Out & About Magazine - July 2019

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What's Behind the Hemp Hype?

Our Annual Look at Summer Beers

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Out & About Magazine Vol. 32 | No. 5

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



Publisher Gerald duPhily • jduphily@tsnpub.com Director of Publications Jim Hunter Miller • jmiller@tsnpub.com Contributing Editor Bob Yearick • ryearick@comcast.net Production Manager Matthew Loeb, Catalyst Visuals, LLC Creative Director Tyler Mitchell, Catalyst Visuals, LLC Contributing Designers David Hallberg, Catalyst Visuals, LLC Blair Lindley, Catalyst Visuals, LLC Contributing Writers Adriana Camacho-Church, Mack Caldwell, Cindy Cavett, Mark Fields, Pam George, Lauren Golt, Jordan Howell, Rob Kalesse, Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, Dan Linehan, Dillon McLaughlin, Ken Mammarella, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Kevin Noonan, Leeann Wallett

Contributing Photographers Jim Coarse, Justin Heyes and Joe del Tufo/Moonloop Photography, Butch Comegys, Lindsay duPhily, Anthony Santoro, Matt Urban Distribution David Hazardous

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9 War on Words 11 FYI 12 By the Numbers 15 Worth Trying 17 The Hemp Hype 23 Dog-friendly Dining 27 Dog Tales 29 Pet Facts

47 On The Riverfront 50 In The City 52 Art Loop



More restaurants are welcoming dogs, but be mindful of the rules.

31 Two Stones Pub 34 Summer Beers

61 Movie Reviews

By Cindy Cavett


65 Ladybug Festival 66 Tuned In

37 Tasty Additions to Brandywine Hundred 41 Picnicking in Delaware 46 Bites

DRINK 54 Sips 55 New Belgium 58 Spirited

LISTEN PLAY 69 Snap Shots Separation Day

17 What’s Behind the Hemp Hype? A closer look at CBD products, one of Delaware’s newest health trends. By Leeann Wallett

23 Dog-friendly Dining

31 Tap Takeover Two Stones Pubs are popping up all over New Castle County. By Pam George

37 Dining Options Aplenty in Brandywine Hundred Independent restaurateurs expanding the market in North Wilmington. By Pam George

Cover: Baloo on the patio at Grain in Newark. Photo by Jim Coarse

41 Picnicking in the First State What to pack and where to go for this summertime tradtion.

Special Projects Sarah Green, Bev Zimmermann Interns Kaleigh Hanson, Nathan Hawk, Allanna Peck


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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

Non-Words In both our speech and our written communication, we constantly use words that really are not words. Some examples: • Nother, as in “that’s a whole nother subject.” No, it’s a whole other subject. • Alls (or, perhaps, all’s; not sure how it’s spelled), as in, “alls I know is . . .” It’s “all I know is.” I have no idea how this got started. • Everyday as a replacement for every day, as in the sign pictured at right. Everyday is fine as an adjective, as in “this is an everyday mistake.” But if you mean “each and every day,” it’s two words: every day. • Irregardless, as in “I’ll vote for him, irregardless of whether he’s honest.” And yes, the word is in the dictionary, but it’s classified as “nonstandard.” The correct word is regardless. • Can not, as in “I can not believe he ate that.” It’s one word: cannot. This is a common Facebook mistake. • Alot, as in “she likes him alot.” It’s two words. Also common on Facebook. • Workout as a verb, as in “let’s workout.” That’s the noun; the verb is two words—work out. Whom: a Dying Word? A reader asks that question, citing this headline from the Wilmington News Journal sports pages: “Who do you bet on...” That should be whom, since it’s the object of the preposition on. But I submit that whom not only is not dying, sometimes it’s used incorrectly by grammatically over-zealous writers. Here’s an obvious mistake, from a recent online news service: “Mr. Smith was involved in an altercation with school personnel whom initially contacted the police.” Then there is this less obvious example from an online grammar site: “He is a man whom I believe can do the job.” The writer chose whom, thinking it was the object of believe. But rearrange the sentence to “He is a man whom can do the job, I believe,” and it’s obvious that the proper word is who. Department of Redundancies Dept. • Gayle King, one of the anchors on CBS This Morning, called the new royal baby’s name (Archie) “an unexpected surprise.” A surprise, by definition, is unexpected.

By Bob Yearick

Media Watch • Dan Patrick doubles down: As I mentioned in a recent column, the more I listen to Patrick’s eponymous sports talk show, the more often he appears here. Recently, he scored a Department of Redundancies Dept. item by That’s every day! referring to his “fellow co-workers at ESPN.” As an adjective, fellow means “belonging to the same class or group.” A few days later, Dan said of another talk show host: “He text me the other night.” Like many people, he thinks text is the past tense of text. It’s texted—simple. • Reader Sue Fuhrmann submits this from columnist Adam Taylor in the Washington Post: “But there are an alliance of countries who may be more sympathetic to the idea…” As Sue points out, the verb should be is since it links with the singular alliance, not the plural countries. • Reader Louise Lanahan says the Maisie Dobbs books by Jacqueline Winspear teach her “about an era of which I know little, they are good stories, and they are well written and edited.” Except, she notes, for the mistaken use of there’s where there are should be used, in sentences like this: “There’s quite a few people still here.” This is a frequent mistake in the media, but it should never appear in well-edited books. If Winspear had not used the contraction and instead wrote “there is quite a few people still here,” she probably would’ve seen her mistake. • Andrea Mandell, in her USA TODAY review of Wine Country, wrote that the movie “is emblematic of just about any group of ride-or-die friends who come together after living apart for awhile.” That’s a while. Awhile—one word—is an adverb, whereas a while is a noun preceded by an indefinite article. One hint: if for precedes it, go with a while. Mea Culpa Judy Tribbey, of Morton Grove, Illinois, was one of three readers who pointed out that, contrary to what we said in the June column, there should be no comma after Grazie in the phrase “Grazie mille,” which means “a thousand thanks” in Italian. No excuse. Brain freeze?

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Word of the Month

xeric Pronounced ZEER-ik, it’s an adjective meaning of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat.

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he third annual Wilmington Writers Conference will be held at the Delaware Art Museum (2301 Kentmere Pkwy.) on Saturday, July 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Playwright Erlina Ortiz will be the keynote speaker among 11 other sessions hosted by JoAnn Balingit, Saliym Cooper, Tara Elliot, Lois Hoffmann, Gemelle John, Carrie Knowles, Maureen McVeigh, Devon Miller-Duggan, Ann Quinn, Kim Roberts and Dan Vera, and Nancy Sakaduski. There also will be a moderated panel with Mara Gorman, David P. Kozinski and Chet’la Sebree. Open to all ages and skill levels, this conference is a great opportunity for local writers to network and build a stronger writing community. The event will explore the theme of “place,” complementing the Art Museum’s summer exhibitions Relational Undercurrents and The Loper Tradition. The festivities will begin on Friday, July 26, from 6-8 p.m., with an informal open mic, free of charge event emceed by Maria Masington. Tickets for the conference on July 27 are $30 for the general public, $25 for senior citizens and Art Museum Members and $15 for students. For more information, visit delart.org.



ashion designer Jonathan Brown will present his fall/winter 2019 runway collection on Friday, July 26, at the Delaware College of Art and Design (600 N. Market St.). A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York, Brown was apprenticed by renowned designers Geoffrey Beene and Marc Jacobs. Brown’s recent collection, inspired by his travels in Spain, seeks to give the viewer a sense of scale and drama, while creating a rhythm between texture and shape, art and fashion. For more information, go to dcad.edu.



ack in Rockwood Park (4651 Washington St. Extension) for its 17th annual Summer Festival, Delaware Shakespeare Company will perform the Bard’s The Merry Wives of Windsor from July 12-28. This domestic comedy was written more than 400 years ago but continues to be a crowd pleaser. Making her Delaware Shakespeare directorial debut will be Krista Apple, a member of the acting faculty at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and contributor to American Theatre Magazine. Tickets range from $18-$22 with a variety of options available. For more information, visit delshakes.org.



hort Mountain, a painting by the renowned African American landscape painter Robert S. Duncanson, was recently acquired by Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (5105 Kennett Pike). Painted sometime between 1850-1853, Short Mountain gives a gorgeous panoramic view of a stream, pasture, and the Appalachian mountains, based on the artist’s travels in Eastern Tennessee. Critically acclaimed during its time, Duncanson’s paintings still hang in the Royal Court of Sweden and in such prestigious museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In other museum news, on Dec. 6 Winterthur will host Discovering Duncanson, a special study day with Dr. Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, of the National Portrait Gallery, and Dr. Martha Jones, of Johns Hopkins University. This study day is recommended for anyone interested in the artistic work of Robert S. Duncanson. Registration for the study day opens Sept. 6 online. For more information, go to winterthur.org.



n Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 6 and 7, the Chase Center on the Riverfront (815 Justison St.) will host the Millennial Summit. This conference aims to bring young professionals, impact players, rising business stars, and innovators of all ages together to inspire them to get involved with their community, network with others in the field, and to grow professionally in their work. More than 1,000 business professionals are expected to attend. For more information, go to millsummit.com.



n Wednesday, July 31, the nonprofit Mental Health Association in Delaware will host its third annual Funny Bone Comedy Show at Delaware Theatre Company (200 Water St.). The show will feature seven stand-up comedians, with New York-based comedian James Mattern emceeing the event. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association’s community programs and lifesaving services, such as suicide intervention training and peer support, to encourage more people to seek mental health care when needed. A complimentary happy hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. Through June 30, tickets are $60 with an early-bird discount available. Single-ticket prices starting July 1 are $65, with discounts offered there as well. For more information, go to mhainde.org.



elaware’s Habitat for Humanity is launching the Cost of Home Campaign, aimed at housing affordability. The campaign will focus on increasing the supply and preservation of affordable homes, more equal access to credit, optimizing land use and access to and development of communities of opportunity. This coordinated statewide campaign comes from the national organization’s initiative to help more than 10 million Americans over the course of five years to increase their home affordability. In Delaware, one in nine households spends 50 percent or more of their income on their home. The Cost of Home Campaign seeks to lower this number and make sure everyone has a safe and suitable home. For more information, visit habitat.org/costofhome.



n Thursday, July 11, the Brandywine Zoo (1001 N. Park Dr.) will host its annual summertime fundraiser for the Brandywine Zoo/Delaware Zoological Society with a Parrot Party. Free-flight macaws and vibrant parrots will be in attendance. The event is rain or shine with live music by Panama Rex, drinks from Bellefonte Brewing Co. and food from Big Fish Events. Tickets are $40 per person and discounts are available for zoo members, children and designated drivers. This event is aimed at adults and runs from 5:30–8 p.m. For more information, visit brandywinezoo.org. JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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Worth Trying Suggestions from our staff, contributors and readers

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Right over the Pennsylvania line, in Booth's Corner Farmer's Market, familyrun Grecian Delights recently opened Fresh Express, a sister store, to continue its healthy food options. Located just behind Grecian Delights, Fresh Express offers gourmet chicken salads (three that are mayo-free) and a variety of other quick and healthy foods, including roasted veggies and quinoa. Also available is a delicious sitdown menu. facebook.com/freshexpressmarketanddeli.

Savanna, which opened in the Riverfront Market in March, is a great example of the growing number of food venues offering more quick-but-healthy options. A creation of the Hakuna Hospitality Group, which owns and operates La Taqueria, the popular burrito stand next to it, Savanna focuses largely on lighter fare such as grain bowls and salads. The bowls come in specialty types such as the beef teriyaki topped with sesame dressing, or the On The Border, a Tex-Mex option that adds kale, northern beans and pumpkin seeds. Or as burrito fans can do at La Taqueria, you can create your own bowl choosing from three options of lettuces, four grains, a multitude of veggies, fruits, seeds and cheeses, and 11 dressings and five items from the chargrill. facebook.com/SavannaWilmington.

