graduate of William Penn High School, spent a couple of years in foster care and wasn’t equipped to go to work when he turned 18. “My emotions were all over the place at the time. I didn’t know who to trust. I got cautious and became isolated,” he says. He worked briefly as a forklift operator before entering Bright Spot Ventures and subsequently being offered a job at popdot.

Dan and Karen Nestor, owners of Sir Speedy, partnered with West End Neighborhood House to create popdot.

Roberts didn’t know much about computers when he got started, but now he confidently rattles off the names of a half-dozen design programs he has learned to use. “I’m trying to add another tool to my belt,” he says. “It’s difficult at times, but that’s the process of learning.” At the start, Cunningham and Roberts say, just learning the basics was a challenge. But now both have moved on to more complex tasks. They work on designs for banners and car wraps, use a contour cutter to print projects with unique shapes, and run wood, metals, foam board and other substrates up to two-and-ahalf inches thick through a flatbed printer to create images with unique backings. One recent project on the design board: a wrap for the Bright Spot Urban Farmers Market’s box truck to make it look like a delivery truck overflowing with fresh produce. They’re even coming up with ideas of their own. Roberts envisions printing mural-like art on 4-by-8-foot sheets of particle board to beautify the fronts of abandoned houses. Election years can mean big business for printing companies, and popdot is getting off to a good start. Sen. Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney participated in popdot’s grand opening celebration in April and both have since ordered yard signs through popdot. “They like the idea of job creation,” Calistro says. “They’re putting their money where their mouth is.” Calistro, who is well connected with Delaware political figures, is encouraging them to use popdot. “I tell them, since they’re going to be buying this stuff anyway, if you can get it for the same price, it’s better to buy it in Delaware and help some kids than to place an order with a printer who is out of state,” he says. “We’re training young people. We’re offering full-time employment, a living wage, and a shot at being successful,” says Sir Speedy Wilmington co-owner Dan Nestor. Most young people, Nestor says, get their first job through relatives or a family connection—mother, father, sister, brother, a teacher, a coach or a clergyman. “Kids coming out of foster care don’t have that sort of network to help them get started,” he says. “Our job is to teach them business skills, to give them a chance to get out of difficult circumstances that they were placed in through no fault of their own.” ►

*In case you're wondering, popdot signs & graphics has branded itself with lower-case lettering and pop in bold because that's the way its logo turned out. “We're bright. We're vibrant. We pop,” Karen Nestor says.

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Danielle Cunningham, with Keith Roberts, says she’s “learning each and every part of the business."

When he was researching what type of business might be a good one for training disadvantaged young adults, Calistro settled on printing when he saw projections of double-digit employment growth for the next 10 years. He knew the Nestors well so he contacted them for advice and learned that they were looking for a way to expand their business while giving back to the community. And so the partnership was born. Calistro, as well as Cunningham and Roberts, recognize the value of the skills that can be learned through popdot. Computer software, graphic design, customer service, sales, marketing, public speaking—all are skills that are transferable into numerous career fields, they say. Although popdot has been open for only three months, it already has started to collect positive recommendations from clients. Valerie White, owner of the Bellefonte Arts gallery and boutique, learned about popdot through Tina Betz, the former Wilmington director of cultural affairs, and went to the new business in May for yard signs for the annual Bellefonte Arts Festival. “They did a great job, very courteous, good customer service and competitive pricing,� says White, who expects to return to popdot when she has other print jobs. Cunningham has already figured out the importance of building a growing list of satisfied customers. “The more business we get, the more jobs we can create,� she says. If popdot succeeds in Wilmington, Calistro says he would like to replicate the model elsewhere in the state. Karen Nestor would like it to go even further. She dreams of a franchise operation, just like her Sir Speedy business, connecting the dots, so to speak, with popdots across the country. “I don’t have a college education, but I can run a business,� she says. “If we give these young people a chance, if we give them the training and the mentoring, they can too.�

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The Bun Appears The next question is, who decided to put this sausage-like creation on a bun? Again, history is murky and hinges on a couple of popular legends and bits of scholarship. One story—largely disproven—is that the modern bun-nestled hot dog was invented out of necessity at 1904’s Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis by a Bavarian food vendor who loaned white gloves to his patrons so they wouldn’t burn their fingers on his hot sausages. After too few of the gloves were returned to him, the vendor supposedly worked out a deal with his baker brother to provide long rolls to serve the same purpose. Shazam!—the modern hot dog! In fact, says hot dog historian Bruce Kraig, a retired professor emeritus at Illinois’ Roosevelt University and author of the book Man Bites Dog, the German tradition had always been to eat sausages with bread. There are reports, Kraig says, that one pushcart vendor in New York City’s Bowery was selling sausages on milk rolls (with sauerkraut, no less) as early as the 1860s. Meanwhile, the first hot dog stand in Coney Island was opened in 1871 by German butcher Charles Feltman. As Feltman’s dog domain expanded, eventually his bread slicer, Nathan Handwerker, split off and started his own hot dog stand in 1916, offering his product for half the price his former boss was charging. The Nathan’s Famous hot dog brand still exists. The origin of the term “hot dog” is also up for serious debate. There are a number of popular stories that have circulated for years. One—which seems to be based primarily on hearsay and legend —is that of New York Journal cartoonist Tad Dorgan witnessing vendors at New York’s Polo Grounds hawking red-hot “dachshund” sausages from carts with boiling water sometime between 1902 and 1906. The story goes that, not being able to spell dachshund, Dorgan drew the vendors as selling hot “dogs”—dachshunds on rolls.

But accounts of sausages on buns being referred to as hot dogs exist from at least a decade earlier. Barry Popick, another hot dog historian from Roosevelt University (yes, there are two of them!), notes that 1894 articles in the Yale University newspaper referred to students eating hot dogs both in the literal sense and as a veiled joke regarding what they suspected was the original source of the meat. The truth, says Kraig, is far less colorful but makes a lot more sense. German immigrants brought to the U.S. both the wiener and the wiener dog, and were whimsical enough to notice the obvious similarities. So the connection between long sausages on rolls and canines was probably there all along.

The Sports Connection The connection between hot dogs and sports, in many ways, was there all along, too, only not quite as far back. But certainly as long as there have been organized sports in the United States, there have been hot dogs in the hands of fans. For instance, one of the integral parts of the first enclosed baseball park—Brooklyn’s Union Grounds—was a saloon frequented by German immigrants. It’s been confirmed that the establishment sold beer, and it’s easy enough to assume that where one found Germans and beer, there could have been frankfurters. More solid evidence suggests that the same incident that served as the basis of one disproven origin story for the name “hot dog” did actually figure largely in the sale of hot dogs at baseball games. Remember the earlier reference to vendors at New York’s Polo Grounds? That vendor was Harry M. Stevens, a printer-turnedconcessionaire who, the story goes, was faced with a cold April day and no hot foods. He instructed a worker to go buy an equal amount of rolls and all the “dachshund sausages” he could lay his hands on. Stevens then sold them from boiling water tanks. These “red hots” became so popular he added them to an expanded menu. Whether the incident is true or not, it’s been documented that since around the beginning of the 1900s, hot dogs became more or less ubiquitous at American sporting events. Even players partook of the ball park staple. While not a gourmet, famed slugger Babe Ruth was noted for putting away copious amounts of food, and he’s reputed to have once consumed 12 hot dogs and eight bottles of soda between games of a double-header. Even modern day players have been known to down a dog or two during games. But why the longstanding relationship? Eric Mittenthal, vice president for public affairs at the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, suspects there are a number of reasons. First is good design. ►

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f you’ve ever sat in the stands of a sporting event eating a humble hot dog, you’ve held in your hands history on a bun. The hot dog represents culinary evolution in the transition of the traditional sausage to what we now think of as a frankfurter. And its modest beginning as German street food gives hints about the migratory patterns of 19th century Europeans to the United States. What’s more, its long association with athletics makes the stadium dog one of the few remaining bits of the American sports experience that both you and your great-grandparents could have shared. There weren’t batting helmets or numbers on uniforms back in baseball’s formative years, but there were hot dogs for sale at the ball park. Before hot dogs ever made it to the American baseball and football events, however, they were simple sausages brought to us compliments of the good people of Europe. But where exactly modern iteration of the wiener emerged is up for some debate. Depending on whom you ask, the first version of the hot dog came into being in the German city of—wait for it—Frankfurtam-Main. The people of Vienna, Austria, meanwhile, claim the name wiener as their own, suggesting it was invented there in 1487. Others say that the true precursor to our hot dogs emerged in Coburg, Germany, in the 1600s, created by an enterprising butcher, Johann Georghehner, who later took his creation to Frankfurt, where it became popular. The truth of the matter, culinary historians say, is that plenty of countries brought their own sausage traditions to the United States during the huge wave of immigration in the mid-1800s, so there’s really no way to tell who, specifically, can be credited.

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“They’re just very portable,” he says. “They’re good to get from a vendor while in your seat or from the concession stand.” Second, he says, is variety. Far from just the simple dog and a bun, today’s stadiums— whether in the big leagues or the minors—feature a wide array of toppings and styles to appeal to just about any fan. “With the toppings you have millions of potential combinations,” says Mittenhal. “It goes way beyond the simple hot dog with mustard and onions. It’s a national food, but it’s customized regionally.” Indeed, one of the things that have made the hot dog an enduring fixture not just at ball parks but on American plates is its ability to serve as a bedrock food upon which regional and cultural templates can be placed. For instance, a Coney Island dog bears only a basic similarity to a Chicago-style dog with its poppy seed bun, chopped onions and sport peppers—spicy green chilies soaked in vinegar. Head south and chili and coleslaw are the preferred toppings.

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An Explosion of Choices “Hot dogs came from Germany, but once they arrived in the U.S. people put a different spin on things with different spices and different meat,” Mittenthal says. “That’s kind of how it’s taken on a life of its own.” These days, the fact that fans can choose from an explosion of new choices both at sitdown eateries and the standard concession stand might make one think the simple hot dog would take a back seat. But instead what’s happened is the hot dog has stepped up to the plate. “The growth of foodie culture in the U.S. has influenced concessions menus and the increased variety you see today,” says Kevin Tedesco, general manager for food service company Aramark at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Aramark’s goal, Tedesco says, “is to enhance the game-day experience by offering something for every fan.” That includes not only the traditional dog, but also gourmet varieties like the Summer Dog—a Philly Frank topped with cucumbers, pickled onion salsa and ancho pepper sauce—and the Slab Bacon Dog—topped with a strip of slab bacon and melted cheese. And that doesn’t even include the vegetarian and gluten-free options that many ball parks offer. Mittenthal says sales have remained steady across the nation’s 30 Major League Baseball stadiums for the last year. If that seems remarkable considering the bad health rap hot dogs get, keep in mind that a typical beef hot dog, while being a highly processed food and pretty heavy on the sodium (318 to 513 mg per serving), still contains only 148 calories and provides five grams of protein. “In the end the options are pretty similar, so it just depends on the fans and their interests,” says Mittenhal. “Even at the sit-down places hot dogs are a prominent option.” Then he adds the truism that underlies the continuing popularity of this American tradition: “And people just like to go to ball parks and have a hot dog.”

