Out & About Magazine -- September 2013

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Our Farm Fresh Issue Area Restaurants Finding Local is Best Comfort & Convenience in Slow Cooking Seeing is Believing at Penn Cinema

SEPTEMBER 2013 CO M P L I M E N TA R Y VOL. 26 | NO. 7

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Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery

Ulysses Gastropub

Dead Presidents

Kid Shelleen’s Charcoal House

World Cafe Live @ The Queen

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

our staff Publisher Gerald duPhily • jduphily@tsnpub.com Contributing Editor Bob Yearick • ryearick@comcast.net Director of Publications Jim Hunter Miller • jmiller@tsnpub.com Director of Sales Marie Graham Poot • mgraham@tsnpub.com Creative Direction & Production Management Matthew Loeb, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. matt@catvis.biz Graphic Designer Tyler Mitchell, Catalyst Visuals, LLC. tyler@catvis.biz Contributing Writers Matt Amis, Krista Connor, Ed Dwornik, Christine Facciolo, Mark Fields, Pam George, Robert Lhulier, Allan McKinley, J. Burke Morrison, John Murray, Larry Nagengast, Scott Pruden Contributing Photographers Joe del Tufo, Tim Hawk, Donnell Hill, Les Kipp, Tony Kukulich, Matt Urban

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7 War On Words

55 Kennett Flash


58 Tuned In

11 By the Numbers

59 Queen at The Queen

13 Worth Trying

61 Penn Cinema


Special Projects John Holton, Kelly Loeb

65 Film Reviews

27 The Farmer & The Chef 37 Cool Spring Market


35 What’s Cooking

67 Where to Watch the Game 73 Newark Food & Brew


Area restaurants finding best ingredients are down on the farm. By Pam George

30 Take It Easy Slow cooking is comforting, flavorful and often convenient. By Pam George

48 The Travel Songs Project Six guys from Delaware embrace adventure as they travel to Peru to document culture and music. By Krista Connor

61 Seeing Is Believing

43 Kennett Gets Crafty 47 Beer Buzz

20 A Bumper Crop

75 Loop Series Returns

39 Delaware Distilling Co. 45 Spirited

Interns Sarah Coonin, Millard Adam Vaughn, Elnora Nesbitt


17 Made in Delaware


Cover design: Leila Marvel, Caspari & McCormick

Penn Cinema is finding success in IMAX and the Riverfront. By Mark Fields

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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

By Bob Yearick

BTW An email from a friend included the phrase “bye the bye,” meaning “incidentally,” or “by the way.” It didn’t look right to me, so I checked. The correct term is by the bye. Similarly, the phrase “hear, hear” is often misconstrued as “here, here.” It indicates that a listener or observer agrees with the point being made. It’s an expression used as a short, repeated form of “hear him, hear him.”

•Reader Joan Burke, of Bear, cites the Newark Post, which quoted the beverage manager of a local restaurant thus: “This is one of the wines inspired by the jail cell. It’s called The Prisoner. It’s not to the point where it’s like hokey or over-the-top, . . . but we have enough to peak your interest.” That word, as pointed out here before, is pique.

In Memory of Dennis Farina Word nerds will always be grateful to this fine actor because, as mobster Ray “Bones” Barboni in Get Shorty (based on the book by the fabulous Elmore Leonard), Farina emphasized the frequent misuse of e.g. (for example) for i.e. (that is) in this dialogue with the uber-cool Chlli Palmer (John Travolta): Bones: “Let me explain something to you. Momo is dead. Which means that everything he had now belongs to Jimmy Cap, including you. Which also means that when I speak, I speak for Jimmy. E.g., from now on, you start showing me the proper (bleep)ing respect.” Chilli: “E.g. means ‘for example.’ What I think you want to say is i.e." Bones: (shouting, waving gun): “E.g., i.e., (bleep) you! The point is this: When I say ‘jump,’ you say ‘OK.’ OK?” Long live Bones Barboni!

•Spark has invented yet another new term: “the powers of be” (referring to those who run Major League Baseball). I’ve heard “the powers to be,” which is also incorrect, but this is a new one. Correct term: the powers that be.

Media Notes •Who's writing headlines for letters to the News Journal? Here’s a recent one: “Americans shrinking more responsibility.” The word is shirking.

Literally of the Month Soon I am going to rename this the Morning Joe Category. Appearing on that MSNBC political talk show, Robert Gibbs, former Obama press secretary and campaign advisor, said of Congress: “They are literally between a rock and a hard place.” A Contest Long-time reader Larry Kerchner writes that a friend visited Chicago and brought back a local magazine with an article about U. S. and Canadian cities. It contained this stunning exercise in gymnastic linguistics: “The Quad Cities are a group of five American cities, who are on the Iowa-Illinois’ border across the Mississippi River, in the United States.” Asks Larry: “Where do I begin?” Better yet, where would you begin? Send in your corrections of all errors in the sentence – grammatical or otherwise. We’ll determine a winner, who will receive a $25 gift certificate to Chelsea Tavern and a copy of The War on Words paperback.

Seen a good (bad) one lately? Words of the Month

wunderkind Michael Harrington in the Philadelphia Inquirer refers to Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as a “wonderkid.” The word is wunderkind. Pronounced wun·der·kind, it means a child prodigy or person of remarkable talent or ability who achieves great success or acclaim at an early age. The plural is wunderkinder.

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Pronounced TEM-bluhr, it’s a noun meaning an earthquake. Often misspelled “trembler” (a person who shakes with fear or whose religious practices include shaking, or a species of songbird).

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AMERICAN MODERNS, 1910–1960 FROM O’KEEFFE TO ROCKWELL OCTObER 12, 2013 – JanuaRy 5, 2014 Don’t miss the opening of this incredible exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum’s American art collection! A special preview party on Friday, October 11 will feature live music, cocktails, and snacks. Free – $5. Members only, 6–8 p.m. Open to the public, 8–10 p.m. Visit delart.org for details.

2301 Kentmere Parkway | Wilmington, DE 19806 302.571.9590 | delart.org 2 Yellow Leaves (Yellow Leaves), 1928. Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986). Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 1/8 inches. Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Georgia O’Keeffe, 87.136.6. | American Moderns, 1910– 1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell has been organized by the Brooklyn Museum. The Delaware Art Museum’s presentation of this exhibition is generously supported by the Johannes R. and Betty P. Krahmer American Art Exhibition Fund, DuPont, and individual donors. Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


F.Y.I. Things you absolutely need to know


TAIL-WAGGING AROUND THE TOWER DHA's 23rd Walk for Animals is Oct. 6


Mayor Funk calling it quits after Taste of Newark

og lovers will flock to Rockford Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, to raise money for the Delaware Humane Association. The DHA’s 23rd annual Walk for the Animals, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include games, music, refreshments, pet-oriented vendors and a one-mile walk around the park followed by pet contests. This is DHA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and helps support its pet adoption program. More information is available at dehumane.org or call 571-8171 ext. 301.



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his year’s Taste of Newark (Sunday, Sept. 29) has extra significance. Not only is it the 10th anniversary of the food-and-wine fundraiser, but the event will serve as a retirement party for beloved Newark Mayor Vance Funk, who is retiring as mayor the following day. “It’s a fitting farewell party,” said Funk, who has served as mayor since 2004. Taste of Newark was the brainchild of Mayor Funk, and through a partnership with the University of Delaware it has grown into a major showcase for Newark’s culinary scene. Proceeds benefit UD’s Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management as well as the Downtown Newark Partnership. Last year more than $70,000 was raised. The event, from noon to 3 p.m. on UD’s Old College Lawn, will feature more than 50 restaurants and 30 wineries. A highlight of the event is the “Iron Chef” competition for bragging rights as Newark’s top chef. Tickets are $45 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit tasteofnewarkevent2013. eventbrite.com for tickets or call 368-2561 (ext 110).

Retired minister publishes book about his roots


orthern Delaware native Edward Seal, a retired minister in the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale, Ill., recently returned to his childhood home after 45 years and set out on an exploration of what he calls the area’s “landscape of meaning.” The result is a book of narratives, Around the Delaware Arc: 101 People, Places, and Lore. It chronicles Seal’s geographical discoveries of the area and their sentimental connection to where he grew up. It’s available on Amazon and will soon be published as a Kindle e-book. Calling the book “an armchair travelogue,” Seal says it is geared not only toward visitors but residents as well.



Register as bone marrow donor Sept. 21 Are you between the ages of 18-44? Are you in good health and want to do your part to help others be healthy too? If you answered yes to both questions, then the Wilmington Jaycees wants you to be part of the Be the Match National Bone Marrow Donor drive on Saturday, Sept. 21. Donors can come to Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square from 1-4 p.m. and have their cheeks swabbed for entry into the donor registry. Established 25 years ago, Be The Match Registry facilitates more than 5,800 marrow, peripheral blood stem cell and umbilical cord blood transplants per year for blood cancer patients who do not have a matching donor in their family. According to Be The Match, registering for bone marrow donation is a quick procedure that can positively impact someone else’s life forever. Find additional information at wilmingtonjaycees.com or call 655-5288.

THE TWAIN SHALL MEET DLC sponsors Mark Twain reading Oct. 26


amuel Clemens will live again on Saturday, Oct. 26, when the Delaware Literary Connection honors Mark Twain. Readings and a possible Twain impersonator are scheduled for the event at the Deer Park in Newark. The evening gets underway at 4 p.m. and will end by 7:30. See the October O&A for more details. ►


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n Sept. 14 and 15, join art enthusiasts while sipping wine and beer and enjoying the work of 100 regional artists, all in support of the Howard Pyle Studios. The weekend fundraiser at Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville will include a VIP Silent Auction and raffle tickets for original artwork by Frolic Weymouth and Tubby Raymond, respectively Famed illustrator Howard Pyle built the Howard Pyle Studios on North Franklin Street more than a century ago as a working studio and source of instruction. Pyle was a mentor to several famous artists, including Harvey Dunn, NC Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth. All proceeds from the event, after expenses, will be used for the maintenance and preservation of the studios. Hours of the fundraiser are no one to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, and noon to 4pm on Sunday, the 15th. Admission is $10. Guests must be at least 21 to attend. Visit howardpylestudio.org for additional information.

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by the numbers A few farming facts for your enjoyment

2,480 Number of farms in Delaware.

200 The average US farm size in acres.

42 % of Delaware land consists of farms.

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Longest recorded flight of a chicken.

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Worth Trying Random suggestions from our staff and readers

See You Outside

Every self-respecting citizen of the great state of Delaware knows Dogfish Head for its craft beer artistry. I have been hard-pressed, however, to find anyone familiar with the expertly distilled spirits the brewery has been releasing. My favorite is the “Wit Spiced Rum,” a triple-distilled white rum made with curacao, orange peel and coriander. The distillery is small and the spirits have a limited release, but if you get your hands on a bottle, be sure to listen for the inevitable comment: “Wait. Dogfish Head makes rum?”

Looking for new things to try and places to see in Delaware? I recommend See You Outside. This new program from Delaware Greenways and The Nature Conservancy is a great resource for Delawareans searching for fun outdoor activities and events. Plus, complete the SYO approved activities and send in your photos to win prizes! A few things at the top of my list: canoeing along Delaware’s Bayshore, strolling through outdoor gardens or along the beach, running a 5K race, and zip lining in Lum’s Pond State Park. Get outside, have some fun, and discover the state’s extraordinary outdoor treasures! syodelaware.org

— Adam Vaughn, UD student & O&A intern

— Jessica Jenkins, Manager of Marketing & PR, Delaware Art Museum

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Aristic Statement Bellefonte Arts, an oasis of local craft jewelry and art, is my newest hidden gem. Located on Brandywine Boulevard amongst a variety of other eclectic shops, Bellefonte Arts is a gallery and studio that showcases 50 local artists’ hand-crafted works. You can find anything from cards to jewelry to photographs and more. Everything is one of a kind, just my style! (803 Brandywine Blvd., Bellefonte; 762-4ART)

— Sarah Coonin, UD student & O&A intern

Growing Pains My first year with a garden has been a success...for the most part. I finally had the extra yard space, so this year I started from seed and gave it try. Although my garden would be laughable to most, I was very proud to produce a decent amount of kale, three whole cucumbers (stop laughing), tomatoes, a variety of fresh herbs, some peppers and about six dead, white stawberrries that didn't survive a late frost. My three-year-old son shared my enthusiasm in checking the weekly progress, and that added to the experience. I'll definetly be doubling the size next year (Sorry, Honey) and hopefully harvesting AT LEAST four cucumbers.

— Matthew Loeb, Creative Director O@A

Have something you think is worth trying? Send an email to Jim with your suggestion by scanning this QR code ►

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Eunice LaFate has become a community treasure.

