Out & About Magazine July 2014

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Our Summer Beer Issue Crafty Hoppenings & Suds Worth Sipping Iron Hill: A Culinary & Craft Beer Empire 11th Annual Newark Food & Brewfest Special Section pages 48-53

Exploring beer styles from around the world JULY 2014 CO M P L I M E N TA R Y VOL. 27 | NO. 5

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Our Summer Beer Issue Delaware Readies for the Firefly Experience Battle Lines Drawn for Musikarmageddon


The Intriguing Life of Henry Milligan




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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36 Exploring w h a tbeer ’ s istyles nside from around the world DRINK START

Creative Direction & Production Management Matthew Loeb, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. matt@catvis.biz

7 War On Words 8 FYI 11 By the Numbers 13 Beating the Jam

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

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All the World’s A Brewery Crafty Hoppenings The Skinny on Yeast Head-to-Head Challenge

EAT 36 Iron Hill 43 A Rewarding Routine


67 Newark Food & Brew JULY 2014 69COSuds M P L I Worth M E N TASipping RY VOL. 27 | NO. 5

LISTEN 73 Kenny Vanella 76 Tuned In 78 Musikarmageddon Update

WATCH 79 Reviews 83 Musical Enchantment

PLAY 84-87 Snap Shots • Firefly • DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival • Carolina-California All-Star Bash

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FEATURES 16 All the World’s A Brewery Especially Europe, where many of our favorites originated. By Rob Kalesse

22 Crafty Hoppenings We’ve gathered 25 area craft beer events spanning the next several months—flight clubs, community volunteering, and, naturally, beer dinners and festivals.

36 Iron Hill: Building a culinary and craft beer empire, with 10 locations in the Delaware Valley in just 18 years. By Rob Kalesse

73 Marley Messenger Kenny Vanella’s new album is a touchstone on his path to peace, love and unity. By Matt Amis

Special Projects John Holton, Kelly Loeb

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7.18.14 • 6 PM – 10 PM • Free For MeMbers • $8 – $10 NoN-MeMbers • CAsH bAr • CAFÉ Celebrate the new exhibition Performance Now with live performance art and a hula hoop contest! Poet, curator, and performance artist Jaamil Olawale Kosoko will give a tour as his alter ego. Jerimiah and Melissa Diane will perform works that include movement, text, and audience interaction.

Performance Now is a traveling exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and Performa, New York. The curator for the exhibition is RoseLee Goldberg, Founding Director and Curator of Performa. The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, by grants from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI’s Access Fund.

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Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Image: The Music of Regret (detail), 2006. Laurie Simmons (born 1949). 35mm film transferred to HDCam, 40 min. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

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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

Department of Redundancies Dept. Have you ever noticed our fondness for unnecessary prepositions? Examples: • “I decided to add in that information.” A simple “add” works fine. • “We were ahead up until the end. The “up” is superfluous. Use either “until” or “up to.” • Also, “of” is almost always superfluous in phrases such as “off of” and “underneath of.” • And an article in Delaware Today reported that the Cape MayLewes Ferry traverses “roughly 15 nautical miles of water.” As opposed to, say, 15 nautical miles of land? Myselfies We’re all familiar with “selfies”—those self-portraits usually taken with a camera phone. But “War” hereby coins a related term: “myselfies”—a manifestation of the inability to use the pronouns “me” or “I,” resulting in awkward and somewhat pretentious language. The tendency is rampant in the business world, but we recently caught a couple of Philadelphia Phillies indulging in it: • Manager Ryne Sandberg: “Myself and the staff and players all had maps with different ways of getting to the ballpark.” • Infielder Code Ashe: “We’re in this situation because of myself.” • And then there was the speaker at a media function who described one of her slides this way: “This is myself and Justice Sotomayor.” Media Watch (in this case the electronic media) • An MLB Network announcer, referring to the two pitchers from India in the movie Million Dollar Arm, called them “unpolished diamonds in the rough”—a candidate for Department of Redundancies Dept. • A host on 97.5 The Fan, attempting to use the word “alluded,” said: “Chip Kelly eluded to . . .” • A WDEL announcer to his weatherman: “How long does the rain stick around for?” Nomenclature Add to those who mispronounce or misspell words common to their professions: • Police officers who talk about “excaped prisoners.” • Auto repair shops who boast that they specialize in repairing Volkswagons. Spell check would quickly correct that to Volkswagens.

By Bob Yearick

Hard-Pressed Press releases (or, more properly, media releases) are a continual source of bizarre and sometimes byzantine sentence structure. Take, for example, this 72-word opener from a recent media missive: (Deep breath) “Today, following a Memorial Day appearance by Sean Barney on MSNBC’s show ‘Taking The Hill’ hosted by Iraq War veteran and former Congressman Patrick Murphy, where he was attacked by Chip Flowers who accused him of politicizing his veteran status, and asking him to ‘stop devaluing the hard work of our men and women in uniform,’ veteran leaders both locally and nationally came to Sean Barney’s defense and disagreed with Flowers’ characterization.” Never mind the lack of punctuation; what, pray tell, is the subject of this sentence? In Need of Repair • Reporting on the closing of I-495 has proved challenging for the News Journal—grammatically, at least. One story referred to “the effected segment of I-495.” The difference between affect and effect is a continuing problem among many in the media. In this case, it should have been “affected.” • A later story quoted a source “who's expertise includes behaviors of soil and the engineering of structures in soils.” This is the contraction for “who is”; what was called for was the possessive whose. Danglers Misplaced modifiers create quandaries for the reader. Three examples, with italics added: • From an article on deer hunting: “After shooting, gutting, and being hung up to bleed, the hunters are ready to forget all about the deer.” Who or what shot, gutted and hung up the hunters? • From the label on a loaf of Trader Joe’s quinoa bread: “Pronounced ‘keen-wah,’ the Incas referred to quinoa as the 'mother of all grains.'” Isn’t that a strange pronunciation for “Incas”? • Leslie Stahl on Sunday Morning: “Diagnosed with autism, his parents thought he would never recover.” But the parents have recovered, right? And finally . . . Didja hear about the Australian prime minister who spoke of “a suppository of knowledge” a while back? Apparently he’s not a repository of correct English usage.

Word of the Month


Pronounced jer-uh-MY-uhd, it’s a noun meaning a long lamentation, mournful complaint, or a prophecy of doom.

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F.Y.I. Things worth knowing


Hamlet will be featured July 11-27


prince returns home only to find out his father was murdered and his mother is remarried to his uncle. What follows? Love, confusion, betrayal, self-doubt, violence, revenge. During the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the Delaware Shakespeare Festival celebrates by presenting his most famous play, Hamlet, from July 11-27 at Rockwood Park in Wilmington. Bring a blanket or chairs, pack a picnic, come for the pre-show entertainment, and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors. Visit www.delshakes.org for details.

Hagley Museum & Library receives national honor



Seventh Annual Mike Clark Memorial Ride is Aug. 9

ast month Hagley Museum and Library became the first Delaware organization to be designated an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Affiliations program seeks to increase discovery and inspire learning. Hagley’s partnership with the Smithsonian will allow the loan of artifacts and traveling exhibitions, and help develop innovative educational programming at Hagley. “Hagley is a place where people can experience the history of innovation and be inspired to innovate in their own lives,” says Hagley Executive Director David Cole. “The Smithsonian offers an unmatched set of resources that we can use to fulfill our vision.” In addition to opportunities with the Smithsonian, Hagley also will have access to the expertise and collaborative opportunities within the Smithsonian Affiliates network, which numbers 192 Affiliates in 45 states. “This is the beginning of what we expect to be a really beautiful friendship,” Cole says. For more information, call 658-2400 on weekdays or visit www.hagley.org.


yclists looking for a challenge and to ride for a good cause have a great option in the Seventh Annual Mike Clark Memorial Ride on Saturday, Aug. 9. More than 300 cyclists are expected to participate in the ride, with the start/finish at A. I. duPont High School in Greenville. Clark, who died suddenly in March 2008, dedicated his life to community service through his work at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. He completed two Ironman World Championships and loved to climb hills. Cyclists who share that hill-climbing passion can choose from two Conquer the Hills courses— routes that include some of the more notorious hills in the area (Cannery Road, Beaver Valley Road, Stargazer Road). Other less challenging ride options include a pair of Ride the Rollers courses – 25 miles and 50 miles. Recently, the Mike Clark Legacy Foundation funded the creation of two hightech youth facilities at the Clarence Fraim Center and the building of the Achievers Learning & Skills Center at H. Fletcher Brown Club. Both facilities are in Wilmington. To register for the ride visit bikereg.com.

STATE FAIR OFFERS A VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT Including Lady Antebellum & home brewing contest


rom July 17-26, the Delaware State Fair will provide its annual mix of entertainment options: headliner musicians Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban, down on the farm fun with Hollywood Racing Pigs, cooking demonstrations, 4-H events, circus shows and a variety of contests, including the third annual home brew contest, scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, in the Entertainment Tent. For more info, visit www. delawarestatefair.com.

PICNIC ABOARD THE KALMAR NYCKEL Tall ship sails the Christina River


ere’s a picnicking opportunity many people don’t always think about: a trip on board the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel. While in port in Wilmington, the Kalmar Nyckel offers both pirate and day sails along the Christina River, and guests are welcome to bring along a picnic for the sail. For pirate sails, the crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well. The kids can enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and adults can hear a history talk. Everyone can try his or her hand at a scavenger hunt, with a treasure at the end. On all sails, passengers will get unique views of the city of Wilmington (while waving to those landlubbers on shore). The complete schedule for Wilmington sails is available at www.KalmarNyckel.org.


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Worth Trying Random suggestions from our staff and contributors

Garlic Dill Thai Chili Pickles

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It took me way too long to jump onboard the Wilmington Pickling Co. bandwagon, but the wait was worth it. These crunchy cuke spears carry just the right amount of sweet, sour and peppery burn from their delicious brine—which is tasty enough on its own to sip like Courvoisier.

UDairy Creamery produces some delightful, abundantly portioned ice cream. A vanilla cone (with sprinkles, of course) is far from bland and will bring you back again and again, and the menu includes at least 30 other flavors. Keeping it local, the ice cream is made with milk from the cows on the farm at UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

— Matt Amis, Contributing Writer

—Krista Connor, Contributing Writer

The Delaware Double Cross You can go across the state of Delaware twice in the space of a few hours and just 31 miles. Accomplish that on Sunday, July 6, when The White Clay Bicycle Club sponsors the Delaware Double Cross. The ride starts and ends in Middletown but takes in some pretty countryside both west and east, including around the historic homes of Odessa and the salt marshes of the Augustine Wildlife Area. A metric century option is also available. whiteclaybicycleclub.org/ events/doublecross. — Mark Fields, Contributing Writer

Derek, Courtesy of Ricky Gervais Available on Netflix, Derek is the brainchild of the brilliant Ricky Gervais, who plays against type as the title character, an employee at a British nursing home who is quirky, goofy, but goodhearted and honest to a fault. Filmed in mockumentary style, the series focuses on the staff and residents of the home, who provide a mix of humor and pathos. — Bob Yearick, Contributing Editor

Have something you think is worth trying? Send an email to Jim with your suggestion by scanning this QR code ► (jmiller@tsnpub.com)

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Photo courtesy of The Grand Opera House


Delaware Steel beats out a number at one of last year’s events.

MUDDER MOTHERS O&A Fitness Challenge continues with Kennett Mudderella


ews flash: Babies can double as hand weights. That’s the discovery made by our three working mothers as they prepare for an August mud run, the second segment of O&A’s year-long Fitness Challenge. The three friends and Wilmington residents—Nichole Warner, Kelly Loeb and Marie Poot—each have two children under the age of 4, so time for training is limited. And they need to train: the Aug. 16 Mudderella at Plantation Field in Kennett Square includes 12-15 obstacles designed to test strength and stamina. In a mid-June email, Warner—the trio’s spokesperson— reported that cardio work is especially difficult to fit into crammed schedules because it takes long periods of time. On the other hand, she added, “Strength training has been easier to squeeze in. You can do it anywhere using your own body weight, portable hand weights, or the weight of a baby.” [Italics added.] Yes, it seems that the little persons who are a constant presence in their lives have facilitated the mudder mothers’ preparations. Take Loeb, for instance. “Kelly gets her workouts in whenever she can,” reports Warner, “even if it means doing baby lifts for her arms and squats holding the baby.” Adds Warner: “We are all struggling to incorporate workouts into our family/work schedules. This was the reason we decided to take this on, to force us to make some time for ourselves and our health. It is tough for so many reasons: this [child] is sick, the two rarely nap at the same time, this one is having a difficult time with teething. It’s just always something with kids, and the true challenge is finding the time.” Poot runs with a baby jogger, according to Warner, “then works on her arms and abs when her kids are asleep.” Warner herself is running “maybe twice a week, about four miles each time.” She says she can only run when her husband is home to watch the children because they don’t have a double jogger. In late June, the three became four when Tateum Hitchcock joined the team. Also a working mother and Wilmington resident, Hitchcock has a 1-½-year-old daughter. Check the August O&A for the final update prior to the Mudderella, an event that supports Futures Without Violence, a national nonprofit that aims to prevent and end domestic violence by standing with survivors and developing innovative programs and policies that engage new allies as partners in the solution. — Bob Yearick