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or every Andrew Wiggins or Elena Delle Donne who comes along—or any other preordained superstar whose talent can take them to the highest echelon of sports—there are countless athletes who must scrape and claw for a shot at getting paid to play. According to the NCAA, the percentage of college athletes who make it to the pros range from low (a 1.6 percent chance in football) to very low (0.9 percent in women’s basketball). In Major League Baseball, the chances are a bit better thanks to a 40-round amateur draft and deep minor-league system, which lead to 9.4 percent of college seniors becoming MLB draft picks. Despite these odds, love of the game and the prospect of potential riches compel those who have even a glimmer of a chance to pursue their dreams. Several local athletes are on the cusp of making it big in their respective arenas. Here are five of those stories. ► AUGUST JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Says Oberholtzer: “I just make sure I’m ready when I get the call.”

Brett Oberholtzer keeps a suitcase ready to go in his Oklahoma City apartment. For the past few months, the left-handed pitcher—a New Castle native and William Penn High School graduate—has spent life in baseball purgatory as the “sixth starter” in the Houston Astros’ five-man rotation. The 25-year-old has been shuttled back and forth between Houston and its Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, several times this season. Such is life on the bubble of the major leagues—enticing, exciting, and a little frustrating. “At first when I would get demoted, I would get emotional,” Oberholtzer says. “It’s definitely a rollercoaster, being in limbo for the past few months. But I get that the Astros have a plan for me, so now it’s about just going out there and getting the opportunity to pitch.” Oberholtzer has been scratching his way toward the majors since he was 18. After graduating from William Penn, where he was All-State three times and earned an All-America nod his senior year, he was taken by the Seattle Mariners in the 47th round of the amateur draft, but didn’t sign. The following year, the Atlanta Braves selected him in the eighth round, after which he began a long and arduous trek through baseball’s minor league system, bouncing between rookie leagues, then Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A affiliates in towns like Myrtle Beach, S.C., Danville, Va., and Rome, Ga. Eventually the Braves packaged Oberholtzer and other prospects in a trade to the Astros for All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn. He says the Astros, one of the worst teams in baseball for the past few years, are a perfect fit for him because they are stockpiled with young talent, and jobs can be won. “It was exciting, knowing that I was part of one of the first trades in the rebuilding process here in Houston,” he says. “The organization has high hopes for me.” With the Astros, Oberholtzer has rubbed elbows with baseball royalty. Seven-time Cy Young Award Winner Roger Clemens is a special adviser to the team, and former All-Star Dennis “El Presidente” Martínez was Oberholtzer’s bullpen coach in 2013. “When Roger says, ‘Kid, you’re going to win a lot of games for us,’ it makes you want to go out and compete every day,” he says. Oberholtzer made his Major League debut in relief during a game in April, 2013, and got tagged for two runs in two innings. A few months later, he won his first start, in front of friends and family at Baltimore’s Camden Yards. He struck out six Orioles, walked none, and didn’t allow a batter to get past first base in an 11-0 rout. Big league glory seemed tantalizingly close.

Oberholtzer began the 2014 season with the Astros, but struggled through an 0-6 record as a starter. By May, it was back to the RedHawks. As of mid-July he had been recalled to the big club three times. Meanwhile, he’s trying to maintain his focus and fitness for whatever comes next. “That’s what the fans don’t realize,” he says. “It’s not all sunshine and rainbows once you become a professional ballplayer. The true, cold, hard fact about the game is that there are only 750 Major League Baseball players at one time in the world. And whenever you get your opportunity, you try to make the most of it and run with it. I just make sure I’m ready when I get the call.” Matt Krah’s face adorns trading cards and posters. YouTube videos of him in action get thousands of views. He is even a pixelated, playable character in a video game. But on most days, he’s a relatively mild-mannered sales and marketing rep for Wilmington Fibre, a custom non-metallic fabricating company in New Castle. The 32-year-old Krah is an up-and-coming talent in the world of professional billiards. What began as a hobby to enjoy with his dad and a few friends at age 14—“back when the pool halls were still around in Delaware,” he says—steadily blossomed. He took to the game quickly, and began entering junior tournaments on the weekends. By the time he turned 18, he had finished fourth in the U.S. Junior Nationals and was selected to the U.S. team at the World Junior Championship in Japan. There, he finished 17th in the world. At 23 he turned pro, and became a regular in regional and national tournaments. He was even voted rookie of the year by the United States Professional Poolplayers Association (UPA). Earlier this summer, Krah was ranked 177th in the world, according to the World Pool-Billiard Association’s website. Though he has ascended through the pro ranks, particularly in his specialties of 8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball, he acknowledges that the UPA isn’t exactly the NBA. There is significant money to be won at the highest-tier pool competitions, but it’s unlikely that Krah will reach LeBron levels of fame and fortune. Unlike pro athletes in team sports, where a club covers the tab for equipment, training and travel (on top of a steady paycheck), pro pool players are pretty much on their own. Krah has won enough to earn the attention of several corporate sponsors (Cue and Case Sales, of Jacksonville, Fla., Hustlin Clothing Company from Fair Oaks, Calif., and a Japanese company, Kamui Tips), which help pay for travel expenses. ►

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Prize purses vary wildly. A solid showing at a national level pro tournament could net Krah $30,000 to $50,000, or even six figures at an international event. The drop-off in dollars is steep, however, when it comes to smaller, regional events, where a top finisher might walk away with $1,000-$2,000. Though he’s tasted success, Krah’s pool earnings have not eliminated the need for a full-time job. “It’s hard,” he says. “You really got to put a lot of extra time in to separate yourself from the rest of the field. So the money is tough. It’s kind of a grind.” Krah hopes to change that sometime in the near future by participating in more large-scale international events in 2015, which he hopes will result in bigger cash purses and more corporate sponsors. “If I had enough sponsors, I would love to dedicate all my time to this,” he says. “It’s definitely tough to work a full day and then find time to practice a few nights a week.” In the meantime, he’s attempting to reenergize the pool community locally. He is forming a league under the North America Pool Players Association banner this fall at Pockets Tavern in New Castle, and he currently is the house pro at Main Line Billiards in Frazer, Pa. CHASING THE DREAM continued from previous page

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Fatigue is evident in Devon Saddler‘s voice just a few minutes after he finishes his second practice with the Philadelphia 76ers’ NBA Summer League team at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. The former UD hoops star is still adjusting to the rigorous pace of the NBA. “The pro game is a lot faster,” he says. “And the shot clock is not as long, so you gotta get out and go. Right now I’m just adjusting to the new rules.” Saddler didn’t have much time to adapt. A few days later, on July 11, he was whisked off to Las Vegas along with a dozen other prospects to compete for attention and playing time during the 10-day Summer League schedule. The league (which also includes a separate 10-day stretch “As long as I’m playing basketball, in Orlando) gives NBA coaches and scouts the opportunity I’m happy,” says Devon Saddler. to vet young talent. Rosters are filled out with a mix of inexperienced players with pro contracts, recent draft picks, and undrafted free agents. It operates as a test lab for different lineups and strategies, and as a transitional phase for players making the jump to the NBA. For undrafted players like Saddler—along with fellow former Blue Hen invitees Davon Usher (Golden State Warriors) and Jamelle Hagins (76ers)—the Summer League represents a glimmer of hope. Should they impress the powers-that-be behind the rebuilding Sixers, the up-andcoming Warriors, or any other NBA club participating in the league, they might be offered a roster spot. “I want to make a roster,” Saddler says. “But if I don’t, it’s a good showcase for my talent in front of other NBA scouts and GMs. It’s all Davon Usher played summer ball about the opportunity.” for the Golden State Warriors. Hagins, who participated in the summer league for the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat in 2013, is taking aim again at an NBA roster. Last year, when his summer ended without a contract, he played for Chorale de Roanne of the French ProA League before returning to the states and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Developmental League. Though he’s bounced Jamelle Hagins says he will “chase this NBA thing to the end.” around the outskirts of the NBA, he remains undeterred, embracing his latest opportunity.

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“I always look at it the other way. I could be the guy who doesn’t even get the chance to be here, so I think of it as a blessing,” says Hagins. “All I can do is play my hardest and chase this NBA thing to the end.” Saddler, Usher and Hagins all say they’d fall back on playing basketball overseas, and their agents have fielded inquiries from international teams. Interest in hoops has grown worldwide, and well-established leagues in Spain, Italy, France and Eastern Europe can offer competitive salaries. Depending on the size and prestige of the league, players may earn anywhere from $1,500 to $50,000 per month. A foreign contract might look appealing to a fringe NBA player, especially when NBA Developmental League salaries languish between $12,000 and $24,000 for a season. At the NBA level, where competition for salaries starting at $507,336 is understandably fierce, fringe players looking to crack a 13-man roster must display a set of soft skills to separate them from their fellow candidates. Qualities like basketball IQ, on-the-court leadership and determination are sought from potential NBA role players. “You have to be able to adjust quick and learn the terminology,” Usher says. “And show the team that I can defend on the NBA level. You want to try to be a good teammate, make the right plays, and try to be a leader out on the floor. Everybody can score at this level, so bringing defense and work ethic is a big asset. If you can find those things that can help your team win, that’s how you stand out.” Usher says that his mix of defensive ability, court vision and poise could make him a valuable bench player for an NBA team. Though his odds may be slim, they’ve certainly been beaten before. Star point guard Jeremy Lin was an undrafted Summer League invitee of the Dallas Mavericks, and later won a job with the Warriors before launching “Linsanity” in New York. And, increasingly, NBA veterans and bench players alike, such as Dee Brown (Turkey), and Gilbert Arenas and Delonte West (China), are thinking globally to extend their playing careers. “This is an audition,” Saddler says. “Playing in the NBA has always been a dream since I was young, but as long as I’m playing basketball, I’m happy.”

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ou see them at farmers markets and in office complexes. They’re lunchtime regulars around Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington. And in July, they gathered at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park and the Firefly Festival in Dover. They’re food trucks, the darling of the hipsters’ culinary scene, the subject of Food Network programs and the “star” in the hit summer movie Chef. Gone are the silver-sided trucks of the past, which primarily served hot dogs, sandwiches, and bags of chips to construction workers. That’s life in the slow lane. Today’s trendsetters sport a catchy theme and a menu to go with it. Consider Java Puppy, an espresso café on wheels that brings its Astoria pull-lever espresso machine, Curtis drip coffee system, and coffee bean grinders throughout the Wilmington area. And one of the veterans on the food truck scene, I Don’t Give A Fork, offers items you can eat with your fingers. But along with dispensing lattes or ham-and-cheese subs with apple slaw, the owners are increasingly offering a side of advice. “We hear from a lot of people who think starting a food truck would be cool,” says Leigh Ann Tona, owner of I Don’t Give A Fork. “They want to get out of a mundane job.” While it can be fun, it’s not easy. “It’s a challenging environment,” says Karla Fleshman, co-owner of Java Puppy. “We’re not in foodtruck friendly area; we’re highly restricted as to where we can go.” Startup costs—including the truck, equipment, food and accessories—can soar, and so can the risk: Owners will lose money and food if customers don’t come to the window. There’s also an increase in competition. “I was lucky to be one of the first ones,” says Tona, who started with a food cart in 2012 and graduated to a food truck in 2014. “I got my foot in the door and got my name out there.” “Clearly,” Fleshman says, “the community wants them.”