An O&A cover was the catalyst for Eunice LaFate’s art career. On Oct. 4, a retrospective opens at Blue Ball Barn


wenty years ago, Out & About’s May issue showcased a piece of folk art depicting children playing outside and in a pool. The simple painting prompted such a response that it changed the artist’s life forever. “I was getting calls from all over, and I took it upon myself to educate the Delaware community about folk art,” says Eunice LaFate. At that time, the Jamaica-born LaFate had transitioned from her early career in education to human services administration. She had volunteered for a fundraising campaign at the YMCA, which led to the painting featured on the O&A cover. The fundraiser and the cover prompted her to rediscover her artistic abilities, and she began devoting more time to painting. Influenced by folk artists Grandma Moses and Bill Taylor, the self-taught LaFate eventually opened a gallery in her home. LaFate first visited Wilmington in 1981. “I used to travel during vacation and a classmate of mine who lived in Delaware invited me to come and stay with her,” she says. “At the end of the week she had a going-away dinner for me and one of the guests eventually became my husband.” She moved here from Jamaica in 1983 to take a teaching job. Soon she was involved in community activities, and over the years she has been acclaimed for her work with what she calls “at promise” children, a term she uses instead of the standard “at risk” description. She has dedicated her life to helping children find a positive outlet through art by teaching workshops, mural projects, and heading community programs advocating for safer environments.

Her abstract imagery portrays people with no eyes or noses, which, she says, represent the universality of humans and her belief that there are no “right” facial features. “I focus in a very freelance way,” she says. “I don’t conform to perspective and accuracy. And there are always stories behind the paintings.” Over the past two decades, LaFate has produced hundreds of pieces of art and received many honors. Much of that art will be on display at the Blue Ball Barn Folk Art Museum beginning Friday, Oct. 4. “Eunice LaFate: 20-Year Retrospective of Folk Art” will continue until Feb. 10, and will include gallery talks by LaFate. Her work also was recently exhibited at the Music School of Delaware on North Washington Street, as well as the gallery at her home. In addition to preparing for the retrospective, for the past five months she has been working on a documentary, Arts in Prevention. A Film Brothers Production, the documentary portrays LaFate’s work with education and the arts, as well as her philanthropic efforts. She says the film, to be released this month, “is about what the arts have done for young people to turn their lives around.” Target audiences, she says, are youth organizations, educational institutions, church groups, and community groups. For additional information about the artist and her upcoming exhibits, visit www.LaFateGallery.com. Visits to her home gallery are by appointment only. Call 656-6786. — Sarah Coonin SEPTEMBER 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Bill Kulish, left, president of Kulish Design Co., designed the bathroom sink and vanity for Dan Gallery of Newark.



A sink shaped like a leaf, a wine cellar floor made from pennies— Kulish Design gets amazing results from a common building material By Larry Nagengast


ill Kulish knows concrete. But, he says, “I’m not the guy who drives up to your house with the big cement truck.” No, Kulish doesn’t pour concrete. He places it. And the concrete he places isn’t that dull gray stuff you see on highways and sidewalks. His concrete comes in many colors (as long as it’s an earth tone) and can be molded into almost any shape to serve almost any purpose his clients desire. Countertops, tables, wet bars, sinks, planters—they’re just the basics for Kulish, who prides himself on making each custom-designed piece unique.

“I can incorporate many things into it—shells, glass, wood, metal, hand-painted designs,” he says. “The possibilities are endless.” And no challenge is too great. For the wine cellar in a home in the Chadds Ford area, Kulish leveled and restored the basement floor, then took 140,000 pennies (provided by the owner), affixed each one to the floor with a black epoxy, filled the gaps between the coins, and covered it with a non-yellowing clear epoxy sealant. ►


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For the Stone Balloon Winehouse, he created a U-shaped bar with terra cotta coloring to match the restaurant’s Tuscan design theme. (The Newark eatery is undergoing a transformation into a brew pub and Kulish says he may be asked to modify the bar as part of the makeover.) For Dan Gallery of Hockessin, Kulish designed and produced a concrete sink shaped like a giant leaf (with a custom brass leaf over the drain stop) and mounted on a wooden vanity with turned feet resembling those of a Steinway piano—a nod to Gallery’s love of music. “It’s beautiful. I have a custom piece of art in my bathroom,” Gallery says. Kulish developed the design following a two-hour meeting and brainstorming session with Gallery. Kulish kept his customer informed with regular phone calls throughout the process. “It’s incredible,” says Gallery. “Bill shows a tremendous amount of attention to detail, and I was fully engaged with him throughout the creative process.” Kulish, 52, a Hockessin resident who grew up in Levittown, Pa., didn’t start out as a concrete artisan. It was a gradual transformation, from restaurant operator to selling restaurant equipment to a sales job. Then, while living in Westover Hills, he ripped out the old asphalt driveway, put in 1,000 square feet of pavers, added some boulders and an Asian waterscape with five ponds and, quite understandably, started attracting the attention of his neighbors. They wanted to know if he did such work for a living. No, he said. But then he asked himself, “Why not?” Soon he was resurfacing concrete sidewalks and driveways, and from there it was a quick step to the (mostly) interior work that has become his bread and butter. Now operating as Kulish Design Co. from a shop and studio in the Germay Industrial Park off Maryland Avenue, Kulish thinks of himself as an artist and his clients’ interior or exterior spaces as his canvas. His concrete begins with sand, Portland cement and water— the same primary ingredients as highway concrete, but without any chunks of stone. He adds polymers and other items to create an alkaline-resistant glass fiber concrete mixture that is up to four times stronger than the standard sidewalk. This is followed by liquid or powdered iron oxides to create the color the customer desires. “When it’s done right, it has the consistency of bread dough,” he says. Every job starts with custom measurements, which Kulish uses to create a template and then a mold. Seldom, however, do his molds have squared corners. “I focus on creating organic, fluid, artisanal designed concrete,” he says. “For 90 percent of what I do, I get rid of any sharp points or edges.”


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Kulish can give a bathroom sink some extra curves by placing a wine bottle wrapped in cloth at the base of a basin-shaped mold. On a countertop, he can form sloping grooves to create a drainboard or include space for features like stainless steel trivets. When placing concrete into the mold, Kulish is working upside down, so the top side of a countertop, for example, would be face down. He starts by spraying a thin layer of concrete over the mold to serve as a face coat. Then he begins placing that doughy mixture of concrete into the mold, one handful at a time. If the project calls for several colors, he must prepare separate batches of concrete, then put each color in place, according to the pattern. No matter how complex the design, placing the concrete must be completed in four to six hours. Any longer and it won’t set evenly. The day after the concrete is placed, it is flipped over and the mold is removed, setting the stage for two or three rounds of wet polishing with a slurry mixture that smoothens the surface and eliminates any air pockets. After these steps, which take four or five days, Kulish lets the concrete dry until its water content is less than five percent. Then he applies two coats of sealer, 18 hours apart, and waits 15 days to apply the final coat. From start to finish, the process takes four to six weeks. “I’m not a mass-production guy,” Kulish says proudly. Such custom work is not inexpensive. While a granite countertop might sell for $35 a square foot, Kulish’s custom concrete work starts at $135 a square foot. “It’s not for a person looking for a bargain,” he says. But concrete most definitely is for people looking for something special. “I can do things with concrete,” he says, “that you could never think of doing with granite.”


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Charlotte Rath arranges the tomato display at HG Haskell’s roadside produce stand, a popular destination for area chefs. Photo Tim Hawk

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At left, Michael Kelly, executive chef at Vicmead Hunt Club, reviews the day’s offerings at HG Haskell’s SIW Produce on Route 100. At right, Jason Barrowcliff, executive chef at Brandywine Prime. Photos Tim Hawk

Restaurants are finding the best ingredients —some grown especially for them—down on the farm By Pam George


delivery of fresh carrots isn’t unusual for a restaurant like Twelves Grill & Café in West Grove, Pa. But the 10-pound bag of heirloom carrots, still sporting a tuft of greens on the tops, didn’t come from a supplier. They grew in a local garden, like the one manned by Jason Barrowcliff, the chef at nearby Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops in Chadds Ford. Barrowcliff, who has six plots on his twoacre property, likes watching the vegetables grow. Even better, he likes the flavor of justpicked produce. “The taste of celery grown in

your yard compared to supermarket celery is amazing,” says Barrowcliff, who grows more than 20 herbs and vegetables at his home in Oxford, Pa. Meanwhile, Tim Smith, who with his wife Kristin owns Twelves, didn’t let the excess carrots go to waste. He used every last one. He made a mousse-like carrot puree with heavy cream. He pickled the stems from the top and then fried them. He used raw leaves for garnish, and he used some of the greenery to make a pesto with walnuts, garlic and parmesan cheese. ► SEPTEMBER 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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An advantage to buying local: It takes the middleman out of the equation. “I like to talk to the farmer, and let them know what I’m looking for,” says Jay Caputo, owner of Espuma Martini Bar and Cabo Modern Mexican Tequila Bar in Rehoboth Beach, and The Rose & Crown in Lewes. “At this time of year, I’m looking for produce you might not find at the farmer’s market. People forget about farm fresh onions, which make a great stock.” Caputo also relies on growers such as T. S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville for specialty apples, including ginger gold. “People come to our restaurants for something different,” he explains. “They don’t want something they can prepare at home.” Highland Orchards in Brandywine Hundred often grows specialty items upon a restaurant’s request. For instance, the familyowned farm has supplied squash blossoms and baby zucchini to Harry’s Savoy Grill and the Hotel du Pont. For one event at Harry’s Savoy, Chef David Leo Banks asked Highland Orchards to plant baby mustard greens. “By the time the event came around, it was ready for harvesting,” says the farm’s owner, Ruth Linton. Andrew Matulaitis, executive chef at Krazy Kat’s in Montchanin, unearthed Szechuan buttons, a flowering herb that produces a tingling sensation on the tongue, at Coverdale Farm in Greenville. Many chefs maintain that buying direct ensures top shelf products. Smith, who gets the majority of his seasonal produce from Swallow Hill Farm in Cochranville, says the farm’s vegetables are “consistently some of the best” he’s seen. The growers won’t sell him anything that doesn’t meet their high standards. Like many chefs, Barrowcliff and Matulaitis are fans of H. G. Haskell’s SIW produce stand on Route 100 in Chadds Ford, which is often called “H.G.’s” or “Haskell’s” for short. “I go several times a week to see what they have,” Matulaitis says. “There’s a large selection of heirloom tomatoes, sugar plums, heirloom eggplants and donut peaches.” It’s also a regular stop for Bryan Sikora on his way from his Downingtown home to his new restaurant, La Fia, in downtown Wilmington. DIY

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Some chefs also employ a little elbow grease in the quest to provide diners with fresh ingredients. Union City Grille in Wilmington’s Little Italy, for instance, has a plot in a downtown cooperative garden. “We grow purple basil, lemon thyme, cherry tomatoes, chili peppers,” says Matt Crist, the restaurant’s chef. “The cool thing is that so many people who garden there have excess stuff, and they give it to us.” Last month, Crist picked figs from the


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tree in his backyard to use in dishes. Feby’s Fishery in Wilmington took things a step further. Five years ago the DiFebo family purchased a 189acre farm in Pennsville, N.J. Today, all of the produce served at Feby’s—from asparagus to seven varieties of peppers— was grown on the DiFebo farm. In fact, Feby’s now sells fresh produce to more than a half dozen other area restaurants, including The House of William & Merry (Hockessin) and Taqueria Moroleon (Avondale). “I think we’re a lot more than farm-totable,” says Philip DiFebo, Jr., whose father founded the popular eatery back in 1974. “We’re farm and table.” Two Stones Pub in Newark and Wilmington (a Kennett Square location will open next month) is using land on a farm-ette in Landenberg to grow vegetables, including five varieties of kale, beets, peas, and sugar snap peas. They also grow miniature kiwi that you can pop in your mouth. “They are phenomenal,” says Ben Muse, operating partner. The little farm belongs to Vince D’Amico, a longtime customer of the Newark restaurant, who has since become an investor in Two Stones. Even restaurants without their own gardens can benefit from the DIY approach. “I have about 40 customers who have farms and will bring stuff in,” says Nick Farrell, owner of Sovana Bistro in the Unionville, Pa., area. “They might have eight bags of kale. They can’t eat it all, but they don’t want it to go to waste.” City restaurants can also sample the fruits of their customers’ labors. Crist says one customer came in with squash blossoms for Union City’s creations. BEYOND VEGGIES

Purchasing goods from local farms isn’t limited to produce. Smith has a supplier in Cochranville who provides beef and lamb. Smith purchases the animals, and the farm will care for them until it’s time for slaughter. Then Twelves receives all the meat. Diners at Harry’s Seafood Grill, Harry’s Savoy Grill, and Kid Shelleen’s have undoubtedly spotted the “Jenny burger” on the menu. The meat comes from cows raised on Nick Jenny’s family farm in Unionville. ►


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“We select the cuts of meat we want in a custom blend,” says Xavier Teixido, a principal in the Harry’s Hospitality Group, who has been friends with Jenny since high school. “We can throw some brisket in there, which is fatty.” (And when it comes to a juicy burger, fatty is a good thing.) Not surprisingly, farm foods make for some fresh promotions. On Saturday, Sept. 7, Brandywine Prime will feature a tasting menu using West Chester-based Thornbury Farm’s produce. Consider summer heirloom tomato tartar and seared tuna with cucumber, organic petite greens, and tomatoeggplant puree. Visit brandywineprime. com/pdf/130907_ThornburyMenu.pdf for information. Plate Catering, restaurateur Matt Haley’s on-the-go division, for several years has held dinners on the grounds of Good Earth Market & Organic Farm outside Bethany Beach. Each of the dinners, priced at $95, benefit a nonprofit, and the Sept. 21 designee is the Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens. For information, call 537-7100. BITE-SIZE EFFORT




Admittedly, buying local on a large scale isn’t always practical or doable, depending on a restaurant’s concept and size. “More upscale establishments that do seasonal menus and less mass production can utilize more local farms based on availability,” says Josh Grapski, owner of Nage in Rehoboth Beach, which works with several Sussex County farms. “That said, all [Delaware-area] restaurants can’t solely rely on local farms. We have to deal with short growing seasons.” The restaurant must also be flexible based on availability, he adds. “Having the ability to change the menu to match the seasons is key, and it’s why we print menus daily.” For many chefs, it’s worth the effort. Says Haley: “It’s about quality. It’s about freshness, and it’s about supporting the community.”