ART ATTACK Summer in the Parks provides 99 programs to city neighborhoods


or nine weeks this summer, parks throughout Wilmington will be transformed into lively performance and interactive project venues where residents can experience nearly every genre of the arts. Welcome to Summer in the Parks! Now in its second season, this collaboration between The Grand and the City of Wilmington brings music, dance, visual arts and storytelling to 15 parks—some in the most challenged areas of the city. The series began on June 16 and will run until Aug. 15, providing families with free arts-related programming that promotes positive, creative activity, and encourages residents to become participants in the renaissance of their neighborhoods. A total of 99 programs and 38 artists make up this year’s lineup, and almost all artists from the 2013 pilot season have returned. Last year, eight parks were selected from residential areas. This year, the series footprint has expanded to 15 locations, including sites like Barbara Hicks Park, Tilton Park, Holloway/Compton Park, Haynes Park, Speakman Park and Union Park Gardens. Every weekday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 12-1 p.m., programs are sprinkled throughout the footprint, with special late-afternoon and evening events scheduled from 3-7 p.m. The variety of inspired activities offers interactive theater, Latin jazz, comedy improv, ballet, choral music and hands-on visual arts and crafts projects. “Summer in the Parks brings arts and culture directly into our city’s neighborhoods, and demonstrates our commitment to the fundamental role arts and culture play within the community and the lives of our young people,” says Wilmington Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Our partnership with The Grand will effectively advance our vision of a vibrant and safe community for our citizens, while creating a fun destination for visitors from near and far.” Sponsors of Summer in the Parks are the City of Wilmington, AstraZeneca, Delmarva Power and the Wilmington Parking Authority. “We’re honored to be the producer of this series,” says Grand Opera House Director of Community Engagement Pamelyn Manocchio. “It helps us reach different parts of our community and raise awareness not only for The Grand but also for the creative artists we work with [as part of the program].” The series also allows Manocchio and her team to deepen their own knowledge of Wilmington’s arts scene and cityscape. “I’ve enjoyed discovering new faces beyond the artists we know at the Grand, and learning more about our communities,” she says. “And the appreciation we get from artists and residents makes the entire program worthwhile.” ► continued on page 12


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by the numbers A few facts about the world’s beer industry

67.5 Percentage of alcohol by volume of Snake Venom, from Brewmeister in Scotland—the world's strongest beer.

346 Number of 12-oz. bottles the average person in the Czech Republic consumes per year.


496.6 Sales, in billions of dollars, that the global beer industry is forecast to achieve in 2014.


United States’ rank in a per capita beer consumption list of the world’s countries. The Czech Republic ranks number one.

Number of years on a lease, signed by Arthur Guinness in 1759, for a Dublin building to be used for beer production.


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Having more lead-time for series promotion was a bonus this year, says Manocchio. Staff members from The Grand spent the month of April visiting community planning and civic association meetings all over Wilmington, talking with leadership and distributing series information. Some excitement is already built in—the pilot season reached more than 2,200 city residents. Manocchio says one of her favorites from last year was the steel drum performance in which audiences played the drums themselves. She notes that visual arts programs—such as those from the Delaware Art Museum and Eunice LaFate—were a hit with children and adults alike. “I think people found it therapeutic to sit down and create something.” Delaware Shakespeare Festival delivered another popular appearance: Shakespeare scenes and stage combat exercises performed in a playground, while playing tennis or tossing a football. “They were great at engaging any age group and making Shakespeare ‘not scary.’ Kids were following them around,” she says. This year’s artist roster includes Barrel of Makers, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Steel, E. Shawn Qaissaunee & The Q Factor, First State Ballet Theatre, Funkfest, GCJ Uniques, Habana Sax, Icon DJs, Illstyle & Peace, Janina's World Music, LaFate Gallery, Minas, Nature Jams, OperaDelaware, Pegasus Trio, Philly Vibe Duo, Pieces of a Dream, Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley, Simple Gifts, TAHIRA, The Music School of Delaware, Umoja Strings, Wilmington Drama League and Wilmington Trap Stars. “Art is life, and creative expression is everywhere—including neighborhood parks,” says CCAC Executive Director Raye Jones Avery. “Christina Cultural Arts Center is proud to continue our longstanding tradition of making the arts accessible to all by taking cultural programs outdoors to the people.” Manocchio anticipates another successful series this summer. “I hope, at a minimum, a child brings home an art project that he or she created in one of our programs—perhaps with the Delaware Art Museum—and says, ‘Mom and Dad, can we go there?’ That connection between arts and community is what we’re all striving for.” For complete details on Summer in the Parks, visit TheGrandWilmington.org/Parks.

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Or, you just can’t drive…495 By Matt Sullivan

nd then, one day, that tilting span of I-495 that crosses the Christina River simply…disappeared. Well, it vanished off Google Maps, anyway. One day there, the next day not, a warning to travelers (and their GPS devices) near and far. And with the harsh dose of reality that comes with digital deletion, commuters in Wilmington realized that I-495 would not be opening anytime soon. The problem: The span over the Christina River was tilting about 2.4 degrees away from vertical and toward a pile of dirt—a 50,000-55,000-ton pile of dirt—enough dirt with enough weight to weaken the soft soils beneath the surface, soils that previously had kept I-495 on the straight and narrow. The bridge was immediately closed. And once officials began to understand the extent of the damage, they offered their first official estimate for its reopening to traffic: Labor Day. Welcome to the new normal of stop-and-stop. While officials hoped traffic will ease once people began to reconfigure their daily routines, theories abound regarding the best time to move around. E.g.: Stay off the roads during morning drive time; also during evening rush hour; and when there’s a music festival in town; or near town; or in any town where you might drive through this town in order to get to that town; and on weekends; especially holiday weekends; and probably weekdays too. But no matter what strategy you employ, one truth remains: Traffic at rush hour out of the city, especially if you’re heading north, is terrible. And not worth suffering when there are other things to do in downtown Wilmington this summer, many within walking distance of where you probably work. So don’t head right to the car when the whistle blows. Spend a little extra time in the city, where much of the entertainment this summer is free, some of the drinks are available on special, and the library is always air conditioned. ►


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3. Happy hours! Wilmington bar specials tend to get more special in the summer, and now is the time to take advantage of deals like Chelsea Tavern’s Thirsty Thursdays (big bottles of beer are 50 percent off) and Deep Blue’s $5 happy hours (drink a grapefruit crush while avoiding the traffic crush).

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4. Happiest hours! And those hours of ultimate happiness would be…Thursdays starting at 5 p.m., when the city will hosts a series of events in Rodney Square called “Happiest Hour.” At press time, plans were still coming together, but expect to find live entertainment, music and food from downtown restaurants in the square until 8 p.m.

1. Free music! Plans are already underway to bring music and other live entertainment onto the streets this summer. World Cafe Live at the Queen has one show scheduled for Willingtown Square, across the street from the concert hall. The Porkroll Project (hard-rocking blues) appears on Thursday, July 31. Keep an eye out for announcements.

5. The library! I’m not kidding. The library! Since its renovation, the Wilmington Public Library might be the most comfortable (and free) place in the city to hunker down during crazy traffic. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the library remains open until 8 p.m. And the WiFi is free. Pull up a chair at one of the tables on the first floor, or go exploring a bit to find your own little nook. (Insider tip: the smaller mezzanine level, overlooking the first floor, has more comfy hideaways than most people know about.) Big windows in the reference and commons room face Rodney Square, if you’re waiting on a bus.

2. Peace in the park! Easily forgotten in the hubbub of city life is that most office cubicles are mere blocks (and easy walking distance) away from Brandywine Park and the banks of the Brandywine Creek. The park has walking trails and jogging trails for the ambitious and, better yet, lots of shade designed for long, peaceful sits. Walk east along Market or West streets for the best access routes to the park.

So relax, enjoy one or more of these downtown treats, and let others sit in traffic. And remember, Labor Day is only two months away.

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Especially Europe, where many of our favorites originated By Rob Kalesse


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movement has exploded over the last quarter century or so, it’s instructive

to remember that many of the styles we drink here in the good ol’ U. S. of A. originated elsewhere. Countries like Germany, Belgium and Great Britain, to name a few, have been brewing beer for centuries, and they know how to turn water, malt, hops and yeast into a tall glass of deliciousness. With that in mind—and with all due respect to our countrymen and their myriad craft brews—take a trip with us for a glimpse of what Europe has been producing. You might even discover where your favorite American beer was born. ►


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Germany When it comes to beer and the art of brewing, it’s difficult to argue against Germany as the motherland of the craft. Historical records show that Germans have been making beer from grain and water as far back as the Bronze Age, near 1000 B. C., and if you’ve ever attended Oktoberfest, be it in Munich or Newark, it’s easy to see how seriously Germans take their beer. Ric Hoffman, head brewer at Stewart’s Brewing Company in Bear, brews and drinks a lot of beer. And although he drinks mostly American brands to see what his colleagues are up to, when he does drink imports, they’re usually German. “I don’t drink a lot of imports these days, but I do enjoy the beers from the Andechs Brewery,” Hoffman says, “and pretty much anything from Schneider, particularly the Avenitus Weizen Eisbock, as well as their various Hefeweizens.” The Hefeweizen, particularly around this time of year, is one of Germany’s best beer styles. It’s a light and refreshing ale that’s ideal for summertime drinking, and typically gives off a light banana-and-clove aftertaste, which is a direct byproduct of the fermentation process. Some of the world’s best Hefeweizens (in German, “hefe” means “yeast”; “weizen” means “wheat”) are, of course, brewed in Germany, and include the Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse, HackerPschorr Hefe Weisse and the Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier. However, according to Beer Advocate, a widely respected beer rating website, there are some very highly rated American beers made in the hefeweizen style, like the Sierra Nevada Kellerweis, Magic Hat’s Circus Boy and the Troëgs DreamWeaver Wheat, brewed in nearby Hershey, Pa.

Belgium While Germany might set the tone for classic brewing and beer styles, in particular lagers, the Belgians have brewed some of the most creative ales in the world. The fact that Belgium is also a rich winemaking region has certainly influenced both the ingredients they use and the way they store and age their beers. One particular example, and a great style for summer drinking, is the lambic, a wheat beer fermented spontaneously by exposure to wild yeasts and bacteria. Like wine, lambics are also aged for a considerable amount of time (usually three to six months), and therefore take on distinct flavor profiles, such as dry, tart, sweet and sour. Brewery Lindemans, located just outside Brussels, makes a delicious line of lambics, including the highly regarded Framboise, made with raspberries, and the Cassis, made with black currants, and aged in oak. While hops are used for bittering and to season most beers, the fruit is used in the case of the lambics. Though the different Belgian styles and the breweries that produce them are varied, another popular varietal is the Belgian Tripel, which typically is three times the strength of the average beer (i. e., close to 9 percent alcohol).

Mark Edelson, director of brewery operations for Iron Hill, loves the Belgian beers, especially the tripel. “Belgian beers are so unique and fun, I just love them,” he says. “My favorite style is the tripel, but Belgian beers across the board allow for so much creativity, and they can be paired with so many different kinds of cuisine.” For a serious education in Belgian beers, take a trip to Monk’s Café in Philadelphia, where they pride themselves on their Belgians. There usually are eight to 10 on tap and more than 125 by the bottle. Locally, head to any liquor store and ask for names like Saison Dupont, Rodenbach, Chimay and Corsendonk.

Czech Republic Not only do the Czechs rank at the top in beer consumption per capita, but they also introduced the world to the pilsner style, a pale lager, in the mid-1800s. It’s the same style that Budweiser, Miller and Coors base their original beers on today. The most famous, of course, is the Pilsner Urquell, a firebrewed pale lager with a slight honeysuckle sweetness and light hop bitterness, due to the Saaz hops used in the brewing process. Unlike Bud, Miller and Coors, though, the Urquell is more strongly hopped, and therefore results in a much more flavorful profile. American versions of the classic pilsner include a couple of excellent efforts, including Mama’s Little Yella Pils, a popular canned product from the folks at Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado and North Carolina, and the Victory Prima Pils, the local Downingtown rendition made with German malts and Czech hops.

England The list of British beers rivals that of any country in the world. Names like Bass, Boddingtons, Newcastle and Samuel Smith are as much a part of the lexicon of England’s dedicated beer drinkers as are names like Anchor Steam, Goose Island and New Belgium to American imbibers. Whether you prefer beers from jolly old England or would rather pass on them, there is one style the Brits introduced to the world that beer drinkers—and Americans in particular—can’t seem to get enough of: the India Pale Ale, or IPA. The style was first produced in the late 18th century for British troops stationed in India, and later continued in the early 19th century for British traders running the East India trade route. Extra hops served as a preservative, keeping the beer fresh for the long trips from England around the Cape of Good Hope to India. Samuel Smith’s India Ale, St. Peter’s IPA and Burton Bridge Empire IPA are some of the most notable imported IPAs today. The American list is quite long also, and includes highlights like the Yards IPA, Magic Hat’s Blind Faith, and Brooklyn’s East India Pale Ale.


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he craft brew explosion of the last 20 years has not only brought about thousands—if not tens of thousands—of new beers in the United States, it has also produced a bevy of unique and creative beer names. Iron Hill’s Mark Edelson says that beer names are becoming such an issue, especially in America, that breweries are getting into a lot of copyright and trademark battles. “People are really starting to protect their brands, because they’ve realized that names sell beer, too,” Edelson says. “Most of our beer names—and I think this is somewhat of a standard—are developed by the brewers themselves, because they have such a passion for it.” Here is a list of 10 passionate beer names that might give you a chuckle while you enjoy what’s inside the bottle. UNDER COVER INVESTIGATION SHUT-DOWN ALE (WHATEVER. WE’RE STILL HERE.) – According to Ted Stewart of Standard Distributing, this longest-named-beer-ever-we-can’tbelieve-they-got-all-the-worlds-on-the-label has a unique back story. Early on in the history of Lagunitas Brewing Company, local authorities were convinced the Petaluma, Calif., brewery employees were selling marijuana to local visitors. Though no evidence was ever found, it caused the brewery to close its doors for a little over a month, which gave them time to focus on bottling their beers and distribution. Today, the Lagunitas IPA, and this Double IPA, are available in most of the country, including right here in Delaware. FARMER’S TAN – From the exceptional Southern Tier Brewing Company in Lakewood, N.Y., comes this incredibly light and “sessionable” IPA that’s a mere 4.6 percent on the alcohol-byvolume scale. It’s certainly a lighter beer that you can drink a few of while you’re working on your tan– farmer’s or otherwise. HOPTIMUS PRIME – Autobots, roll out the hops with this homage to the leader of the children’s animated series (and later, full-length motion picture) The Transformers. Made by Ruckus Brewing in New York, this American Imperial IPA weighs in at a lofty 9 percent ABV, but doesn’t necessarily get the best reviews online. Perhaps the Decepticons had something to do with it.