A Driving Force Food trucks generate about $650 million in revenue nationwide annually, and they’re projected to quadruple their revenue stream over the next five years to $2.7 billion in food revenue, according to a 2013 report by the National League of Cities, which represents more than 19,000 cities, villages, and towns. The industry experienced an 84 percent growth rate from 2007 to 2012, according to IBISWorld, a Los Angeles research firm. (The growth also includes food carts and kiosks.) It’s an entrepreneurial business, with 78 percent of operators having four or fewer employees. And food trucks generally have a lower overhead than a bricks-and-mortar restaurant. Tona came up with the idea for I Don’t Give a Fork when she was a University of Delaware senior. For a class assignment, she wrote a business plan for the company, which went on to earn her $1,000 in the school’s business plan competition. I Don’t Give a Fork features items you can eat with your hands—although you’ll need a napkin. The most popular item is the Mac & Cheesesteak sandwich, a roll packed with meat, onions, and macaroni and cheese. Kapow truck, which hit the road in March, gives Asian dishes a tweak. Take, for instance, the Huli Huli Bowl with grilled teriyaki chicken, pineapple, cilantro, and scallions served over jasmine rice. Koi on the Go also mined Thai and other Asian food for inspiration, but it now incorporates Latin flavors. “We started with ◄ Norrawit J. Milburn and his Kapow truck hit the road in March, offering Asian dishes.

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Jea James and John K man the Kapow truck. One specialty: the Huli Huli Bowl, with grilled teriyaki chicken, pineapple, cilantro, and scallions served over jasmine rice.

a little batch of fish tacos but now my wrist hurts from breading the fish—we have them every day,” says Griselda Lauprasert, who owns the truck with her husband, Paul. The Laupraserts previously owned Sweet Basil, a restaurant just across the state line in Chadds Ford. Norrawit J. “Wit” Milburn, formerly executive chef in his family’s Thai restaurant, owns Kapow. “We’re experienced chefs bringing something different to the table,” Milburn notes. “We aren’t just opening prepackaged foods and throwing them on the grill—that was food truck food in the ‘80s and ‘90s.” While these trucks are in friendly competition with each other, they’re also sharing the market with operations owned by established restaurants. The Deer Park’s Roaming Raven, for instance, has pulled up alongside I Don’t Give a Fork and Java Puppy at festivals. Serial restaurateur Matt Haley recently introduced Big Thunder Roadside Kitchen, which is serving lunch in the parking lot of his Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach on Saturdays in summer. Why would a restaurant venture into the food truck business? “The Deer Park’s business drops off in summertime,” says owner Bob Ashby. “The food truck has been a nice bonus that helps us get through the season.” The truck is not just for festivals and events, but also for catering.

Get your motor running Both The Roaming Raven and Big Thunder are new trucks with all the bells and whistles. “We wanted our own equipment and we wanted to have it exactly the way we wanted it,” Ashby says. Depending on the equipment and size, a new truck can cost up to $200,000, he says. It’s a hefty investment, but with five restaurants, “we have a lot of resources and can absorb the cost,” Ashby notes. Tona purchased a used truck but had new equipment installed. Milburn also bought a used truck. No matter whether the equipment is new or used, it has to handle volume. “The key to doing business for big events is to do it fast and do it without a lot of customization,” Ashby says. “You try to create menu items that will work so that less than a minute after ordering, customers can have their item and you can move on to the next person.” At Firefly, fried egg sandwiches were a huge hit. ► AUGUST JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Milburn agrees that the wait time should be 30 seconds to a minute at the most. He added a vegetarian dish to avoid having to create something on the spot and slow down the line. Tona also offers a veggie option. She limits her menu to five items at any given time, but she rotates selections—except for the cheesesteak, which is always offered. She acknowledges that the initial outlay for supplies— including everything from salt to spices to tongs and pans—can cost thousands of dollars. “I was young and naïve,” she says of her initial budget, which was too low. Add 20 percent to your estimate to be safe, she says. Calculating what you need is challenging. Too much and you have excess. Too little and you run out. Again, a restaurantowned food truck has an advantage. When The Roaming Raven went to Firefly, Sysco—the food services company—provided a refrigerated tractor-trailer, which parked behind the Raven. Any additional supplies were shipped to Ashby’s restaurant in Dover, McGlynns Pub, and then transported to Dover Downs. Haley has eight restaurants, located from Lewes to Fenwick Island, putting Big Thunder in close proximity to more goods if they’re needed. Logging some time in the business helps. Food trucks that park at regular sites on a routine basis can get a good idea of customer traffic.

Getting Back to Business Basics Customers, however, present concerns. Food truck owners with focused themes need to know their audience and choose their locations wisely, Lauprasert says. “Not every festival or event is good for you—you can get burned.” Kapow’s got a rough start at the Wilmington Jazz Festival until adventurous diners stepped up to try Milburn’s food. Then Kapow sold out of some items. “Our customers want to try something different,” he says of his target audience. It’s not just about flavor profiles. It’s also about demographics. The ice cream festival attracted families, which was ideal for I Don’t Give a Fork. A softball marathon with mostly teens didn’t bring in as much business. “They wanted French fries and Mountain Dew,” Tona recalls. “They didn’t want to spend their $10 on food. You need to ask not only about the anticipated attendance but also about the crowd.” All that is particularly important to Fleshman, who is depending mostly on beverages, which have a lower price point than sandwiches and fish tacos. “We need to sell to twice as many people to break even on vendor fees,” she says. Parking can be a problem. In Delaware, most municipalities limit the trucks to private property, which is not the case in some large cities, where they can pull up to the curb in crowded areas, such as along university campuses. For several weeks in late spring and early summer, Kapow and Java Puppy joined food trucks in front of Sweet Somethings Desserts in Little Italy, but the landlord pulled the plug.

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Koi to Go is a regular at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts on the Riverfront, which creates a win-win relationship. “A lot of people who get food at the truck wind up coming inside to look in the galleries, and they never had before,” says Ashlee McCullough, director of special events. Food trucks have also found a complementary fit in front of taverns that don’t sell food. Kapow, for instance, makes regular stops at Famous Tim’s in Trolley Square. I Don’t Give a Fork goes to a DuPont Co. campus, but that appearance is limited to DuPont employees; it’s not open to the general public. To get the word out for public appearances, food trucks have become social media mavens.

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Pitfalls and Potholes While customers might be pleased to learn a food truck is headed their way, some aren’t so welcoming, namely established restaurants in the area. “The impression is that we are there to compete with them,” Lauprasert says. “It’s a challenging situation. When it comes to lunch, we’re pretty much the same price-wise. We’re not undercutting them. It’s all about quality for the price.” There are other potential obstacles. Milburn was pulling onto Route 273 when his truck died and he was out of commission while it was being repaired. Tona’s transmission went on the first day of the ice cream festival, and while she managed to make it the next day, the truck balked at climbing the hill, where most of the vendors were located. She parked closer to the entrance. Gas prices can prohibit travel to events and locations that don’t guarantee a profit. Weather also plays a significant part. Too hot, too cold or too rainy and customers might not be willing to stand in line. “It’s all unpredictable,” Lauprasert says. “We follow the weather online by the hour.” Judging by the interest from their customers in the business, these food truck owners anticipate that others will join their ranks. While there’s a strong spirit of collaboration among current owners, there is also a concern. “Unless the laws change and we can park near sidewalks and on the streets, we’re going to cannibalize each other’s business,” Tona says. For now, these vendors are too busy dishing it up to petition for legislative changes. Their hope is that the public’s appetite for food trucks—and the potential for revenue for the municipalities—will help drive the change.

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Thus far, those strategies seem to be working. Last year at The Maddox, Big D’s placed fourth in the chicken category (out of 43 competitors) and 12th in ribs, ahead of pit masters who compete at elite competitions around the country. (Big D’s didn’t fare as well in the “chef’s choice” category, despite bringing a lobster mac ‘n’ cheese that has won awards elsewhere. Then again, Stephen Starr stacks the deck by bringing in non-BBQ ringers from joints like El Vez, El Rey, Continental, Pod and Parc to compete. This year, Deal is sticking to what he does best, bringing brisket.) He is itching to compete, but seemingly at peace in his new shop, located in The Well, a nonprofit operated by Hockessin’s Trinity Community Church. Inside, it feels like a warm, welcoming gathering place, but not overtly religious. “We’re a church, but not a church here,” says Pastor Steve Trader. Deal is quick to say that he’s not a nonprofit himself, but money earned by his landlords goes to missions around the world. “All the years I spent, under the gun, trying to just make money … I’m happy now,” he says. “I’m not making anywhere near the money I was making. But every day you wake up and look forward to coming in. It’s worth more than money sometimes.”

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he Delaware Burger Battle, previously titled Wilmington Burger Battle, will bring together more than 15 of Delaware’s top burgermeisters to challenge each other for supremacy at the Burger Battle Arena at Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville on Saturday, Aug. 23, at noon. Nage Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach joined the battle last year, thus opening the possibility of statewide competition that hadn’t previously been considered, says organizer JulieAnne S. Cross. Event planners rebranded the competition as the Delaware Burger Battle, and this year Nage will be joined by Rose & Crown from Lewes and Abbott’s Grill in Milford. “I love that these chefs are willing to travel to show off their burgers,” says Cross. This year’s Wilmington competitors are BBC Tavern and Grill, Ashby Hospitality Group, Drip Café, Ernest & Scott, Kildare’s, La Fia, Pizza By Elizabeths, Redfire Grill & Steakhouse, Skipjack, Chelsea Tavern, Ulysses American Gastropub and World Cafe Live. A panel of expert judges will select the Critic’s Choice Winner, and event-goers’ votes will determine the People’s Choice Winner. “I also love the smack talk that starts up as we get closer to the competition,” says Cross. “It’s very lighthearted—most of the chefs know each other well—but at the same time it’s quite a serious competition.” Kildare’s and Redfire won the first two competitions, and Cross says both are determined to secure a second trophy. Tickets are $5 for children ages 10 and younger, $45 in advance (deadline is 6 p.m. on Aug. 22) and $55 at the door. Once guests enter the arena, they are free to go from booth to booth sampling burgers from the participating restaurants at this rain-or-shine event. Tickets also include beer tastings from Twin Lakes Brewery. Soft drinks are included and other beverages will be announced. Proceeds from the battle go to the Ministry of Caring. Burger Battles in Wilmington over the past two years have raised more than $11,000 to feed those who need it most. “They provide 180,000 meals a year to the hungry and we’re proud to support their efforts,” says Cross. “Everyone planning this event is a volunteer, and this year we have more help than ever. I guess that’s what happens when you pair a compelling event with a very worthy charity.” For more info, visit www.deburgerbattle.com. —O&A

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ART IS IN: Exhibits Opening & Closing this Delaware MonthCenter #inWilm for the Contemporary Arts • Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective thru Aug 10

2301 Kentmere Pkwy. • 302.571.9590

• Scott Kip’s Illuminated Structures thru Aug 17 • Dawn Hunter’s Personified Doubles and Complementary Opposites Aug 2 - Nov 30

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200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466 ª

Erica Loustau’s Exodus: Canaries Fleeing the Coal Mine Mezzanine Gallery • C . Mercedes Walls’ NOUNS: An Eclectic Collection of thru Jun 15 People, Places and Things Aug 1 - 29

Kirk Kirkpatrick’s One Good Turn, LLC Jun 5 - Jul 25 820 N. French Street • 302.577.8278ª