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Highland Orchards provides surbanites in North Wilmington a taste of the farm.

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ighland Orchards in North Wilmington, a rural oasis in a landscape populated by suburban neighborhoods, has long offered Henretty’s crab cakes at its retail market on Foulk Road. The stand, popular for its vegetable Community Support Agriculture (CSA) program, isn’t the only shop to feature the crabpacked patties. In fact, Henretty’s crab cake business grew so fast that owner Steve Henretty decided to concentrate on the wholesale end of that business and sell his retail meat and seafood market in Hockessin. Ruth Linton, whose family has owned Highland Orchards since 1832, saw an opportunity. “We thought Henretty’s would be a good match for our business,” says Linton. “We bought it and started taking fresh produce out to the store; people have been very receptive.” It helps that Linton enlisted the support of seasoned chefs like Sean McNeice, formerly of Ulysses, and David Lattomus, formerly of the Hotel du Pont, to augment the operation. Linton, who’s helped pioneer the locavore movement in this area, is following the same approach at the meat market. Recently, the shop purchased lamb that a 4H group displayed at the Delaware State Fair. The meat is butchered in Sudlersville, Md. “It is immaculately clean,” Linton says of the facility. “It’s family run, and there’s a pig farm where the pigs aren’t crated. The animals are healthy.” She recently started a CSA with a mix of meats, available at Highland Orchards on the second Saturday of the month. Choose chicken only ($38), a mix of three kinds of meat ($85), or chicken stock ($10). Everything is sealed and ready for the freezer. She’s considering a future CSA that combines meat and produce. But first she has to work out the logistics. Customers can benefit from the union of the produce market and the meat market at either location. (Don’t miss the special burger blend that McNeice created at the Hockessin site.) For more information on Highland Orchard’s CSAs – both produce and meat – visit highlandorchardsfarmmarket.com. — Pam George

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ow in its sixth year, The Farmer and The Chef brings together local farmers and chefs in a cook-off featuring fresh culinary creations in an event that benefits the March of Dimes. This year’s competition begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Chase Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront. The more than 40 farmers and chefs participating will be divided into teams. Farmers provide the chefs with fresh ingredients from which the chefs must craft entrées. Guests get samples of each creation, then cast their votes for the tastiest entrée. In addition to the cook-off, the 2013 event will include silent and basket auctions featuring a host of items. The Farmer and The Chef aims to foster sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs. It’s also a valuable networking opportunity for area businesses that want to take a more localized approach to food service and preparation. By showcasing the community’s farmers and fresh, natural ingredients, the event supports Delaware’s agriculture industry and promotes buying locally and directly from the source. All proceeds from The Farmer and The Chef go to the March of Dimes, an organization that seeks to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and lowering the risk of premature birth. Organizers hope the event will promote healthier and more conscientious eating habits in expectant mothers. Through research, community service, education and endorsing a healthier natural diet, the March of Dimes fights to guarantee healthy, full-term pregnancies for expectant mothers. Tickets are on sale now for $40; they are $50 at the door. For tickets and more information, visit thefarmerandthechef.com. For more information about the March of Dimes, visit marchofdimes.com. — Adam Vaughn SEPTEMBER 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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roduce, baked goods, meats and more are just some of the locally sourced products available at the Wilmington Farmers Market at Cool Spring Park. Every Thursday until Oct. 3, farmers, artists, and artisans offer farm fresh fare and family entertainment. Vendors provide a variety of shopping options. Whimsical Farms sells fresh eggs and meats; Davidson Exotic Mushrooms offers many varieties of mushrooms, and Bright Spot Venture Urban Farm sells produce grown right in the Rodney Street Reservoir gardens. More than 25 vendors offer a wide selection of unique gifts and crafts, including soaps, honey, jams and jellies. There are also performances every week by local bands, presented by Gable Music Ventures. Local favorites Bullbuckers, Travel Songs and more than a dozen others cover a range of musical styles. A new band is on stage every week and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and enjoy the show. Mike McCafferty, manager of the market, says it is doing well, thanks to a broad cross-section of customers. “We now have a diverse group of elderly, low income, families, and working professionals from across Wilmington gathering here for fresh produce, dinner and free entertainment,” he says. “One of the most popular attractions is ‘kids day’ once a month when many different children’s activities are offered, such as the Brandywine Traveling Zoo, Delaware Children’s Theater performance, and music for the young at heart.” McCafferty says the market has become an important part of the community and is helping to promote a healthier, local approach to food. “Customers want to talk to the farmer about the products and how they can be used,” he says “We’re proud of what we have accomplished and work hard to improve.” The Wilmington Farmers Market, located at North Jackson and West 10th streets, is free, family friendly and open every Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. until Oct. 3. For more information, visit coolspringfarmersmarket.org. — Adam Vaughn





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Easy Does It Slow cooking is comforting, flavorful and often convenient By Pam George


omfort food comes in many forms, from fried chicken to macaroni and cheese to meatloaf and mashed potatoes. But some of the most flavorful comfort foods take time to cook. Consider beef stew with tender cubes that break apart with a fork, or chicken cacciatore laced with garlic and onions. Then there’s the poster child for comfort food: juicy roast chicken wearing a crisp, golden-brown skin. “I’m a big fan of sear, sauté and braise,” says Dave McCormick, owner of Pro Kitchen Gear in Greenville. “You sear the protein, sauté the vegetables and put them in liquid for a period of time in the oven.” But there’s more than one way to slow cook a meal, and in some cases, you don’t even need to be in the house to get it right. Slow cooking food has several advantages. For one, it tenderizes less expensive or tough cuts of meat. Depending on the appliance you’re using, it can free up the oven for other items. Slow cooking also allows herbs, spices and other ingredients to gradually mix and mingle, producing a palatable dish.

WHILE YOU’RE AWAY For two generations now, the slow cooker has been an ideal way to cook food over a lengthy period of time. Known for years as the Crock-Pot, a trademark of the Rival brand, the slow cooker has programmable settings. Put all the ingredients in the removable liner in the morning, hit the button, and go to work. You’ll come home to an aromatic dinner. Some recipes call for searing meat before you place it in the pot. Searing deepens the flavor and lends a lovely color. But it also gives you a sauté pan to clean, which defeats the all-in-one purpose. The Fagor 3 in 1 Multi-Cooker, however, lets you brown right in the device. No extra pans to clean. The Fagor also serves as a rice cooker and a pressure cooker. “I’m a big fan of a device doing more than one thing,” McCormick says. “For $99.95, it gives you versatility.”

The slow cooker is not just for meat. One longtime vegetarian uses hers about once a week. Betty Crocker’s Slow Cooker Cookbook has a section on meatless main dishes—Cuban black beans and rice, for instance —sides, and desserts. An electric smoker with an automatic shutoff also lets you slow cook without the worry. Eric Aber, chef-owner of Home Grown Café in Newark, made a whole fresh pork shoulder in the electric smoker he recently received as a birthday present. “It took overnight to come to an internal temperature of 190 degrees,” he says. Donny Merrill, owner of Skipjack in Newark, is also a fan. “I just did pork butt, pork belly, and beef short ribs and cheeks yesterday—cooked all day in the smoker,” says Merrill, who keeps the smoker in the walk-in when it’s not in use. “I almost slept in my walk-in last night, it smelled so good.” Sometimes, he finishes the meat by braising it to add moisture.

ON THE STOVE OR IN THE OVEN A cast-iron Dutch oven has long been the go-to pot for stews and other dishes with liquid. Most of today’s versions, such as Le Creuset’s products, are coated in enamel. (Some call the enamel versions a “French oven.”) Both supposedly offer even heat distribution. They can be heavy, McCormick notes. “Add ingredients and they can double in weight.” That can be a problem if you’re moving the pot from the stove to the oven. He’s also not convinced that traditional Dutch ovens distribute heat as well as manufacturers claim. He likes the Emile Henry Dutch oven/stewpots, which are ceramic. Move them from the freezer right to the oven, or pop them in the microwave. ►


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Staub en France, available at Kitchen Kapers in north Wilmington, makes an enameled cast-iron “cocotte” with “selfbasting” properties. Rounded spikes on the inside of the flat lid encourage moisture to drip back down on the food. A clay tagine’s steamy advantages come from its shape. The lid, which resembles a pointed birthday party hat, lets steam circulate above and around the food. Many people think the pot is only used to make tagine (also tajine), a Moroccan stew; but you can use it for most slow-cooked foods, says McCormick, who offers tagine cooking classes at Pro Kitchen. You can also use the tagine for searing. Take advantage of the novel shape and bring it right to the table to serve. “It has a great presentation,” McCormick says.

TRIED AND TRUE Special devices or pots are nifty, but not necessary. You can simply use your oven. Eric Huntley, executive chef of

Redfire Grill & Steakhouse in Hockessin, loves to make duck confit, which cooks overnight at 200 degrees. “Pat it dry and finish it in a hot pan to crisp the skin,” he says. “Fabulous!” While there are dedicated roaster pans, your choice should be dictated by what the pan needs to hold and how much liquid, if any, is in it, McCormick says. Robert Lhulier, executive chef of University & Whist Club, initially cranks the heat up to cook chicken, pork or beef and then turns it down to let it slow cook. “The thicker the roast, the lower the heat,” he says. So how do you know which method to choose? Big, juicy, and higher quality meats can dry-roast in the oven. (Use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s done.) Less expensive cuts or items with a sauce work well in a lidded pot or slow cooker, where excess steam tenderizes the meat. Even with a slow cooker, you’ll need to plan ahead. But when you serve a savory stew or carve a whole chicken, you’ll taste why patience is a virtue.

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WHAT’S COOKIN’? Top Chef Paul Egnor of Pizza By Elizabeths shares his thoughts on beer, bacon and the importance of locally-sourced food By Krista Connor Paul Egnor, executive chef, Pizza By Elizabeths.


decade ago, Paul Egnor was working in Arizona, in the profit-driven banking industry, where the oppressive fees and disregard for customers began to have a negative effect on him. “The way they exploited their customers made me physically ill,” he says. During that time, the New Castle native had his first encounter with cooking when he volunteered with a group that purchased and cooked vegan meals for homeless people in downtown Tucson. He quickly developed a love for cooking, and when he returned to Delaware to be closer to family, he decided that his days with large corporations were over. In 2004, trading in his business suits for cooking aprons, Egnor enrolled in culinary arts classes at Delaware Tech. Nine years later, he has compiled quite a resume: six months as sous chef at 821 Market Street Bistro in Wilmington; four years as sous and executive chef at Homegrown Café in Newark, and for the past four years, executive chef at Pizza By Elizabeths in Greenville. Egnor recently talked with O&A about the importance of locally-sourced food, an upcoming Pizza By Elizabeths’ brew on tap, and his hope that the bacon trend will soon fade. In what ways do you support the Farm to Table movement? PE: Depending on the season, we source some of our food from local farms. Our dairy is purchased from a local familyrun business, we take advantage of being next door to Kennett by getting all of our mushrooms from local growers, and we purchase different sausages and meats from Harrington. We recently hosted a Farm to Table wine dinner at the restaurant with

the ladies from The Table at Brandywine, and every ingredient was sourced locally. Last year Pizza By Elizabeths began to grow a portion of our own organic produce in our backyard. This summer, all of our fresh herbs, along with some of our tomatoes and strawberries, were harvested each morning. In the past we have grown an assortment of field greens, Swiss chard, tomatillos and a variety of peppers.