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MOOSE DROOL – ”I always thought that was such a cool name for a beer,” says Head Brewer Brian Finn, of Iron Hill Wilmington, about this American Brown Ale made by Big Sky Brewing in Missoula, Mont. Approachably malty with a balanced hop finish, this brown ale drinks easy, and the beer can’s tagline, “Always Drink Upstream from the Herd,” is good advice, sober or not. BLITHERING IDIOT – Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s festive brew, which features a devilish court jester on the label, makes for some good holiday drinking in November and December. This English barley wine registers at 11 percent ABV and is full of brown sugar, spices and a hint of vanilla. Proceed with caution. ► JUNE JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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CRAFTY HOPPENINGS We’ve gathered 25 area craft beer events spanning the next several months. Listed below, they include flight clubs, community volunteering, and, naturally, beer dinners and festivals. Enjoy!

BEER DINNERS See website for dates Two Stones Pub, Newark & Kennett Square, Pa. www.twostonespub.com Come out for great food and beer at 6:30 p.m. This event seats 30 people, so it will be intimate and laid back.

CHELSEA TAVERN FLIGHT CLUB Every Tuesday Chelsea Tavern, Wilmington www.chelseatavern.com The Chelsea Tavern Flight Club is just $10 for your first flight; attend just four events to be a member. Membership entitles you to a flight club mug, 20 percent off beer with mugs, 20 percent off beer dinners, beer specials every day and priority seating at monthly beer dinners.

MONTHLY BEER DINNER The 16th of each month 16 Mile Taphouse, Newark www.stoneballoonwh.com/home.aspx For just $28 per person, enjoy a threecourse dinner paired with 16 Mile Brewery’s craft beers.

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GRILLED CHEESE & CRAFT BEER Monthly World Cafe Live at The Queen, Wilmington queen.worldcafelive.com The Queen has taken two of the best things on earth– grilled cheese and craft beer – and paired them in unexpected and delicious ways. And there’s no American Cheese and Wonder Bread in sight. Instead, the Queen uses the best quality, locally-sourced ingredients for these creations, as well as hard-to-find imports from around the world. See website for dates.

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BATTLE OF THE BREWS HOME BREW CONTEST JUDGING VOLUNTEER FOR BEER See website for dates Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, Dover www.fordhamanddominion.com Volunteers meet at the brewery at 5 p.m. before going out to volunteer in the community, then reconvene for beers afterward.


Saturday, July 19 Delaware State Fair, Harrington www.delawarestatefair.com Delaware Department of Agriculture presents the third annual Battle of the Brews Home Brew Contest, located in the Entertainment Tent from noon-8 p.m. Local breweries also will be present with beer samples for fairgoers 21 years and older.

FREE TASTING OF PBE BREWING FROZEN TOES HONEY-BASIL DRAFT Friday, July 25 Pizza By Elizabeths www.pizzabyelizabeths.com Pizza By Elizabeths is proud to unveil its new craft beer, developed in-house: Frozen Toes Honey-Basil Draft. At 7 p.m., be among the first to try this fresh and refreshing summer brew. Special Delivery plays live in the Cork Bar starting at 8:30 p.m.

SMYRNA CRAFT BEER, WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Saturday, July 12 Market Street Plaza, Smyrna www.smyrnafestival.com The third annual Smyrna Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival features craft beers and wines for tasting, along with craft vendors and food selections from area restaurants. The event is from 2-8 p.m. at Market Street Plaza. With live music, a reptile show, facepainting for the kids, and great food and drink, this event has something for everyone. All proceeds go to local charities. Tickets are $35 for adults 21 and over.

BEER DINNER & PAIRING Thursday, July 17 Victory Brewpub, Downingtown, Pa. www.victorybeer.com/brewpub Join Victory in the beer hall for the annual All American-inspired Beer Dinner from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A five-course dinner and dessert includes the backyard burger, broiled crab cake, a venison hot dog, and more.

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11 NEWARK FOOD & BREW FESTIVAL Saturday, July 26 Downtown Newark www.newarkfoodandbrewfest.com Enjoy craft and imported beers, creative cuisine, live music, and sidewalk performers at the 11th Annual Newark Food & Brew Fest from 2-9 p.m. The event showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with food offerings from 17 of Newark’s restaurants. Strolling musicians and balloon decorations line the street, keeping guests in the festive spirit while strolling downtown. Out & About Magazine is hosting a root beer tasting stand for kids on the Academy Lawn until 6 p.m. or until supplies run out. A complimentary air conditioned shuttle, running from 4 to 8:30 p.m., will take you to convenient stops near all the participating restaurants.

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ODESSA BREWFEST 6TH ANNUAL BREWBQ Saturday, Aug. 2 Plantation Field, Unionville, Pa. www.victorybeer.com/brewbq Victory Brewing Company is looking forward to another successful year as it hosts the sixth Annual Victory BrewBQ competition. This year, the noon-4 p.m. event will be at Plantation Field, allowing Victory to accept more competitors and expand the event space. The competition is a two-category BBQ cook-off. Each team will compete to see who can make the best chicken and ribs, according to the judges. This year you will also be able to taste and vote on the People’s Pork award for the restaurant’s vendors. A Victory Beer Garden, barbeque classes and cooking demos, vendors, live music, and a kids play area will make the day memorable for the whole family.

Saturday, Sept. 6 Cantwell’s Tavern, Odessa www.odessabrewfest.com. The Historic Odessa Foundation and Cantwell’s Tavern are hosting this inaugural event, featuring more than 35 breweries offering the finest craft beers in the nation, as well as food, vendors and live music. Set in the historic village of Odessa, this event is sure to please beer lovers, foodies, music fans and history buffs. The event runs from 12-6 p.m., and all proceeds benefit the Historic Odessa Foundation.

ISLAND INSPIRED BEER DINNER Wednesday, Aug. 13 Ulysses Gastropub www.ulyssesgastropub.com This 6 p.m. six-course tasting menu draws from traditional Caribbean dishes and ingredients. Each course will be paired with craft beers that are matched with spicy foods.

DELAWARE SAENGERBUND OKTOBERFEST Friday to Saturday, Sept. 19-21 Delaware Saengerbund and Library, Newark www.delawaresaengerbund.org

WILMINGTON BURGER BATTLE Saturday, Aug. 23 Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville www.facebook.com/wilmingtonburgerbattle The third annual Wilmington Burger Battle, invites you to throw down, eat, and raise money to fight hunger. This outdoor rain-or-shine battle pits restaurants from the greater Wilmington area in a competition for Best Burger, Best Alternative Burger, and People’s Choice Burger. The event, open to the public, is from noon-4 p.m.

The annual Oktoberfest opens on Friday with a parade, featuring the Muenchner Kindl—Munich Child—a symbol of the city of Munich. The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe, the Bavarian dance group of the Delaware Saengerbund, will entertain at intervals during the festival. German specialties include grilled bratwurst (pork sausage), weisswuurst (veal sausage), frankfurters, BBQ chicken, pretzels and rollmops, a marinated herring served with rye bread. potato salad and sauerkraut are made in the Delaware Saengerbund kitchen by the Ladies Organization. A variety of torten and traditional plum cake are the tempting sweet fare. Included in the $8 admission price are unlimited amusement rides. Visit the website for times and more info.


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RIVER TOWNS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL RED SHOE & BREW 2014 Saturday, Sept. 27 2-6 p. m. Twin Lakes Brewery, Greenville www.twinlakesbrewingcompany.com/brew From 2-6 p.m., come out for an afternoon of barbeque (provided by Fat Rick’s), beer and live music, along with lawn games, a silent auction, brewery tours, and more. All proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

Saturday, Oct. 4 Historic Delaware City & Historic New Castle www.rivertownsfestival.com After a banner debut in 2013, the craft beer component of the River Towns Ride & Festival will span both of these historic towns. More than a dozen craft breweries will participate with live music and a variety of food options in both Delaware City and New Castle. A complimentary bus service will be running to shuttle guests between the two locations.

GREAT PUMPKIN DEBATE Saturday, Sept. 27 Figure 8 Barn, Bellevue State Park, Wilmington 6-10 p.m. www.pecosliquors.com/ greatpumpkindebate.html The arrival of autumn brings lots of beautiful things—especially pumpkin beer. This year join Peco’s Liquors from 6-10 p.m. for its fourth annual event, and enjoy a hayride, bonfire, and sample a collection of unique pumpkin beers, vote for your favorite, and help choose the winner of the 2014 Great Pumpkin Debate.

DELAWARE WINE AND BEER FESTIVAL DOGFISH DASH Sunday, Sept. 28 Historic Milton www.dogfishdash.dogfish.com The ninth Dogfish Dash is capped at 2,000 runners, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come out to support the Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy by supporting runners and enjoying a post-run celebratory Dogfish.

Saturday, Oct. 11 Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover “Drink local, eat local, buy local” is the theme for Delaware’s fourth annual Wine and Beer Festival. Some of the state’s best restaurants, wineries and breweries will come together to offer guests a diverse culinary experience. This year’s affair, from noon - 5 p.m. will feature a host of new events, including a five-course gourmet wine dinner as well as the Delaware Homebrew Championship. For more info visit delawarewineandbeerfestival.com.


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KENNETT BREWFEST Saturday, Oct. 11 Downtown Kennett Square, Pa. www.kennettbrewfest.com The Kennett Brewfest is a fundraising event, with all proceeds going to Historic Kennett Square, a nonprofit working to keep Kennett Square a regional economic and cultural center. The Kennett Brewfest is an opportunity to sample more than 90 regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, music and people. Food and merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables and more will be available during the event. Doors open at noon for the Connoisseur Tasting and the regular fest begins at 2 p.m. All taps close at 6 p.m. Your ticket will be scanned at the entrance, where you will receive your tasting cup. This event is 21 and up.

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WILMINGTON BEER WEEK Saturday, Nov. 1-Saturday, Nov. 8 Greater Wilmington Area www.wilmingtonbeerweek.com Wilmington Beer Week celebrates its fourth year this fall and will again feature the premier craft beer venues in New Castle County. In addition to focusing on Delaware’s respected homegrown breweries—Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, Twin Lakes, Dominion—Wilmington Beer Week also highlights some of the premier craft breweries in the region, including Yard’s, Victory, Tröegs, Brooklyn and Heavy Seas. New this year will be special Beer Lover and Beer Geek passes, which will give craft beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy discounts throughout the week as well as gain access to special tastings. Details to come at wilmingtonbeerweek.com.



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Challenge Oddity Bar hosts O&A’s inaugural beer taste test t started as a question at a recent O&A staff meeting… “How well do you know your beer styles?” After some tinkering and fermenting, the question transformed into a proposition: Pit three beer-lovers against one another in a taste test to see who can guess which brew is which. We called it “The Head-to-Head Challenge.” The challenge kicked off the June 14 One-Year-Anniversary Party of Wilmington’s Oddity Bar, which conveniently features more than 120 beers. From this vast selection, our three contestants were given five mystery brew samples and asked to identify each, utilizing only their taste buds and a list of 12 beer styles, ranging from the common (pilsner, lager, pale ale) to the more out-of-the-ordinary (scotch ale, sour, barley wine). It turned out to be much more difficult than anyone anticipated. Our trio of contestants were recently-married Joe and Karen Nestor and their friend Andrea Gathers. Round by round they sipped, pondered, then guessed. And they were almost always wrong. Our confident post-honeymooners tied at 1-for-5, while an admittedly perplexed Andrea was totally shut out, albeit in a valiant effort. Joe and Karen advanced to the tie-breaker (which called for identifying the breweries behind the five mystery beers), and whiffed completely. But then they both aced the second tie-breaker: a sixth sample correctly identified as a stout. But in the end, only Karen nailed the stout as a Guinness, becoming our first Head-to-Head champ. She took home a $50 gift card to Peco’s Liquors and a cool Oddity Bar T-Shirt. She also earned a spot in our Head-to-Head Challenge Finals, to be held in November at Oddity.


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OUR WINNER: Karen Ridley Nestor Occupation: nurse First Round Score: 1/5 (Correctly guessed lager) Won third-tie breaker (Identified the stout as Guinness) OUR OTHER CONTESTANTS: Joe Nestor Occupation: real estate agent First Round Score: 1/5 (Correctly guessed pale ale) Andrea Gathers Occupation: counselor First Round Score: 0/5


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BUILDING A CULINARY AND CRAFT BEER EMPIRE . . . with 10 locations in the Delaware Valley

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elcome to Iron Hill. Have you dined with us before?” Take a seat at any of the 10 Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant locations in the Delaware Valley and that’s the familiar greeting you’ll receive from your server or bartender. When the business opened nearly 18 years ago on Main Street in Newark, that introduction served as a way not only to welcome back returning visitors, but also to introduce new diners to the craft beer and upscale menu that Iron Hill served. These days you’d be hard-pressed to find many locals who can’t answer yes to that question. But it took the vision of a businessman, a brewer and a restaurateur, as well as a little luck and great timing, to make Iron Hill a success. ►

Co-founders (from left) Mark Edelson, Kevin Finn and Kevin Davies each bring a special talent to the Iron Hill brand.