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Glory of Stories Fridays 10:30am • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Mezzanine Gallery IN the Square Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays 12pm Rodney Square • 11th & N. Market Streets • 302.576.2100

Linda Harris Reynolds’ Fazes June 6 - Jun 27 Art is Tasty: Christian Jankowski’s Rooftop Routine 12pm • Delaware Art Museum

01 Stone Block Row • 302.652.0271 ª

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Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market

Back to School Bash 9:30am-1pm

Wednesdays 12pm-2pm • Rodney Square 11th & N. Market Streets • 302.425.4200

Touch a Truck 10am-12pm

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Can-Do Playground 4361 Weldin Road • 302.577.1164

2pm World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Wednesdays 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm Dravo Plaza • Justison Street - Wilmington

World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

4W5 Blues Jam 7-11pm • World Cafe Live at The

Jonas Sees IN Color w/ Arden Kind

Costumes of Downton Abbey thru Jan 4

Winterthur • 5105 Kennett Pikeª• 800.448.3883

The Station Gallery Art on the Town

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Farm Jun 6-28 New Work by LynneTelescope LockhartNights & Kirkat the McBride & Aug 2 - 7:30pm • Woodside Farm Creamery

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Stand-Up for Fair Lending and Rock w/

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Winterthur • 5105 Kennett Pikeª• 800.448.3883

Mutts, Modern Inventors and Widow Maker Social Club 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen

DCM Speedway thru Jun Sunday, 29 • Delaware Children’s August 3 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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Million Dollar Quartet 2pm

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Water Cycle Wonders: Evaporation Station

thru Aug 10 - 11am & 2pm • Delaware Children’s Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Delaware Avenue Farmers Market Tuesdays 4:00-7:30pm 1727 Delaware Ave. • 302.562.5132

Carter Hulsey, Heavy Lights & Widow Maker Flight Club Social Club 7:30pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm • Chelsea Tavern 821 N. Market Street • 302.482.3333

Rooftop Movie: Coming to America 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 dusk (moved to Theatre N in case of rain) ShopRite • 501 S. Walnut St. • 302.225.6900

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Hydro-Mania! thru Aug 24 - 11am & 2pm • Delaware

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Thursdays 8pm • Kelly’s Logan House 1701 Delaware Ave. • 302.652.9493

Live at The Queen • 500 N

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival Kalmar Nyckel Sail thru June 15th • 901 N. DuPont St. • 302.421.2790

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Gigspots Presents: Jake Lewis and The Clergy and The Wayfarer Experiment 8pm • World Cafe

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Doggy Days of Summer 6-10pm

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Family Fun Night Peace, Love & Poetry Jesse Cook 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen Long Long Time: Tribute to Billyat The Queen • 500 N. Mar Joel, by his 6pm • Brandywine Zoo 1001 N. Park Drive • 302.571.7747

Clay Date 7pm

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Original 1971-1972 Band 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Gable’s Singer Songwriter Showcase 7pm

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Try Science: Be An Ecologist & Aug 10

11am & 1pm • DCM • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Delaware Burger Battle

Walking Tour: Rock and Roll Mills

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DCM’s Open Studio: Artsy Adventures

11am & 2pm • Hagley • 200 Hagley Rd. • 302.658.2400

Linda Henry and The Daughters of Faith w/

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10am-3pm thru Jun 15ª• 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340 Jay Caldwell and The Gospel Ambassadors

Annual Youth Fishin

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Bellevue State Park • 800 C

Can You Canoe w/ Heavy Lights 8pm

Solar Power 11am & 2pm thru Jun 15 • Delaware

Sink or Float Science thru Aug 17 11am & 2pm • DCM • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

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Scentsational Yoga w/ a Twist 7pm

3pm • TheDCH • 1810 Nort

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World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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An Expert Plant Clinic & Lecture 7th Annual Wilmington FalconAskWatch Art Museum 2301 Kentmere 5:30pm

Lunch w/ Lizards 11am

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4pm-7pm • City Center Parking Garage - Rooftop Deck Friday, August 29 Jerry Douglas 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen Chubby Checker & The Widcats 8pm 11th & Tatnall Streets • 302.576.2100 Bonerama w/ Quincy 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pikeª• 302.658.9111

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AUGUST RIVERFRONT EVENTS

ART ON THE TOWN August 1, 5-9pm Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts TheDCCA.org 2014 RIVERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL* August 1- August 3, times vary The blues are back on the Wilmington Riverfront! For more information, please visit: www.RiverfrontBluesFest.com Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT- DRAGONFLY FORAY* August 1, 6:30pm-9:30pm Hunt for dragonflies on the marsh and set mom and dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DEEC and have all the fun with games! DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org INTRODUCTORY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY I* August 2, 10am-1pm Learn the fundamentals of nature photography in a beautiful setting from the Delaware Photographic Society. Explore the basic functions of digital cameras and photo composition. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org METEOR MADNESS DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT* Wednesday, August 6, 7-9pm Tournaments are held on the first Wednesday of every month at Stratosphere! Prizes are awarded throughout the night and the winning team receives free entry into the next tournament! The winners of each tournament will be eligible to battle in our final tournament in December that will be held in our Wilmington location against winners from other locations! Jumpers must be 15 and older! Stratosphere Trampoline Park Wilmingtontrampolinepark.com BUDS, BLOOMS, & BUTTERFLIES* August 7, 10am-11:30am Join us on an easy walk through the garden. Catch butterflies with a net and bring them inside to observe. Make a butterfly craft inspired by what we discover. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org

INTRODUCTORY NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY II* August 9, 10am-1pm This course is more in-depth than Nature Photography I. It will cover DLSE cameras settings, functions such as f-stops and exposure. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org CANOEING THE CHRISTINA RIVER AND MARSHES* August 17, 11am-2pm Get a closer look at our resident Osprey and a unique view of the city skyline as we paddle through winding channels of our freshwater marsh. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org DCM $2 NIGHT* August 20, 5pm-8pm Visit the Museum in the evening hours for just $2 per visitor! Delaware Children’s Museum DelawareChildrensMuseum.org END OF SUMMER BEER DINNER* August 20, 7pm Five courses paired with five beers on our outside patio! Reservations are required. Please call 302-472-2739 Iron Hill Brewery IronHillBrewery.com/Wilmington HISPANIC FESTIVAL* August 22-24, times vary Culture, food, performances, awards, information stations and more! Located in the parking lot behind Frawley Stadium Nuestrasraicesdelaware.org CANOEING THE RIVERFRONT* August 23, 1oam-1pm Learn how to canoe while taking in the beautiful Riverfront view. DuPont Environmental Education Center DuPontEEC.org AUGUST QUARTERLY* August 30-31, times vary Come and celebrate the Nation’s Oldest African American Festival celebrating religious freedom, freedom of speech and the right of assembly. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and the Chase Center on the Riverfront AugustQuarterly.org WILMINGTON BLUE ROCKS Frawley Stadium BlueRocks.com Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys • August 1-3 Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach • August 5-6 Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys • August 12-14

RECURRING EVENTS FAMILY NIGHT ON THE RIVER TAXI* TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm Bring the kids down to the Riverfront for a 45 minute ride on the Christina River. $15 per family of 4. Receive a coupon for 10% off at Molly’s Ice Cream + Deli after your ride! riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Dock WEDNESDAYS ON THE WATER WINE CRUISE* WEDNESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm Enjoy a wine tasting on the Christina River. Perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink! Reservations are required. Must be 21 years of age or older. $15 per person. riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza SHIPYARD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES THURSDAYS THROUGHOUT AUGUST 7:00pm This free concert series is held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. under the colored cranes at Dravo Plaza which is located on Justison Street next to the Shipyard Shops. This year’s concert series will run for 8 weeks. Concert-goers will be treated to the sounds of jazz, country, blues while enjoying the unique scenery of Riverfront Wilmington. Check individual listings for details. riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza RIVERBOAT QUEEN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CRAB CRUISE* THURSDAY & FRIDAY NIGHTS THROUGH AUGUST 7:00pm Looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer in the Wilmington Area? Enjoy all the crabs you can eat while cruising down on the River. Reservations are required and space will be limited again this year, so purchase your tickets online now to reserve your spot! Price is: $44 dollars per Adult and $14 for Children 10 and under. *includes fried chicken and corn bread. The Riverboat Queen is docked at the Public Docks behind wilmingtonriverboat.com Iron Hill Brewery $5 FRIDAYS AT 5 AT THE DELAWARE CHILDREN’S MUSEM* FRIDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 5:00pm Every Friday night this summer, the Museum will feature special extended hours, unique programming, and discounted pricing for guests visiting after 5pm. delawarechildrensmuseum.org Delaware Children’s Museum

Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash • August 15-17 Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals • August 26-29 *FEE REQUIRED

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO THE ART LOOP. STEP 1: Select exhibitions that interest you.

Art Loop visitors can now take advantage of the downtown DART Trolley until 10:45 p.m. With marked stops along Market Street and the Riverfront picking up every 20 minutes for only $1 each way, the Route 32 Trolley is a great way to travel from exhibit to exhibit. Access the full schedule at downtownvisions.org.

STEP 2: Map out your choices and select transportation. You may want to walk, drive or take the downtown DART Trolley. A limited number of seats are available on the Art Loop shuttle. Please reserve your seat by calling 302.576.2135 or email jbarton@wilmingtonde.gov.

STEP 3: Meet local and regional artists while enjoying the newest exhibitions to open in Wilmington and the surrounding areas.

STEP 4: Enjoy one of Wilmington’s excellent restaraunt or nightlife locations. Please visit the food and drink section of inwilmingtonde.com.

STEP 5: Repeat the first Friday of every month!

FREQUENLTY ASKED QUESTIONS WHERE DOES THE ART LOOP START? The Art Loop is a self-guided, go-at-your-own pace tour that can start at any of the locations listed in this guide. There is no designated route for the Art Loop.

HOW DO I APPLY TO EXHIBIT ON THE ART LOOP? Participating galleries book and curate the exhi-

bitions and should be contacted directly at the contact information provided in this guide.

HOW DO I TAKE THE ART LOOP SHUTTLE? Reserve one of the limited number of seats by calling 302.576.2135 or email jbarton@Wilmingtonde.gov. The bus will pick-up and drop-off at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts.

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Downtown Loop Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 200 S. Madison Street Wilmington, DE 302.656.6466 thedcca.org

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The Creative Vision Factory 617 N. Shipley Street Wilmington, DE 302.397.8472 thecreativevisionfactory.org Above and Beyond: The work of Cathy Levi. A series of paintings with a transcendental meaning. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Aug 29.

Abundance, Margery Amdur, thru Nov 23; Personified Doubles and Complementary Opposites, Dawn Hunter, thru Nov 30; Illuminated Structures, Scott Kip, thru Aug 17; Navigation Puzzle, Members’ Group Exhibition, thru Oct 19; American Idols, John Moran, thru Oct 26. Art Loop reception 5 – 9 p.m. On view Tue, Thu & Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wed & Sun 12 – 5 p.m.

Redding Gallery 800 N. French Street Wilmington, DE 302.576.2135 Artloopwilm.org

Zaikka Indian Grill 209 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Zaikka.com (N)ice, Heather Siple. Cool off with a collection of abstract photographs of leaves embedded in lacy ice. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Aug 30.