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The rumor is that Pizza By Elizabeths is about to unveil its own brewed beer. Is this true? If so, how are you involved and what can you tell us? PE: It is true! Our goal is to be brewing by the end of the year, depending on how fast our federal and state applications are processed. My executive sous chef, Rob Traynor, and I are going to be the lead brewers. Since we met at the restaurant, we have been trying to brew together at least once a month. Recently, we’ve been brewing more often to hone our recipes. We currently offer 10 draft beers, and once we start brewing we will be taking over two of the taps. We’ll offer a perennial PBE house brew and we’ll use the second tap for seasonal brews and experimental one-offs. You’ve helped bring a lot of new dishes—beyond pizza—to the menu at Pizza By Elizabeths. Do you see this as a continuing trend? PE: I do. Our pizza and salads speak for themselves, as proven by all of the awards they have won. While keeping with these standards, I want to use my culinary background and knowledge to bring more offerings to our menu. I don’t see our entrée menu getting huge, because I want to make sure that each dish gets the attention that is required, but we will continue to offer different seafood, pasta and steak entrees that will change on a regular basis. ►


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As we go into fall, is there a particular ingredient that you find yourself excited to incorporate into your dishes? PE: At the risk of sounding cliché, I am always excited for pumpkins, along with all of the other squashes that are plentiful in the fall. Restaurants become oversaturated with pumpkin dishes in the fall, but if they are done well, I personally never grow tired of it. Even as a kid, I remember loving whenever my mother and grandmother would cook with pumpkins. I also love catching the end of the heirloom tomato season and incorporating them with all of the other fall flavors.


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What new trends a re you seei ng fro m diners ? PE: I really wish this bacon trend would start to die out. Yes, bacon is delicious, but I can’t be the only one who thinks it’s gotten a little obnoxious (laughing). But seriously, I feel like the current trends are going exactly where they should have been a long time ago. People are eating out now with more concern about what food they are putting in their bodies and where it comes from. In the past couple of years the words “organic” and “local” were terms that started to saturate menus as selling points, but now it’s become almost expected if you are an independent restaurant that really cares about accommodating your guests. And this is great. The main reasons we started to organically grow some of our own produce and make our own beer is to show our guests that we’re committed to making everything as fresh as possible. It doesn’t get much better than “backyard to table.” You were chosen by Delaware Today as the best upstate chef for 2013. Did this come as a surprise, and how does the win make you feel? PE: We play practical jokes on each other at the restaurant all the time and I really thought that our owner, Betsy LeRoy, was trying to pull one over on me for a couple of days. When I finally figured out that this was legit, I could hardly believe it. This is by far the biggest honor that I have received in my career. I am so grateful and humbled that our guests love our food so much that they would take the time to vote for me, and, by association, our kitchen staff. After being recognized in this way, I’m excited to see what this means for the other less-recognized yet talented chefs that Wilmington and Newark produce.


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What’s the secret to the dozens of awards Pizza By Elizabeths has been recipient of over the years, and what separates the establishment from other dining options? PE: Pizza By Elizabeths just celebrated our 20th anniversary last month. That fact alone says volumes about any restaurant. We use the finest ingredients in all of our dishes, from our cheeses, to organic greens, to our locallysourced dairy and sausages. Consistency and innovation are key reasons as well. For the past 20 years our restaurant has carefully produced items mirroring strict recipes so that when a guest orders something that they love, they can be sure that they will love it just as much each time they dine with us. We are also always trying new menu items that range from entrée items, to our fresh pastries that are made in house daily by our two pastry chefs, Chef Anna Wilson and Chef Steph Rutkowski, to new weekly cocktails that are created by our talented bartenders. Everyone in our restaurant, from the owner to the dishwashers, is always coming up with new ideas to make dining with us a better experience, and I believe that it really shows to our guests.

What advice would you give a young person looking to pursue a career in the culinary arts? PE: Stop watching The Food Network and get a job in the finest kitchen that will hire you. You will know in a matter of a week, most likely sooner, if this is the career you want. It’s arduous work and long, hard hours but the sense of accomplishment you feel when you know you put out a flawless dish and watch your guest savor it is a feeling like no other. The chefs on television make everything look so incredibly easy, but you don’t see the blood, sweat, and lack of tears– crying is not allowed in the kitchen–that are shed in the real kitchens. What is your biggest pet peeve when you are a customer at a restaurant? PE: Sitting with an empty glass for too long. Whether it be a glass of water, an iced tea, or a beer, there should always be something on the table to drink. Other than that, I really hate when you pay a small fortune for a meal and it’s obvious when it is put on the table that zero love was put into making it.



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he craft beer scene has a long and colorful history in the First State, but the craft spirits market is just starting to ferment. The Delaware Distilling Company was an early entry in that market, opening a distillery, bar and restaurant in Rehoboth Beach in May. With its top-shelf local liquors, the craft distillery hopes to give a boost to the Delaware spirits industry. â–ş SEPTEMBER 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Located at the Midway Shopping Center in Rehoboth on Route 1, the DDC brings together local ingredients and flavors to deliver premium and innovative spirits and cocktails. In addition, the DDC restaurant offers a first-class dining experience with a host of delicious, locallysourced ingredients in its menu items. That includes Delaware farm-raised bison, authentic handmade Eastern Shore crab cakes, and more. The use of local ingredients doesn’t stop with the entrees. All of the spirits produced by the DDC are created on premises using only the best of locally grown ingredients, ensuring that the quality of the spirits is up to the distillery’s high standards. Current highlights from the DDC’s liquor list include: DDC Potato Vodka, made from hand-selected Yukon gold potatoes; DDC White Rum, produced from 100-percent natural black strap molasses and local honey, and DDC Premium Gin, eight times distilled with lightly applied juniper berries combined with blood orange. In addition to its current liquor lineup, the distillery has plans to expand its offerings throughout summer and fall. New releases from the distilling company Located on the grounds of will include a host of flavored brandies, Delaware Park Casino and Racetrack. corn and apple moonshine, hard cider and 777 Delaware Park Blvd. | Wilmington, DE 19804 much more. whiteclaycreek.com “We expect to serve a growing niche Just up the road, I-95 DE Exit 4B market for increased interest and taste in high-quality spirits drinks,” says owner Zachary King. The locally-produced spirits areDP-18595 Sept. Out-N-About Food-N-Bev. Ad.indd 1 currently only available at the restaurant’s in-house retailer in Rehoboth, but King says he expects to see his products in local liquor stores throughout the state soon. “We hope Delaware Distilling Company will be recognized for the high quality of our new local spirits products, and pave the way for an increased distilling industry in the state,” King says. For more information, visit delawaredistillingcompany.com.



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or years, the Half Moon Saloon (State Street) has been the go-to place for craft beer lovers in Kennett Square. Soon it will have plenty of company. No less than three craft-beer-themed restaurants are slated to open in Kennett by mid-2014, two of them taking advantage of a recent Kennett Square Borough Council amendment redefining “breweries” to include wine bars, microbreweries and brewpubs. “We’re happy, it’s good for our town,” said Half Moon co-owner Kristin Hess. “This says [Kennett Square] is a great area and a great place to be.” Kennett Square Brewing Company, located at 109 S. Broad St., is the brainchild of two beer-loving couples: Chris and Jen Braunstein and Mark and Jocelyn Osborne. KSBC will produce all of its beers on site and offer a limited pub-style menu. The team is hoping to open by December.

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Meanwhile, Two Stones Pub, “the temple for beer in Delaware,” is taking its show over the state line and will open in The Shoppes of Longwood (Route 1, 843 E. Baltimore Pike) by early October. If opening week is anything like it was for the Newark and Wilmington locations, expect brewer visits and the opportunity to taste rare craft beers…many of them. Finally, Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pa.), the nation’s 26th largest craft beer producer, will open Victory at Magnolia, a 250-seat, 8,200-square-foot restaurant in Kennett’s ambitious new residential and retail community, Magnolia Place (Cypress Street and Mill Road). The space will also be equipped with a five-barrel brew house to keep new, site-specific brews pouring alongside Victory’s existing lineup of ales and lagers. Victory at Magnolia is targeted to open mid-2014. — O&A

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ar too many people settle for mediocrity over quality in the name of convenience. Regrettably, this has become the norm with cocktail-making as well. I’m referring to the use of bottled citrus juices instead of freshly squeezed from the actual fruit—or even worse, foregoing either in favor of “sour mix.” But with just a little effort, a cocktail can be transformed from the equivalent of a fast food burger to prime rib. The way to do this, believe it or not, is to make a muddle of it. A muddle is my favorite bar tool. It looks like a miniature wooden baseball bat, and is used to mash ingredients to a pulp. Only muddling the citrus can release the essential oils that reside within the peel, which adds subtle depth to the flavor, as well as invigorating the citrus aroma and taste. Here is how I make the quintessential Margarita, which I consider my signature cocktail: THE QUINTESSENTIAL MARGARITA 1/2 lime, sliced 1/4 lemon, sliced Small wedge of orange 1 - 1/2 ounces triple sec or Cointreau 2 - 1/2 ounces tequila Coarse salt for rim of glass (optional)

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Pictured from top to bottom: The Peruvian festival Virgen del Carmen; a group of Q’ueros people take time out for a smoke; members of the band Travel Songs along with their production crew pose for a group photo with befriended Peruvians; the Travel Songs crew at work.

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The Travel Songs Project Six guys from Delaware embrace adventure as they travel to Peru to document culture and music By Krista Connor


he annual celebration of the Virgen del Carmen had arrived in Paucartambo, an otherwise forgotten village in the Peruvian highlands. The festival, held in honor of this patron saint, inspired music, dancing and the wearing of colorful masks. Haystacks turned to bonfires, and a ceremonial stench of burning chili peppers and smoke made celebrants’ eyes water. Amid the tumult, six guys from Delaware in their 20s caught the festival experience on film and audio tape. They recorded interviews and captured aspects of Peruvian life as part of a 15-day trip to the South American country to document the concept of bridging cultures through music. For much of the trip, they interacted in Spanish and hired translators when communicating with another group, the Q’ueros people. The six were conducting the Travel Songs Project, named after the Newark-based indie pop band Travel Songs. The four members of the band are Zachary Humenik, Sam

Nobles, Tyler Doherty and Tyler Holloway. They were joined in the project by production crew members George Murphy of Planet Ten Multimedia (located in Bear), and Colin Shalo of NBC Miami, who is originally from Delaware. (In our May issue, O&A talked pre-trip plans with Humenik. Check it out at outandaboutnow.com.) “The project is not about us, it’s about preservation, it’s about documentation,” says Humenik, the project executive director and 2009 anthropology graduate of the University of Delaware. “We try to keep the band and the project separate but equal; they tie into each other, but they’re not necessarily the same thing.” O&A met with the group of mostly UD grads in midsummer, a few days after they returned from their trip, to hear about the Virgen del Carmen, the struggles of many Peruvians to maintain tradition while embracing modernity, and to learn why the group arrived in Cusco with only twoPhotos: Joe del Tufo thirds of its crew. ► SEPTEMBER 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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How would you describe the trip if you had to put a label on it? Humenik: It was an anthropological trip, a trip about journalism— asking questions, getting answers—it was a trip about documentation and preservation, growth as brothers, educational for us, to learn Peruvian music and incorporate that into our music. Maybe I didn’t realize it before we left, but in recording some of these cultures that are in essence slowly disappearing into this technological void that we’re entering, it’s interesting to speak with them and hear what their lifestyle is like. Because it’s possible that in 50 years it won’t exist. Was there a theme or a trend you noticed throughout? Humenik: A running theme through the trip [was] the move from traditional lifestyle into modernity. We saw that in going to the festival in a very rural remote village, and we saw that when we were in a tourist center, and when we worked with a rap group that was inspired by western musicians like Tupac and Biggie Smalls. For me, that seemed like a theme of our trip and a theme throughout the area we were at in Peru. Just watching their lifestyle change and become less of a traditional lifestyle and more of a modern lifestyle. Murphy: In a lot of ways, it’s about seeing the old culture versus the new culture, and where the roots tie between them.

Humenik: Yeah, that’s what I refer to as an identity crisis, because it seems that they’re stuck between two worlds; stuck between being indigenous people mixed with Spanish people, and being stuck between resenting imperialism and embracing modernity. And they’re stuck between trying to identify with their traditional roots and still compete in the modern world. As an outsider looking in, it seems like many of them are unsure as to what the future holds. Do you feel you succeeded at what you set out to do? Humenik: We exceeded our expectations. The footage that we got was what we expected and even better. I’m ready to go again. Two weeks is just enough to feel immersed but also to feel attached to home and realize that we’re there for a purpose and not just vacationing. Tell me about some of your experiences. Humenik: George forgot his passport and wasn’t able to make the first flight. Leaving Philadelphia, we were five-sixths of our group, and when we got to Lima, Peru, going through customs became difficult. Unfortunately, that’s where we lost Tyler (Holloway). Arriving in Cusco at 8 a.m. the next day, we were only four-sixths of our crew. It was a pretty scary thing. But by the next day they had joined us.