— Bob Yearick, Contributing Editor

— Jim Miller, Director of Publications

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Main Street Market, originally known as Graham’s Market, is a small shop located at 140 S. Main Street, Smyrna. It’s been a hometown staple for more than four generations, thanks to its home-style cooking, family-friendly atmosphere, daily specials and breakfast all day long. My favorite menu item is their sub, which is loaded with so much meat and cheese that they’re impossible to close. The staff is always friendly and as sweet as their dessert selection, which includes brownies and hand-dipped ice cream as well as, on some days, éclair cake. — Lanna Peck, Intern

If you’re a coffee connoisseur or just someone who wants to get to know your Delaware, this small Newark coffee shop is the place for you. When I moved to Delaware, I didn’t know a soul. Then I wandered into Brewed Awakenings, at 64 E. Main St., for a cup of tea. The staff was extremely welcoming and gave me suggestions on how to get to know Delaware and all it has to offer. The cozy environment includes tables to share with friends and a comfy couch for lounging. There are board games and books that are free to use. That’s not to mention an extensive menu, complete with lattes, teas, bagels, sandwiches and more. On top of all that, they are a non-profit organization that supports women in Burundi. Each year, the owners travel to Burundi to buy handmade bags and baskets to sell in the coffee shop. I have met a number of incredible people in Brewed Awakenings and now it’s my favorite place to get work done, catch up with old friends, or grab a delicious lunch. brewedawakeningsnewark.com. — Kaleigh Hanson, Intern

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Topical cream is one of a growing number of hemp-related products.

WHAT’S BEHIND THE HEMP HYPE? A closer look at CBD products—one of Delaware’s newest health trends


By Leeann Wallett

ccording to a recent National Restaurant Association survey, cannabis-infused food and beverages are this year’s hottest food trend. And though it may be a while before these products hit shelves due to the unclear regulatory climate, for now, CBD, or hemp, is available locally in creams, oils, sublingual drops and gummies, to name a few. What exactly is CBD? It is one of hundreds of compounds found in the Cannabis sativa L. plant, more commonly known as hemp. Yes, hemp is extracted from the same plant family as marijuana, but hemp is not marijuana. Marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive compound that makes it illegal in most states. CBD produced from hemp, however, is non-psychoactive, meaning it is low in THC and doesn’t cause the “high” that marijuana does. According to Harvard Health Blog, CBD is “commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia...which may help with both falling asleep and staying

asleep.” It also is an effective treatment for chronic pain, since the “CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat.” Last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, the first-ever cannabis-derived medicine for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Karen Igou, owner and operator of Honeybee Seasonal Kitchen in Trolley Square, used cannabidiol or CBD to wean herself off gabapentin, a powerful nerve drug she used to relieve the pain of her neuralgia. “I started carrying CBD products in the fall of 2018 because we had so many people asking for them,” says Igou. “At first I hesitated because I didn’t want to compete with the vape shop upstairs.” But she soon realized that people wanted ways to consume CBD that didn’t involve vaping. ►



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Interested in trying CBD? In Delaware, customers are able to purchase CBD products from a variety of markets and dispensaries. But it’s worth noting that customers should make sure these places purchase their CBD products from trusted hemp producers and manufacturers, especially since the legal landscape is quickly changing at both the federal and state level.

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In New Castle County, almost all the natural food stores—Newark Natural Foods, Harvest Market and Honeybee Seasonal Kitchen—carry a variety of CBD products. Newark Natural Foods stocks a couple of CBD brands, including Plus CBD Oil and Green Mountain CBD. Harvest Market has a small selection of capsules, oils and drops from Garden of Life and Plus CBD Oil. Honeybee currently sells oils, gel caps, edible gummy candies, topical creams, pet treats and CBD-infused honey made locally by Rachel Binkley, owner of Rocker Hemp Co., a brand off-shoot of Rocker Soaps in Newark. Rocker’s CBD-infused honey is a bestseller and has sold commercially to local restaurants like Bardea and Stitch House Brewery. While Bardea has yet to use the honey in its dishes or drinks, Stitch House has made a specialty cocktail, the R2-CB2, a modern twist on a hot toddy with a base of whiskey, Rocker’s honey, simple syrup and lemon.


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Binkley’s interest in CBD products came out of her experience in making wellness products and her own journey to improved health. After a 2012 car accident, she began taking narcotics to alleviate the pain, but it wasn’t long before the drugs took a toll on her body. So she turned to CBD oil to manage the pain. Her personal transition to CBD oil as a pain reliever made for a natural expansion for her other Rocker Hemp product lines. One of Binkley’s most popular topical products is the herbal and CBD-infused pain oil. It contains a variety of herbs, like St. John’s wort, arnica and lavender, to name a few, and 240 milligrams of full-spectrum CBD. The latter, according to one source, contains all the beneficial compounds that naturally occur in the plant versus CBD isolate, which is the “purest form of CBD” and removes “all the other compounds found in the plant.” “I love integrating traditional plant medicine into my products,” says Binkley. “The herbal and CBD-infused topical oil absorbs transdermally (through the skin) and eases pain at the source.” So why have CBD products become so popular lately? You can thank last year’s Farm Bill, which legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity at the federal level and allowed companies to sell CBD-infused products. So long as the CBD contains less than 0.3 percent THC and is grown by licensed farmers, hemp is legal, though states can still determine the legality at a more local level. In a conflicting regulation, CBD-infused food and beverage manufacturers still don’t have clear guidance on whether they need FDA approval. In its first-ever public hearing on CBD on May 31, the FDA’s goal was to gather information, not make regulatory decisions, on a wide range of questions and issues surrounding CBD products. Officials now have the difficult task of determining how to regulate CBD products both in how they are marketed and their overall safety. For now, customers can purchase CBD products at several natural food stores and dispensaries that exclusively sell CBD products. ►

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Among those stores is Terrapin Select in Newark. Francesca Vavala, co-founder of Terrapin Select, a CBD company which she and her co-founder created to address the lack of education and availability surrounding CBD, had a circuitous route to becoming an entrepreneur. She began her career as a local high school English teacher and then a real estate agent. As time passed, she missed teaching and the daily challenge of problem-solving that it entails. “Starting Terrapin was the perfect package of what I enjoyed most in life: education and sales,” says Vavala. “I love constantly learning and evolving, so it’s only natural I became an entrepreneur.” Terrapin began originally under a different name as a company that sold its CBD products business-to-business. In 2018, Vavala opened Terrapin as both an online and physical store so that it could sell CBD products direct-to-consumer. In addition to the lack of education around CBD and its health benefits, Vavala saw that the “only way to access CBD was through vape and smoke shops.” This made CBD inaccessible to a large portion of the population who were not willing to walk into that type of establishment. “We wanted to change that model to push CBD more into the mainstream so consumers would see it at spas, yoga studios and gyms,” she says. For those new to CBD products, Terrapin provides in-person consultations at its small dispensary just north of Glasgow. Terrapin’s staff are not medical doctors and cannot prescribe, but they can provide advice for customers by analyzing symptoms and walking through the various CBD delivery methods—topical, oral and sublingual.

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Ready to take the leap into CBD? First, pinpoint your symptoms. A majority of customers seeking CBD products from Terrapin and elsewhere have chronic pain, insomnia or anxiety. Next, decide on taste and delivery methods that suit your palate. Okay taking pills? Try gel capsules. Hate pills? Try gummies. Want your CBD neat? Try sublingual drops that are placed directly under the tongue. Need to ease chronic pain? Try topicals, which are available in oils and creams, and fun items like fizzy bath bombs. Trying CBD products is a process of trial-and-error. What may work for one person may not work for another. There’s even a special category of CBD products called “petceuticals,” or pet pharmaceuticals. Dispensaries like Terrapin and Honeybee carry treats, powders, oils and creams to help relieve common pet ailments like separation anxiety and pain associated with old age. “CBD is perfect to calm anxiety in pets like when they go to the veterinarian or during severe thunderstorms,” says Igou. “It also acts as an anti-inflammatory, so it’s great for animals (and people) as they get older.”

The Future of CBD

The expected growth around CBD-infused beverages and foods will be an industry game changer, but it’s all speculation as to when regulation and acceptance will actually come to fruition. There’s still much confusion over federal versus state laws regarding hemp and its use in food products. Prior to the May 31 FDA public hearing, Ben & Jerry’s announced a plan to roll out its popular Half Baked ice cream infused with CBD, as soon as it is approved by the FDA for use in foods.

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“We’re doing this for our fans,” said Matthew McCarthy, Ben & Jerry’s CEO, in a May 30 press release. “We’ve listened and brought them everything from non-dairy indulgences to onthe-go portions with our Pint Slices. We want to give them what they’re looking for in a Ben & Jerry’s way.” While we wait for Half Baked to hit freezers, there are a couple of drinkable options available now. With an increase in consumers’ demand for healthier drink options, beverage makers have been busy producing new, innovative, no-to-low alcohol options. Small drink brands like Sprig and Abracadabra are catching the CBD wave. Sprig soda is similar to the overly-hyped LaCroix sparkling water and currently is available at Bar Roja in Trolley Square, the newest restaurant in the Big Fish Restaurant Group. Abracadabra’s Chill Brew is a CBD-infused coffee made from heirloom Ethiopian coffee beans. While CBD sounds promising for those dealing with ailments like chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety or arthritis, it has a long road ahead of it while the FDA sorts through the testimony it collected as part of those initial public hearings. And as with any over-the-counter or prescription drug, it’s best to consult your doctor to make sure there are no negative interactions with drugs you’re currently taking. FDA Disclosure The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.






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With more restaurants welcoming man’s best friend than ever before, it’s important for pet owners to be mindful of the rules—and other diners By Cindy Cavett Photos by Jim Coarse


or people like myself, dogs are called “fur-babies.” Our fur-babies are positively perfect in our eyes, even when they chew on a favorite pair of gold sling sandals. And our numbers are increasing. According to The American Veterinary Medical Association’s most recent statistics (2017-2018), approximately 38 percent of households nationwide owned one or more dogs—the highest estimated rate of dog ownership since the AVMA began measuring it in 1982. What’s more, millennials, that target demographic of many marketers, shows up as the largest group of pet owners. With such a high rate of dog ownership, it’s no wonder that consumers are integrating their pets into their dining experiences and that more restaurants are accommodating them.