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As someone who naturally has poor vision, the world becomes a bit more blurry and colors a bit more vivid for artist Juliana Leventhal. The image relies more on texture, or knowledge of the location, yet that is where the scenes start to become more individualized from each other. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. through Aug 30.

Nouns: An Eclectic Collection of People, Places and Things; Cathy Walls. A selection of scenes by painter Cathy Walls. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. through Aug 29.

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Glimpses of Home, Ekaterina Popova. Paintings that start as collages, fuze the disparate objects and environments and as a result, the domestic spaces and still lifes feel at once strange and familiar. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Aug 30.

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New Castle Loop Freire Charter School Wilmington 300 West 9th Street Wilmington, DE 302.521.5358 freirecharterschool.org Mapping Freire, Freire Charter School students. Partnering with Philadelphia’s renowned Mural Arts Program and its teaching artist Marcus Balum, Freire Charter School students made their first foray into arts integration. Connecting traditional high school disciplines such as English, Geometry, and U.S. History to a unique photography-based arts curriculum created by Balum, Freire students weaved artmaking into their daily teenage lives to create personal “maps” of how they view their worlds. Art Loop reception 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. On view Aug 1 only.

L & L Studio Photography/ Rodney Pratt Framing Studio 204A Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.438.6545 rodneyprattframing.com Absence of Color; Sara Rose, Sam Nang, Joel Brewer and Alex Trevena. Four talented artists explore lack of color as a strength instead of a weakness. The effect “black and white” personifies on different substrates is displayed through a diversity of styles & mediums. Art Loop reception 5 – 9 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 1 – 9 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Aug 31.

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Blue Heron Gallery 204B Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.276.0845 Bonnie White, a well-known Wilmington artist, will be displaying recent watercolors and acrylic landscapes. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Wed – Sun 12 – 4 p.m. through Aug 30.

Penn’s Place 206 Delaware Street New Castle, DE 302.322.6334 pennsplace.net The Tray’s the Thing! Venetia Thompson. Very Venetia creates one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose trays utilizing recycled picture frames, fabrics and glass. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Thu 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri & Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun 12 – 5 p.m. through Aug 31.

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Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover.

A documentary filmmaker boards a train at Grand Central Terminal, heading to upstate New York to interview the subjects of his latest project. A chance encounter with a mysterious young woman leads him on a journey of a very different sort, and within the blink of an eye, Hart is forced to leave his complacent life behind for a world in which the line between fantasy and reality is blurred.

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Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (producer of the Oscarwinning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

On stage, Donna Stern is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her dayold underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time.

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NR | 103 Minutes | August 8-10 Fri 1 & 7 | Sat 4 & 10 | Sun 1 & 7 Italian with English Subtitles Lorenzo, a quirky 14-year-old loner who has difficult relationships with his parents and peers, hides out in his building’s neglected basement where for an entire week he will finally avoid all conflict and pressure to be a “normal” teenager. But an unexpected visit from Lorenzo’s older halfsister Olivia changes everything.

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R | 89 Minutes | August 22-24 Fri 1 & 7 | Sat 4 & 10 | Sun 1 & 7 Grace (Lauren Lee Smith) has not spoken to her recently deceased father, a fabled filmmaker, in years. She surprises her confidant (Jennifer Beals) and herself when, on a trip to pick up some of his belongings, she offers to help put together a retrospective of his work and finds herself influenced in strange and significant ways.

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WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and legal systems.

After unsuccessfully auditioning actresses, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) is about to leave when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a demanding an audition. She is pushy, foulmouthed, desperate and ill-prepared—or so it seems. But when Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation.

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42nd Graduating Class Honored (SBSS) selected two participants from its graduating The Spring 2014 Small Business Success Series class to receive special honors. (SBSS) selected two participants from its The42nd Mayor’s Office Class of Economic Graduating Honored William Smith of Will Smith’s Moving, a residential graduating class to receive special honors. Development, Small and Minority and commercial moving company, received the Business Enterprise Office recently The Mayor’s Office of Economic Entrepreneurial According to SBSS William Smith Excellence of Will Award. Smith’s Moving, a honored the 42nd Graduating Class of the Development, Small and Minority Business Trainer, Audrey A. Scottcompany, Enterprises, residential and Scott-Hynson commercial ofmoving Small Business Success Series. The Series Enterprise Office recently honored the 42nd received Award. “During the the Entrepreneurial 12-week course, Excellence Will embraced every is a rigorous 12-week business planning According to toSBSS Trainer, Audrey Scott-Hynson Graduating Class of the Small Business opportunity professionalize and grow his business. course which gives entrepreneurs a solid of He A.was Scott Enterprises, “During the 12-week Success Series. The Series is a rigorous recently accepted into the business incubation business development foundation. course, embraced every opportunity to 12-week business planning course which programWill of the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute’s professionalize and grow hisHisbusiness. was entrepreneurs a solid business Center for Business Growth. pursuit of He knowledge Thegives graduating class consisted of 15 recently accepted into the business incubation development foundation. and excellence is positioning him for leadership in emerging business owners specializing in program of moving the Delaware Financial The graduating consisted of 15 Delaware’s and expediting industry.”Literacy such areas as catering,class home renovation, Institute’s Center for Business Growth. His pursuit emerging specializing in For your moving needs, contact Will at retail men’s business apparel, owners moving/relocation, of williamtaftsmithiii@yahoo.com. knowledge and excellence is positioning him such planning, areas as catering, renovation, event holistic home healing, and for leadership in Delaware’s moving and retail men’sremoval. apparel, moving/relocation, Karen Nickle, of Albright Associates, Inc., an cleaning/mold expediting industry.” For your moving needs, event planning, holistic healing, and insurance agency, won the Spring 2014 Business Plan contact Will at williamtaftsmithiii@aol.com. Thecleaning/mold class met weekly at the Wilmington removal. Competition. She will receive $500 to cover the cost of Housing Authority (WHA) headquarters. The class met weekly at the Wilmington various insurance licenses. Associates, Inc., an Karen Nickle, of Albright WHA Executive Director, Fred Purnell, Housing Authority (WHA) headquarters. insurance agency, won the Spring 2014 Business noted, “We were glad to lend our WHA Executive Director, Fred Purnell, Plan Competition. She will receive $500 to cover conference and computer facilities to this noted, “We were glad to lend our conference the cost of various insurance licenses. effort and work collaboratively to support and computer facilities to this effort and work small businesses.”

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Participant Lorraine of Our Participant Lorraine ThomasThomas of Our Time, Time, Inc., a community planning firm, Inc., a community eventevent planning firm, commented that, program is absolutely commented that,“This “This program is absolutely gained information valuable amazing. amazing. I gained I valuable information about and marketing how to about marketing how toand increase and increase and track my revenues.” track my revenues.”

entreDonovan, an upscale women’s clothing boutique in entreDonovan, an upscale women’s clothing boutique in downtown downtown Wilmington was named a National Grand Prize Wilmington a National Prize Winner Comcast’s 2014 Winner was in named Comcast’s 2014Grand Innovation 4 in Entrepreneurs Innovation 4 Entrepreneurs Contest. Judges selected entreDonovan Contest. Judges selected entreDonovan as one of the top six as onesmall of thebusinesses top six small in businesses in the States United States incorporate the United that that incorporate technology to enhance customer or employee experience. experience. Specializing in technology to enhance customer or employee The Mayor’s Office will continue tracking custom clothing for women, entreDonovan provides a unique Specializing in professional custom clothing for professional women, The the Mayor’s Office willbusinesses continuingand tracking progress of the remain shopping experienceprovides with technological including precision body entreDonovan a uniquesolutions, shopping experience with the available progress for of added the businesses and remain support. measurement scans, E-Style consultations, and a shoe-design technological solutions, including precision app. body available for added support. Linda Farquhar, scans, founder of entreDonovan, commented, “It’s been challenging and fun to measurement E-Style consultations, and a shoe-design app.

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The New Face of Policing in Wilmington Corporal Aaron Metzner, Corporal Daniel Vignola and Neighborhood Specialists throughout the Wilmington Police Department’s Uniformed Services Division are working to refresh the perception of what police work is and who police officers are. These nine officers are the most recent interpretation of what the WPD and police departments across the country have long called ‘Community Policing.’ In some departments around the country Community Policing is a strategy wherein the police department uses traditional methods of law enforcement to respond to a community’s complaints and problems. In other departments Community Policing is a general philosophy which directs officers in all divisions to work with communities to solve problems using a variety of means and approaches beyond just enforcing the law. In recent years, the concept of ‘Situational Policing’ was introduced to provide some guidance as to what types of community policing strategies work best in a variety of different neighborhoods. Based on social research from around the world, Situational Policing’s methodologies hinge on two foundational theories: 1) Neighborhoods vary in many ways and these differences call for different policing strategies, and 2) residents in each neighborhood are the police department’s best partners in solving the individual issues of that particular area. Dr. James Nolan, a former Wilmington Police Officer and an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University explains, “Traditionally, success in policing was measured by the number of people arrested or the quantity of illegal guns and drugs seized. But, these apprehensions and seizures do not necessarily fix things. Success in the situational policing framework looks beyond what the police do (e.g., number of arrests) and focuses on what they achieve. The aim of all policing efforts from a situational policing framework is the ‘strong neighborhood.’ Strong neighborhoods are places where crime and violence are low and where residents are working with each other and the police keep it that way. Situational Policing is the natural complement to the Strong Neighborhoods Model that was introduced to civic associations through The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Development, at Cluster Meetings earlier this year. Through the Strong Neighborhood Initiative, Neighborhood Specialists are equipped with intensive training about how neighborhoods work socially and when in crisis. Dr. Nolan also trains the Specialists to be trainers in their own right, so that they can share the approach among those they are assigned to serve. 54 AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Cpl. Aaron Metzner and Cpl. Daniel Vignola, Neighborhood Specialists with the Uniformed Services Division of the WPD.

Each Councilmanic District is currently assigned one Neighborhood Specialist. They attend all Civic Association Meetings and unlike in years past, these officers do more than find short-term fixes for problems they may never encounter again. Because they are permanently assigned within the District as a part of their regular patrol schedules, there is real accountability and incentive to take the time to get to the root of issues and look toward long-lasting solutions. “Previous models of Community Policing did not give us the freedom to engage and lead at this level,” explained Cpl. Metzner. “I am now able to truly partner with those I am assigned to serve. This is my district to support and help lead in, while also doing my job as a public safety officer. Our focus is to help empower neighborhoods to share resources to solve problems together, with the shared goal to create interdependency.” Corporal Vignola has been a leader in the pilot of the Strong Neighborhood Initiative in the Browntown section of the city. “It doesn’t happen overnight, but I am very positive about the future for neighborhoods across the city,” he says. “It’s rewarding to be a part of neighborhood groups who have pivoted off of depending on the police to fix everything and instead organize and solve those problems without our direct intervention. They have learned that, by communicating with each other, they had everything they needed to make changes.” Across the city, each neighborhood will have its own unique problems to solve. From cleaning up streets to juvenile loitering to gun violence, Neighborhood Specialists are applying their training to be accountable and to be in true partnership with residents. Police Chief Bobby Cummings is in full support of the Division and the work of the Neighborhood Specialists. “It’s definitely a different approach. Across the country, these new methods are taking hold and producing results. At some point, these philosophies will be pillars of every officer’s training.” Across the board, the Wilmington Police Department is doing all it can to be innovative, responsive and accountable to the people who live and work in the city. Whether it’s regular basketball games between officers and youth or the widespread “Book’Em” Literacy Program, wherein over 6,000 books are being given to children by officers, there is a push to encourage officers to be approachable, learn new communication techniques and to fully embrace opportunities that new deployment structures provide. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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Business Licensing is Streamlined Process The City of Wilmington’s Department of Licenses and Inspections protects the life, health and safety of all citizens of Wilmington by monitoring all buildings through code enforcement and abatement of code enforcement and abatement of code violations. This is achieved by regulating various business activities through the issuance of permits, licenses, certificates and appropriate inspections to facilitate compliance. Among the myriad licenses issued by the Department, for the safety of residents and consumers, is the Business License.