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ThE hISToRY oF ThE hiLL The story begins with two soccer buddies and engineers – Kevin Finn, a Boston University graduate with an MBA from UD, and Mark Edelson, a University of Pennsylvania grad. Both got into homebrewing in the late 1980s. “At the time, my girlfriend—and now wife, Sue—was living in Rhode Island, and every time she called me in Delaware, I was out doing something,” Finn says. “I led a very active lifestyle, and so she figured I needed a hobby [that would keep me at home]. She bought me a beer kit—I think to keep tabs on me.” Soon Edelson also was brewing, and it wasn’t long before the two friends ditched the kits for all-grain brewing, entered a few homebrewing contests, won some awards, and started to dream about the possibility of opening a craft brewery or microbrew pub. “We kind of looked at it as a project we’d work on while we held down our day jobs,” says Edelson, who was “making drugs” at AstraZeneca at the time. “We knew we wanted to get into the brewing business, but weren’t sure if we just wanted to brew beer or open a brewpub and serve food as well.” Enter the third partner, Kevin Davies, a restaurant lifer who’d been running Columbus Inn since 1986. Xavier Teixido, at the time a partner in the 1492 Hospitality Group that owned Columbus Inn, had been a client of Finn’s family billboard business, and he knew something of the restaurant concept Finn and Edelson had in mind. Teixido suggested that they get together with Davies. “At the time, Delaware laws had just changed to allow brewery restaurants to open, so I considered that route,” Davies says. “Kevin and Mark didn’t have any restaurant experience, so Xavier recommended the three of us talk. Since I’d always been a food and service guy, the partnership made sense.” They quickly formed a partnership that capitalized on their individual knowledge and experience: Finn, with his MBA from the University of Delaware, would be the brains behind the business; Edelson, with his chemical engineering degree and brewing skills, would be in charge of the beer; and Davies, with his fine dining experience, would handle the food and service. Early in 1994, the three embarked on a two-year journey during which they wrote a business plan, secured funding, found a location for their dream, and quit their day jobs.

A hoME IN NEWARK It’s a little known fact that Finn, Edelson and Davies originally looked in Wilmington for a place to open their first restaurant. In fact, they strongly considered Market Street, including the space at 5th Street where World Cafe Live now sits, before turning their sights to Newark. “We looked long and hard in Wilmington, but just couldn’t find the right fit,” Finn says. “When we bumped into Richard Handloff, who owned a bunch of properties on Main Street, he told us about the new complex across from Klondike Kate’s, which is where we eventually settled.”


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When the doors swung open in November of 1996, it appeared that basing the Iron Hill operation out of Newark was the right move. Lines formed out the door and around the corner the first two weeks of business. “We were rockin’ from the first night through pretty much the holiday season in Newark that first year,” Davies says. “We were packed all the time, the three of us worked non-stop, and it was a lot of fun.” What surprised the owners the most was how much food they sold. Their pre-opening estimates for the first year put food at 60 percent of sales and alcohol at 40 percent, but the scale quickly tipped to the menu. “It was closer to two-to-one, actually,” Finn says. “I think we sold 70 percent food and 30 percent alcohol, which, in hindsight, is really a testament to Kevin [Davies] and how he designed the menu.” Soon Iron Hill became more and more focused on being a restaurant instead of just a brewpub, where “fresh beer and fresh food, served with the highest ww standards, ww would go hand in hand,” according to Davies. wwthe three Looking back, it’s difficult for owners to speculate on how different things would have been had theyww opened in Wilmington instead of Newark. Even the Riverfront location, which would open seven years later as the fourth restaurant after West Chester and Media, struggled at first. “I’d call it a bit of luck, karma and good timing,” Edelson says. “At the time, we felt like we were settling for Newark. But in retrospect, that was hardly the case. We were able to cater to a community at large and they really embraced us. I can’t imagine how different things would have been if we had opened in Wilmington first.” Davies believes it was the labor of love and their willingness to commit to their brand that made them successful. “We looked at Newark as underserved, in terms of the dining perspective, and we wanted to change that. Once we got in there, we stuck to our guns of only serving quality food and our beer. At one point, AnheuserBusch offered us, like, $50,000 to put Red Hook on tap. But we were committed to our plan and it worked out.”

CULINARY CoLLEGE Over the years, Iron Hill has served as something of a culinary college, ww spawning alumni who now run restaurants and bars in Trolley Square, Main Street, North Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach. ►


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Three of the more prominent alums include Eric Aber, owner of Home Grown Café in Newark, Mike Stiglitz, owner of Two Stones Pub in Newark, North Wilmington and Kennett Square, Pa., and Doug Frampton, owner of The Pig + Fish Restaurant Company in downtown Rehoboth and The Pickled Pig Pub, on Highway One just south of Lewes. Aber worked at Iron Hill Newark from 1997 to 1999 before opening Home Grown in 2000, and says that when his business was in its infancy he would often use the operational skills he learned at Iron Hill in his own restaurant. “Early on I used to cross-check myself and ask, ‘What would they do at the Hill?’ because they ran a really good ship, quite frankly,” Aber says. “From product rotation and preparation to freshness and cleanliness, all my training took place on the job. I learned a lot of methods and techniques there that could be applied to any cuisine.” Aber also feels Iron Hill brought an upscale concept to Newark, saying the owners “took a leap of faith” by aiming for the townspeople, rather than the college palate. “They opened that door for Newark, introducing a lot of house-made items on a menu with culinary relevance. When we opened, we did the same thing.” Stiglitz, who started with the company in 2003, helping to open Iron Hill’s Wilmington Riverfront location, says he knew how to cook, but never really knew how to make money as a chef. “I would not be doing what I’m doing today without my time and experience at Iron Hill,” Stiglitz says. “I learned that the protein in the center of the plate doesn’t have to cost a million bucks; that you can substitute something more reasonable, like say a pork porterhouse, for the more expensive T-bone,” Stiglitz says. “Coming from fine dining, ideas like that weren’t really even an option. Iron Hill allowed me use my fine dining flare, but at a price point that was more favorable to the clientele.” Stiglitz says the Iron Hill offerings also broadened the horizon in terms of what the chefs could do. “They were ahead of the curve on things like egg rolls and spring rolls on the appetizer menu, and would run dishes that were Asian, Southwestern, Creole, you name it. The feature sheets always allowed chefs to express themselves.” Frampton started at Iron Hill Newark in 2002, training to be the first general manager at the Wilmington location when it opened in 2003. He remembers being very impressed with the company’s structure right from the jump.


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“They were always big on the core culture of talking about quality craft beer and food, and that it was important every day to interact with guests on those topics,” Frampton says. “To see the way they trained the staff and how they got everyone to buy into their vision, for me, was a great experience.”

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MoRE HiLLS oN ThE HoRIZoN If opening 10 restaurants in three states over a span of 18 years sounds like a lot, how about opening 10 in just under six years? That’s the goal set forth by Iron Hill’s owners: 20 restaurants by the year 2020, with an Ardmore, Pa. location up next. “Early on, the three of us sat down and put a number up on the board, stating how many restaurants we thought we could open,” Finn says. “I was the only one who put the number 20 up on the board, and it looks like we’re going to get there by the end of the decade.” While Montgomery County in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey are options for Iron Hill, one has to wonder: why not more Delaware locations, since Iron Hill, geographically speaking, is a Delaware reference? “For the longest time, we were limited by Delaware law to only two restaurants in the state,” Davies says. “We just got that changed to three, and so we’re looking at other options. Rehoboth and Dover are certainly considerations, but we haven’t committed to either market yet.” Pennsylvania is unlimited, while New Jersey just raised its limitations from two locations to 10, according to Davies. If he were to have his way, Delaware would raise its number to 10, or even make it unlimited. “The fact that we make alcohol beverages is what restricts us, but honestly, we’re more of a restaurant than anything,” Davies says. “I’ve advocated for an unlimited number [of locations], because we’re not making beer on a mass scale or selling it offpremises. So we’ll see what happens.”

IRoN hILL BEER SoLD ELSEWhERE? One of the exclusive aspects of Iron Hill’s beers is that, aside from a special keg here or there, it’s nearly impossible to find them outside of an Iron Hill location. Even the to-go options, like the large format seasonal bottles and growlers, need to be purchased at an Iron Hill restaurant. “We’ve talked about the possibility of bottling or canning on a larger scale and making our beer available off-site,” Edelson says. “But the fact is we’re so focused on the restaurant portion of things that we’re not really looking to move in that direction. But as that market develops, if it can help our brand, we’ll certainly consider it.” Currently the canned craft beer market is bullish, with brands likes 21st Amendment, Six Point and Otter Creek growing in popularity. Iron Hill plans to get in on the canning party in July, selling a limited amount of their Mahalo, Apollo! in cans, according to Edelson. “People are going crazy for canned craft right now, so we’re doing a ‘Grill ‘n Chill’ promotion starting July 11; we’ll be selling cans of our American Pale Wheat beer and feature grilled items on the menu,” Edelson says. The canned version of Mahalo, Apollo! will be featured (price to be determined) at both Delaware Iron Hill locations until July 27 (or while supplies last). Check out www.ironhill.com for more information on the upcoming promotion.

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A Rewarding Routine Customers know they can depend on ‘small but mighty’ Benjamin’s on 10th By Krista Connor


att Casey’s alarm goes off every weekday morning at 3:15. Shortly after, he ventures through pre-dawn Wilmington and enters a small diner nestled on the ground floor of a downtown building that contains apartments and small businesses. With a few narrow booths and bar stools—all in cherry red vinyl—the place is faintly reminiscent of mini-skirts and The Twist. The whole package is unpretentious, modest—an atmosphere Benjamin’s on 10th has managed to maintain for four decades, despite changing ownership. Casey, the managing partner for the past 10 years, says it has always been one breakfast-lunch stop or another, and will continue to be as long as he’s in business. Prior to Benjamin’s, the establishment was called Tony’s Grill, and before that, in the ‘60s, The Little Drum. ► JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Benjamin’s features eclectic customer-favorite menu items such as cupcakes, chicken cheesesteaks and beach fries.

“Friendly and consistent, we’re like old shoes here,” says Casey. “You can come here during Christmastime and it looks exactly the same.” One of his first goals each day is to bake a few dozen cupcakes for the expected flow of customers, and most important, to be prepared for the moment the door opens at approximately 6:30 a.m. If he’s not ready, which is rare, he’s a little peeved, although it’s hard to imagine someone so jovial—big laugh, big smile—as anything but chipper. The morning prep is one of Casey’s favorite things about Benjamin’s, which he has run with his brother Tucker since they purchased it in 2004. The brothers got into the restaurant business in 2001, when they opened Casey’s River House in Elkton, Md. (They have since sold it). Matt Casey had the culinary know-how after graduating from Johnson and Wales University in Florida in 1995, and Tucker wanted to exercise his business skills. Tucker, now a division manager for Wilmington Downtown Visions, describes Matt as the fuel for the fire at Benjamin’s, while he himself stays on the back burner (“Yeah,” agrees Matt. “He comes in to eat pretty much, and that’s the most of it.”). Tucker’s reasoning is simple: “Ben’s is too small for the both of us.” The place seats 20 but feeds dozens more on-the-go, impressive for such a tiny eatery. Says Matt: “People always assume there’s more to the space than you see, like a storeroom or a prep area, but what you see is what we are.” This has earned Ben’s the description “small but mighty” from Matt’s wife, Chris Palmer-Casey.


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Matt calls his sole sidekick behind the counter, Daisy Harrison, “a character.” Harrison, who, despite being on her feet all day, has an interesting choice of footwear: six-inch heels. She’s been at Ben’s for as long as Matt, and he says that without her he’d have to hire at least four new employees. “If I lost her, the place wouldn’t be the same. People come just to see her.” The menu, however, is the main attraction. One of the top three customer favorites are $2 cupcakes, typically vanilla buttercream or chocolate, with the occasional red velvet thrown in. The other two top picks—the mainstay chicken cheesesteaks and beach fries—also keep people coming back. The beach fries are served only on Wednesdays (“Why not every day? Then it’s not special,” says Matt), and the 50 pounds of potatoes he slices up on those mornings are often gone within 45 minutes of the lunchtime rush. The menu also includes typical fare like burgers, sandwiches, bagels, and eggs in various styles. “It [Ben’s] has a very specific purpose: get off the bus or park your car and get your breakfast,” says Matt. “We’re consistent. Your omelet today is going to be exactly the same tomorrow.” The diner’s driving force of routine is perhaps something the clientele have subconsciously picked up on, because most customers return for breakfast or lunch, or both, day after day. “We’re part of their routine, part of people’s day. Our customer’s a daily customer,” says Matt. Some people have been stopping by for 10 years; others have even been regulars since Ben’s was run by the previous owner, Benjamin Veasey (the Benjamin). When it changed hands to the Caseys, those customers kept coming. Some of the most loyal patrons have a favorite menu item named in their honor: Jim’s Wrap, Big Johnny, The Chrissy. But Matt estimates that up to 90 percent of his customers order the exact same meal every day, so it’s impossible to include them all on the menu. “We see such a wide, vast array of people,” he says. “I’ll feed the head attorney of any number of law firms, then I’ll also serve the guy who’s looking for a job anywhere, for anything. Almost like a bus station. “I like knowing they’re going to come back tomorrow because they had a good meal, and that at the end of the day, we did a good job. And if we weren’t here, people would wonder where we are. That’s a good feeling.” Benjamin’s is open Monday-Friday until 2:30 p.m. It is located at 204 W. 10th St., Wilmington.