The trend of dog owners incorporating our furry family members into our everyday lives carries over into our budgets. And that is especially true, apparently, in Delaware. According to a survey published by the Pet Food Industry in 2018, out of all 50 states, Delaware dog owners spend the most on their pets – an average of $311.90 per month. With this ready-made market, it's little wonder that First State restaurants are joining the ranks of establishments that welcome dogs. And new eateries are being added almost weekly. While enjoying the hospitality of these establishments, there are some guidelines to keep in mind when you go dining with man’s best friend. Here are a few tips about canine etiquette, along with advice from Delaware pet owners. ► JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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DO: • Check with the restaurant to make sure it is in fact dog-friendly. Helpful websites like BringFido.com contain information and reviews, but restaurant rules and policies are ever-changing and it’s best to check. DON’T: • Bring a misbehaving fur-baby to a restaurant. While some behavior may be accepted at home, like barking and jumping on the random human, not all restaurant patrons love dogs as much as we do. If your pup doesn’t sit quietly or get along with other dogs or humans, it might be better to have a picnic in a dog-friendly park with the family. DO: • Keep your dog’s preferred temperature in mind. If you are sitting on the patio of a restaurant and have a furry dog, the summer sun may be too hot for Fido. Find a shady spot and give your pet plenty of water. DON’T: • Forget to bring extra treats. Not all restaurants have canine-friendly menus. How would you feel if you sat in front of someone who was eating a tasty burger while your belly rumbles? Make sure you have a couple of treats or a bully stick for your companion to ensure that you both have something enjoyable to chew on. DO: • Keep in mind that dog-friendly restaurants draw huge crowds, including many youngsters. If your pup is the anxious sort, you may want to elect to go to breakfast or lunch before trying the more kid-centric dinner meal. Some restaurants have a lot of flashing lights, loud music, or unique outdoor decor that can upset your pet. Keep an eye on their behavior and ensure they aren’t becoming distressed. DON’T: • . . . let your dog bark incessantly, even if it’s a cute little yapper. While some guests may be tolerant, noisy behavior is unfair and disruptive to non-dog owners in the restaurant. DO: • Check the local events pages on social media and local press for doggy-themed events. Often, establishments that aren’t regularly classified as pet-friendly will host events to include dogs and their owners. Some of these can be on a trial basis to see how the experience with pet patrons goes, and whether they will become a long-term pet-friendly business. DON’T: • . . . let your dog(s) off the leash. Even if they are the most well-behaved pets on the planet, absolutely keep them on the leash. You never know when someone will drop a dish or glass, scrape a chair on the floor, or create some other sudden noise that startles your furry date. DO: • Pick up after your dog! The waitstaff is there to clean up after you, but not Fido. Make sure you properly dispose of the mess and that it doesn’t interfere with the experience of other diners.


Bob Hairgrove and his service dogs, Holly and Rookie, visit hospitals and schools with Paws for People from Newark. They frequently stop at restaurants across the state after their visits for a quick snack and a drink of water before heading home. “Just about every restaurant will serve them a bowl of water,” Hairgrove says. “Some do offer dog treats, but our dogs usually don't take them from strangers – but the offer is appreciated. We try to find or ask for tables in the shade for them so they don't overheat. If you take a dog to a restaurant, just be mindful that they don't wander and bother others who are eating.” Hairgrove and his two pets have found friendly restaurants throughout the state. “If we are in Newark we will go to Deer Park. The staff loves the dogs and will bring them a big bowl of water. We really don't have a favorite pet-friendly restaurant, but we do have a list of repeats we go to–Grotto Pizza in Middletown, Crabby Dick’s in Delaware City, Grain H2O at Summit North Marina.” They have also been to Metro Pub & Grill in Middletown, Iron Hill Brewery at the Wilmington Riverfront, Brickworks Brewing & Eats in Smyrna and Governor's Cafe in Dover. In Rehoboth, they go to Grotto Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue and Zogg’s Raw Bar and Grill on Wilmington Avenue.


Well-behaved dogs like Betty, are welcome at Deer Park Tavern's patio.

“We allow service dogs at Texas Maverick BBQ in Smyrna inside and we also welcome leashed, well-behaved dogs on our patio through an outside entrance,” says Dave Dettra, owner and chef at the restaurant. “A dog can expect a clean bowl of water and most likely a brisket treat. Our servers have been trained to discourage the sharing of pork and chicken bones or anything that contains onions with dogs.” Dettra’s dog, Sarge, is a rescued dachshund who greatly approves of his owner's BBQ skills. Cecilia Bozzo, breeder, owner and handler of Viva Chihuahuas and AKC Breeder of Merit, often brings her multi-championship dogs with her when she goes to restaurants. “When the patio is open for summer, we love to dine at BBC Tavern & Grill in Greenville,” says Bozzo. “They are super dog-friendly and are always very welcoming to our Chihuahuas. They always offer bowls of water that are so big the Chihuahuas could bathe in them. We place Tiffany’s travel bag right on the table and other diners come over to say hello. We’ve had Chihuahuas in their travel bags and on our laps while dining at BBC. They are wonderful and we look forward to good weather every year just so we can go back to the BBC.” Kirstyn Gawel, a pet owner from Middletown, has taken her two dogs to Dogfish Brewing & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, which offers a covered pet-friendly patio for owners and dogs to share. They also provide water bowls and dog treats. “We took our Shih Tzus, Lucy and Leah to Dogfish and were surprised to see that they had menu items for our dogs,” says Gawel. “It was such a great experience that we left with branded collars from their shop.”


Bozzo’s advice for entering the restaurant: “Many restaurants allow pets but must have an outside entrance to the patio. Make sure you don’t walk through the inside of the restaurant to get to the pet-friendly designated area.” Hairgrove recommends being aware of your surroundings. “It seems that most people are not bothered by a dog on a restaurant patio but sometimes we have moved voluntarily if we feel someone may be a bit unnerved by a dog sitting near them while eating.” He also offers this culinary advice: “Don't forget about Dairy Queen drive-thru—free pup cups for each dog in your car.” Dettra suggests giving other diners their space. “My advice to dog owners would be to pick or ask for a table out of the way so your dog will be comfortable and any guests who aren’t dog fans will have their space to enjoy dining as well.” And finally, Cindy Cavett’s caffeinated point to ponder: “Are you a Starbucks fan? Check out their puppuccino! A free drink for your pup, which is essentially a cup of whipped cream, but your fur-baby will think it’s ooh-la-la special!” JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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DoG-fRiEnDlY RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA If you have a favorite restaurant that isn’t on the list, go to outandaboutnow.com or find O&A on Facebook and let us know. We hope you and your fur-baby have a happy “tail� to tell about your dog-friendly dining experience. BBC TAVERN & GRILL 4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville | 655-3785 | bbctavernandgrill.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio BIG FISH RIVERFRONT 720 Justison St., Wilmington | 652-FISH | bigfishriverfront.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio BREW HA HA! 5329 Limestone Rd., Wilmington | 234-9600 | brewhaha.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio CAFFE GELATO 90 E Main St., Newark | 738-5811 | caffegelato.net Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio CRABBY DICK'S 30 Clinton St., Delaware City | 832-5100 | crabby-dicks.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio GRAIN CRAFT BAR + KITCHEN 270 E. Main St., Newark | 444-8646 | meetatgrain.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio GRAIN H20 3006 Summit Harbour Ln., Bear | 440-4404 | meetatgrain.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio IRON HILL BREWERY 620 Justison St., Wilmington | 472-2739 | ironhillbrewery.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio PICCOLINA TOSCANA 1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington | 654-8001 | piccolinatoscana.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio PUREBREAD DELI 500 Delaware Ave., Wilmington | 421-9866 | purebread.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio TED'S MONTANA GRILL 3194 Fashion Center Blvd., Newark | 366-1601 | tedsmontanagrill.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio TONIC BAR & GRILLE 111 W. 11th St., Wilmington | 777-2040 | tonicbargrille.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio TROLLEY TAP HOUSE 1616 Delaware Ave., Wilmington | 652-2255 | trolleytaphouse.com Dog-friendly location: Outdoor Patio


Trixie went from the Brandywine Valley SPCA to a loving home. Photo courtesy of Brandywine Valley SPCA


From four animal rescue agencies and a service-dog training program in our area come these stories of dogs and humans making heartfelt connections A TREASURE NAMED TRIXIE

Trixie arrived at the Brandywine Valley SPCA on Feb. 8 as a stray. Sadly, no one claimed that sweet girl. She quickly became a favorite of the BVSPCA staff and volunteers, who gave her much love over the next two months. March 30 was the shelter’s regular trash pickup day, and the truck was driven by Kevin Hartford. A BVSPCA staffer happened to be out with Trixie at the time. The rest of the story is “happily ever after.” Sitting proudly in her passenger seat, Trixie completed the rounds with Kevin that day and went home to the Hartford family, who love her beyond dreams. They now take her everywhere with them, from hikes to ice cream treats. Today, Kevin says, “When somebody threw Trixie in the trash, the trash man found her and turned her into a treasure. We just love her to pieces!” —Submitted by Linda Torelli of Brandywine Valley SPCA For more info: bvspca.org


Kellie, a resident of Wilmington, knew she would eventually need the assistance of a service dog. She has multiple sclerosis, which has caused permanent spinal cord damage on her right side. MS has also made walking difficult and causes Kellie to become very weak after long periods of standing. In November 2018, Kellie was matched with Basie, a service dog trained by Canine Partners for Life. Although they have only been partnered for eight months, Basie has already made a huge impact in Kellie’s life. Basie enables Kellie to walk longer distances and provides support while she navigates stairs. Kellie’s spinal cord damage makes it difficult to dress and undress, so Basie helps by tugging off her clothing. Basie has given her the confidence to live life to the fullest. They enjoy going to the gym together, eating at restaurants and have even traveled to Hawaii! Kellie says, “He leaves me speechless with his kind eyes and willingness to help with every step. He is nothing short of a miracle.” —Submitted by Tonya Guy of Canine Partners for Life For more info: k94life.org CONTINUED ► JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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After two stints at Delaware Humane Society, Angel was adopted by a family last month.


Angel came to Delaware Humane Association in April of last year when her owner’s mom’s health declined, and the family was no longer able to care for her. This sweet girl quickly found a new home with an amazing new dad, but he also unfortunately fell upon hard times almost a year later, in February. After being returned to our shelter, it was clear Angel was having a hard time adjusting. She missed her family and wanted nothing more than to cuddle up on the couch or to play fetch in her own backyard. Our staff worked hard to make her feel at home, even taking her on sleepovers to give her a break from shelter life, but we could tell she just wanted to have a family of her own again. Luckily, just this month, Angel got adopted! We couldn’t be happier for this big cuddle bug and her new family. — Submitted by Chelsi Williams of Delaware Humane Association For more info: delawarehumane.org


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Alfred and Louie were meant to be together, they just didn’t know it until this past February. Alfred is an Air Force veteran living with PTSD; Louie is a black Labrador mix who bounced in and out of shelters five times in his four years on earth. Through Delaware SPCA’s partnership with Pets for Vets, Alfred and Louie found each other. And then both of their lives changed for good. The pair quickly became best friends, sharing Alfred’s bed at night, taking daily walks together and going to the Veterans Hospital together. Alfred says, “I have met many people at home because of Louie. Everyone thinks he's beautiful and such a good dog, so they come and ask about him and pet him. Wherever I go, he is two steps behind me or sits right underneath me or in his line of sight.” — Submitted by Amy Onesi of Delaware SPCA For more info: delspca.org and petsforvets.com


Gage is a large, Lab-like dog that was showing symptoms of neglect: missing fur, skin issues, lack of confidence. Faithful Friends offered outreach support and resources to the family to help 7-year-old Gage, but it wasn’t enough. He began having accidents in the home. “Awful dog,” they called him. So Faithful Friends took him in and gave him the care he desperately needed to heal. The veterinary team administered antibiotics for his skin infection. Quickly, his skin cleared up, his hair grew back and his loving personality shone. Gage was beginning to heal, both inside and out! Gage was always very sweet, but nervous in the unfamiliar shelter environment. At adoption events, though, he loved the attention he received. Then, after almost three months, Gage met the Heller family, who own and operate Tint World of Wilmington. Every month, the Hellers come into Faithful Friends to pay the adoption fee in full for some lucky dog or cat, if someone chooses to adopt them. They came to the shelter and fell in love with Gage. They are now spoiling him as an official part of their family, which includes a canine sibling. — Submitted by Kevin Rentz of Faithful Friends Animal Society For more info: faithfulfriends.us

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Pet Facts

Whether it’s a furry friend or a cold-blooded companion, there is a lot we don’t know about our pets. Here are some facts that will make you appreciate your little—or not so little—critter even more Sizing Them Up

While the Great Dane is the tallest dog you will find in the pet store, the English Mastiff is actually the heaviest, maxing out at about 155 pounds. Chihuahuas are the smallest at four to six pounds (6 to 10 inches tall) and are perfect for purses and laps.