Starting a new business is a bold endeavor, not taken upon lightly by those involved, or by the City. That does not mean, however, that the process of apply for a license need be daunting or confusing. “We have a streamlined process that covers all angles,” says L & I Commissioner, James “Ray” Rhodes. “The City benefits from a very knowledgeable L & I team, who are focused on professionalism and customer service, and will assist anyone through the necessary steps to complete their application.”

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS: Step 1: Before obtaining a City of Wilmington Business License, first obtain a State of Delaware Business License from the State Division of Revenue.

Anyone interested in owning or operating a business in the City of Wilmington is encouraged to contact or visit the Department of Licenses & Inspections at:

Step 2: If applying for A/C, Boiler Installation and or Heating, Plumbing and Mechanical Refrigeration Contractor Licenses, see the City Plumbing Inspector in the Department of Licensing and Inspection to either take the Trade Test or to present a current Trade Test for approval. If not applying for any of these Contracted Licenses, proceed to Step 3.

City of Wilmington Department of Licenses & Inspections Louis L. Redding City/ County Building 800 N. French Street, 3rd Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 302-576-3030 http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/government/inspections

Step 3: If applying for Retailers Edible and Restaurant License, provide a copy of your Board of Health Certificate. If not applying for an Edible and Restaurant License, proceed to Step 4.

Businesses may also consider contacting the City of Wilmington’s Department of Economic Development to inquire about Minority and Small Business initiatives:

Step 4: Submit your complete Application to the City of Wilmington’s Zoning Manager, at the Department of Licenses & Inspections, who will determine if your application will require variances based on zoning rules in the indicated area of the City.

City of Wilmington Mayor’s Office of Economic Development Louis L. Redding City/ County Building 800 N. French Street, 3rd Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 302-576-2120 http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/government/citybusiness

Step 5: Your application will be reviewed by the Department of Licenses & Inspections and you will be notified of your status, usually within 30 days.

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SANGRIA: USE YOUR IMAGINATION! This fruit punch is a fun, versatile treat for the taste buds By John Murray

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angria is a wine-based fruit punch, spritzer or wine cooler that originated in Spain and Portugal and became famous in the U.S. during the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It’s a combination of flavors, wine and seasonable fruit combined to complement and refresh the palate. Sangria means “bloodletting” in Spanish, and comes from the blood or oak-red color of the original recipe—a blend of dry red wine, brandy and fruit. It’s not always red, however. Sangria is an artistically inspired and creative drink that can use many flavors to tantalize the taste buds. There are numerous recipes using white, rose and sparkling wine along with the traditional red. It’s extremely versatile and can be served heated (mulled), as well as cold or frozen. These flavors can be paired with a variety of foods. For instance, fish with a white Sangria; paella with a red Sangria; grilled steak with frozen Sangria. In short, just use your imagination.

In researching Sangria, I found that not much is written about it. Here are my thoughts: 1. Be creative. Your options for type of wine and fruit additions are unlimited. 2. Always begin with a good dry wine for the base. 3. Utilize fresh fruit that’s in season and readily available. 4. Experiment with different liquor that adds a distinct yet good flavor profile. 5. Use a good cordial, such as Grand Marnier, to sweeten the punch. 6. While you can add sugar for taste, I prefer not to sweeten it. And finally, remember that Sangria is a drink not to be taken seriously but enjoyed for the fun of it. —John Murray is owner of State Line Liquors in Elkton, Md.

HERE ARE TWO OF MY FAVORITE RECIPES (THERE ARE HUNDREDS MORE):

BASIC SANGRIA

FROZEN SANGRIA

• Orange • Lemon • Lime • Apples • 2 cups sparkling water • ¼ cup of brandy • ¼ cup of orange liqueur • 2 750-ml bottles of wine • Sugar if necessary

• 1 750-ml bottle sparkling wine • 1 cup of cherries, raspberries, mango, blueberries, strawberries, or other seasonal fruit. • 1 cup pineapple • ¼ cup lemonade • ¼ cup vodka • 2 tbsp. triple sec • 2 tbsp. sugar if needed

Slice the fruit, leaving peels and rind on. Add liquids and sugar to taste. Refrigerate so that flavors can come together. Serve over ice.

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Firefly: by the numbers By Krista Connor Photos Joe del Tufo

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n June, almost 100,000 music lovers flocked to the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway and the East Coast’s premier music event, Firefly Music Festival. In just three years, it has become one of the top five music festivals in America, annually boasting top acts like Foo Fighters (2014), Vampire Weekend (2013) and The Killers (2012). And it shows no signs of slowing down. “Our size and growth is unusual for such a young festival,” says Mike Tatoian, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Dover Motor Sports, Inc., “but we attribute the growth to the exceptional lineup our talent team has secured along with the heightened and unique experience we provide fans. We look forward to continued success.” The four-day festival returns next year (June 18-21), promising more crowd favorites. In the meantime, check out these Firefly 2014 numbers:

28-40 Estimated number of miles the average festival-goer walked during the four days.

80,000 The number of people who attended.

96 Hours the average camper spent at the festival.

15,000 Number of camping spaces.

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The number of VIP tickets sold.

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TUNED IN Not-to-be missed music news By Krista Connor ROCKABILLY RUMBLE Second-year music extravaganza offers beer garden, food, fun

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Get ready for a rockin’ time, because the second annual indoor/ outdoor Rockabilly Rumble music festival on Sunday, Aug. 17, features Tommy Conwell, Citizen’s Band Radio, The Bullets, and more than 10 other acts. Gable Music Ventures and World Cafe Live at The Queen present this event, to take place at The Queen. Doors open at noon. Food is provided by Fat Rick’s BBQ, Little Baby’s Ice Cream and The Queen. The rain or shine event offers fun for the whole family and includes food trucks, vendors and a beer garden with plenty of rockabilly, swing and roots music leading into late night shenanigans. Tickets start at $10, and kids under 12 get in free. For details, visit www.queen.worldcafelive.com. MUSIC COMES TO COOL SPRING FARMERS MARKET Browse produce, take in a tune The Cool Spring Farmers Market—on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m.—showcases fruits and veggies from local growers. Each week also features a performance by area musicians. The next few weeks include: Nik Everett (Aug. 7), Vinegar Creek Constituency (Aug. 14), goatFISH (Aug. 21), Nature Jams (Aug. 28 – kids’ day) and The Honey Badgers (Sept. 4). The market is at Cool Spring Park (lower portion) at 10th and Van Buren streets, Wilmington. DELAWARE IRISH FEST IS SEPT. 5 Second annual event promises to be high-energy Do a jig and bring out the pints—Delaware’s second annual Irish and Celtic music festival at World Cafe Live at The Queen is on Friday, Sept. 5. Featured acts are The Young Dubliners, Barleyjuice and Brother. The Celtic-rock Young Dubliners play hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the United States and Europe every year. They have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively. With five studio albums, Barleyjuice—five kilted American artists—are currently one of the most beloved Celtic rock bands in the United States. Brother fuses signature vocals and guitar with the deep pulse of the didgeridoo (an indigenous Australian wind instrument), the soaring highs of the bagpipes, and tribal percussion. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.queen.worldcafelive.com. 62 AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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NEW SWEDEN IN THE FABRIC ROOM

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The band’s Chuck Knott talks about Wawa trips, basements and textiles Local mainstay band New Sweden released the EP Fabric Room last month. The sevensong album, produced by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man, Hoots & Hellmouth), embraces the band’s Americana-folk-indie sound. In a recent interview, mandolin-guitar-dobro-keys-player and percussionist Chuck Knott gave O&A the scoop on what inspired the album. Q: How does Fabric Room differ from earlier music of yours? A: When the seeds of the band were planted, I guess James Dukenfield [banjo player/ guitarist/bassist] and William Dobies [vocalist/guitarist] came together and just started throwing songs back and forth. Then the natural progression of a band growing its legs, so to speak, led to bass, drums and other instruments being added, but it always seemed to be a linear growth of the sound, which in its infancy was almost 100 percent acoustic. As the band continued to grow, and as the songwriting developed into tunes that didn’t always call for, say, a mandolin to be on every single song, we started to explore a wider range of sounds. So, while trying to stay true to that “less is more” and rootsy-bare-bones sound, we’ve incorporated more electric guitar and keyboards into the mix beyond the old pump organ. I think it lets the songs breathe a little more without being pigeonholed into only using traditional instruments. We’re a little dirtier now. Q: What do you want listeners to take away from the EP? A: Another copy for mom, dad, their brother, sister, grandma, friends, foes, and hey, grab a copy for your dog and pet parakeet too while you’re at it. No, but seriously, we hope that people take away from Fabric Room the feeling that we had while creating it, which was a very exciting, interactive and organic experience for us. You know, really holing up with your friends and doing nothing but creating music for four days straight while surviving off of pretzel sticks and Wawa runs—it makes for a pretty intense experience. The whole mindset was simplicity and just serving the song with the ingredients that it needed. We weren’t going for Bohemian Rhapsody here, and I think we got a great snapshot of where New Sweden is right now. Q: What’s the meaning behind the title? A: We were rehearsing at least weekly at Mr. Dobies’ house, downstairs in the basement, and when the conversation came up with Bill Moriarty that we just wanted to capture a snapshot of us as a band rather than try and fluff it up to something we’re not. (I think the term “We want to capture the dirt” was thrown around a few times.) And Bill said, “All right, instead of using a studio, I’ll just come to you.” With the wealth of technology and options these days, from shiny MacBooks and Nord keyboards to old tube preamps and a 53-year-old hollow body guitar, we really had all the tools at our fingertips to create the best environment for us to record in. So we basically set up our practice space as a full-on recording studio for the week, which is where all the pictures on the album came from, and hit the ground running. In addition to the tapestries, flags, and carpets that are prevalent in our practice space to begin with, the adjoining room where we would go and discuss harmonies or guitar parts while someone else was mixing with Bill also had all these rolls of old textiles and fabrics. So I guess at some point someone said, “Hey, where you been?” “Oh, just over in the Fabric Room.” To us, it speaks to the creative process, where this baby was born. Visit www.newswedenmusic.com for the EP, shows and more.