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21. Chase Center on the Riverfront, CENTERONTHERIVERFRONT.COM 22. Dravo Plaza & Dock 23. Shipyard Center Planet Fitness, PLANETFITNESS.COM 24. Timothy’s Restaurant, TIMOTHYSONTHERIVERFRONT.COM Molly’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, MOLLYSICECREAM.COM Ubon Thai Restaurant 25. Wilmington Rowing Center, WILMINGTONROWING.ORG 26. Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge/ DuPont Environmental Education Center, DUPONTEEC.ORG

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27 DART Park-n-Ride Lot 28. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM 29: CrossFit Riverfront, CFRIVERFRONT.COM 30: The Residences at Harlan Flats, HARLANFLATS.THERESIDENCES.NET 31: Stratosphere Trampoline Park, WILMINGTONTRAMPOLINEPARK.COM 32: The Westin Wilmington, WESTINWILMINGTON.COM

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NEW TO THE WESTIN WILMINGTON 818 Shipyard Drive (302) 654-2900 With each of its 180 guest rooms and suites, The Westin Wilmington allows impressive views from the heart of the city’s recently revitalized riverfront district. The hotel and the adjacent Chase Center on the Riverfront offer a combined 92,000 square feet of space for business and social functions. Its stateof-the-art legal center serves law firms needing secure space while trying cases in Wilmington.

RIVER ROCK KITCHEN 818 Shipyard Drive (302) 397-5518 With a menu drawing inspiration from the region and consisting of locally sourced meats and produce, the River Rock Kitchen evolves with the seasons and delivers a unique dining experience every time. Adjacent to The Westin Wilmington hotel, River Rock Kitchen is a multioccasion gathering place for a power breakfast, lunch with business associates or friends, and socializing over drinks and dinner. Private dining is available for groups up to 18, as well as larger private tastings and receptions, as available.


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STRATOSPHERE TRAMPOLINE PARK 510 Justison Street (302) 397-8142 As the FIRST indoor trampoline park in Delaware, Stratosphere offers a 25,000 square foot facility to defy gravity. Test your skills amongst the 12,000 square feet of our grid-padded, steel-enforced trampolines. Attractions include our main area, a dodgeball arena, the hubble bubble, an arcade and other fun and games. Whether with family, friends, or company associates, discover why Stratosphere is the ideal place to get healthy and stay happy.

COMING SOON: HARLAN FLATS harlanflats.theresidences.net Whether it is high end finishes, your own personal vacation spot at the pool or the incredible view from your apartment, at The Residences at Harlan Flats you can expect the unexpected. This is not simply an apartment community, it is a lifestyle. Catch a flick at the IMAX theater, enjoy dinner on Iron Hill’s patio and then dance the night away at Firestone or Kooma. Or if you prefer, enjoy a night in. Play some pool in the club room, run a couple miles in the gym or catch up on some work in the business center. Now Leasing for Fall of 2014!

COMING SOON: MINIATURE GOLF! Fun seekers look for a 18-hole miniature golf course to be open this summer on the back deck of the Delaware Children’s Museum! The miniature golf course design will complement the lush landscaping already found along the Riverwalk, and will incorporate other Riverwalk elements, such as the Tom Burke birdhouses. The RDC has contracted with Harris Miniature Golf Courses Inc. based in Wildwood, New Jersey, to design and construct the course. Harris Miniature Golf has over 50 years of experience and is known as an expert in the field, nationally and internationally. JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Ongoing Events Family Night on the River Taxi

FAMILY NIGHT 7/2/2013, 5pm/6pm/7pm Bring the kidsTAXI down to the Riverfront ON THE RIVER every Tuesday and Thursday night in June, July & August for a 45 minute ride

TUESDAYS THURSDAYS THROUGH on&the Christina River. $15 AUGUST per family of

4. Receive a coupon for 10% off at Molly’s

Cream + Deli after your ride!for a 45 minute ride on the Bring theIce kids down to the Riverfront riverfrontwilm.com Christina River. $15 per family of 4. Receive a coupon for 10% off at Plaza Dock Molly’s IceDravo Cream + Deli after your ride! riverfrontwilm.com Dravo Plaza Dock

WEDNESDAYS ON THE WATER WINE CRUISE WEDNESDAYS THROUGH AUGUST 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 JULY AND AUGUST 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

$5 FRIDAYS AFTER 5 AT THE DELAWARE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM 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 Childrens Museum


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ART ON THE TOWN 1st Friday of Every Month 5:00pm

On the Town

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. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. * Please note: Some calendar exceptions apply when First Friday falls on a holiday weekend. TheDCCA.org Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts




Blue Rocks vs. Salem Red Sox July 11-14

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. wilmingtonriverboat.com Iron Hill Brewery

Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals July 1-3

Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats July 19-21 Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash July 25-27 Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys August 1-3 Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach August 5-6


Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys August 12-14


Blue Rocks vs. Salem Red Sox August 30-September 1

Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash August 15-17 Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals August 26-29


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Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market: 10am-2pm

Delaware Art Museum

Rodney Square

Wednesdays on the Water (Wine Tasting Cruises): 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm

2301 Kentmere Pkwy. • 302.571.9590

11th & N. Market Streets 302.425.4200

Justison Street Docks • 302.425.4890



Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series: 6:30pm 800 Carr Road • 302.761.6965

Dravo Plaza



Family Hop-py Hour: 10am-3pm Stratosphere Trampoline Park 510 Justison Street • 302.397.8142



City of Wilmington Fourth of July Celebration

4th &



Telescope Nights Woodside Farm Creamery 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park


IN the Square Summer Lunchtime Concert Series: 12pm Rodney Square • 302.576.2100 11th & N. Market Streets

Rosa Parks Drive • 302.576.2100




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WXPN welcomes New Sweden’s EP Release w/ Commonwealth Choir & Levee Drivers: 8pm

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet

Sandra Bernhard: 8pm

World Cafe Live at The Queen

Rockwood Park • 302.415.3373

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

4651 Washington Street Extension

World Cafe Live at The Queen



Gable Music presents The Ladybug Music Festival: 5pm-10pm 2nd & LOMA • 302.655.0124

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

200 Block of N. Market Street




26th &



Breakfast with the Beasts: 8:45am

Shady Grove Music Festival: 12pm-8pm

PA Guild Fine Craft Fair

Brandywine Zoo

Arden Shady Grove

815 Justison Street • 717.431.8706

1001 N. Park Drive • 302.571.7747

2126 The Highway • 302.475.3126



Chase Center of the Riverfront



Run River North with The Lighthouse and The Whaler: 7pm live @ the baby grand 818 N. Market Street • 800.37.GRAND

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ART IS IN: Exhibits Opening & Closing this Month #inWilm

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

• Performance Now Jul 12 - Sept 21

Unsung Hearos Open Stage 7pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590 ª

• Mark Stockton’s Making Weight thru Jul 20 • Daniel Cutrone’s Objects of Desire thru Jul 6

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts


Classical Revolution Delaware 5pm • World Cafe

Delaware Art Museum

ART IS IN: Exhibits Opening & Closing this Delaware MonthCenter #inWilm for the Contemporary Arts • John Moran’s American Idols Jul 5 - Oct 26 • Margery Amdur’s Abundance Jul 18 thru Nov 23

200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Erica Loustau’s Exodus: Canaries Fleeing the Coal Mine The Station Gallery thru Jun 15 • Summer Group Show (& Framing Sale!) Jul 1-31 3922 Kennett Pike • 302.654.8638ª

Kirk Kirkpatrick’s One Good Turn, LLC Jun Tuesday, July 51 - Jul 25

Ha Ha Tonka 8pm • live @ the baby grand

Wednesday, July 9th

818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

Sweet Loretta Fat (AKA Fooling April)... As thThe Beatles 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen

Saturday, June 7

Children’s Museum • 550 J

Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets

Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

National Trails Day: Brandywine Creek River Sunday, July 20 Thursday, July 10 Wednesd Clean-Up 9:30am • 41 Adams Dam Rd. • 302.655.5740 Summer Photography Hike w/ Lynn McDowell La Santa Cecilia

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400



9am • Blue Ball Barn • 1914 West Park Dr. • 302.577.1164

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Night Bugs 1pm • Bellevue State Park

Friday, July 11 Aviation Adventures: Crazy Kites 10am & 3pm

800 Carr Road • 302.761.6963


Monday, July 21st

thru Jun 8 • DCM • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Art is Tasty: Dale Chihuly’s Persian Window

12pm • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

DCM Open Studio 00 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466 ª

thru Jul 31 • Delaware Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Sticky Solutions 11am & 2pm thru Jul 6 • Delaware

Mezzanine Gallery Summer IN the Parks

Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

weekdays 9:30am & 12pm thru Aug 15 • Various locations #inWilm • 302.658.7897

Linda Harris Reynolds’ Fazes June 6 - Jun 27 I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice

Cream Story Time Tuesdays 1pm • Woodside Farm Creamery •ª1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847

01 Stone Block Row • 302.652.0271 ª

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

Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals The Station Gallery

7:05pm thru Jun 3 • Frawley Stadium • 801 Shipyard Dr. • 302.777.5772

New Work by Lynne LockhartWednesday, July 2 & Kirk McBride Jun 6-28 nd

Trapt w/ Righteous Vendetta, Shallow Side & Leaving Eden 8pm • World Cafe Live at The

922 Kennett Pike • 302.654.8638ª

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

“Bluebird at the Queen” w/ Laura Cheadle, Patty Blee, Sol Knopf st & Chuck Schaeffer 8pm

Sunday, June 1

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Thursday, July 3rd

Time Fashion Meets Story Science thru Jul 28 • Hagley

Thursdays 10:30am • Brandywine Zoo 1001 North Park Drive • 302.571.7747

Museum & Library • 200 Hagley Rd.ª• 302.658.2400 Tai Chi IN the Park Thursdays 11:30am •ªBrandywine Park • 1001 North Park Drive • 302.577.7020

Out & About’s Musikarmageddon Thursdays 9pm

Costumes of Downton Abbey thru Jan 4

Kelly’s Logan House • 1701 Delaware Ave. 302.652.9493

Friday, July 4th

Winterthur • 5105 Kennett Pikeª• 800.448.3883

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel 10am, 3pm & 6pm &

Jul 5 9:30am • Dravo Plaza • Justison St. • 302.429.7447

DCM SpeedwayGlory thruofJunStories 29 • Delaware Children’s Fridays 10:30am • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 Saturday, July 5 th

Creek Hike 10am • Brandywine Creek State Park

Million Dollar Quartet 2pm Sunday, July 6 41 Adams Dam Rd • 302.577.3534


DuPont Theatre • 11th & Market Streets • 302.656.4401 Rockford Tower Openings Sundays 1pm Rockford Park • 2000 Lookout Drive • 302.739.9220

Bellevue State Park Sunday Summer Summer Camp: Art Under the Microscope: Combining Art & Science Concerts Sundays 6:30pm •ª800 Carr Rd. • 302.761.6965 Monday, July 7th

thru Jul 11 • DCCA 200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Rockford Tower Free Summer Concert: Kwesi K. 6:30pm • 2000 Lookout Drive • 302.222.7436

Carter Hulsey, Heavy Lights & Widow Maker Tuesday, July 8 Social Club 7:30pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen Art is Tasty: Dale Chihuly’s Persian Window th

12pm • Delaware Art Museum 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Bubble-ometry 11am & 2pm thru Jul 13 • Delaware

Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

DCCA • 200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Sunday, June 8th

Rockford Tower Concerts: Chapel Street Junction 6:30pm • 2000 Lookout Dr. • 302.222.7436

Lunchtime Live: Gordon Vincent 12-2pm • World

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

Live at The Queen • 500 N

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival DIY Slime! June 15th •Red 901 N. DuPont St. • 302.421.2790 Bluethru Rocks vs. Salem Sox Wednesday, July 23 Tuesday, July 22nd

Art on the Town 5-9pm

11am & 2pm thru Jul 27 • Delaware Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Various Locations #inWilm • 302.576.2100

7:05pm thru Jul 13 • Frawley Stadium • 801 Shipyard Dr. • 302.777.5772

Bootless Stageworks’ Musical of the Living Dead Fridays & Saturdays 8pm thru Jul 19

World Cafe Live prese

INtroduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

Off the Record w/ Kevin and Joe Jonas 7pm

& Jul 30 - 6pm, Jul 26 - 9:30am • Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

OperaDelaware Studios • 4 S. Poplar St. • 302.571.9590

The Grand • 818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

The Full Effect Show Band 9pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Willingtown Square • 500 B

Thursday, July 24th

The Chairmen Dances 8pm • World Cafe Live at

Saturday, July 12th

Peace, Love & Poetry

The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Jesse Cook 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen Friday, July 25

Family Program: Art IN the Ark - Point, Click Zoo


8:30am • Brandywine Zoo • 1001 N. Park Dr. • 302.571.7747

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

11th & N. Market Streets • 302..576.2100

Jessie’s Girl Back to the 80’s Show 8pm • World

Tuesday, June 10

The Machine performs Pink Floyd 7pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

at The Queen • 500 N. Mar

Big Skull 12pm-1:30pm • Rodney Square

Try Science: Be a Food Scientist

11am & 2pm thru Jul 13 • Delaware Children’s Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340



thCafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 Saturday, July 26



Renee Scott 9pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen

Nadjah Nicole & Edn

Stone, Black Dog Alley & More 7pm • World Cafe

Day Trip: Maryland Piedmont Gardens 7:30am Megan Jean and the KFB Monday, July 14

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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

Live at The Queen • 500 N 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 TheDCH •ª1810 North Dupont Street • 302.658.6262 Summer Camp: Ordinary Object, th

Sunday, July 27th

Extraordinary Art: Exploring Sculpture thru Jul 18

DCCA • 200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Sunday Studio Series DCM’s Open Studio: Artsy Adventures

12:30pm • Delaware Art Museum • 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Rockford Tower Free Summer Concert: Runaway Train 6:30pm • 2000 Lookout Drive • 302.222.7436

10am-3pm thru Jun 15ª• 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340 Monday, July 28


Hannah Georgas 8pm • World Cafe Live at The


Annual Youth Fishin

Summer Camp: Me, My Selfie, and I: Contemporary Portraits thru Aug 5

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Bellevue State Park • 800 C

Tuesday, July 15 Solar Power 11am & 2pm thru Jun 15 • Delaware th

DCCA • 200 S. Madison Street • 302.656.6466

Surging Soap 11am & thru Jul 20 • Delaware Children’s Museum • 550 Justison St. • 302.654.2340

Rockford Tower Concerts: The Splashing Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340 Pearls 6:30pm • 2000 Lookout Drive • 302.222.7436

Tuesday, July 29th

Wednesday, July 16th

INternational Tiger Day “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!” Story Time Tuesdays 1pm •Oobleck! Woodside Farm Hump Nite w/ The Sermon!