Spotless Pups

Wink, Wink

Hamsters often blink one eye at a time. Thought to be an evolutionary instinct, individually blinking each eye allows them to always have one eye on their surroundings.

Scuba Diving Amphibians

Dalmatians are born without spots. Their black spots begin to appear at around one week and multiply as the puppy grows. By one month, they have almost all of the spots they will have.

Red-eared slider turtles can hold their breath for up to an hour under water. Yes, this means red-eared sliders can drown if they are underwater long enough. But, if they come up for the occasional breath of air, they can hunt and swim for almost an hour.

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Greyhounds are the world’s fastest dog, reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. This is about the same average speed as thoroughbred racehorses. Cats use more than a hundred vocal sounds. From hisses to howls, each sound is used to communicate something different. Dogs emit only about 10 vocal sounds. A common pet parrot’s heart beats 300-600 times per minute while it is resting, compared to human’s 60-100 beats per minute. Their small hearts work fast to move oxygen throughout their bodies.

A Lifelong Friend

Larger parrots, such as African Greys, can live up to 75 years. They also live longer in captivity due to the lack of predators and diseases.

If you keep a goldfish in the dark long enough, it will turn white. Much like humans, goldfish have pigment in their skin that reacts to light exposure. If there is no light, the skin can slowly lose this pigment. If cared for properly, goldfish live longer than any other domestic fish, though they don’t have a reputation for long lives. The oldest goldfish was 43 when it died.

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TAP TAKEOVER Two Stones Pub continues to craft a distinctive path By Pam George

From left: Owner Michael Stiglitz with his indispensable tandem of Ben "Gumbo" Muse and Chris Meyer. Photo Butch Comegys


ne Sunday evening, 12-year-old Michael Stiglitz decided he’d make cream of mushroom soup instead of watching Murder She Wrote with his family. The distraction produced a tasty reward. “After that, I always hid in the kitchen after NFL season ended,” recalls the avid football fan. “My love of cooking blossomed for decades.” Stiglitz cultivated his culinary passion to such an extent that he now has six Two Stones Pub restaurants, including a Middletown site that opened on May 31. This October, another location will open on Route 273. Two Stones is not a brewpub. The alehouse features a variety of beers, including those by Stiglitz’s other business, 2SP Brewing Co., which is based in Aston, Pennsylvania. Owning a chain of restaurants and a brewery with more than 250 employees isn’t easy, but Two Stones has been on the fast track since the first one opened in 2011. So, how does Stiglitz do it? With a little help from his friends, namely Ben “Gumbo” Muse, who manages the restaurants’ front-of-thehouse operations and beer program, and Chris Meyer, the culinary director.

A Common Interest

Stiglitz, who grew up in South Jersey, has the hospitality industry in his blood. His parents were once restaurant owners in Philadelphia. His sister worked in the business for several years but, he says, “she avoided it like the plague after college, so it didn’t catch her.” But the restaurant industry definitely snagged Stiglitz, who went to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. He moved to Wilmington in 2003 to work at the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant on the riverfront. At Iron Hill, Stiglitz met Meyer, who also began cooking as a kid and graduated from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia. They befriended Muse, a Sussex County native, who got his first job in the hospitality industry at 15 and “never left,” as he puts it. The friends share more than a career in the hospitality industry. They also have a passion for craft beer. Muse had his first Dogfish Head Raison d’Etre before he turned 21. “I’ve been in love ever since,” he says. On his 21st birthday, Muse applied for and landed a job at Dogfish Head. Two years later, he joined Iron Hill. Meyer’s love affair dates back to 2001 when he tried Rogue’s Dead Guy Ale, a Maibock-style ale with a hearty flavor. ► JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM



Perhaps characteristically, Stiglitz started with a bracing Samuel Adams Triple Bock, an American ale brewed in the TAP TAKEOVER 1990s. At the time, it was considered the world’s strongest continued from previous page beer. “That’s a tough one to start on,” Stiglitz admits. “And yet I kept drinking craft.” In 2006, he left Iron Hill to open Pig + Fish in Rehoboth Beach with then-wife Denise and Doug and Lisa Frampton. The partners followed up with The Pickled Pig Pub on Route 1, also in Rehoboth. Then Meyer joined the team. Wanting to do his own thing back in New Castle County, Stiglitz sold his part of the businesses to his partners.

Hubris. And a Humble Start

The first Two Stones Pub is in Chesmar Plaza in Brookside, an unassuming area of Newark. You’d expect to find a cigarette outlet and sandwich shop here, not a restaurant specializing in the craft brew trend that was sweeping the state in 2011. “It’s a steal, and you get to move back north,” Joe Latina, a commercial real estate professional told Stiglitz at the time. What’s with the name Two Stones? While hanging out at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats one day, waiting for their significant others to get pedicures, the friends talked about having a lot of hubris, Stiglitz says. To clarify: Consider that action heroes are said to have “major stones.” Certainly, it took stones to become a restaurateur, especially one with a growth mode. In 2012, Stiglitz opened a Two Stones in Wilmington in another modest shopping center. Meyer and Muse were on board by that time, and the two locations could share managers and staff. But expansion did not always run smoothly. Thanks to permitting and zoning issues, the opening of the Hockessin site was delayed six months. But the team did open restaurants in Jennersville, Pennsylvania and Hockessin the same year. “It nearly killed me,” Stiglitz acknowledges. “We weren’t prepared to handle it—it was tough.” Having lived through the experience, however, the team is now equipped to open in Middletown and Christiana in 2019. In the beginning, Two Stones specialized in hard-to-find craft beers. That’s still the case. “It’s one of the only bars that fairly reliably has my all-time favorite beer available,” says frequent customer Jesse Chadderdon, who favors Stone Xocoveza, a mocha stout. Among those beers are products by 2SP Brewing, a separate entity that opened in 2015. “There is some cross-marketing,” Stiglitz says. “We have multiple all-star brewers and a staff that loves and supports our brand.” With the new restaurants, Two Stones is dedicating half the taps to sister 2SP’s products.

Food First

While the beer is important, Two Stones is a restaurant, and customers appreciate the food. “Brunch specials are always creative—with a manmosa, of course,” says Karen Stauffer, referring to the breakfast cocktail made with orange juice and beer instead of sparkling wine. “I also love the dirty kettle chips—a total guilty pleasure. I call it ‘man food,’ but I mean that in the best—most deliciously hearty way—possible.” As Two Stones has expanded, the average footprint has jumped from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet, including indoor and outdoor dining areas. The atmosphere—which includes touches of red, yellow-gold and green—has become more unified. “Less beer signs, more art,” Stiglitz says. “They still let me slap stickers around from time to time—just not as many.” The bar section has stayed about the same size from location to location, but the dining areas have grown. “We’re more focused on family dining,” he says. Customers like Regina Dodd Wimer are appreciative. “The last time I was there, my 9-year-old said they had the best hot dog he ever had,” she says. “When he was finished, he asked me to get the recipe.” Two Stones pubs have also become neighborhood hangouts. Dawn Filandro and her family and friends have made the original location in Newark their Friday night spot. “Great beer, awesome staff and food that will please any palate,” she says. “Can’t wait for the new Newark location, which will have outdoor seating.” Meyer isn’t worried about diners growing tired of the gastropub concept. “Good food and service will never burn out,” he says.


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Finding a Balance

People, however, do burn out. Stiglitz is often up at 6 a.m. He drinks coffee while working on the computer. If there was an overnight emergency at one of the restaurants, he heads there. If not, he goes to the corporate office in Newark, which will move to the newest site in Christiana when it opens on Route 273. There are currently five on the corporate team. “My schedule and calendar are filled in one week ahead, which keeps me flexible,” Stiglitz says. “Twice in the past two weeks, I have hit all seven sites in one day. Typically, I try to stay below three. It’s very inefficient beyond that and gas is no fun. Ultimately, the people we have in place from the top down in our company don’t need to see me every day, and I often believe most of them prefer not to.” The restaurant life is demanding, and his marriage suffered, ending in divorce. “Sadly, as most of us do in this industry, I lost perspective on work-family balance in the past, and it cost me dearly,” he says. “Now my goal is to just be consistent across the board. If my schedule can prevent it, I try not to be the guy closing the bar anymore.” He makes it a priority to have dinner each night with his girlfriend, Samantha and her two children. “It’s very important in our family, and if that means going back to work at 8 p.m., that is what I do. Just always be where you should be.” Every June, he goes on a seven-day fishing trip to Islamorada with a group, including his teenage son, Aidan. “It’s great bonding time,” says Stiglitz, who counts fishing as his favorite pastime. “There are no phones 30 miles out in 1,000 feet of water. Ice-cold Cokes and soggy subs—perfect.” When it comes to mentors, Stiglitz says he admires the late Matt Haley, founder of SoDel Concepts, because he “always kept it real and straight.” He also looks up to his uncle, Jim Bono. “He has been instrumental in my career. He doesn’t let me whine. He tells me to spend time fixing the problem—work hard and smart. ‘Michael, get off this freakin’ phone and go deal with it.’ Yup.” He has no plans to return to the restaurant scene downstate. “There are too many all-stars down there already,” he says. But he does plan to continue following his business motto: “Consistency breeds success.”

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FOCUS A beer that I would recommend to anyone looking to enjoy on a hot summer day, after a hike, or while fishing is Die Herz-Maschine by Foreign Objects. This is one of the best beers I have ever had, and I find it to be perfectly balanced and refreshing. — Mike Dunlap Founder, Midnight Oil Brewing Co.


Instead of offering picks from our staff this month, we decided to field summer beer suggestions from the experts who work tirelessly to bring us fine, local craft beer. They were asked to choose a beer they feel is perfect for sipping outdoors in the sunny season (the only catch being that it couldn’t be a beer created by their brewery). Here’s what they said:

When it’s hot outside, I tend to drink the lower alcohol beers. One of my favorite summer beers is Sierra Nevada's Otra Vez. Otra Vez is a gose style beer that has agave and lime, which accentuates the tartness and salinity of the base beer. The beer is 4.9 percent alcohol by volume, so it goes down easy and is perfect for a balmy day either on the beach or after a long hike. — Andrew Rutherford Master Brewer, Stitch House Brewery


One of my favorite year-round beers is Abita Purple Haze. It's lighter and easy to drink, gives me a break from the hoppy-ness of ales, and pairs well with a number of foods. It's a good all day beer and at 4.2 percent, I can drink it all through the day—no problem. — Sarah DeFlaviis Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator, Bellefonte Brewing Co.