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WHO’S LEFT STANDING? Round one is over for Musikarmageddon participants. Up next: semi-finals

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he gong has sounded, signifying the end of round one of Musikarmageddon. Six bands remain on their feet, prepping for the semi-finals this month. Here’s the update: On June 26, Musikarmageddon veterans Xtra Alltra narrowly edged out James Hearne of Philadelphia, who brought a full band this year after competing last year as the series’ first solo performer. This is Xtra Alltra’s first foray into the semi-finals. New Shields, in their second year in Musikarmageddon, won the judges’ votes on July 10 – but the audience decision tilted the scales in favor of Tone, a band that Paste Magazine listed as one of the “10 Delaware Bands You Should Listen to Now.” July 17 was the Battle of the Trios, with newcomers Blooming Act facing off against Musikarmageddon stalwarts Galaxy 13. It was the bestattended first round show of the series, with fans of both bands packing the upstairs at Kelly’s Logan House. Although the judges were impressed with Galaxy 13’s new material, Blooming Act won the night and will face Harrisburg’s Minshara in the opening night of the semi-finals. “We’re focused as a group on growing every show and learning from each other and our fans,” says Matt Newquist, guitarist and vocalist of Blooming Act. “That’s the most important thing we have. That’s the beauty of playing original music. It’s a lot of work but it’s important to us to see people react to the music.” The semi-finals conclude on Thursday, Aug. 21, leading the way to the year’s ultimate showdown at the baby grand on Saturday, Sept. 27. Here’s the schedule; all events are at Kelly’s Logan House in Wilmington. Thursday, Aug. 7: Blooming Act (9 p.m.) vs. Minshara (10:30 p.m.) Thursday, Aug. 14: Tone (9 p.m.) vs. Xtra Alltra (10:30 p.m.) Thursday, Aug. 21: Green Eggs & Jam (9 p.m.) vs. Late Saints (10:30 p.m.) —O&A

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Second film in series reboot manages to be thrilling, thoughtful By Mark Fields

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magine a popular and storied science-fiction franchise that successfully manages to not only creatively reboot the original idea but also follows up its promising start with a sequel that is both more thoughtful and more thrilling. Why, that’s as implausible as a planet run by, say, talking, thinking apes! The original Planet of the Apes movie—the 1968 one with Charlton Heston in a loin cloth—succeeded mostly on the then-novel idea of another species being the dominant creatures in civilization. Oh yes, and also the idea of acclaimed actors (Roddy McDowell, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans) made up to look like apes. It was a popular success and spawned four increasingly ludicrous sequels and a couple of failed TV series. ►

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(left to right) Kirk Acevedo, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Enrique Murciano.

Tim Burton attempted to re-imagine the original with a loose remake in 2001, but Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a complete retooling of the concept, taking the viewer back (spoiler alert!) to the disastrous, virus-borne transition of Earth from humanville to simian central. Now Dawn of the Planet of the Apes builds on that foundation by giving us the first glimpses of how the apes came to be in charge and the inexorable downshift of the status of humans. The new film—directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Let Me In) and starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell—takes up the story 10 years after a simian flu virus has wiped out most of the human population of Earth. Intelligent apes, led by a drug-enhanced chimp named Caesar (Serkis), have built a sophisticated society in the redwood forests north of San Francisco. Their new domesticity is threatened when a small band of human survivors stumble into their domain looking for ways to generate electricity. The rest of the story is the shifting power balance between apes and men. The ape characters have been created through a combination of motion capture technology and computer generated imagery. However, underneath the seamless CGI effects, the artistry of the actors’ performances—especially Serkis as the stately Caesar and Toby Kebbell as his distrustful rival Koba—is so astonishing that the viewer can truly forget the tech wizardry and focus on the drama. Dawn jams the screen with brilliantly executed battle scenes between humans and monkeys, and effectively depicts a human world slowly being retaken by the relentless forces of nature. But the film also raises some important questions: How does one effectively govern when there is dissention? How is trust earned and also thrown away? How blinded can one be by fear and prejudice? What exactly does it take to build a society or to burn it to the ground? The movie deftly and subtly explores these questions while also managing to succeed as a slam-bang, effects-driven thriller. As well done as the large scenes are, however, I found myself most captivated by the more contemplative, and—okay, I’ll say it—human moments. You may go to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes for the talking monkeys, but you’ll walk away with provocative questions swirling in your mind. AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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ODD BALLS

These sports movies vie for M.O.P. (Most Offbeat Pictures) By Mark Fields

In the aftermath of World Cup soccer (a game that still mystifies a goodly portion of the American viewing public), here are eight films devoted to less-celebrated sports. Though the games themselves may not be main stream, the movies all have the necessary ingredients for sports movies: rivalries, comebacks, obstacles and tense finishes. Cool Runnings

(1993)

Loosely inspired by the true story of a Jamaican bobsled team entered in the 1988 Calgary Olympics, Cool Runnings is the ultimate sports underdog movie. It’s captivating and endearing in its predictable fish-outof-water plotting, and John Candy is strangely charming (and genuine) as the team’s unlikely coach. BASEketball

(1998)

David Zucker (of Airplane! and Naked Gun fame) directs Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park) in this quirky parody of commercialized professional sports. Parker and Stone play the inventors and stars of a new sport that synthesizes baseball and basketball. The movie lacks the genuine subversiveness of South Park, and is probably most enjoyable for its endless parade of cameo appearances, including Bob Costas, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Al Michaels, Reggie Jackson and the late Dale Earnhardt. Kingpin

(1996)

Woody Harrelson plays Roy, a professional bowler whose career is cut short (more or less literally—he loses his hand) thanks to an incident provoked by his rival, Ernie (Bill Murray). Resigned to a life with a hook where his hand used to be, Roy seeks redemption and revenge by training an Amish man (Randy Quaid) as his protégé. The silly premise comes from the feverish imaginations of the Farrelly Brothers. Blue Crush

(2002)

Until it gets distracted by a tiresome jock romance, Blue Crush captures the grace and thrill of high-level surfing, as well as the beauty of Maui. Kate Bosworth is Anne Marie, a focused surfer girl who works as a maid by day and perfects her board skills at dusk. The film evokes some of the sport’s lyricism (though not as well as the classic Endless Summer) and depicts the daily struggles of an aspiring athlete in a non-team sport. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

(2006)

Will Ferrell stars as Ricky Bobby, the daring star driver of NASCAR who is nevertheless a few gallons short of a full tank. His friendship and marriage are tested when a French driver (Sasha Baron Cohen) begins to challenge his circuit dominance. Adam McKay, a frequent Ferrell collaborator, directs this loosey-goosey homage to the racing world, which plays to Ferrell’s familiar trope as a smugly self-confident dimwit. Whip It

(2009)

This roller derby comedy has plenty going for it: Ellen Page, fresh from her triumph as Juno; Drew Barrymore as both co-star and director, and a bevy of comediennes on roller skates. But the story itself goes in circles, and the performances just can’t overcome the unfocused script. Still, there are moments of excitement, and of course, those bawdy derby nicknames: Jaba the Slut, Smashley Simpson, Maggie Mayhem and Rosa Sparks. If only the movie were so funny. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

(2004)

Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller are two rival gym owners vying for glory in competitive dodgeball. The film is stuffed with tongue-in-cheek performances: Rip Torn as an unconventional and violent coach who uses wrenches as training tools; William Shatner as the preening league president; Missy Pyle as an androgynous Eastern European ringer with wickedly bad teeth, and Gary Cole and Jason Bateman as the breathless, clueless ESPN 8 (“The Ocho”) announcers. Even Stiller’s typically overblown and selfconscious hamming works here. Just remember the five D’s: dodge, duck, dip, dive…and dodge. AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Chicken Tenders 7.49 3.75 Buffalo style 8.49 4.25

11.49 5.75

Fish Tacos 8.99 4.50

$

16

.99 In House Only

Check out Kate’s New Menu and the new addition, the Parlor!

KIDS EAT FREE! Kids Eat Free, All Day, Everyday...

12 and under • 2 kids per adult • Through August 22nd

MONDAYS 1/2 Price Burgers, ALL DAY!

TUESDAYS

Kate’s Famous Nachos, 1/2 Price ALL DAY!

WEDNESDAYS

THURSDAYS

All Sandwiches and Salads 1/2 Price until 4pm!

1/2 Price Wings ALL DAY!

1/2 price appetizers from 9pm-close!

Taco Bar Happy Hour 4pm-7pm

FRIDAYS

1/2 Price Large Salads 11am-4pm! Seafood Night!

HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI, 4-7PM Live Music Every Friday from 6-9PM SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

Brunch 11am-2pm

Brunch 10am-2pm

Steak Night with Prime Rib Specials

1/2 Price Entrees 4pm-10pm

158 East Main Street | Newark, DE 19711 | 302-737-6100 | www.klondikekates.com 3. Lobster Bake and Raw Bar every Friday 72 AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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WHERE TO WATCH THE GAME August brings college football and intriguing Preseason NFL action back to a bar near you. Lots of excitement and lots of places from which to choose. Here’s a directory to guide you through the process…

BBC TAVERN & GRILL

COLUMBUS INN

4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville; 655-3785 www.bbctavernandgrill.com

2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington; 571-1492 www.columbusinn.com

Number of TVs: 6 Beers on Tap: 16 Bottled Beers: 80+ Crowd Favorites: Half-price nachos and 50-cent wings during the game

Number of TVs: 5 & a projector screen Beers on Tap: 8 Bottled Beers: 28 Crowd Favorites: Filet sandwich, traditional & specialty pizzas, fish tacos, oysters, fried pickles, tuna roll.

BUFFALO WILD WINGS Multiple locations: Bear, Dover, Limestone Rd., Middletown, Newark, Rehoboth www.buffalowildwings.com

DEAD PRESIDENTS

Number of TVs: 33+ w/NFL & NCAA packages Beers on Tap: 24 in all locations Bottled Beers: 35 (Also features Sports Lottery at Bear, Dover, Limestone Rd., and Middletown locations) Crowd Favorites: BBQ’d pork nachos, housemade soft pretzels, Chelsea cheeseburger, crispy buffalo chicken sandwich

Number of TVs: 7 w/NFL Package Beers on Tap: 4 Bottled Beers: 66 Crowd Favorite: 50/50 Buffalo wings, Irish nachos, and Tricky Dick’s soft pretzels.

618 N. Union St., Wilmington; 652-7737 www.deadpresidentspub.com

DEER PARK TAVERN CHELSEA TAVERN 821 N. Market St., Wilmington; 482-3333 www.chelseatavern.com Number of TVs: 4 Beers on Tap: 31 Bottled Beers: 200+ Crowd Favorites: BBQ’d pork nachos, house-made soft pretzels, Chelsea cheeseburger, crispy buffalo chicken sandwich.

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108 W. Main St., Newark; 369-9414 www.deerparktavern.com Number of TVs: 25 w/NFL Package Beers on Tap: 25 Bottled Beers: 30+ Crowd Favorites: Wings, nachos, and roast beef sandwiches (all specials during games)

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COME COOL OFF

AT THE MEXICAN POST! 1.

WE SERVE THE BEST MARGARITA IN DELAWARE! Cool off with a pitcher! Choose from 13 flavors! I don’t always watch football,

But when I do, I enjoyed these specials at Mexican Post:

$4 DOS EQUIS PINTS • $2 MILLER LITE PINTS $2 TACOS • 1/2-PRICE NACHOS & WINGS $9.95 Lunch Specials! Mon-fri 11am-3pm • Beverage Included! LATE NIGHT MENU 7 DAYS A WEEK TIL 1AM

Catch all of the NFL Games Here!

Featuring 70 types of tequila! • AWARD WINNING MARGARITAS! 302.478.3939 | 3100 Naaman’s Road 3.| Wilmington, DE | MexicanPost.com | facebook.com/Mex.Post

SUPERTIXX.COM 302-478-1982

Looking For Great Prices & Locations For Phila Eagles Tickets in 2014?