Intro to Backyard Co

Brandywine Creek State Pa 41 Adams Dam Rd. • 302.57

$2 Night 5-7pm • Delaware Children’s Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

• Brandywine Zoo • 1001 North Park Drive • 302.571.7747

7-10pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

11am & 2pm thru Aug 3 • Delaware Children’s Museum • 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Creamery • 1310 Little Baltimore Rd. • 302.239.9847 Buckwheat Zydeco 7:30pm • World Cafe Live Wilmington City Gard Thursday, July 17th

at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

3pm • TheDCH • 1810 Nort

The Yeti - Free Deltron 3030 Preparty 5pm • World

Wednesday, July 30 th Wednesday, June 11Bourbon & Burgers


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

Family Fun Night 6pm • Brandywine Zoo

6pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Summer Solstice Labr

1001 North Park Drive • 302.571.7747

Fourth Marching Band w/ Zach Deputy 7th Annual Wilmington FalconMarch Watch Art Museum 2301 Kentmere

Deltron 3030 with Kid Koala 8pm • World Cafe

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

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

4pm-7pmFriday, July 18 • City Center Parking Garage - Rooftop Deck Thursday, July 31 Grand Adventures: Kitchen Chemistry 11th & Tatnall Streets • 302.576.2100 Bonerama w/ Quincy The Porkroll Project 5-7pm • Willingtown Square 10am thru Jul 19 • Delaware Children’s Museum th


500 Block of N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Tauk and Big Something The Unsung Hearos Open Stage 7pm • World

Reason Why 8pm • Wor

8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Woz Electric Jazz 12pm-1:30pm • Rodney Square

500 N. Market St. • 302.99 Roomful of Blues w/ The Porkroll Project Cafe Live at The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400 8pm • World Cafe Live at The Queen

11th & N. Market Streets • 302..576.2100

Owl Prowls 7:30pm • Brandywine Creek State Park 41 Adams Dam Rd. • 302.577.3534

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Thursday, June 12

Sun Shadows 11am & 2pm thru Jun 8 • Delaware

Blue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats 7:05pm thru

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550 Justison Street • 302.6

Hump Nite! w/ The Se

Tilting Windmills 12pm-1:30pm • Rodney Square 11th & N. Market Streets • 302..576.2100

Tuesday, June 3


$2 Night 5pm • Delawa

Summer Camp: Off the Grid: Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing thru Jul 25


Fashion Meets Science thru Jul 28 • Hagley Magnum Opus: The Museum & Library • 200 Hagley Rd.ª• 302.658.2400 Alchemical Process in Art thru Jun 8 Costumes of Downton Abbey thru Jan 4 Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition thru Jun 15 Winterthur • 5105 Kennett Pikeª• 800.448.3883

Solar Camera 10am &

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Solar Camera 10am & 2pm thru Jun 22 • Delaware


Jun 15 • Frawley Stadium • 801 Shipyard Dr. • 302.777.5772


Bellevue Hall Tour 1p

Bellevue State Park • 800 C 6/23/14 9:52 AM

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The High Road by Bryan Davis




SECOND FRIDAY, JULY 11 5 - 9 p.m. artloopwilm.org











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On the Town

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

Be Sill by Nick McNevich

Beauty Is The Beast by Pamela Slaton

Film Brothers Movie Co-op 205 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.559.2324 filmbrothers.com

Start It Up Delaware 605 N. Market Street, 2nd Floor Wilmington, DE 302.766.4359 startitupde.com

She Has A Secret, group show. A compilation of artwork that depicts the natural beauty of feminine energy in a way that plays with boundaries, challenges visual perception, and captures the colors of thought. It also expresses a woman’s timeless and mysterious nature through her many facial expressions and body movements. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view by appointment through Jul 31.

Garden Stamped, DesignMix Delaware. Local designers created these playful graphic pattern explorations using potatoes, carrots, and celery as stamps. Optional workshop from 7:30–8:30 p.m. to make your own Garden Stamped prints for $10. Workshop taught by Jackalope Heart and Juniper & Dash. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Jul 30.

Bloomsberry Flowers 207 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE 302.654.4422 bloomsberryflowers.com

Chris White Gallery 701 N. Shipley Street Wilmington, DE 302.290.0330

Ghost of Time, Nick McNevich. A self-taught photographer who puts your imagination to work by manipulating and playing with time and light in his photographs. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Happy People, paintings by Mamay Eno-Orez. A showcase of the beauty which is found the art, fashion and landscapes of long existing cultures. A sense of community and love that transcends all. Art Loop reception 6 – 9 p.m. On view by appointment through Jul 25.


Happy People by Mamay Eno-Orez

Zaikka Indian Grill 209 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE Zaikka.com

Mezzanine Gallery 820 N. French Street Wilmington, DE artsdel.org

Beauty Is The Beast, Pamela Sue Slaton. Drawing from her experiences as a pet portrait artist and animal advocate, Pamela has created a menagerie of stunning creatures rendered in several different mediums as her art depicts the beauty she sees in every living thing; from companion animals to regal elephants to the misunderstood crow and raven. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. through Jul 31.

New Work, Bryan Davis. A selection of new work by Bryan Davis. Art Loop reception 5 – 8 p.m. On view Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Jul 25.


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Potato Burst Stamps on Muslin by Jackalope Heart

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Theatre N at Nemours


PRICES: $8 | adults $6 | senior/students 302.576.2565 Monday - Friday

1007 N. Orange Street Wilmington, DE 19801

302.571.4075 Nights & Weekends theatren.org A HARD DAY’S NIGHT NR | 87 Minutes | July 4-6 Fri 2 | Sat 2 & 8 | Sun 2

The Beatles—the world’s most famous rock and roll band—travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul’s unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.

NR | 115 Minutes | July 18-20 Fri 1 & 7 | Sat 4 & 10 | Sun 1 & 7 Italian with English subtitles

A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.



The year is 1985. Rad Miracle is a shy, 13-year-old white kid obsessed with two things: Ping-Pong and hip-hop. During his family’s annual summer vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, Rad makes a new best friend, experiences his first real crush, becomes the target of rich, racist local bullies, and finds an unexpected mentor in his outcast next-door.

A comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher, played by Bryan Greenberg, who visits his ailing parents in Florida.



Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful cultivated existence.

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert.



Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band—despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

A 40-year-old father of two still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves from Paris to New York, he can’t bear them growing up far away from him so he decides to move there as well.

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Dear Neighbors and Friends,

There are many diverse aspects of Wilmington’s greatness and potential. The combination of our location on the Eastern seaboard, our early history, our cultural mix and our evolution as a business center create a backdrop for the most important aspect of our greatness: ourselves, our neighbors, our people. Without the thousands of personalities and passions that contribute to this City, all else would crumble. Mrs. Genny Pitts is one such Wilmington personality, whose interests and passions have made a mark on those who live and work here. Please read about Mrs. Pitts and the history of The Peoples Festival 4Peace-Tribute to Bob Marley, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. Sincerely,

Dennis P. Williams Mayor

The Marley-Pitts Legacy Lives on in The Peoples Festival Since 1994, The Peoples Festival 4Peace & Tribute to Bob Marley has welcomed close to 100,000 families from around the country in unity to the first place outside of Jamaica that Bob Marley ever called home: Wilmington, Delaware. Marley’s now late mother, Wilmington resident Cedella Marley Booker – affectionately known as “Mama B,” asked close family friends, married couple Ibis and Genny Pitts, to bring the first Tribute to Bob Marley to Wilmington, just blocks from the legendary singer’s Wilmington home. Since that time, the event has grown from the 1995 Peoples Festival in the parking lot of Frawley Stadium, to this year’s 20th Anniversary of the Festival in Tubman Garrett Park at the Riverfront. In years past, the Festival was sponsored by local businesses and through donations, today’s Festival is presented by Delaware non-profit One Village Alliance, whose mission is to foster peace, love and unity through and arts education, in the spirit of the legendary Bob Marley. According to Festival founder, Genny Pitts, the Festival is a gathering where peace and unity can be fostered between neighbors through the common language of music and under the umbrella of the message of Bob Marley. “Artists from across the International Music genre have come to Wilmington over the past 20 years of the Festival and Tribute. We feel pride in emphasizing that a great world talent with a beautiful message in his music felt that Wilmington was a good place to call home, work and hone his craft while raising his family,” she says. Among notable guests of the Festival have been Ritchie Havens, KRS One, Toots & the Maytals, and Stephen and Julian Marley. Performances have also included dance from troupes at Christina Cultural Arts Center and Delaware’s Caribbean Organization and demonstrations by Wilmington’s African Drum Group. “In recent years, the Festival has really emphasized providing opportunities for new and up and coming Delaware artists to showcase their work and gain exposure to the World Music scene.” A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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The Peoples Festival will take place at Tubman-Garret Riverfront Park. Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park serves as a gathering place “where the city formally meets the river.” Riverfront Park is adjacent to the Market Street Bridge is ideal for the day’s planned activities and performances. This year’s festivities will feature two stages and feature the legendary reggae bands Third World an I-Octane and will be guest hosted by Mutabaruka. The event will also include amazing food, a Children’s Village where youth can take part in youth-centered activities and a Peace Pavilion where local organizations active in peace work and human services and supports will provide information on health and wellness, combating violence and impacting communities through volunteerism. Genny Pitts has made the work of the Marley family her own, over the years. She has close relationships with the family, stemming back to 1975. It was then that the Marleys frequented Mr. Godfrey Pitts’ Afrocentric store, known as the “Ibis Shop” in downtown Wilmington. The families became very close friends and the Pitts eventually began travelling with the Marleys and became mainstays in their work and music. “I can remember the important work we did in Jamaica when I managed the Bob Marley Foundation,” Mrs. Pitts remembers. Unfortunately, Mr. Pitts passed away last summer. This will be the first Festival Mrs. Pitts will put on without him. “It has been hard, but when we are all together, his presence will be felt. This work is our shared mission.” The Peoples Festival 4Peace – Tribute to Bob Marley will be held at Tubman-Garrett Park at the Wilmington Riverfront on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gates open from 12 noon – 10 pm. For more information, visit: www.peoplesfestival.com. JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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The City of Wilmington and Wilmington Sister Cities Welcomed A Royal Delegation from Nigeria The City of Wilmington and Wilmington Sister Cities welcomed the Royal Delegation from Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, from May 19 to May 23, 2014. The purpose of the visit was, primarily, to strengthen the decade-old sister cities partnership. The specific objectives were: (1) To explore the potential for a sister school exchange program between a Wilmington school and a similar school in Osogbo; (2) To discuss the feasibility of a business, tourism, and trade exchange program; and (3) To provide a progress report on the Osogbo water borehole project, sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through Sister Cities International and Wilmington Sister Cities in 2011. The fifteen-member delegation consisted of His Royal Majesty Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooye II (Ataoja of Osogbo), Olori Jelilat Oyetunji, two Local Government Chairmen (Mayors), and representatives of Osogbo business, education, culture, and tourism sectors. As part of their itinerary, the delegation visited three schools (The Charter School of Wilmington, Kuumba Academy, and Wilmington Friends School) as well as a cocoa processing factory. They held meetings with the World Trade Center Delaware, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, Sister Cities of Wilmington, and the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau. A luncheon sponsored by the Mayor’s Office and a reception and recognition ceremony sponsored by Wilmington City Council were also held in their honor. The grand finale of the visit was a community reception at the Baby Grand, sponsored by Wilmington Sister Cities and featuring an inspiring performance by the Wilmington Children’s Chorus. His Royal Majesty and the entire delegation were very impressed with the itinerary, excellent organization, and warm hospitality extended to them. Speaking on behalf of the delegation, 62 JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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His Royal Majesty stated that with, what they have witnessed and experienced during the visit, the future of the partnership looks brighter than ever. “We are returning home with much hope, renewed energy and commitment to this partnership,” he stated. The City of Wilmington and Sister Cities of Wilmington, Inc. wish to thank our partnering organizations who helped to make the visit successful. Their commitment reflects the type of collaborative spirit that should exists within our Wilmington community: • Delaware International Trade Office • Downtown Doubletree Hotel • Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau • Kuumba Academy • Office of the Mayor – City of Wilmington • Office of City Council – City of Wilmington • The Charter School of Wilmington • The Grand Opera House • United Cocoa Processors, Inc. • Wilmington Children’s Chorus/City Fest, Inc. • Wilmington Friends School • World Café Live - Wilmington • World Trade Center Delaware The City of Wilmington is rapidly taking on the attributes of a “World Class” city, thereby laying the foundation for future growth and prosperity. Cities that recognize the interdependent world in which we now live and are able to respond to the challenges of globalization will remain competitive and prosperous in years to come. — Tunde Durosomo, Mayor’s Office of Economic Development A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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Use your Cell Phone to Make A Difference! Statistics show that over 90% of Americans use a Smart Phone. The City of Wilmington has been working to incorporate the use of cell-phone technology into methods of communication and accountability with City residents and people who come to the City to work and play. Report It/Resolve It provides residents of the City of Wilmington, Delaware with a free and simple way to report and resolve civic issues such as poor road conditions and water issues. Use your Smartphone to help build a better city! Report It/Resolve It provides residents of the City of Wilmington, Delaware with a free and simple way to report and resolve civic issues such as poor road conditions and water issues. Use your Smartphone to help build a better city! Report It, Resolve It is a real time mobile and civic engagement platform. The mobile service provides a simple and intuitive system to empower residents to identify civic issues impacting public safety, quality of life and environmental issues that can be addressed by the City’s Department of Public Works. The system also provides the City of Wilmington to be responsive, save money and improve accountability while using cutting edge technology.