When I enjoy a beer during the summer, I have a handful of requirements that must be met. Most importantly, it must be independent! After that, I like dry beer, something with an interesting twist to it, and I need to be able to throw it in an ice chest and go do something outside. Crooked Stave Brewing in Denver makes a canned product called St. Bretta. It’s a great beer fermented with brettanomyces and brewed with lemongrass and orange peel. — Craig Wensell CEO, Wilmington Brew Works

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in Brandywine Hundred Independent restaurateurs are settling in increasing numbers in North Wilmington By Pam George


hen Harry’s Hospitality Group announced plans earlier this year for a second Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House & Saloon, Facebook lit up with “likes.” The original restaurant, which opened in 1984, is a landmark in Wilmington’s Trolley Square. Not only was “Kid’s” gaining a sibling after all this time, but it would occupy the former WSFS Bank site in a North Wilmington shopping center. The suburban setting might seem unusual for Kid Shelleen’s, but the area’s demographics “marry up well for who we are,” says Xavier Teixido, who owns the restaurant with Kelly O’Hanlon. Teixido should know. He used to live within walking distance of Branmar Plaza, the site of Kid Shelleen’s second location. He is also

the owner of Harry’s Savoy Grill, which is located on Naamans Road a couple of miles from Branmar. When the new Kid’s opens in early 2020, it will be in good company. Already this year, Wilmington-based Platinum Dining Group opened El Camino Mexican Kitchen and Taverna in The Concord, a new mixed-use development on Silverside Road. A brewery and bakery are in the works for this summer in other centers. The area offers a lot of advantages. However, it also can present challenges. For one, there is limited real estate available. For another, North Wilmington isn’t one cohesive area. Smart restaurant operators build a base with residents in surrounding communities. ► JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM




In 1988, when Harry’s Savoy Grill opened, there were independently owned restaurants in North Wilmington —there just weren’t many of them. It was easy to exhaust the options. For cutting-edge cuisine, foodies had to go to Wilmington or, if they were willing to travel, Philadelphia. Harry’s Savoy Grill brought the trends du jour to Brandywine Hundred, including the return of prime rib, good wines by the glass and icy martinis. The city-style dining coincided with the birth of the Food Network, the popularity of celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse, and the ability to search for recipes on the web. Diners developed high expectations. But with few exceptions, interest in North Wilmington was primarily limited to the chains, which in the 1990s started popping up along Concord Pike (Route 202). Culinaria broke new ground when Pam Grabowski and Ezio Reynaud opened it in 1999 in Branmar Plaza. The urban décor was contemporary yet approachable, and the food was upscale yet affordable. Consider soft-shell crab on a Thai salad, escargot and salmon with a mound of buttery mashed potatoes and dill-cucumber salad. There was nothing quite like it—until 2003, when Corner Bistro entered the scene in a Talleyville shopping center featuring entrees under $20 and a unique atmosphere that co-owner Mickey Donatello tweaked until it did, indeed, resemble a European bistro. Both Culinaria and Corner Bistro have withstood the test of time, as has Mexican Post, which opened in a shopping center on Naamans Road in 2001.


Mexican Post is across from the Brandywine Town Center and near the state line. General Manager Tony George says the location attracts shoppers from Pennsylvania looking for a bite after tax-free shopping. Like George, many restaurateurs in Brandywine Hundred know that to succeed, they must cater to the communities or businesses in the immediate vicinity—whether they’re in Delaware or Pennsylvania.


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Prime rib at Harry's Savoy Grill.

“The North Wilmington area is really based on neighborhoods,” agrees Mike Stiglitz, owner of Two Stones Pub, which is also close to the state line. “We have regulars that come all the time from the neighborhoods around us. It’s a lot more pocketed than you would expect.” Kate Applebaum, who with husband Don owns Cajun Kate’s on Philadelphia Pike, would agree. “We get foot traffic from the Bellefonte area,” she says. “We try to be a part of that community.” Ulysses, a gastropub that opened in 2011 in the Shoppes of Graylyn, is just a short drive from office parks near I-95. Many workers come to Ulysses for a pint after teambuilding exercises at an escape room in the same shopping center. At night and on weekends, area residents make up the customer base. The new El Camino’s attractive and expansive bar is attracting young professionals living in the center’s apartments. But North Wilmington restaurants also are interested in the families moving into the surrounding split-levels, ranch homes and colonials that their grandparents’ generation built in the 1950s and ‘60s. George of Mexican Post stresses the restaurant’s kid-friendly policy, which is also a hallmark of Kid Shelleen’s. When Teixido, O’Hanlon and then partner David Leo Banks bought Kid’s in 2010, they focused on providing something for everyone— cocktails and wines by the glass for adults and a menu for children, Teixido says.


Kid Shelleen’s will be located in what’s becoming a dining hub. In addition to Culinaria, El Diablo is also in Branmar. Ulysses and Vincenza & Margherita Bistro are in neighboring shopping centers. Goat Kitchen & Bar is within walking distance in yet another shopping center, which will soon welcome a second location for Bellefonte Brewing Co. Neil Shea, the brewery’s CEO, says the nearly 6,000-squarefoot space offers more visibility and therefore the potential for more traffic than the current site in an industrial park on Old Capital Trail. “We’re also closer to residential areas,” he notes. An August opening is planned for the brewery, which is working with Goat to create a special menu. By the time it opens, customers may opt to pick up food to go at the Café Sitaly to-go shop on Marsh Road. (The original, full-service restaurant is near the intersection of Marsh and Naamans roads.) Along with Ulysses, Two Stones Pub and Stanley’s Tavern, which is known for craft beer, the brewery will create a destination for beer-lovers. Each business has a niche, Shea says. At Bellefonte Brewing, for instance, customers can see how beer is made. Stanley’s is a sports bar. ►

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Near I-95, Independence Mall is home to Takumi, a Japanese DINING OPTIONS APLENTY and Chinese restaurant, Rasa IN BRANDYWINE HUNDRED Sayang, a Malaysian restaurant, continued from previous page and Swigg, a boutique wine and spirits store. (The Melting Pot, a chain, is also in the center.) By the end of summer, De La Coeur Boulangerie will open a North Wilmington location here, after closing its Talleyville site last year. The same safety-in-numbers approach is one reason why the Applebaums chose Philadelphia Pike, which also has a Wawa, Rita’s Water Ice, Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts) and Mazzella’s Italian Restaurant. “We said: ‘These places get a lot of draws, so let’s be in an area that is recognized,’” Applebaum says. “People will see us when they’re going to places that get a lot of business.” The couple also selected their site because the landlord does not dictate their hours like the management in many retail centers. “This is our restaurant, and we want to control our hours,” says Applebaum.


If you’re wondering why so many independent North Wilmington restaurants are in shopping centers, it’s due to availability. Commercial space is tight, and new construction is rare. To secure a spot in The Concord for El Camino Mexican Kitchen and Taverna, Carl and Lisa Georigi of Platinum Dining Group signed a letter of intent in 2015. Finding a place that’s just the right the size is a task, says Applebaum. Her location has many pluses, but there’s only room for counter service and no storage space for beer or wine. The restaurant currently does not serve either. Teixido searched a long time for a site for the second Kid Shelleen’s. “The WSFS Bank space is smaller than we want, but there may be some opportunity for growth down the road,” he says.

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“It will give us a good foothold.” The site also accommodates outdoor dining in the old drivethru lane, which is next to an open plot. Al fresco dining is hard to find in North Wilmington. With the opening of new restaurants, established operators have some concerns about the pie slices becoming slimmer. Many are less worried about losing customers than they are employees. “There are more restaurants looking for people than there are employees,” says Steven Lucey, who owns Ulysses with his brother, Michael. “The restaurant industry seems like it’s always hiring.” Bumping up workers’ salary to compete can become costprohibitive when it cuts into profit, and North Wilmington diners will only pay so much for a meal, says Donatello of Corner Bistro. It took 10 years before he raised the price of some entrees above $20. The average check also has gone up at Culinaria, but the menu, for the most part, has stayed the same, despite a change of ownership. Donatello understands why some operators would stick to the tried-and-true. “You can’t be average,” he says of the cuisine for Brandywine Hundred residents. “But you can’t go too far outside the lines.” Donatello, who grew up in North Wilmington, briefly had a pizza restaurant in Pike Creek but found that area mystifying. Communities and shopping areas are so spread out there, he says. Now he’s sticking to what he knows, and customers in North Wilmington, he says, often do the same. “They settle into going to the restaurants where they’re comfortable.” Some Mexican Post customers visit three or four times a week, George says. That’s also true at Ulysses. Will that change as new restaurants open? Maybe. Donatello, for one, plans to stick to his mission. “I wanted to have a little, affordable place where people can come, and it’s good food. And that,” he says, “is what we’re doing.”

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PICNICKING IN THE FIRST STATE What to pack and where to go for this summertime tradition By Leeann Wallett


ant to eat al fresco but don’t want to spend time waiting for that elusive patio table at an area eatery? Why not pack a picnic loaded with local foodstuffs. Area caterers and restaurants are ready to serve you a gourmet picnic, from charcuterie to BBQ, from Prosciutto di Parma to chicken club salad, from mini-cannoli to mac and cheese bites. And once you’ve packed your picnic, the final decision you’ll make is where to go to dig in. More on that down the page. First, some suggestions for your picnic menu: ►



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Janssen’s Market in Greenville is one of Delaware’s favorite places for charcuterie and high-quality cheeses. If you’re not sure where to start, the super-friendly staff will help guide you in all of your picnic-packing decisions. Says Deli Manager Danielle Hicks: “If customers aren’t sure what they want, we’re here to help select the best quality meats and cheeses.” Janssen’s has a wide variety of imported meats and pâtés. Most popular are the Italian meats like Prosciutto di Parma and Bresaola, a beef prosciutto. “We also carry a selection of German and Italian salamis and, of course, a traditional duck pâté that is perfect to spread on top of a toasted baguette,” says Hicks. As for cheese, Hicks’ personal recommendations include the Prima Donna, an aged gouda, that tastes like parmesan and gouda; a triple-crème brie, that is the more creamy, buttery version of a traditional brie; the Cambozola, a cross between camembert brie and Gorgonzola, which is a perfect blue cheese for novices; and a seven-year cheddar, one of Hicks’ favorites. “The seven-year cheddar is aged for so long that it has crystals in it,” she says. “The crystals give this flavorful, rich cheddar a slight crunch when eaten.” And if you’d like a more traditional spread, check out the extensive prepared food section adjacent to J’s Cafe. You can choose from more than 20 fresh-made salads and traditional delicatessen meats and cheeses. Janssen’s Market, 3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 654-9941 or catering@janssensmarket.com, janssensfinefoods.com.



Be classy with a picnic made exclusively with fine cheeses from Cheese Chalet. Located in the Shops at Limestone Hills near Hockessin, Cheese Chalet has been in business for more than 40 years. Owners Henry and Carol Huffman offer a selection of cheeses from countries around the world, including Spain, Holland, Italy, Denmark, England and France. In addition, they have a large selection of gourmet take-out options, such as house-made cheese spreads like horseradish mustard, cheddar spread with walnuts, bacon and scallion and olive spread; and daily take-out lunches and dinners that rotate monthly. Last month, daily meals included turkey phyllo pie, mango-glazed salmon and grilled lemon chicken served with a peanut satay sauce. Cheese Chalet, 5337A Limestone Road, Wilmington, 239-5548 or cheesechalet.de.


Let Montrachet Fine Foods do all the work for your picnic. “We’re open 364 days a year, so when you stop by, be sure to check out the many salads and spreads that are always available in the refrigerator case,” says Susan Teiser, chef and owner of Montrachet Fine Foods and Centreville Café. The most popular picnic-ready salads are the chicken club salad with bacon, and curried chicken salad with apples and grapes. Or try the bacon and egg potato salad or broccoli salad tossed with a tangy, creamy honey vinaigrette. “And what picnic wouldn’t be complete without coleslaw?” says Teiser. “Chef Kathy Donovan hand cuts the cabbage, which makes a huge difference in quality and taste.” Other offerings include house-made dips and spreads like cheddar bacon spread, spicy crab dip, caponata and salsa, and a small selection of imported cheeses. Montrachet also carries La Panzanella crackers—gluten-free oat thins that complement any picnic salad or cheeseboard. Montrachet Fine Foods and Centreville Café, 5800 Kennett Pike, Centreville, 425-5808 or centrevillecafe.com/montrachet.


Have you discovered Toscana To-Go, the sibling restaurant attached to Piccolina Toscana? If not, you’re missing out on a whole bunch of delicious, made-to-order hot dishes like rosemary veal Bolognese and di Parma pizzette, a smaller pizza with prosciutto with goat cheese, rosemary, arugula and mozzarella, and the eight-foot display case of prepared salads, appetizers and entrées cooked from scratch. Make it an all-Italian evening and grab a large deli container of the Insalata Caprese (fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil) and a Tacchino sandwich made with roasted turkey breast, crispy pancetta, provolone, oven-roasted tomato and spicy mayo. And don’t forget to save room for dessert. Sweets include house-made mini-cannolis, crème brûlée, or a hand-sized cookie or biscotti. Toscana To-Go, 1412 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 654-8001 or piccolinatoscana.com/toscana-to-go.