WE CAN HELP!!! Redskins: 9/21 Giants: 10/12 Seahawks: 12/7 Cowboys: 12/14 Steelers: 8/21 1/2-Price! 74 AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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ERNEST & SCOTT TAPROOM 902 N. Market St., Wilmington; 384-8113 www.earnestandscott.com Number of TVs: 9 w/NFL Package Beers on Tap: 25 Bottled Beers: 31 Crowd Favorites: Taproom loaded fries, bison burgers, and fish tacos.

THE GREENE TURTLE 250 S. Main Street, Suite 101, Newark: 454-1592 www.thegreeneturtle.com

TRIVIA TUESDAYS

Number of TVs: 25 (+19 booths w/ TVs) Beers on Tap: 16 Bottled Beers: 25 Crowd Favorites: Hog hammers, hand-breaded tenders, crab dip.

@ 8PM

Featuring $5 L.I.T.’s

LIVE MUSIC WEDNEDAY

GROTTO PIZZA 21 locations in Delaware www.grottopizza.com

Starting at 8pm

Number of TVs: 15-25 Beers on Tap: 6-14 Bottled Beers: 16-22 Crowd Favorites: The Baker’s Choice Pizza, Appetizer Combo.

BEER SPECIALS FOR FOOTBALL ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

KELLY’S LOGAN HOUSE 1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington; 652-9493 www.loganhouse.com

3 22oz Miller Lite, Coors Light & Bud Light 4 22oz Blue Moon & Stella Artois $ .99 1 Mugs of Miller Lite, Coors Light & Bud Light for Mug Club Members $ .49

$ .99

Number of TVs: 17 TVs including big screen Beers on Tap: 26 Bottled Beers: 100+ Crowd Favorites: 100% certified Angus burgers, mahi-mahi tacos, pork chile verde.

Booking Fantasy Draft Parties

KID SHELLEEN’S

$15 per person includes 2 pints of Miller Lite and choice of 1 item from limited menu. Also receive $10 in Fantasy Turtle Bucks for future Sunday visit.

14th & Scott., Wilmington; 658-4600 www.kidshelleens.com Number of TVs: 7 Beers on Tap: 10 Bottled Beers: 30+ Crowd Favorites: Shelleen’s nachos, Buffalo wing, chicken quesadillas.

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KLONDIKE KATE’S 158 E. Main St., Newark; 737-6100 www.klondikekates.com Number of TVs: 6 Beers on Tap: 14 Bottled Beers: 40+ Crowd Favorites: BBQ ranch super nachos, honey chipotle BBQ wings, buffalo chicken dip, crab stuffed pretzels .

250 S. Main Street, Suite 101 • Newark, DE • (302) 454-1592 www.TheGreeneTurtle.com AUGUST 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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PLAY MCGLYNN’S PUB Three locations: Polly Drummond, People’s Plaza, Dover www.mcglynnspub.com

3542 Three Little Bakers Blvd

Pike Creek’s Hidden Gem

...coming soon!

New Menu, Weekly Food Specials & Happy Hour Tues...............New Expanded $6 Tex-Mex Menu Wed.....................50¢ Wing Night

Thurs...................$6 Burger Night Fri.....Buy One, Get One Entree 1/2 Off Sat...............1/2-price aps 4-8pm

Number of TVs: 17 with NFL Package Beers on Tap: 12-32 Bottled Beers: 45-50 Crowd Favorites: Wings, nachos, roast beef sandwiches at special price during games.

MEXICAN POST 3100 Naaman’s Rd., Wilmington; 478-3939 www.mexicanpost.com Number of TVs: 5 Beers on Tap: 5 Bottled Beers: 22 Crowd Favorites: Tacos, burritos, and nachos.

MIKE & NICK’S ITALIAN GRILL & SPORTS BAR 300 Lantana Dr., Hockessin; 239-9600 www.mikeandnicks.com Number of TVs: 15 including 70” (in bar) and 100” screen on patio (enclosed and heated in winter) Sports Lottery & NFL Package Beers on Tap: 15 Bottled beers: 11 Crowd Favorites: Stombolis and porkette sandwiches w/ broccoli rabe and sharp provolone.

KE 5 at Skyline Grill | HAPPY HOUR from 4-9pm Daily

OF NEWARK $5 Tall Captain Drinks | $5 Tall Vodka Drinks | $5 Appetizer Menu TIMOTHY’S 100 Creek View Rd., Newark; 738-9915 www.timothysofnewark.com 2 for $5 Domestic Bottles of Beer

Opening for NFL SUNDAYS offering Brunch OUTDOOR DINING

Number of TVs: 30 Beers on Tap: 33 A VIEW! WARE’S HOTTEST NIGHT SPOT ALSO HASWITH AMAZING FRESH LOCAL FOOD Bottled Beers: 20+ Crowd Favorites: Wings, peel-and-eat shrimp, sday: Tex-Mex Night! $5 Tex Mex inspired Menu Items | $3 Import Bottles of Beer nachos.

LIVE dnesday: $5 Cheesesteak (beef or chicken) | $5 Martinis from our Martini Menu MUSIC Thurs & Fri

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Thursday: $5 Burgers | $5 Glasses of Wine Every Wed, Skyline Grill

TIMOTHY’S ON THE RIVERFRONT 930 Justison St., Wilmington; 429-7427 www.timothysontheriverfront.com

VE ACOUSTIC MUSIC DJ EVERY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTNumber of TVs: 16 Beers on Tap: 11 DJ EVERY Every FRIDAY SaturdayAND SATURDAY NIGHT Sk

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Pike Creek Shopping Center

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Route 7 (Limestone Rd.)

(Open Tues-SatLET 4pm-1am | Dress Code enforced Fri & Sat after 9pm) US CREATE THE PERFECT SETTING FOR ANY OCCASION! CALL OR E-MAIL US TODAY!

3542 Three Little Bakers BLVD Find302.525.6007 us on Facebook: • theskylinegrill@gmail.com Wilmington, DE 19808 www.facebook.com/SkylingGrillPikeCreek Facebook.com/SkylineGrillPikeCreek • OPEN: Tues - Sat,302.525.6007 4pm - 1am

Bottled Beers: 22 Crowd Favorites: Signature-flavored wings, ultimate crab nachos, cheese steak egg rolls. (Also features Sports Lottery)

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TWO STONES PUB Three locations: Newark (294-1890), Wilmington (439-3231) & Kennett Square (610-444-3940) • www.twostonespub.com Number of TVs: 7-10 Beers on Tap: 20-25 Bottled Beers: 100+ at each location Crowd Favorites: Fish tacos, fry piles, hog wings and sweet-heat chicken wings.

Your Football Headquarters!!!

SKYLINE GRILL 3542 Three Little Bakers Blvd., Wilmington 525-6007 • www.skylinegrill.net Number of TVs: 11 (2 on outdoor deck) Beers on Tap: 8 Crafts on tap Bottled Beers: Full array of domestic and import bottles. Crowd Favorites: Cheese steaks, wings, and NFL Sunday brunch items.

STANLEY’S TAVERN 2038 Foulk Rd., Wilmington; 475-1887 www.stanleys-tavern.com Number of TVs: 32 Beers on Tap: 25 Bottled Beers: 66 Crowd Favorites: Award-winning ribs, tavern nachos and beer-battered mozzarella. Also features Sports Lottery and Annual Car Giveaway from Sheridan Auto Group.

ULYSSES GASTROPUB

Home of the

BIG BEER 3.00

$

22 oz. Drafts

All Day, Every Day *bar only | NCCo locations

1716 Marsh Road, Wilmington; 691-3456 www.ulyssesgastropub.com Number of TVs: 7 Beers on Tap: 24 Bottled Beers: 85 Crowd Favorites: Porchetta, buffalo chicken cheese steak, prime rib & potato nachos, pastrami reuben.

WASHINGTON STREET ALE HOUSE 1206 Washington St., Wilmington; 658-2537 www.wsalehouse.com Number of TVs: 6 Beers on Tap: 24 plus a cask Bottled Beers: 7-10 Crowd Favorites: Best of Delaware 2014 Sandwiches.

on our

HDTVs Pennsylvania Avenue Concord Pike Newark For a full location listing visit

GrottoPizza.com

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S I X B A N D S A D VA N C E T O T H I S MONTH’S SEMI-FINALS!

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T H U R S DAY N I G H T S @ Kel l y ’s Lo ga n Ho us e

HEAD-TO-HEAD MUSIC COMPETITION EACH NIGHT AUGUST 7 BLOOMING ACT (9PM) vs. MINSHARA (10:30PM) MINSHARA

BLOOMING ACT

AUGUST 1 4 TONE (9PM) vs. XTRA ALLTRA (10:30PM) TONE

XTRA ALLTRA

AUGUST 21 GREEN EGGS & HAM (9PM) vs. LATE SAINTS (10:30PM) GREEN EGGS & JAM

LATE SAINTS

MUSKARMAGEDDON FINALS TO BE HELD AT THE BABY GRAND ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 PRIZES AND ADDITIONAL SPONSORS: 23rd Century Audio Lighting & Video - Accent Music - Gable Music Ventures, Spaceboy Clothing - TribeSound Studios - WSTW’s Hometown Heroes

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SNAP SHOTS 1.

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1. Rachael Sage on the Main Stage at Ladybug Festival last month. Photo O&A

2. Ladybug Sarah J (on this issue’s cover) performing at Extreme Pizza. Photo O&A 3. (left to right) Andy Valdez, Andrew Lee and Matt Moore of Newark-based Wrinkles goof off during their set. Photo Joe del Tufo 4. Kind of Creatures’ Devo Devitt, Justin Wallace, Grace Vonderkühn and Alex Araya keep the crowd cheering with catchy tunes and riffs. Photo Joe del Tufo 5. Scantron, a Delaware trio, rocking out. Photo Joe del Tufo

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Sample Burgers from Each of these Restaurants and Vote for Your Favorite

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

12:30 TO 3:30 P.M. TWIN LAKES BREWERY, GREENVILLE, DE

$45

UNTIL 6PM 08.22.14

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BUY TICKETS ONLINE

OR $55 AT THE DOOR*

DEBURGERBATTLE.COM PRESENTED BY

4 color process (CMYK)

Benefits the Ministry of Caring’s Emmanuel Dining Room, which feeds over 180,000 nutritious meals a year to Delaware’s hungry at no cost, and with no questions asked.

/mcglynnspub /thedeerparktavern /cantwellstavern

@mcglynns_pub @deerparktavern @cantwellstavern

*If tickets are still available.

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Celebrating Historic New Castle & Historic Delaware City

Saturday, Oct. 4

( n o o n -5 p m )

Presented by:

R EC R E ATI O N A L B I K E R I D E & COM P E T I T I V E T I M E T R I A L Name your distance . S o m et hing fo r all ab ilit y levels

C R A F T BE E R F E ST I VA L I N B OT H H I STOR I C TOW N S More than 16 craft b reweries represent ed

F R E E FA M I LY F E ST I VA L S I N B OT H H I STO R I C TOW N S Live music • Foo d • Gam es • Rides • Exhib it io ns • Vendo rs

Vendors Welcome / Event is Rain or Shine

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Out & About Magazine August 2014  

Our Annual Sports & Food Issue