By using the system, City of Wilmington residents take part in actively identifying and reporting non-emergency Public Works issues in the community, such as sewer, street and transportation related issues directly to the City. For example, if trash was missed or streets need cleaning or a pothole has gotten dangerous, residents can take a picture or video and send it as the origin of a report directly to Public Works. City of Wilmington water customers may also use the system to report water related issues to the City. The system is easy to use. In addition to having the option to upload a photo or video of the concern, all requests require the reporter to provide the geographic location of the issue on a map. Upon successful submission of the request, the user will receive an email confirmation and each request will be provided a unique tracking number and service request number. With these numbers, the user can track the request. There is also the option to list a phone number and the Department of Public Works will call the customer, personally.

For mobile use, please download the ReportIt ResolveIt app for your device by following these steps: 1. Go to your mobile device’s app store and search for “ReportIt ResolveIt.” The app is free! 2. Install and open the app. 3. Click Start a New Request and follow the steps to submit your request. 4. Check the status of a submitted request by clicking Find Existing Request(s) and provide the required information. • For website assistance, please refer to the user guide. A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE

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Text Services Offered by WPD

The City of Wilmington’s Police Department is now using Nixle to send important and timely safety information to those who live, work and attend school in the City. Nixle allows the Police Department to communicate directly with the public via various phone and internet channels. Using one platform, the WPD can be send messages to cell lines and land lines, and via text message, web message and email, all at one time. Messages range from urgent emergency and crime alerts to day-to-day information such as traffic advisories and public safety announcements. In order to receive WPD alerts via text message, simply register at nixle.com, or text your zip code to 888777. There is no cost to sign up. Nixle is also a tool the Wilmington Police Department is using to engage residents in a completely anonymous tipping. Here’s how to anonymously tip, using your cell phone: To Send Anonymous Texts: 1. NO REGISTRATION OR SIGN-UP REQUIRED TO TIP 2. Text the words “Tip Wilmington” in front of your anonymous tip – VERY IMPORTANT 3. Continue with your text tip in the spaces after the opening phrase 4. Send your text tip to 888777 To Receive Text Updates:

Each anonymous tip is sent through a national network of servers that encrypt and erase origin data before bouncing the message to WPD. Your contact information is completely anonymous to both Nixle and the WPD. Nixle’s technology is so effective; your contact number is ‘washed’ from your message. Citizens can even have an anonymous conversation with the WPD about their tip. In such an example, information will be entirely anonymous to both parties. “The anonymous text tipping feature is not a replacement for emergency services. Citizens who need immediate assistance should still call 9-1-1 first,” explained Cpl. Mark Ivey, who serves as a Public Information Officer for the Department. “Instead, this feature can be used by citizens who want to help, but until now, have not had a way to do so completely anonymously.” Corporal Ivey and the WPD have been publicizing the Nixle alert and tipping systems via social media, You Tube, billboards, local news and by attending civic association meetings all over the City. “ Based on its success in other cities like ours, we believe the features of the Nixle system opens another pathway of communication between the WPD and the people of Wilmington, “ says Ivey. The use of this type of cutting edge technology will, both, provide a resource to engage citizens in problem-solving, and create a tool by which the WPD can be more accountable to the public for solving crimes.

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Kelly Holleger, Jessica Parks, and Meredith and Marc Dempsey enjoy a libation at Catherine Rooney’s during last year’s event.

CULINARY ARTS MEET BREWING SCIENCE 11th annual Newark Food & Brew Festival set for July 26


ohn Holmes first experienced the Downtown Newark Food & Brew Festival in 2006, when he was the doorman at Home Grown Café. Now, as general manager of that Main Street mainstay, Holmes says the festival has evolved “from a small event for a niche group of people to a very busy event.” Now in its 11th year, the festival is all about celebrating the relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences. Out & About Magazine and Downtown Newark Partnership will host this summer tradition on Saturday, July 26, from 2-9 p.m. It will showcase more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from 17 of Newark’s restaurants. Beers include Victory, Dogfish Head and Troegs. Participating restaurants include 16 Mile Taphouse, Ali Baba and Home Grown Café. “I think most of the increase in [Food & Brew] popularity is due to craft beer becoming so popular over the last five to 10 years and the explosion of microbreweries in the United States,” say Holmes. “There are so many great brews available in Delaware now.” Unlike most beer festivals, this event takes place inside the restaurants. Guests travel from restaurant to restaurant to sample the featured brews and tasty dishes designed to spotlight the brews at that particular establishment. Tickets are not required, and this is a pay-asyou-go event – just don’t forget your wallet and ID for beer tastings.

The first 2,500 guests will receive a Food & Brew Fest 11 commemorative 5 oz.-tasting mug. The mugs also are available at all participating restaurants and at the information booths. Guests may sample one of the restaurant’s featured brews for $1. A day-of-event program will be available at restaurants and information booths on the Academy Lawn and at The Greene Turtle at the intersection of South Main St. and Veterans Lane. Strolling musicians and balloon decorations will line the street, keeping crowds in a festive spirit. O&A Magazine is hosting a root beer tasting stand for kids on the Academy Lawn until 6 p.m. or until supplies run out. “I’m looking forward to this year’s event being bigger and better than ever,” says Holmes. The menu and details are posted on the website, www. newarkfoodandbrewfest.com. Municipal parking lots are conveniently located throughout downtown, and the University of Delaware’s Trabant Center parking garage also will have spaces available. A complimentary air-conditioned shuttle will run from 4 – 8:30 p.m. to take guests to stops near the participating restaurants. —O&A


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Come Try Our Seasonal Craft Beers Over 22 Beers on Tap at the Polly Drummond and Peoples Plaza Locations!

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SUDS WORTH SIPPING A few brews we think you may enjoy NEW BELGIUM SUMMER HELLES LAGER Light, golden and drinkable with subtle pops of malt, citrus and herbs, New Belgium’s Munich-style lager is the quintessential summer beer—perfect for a warm July evening. —Matt Amis, Contributing Writer

VICTORY SUMMER LOVE ALE I recently embarked upon a quest to create a list of delicious but low-ABV beers. The truth is I just can’t hang like I used to, but I don’t think that means I should have to give up flavor and quality. Victory Summer Love is high on that list. It’s floral and citrusy with just the right amount of hoppy bitterness, has a nice, clean finish and weighs in at a reasonable 5.2 percent ABV. It’s my go-to beer this summer. — Marie Graham Poot, Director of Sales

DOGFISH HEAD RED & WHITE I recently tried this brew on a visit to Oddity Bar in Wilmington. Red & White is a Belgian-style witbier, brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with pinot noir juice. I’m not necessarily a beer girl, but this one’s got a nice fruity nose and taste...and it has wine parts. Dogfish recommends pairing it with grilled red meat, meatballs, or Manchego cheese. Sounds good to me. Did I mention that this beer has wine parts? — Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, Contributing Writer

OSKAR BLUES DALE’S PALE ALE Can beer hasn’t been my thing since my softball-playing days of the ‘80s, but Oskar Blues has changed that. Plus, cans really are more convenient in the summer. The Colorado brewery’s Dale’s Pale Ale is my current warm-weather brew of choice. An American Pale Ale with a manageable 6.5 percent ABV, Dale’s has a nice caramel malt taste to open and the bitterness at the end is just right. Great after a good workout on a hot day. — Jerry duPhily, Publisher

16 MILE TILLER BROWN ALE This 16 Mile brew is rich and smooth, brimming with chocolate and coffee flavoring. The color is deep brown with notes of caramel and roasted malt. It’s delicious. —Krista Connor, Contributing Writer


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NEW BELGIUM LA FOLIE SOUR BROWN ALE Dark red in color yet deceptively light in taste, La Folie offers something different for beer lovers this summer: an almost thirst-quenching tartness. Crack open a bottle and enjoy flavors of berries, green apple, and citrus followed by a mild vinegar bite. It’s a nice way to reawaken your taste buds between other more session-able brews. — Jim Miller, Director of Publications

FLYING DOG DEAD RISE OLD BAY SUMMER ALE That’s right, Old Bay beer! You wouldn’t think that the two could be paired, but you’d be wrong. This Flying Dog Brewery beer is light, citrusy and refreshing, perfect on a hot Eastern Shore day. The overall Old Bay taste is minimal so as not to overpower the beer, but is just enough to get that spice and saltiness taste. Obviously this will pair amazingly with all those summer crab feasts, but don’t sleep on this one; I’ve heard that many stores and bars can’t keep it in stock long. — Tyler Mitchell, Graphic Designer

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OSKAR BLUES GUBNA IMPERIAL IPA Need a go-to one-and-done? GUBNA from Oskar Blues is a great option. This imperial IPA is perfect after a long day of yard work, with the perfect mix of citrus and malt and a really refreshing finish. If you have more than one, put the mower and power tools away. It packs a punch at 10 percent ABV. — Matt Loeb, Creative Director

FRESH SLICE WHITE IPA Otter Creek Brewing (Middlebury, Vt.) continues to impress with its line of beers, including this newcomer, which combines the refreshing citrus notes of a Belgian white ale with the hoppy kick of an IPA. It even comes in a cool can that features a cartoon version of Brewmaster Mike Gerhart, formerly of Delaware’s own Dogfish Head Brewery, flashing the peace sign from his VW Bus. Far out, man. — Rob Kalesse, Contributing Writer

IRREGARDLESS IPA I am probably shooting myself in the foot here (and making “War On Words” author Bob Yearick blow a gasket), but my favorite new beer is this IPA from Liquid Hero Brewery in York, Pa. It’s brewed with my favorite hops, Citra, best known for being the heart and soul of Heady Topper. It’s well-balanced, citrus-filled, and perfect for that post yard-work happy hour. [Editor’s note: As Joe implies, “irregardless” is not a word.] — Joe del Tufo, Contributing Photographer

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He found work as an emergency medical technician, but continued writing and performing music. From his R&B catalogue, reggae music began emerging— and it felt right. Vanella’s interest in reggae grew into a spiritual connection with Rastafarianism. He and a girlfriend planned a vacation to Jamaica, but broke up before they could use the tickets. “Suddenly I realized this trip was not going to be a vacation,” Vanella says. For two weeks, he explored the island, and himself. He volunteered at the century-old Alpha Boys School, teaching the staff first responder’s training he learned as an EMT, and worked the fields of the school’s farms. The experience not only recharged his batteries, but reconfigured his outlook on life. With Bob Marley’s message of peace, love and unity in tow, Vanella now hopes to spread the soul-healing power of reggae music to Wilmington. “If people can hear the music, get inspired, and feel a sense of empowerment in themselves, then that’s all we could ever ask for,” he says. This month Vanella will play the reggae-tinged Tatnall Street Festival— commemorating the Wilmington City Council’s unanimous decision to rename the Tatnall Playground One Love Park— and he’s scheduled to perform (alongside former Vybe guitarist Mike Alicknavitch) at the 20th annual People’s Festival on July 26 from the Uprising Stage in Tubman-Garrett Park in Wilmington. The festival, conceived and organized by Marley family friend Genny Pitts, celebrates the city’s reggae heritage with live music, artwork, food and healing gardens. “The message of Bob’s music has extended throughout the world wherever there is struggle or injustice or wherever people are trying to gain respect and human rights,” Pitts says. “His music drives you to a point of higher awareness and consciousness, and his live concerts were like revivals— something that happened spiritually. No matter who the artist is, it’s a music of spirit, justice and unity for all people and one love. When you can reach people that way, you can change the vibrations of their surroundings.”

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TUNED IN Not-to-be missed music news By Krista Connor

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XPONENTIAL FEATURES TOP INDIE ACTS Beck, Ryan Adams, more at Camden Waterfront festival Camden, N.J., might be a slight trek from this area, but with headliners that include Beck, Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, and Dawes, the 2014 XPoNential Music Festival is well worth the trip. More than 20 other artists will be part of this WXPN festival, which is set for Friday, July 25, to Sunday, July 27. Tickets start at $30. For details, visit www.tickets.worldcafelive.com. HA HA TONKA: NO LAUGHING MATTER Midwest band at baby grand July 18 Hailing from Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka has a sound at the crossroads of Americana and indie, and they’ll bring their international tour to the baby grand on Friday, July 18, at 8 p.m. Their newest record, Death of a Decade, debuted on the Billboard Top 200. For details, visit www.thegrandwilmington.org CELLO DRIVES ACOUSTIC ROCK An unlikely blend makes up the Alfred James Band Classically trained cellist and vocalist Alfred James is allegedly the only cellist in the world playing a black, five-string carbonfiber cello standing up while fronting an acoustic rock group—the Alfred James Band. The Ardmore, Pa.-based band’s performances blend pop and classical music. They’ll be at Home Grown Café in Newark on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 9 p.m. The band has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Academy of Music, The Today Show and Good Morning America. Their sound is inspired by musicians as diverse as Yo Yo Ma, Sting and Dave Matthews. For details, visit www.alfredjamesband.com.