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LISTEN Within about an hour of being there, we hopped on a van with some friends we had just met, and their family, who didn’t speak English at all, had been long-time patrons of a festival called the Virgen del Carmen in Paucartambo, every July for half a week. We got to see the town before anybody really got there. By the time we started realizing what it was about, we were completely swept up in it. People were so devoted to this virgin of Carmen. “Everything’s for the virgin,” they’d say. Originally, we were thinking it was just going to be a big party and music, but it turned out to be beautiful to see everybody’s devotion. It was kind of like tripping on acid. We felt privileged to be in a community where we didn’t necessarily belong, but we didn’t feel intrusive either. We stayed in very simple accommodations. No water. No heat. Just a hut, made of clay bricks and a grass ceiling. Murphy: The festival was more than just a good time, it’s their religion and their faith and their tradition. It’s the time at which they’re most unified as a people, and closest to their higher powers. How did you approach bridging cultural gaps? Humenik: The whole idea of the project is to bridge a cultural gap. Our methodology was to bridge cultural gaps through music. To celebrate our differences is important, because our differences should stand as a uniting force that makes us interesting, not something that keeps us separated. So we didn’t want to meld it, we didn’t want to destroy a cultural gap. We wanted to keep the cultural gap there, but to bridge it. Another group, the Q’eros people, spoke Quechual. We met them in Cusco and drove to the outskirts of the city. When the road ended we walked from the road out into the lowland hills. A lot of them had never heard western music, so we shared some Travel Songs recordings via iPhone. They had a very different take on what music was. Their sole purpose was to invoke mountain gods —almost a gift to give to the mountain gods before you were able to ask them for something. And we’re coming from a society where we think of music as a source of entertainment. We shared our music and technology with them. Every group that we worked with, we made it our goal to give back to them through music – the equal exchange was really important to us on this trip. As [with] many elements of life—food, sex, sleep, music —these are things that run through every society, whether you’re in the Peruvian highlands where you’ve never heard an iPhone play a Travel Songs tune before, or whether you’re in Wilmington, Delaware, smoking Camels and drinking a Guinness. You still have music as a part of your life.

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As Americans going into a completely different culture, did you have concerns about coming off as intrusive outsiders? Humenik: One of the main purposes was to make sure exploitation was nowhere near our vocabulary. And I think we accomplished that very well. By entering each scenario with an insider, we were able to validate and authenticate ourselves. Within the first 20 minutes, the family we caught a ride with to the Virgin of Carmen festival was saying, “Our family has grown,” referring to us. We were coming there with friends that were taking us, to share with us. And later, meeting with a rap group, they took us to restaurants or the recording studio—we weren’t coming in snapping pictures saying, “Look how fascinating this is.” We were saying, “What do you guys do? Let us hang with you.” It’s tough with anthropology in general. This is a thing that people struggle with, because who are we to study people? What puts me in a hierarchy difference that I can look down on somebody, you know? So, that question’s impossible to answer. We try not to look down on people, we try to look directly at people. Ask them questions, and allow them to ask us questions, so that there’s always an equal exchange. What’s one memory that will always stay with you? Holloway: At the festival, the bales of hay, the peppers in them—you couldn’t breathe. I remember we were trying to do that interview in the middle of the town square, and there’s all these bonfires going, and you look to your left and there’s guys in masks, picking up girls and just running them through bonfires. Everyone’s coughing and Zach’s trying to interview, when someone comes up and is like, “I’m so happy you guys are here!” We were the only white people, so he picked us out, and [was] happy that we were sharing that little bit of culture with the world. He was like, “People need to know that you’re doing this and that we matter.” I was happy to have someone be happy that we were there, not have someone be like, “What are these guys doing here filming?”


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LISTEN You had to raise a lot of support and awareness for the trip. How was it received in the Wilmington area? Humenik: For the most part, people dug our cause. Maybe they knew us before from our old band Diego Paulo or from being in the general area, but I think they saw what we were trying to do, and trying to do something big and bring something home to Delaware, and have some pride about where we come from and what we’re doing.

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Murphy: It’s difficult for people to grasp the concept and the scope of what we’re doing. I’m excited to see the reaction of people who see the content. They didn’t pay for a vacation for us, but their support did allow us to go out and do this preservation, this research, and to come back with some amazing findings—and something that will hopefully have its own little cultural impact. Will the Travel Songs Project continue as a series? Murphy: One way or another—the platform is still up in the air— but in some way, shape, or form, the series will go on. It can’t not, especially after seeing how successful this trip was. Come the fall, we’re going to be exploring our options, and based on those, we hope that whatever the media may be that we end up releasing it with, sometime in the first quarter of next year, you’ll start to see some of the content come out. We got 40 hours’ worth of footage. This will trickle out over the course of the next couple of years in different ways. Humenik: This was a lifetime project. It’s something that we’ll hopefully continue to be able to have from country to country, not just in Peru. We have hopes of where we’d like to go next – India, Japan, Brazil, Morocco, Thailand, but we don’t have anything planned right now.

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o bring a big city feel to the small town of Kennett Square, the non-profit revitalization organization Historic Kennett Square created an arts and entertainment center and dubbed it The Kennett Flash. That was four years ago. Since then, the Flash has attracted national, regional and local artists, hosted comedy nights, indie movie screenings and more. Acts have included David Bromberg, members of The Hooters, tribute artists, and comedians like the Amish Comic. Now the venue is branching out from its Historic Kennett Square roots to function as an independent entity, led by board members Dennis Melton and Matthew Grieco and Director Lee Zagorski. “The Flash will grow and be a broader arts and culture venue,” says Melton. “From the very beginning, Historic Kennett Square has owned The Flash, and they do a lot of wonderful projects for Kennett Square. Now has come the time for a board of directors to focus entirely on The Flash, so that it can grow to be an ultra-culture center.” The building recently underwent a makeover—fresh paint, better seating options and sound systems. ►

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The revamped building’s first event will be Friday, Sept. 6, when Melton’s group, The Melton Brothers Band, will perform, along with two other musicians, John Lilley from the Hooters and world-renowned harmonica player Bob Beach. Melton believes The Flash has enhanced Kennett’s business environment by drawing new people into town for shows. That leads them to other businesses—dinner at a restaurant before a show, or wine or beer purchased in town and brought to the BYOB-only venue. And, Melton says, The Flash is unique to the Kennett area. Other nearby venues are little more than clubs for local artists, he says. “It’s not a bar setting with drinking and dancing. It’s set up so that it’s a benefit to grow arts and entertainment in the town itself—so it could be a kid’s show, a comedy, a movie, jazz night, blues night, singer—songwriters; it hits every gap you could fill with original artistry.” With a board focused entirely on The Flash, Melton and Zagorski say they are looking into creating events such as an after-school arts and culture program. They’d like to offer the venue to different organizations throughout the week, depending on availability. With just 110 seats, The Kennett Flash allows guests to be “right there” with the artists. “It’s a close, comfy feeling,” Melton and Zagorski agree. “That’s not something you’re going to get everywhere,” says Melton. “The aspirations are that it will grow as an arts and culture center in Kennett Square for the region. So it’ll have a very bright and glowing future.” Starting Sept. 6, shows are every Friday and Saturday night. The Better than Bacon comedy act will perform the second Thursday of each month, and an open mic every Sunday night will be hosted by musician and comedian Todd Chappelle. For more information, visit www.kennettflash.org. —Krista Connor


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elaware’s self-described “Premier Acoustic DorkRock Power Duo,” Hot Breakfast!, will be the featured artists at World Cafe Live’s Philly Rising show on Monday, Sept. 30. The duo, made up of Jill Knapp (lead vocals, percussion, melodica) and Matt Casarino (guitar, vocals), also recently released their latest album, 39 Summers, with the help of award-winning producer Ritchie Rubini. “39 Summers boasts an original mix of full-band rockers, introspective acoustic songs, playful comedy tunes, and more,” says Casarino. The show, which is free, starts at 7 p.m. In addition to the Sept. 30 event, Hot Breakfast! will perform on Saturday, Sept. 7, at a benefit show at Aqua Sol Restaurant in Bear; on Friday, Sept. 13, at The Queen; on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar in Philadelphia, and Thursday, Sept. 19, at The Queen. The duo is also filming a music video Monday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at 1984 in Wilmington, and they need extras, strictly ages 21 and older. If interested, contact Hot Breakfast! at christmasvideo@hot-breakfast.com. For more information, visit www.hot-breakfast.com. Last month, Steven Zimmerman opened Jupiter Records in Wilmington, a bold step in an age of digital downloading and declining music sales. Despite the digital craze, vinyl sales are actually rising, and Zimmerman is putting much of his faith in the discs for the store’s success. He lugged more than 20,000 lbs. of vinyl to the new location at 2200 Marsh Road. The shop features jazz and rock titles, most from Zimmerman’s own collection. He previously co-owned a record shop in Phoenix, Ariz. Jupiter Records is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more, visit www.facebook.com/JupiterRecords. — Krista Connor


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elaware tribute band In The Light will present a night of Queen covers, backed by The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware and other area artists, at the show Queen at The Queen, on Friday, Sept. 13. Lead vocalist and music director of In The Light, Joe Trainor (of The Joe Trainor Trio), will be joined by Scott Lawing, lead guitar; Andy Faver, guitar; Steve Kuzminski, keyboards, guitar; Christian Salcedo, bass; Matt Urban, drums; Tom Muccetti, piano, keyboards; and Jake Hager, guitar. The band, whose name is derived from a Led Zeppelin song from the 1975 album Physical Graffiti, gained fame through two 2012 performances of the album. The group initially came together a year or so prior, when Urban recruited members on Craigslist and asked some friends to join in as well. The newly-formed band meshed well and quickly knew that tribute performances were something to pursue. In the spirit of their packed performances last year, In The Light will play two sets of Queen’s music, paying tribute to the British band’s orchestral-rock sound with The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware and an ensemble of six other area artists: Dylan Geringer, Christine Molino, Jill Knapp, Matt Casarino, Adam Wahlberg and John Keating. The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware is a community chorus that doubles as a non-profit group to provide LGBT individuals and their friends a supportive, affirming environment, and to bridge differences within the community through shared musical experiences. Trainor, who says the groups have been rehearsing separately since April, says In The Light probably will not hit the music circuit as a cover group, but will continue doing tribute shows throughout the year. Urban, who is also involved in the annual Shine a Light event at The Queen, describes the tribute shows as a major undertaking, and he has high hopes for the band. “My dream of this whole thing is we get enough notoriety to do a show in New York, Philly, Baltimore, D.C., and every year try out something new and keep expanding that to have fun, couple-week periods of time to drop a couple shows,” says Urban. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit worldcafelive.com. — Krista Connor

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PENN CINEMA BELIEVES IN IMAX AND THE RIVERFRONT The 15-screen complex has found success in Wilmington By Mark Fields


fter the first nine months of operation, Penn Ketchum, owner of Penn Cinema, believes strongly in both IMAX and the city of Wilmington. That’s fitting, since the technology’s corporate motto is “IMAX is believing.” “IMAX is doing great,” says Ketchum, “but the real fun is all the other 14 screens.” As an independent operator, Penn Cinema is a rarity in the modern film exhibition industry. The company, which operates one other cineplex, in Lititz, Pa., chose northern Delaware as the site for its first expansion because its research indicated the area was underserved by the number of screens and because Ketchum believed the region would be responsive to Penn Cinema’s brand of high-quality experience, both on the screens and in the theaters. ► SEPTEMBER 2013 | OUTANDABOUTNOW.COM

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Ketchum says that research has been confirmed. He’s particularly pleased with the Riverfront location. It’s “awesome, an exciting place to be,” he says. “There’s so much activity, it’s like getting one of the good seats in class.” But Ketchum’s respect extends beyond the rapidly-developing riverfront area to the entire city. “When we came to Wilmington, we were told that everyone works well together here. We’ve definitely found that to be true. There’s a lot going on in Wilmington, and we’re proud to be a part of it.” The success of the new enterprise has caught the attention not just of local moviegoers, who have flocked to the 15-screen complex, but also of the industry. “We’ve been getting a lot of attention from the studios,” says Ketchum. “We’ve gone from the question ‘where is Wilmington?’ to ‘how can we get our movie screened in Wilmington?’”