After a successful pop-up at the new DE.CO in downtown Wilmington and its TV debut on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri, Locale BBQ Post seems to be everywhere. But in reality, the cozy eatery is located on Lincoln Street near Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington’s Little Italy neighborhood. Locale has become “Guy Fieri famous” for its chicken salad sandwich and, of course, its barbecue, which varies between Carolina and Kansas City style. For a very hungry couple or average size family, Locale prepares four featured BBQ meat platters, including the rib sampler; pulled meat sampler, chicken sampler and the hungry man platter, which includes a quarter brisket, a quarter pork butt, a quarter chicken, a quarter bratwurst and four sides. Customers have the choice of sides like the mac and cheese bites, jalapeño cream corn, hush puppies, green beans, cornbread and collard greens, to name a few. And if that’s too much BBQ to handle, all meat is available à la carte, but make sure to arrive early because once supplies run out, they’re gone. Locale BBQ Post, 1014 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington, 510-4929 or localebbqpost.com. ►

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Brandywine Creek State Park began as a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family and eventually became a state park in 1965. Today, the park consists of three nature preserves, including Tulip Tree Woods (a majestic stand of 190-year-old tulip poplars) the Flint Woods Nature Preserve, and Freshwater Marsh, the first nature preserve in Delaware. The park also hosts many family activities and events, such as starry night hikes and its kid-friendly summer series “Cool Evening Picnic and Nature Programs.” This program is held Wednesday evenings at 7 from now through Aug. 22 and includes hands-on activities like make-your-own ice cream and campfire desserts. Entrance fees are in effect from now until November. Alcohol is permitted in bottles and cans in the picnic pavilion area only. The main pavilion is to the right after the main entrance near the disc golf course. Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd., Wilmington, 577-3534 or destateparks.com/FieldsStreams/BrandywineCreek.



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There are so many amenities at White Clay Creek you could spend an entire day here eating, relaxing, playing sports like disc golf, volleyball or horseshoes. During the summer, the park also hosts special evening events, including its “Yoga in the Park” series, held Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 23; summer concert series on Wednesdays now through Aug. 14, and its “Park After Dark: Full Moon Friday Hikes,” which has two remaining dates—July 12 and Aug. 16. Entrance fees are in effect from now until November. Alcohol is permitted in bottles and cans in the Carpenter Recreation picnic pavilion area only. White Clay Creek State Park, 880 New London Rd., Newark, 368-6900 or destateparks.com/FieldsStreams/WhiteClayCreek.



Every Friday from now through Labor Day, the Mt. Cuba Gardens will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. for Picnic Night. Refreshments, including wine, beer and snacks, are available for purchase, or guests may bring their own picnic. mtcubacenter.org/ coming-this-summer-picnic-fridays. And not to be confused with Picnic Night, on select Fridays Twilight on the Terrace brings even more family-friendly fun to the center. These special evenings feature additional entertainment, including local musicians, breweries and food trucks and classic lawn games like cornhole and croquet. Both events require the purchase of general admission tickets. Upcoming dates: July 19, Aug.16 and Sept. 6 Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, 239-4244 or mtcubacenter.org.

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ate last month, the Food Bank of Delaware officially opened its new 80,000-square-foot facility at 222 Lake Dr. in Newark. The $15.5 million project enables the Food Bank to better serve Delawareans. Some highlights of the new facility include: increased capacity to bring in fresh, nutritious produce from local growers for Delaware families in need; increased training space for the Food Bank’s Delaware Food Works workforce development programs, including The Culinary School and L.O.G.I.C. (Logistics, Operations, General Warehousing and Inventory Control); a four-acre farm that enables the Food Bank to grow its own foods; an on-site Discover Café that provides an employment opportunity for current culinary students and alumni, with proceeds benefiting Delaware Food Works; an on-site Healthy Pantry Center that provides an opportunity to directly serve families in need. The pantry is set up like a mini grocery store to empower clients to make food decisions that are best for their household. Emphasis is on nutritious foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables, beans and more.



very Wednesday, all first responders will receive special discounts at Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen in Newark (270 E. Main St.). First responders in uniform with ID will receive a 25 percent discount on food and $4 pricing on select beer and wine. 46 JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


urger Battle #8 will take place at Rockford Tower in Rockford Park (1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington) on Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at noon. The past few years, the event was held at Bellevue State Park’s Cauffiel House. The annual best-burger competition has raised more than $70,000 for charity since its inception. This year’s beneficiaries are Food Bank of Delaware and Delaware Pro Start. Adult tickets are $45 if purchased before July 25 and $12 for kids 12 and under. For more details and a list of participating restaurants, visit DeBurgerBattle.com.

very Sunday, guests can enjoy a cruise on the Christina and Delaware rivers over brunch aboard The Riverboat Queen. After you board at 11 a.m., the restored paddlewheel boat will take you along the water while you enjoy menu items like crisp smoked bacon and pan-seared chicken marsala. Tickets are $45 for adults and $22.50 for children under 15. For more information, visit wilmwaterattractions.com.



he owners of Buckley’s Tavern are bringing a new ‘50s-themed diner to Wilmington. Vance Kershner and Tom Hannum are opening Goober’s, a classic diner (black-and-white tile, stainless steel exterior) at what is currently a vacant lot on North Lincoln Street (adjacent to Grotto Pizza). The diner will be two stories and seat 87 guests. An opening is set for later in 2019.



hile the Two Stones Pub franchise continues to grow—it’s sixth location opened recently in Middletown—so too does its Taco Tuesday promotion. Each Tuesday at all Two Stones locations, tacos take center stage. The taco selections change weekly at every location. For the latest, visit TwoStonesPub.com.

Stay Active and Outside All Summer at Riverfront Wilmington! Walk, run or bike the 7.9 mile JAM Trail from Historic New Castle Experience Nature at the DuPont Environmental Education Center Bike Rentals available all summer from Riverwalk Mini Golf and the Environmental Education Center, perfect for touring the Riverwalk



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13. Justison Landing, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, CURRIEDAYSPA.COM Veritas Wine & Spirits, VERITASWINESHOP.COM Starbucks on the Riverfront Riverfront Pets, RIVERFRONTPETS.COM 14. Del Pez Mexican Gastropub, DELPEZMEXICANPUB.COM Goju Training Center, GOJUROBICS.COM 15. Delaware Children’s Museum, DELAWARECHILDRENSMUSEUM.ORG Riverwalk Mini Golf, RIVERWALKMINIGOLF.COM 16. Joe’s Crab Shack, JOESCRABSHACK.COM 17. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, IRONHILLBREWERY.COM 18. Public Docks 19. Big Fish Grill, BIGFISHRIVERFRONT.COM




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28. Penn Cinema Riverfront IMAX, PENNCINEMARIVERFRONT.COM 29. CrossFit Riverfront, CFRIVERFRONT.COM 30. The Residences at Harlan Flats, HARLANFLATS.THERESIDENCES.NET 31. Altitude Trampoline Park, ALTITUDEWILMINGTON.COM 32. The Westin Wilmington, WESTINWILMINGTON.COM River Rock Kitchen, RIVERROCKKITCHEN.COM 33. Delaware Humane Association, DEHUMANE.ORG 34. Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard/Fort Christina Park, KALMARNYCKEL.ORG 35. Jack A. Markell Bike Trail 36. Constitution Yards Beer Garden, CONSTITUTIONYARDS.COM 37. 76ers Fieldhouse, BLUECOATS.GLEAGUE.NBA.COM

THE CITY NEW $600,000 SKATE PARK IS COMING TO WILMINGTON— FINALLY!! Construction to begin in September on the City’s West Side


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WILMINGTON RAISES PRIDE FLAG IN RODNEY SQUARE Mayor Purzycki proclaims month of June as ‘LGBT Pride Month’ in the City


ayor Mike Purzycki joined City Council President Hanifa Shabazz, John Rago and Tina Betz of the Mayor’s Office, Carol Lowrie and Edwin Sparks of The Chemours Co., and Theatre N’s Dan Lord III for a Pride Month celebration in Rodney Square on June 12. The Mayor issued a Proclamation designating June as LGBTQ Pride Month in Wilmington, and for the first time in the City’s history a Pride flag was raised over Rodney Square, where it flew for the remainder of the month. Nearly 200 people attended the event, held three years to the day after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and during the 50th Anniversary of New York’s Stonewall uprising, which marked the beginning of the modern LGBT civil rights movement. Long and Earth Radio bandmate Jani Duerr also performed original songs for the diverse crowd.


ayor Mike Purzycki and City Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Kelley announced last month that a $600,000 skate park will be built on land given to the City by the State Transportation Dept. at Liberty and Lower Linden streets near Maryland Avenue. Construction of the concrete facility is expected to begin in September once public bids for design and construction have been issued. The Mayor said the long-delayed park—first proposed by Kelley in 2001 when he was a member of Wilmington City Council—will be welcome news to the local skateboarding community. “A skate park has been the dream of Kevin Kelley and others for more than 20 years,” says the Mayor. “It was discussed, debated, planned, shelved and revived a few times over the past two decades and now we’ve finally reached the day when Kevin, as Parks and Recreation Director, has the pleasure to join me in making this announcement. We’re very grateful to former Sen. Robert Marshall and former Rep. Helene Keeley who, like Kevin, never gave up hope that a skate park would be built in Wilmington.”



Having a block party or other special event this summer? You can apply for permits online here: bit.ly/WilmDEEventsPermit



ayor Mike Purzycki and Fire Chief Michael Donohue welcomed 17 new firefighters to the Wilmington Fire Department at a graduation ceremony last month. The Mayor congratulated the class for successfully completing the long and rigorous selection process that began last May. He also thanked the class for accepting one of the most challenging yet rewarding forms of public service. The Mayor said being a firefighter is not simply a job that one does, but it becomes who a person is and what they were called to do to serve their community. The 17 recruits, who were among over 200 applicants, completed an intense 13-week training academy commanded by Battalion Chief John M. Looney and his staff. Upon completing the academy, each recruit attained national certification as Pro Board Fire Fighter Levels I and II (NBFSPQ) and National Register Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).



he 2019 Youth Career Development program, which began June 17 and runs for 6-8 weeks, has placed hundreds of city youths ages 14 to 21 in 400 jobs and as many as 75 internships – including more than a dozen Green Jobs—within City government as well as in the business and community sectors. Mayor Purzycki has called the annual program an important job-placement and internship effort that will help City young people develop valuable work skills and prepare those same young people for a successful future. “We continue to be enthusiastic about our revamped Career Development program and the unique opportunities it affords our City’s youth,” says the Mayor. “All program participants will come away with a solid foundation for continued personal and professional growth. We want our young people to succeed, which they will do by becoming more responsible in a work-like setting and understanding more about the talents and skills they have to achieve their goals.”


Looking for general job information and resources? Visit www.wilmingtonde.gov/ government/employment to learn about education and training, labor laws and regulations, how to apply for government jobs, as well as other employment-related information.


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For more meetings and events in the month of July, visit: www.wilmingtonde.gov.