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2 HEAR ORIGINAL MUSIC AT SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE This month features Nelly’s Echo, EB Hawkins and others Gable Music Ventures’ Singer-Songwriter Showcase is a monthly event that brings six artists together to perform original material at World Cafe Live at The Queen. This month features artists from Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Annapolis and Wilmington on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Each artist—Nelly’s Echo, EB Hawkins with Susan McKee, Jasmine Tate, Joel Ansett, Dave Gunn and Mike Heuer—gets two 15-minute sets to win you over. For details, visit www.queen.worldcafelive.com. LADYBUG FESTIVAL COMING JULY 17 Rachel Sage, Angela Sheik and more will take over downtown Wilmington The third annual, free, femalefronted Ladybug Festival at 2nd & LOMA in Wilmington on Thursday, July 17, will include artists Rachel Sage, Angela Sheik, Sweet Leda, Nalani & Sarina, and more than 20 others. Gable Music Ventures, 2nd & LOMA, and ShopRite present the block party event from 5 to 10 p.m. at various locations, including Extreme Pizza, Film Brothers, Zaikka and LOMA Coffee. For details, visit www.theladybugfestival.com. NIGHT OF FRIGHT Touring horror punk bands to play Oddity Bar July 18 On Friday, July 18, touring band Johnny B. Morbid, along with Terror Inc. and Boy Meets Ghoul, will haunt Oddity Bar in Wilmington. Formed in 2005, New Jersey-based Johnny B. Morbid has evolved from a simple horror punk band into a diverse cocktail of genres ranging from pop punk to power metal. The band’s discography consists of six independently released full-length albums, five of which were recorded in a basement. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8 at the door. This is a 21-and-older event. For details, visit www.johnnybmorbid.com. RECORD RELEASE TOUR SET Carousel Kings tour East Coast to promote new album As part of their album release tour, Lancaster, Pa. band Carousel Kings and Picture Perfect and the Stellar Life—alongside area bands Keep For Yourself, Ringfinger, Trout, and Our Wrecked Machine, will play at Accent Music in Wilmington on Saturday, July 19. Carousel Kings, whose newest album is Unity, have been featured on the cover of Alternative Press. The show starts at 6 p.m. and advance tickets are $10 and $12 at the door.

The Sermon! on July 16th (7pm) All shows at 8pm unless otherwise noted Wed 2 - "Bluebird at the Queen" featuring Laura Cheadle, Patty Blee, Sol Knopf, Chuck Schaeffer and Rory Sullivan Wed 9 - Classical Revolution Delaware (5pm) Thurs 10 - WXPN welcomes La Santa Cecilia with Sonoma Sound Fri 11 - The Full Effect Show Band (9pm) Sat 12 - Renee Scott (9pm) Mon 14 - Hannah Georgas Thurs 17 - The Yeti: Deltron 3030 Preparty (Free happy hour show from 5-8pm); The Mosstins (8pm) Fri 18 - Sweet Loretta Fat (AKA Fooling April as The Beatles) Sat 19 - Gable Music Ventures presents July Singer Songwriter Showcase (7pm) Wed 23 - The Movement Thurs 24 - The Chairman Dances Fri 25 - Universal Funk Order with Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band Sat 26 - Megan Jean and the KFB with Hot Breakfast! and Alex Culbreth Wed 30 - Bourbon and Burgers (and other fine spirits) - 6pm Thurs 31 - The Porkroll Project in Willingtown Square (5-7pm); Tauk and BIG Something (8pm)

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BLASTS OFF A galaxy of bands collide in the first round of competition By Jim Miller


n the fictitious universe of Star Trek, the term “minshara” identifies a classification of planets able to support humanoid life. Here in the Tri-State region, the name Minshara corresponds to a pop-rock/electronica band that also shows promising signs of life. Not only did the band’s first round performance in Musikarmageddon earn it a spot in the August semi-finals, Minshara also now holds the record for traveling farther than any other act in the seven years of Out & About’s regional band competition. Musikarmageddon is co-sponsored by Miller Lite and Delaware Lottery. Having driven an hour and a half from their hometown of Harrisburg, Pa., to compete at MINSHARA Kelly’s Logan House on June 5, the band seems to be willing to do whatever it takes to earn new fans in this area and promote their new album IO. The performance offered a preview of some of the cuts from IO, which officially came out digitally via Amazon and iTunes on June 17. But even eager attitudes, vibrant stage energy, and the excitement of new music was not enough to guarantee an easy win: Minshara barely edged out the adept folk-rock combo Runaway Train in this year’s series opener (by a margin of just one audience vote and three points out of 100 in the judges’ scores). The following week’s June 12 match-up was another nail-biter, with rock trio Black Rainbow Bear going up against Late Saints, who describe their music as “an explosive sonic cocktail, ItalianGypsy style.” The originality of the band, led by vocalist, guitarist and kazoo virtuoso Jacopo de Nicola, impressed the judges. Although Black Rainbow Bear brought a large contingent of fans for the audience vote win, in the end the judges’ scores for Late Saints lifted them to a narrow victory. LATE SAINTS

On June 19, the opposite result occurred: Fuzzy Snakefoot earned the nod from the judges; however, Green Eggs and Jam grabbed the night’s win when the audience favored their funky, groove-oriented tunes. Minshara, Late Saints, and GREEN EGGS AND JAM Green Eggs and Jam will all return to Kelly’s Logan House in August for the semi-finals. Joining them will be the winner of the June 26 match-up of Xtra Alltra and James Hearne, both Musikarmageddon veterans. Two additional spots will be determined as the first round continues on July 10, with New Shields attempting to block Tone from moving forward in the series. Although New Shields has the advantage that comes with TONE the experience of reaching the Musikarmageddon semi-finals last year, there is a strong buzz surrounding Tone, which Paste Magazine named one of “10 Delaware Bands You Should Listen to Now.” The list includes former Musikarmageddon participants The Keefs as well as our 2010 champion, New Sweden. Speaking of Musikarmageddon vets, no other band has performed as many years in the series as Galaxy 13. Now in its fourth year in the competition, the up-tempo and tenacious trio faces an interesting alt-folk rock band in The Blooming Act on July 17. As the bands continue to rock for a spot in the August shows, one thing remains as clear now as it was at the start of the series: The forces that shape the local universe of Musikarmageddon will remain potent and unpredictable.


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STARS µµµµµ John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi in Warner Bros.’ Jersey Boys. Photo Keith Bernstein

OH, WHAT A PLIGHT! Four Seasons biopic succeeds on terrific songbook; story not so much By Mark Fields


ere’s a question to ponder: can a story be true (or mostly true) and still be a cliché? Jersey Boys, the new film based on the smash hit Broadway musical of the same name, tells the ostensibly true story of four young guys who rose from juvenile delinquency to superstardom as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The film, directed by Clint Eastwood, will delight many viewers with its faithful re-creations from the extensive Four Seasons songbook: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” etc. But as biography, Jersey Boys suffers from a plotline and characters that feel so familiar that it could have been cribbed from any of a number of hackneyed movie and TV scripts. The opening is set in Belleville, N. J., a working class Italian community across the river from Manhattan. Apparently, Frankie, his friends and family are all living stereotypes. There’s pasta on every

dinner table; the characters call each other “jamokes” as they slap their heads; and there are photo diptychs on the wall of the Pope and Francis Albert Sinatra—the twin Italian saints. The clichés don’t stop there. Frankie (John Lloyd Young), Tommy (Vincent Piazza), and Nick (Michael Lomenda)—later joined by songwriter/keyboardist Bob (Erich Bergen)—have a struggling pop band with a progression of interchangeable and unimpressive names. They spend their time between gigs committing petty thefts, moving stolen goods, and serving short stints in jail. Their patron, Gyp DeCarlo (Christopher Walken, of course), is the friendly local crime boss. The cigarettes and alcohol are plentiful, the women are world-wise yet promiscuous, and the boys in the band are argumentative BFFs. It’s so exhaustingly stereotypical, it’s almost insulting; no less so because it is supposed to be true. ► JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Jersey Boys’ salvation comes, of course, from the music. The Four Seasons hits keep coming, one after another, in an ear orgy of 1960s pop: “Walk Like a Man,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “My Eyes Adored You,” “December 1963 (Oh What a Night),” and “You’re Just Too Good to be True.” Further, Eastwood makes an interesting but effective decision to mix original studio recordings of the real band with performances by the movie cast. His inventive direction moves briskly through the tired script, and uses a clever technique of having various characters break the fourth wall—sometimes in the middle of a scene—to talk directly to the audience. He even ends the movie with a streetscape reprise of “Sherry” featuring the whole cast, a cinematic version of a Broadway curtain call. The mostly unknown cast, many making their film debuts in featured roles, embody the characters with great conviction. Young, who won a Tony for playing Valli in the Broadway production, brings zeal (and a killer falsetto) to the songs, but struggles to be credible in the more serious turns of the script. Piazza makes the charming rogue Tommy almost sympathetic. But the viewer connects most with Bergen as Bob, the one band member not from the neighborhood and also Valli’s equal in talent. If you are a fan of the tunes—and who isn’t?—you will not be disappointed by Jersey Boys, and will certainly leave the theater humming all of them. Just don’t linger on the familiar pathways of the boys’ backstory; in the end, they bring nothing to the party, but luckily there’s so much rich melody already there.

No Faults in These Stars Author John Green is a rock star in the YA (Young Adult) reader world, and that includes my own daughter. The release of the film version of his most popular novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was awaited with a mixture of great hope and a touch of dread. Could any movie capture the right tone of the melancholic but ultimately affirming romance between two teenagers facing cancer? I am happy to report, with daughterly confirmation, that director Josh Boone and young stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort do right by Green’s story and characters. Woodley quietly but confidently embodies the clear-eyed Hazel Grace’s blend of frank realism and open-heartedness. Elgort manages to make the overtly sunny Augustus both winning and real. And Boone’s steady direction avoids most of the pitfalls of a story that is unabashedly sentimental. Be sure to take an ample supply of tissues for this film, whose emotionality is thoroughly grounded in a loving yet realistic understanding of the inner lives of teenagers. JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Seven memorable film scores give their films emotional heft By Mark Fields

Last month, we highlighted some wonderful and diverse song soundtracks. This month, we turn our attention to instrumental film scores—works that captured the unique flavor of their films, adding emotional depth and resonance to already powerful stories. They are indelibly linked to the films, conjuring cinematic images even when heard away from the movie theater. Interestingly, almost all of these choices are by revered film composers who have many other superb scores to their credit.


(2010)—Hans Zimmer

Christopher Nolan’s eerie tale of con men capable of manipulating the dreams of others is given further gravity by Zimmer’s haunting, discordant score. He also penned the driving music for Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy as well as the rollicking Pirates of the Caribbean themes. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

(2001-03)—Howard Shore

A frequent collaborator with directors Martin Scorsese (Hugo) and David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises), Shore hit the mother lode and won two Oscars for his sprawling work on Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth saga. Shore captures the melancholic grandeur of Tolkien’s central quest narrative, but also interjects playful hobbitish interludes. It’s distressing that Shore’s work for the current Hobbit series rehashes the same musical themes without ever finding a fresh, distinctive voice. Schindler’s List

(1993)—John Williams

Forty-one Oscar nominations and five wins confirm Williams’ status as one of the most prolific and accomplished film composers in history. Known for his boisterous music for Spielberg and Lucas films (Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark), he showed another, more profound and elegiac side with the heartwrenching lyricism in this exploration of the Holocaust. Batman

(1989)—Danny Elfman

Sonorous chords in the violins and horns interplay with trills from the high winds in a score that perfectly captures Tim Burton’s tone for the first movie re-imagining of the Batman story. That comic book sensibility—at once both deadly serious and also casually mirthful—can also be found in Elfman’s work for the Men in Black series and The Simpsons TV theme. Chariots of Fire


Admit it: Whenever you see runners in slo-mo, you hear the pulsing electronic Chariots theme in your head. Baz Luhrmann was not the first director to illuminate a period film with contemporary music. The unabashedly sentimental story of English athletes competing in the 1924 Olympics finds greater resonance with Vangelis’s synthesized contemporary score. Vangelis also wrote the music for Blade Runner. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

(1966)—Ennio Morricone

Sergio Leone’s masterpiece spaghetti western revived the tired genre in an aptly ‘60s way: cryptic, stylized, and oh-so-baroque. Morricone’s score also fit the time with its lush yet rough-hewn rhythms, including the jarring vocal part. Morricone went on to score several other Leone classics, as well as the lyrical music for Roland Joffé’s The Mission. Psycho

(1960)—Bernard Hermann

Hermann’s storied career as a film composer extends over decades and encompasses many genres, including Citizen Kane in 1941 and Taxi Driver in 1976. In between, Hermann composed several unforgettable scores for Alfred Hitchcock films, including Vertigo, North By Northwest, and of course, Psycho. Although the rasping strings of the now-famous shower scene have been endlessly parodied by other films and TV shows, the original still packs surprising dramatic punch. JULY 2014 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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1. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters saluted the First State and Grotto Pizza.

7. New Sweden was one of the few local acts to land a performance invite from Firefly.

2. Lead vocalist Alex Turner and guitarist Jamie Cook of the England-based Arctic Monkeys.

8. More than 80,000 attended the four-day festival.

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