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WATCH Part of the success of the theater can be attributed to the meshing of the company’s strategic approach with the city’s personality. “Partnerships and innovation have always been a part of Penn Cinemas,” says Ketchum, “and that’s no different here.” Unlike the rigid business models of its franchise competition —such as Loews and Regal—Penn Cinema can be flexible enough and locally focused enough to engage in partnerships. The company teamed with Delaware impresario Barry Schlecker to revive the defunct Newark Film Festival into WilmFilm in late April. The festival of new and independent cinema was terrifically successful, and Ketchum confirms that it will be returning next spring. Penn Cinema also has partnered with the national Stand Up to Cancer organization and has tested a collaboration with the Delaware Children’s Museum. “We hope to show children’s movies and package them in conjunction with a visit to the museum and maybe even dinner at a nearby restaurant,” says Ketchum. Similarly, Penn Cinema has experimented with occasional screenings of classic films. The theater shows The Godfather on New Year’s Day, which was very well received. There will be more classics in the lineup starting in the fall. Overall, Ketchum is pleased with the success that Penn Cinema has achieved in the short time it’s been open. He says several of the community concerns about the site—difficulty of access and parking—have just never materialized. And he and Riverfront Manager Kareem Edwards are still focused on improving the experience. “We’re proud of what we have done but we still see room to grow and improve,” he says. “We’re focusing on enhancing our sense of camaraderie and customer service, and I’m sure that our patrons will see that.”

SOME FACTS ABOUT IMAX & PENN CINEMA There are only 697 IMAX theaters worldwide. IMAX, which is abbreviated from Image Maximum, is an immersive movie-going experience created by blending state-of-the-art camera, projection and sound technologies into a technology system. Although some films are remastered to be shown in IMAX, the ideal approach starts with the use of IMAX’s high-resolution cameras. The IMAX image is projected with two machines, not just one. Each projector is synchronized by computer to overlap with the other, displaying the entire image with greater clarity. There’s a camera positioned between the two projectors that views the screen pixel by pixel and adjusts instantly to maintain image quality. Aside from the synchronized projecting, the other distinguishing qualities of IMAX are the extra large screen and the “surround sound.” Although it does not extend to the viewer’s periphery like Cinerama technology, its large image is still visually encompassing for patrons. The IMAX screen is curved to give greater depth to the image. (The other screens at Penn Cinema also are curved.) The number of seats in IMAX theaters is usually smaller than larger cineplex auditoriums so that the viewing experience can be the same from every position. The seating at Penn Cinema is heavily raked to keep clear views of the screen with comfortable high backs to the chairs. The armrests can be raised out of the way to create love seats for two.

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There are no designated projectionists at Penn Cinema. The managers have assumed that function, and program all 15 screens to run automatically all day long. The system sends an alert to the manager if anything goes awry, but it rarely is faster than the audience in sending an alarm. Films are still shipped to the theater, but instead of canisters with reels of film that need to be spliced together, the features come complete on an encrypted hard drive coded to the specific digital projectors at Penn Cinema and also protected with time keys that assure they can’t be viewed before or after a prescribed period. These measures are meant to prevent piracy. Penn Cinema maintains a rigorous maintenance protocol for its equipment, but it’s no different for the IMAX than the regular digital gear. “Changing a bulb in an IMAX projector,” says Ketchum, “is the same skill as for the other screens.”

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lysium (viewed on the IMAX screen at Penn Cinema) opened in August with high expectations as the followup to Neill Blomkamp’s surprising directorial debut, District 9. The latter, released in 2009, was a stunning and pointed commentary on South Africa’s legacy of apartheid wrapped in the veneer of a science fiction adventure about stranded aliens. In Elysium, Blomkamp is able to replay the superficial sci-fi adventure aspect of the prior film, but the new movie, sadly, lacks the narrative punch of District 9. In Elysium, human society has completely separated into haves and have-nots. The haves live in willfully ignorant luxury in a geosynchronous space station (called Elysium, after the Roman vision of paradise), while the have-nots languish on a bereft, polluted, overpopulated Earth. Matt Damon plays Max, a decent man with a criminal past who aspires to get to the jealously-guarded space station to treat his lethal radiation sickness. Jodi Foster is the defense secretary of the station determined to keep him and all other Earth residents from corrupting the privileged lives on Elysium. Despite the promising set-up, the film is a depressingly rote exercise in science fiction movie plotting. The villains are despicable,

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4. 5. 1. Five-year-old Thatcher Flynn samples an Abita Root Beer at the O&A hospitality tent while his father, Michael, looks on. Photo Les Kipp

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IT’S LOOP TIME! City’s popular costumed pub crawl continues a 33-year-old tradition


ightspots may come and go, but some nightlife traditions never die. Such is the case with Wilmington’s City Loop Series, arguably the most popular pub crawl in the state. The 2013-14 series begins on Saturday, Sept. 28, with The Pink Loop, a benefit for breast cancer research. The 14 participating nightspots are donating the $5 cover charges they receive to Pink Loop teams raising money for their breast cancer walks and fundraisers. As a6.thank you for supporting the cause, the Pink Patrol (a busload of Pink Loop team members and supporters) will be making the rounds that evening and awarding prizes on the spot to those wearing pink. This year’s Loop lineup includes: Anejo, Catherine Rooney’s, C.R. Hooligan’s, Chelsea Tavern, Dead Presidents, Ernest & Scott Taproom, Famous Tim’s, Firestone, Grotto Pizza, Kelly’s Logan House, Kid Shelleen’s, Satsuma, Shenanigans and Timothy’s on the Riverfront. The Loop Series continues on Saturday, Oct. 26, with the 34th Halloween Loop, a costumed extravaganza that regularly brings more than 12,000 people to Wilmington. The remaining events on the series: Santa Crawl (Sat., Dec. 14), St. Paddy’s Loop (Sat., March 15) and the Loop for Party Animals (Sat., April 12). For tips on doing the Loop and event updates visit outandaboutnow.com.

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At top, pink is the color of choice on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the Pink Patrol will be awarding prizes for those who come dressed for the cause. Above, the Halloween Loop is the ideal time to let your alter ego have a little fun. This will be the 34th year for the Halloween traditiion.


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ast month I wore gorilla suit for three days straight in order to help raise $2000 for The Brandywine Zoo’s Monkey House, which had been struck by a fallen tree in a recent storm (no monkeys were hurt, thankfully). The gorilla suit thing was part of a larger fundraising effort held by The Brandywine Zoo at The BBC Tavern & Grill, an event which raised more than $7000. I would like to thank the following folks for supporting this fundraiser and my hairy escapade via their generous contributions:

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BENEVOLENT BEASTS Tryphaena and Derek Alexander, Jamie Lee Bachman, Tina and Rick Betz, Barb Bullock, Traci Burton, Jenny Smith Commins, Charles Debrabander, Duncan the Cool Kid, Nik Everett, Nick Gianoulis, Amy Hallenbeck, Brenda Kinnear, Julia Mason, Dan McGowan, Corey Osby, Rob Pfeiffer, Karen Ridley, Joe Trainor, Bev Zimmermann

There are many people working hard to make vast improvements to The Brandywine Zoo (see p. 11 in our IN Wilmington section). It’s very promising and exciting stuff. If you didn’t get a chance to pitch in this time, feel free to contact the zoo directly at (302) 571-7747 and find out how you can help. —Jim Miller


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2013 Saturday, September 14th 3pm - 10pm Free Admission! Join us for a taste of the neighborhood! Free Music! Hear the sounds of local acclaimed DJ H MAZZ. Free Food! Taste the neighborhood restaurants, all in one spot! Free Movie! Watch Hunger Games outdoors, brought to you by Penn Cinema at 7:15 PM! Free Activities! Play outdoor yard games such as Cornhole, Bocce and WIFFLE®, brought to you by Delaware Sports League! Free Tours! Experience what it would be like if YOU lived in a condo or townhome at Justison Landing! There will also be FREE guided tours of downtown Wilmington from Out & About Magazine’s Jim Miller! Join us on Saturday September 14th for a Taste of the Riverfront, to celebrate a truly exciting neighborhood on the river! While you are there take a tour of the condos and townhomes at Justison Landing! … First 50 people to tour will receive a Taste of the Riverfront gift bag. Music, food, cash bar & tours from 3pm - 7pm. Outdoor movie at dusk!

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A look at what the city’s performing arts community has planned for us during the 2013-14 season. By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald

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No More Monkey Business Finding a new home for its primates is just one of the changes in store for the Brandywine Zoo. By Matt Amis

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10 On the Riverfront A Festive September Taste of the Riverfront and Polish Festival highlight an appetizing month on the Riverfront.

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The Life and Music of Maria Callas

Any Given Monday

Delaware Irish Fest

12th & Brandywine Streets • 302.658.6262 bitly.com/13werKr

Delaware Theatre Company • 200 Water Street • 302.594.1100 bitly.com/1ckQQEm

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400 bitly.com/13werKt





9/11 Heroes Run

Brandywine Festival of the Arts

Musikarmageddon 2013 Final Battle

In The Light - “Queen at The Queen” w/ Rainbow Chorale

Brandywine Park • 1001 North Park Drive 302.577.7020 • bitly.com/qv1S0v

The Grand • 818 N. Market Street 800.37.GRAND • bitly.com/16P4o7U

World Cafe Live at the Queen 500 North Market Street • 302.994.1400 bitly.com/1ckQPjG




The Taste of The Riverfront

Hagley Car Show

The Park at Justison Landing 400 Justison Street • 302.652.7608 bitly.com/13wes0T

Hagley Museum and Library 200 Hagley Road • 302.658.2400 bitly.com/1ckQQEv

Under the Stars Rooftop Movie: Moonstruck (1987) ShopRite Rooftop • 501 S. Walnut Street 302.225.6900 • bitly.com/13wes0V




12th & Brandywine Urban Farm Market

Frawley Stadium • 801 Shipyard Drive 302.777.5772 • bitly.com/13wepCs


Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883 bitly.com/13wes0Z

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Forging Faith, Building Freedom

Delaware History Museum 505 N. Market Street • 302.655.7161 bitly.com/1ckQPjR

Brew at the Zoo Brandywine Zoo 1001 N. Park Drive • 302.571.7747 bit.ly/13wes10

OperaDelaware Studios 4 South Poplar Street • 302.658.8063 bitly.com/1ckQP3j

John Pinette - Still Hungry DuPont Theatre • 11th & Market Streets 302.656.4401 • bitly.com/1ckQQUP


Graham Nash The Grand • 818 N. Market Street 800.37.GRAND • bit.ly/1ckQQUW

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ART IS IN Delaware Art Museum

• Femfolio thru January 12th • French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray thru September 15 • Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts thru October 14th 302.571.9590 • 2301 Kentmere Pkwy

Music Along the Bank: Betty & The Bullet • Winterthur Museum & Library

Hollywood’s Funk Machine

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

5105 Kennett Pike • 302.888.4600

Stallions: Album Release Show World Cafe Live at The Queen 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

1920s Fashion Show & Tea

Rockwood Museum & Park 4651 Washington Street Ext. • 302.761.4340



Glory of Stories 10:30am every Friday Delaware Art Museum • 302.571.9590

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Art on the Town

St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival thru Sept. 21 Wilmington Riverfront • 302.594.1400

Various Locations Buses leave 5:45pm from the DCCA, making the last return at approx. 8:30pm 302.576.2135 • 200 S. Madison Street

Delaware Center For Horticulture


Dan Orlando • World Cafe Live at The

• Jim Rehak: Plein Air Paintings of the Eastern Shore opening September 6 302.658.6262 • 1810 N. DuPont St.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Art is Social • Delaware Art Museum

Delaware College of Art & Design


2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Hump Nite w/ The Sermon!


World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Zippity Zoo Days • Brandywine Zoo 1001 North Park Drive • 302.571.7747

Somerville Manning Gallery

• Jon Redmond Solo Exhibition September 20 - October 12 302.652.0271 • 101 Stone Block Row

thru Sept. 27 • Delaware Museum of Natural History • 4840 Kennett Pike • 302.658.9111

2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

thru September 5 302.656.6466 • 200 South Madison Street

• From the Studio: 17th Annual DCAD Faculty Show opening September 6 302.658.6262 • 1810 N. DuPont St.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure: Planetarium Show

Art is Tasty • Delaware Art Museum

• Tom Marioni’s CUR(EAT) The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art thru November 17 • Wei-Tu Chen's Monocartoon


Bank of America’s Museums on Us

Travel Songs: Cool Spring Market

First State Ballet Theatre Open House

The Farmer & The Chef • Chase Center of the Riverfront • 815 Justison St. • 302.225.1020

10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18

& Sept 8 • Delaware Museum of Natural History 4840 Kennett Pike • 302.658.9111

The Station Gallery

• Mary Pritchard: Farmyards, Fields & Strea thru September 28 302.654.8638 • 3922 Kennett Pike

11am-1pm • the baby grand 818 N. Market Street • 302.658.7897 x 3851

Candlelight Comedy Club 2208 Millers Rd. • 302.475.2313

John Prine • The Grand



Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience thru Jan 4 Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

RKVC and Hot Breakfast!