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy 4th of July! — Mayor Mike Purzycki A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO OUT & ABOUT MAGAZINE



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July 12 5pm Start Complimentary Shuttle Service returns in September Most exhibitions listed here continue through this month


A program of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs

Gallery 919 Market

MKT Place Gallery

LaFate Gallery

The Angelus

The Sold Firm

DOWNTOWN The Angelus 417 W. 5th Street 347-963-2208 Artist: Saintly Inspirations by Marth Ann Szczerba This is an on-going show as pieces are sold and new paintings are added. Martha Ann’s unique ability to combine child-like emotion with the Divine through exceptional ability to create vibrant color has attracted the attention of the greater art world. She has had no formal training, placing her work in a genre of its own, with a recognizable signature. Mostly her pieces are rendered with acrylic paint on wood. Her images are simple yet engaged and complex—brilliant like stained glass—the iconography for today. All sales of artwork benefit Br. Ronald Giannone, Ministry of Caring, Inc., for Revitalization of the Creative District of Wilmington. Chris White Gallery 701 N. Shipley Street 434-327-2930 • chriswhitegallery.com Artist: Deeply Rooted by InTReeG’d CuLTuRe Artist Andre Reyneard exhibits his work for the month of July. City of Wilmington Louis L. Redding Gallery 800 N. French Street 576-2100 • wilmingtonde.gov Artist: …and the waters rise by Jenna Lucente- No artist appearance for July- gallery only This self-guided exhibition features three paintings by The Delaware Contemporary studio artist, Jenna Lucente. Lucente’s landscapes present a vision of a marred environment through the effects of flooding and climate change. The veil of monochromatic color harmony unifies each image, while revealing to the viewer a covert message of the existential new normal. Light refreshments.

Gallery 919 Market 919 N. Market Street 824-9660 Artist: Potpourri of Memories by Winthrop Hewitt Buswell

MKT Place Gallery 200 W. 9th Street 438-6545 Artist: “Underneath the Layers” by Erica Brown

Exhibiting works done in Watercolor, Pastel and Mixed Media.

Going from painting to paintingit becomes a sort of maddening dance. I am very process oriented and I find my paintings as I paint them. I am incredibly inspired by nature as well as the conflict between nature and man-made things. Daily, I take in images around me and they become mixed with the emotional and spiritual aspects of my life. What comes out is a new creation born of observation, passion and empathy. Using encaustic, or sometimes mixed media, I wrestle with them until they sit quiet and are finished amongst the wreckage of my studio.

The Grand Opera House 818 N. Market Street 658-7897 • thegrandwilmington.org Grand Artist: “Royalty In Motion” by DANCE4LIFE School of the Arts and Training Institute baby grand Artist: The Silva Collection: Featuring Michael Silva (as himself) and “Optic Quartz Vision” Grand: DANCE4LIFE known for exceptional dance education and riveting dance concerts, returns for their 3rd artistic showing with Art On The Town. baby grand: Michael Anthony Gustavo Silva utilizes a multitude of mediums including oil paint, acrylic paint, carving, wood burning, graphic design, and installation. From animals to humans and floral, he paints a wide range of subjects, applying a traditional yet modern approach with meticulous detail. LaFate Gallery 227 N. Market St. 656-6786 • lafategallery.com Artist: Eunice LaFate’s Ladybug Series Award-winning Folk Artist Eunice LaFate is an ardent Ladybug Music Festival Fan. Her radiant Acrylic Ladybug Series of 12 paintings will be on display for the July Art Loop. A Ladybug Paint Night will be a Special Feature of LaFate’s July Art Loop. On exhibit through July 29.

The Sold Firm 800B N. Tatnall Street 689-3237 • thesoldfirm.com Artist: 7GOD Contemporary American artist from Wilmington, 7 uses art to express his mental health experience, trauma and pain. Diagnosed with bipolar schizophrenia back in 2014, his journey brings awareness and compassion to mental health in our city. Wine, light food, music. WEST END The Lounge @ Carl Doubet Jewelers 2900 Concord Pike Suite B 888-2991 • doubetjewelers.com Artists: Carl Doubert, Joe Tutlo, Toni Toomey Friends with Photos - Collection of photography from the past. Music, tasting & nibbles.

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our new seasonal craft beers are now available in the local market. Yards Brewing is offering Summer Crush, a citrus wheat beer with a 5 percent ABV that is brewed with orange and lime to create a tropical zest. SweetWater Brewing Co.’s 420 line has added Mango Kush Wheat Ale, with an ABV of 5 percent and a sweet kick of mango. Green Zebra is a gose-style ale offered by Founders Brewing Co. that is lightly hopped and flavored watermelon and sea salt. The Hoppy Refresher, made by Lagunitas Brewing Co., is a non-alcoholic zero-calorie, zero-carb brew made from bio-transformed citra, equinox and centennial hops.



oston-based ArcherRoose is coming to the Delaware market via Standard Distributing. Founded in 2015, the ArcherRoose model promises “luxury-at-adiscount wines in planet-friendly formats.” Look for canned ArcherRoose offerings of champagne from Italy, Rosé from France, Sauvignon Blanc from Chile and Malbec from Argentina.



titch House Brewery (829 N. Market St., Wilmington) is unveiling a few new brews this summer. Friends Wit Benefits is a Belgian wit with 4.8 percent ABV. It‘s unfiltered, light in body and is spiced with coriander and orange peel. Everlast is a West Coast-style IPA and will be available after July 4. And Constitution Yards will be offering a Stitch House gose style later this month.




he 10th annual Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival is set for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover. The event is a salute to the state’s craft alcohol producers and will feature locally-produced beer, wine and spirits along with special guests from over the state line, such as Yards, 2SP, Evolution, Heavy Seas and more. The day also includes live music, food trucks, a mechanical bull and other outdoor games, as well as guided tours of the Agricultural Museum. VIP tickets entitle guests to an exclusive tasting session along with a catered dinner from 2:30-4 p.m. General admission begins at 4 p.m., and the festival ends at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, visit DeBeerWineSpirits.com.



njoy a unique evening in downtown Kennett Square on Wednesday, July 10, by first sampling locally sourced wine and cheese at MILOU, a boutique at 125 E. State St., then participating in a calligraphy class on the rooftop at Grain (108 W. State St.). The evening begins at 5 p.m., with the calligraphy session starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include instruction, a beginner’s calligraphy kit, writing materials and the wine-and-cheese pairing. For more information, visit MeetAtGrain.com.



he third annual Downtown Brew Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 1 p.m., on Market Street, Wilmington. Dozens of area breweries and more than 100 beers will be featured. The event will also have live bands, DJ music, beer-friendly food by local restaurants and food trucks and a home-brew competition. Partial proceeds benefit the restoration of Delaware’s Gambrinus statue, which will be donated to the Delaware Historical Society once restored. Pre-sale tickets are $30 until July 10. After July 10, general admission tickets are $40. VIP tickets are $55. Contact Chelsea Tavern at 482-3333 for more information.


With a legacy of brewing award-winning beers like Fat Tire, New Belgium has long held environmental stewardship as a core value. Photo courtesy of New Belgium Brewing Co.

BOLD NEW TERRITORIES One of New Belgium’s major players, Rich Rush, offers some insight into the brewing giant’s operations—and suggests a few beers you should sip this summer By Jim Miller


ich Rush knows more than his fair share about beer. In just 12 years at New Belgium Brewing Co., Rush has worked his way up from representing the product in a handful of Southern California counties to overseeing sales in nearly half a continent. For someone who covers that much territory—19 states, plus D.C., and, oh yeah, the entirety of Canada—you might be surprised to hear that Rush lives happily in the quaint suburbs of Middletown, Delaware. According to New Belgium’s sales director for the East Coast & Canada, living in the First State is both comfortable and convenient. In fact, as we speak on the phone, Rush is driving to the Philadelphia Airport to take an easy 45-minute flight to Toronto, where he recently closed what he calls a “pretty big deal.” “As far as I know, it’s the first of its kind deal,” Rush says, with almost youthful zeal. He’s being humble. Turns out it’s a giant deal. “We’ve kind of become a local beer up in Canada now,” Rush says. “So there’s a lot of advantages. We’ll be priced cheaper than other American crafts, who are paying tariffs to get over the border, paying an agency fee, paying additional freight just to get the beer from the U.S. to Canada.”

“Plus, there’s also the advantage of the beer hitting the market being just a week old instead of three or four weeks old by the time it gets up there,” he says. “So, we think it gives us a major advantage.” Sounds like an incredible advantage. It also sounds like a magic trick. Just how did Rush and Colorado-based New Belgium manage to work around all the red tape and become a “local beer” north of the 49th parallel? Call it a creative partnership. Rush and New Belgium outmaneuvered the competition by selling New Belgium’s licensing rights to Toronto’s Steam Whistle Brewery, which brews a pilsner that just happens to be the single largest craft brand in Canada. Turns out Steam Whistle just bought a new brewery and was looking to fill to its capacity—like many brewers are doing nowadays. In short, Steam Whistle needed to brew more beer to justify its recent purchase. “I’ve known these guys for about two years now,” Rush says. “There are a lot of synergies and common philosophies between the companies: environmental, renewable energy, water conservation and purification.” ► JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM


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It sounds like a match made in heaven. The deal gives the brewing giants on either side of the border a big win: New Belgium gets the licensing fees bolstered by a local Canadian sales force that took Steam Whistle’s pilsner to the top-selling spot in the country, while Steam Whistle expands its portfolio by gaining a popular American craft it can sell cheaper than all other U.S. imports. It’s this kind of clever forward-thinking that has been a trademark for New Belgium since the brewery opened in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 1991. From social issues and environmental causes to simply making consistently memorable beer, New Belgium has been, in a word, smart. Similarly, we asked Rush to use just one word to describe the New Belgium beers you should try this summer. And in a few more words, he elaborated on the spirit of New Belgium and its legacy. Here’s what he had to say: O&A: So let’s talk about some summer beers that New Belgium offers in Delaware. Can you describe the following beers using just one word, then explain why you chose that word? Rush: Sure. O&A: Let’s start with the most obvious: Fat Tire Amber Ale. What word would you use to describe that beer and why? Rush: I’d say versatile just because it’s for any occasion; it pairs well with any kind of food you’re going to eat. It’s a warm weather beer; it’s a cold weather beer. Fat Tire, for me, is a staple that’s always in my fridge year-round. It goes with any occasion, any food, any time. O&A: That’s a good answer. We’re off to a good start. Let’s go next to the Citradelic IPA. Rush: I’d say dangerous. It drinks so easy. I know for me, personally, I tend to forget that its 6 percent ABV. It’ll sneak up on you. It’s that delicious. O&A: Let’s talk about one of the new ones: Mural Agua Fresca Cerveza. That’s a 4 percent ABV, and it says here that it features hibiscus, agave, watermelon and lime. What word would you use to describe that one? Rush: I just think fun. It’s such a fun beer because, obviously you can drink it by itself, right? But it’s also an amazing mixer. I like using it to make margaritas instead of sweet and sour mix. And that’s delicious. There are a lot of cocktails you can make using Mural. My wife will make mimosas with them, so instead of orange juice with the Champagne or Prosecco, she’ll top it off with Mural. There’s so much more you can do with that beer than anything else we’ve ever done. Had I not said versatile with Fat Tire, I would have said it for Mural. This beer—everyone seems to like it. Women like it. Younger drinkers like it. And, like I said, cocktail drinkers like it because they use it as a mixer for cocktails. You can just do so much with that beer. O&A: What about the Voodoo Ranger Juicifer IPA? Rush: Juicifer, whew! Yeah, that one is trouble. Even more so than Citradelic. Just another big tropical, juicy IPA that does not drink as it should for as high as its ABV is. I actually had one of those in my cooler when we went to our pool a couple of weekends ago. Fat Tire you can drink any time of day, but I don’t recommend drinking Juicifers out on the boat or by the pool when it’s 90 degrees. O&A: It says here it's 7.7 ABV. Rush: Yeah, delicious beer, but you gotta watch that one or it’ll get you in trouble. That’s more of an evening beer for me. O&A: What is it about Fort Collins that made it a suitable fit for New Belgium? It seems to me what’s happened with New Belgium isn’t unique in the sense of a brewery becoming bigger, but it is unique in that is was ahead of the curve in some of the social aspects, including community outreach and their environmental initiatives. Is that fair to say? 56 JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Rush: I think so. You see it today with Budweiser, for instance. They’re really getting behind solar. They now have the largest solar installation of any brewery. You see a lot of breweries getting behind it now or within the last five years. But that was something that from day one, back in 1991, when we first started that Kim Jordan, our founder, made a priority. The other thing that I give Kim a lot of credit for is that she got behind the ESOP [Employee Stock Ownership Plan] thing very early on. I believe 38 percent of the company was owned by employees up until 2012, and that’s when Kim sold the entirety of the company to the employees. So, now we are 100 percent employee-owned. I think the sustainability aspect, the philanthropy aspect, and the employee-ownership aspect—all those things—really resonate with people. If you talk to any of our fans, they seem to get very excited about those three pillars for sure. O&A: It is interesting to see how the company was started and was an early adopter of all these important initiatives, not to mention having a founder who is a female, which may be more common nowadays, but probably wasn’t happening a lot in the early ‘90s. Rush: No, and Kim talks about that a lot—the early years— how she’d be at the Craft Brewers Conference or the Brewers Association Conference and, literally, she’d be the only woman there. And there was a long time then where she sat on a lot of those boards, and again, she was the only woman out of 30 people on the board representing the Brewers Association. She was definitely ahead of her time. She’s been a trailblazer for sure. O&A: What is it in the DNA of New Belgium that you feel will help you achieve continued success moving forward? Rush: As far as what we’ve done well, I think we’ve done a good job of keeping a singular focus on brewing good beer. Some companies I think spread themselves too thin with other products branching off of beer, whether it be seltzers, ciders, teas or maybe they get into craft spirits. But I think we’ve kept a singular focus. From day one, our mission statement has been to brew world-class beer, and I think we’ve stayed true to that.