818 N. Market St. • 800.37.GRAND

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Peace, Love & Poetry


World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Farm to Fork • Coverdale Farm Preserve


DCM Gym daily thru Aug 31

543 Way Road • 302.239.2334 x101

Taiwan Film Festival Sept. 15 & 22

Delaware Children's Museum 550 Justison Street • 302.654.2340

Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590

Pint for a Pint daily thru Sept 5th


Blood Bank of Delmarva 913 N. Market Street • 888.8.BLOOD.8

Steamin' Days • Marshall Steam Museum

3000 Creek Road • 302.239.2385

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



Poltergeist (1982) • ShopRite Rooftop 501 S. Walnut Street • 302.225.6900

Hagley Walking Tour: Rock & Roll Mills • 200 Hagley Rd. • 302.658.2400


The Obsoleets • H. Fletcher Brown Park

Brunch w/ Serafin String Quartet

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

14th & Market Streets • 302.576.3810

The IN Show: All Star / Battle of the Sexes Edition • Chelsea Tavern 821 N. Market Street • 302.475.9880

Day for Kids • Tubman-Garrett Riverfront

Centennial Afternoon Tea 3pm daily Green Room at the Hotel du Pont 11th & Market Streets • 302.594.3154

World Cafe Live’s Unsung Heroes Open Stage • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

Zoo Fiesta • Brandywine Zoo


Patty Larkin & Rory Block • World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Old Baltimore Speedway Live at the Cool Springs Farmers Market

Rockford Park 2000 Lookout Drive • 302.383.1110


10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18


every Tuesday 4-7:30pm • 1727 Delaware Ave.

History • 4840 Kennett Pk. • 302.658.9111

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Labyrinth Walk • Delaware Art Museum

Regina Lee Blasszczyk Lecture: The Color Revolution • Hagley Museum

Delaware Center for Horticulture 1810 N. DuPont Street • 302.658.6262

Delaware Avenue Farmers Market

Wine & Dinosaurs • DE Museum of Natural

Rusted Root w/ Royal Teeth

Autumn Artist in the Garden: Pastels en Plein Air Series 4 Classes thru Oct 1

2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590


2301 Kentmere Parkway • 302.571.9590


Dr. Danielle Rice “Hotel duPont as a

Cultural Hub” • Hotel du Pont 11th & Market Streets • 302.571.4699

A Chorus Line thru Nov 3

Flight Club every Tuesday 5:30-7:30

New Candlelight Theatre 2208 Millers Road • 302.475.2313

Chelsea Tavern • 821 N. Market Street

Sixteen Candles • ShopRite Rooftop


Califone w/ Richard Buckner

Jacopo De Nicola: Cool Spring Market 10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18


Blue Ball Barn • 1914 W. Park Dr. • 302.456.3242

501 S. Walnut Street • 302.225.6900

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Future Islands • World Cafe Live at The

Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400


FoxTail Fest • Tubman-Garrett Park 80 Rosa Parks Drive • bit.ly/17KNgiS

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market 10am-2pm Wednesdays

Rodney Square • 10th & Market Streets

Art After Dark: Painting on Wine Glasses • Delaware Art Museum

100 Artists Helping Artists Preserve the Howard Pyle Studios

4W5 Blues Jam first Wed. every month

2301 Kentmere Pkwy • 302.571.9590


& Sept. 15 • Twin Lakes Brewery 4210 Kennett Pike • 302.218.4191

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH every Thurs. 2-6pm thru Sept 26 5105 Kennett Pike • 800.448.3883

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

500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400


Winterthur Farmstand

Green Willow: Long Time Courting

Peanut Butter & Jams: Uncle Devin Show • World Cafe Live at The Queen

Open Mic Night every Tues. 9pm-1am Oddity Bar • 500 Greenhill Ave. • 302.668.1078

Harvest Hop Fest • World Cafe Live at

The Queen • 500 N. Market St. • 302.994.1400

The Spring Standards

World Cafe Live at The Queen • 302.994.1400

Out & About’s The Pink Loop


Various Locations • 302.655.6483

3rd Annual Runnin' Trails for


Betty & The Bullet Live at the Cool Springs Farmers Market

10th & Van Buren Streets • 302.658.4171 x18

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1001 North Park Drive • 302.571.7747


Advanced Asana & Arm Balances


Park • 80 Rosa Parks Dr. • 302.425.4890

Waggin' Tails • Bellevue Park 800 Carr Road • 302.427.8514 x102

This Old Quilt • Blue Ball Barn

1914 W. Park Dr. • 302.577.7020




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An overview of Wilmington’s 2013-14 performing arts season By Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald


e’re excited about fall here in Wilmington—the weather’s cool and our arts scene is hot, packed with ArtsStuff as unique as every one of you. Two Wilmington-based arts groups celebrate 20-year milestones this season; some say goodbye to familiar faces as they welcome new ones; and nearly everyone is amping up their schedules and programs, giving you even more great ways to experience the Arts in Wilmington.

Arden Concert Gild is the place to find great live music for every music lover’s taste.

BRANDYWINE BAROQUE Brandywine Baroque welcomes fans back to their splendid home—The Barn at Flintwoods—for four weekend performances, beginning Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 pm when they present “Handel and Friends.” Love permeates their season on Friday Dec. 13, 7:30pm and Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 pm, with “Vivaldi in Love with Venice.” March brings “Gambists’ Delight” and April “Arne’s Eliza.” Come enjoy a performance experience unlike

Forget what you’ve heard about this city being boring, or unfriendly or leaving you with “nothing to do.” From live-and-local singer/songwriter showcases to international music sensations to pop culture icons; from the glitter of Broadway to the off-beat intimacy of black box performances; from melding art and music to toasting beer as art—we’ve got it all, IN your backyard, only IN Wilmington. Visit the website that has it all—inwilmingtonde.com.

ARDEN This fall, Arden continues its innovative and eclectic concert series with punk, Mali desert blues, klezmer, bluegrass, Ethiopian jazz and EDM — all represented in the first two months. Things start off loud on Thursday, Sept. 26, with the Indie Punk of Titus Andronicus with Lemuria opening. The Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Toure’, son of the late great Ali Farka Toure’, arrives on Saturday, Oct. 12. On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Andy Statman Trio—featuring the Brooklynbased clarinet/mandolin virtuoso and

legendary sideman for Bela Fleck and Dave Grisman — returns to Gild Hall. Saturday, Nov. 9, the 12-piece dance band Debo Band brings the sound of Ethiopiques to Arden. Finally, on Saturday, Nov. 16, the guitarist and DJ D.V.S* joins us for a lighting- and bassheavy electronic extravaganza presented by the Gild’s George Brocklesby. Arden Gild Hall 2126 The Highway, Arden 302.475.3126 ardenconcerts.com .

any other, featuring some instruments from The Flint Collection—the largest private collection of restored, playable antique harpsichords in the Northern Hemisphere. Tickets are available now on the website. The Barn at Flintwoods, 205 Center Meeting Rd., Wilmington 877.594.4546 brandywinebaroque.org

Brandywine Baroque’s performance space— The Barn at Flintwoods—is unique to the area.

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Christina Cultural Arts Center expands its live performances this year to include music, dance and theater.

CITY THEATER COMPANY This fall, “Delaware’s Off-Broadway experience” celebrates 20 years! Kicking off the season Saturday, Oct. 5, at The Queen is an electric in-concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar—the acclaimed, controversial rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Musician Joe Trainor directs and produces the one-night-only event, featuring a full band and cast of CTC fan favorites. Producing Artistic Director Michael Gray directs December’s Gypsy (Friday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 21), at CTC’s performance “home”—The Black Box at OperaDelaware Studios. CTC promises a dark, edgy take on the popular musical

2 Yellow Leaves (Yellow Leaves), 1928; Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986). Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 1/8 inches; Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Georgia O’Keeffe, 87.136.6

DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS Now this is an exhibit that deserves a toast! Join the DCCA for The Act Of Drinking Beer With Friends Is The Highest Form Of Art—as part of its CUR(EAT), a food-based exhibition. The DCCA hosts four Wednesday evening events in the Constance S. & Robert J. Hennessy Project Space Gallery with local celebrities encouraging great conversation in Tom Marioni’s beer bar installation. Marioni is a California-

CHRISTINA CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Christina Cultural Arts Center keeps things exciting on Market Street with art of every genre this season. Now through Oct. 30, CCAC has open enrollment in Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art Classes. Students and faculty will again participate in the FringeWilmington Festival, and the organization will present a monthly music series featuring performances by local favorites New Sweden, the CCAC Faculty Band and Snarky Puppy. Actress Sharon Moore collaborates with CCAC for the theater production Stories Worth

by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. CTC celebrates its roots in February with Best Of: 2.0, a comic showcase of locally authored 10-Minute Plays, all staged previously by CTC. CTC’s improv troupe, Fearless Improv, launches its second season in September with monthly Friday night shows at Arden’s Buzz Ware Village Center. Tickets for CTC’s 20th season will be available Sept. 5 on the CTC website. The Black Box at OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington 302.220.8285 • city-theater.org

DELAWARE ART MUSEUM This fall, the Delaware Art Museum presents American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell Saturday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Jan. 5. This major traveling exhibition, drawn from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned collection, features works produced by leading artists of the day, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. Along with this exhibition, the Museum will host an exclusive Members Preview, gallery talks, a full-day symposium and a free family day. Looking for something new for a Friday night?

Repeating—a celebration of people and places created from interviews with community members and a presentation of quilt samples, pictures and scrapbook pages. For the holiday season, CCAC welcomes back Eleone Dance Theatre for the ever-popular and breathtaking Carols in Color Holiday Dance Musical. More information can be found on the website. 705 N. Market St., Wilmington 302.652.0101 • ccacde.org

Known for vivid reinterpretations of classic fare, CTC presented the ‘80’s cult musical Xanadu last spring — with its cast entirely on roller skates.

Head to Art is After Dark—a series of events, programs, and art-making activities for adults. And don’t miss Art is Social on Friday, Sept. 6, with Dr. Sketchy’s AntiArt School of Philadelphia models in Parisian attire, live Jazz Age music, drinks and vintage French prints. The Museum continues the fun through the fall with the Friday, Oct. 25, Halloween Party; the Friday, Dec. 6, Ugly Sweater Party; and numerous hands-on events. 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington 302.571.9590 • delart.org

based conceptual artist who redefines the gallery space, elevating the act of drinking beer to one of aesthetic significance. (Attendees must be 21.) Space is limited, so register early! Wednesdays on Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and 23 and Nov. 13, 5-7 pm. Register online at: www.thedcca.org/exhibit/TomMarioni. 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington 302.656.6466 • thedcca.org

Only the DCCA can bring art to sharing a pint. Check out this fun new interactive exhibit.


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DTC brings the laughs to its stage this season in several productions and even a stand-up comedy night.

DUPONT THEATRE This season, the legendary DuPont Theatre continues to bring Broadway glitter and power-packed performances to Delaware. This fall opens with Cirque Éloize’s new creation, Cirkopolis—a bold show featuring a blend of circus arts, theatrical skills, dance and music (Oct. 1-6) and continues with the weird and wonderful The Addams Family, a musical by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (Oct. 29-Nov.

Film Brothers continues to be part of downtown and LoMa’s renaissance, offering film festivals, art shows and live music.

FIRST STATE BALLET THEATRE Delaware’s professional ballet company has lined up another blockbuster season. On Sunday, Oct. 13, the company opens its sumptuous production of Swan Lake—one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting ballets—at Dover’s Schwartz Center for the Arts and the main stage of Wilmington’s Grand Opera House the following week. This season, the company also doubles its wildly popular Up Front with FSBT performances on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. An informal, in-studio performance of

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DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY Delaware Theatre Company proudly opens its 2013-14 season with the dark comedy Any Given Monday. Billed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a funny and mesmerizingly dark adventure,” the performance stars celebrities such as Lucy DeVito (FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Leslie Hendrix (NBC’s Law & Order: SVU), Michael Mastro (HBO’s Nurse Jackie) and Kenny Morris (Broadway’s Hairspray and Les Miserables). In October, DTC presents Lend Me a Tenor, a raucous farce that follows the fiery-tempered, world famous Italian superstar Tito Merelli as he arrives and promptly goes missing before his big debut. Rounding out the year is The Story

of My Life—a heartwarming musical that accompanies two friends through their adventures, struggles and discovery that love is what binds us together. And new this season, DTC presents a onenight-only Stand Up Comedy Night on Saturday, Oct. 5, featuring The Ivy League of Comedy. Straight off The Late Show with David Letterman, Dan Naturman, Ross Bennett and Shaun Eli aim to disappoint their parents by quitting Wall Street jobs and telling jokes for less money than you can imagine. 200 Water St., Wilmington 302.594.1100 • delawaretheatre.org

3). Dec. 3-8 brings West Side Story— one of the most beloved musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever, matched with an unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. DuPont Building, 1007 N. Market St., Wilmington 302.656.4401 • duponttheatre.com

FILM BROTHERS Film Brothers’ ever-popular Annual Festival of Shorts returns for the sixth time this fall with two dates, eight films, including one local, another from Spain and a third from California, that spell endless entertainment for Wilmo Film Fans. The fun starts Saturday, Sept. 28, 7pm at Theatre N and continues

The DuPont Theatre celebrated its centennial last season.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 7pm at the Delaware Art Museum. Tickets are only $12 and they are known to sell out quickly, so get yours today at filmbros.com. 205 N. Market St., Wilmington 302.559.2324 • filmbrothers.com .

classical and contemporary highlights, “Up Front” is limited to 100 patrons who enjoy a catered reception with FSBT’s dancers, staff and board following the show. “Up Front” always sells out, so get your tickets quickly! The company also continues Wilmington’s Holiday Tradition—the Nutcracker at the Grand—with three Grand Opera House performances on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 and 22. 818 N. Market St., Wilmington 302.658.7897 • firststateballet.com

First State Ballet’s Swan Lake features dancers Mary Kate Reynolds and Alex Buckner

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Gable Music continues to herald the rise of live and local music.