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he movies are, regrettably, still a man’s world, with the faces on screen and the jobs behind the scenes still heavily dominated by individuals carrying the Y chromosome. And summer is emphatically the testosterone season with its emphasis on superheroes, adventure thrillers, and ribald comedies, all of which, apparently, are perceived to only succeed on male talent. So it is a refreshing respite (and that is all this may be) when two summer movies—Late Night and Men in Black: International— focus their attention on female leads. It’s even better for this critic and admitted fanboy that both films feature nuanced, out-of-theordinary performances by Emma Thompson. Men in Black: International returns us to the sturdy franchise with two new leads at the center of the usual intergalactic comic mayhem, Agents H (Chris Hemsworth) and M (Tessa Thompson). But the story is really that of M, whose obsession

with all things extraterrestrial we discover in a prologue. M, otherwise known as Molly, had a childhood alien encounter, and that has led her to a life pursuing the opportunity to become one of the mysterious Men in Black. When she finally discovers MIB’s secret New York headquarters, the station chief is none other than Agent O (Emma Thompson). The two have a weary, knowing exchange about the antiquated, sexist organization title. What are you gonna do? The movie features several little grace notes such as that, maintaining the tradition of the comic book origins of this mythology while acknowledging the changing environment of our #MeToo era. Sadly, the action shifts to London, where Agent M is thrown back into a male-dominated culture and a male-dominated feature film. She gets her first probationary assignment with H as her partner, and we are off to the ET races. ► JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM









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The rest of the film follows M’s coming into her own as an agent as she and H try to solve their case. The plot and characters tread predictable territory but the thrills and laughs are delivered with polish, thanks to the screenplay by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum and the brisk direction of F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious, Straight Outta Compton). The cast—which includes not only Hemsworth and Emma Thompson but also Liam Neeson and Rafe Spall—are all solid contributors, especially the voice work of Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as CGI alien Pawny. But the film succeeds on the appealing tartand-sweet persona of Tessa Thompson. Still early in her career, the younger Thompson has demonstrated a screen magnetism and complexity that have surpassed the roles themselves. Her work in the Thor and Creed franchises especially has been refreshing. Another fresh talent, Mindy Kaling, has been paired with Emma Thompson in the new workplace comedy, Late Night. In this film, Thompson plays Katherine Newbury, a brittle, imperious late night talk show host who has been coasting on her reputation for years. Threatened with cancellation, Newbury decides to hire a young female of color to join her all-white, all-male writing staff. Enter Molly Patel (played by Kaling, who also wrote the screenplay), an earnest but seemingly unqualified candidate who nevertheless checks all the boxes the star and her producers are looking for. But it turns out that Molly has two undiscovered talents—a natural flair for topical comedy and an ability to speak truth to her formidable employer. Kaling is really the star of her own movie here, and she proves to be another appealing performer, with a winsome naiveté masking a hard-fought backstory and a strong spine. The back-and-forth scenes between her and Thompson are the highlights of the movie, as well as Molly’s deft handling of her boys-club colleagues in the writers’ room. Thompson has more to work with in this screenplay (whereas her MIB appearance is simply an arch extended cameo), and she demonstrates the acting chops that have undergirded her long cinematic career. Her command of subtle body language and her thoughtful way with dialogue (she is, after all, an Oscar-winning screenwriter herself) show the tremendous craft that have been her hallmark. Kaling’s screenplay (her first feature) can be obvious at times and clunky in others, but it provides the framework required for these appealing performances. Both Men in Black: International and Late Night dependably deliver an entertaining evening at the theater, thanks in large part to the work of the female leads. Coming in July: The latest installment in the Spidey saga has Peter Parker on vacation in Europe, Spider-Man: Far from Home, July 2; Awkwafina stars in a dramedy about a Chinese-American woman struggling to deal with her grandmother's terminal illness and her family's decision to keep that secret in The Farewell, July 12; David Crosby: Remember My Name, an insiders' biography of the singer's tumultuous life on and off the concert stage, July 19; and Quentin Tarantino's love letter to 1960s Tinseltown, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, July 26. JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM



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t was an exciting moment for Delaware seven years ago when Red Frog Entertainment announced that its Firefly Music Festival would take place in Dover. It was a chance to attract people from all over the country to celebrate our small state and enjoy some high-profile artists. But it wasn’t an exciting day for everyone. Local artists quickly saw that very few of them would be included in the lineup, and even fewer female artists were scheduled to perform. What’s more, tickets were higher than expected, making Firefly a pricey option for fans of the Delaware music scene. Then the Ladybug Music Festival made its debut on July 19, 2012— the day before Firefly. Staged in the 2nd and LOMA neighborhood, this Wilmington festival featured local artists and invited the public out to enjoy the music free of charge. And true to its name, Ladybug featured an all-female lineup, thus addressing the underrepresentation of women typified by Firefly and other concerts. “We realized back then that there was really nothing that showcased women exclusively,” says Gayle Dillman, co-creator of Ladybug. “Women are parts of lineups but typically they are no more than 20 percent of the lineup; we want to change that.” Dillman and her business partner, Jeremy Hebble, of Gable Music Ventures, are proud to say that even the Ladybug staff is 70 percent female, including music and sound technicians. This summer, Ladybug (the official state bug of Delaware, incidentally) returns to Market Street with two days of music featuring more than 100 artists. From 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, in the LOMA section, musicians will perform on two large outdoor stages and a number of indoor venues along the block. Throughout the evening, you can wander from concert to concert while enjoying local food trucks, art vendors and beverage stations.

The following night, Friday, July 19, from 5 p.m. to midnight, Gable Music Ventures will present the “Bug Crawl,” a spin on a classic bar crawl. Performances will take place across 15 venues from Chicky’s Pizza Pub to the Hotel duPont on North Market Street. Since 2012, Ladybug has enjoyed impressive growth. Starting with a crowd of about 300 in an indoor venue, it has expanded to an outdoor, two-day event, drawing more than 10,000 people from all over the U.S. This year, the festival is partnering with Stitch House Brewery and Mispillion to feature its very own craft beer, the Ladybug Rosé Lager. With Ladybug’s popularity on the rise, Gable Music Ventures is looking to showcase artists from outside Delaware as well. “We’ll always keep a local flavor to it, because it’s important to keep our roots in Delaware, but as we continue to grow, we are looking to reach further [across] the United States to bring people in,” says Dillman. In addition to some of the First State’s most popular female performers, this year’s lineup includes Jessica Latshaw from Boston, Aubrey Haddard from Massachusetts, and Alex Allegra from Tennessee. Ladybug is much more than a free alternative to Firefly. It has become the largest festival in the United States that showcases only female artists. “I’m very proud of the fact that myself and my team are really leading the change for festivals,” says Dillman. “If I can say that I will have 100 percent women, there is no reason why other festivals can’t have more than 50 percent. And it’s happening in Delaware, of all places.” For more information, visit theladybugfestival.com. — Kaleigh Hanson


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The Delaware Art Museum continues its 2019 performance series. On Thursday, July 11, the series opens with the first performance from Puerto Rican dance group Los Planeros de la 21, followed by Haitian artist Nathalie Joachim in Famm D’aiti on Thursday, July 25. To end the series, performer Makeda Thomas presents “The Light Fantastical.” Each show features the stories, dances and experiences of groups from the diverse societies of the Caribbean, from Puerto Rico to Haiti. The Performances are presented in conjunction with the museum’s new exhibition, Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago, which runs through Sept. 8. Tickets range from $25$35. For more information, visit delart.org.


The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents its 20192020 concert season, beginning Friday, Sept. 27, at The Grand in Wilmington. The series will feature a wide variety of music celebrating the classic and the new. To start the season, young composer Missy Mazzoli will receive the Alfred I. duPont award after a performance of her Sinfonia (For Orbiting Spheres). This season’s solo artists include Pianist Michael Brown, Cellist Camille Thomas and Clarinetist Anthony McGill. To finish off the season, the DSO will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday by performing Beethoven’s Choral Symphony. Season subscriptions are available now. For more information, visit delawaresymphony.org.


Dew Point Brewing’s Summer Music Festival Series continues at noon on Saturday, July 20, as area bands Montana Wildaxe, Bones Brigade, The Uncle Jimmy Band and Crazy Chester and the Space Farmers pay tribute to the Grateful Dead. Guests can also enjoy craft beer, food trucks and local art vendors at this festival-style event. Dew Point is located in the middle of the Red Clay Creek Watershed at 2878 Creek Rd., Yorklyn. All tickets are general admission, with a day-of ticket price of $25. Admission is free for children under the age of 12. For more information, visit dewpointbrewing.com.

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Old Brandywine Village Thursday Summer concert series kicks off July 11 at 5 p.m. Grab your friends and come down to the historic Superfine Lane opening night to see Nadjah Nicole from The Voice. There will be food trucks, produce stands and beer vendors at this event. The series, extending through Oct. 3, includes local artists such as Michelle Christopher and Frank Stella, Keith Mack of Scandal, The Diligents, Fireball’s Larry Burnett and more. For more information, visit the Facebook page @Old Brandywine Village.




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The Queen (500 N. Market St.) celebrates its second anniversary on Saturday, July 13, by hosting Almost Queen, a Queen tribute band complete with authentic costumes and performances that will make you feel like you’re watching Freddie Mercury in the flesh. The performance is for all ages, with doors opening at 7 p.m. The celebration continues the following night as The Queen screens a sing-along version of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody at 8 p.m. For more information, visit thequeenwilmington.com.


Grain H2O, at 3006 Summit Harbour Lane in Summit, hosts the Wheeland Brothers on the evening of Thursday, July 18. This Southern California band plays genres from reggae to flip flop hip hop and performs something new with every song. Come to the Summit North Marina at 7 p.m. to enjoy a meal, drinks, and music on the Corona Light Stage. No cover charge. For more information, visit meetatgrain.com. JULY 2019 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM



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