GRAND OPERA HOUSE The Grand boasts one of its strongest line-ups in recent memory with fall main stage performances from Graham Nash, Aaron Neville, Wanda Sykes and Bonnie Raitt. In addition, the season spotlights two revered American songwriters in separate concerts—John Prine and Phil Vassar— on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 16, respectively. Comedian Colin Quinn visits Friday, Oct. 25, with Unconstitutional, a satiric analysis of American politics. Saturday, Oct. 26, features a reunited Cheech and Chong for an evening of half-baked hilarity. Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody (Nov. 2 & 3) skewers the popular erotic bestseller in a naughty musical comedy. Blues legend Taj Mahal explores international blues music on Saturday, Nov. 9. On Sunday, Nov. 10, the Ukulele Orchestra

The Cartoon Christmas Trio—one of the series’ most popular shows – performs on Dec. 5.

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GABLE MUSIC VENTURES Gable Music continues its domination of live-local songwriter sets in Wilmington, bringing awesome emerging and established regional artists to the stage. Their partnership with The Queen has stepped up the game, and given a brighter spotlight to even more local music. On Saturday, Sept. 14, they get all SuperFreak-y on you with the Rick James Tribute, featuring Universal Funk Order and Corey Osby as Rick James. Later that month, on Friday, Sept. 27, Gable and

The Queen present the second SingerSongwriter Showcase with Brene Wilson, Boy Wonder, Joshua Popejoy, Sofia Nicole, Jared Mahone and Noelle Picara. Tickets can be purchased at The Queen box office or online. Performance venues: World Café Live at the Queen, 501 N. Market St., Wilmington Extreme Pizza, 201 N. Market St., Wilmington gablemusicventures.com

of Great Britain performs with the appropriate sense of humor about their offbeat instrument. Next, celebrate the holidays with three Grand Christmas shows: Celtic music with Lunasa, Wednesday, Dec. 4; rockabilly with Brian Setzer, Thursday, Dec. 5, and Elisabeth von Trapp and the Carolian Brass, on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Grand also has launched a new emerging artists series, live @ the baby grand, which includes performers such as Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, Hey Marseilles and The Apache Relay. Individual show and MyChoice series tickets are available by calling the box office or visiting the website below. 818 N. Market St., Wilmington 302-652-5577 or 800-37-GRAND TheGrandWilmington.org

MARKET STREET MUSIC Twenty Thursday Noontime Concerts will be presented by Market Street Music this season, beginning on Thursday, Oct. 3. Each concert begins at 12:30 pm and lasts 30 minutes—perfect for the busy downtown worker. The well-loved series is much like a sampler of varied musical styles, including jazz, classical chamber music, choral music, folk and world music. And there is no admission charge for these popular short concerts, although a $3 donation is encouraged. Five Festival Concerts take place this season as well. These fulllength concerts take place on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons, and allow for a more in-depth music listening experience. This season offers chamber music, choral music with the celebrated Mastersingers of Wilmington, and the

Cheech & Chong bring their legendary stoner stand-up to the Grand Oct. 26.

organ music of J. S. Bach. Admission cost for these events ranges from $15 to $25. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. For those working or living in downtown Wilmington, Market Street Music’s Center City Chorale—a choir of dedicated singers who are located downtown during the week—is always looking for new voices. The choir rehearses from 12-1 each Tuesday and performs during Thursday Noontime Concerts. For more information, call director David Schelat at 302-6545371 x 110. Performance address: First & Central Presbyterian Church, 11 & Market Streets/Rodney Square, Wilmington 302.654.5371 • MarketStreetMusicDE.org

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Mélomanie expands its provocative pairings this season to include contemporary arts, percussion and sitar.

THE MUSIC SCHOOL OF DELAWARE You’ve got to give it up for The Music School of Delaware. Not only does this nearly century-old Delaware institution provide top-quality music education for every age and level, but it also is one of the state’s largest presenters of live music with 75-plus performances annually. This fall, the Music Masters series delivers two lively concerts — Pianopalooza! on Wednesday, Oct. 23, and A Woodwind Wingding on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Wilmington Community Orchestra also presents

MÉLOMANIE Mélomanie opens its 20th season in Delaware with very exciting news for Delaware arts fans. The ensemble— known for its provocative pairings of early and contemporary works— is bringing its concert series to the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, in a bold move that creatively marries art and music. Mélomanie will perform four concerts—Sundays at 2 pm at DCCA on Oct. 6, Jan. 26, March 9 and May 11—within the varied gallery spaces. In addition, the performances

will feature four World Premiere works by regional composers Jennifer Margaret Barker, Michael Stambaugh, Mark Hagerty and Richard Belcastro. The ensemble’s “provocative pairings” expand this year as well, including guest artists with percussion and sitar. Tickets are available at melomanie.org or can be purchased at the DCCA on concert day. Performance address: The DCCA, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington 302.764.6338 • melomanie.org

four concerts at the school, beginning with a Sunday, Nov. 10, performance of Mozart and Stravinsky works featuring guest artists Anna Skrupky on French horn and Mark Livshits on piano. The Music School’s noted Cultural Crossroad series is also not to be missed, so visit the website below for full performance details. 4101 Washington St., Wilmington 302.762.1132 musicschoolofdelaware.org

Pianist Gray Scott, winner of the Delaware Concerto Competition, performs on the Grand Opera House stage as part of the Music School’s spring showcase concert.


OperaDelaware amplifies its new season with powerful main stage performances and intimate studio events.

WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AT THE QUEEN The Queen brings back past favorites and welcomes new ones this fall. Things kick off with the Delaware Irish Fest featuring Black 47, Young Dubliners, The John Byrne Band, Mythica & Melissa Cox and Burning Bridget Cleary on Friday, Sept. 6. The Spring Standards help “Welcome Back Students” on Saturday, Sept. 14, with a show that’s free with a valid student ID. Other date highlights include: Paula Cole, Thursday, Sept. 26; WXPN welcomes They Might Be Giants with

OPERADELAWARE OperaDelaware unveils a streamlined, amped-up schedule of two full productions at The Grand Opera House, featuring performers from the nation’s most prestigious stages. But first up for the season is Inside the Opera Studio on Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30 pm and Saturday, Sept. 8, 2 pm. This popular series launches with a tribute to opera legend Maria Callas, featuring soprano Francesca Mondanaro and Fabrizio Melano, a close friend of Callas. OperaDelaware’s main stage season opens Friday, Oct. 11, 8 pm and Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 pm with Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love), starring William Davenport “who is coming to resemble the freedom and power of Pavarotti” as Nemorino, and

Sharin Apostolou, who has performed with Portland Opera and the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall as Adina. On Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 pm and Sunday, Nov. 10, 2 pm, the company presents Opera Undressed. Hosted by Music Director Jeffrey Miller and featuring the “greatest hits” of opera, this program is the perfect introduction for those who want to become familiar with opera in a smaller, more informal setting. The full season continues in March with Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) and May with Verdi’s Il Trovatore (The Troubadour). 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington 302.658.8063 • operade.org

Moon Hooch, Friday, Oct. 11; Keller Williams, Thursday, Oct. 24—and many more. Plus, starting Sept. 6, fans seeking a musical break in their workday can enjoy free live music with lunch Upstairs Live every Friday from noon-2 pm. As always, the best way to stay informed about show announcements and other info is through the Live Access e-mail list. 500 N. Market St., Wilmington 302.994.1400 • worldcafelive.com

The Queen continues to bring stellar live acts to the downtown, complementing them with family- and adult-friendly events.


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Bill Montgomery, executive director of Delaware Zoological Society (left), and Gene Peacock, director of Brandywine Zoo, hope to dramatically reshape the state’s only zoo. Photo By Joe del Tufo

NO MORE MONKE Y BUSINESS Finding a new home for its primates is just one of the changes in store for the Brandywine Zoo By Matt Amis


wo months ago, when a 70-foot oak tree buckled and smashed through the roof of the Brandywine Zoo’s fabled Monkey House, what could have been a major catastrophe proved to be a valuable symbol and community galvanizer. And it came at a time when the zoo needed just such a rallying point. Most important, none of the 24 primates (and one bird) was injured, although they were understandably distressed. Zoo staff, with help from the Wilmington Fire Department, quickly wrangled the animals and got them into scattered temporary homes at the Philadelphia Zoo, The Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa., and in other off-exhibit areas.

Now comes the hard part: What to do with the crumbled local icon, which is located outside the zoo’s main perimeter? In August, while crews of structural and environmental engineers evaluated the damage, zoo officials, along with members of the Delaware Zoological Society, plotted their next move. Even before the destruction of the Monkey House, big changes had begun swirling among the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation and the Delaware Zoological Society, the nonprofit entity that operates the zoo’s fundraising, marketing and business endeavors. 11

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An Invitation to Journey Beyond the Edge!

Call to Artists

Photograph by Joe del Tufo

Performance Art / Visual Art / Film Applications at fringewilmingtonde.com Deadline: September 30, 2013

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It appears likely that even if the Monkey House can be salvaged, it will not be home to the primates in the future. This is in accordance with an ambitious master plan that zoo leaders published in 2007, but never implemented due to a tanking economy. “The folks who worked on it—the board, state officials, community stakeholders—worked on this ambitious plan to take the zoo to a whole new level in terms of improving visitor services and the whole experience,” says William Montgomery, executive director of Delaware Zoological Society. Montgomery, who was chief of staff to the City of Wilmington under former Mayor James Baker for 11 years, was appointed in May to steer the Zoological Society after his bid to succeed Baker failed. Montgomery and Brandywine Zoo Director Gene Peacock (who took the job in June) add another new feature to the mix. They’ll collaborate on implementing the 2007 master plan, which could dramatically reshape the state’s only zoo. The plan included ways to increase animal exhibits, educational opportunities, and “to make this little gem of a zoo into an even better place,” Montgomery says. But when business climates became frosty in 2008, aggressive capital campaigns didn’t make sense. “Now, with new board members and new stakeholders, what we’re trying to do is get everyone together again,” Montgomery says. “I think we all agree the plan is detailed and solid, and we need to get some consensus on the path forward.” The intimate, 12-acre, 150-animal zoo, which has long-established close ties to the community, particularly among families and youngsters, has gotten lots of love in return lately. Spurred by the Monkey House’s collapse, donors and fundraisers leaped into action. A special guest-bartending night at the BBC Tavern in Greenville netted $7,000 in contributions. On a recent Saturday night, Kelly’s Logan House in Wilmington donated a dollar from every craft beer sold. And in July, seven-year-old Jared DeStafney and 10-year-old Ryder Hickey raised more than $300 for the zoo with a lemonade stand in their Brandywine Hundred neighborhood. “Folks have really come out and asked ‘how can we help support’” the zoo,” says Megan McGlinchey, board president of the Delaware Zoological Society. “People are sending checks in,” Montgomery says. “This has been a catalyst for an outpouring from the community.” “It’s a good time. And we’re excited,” says Peacock. The zoo is of course doing its part to raise funds. The second annual Brew at the Zoo is set for Saturday, Sept. 28. The popular beer- and wine-tasting event brings together local distributors and restaurants, including Ulysses American Gastropub, Washington Street Ale House, Kid Shelleen’s and BBC Tavern and Grill, attracting the over-21 crowd. The catalyst for much of this activity, the Monkey House traces its roots to the zoo’s beginnings around the turn of the 20th century, when it was used as an exotic animal wing before becoming home to mangabeys, macaques, squirrel monkeys and other primates during the 1920s. Now a rarity among American zoos -- a live exhibit outside a zoo’s main gates – it was the animal enclosure in our backyard for generations of visitors who trudged up the cobblestones of Monkey Hill.

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Bill Montgomery says there has been an outpouring of community support for the Brandywine Zoo since its Monkey House was damaged two months ago.

But the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), to which the Brandywine Zoo has been affiliated since 1981, discourages such a setup due to security reasons. So, once the reignited master plan gets underway, and provided the Monkey House’s structure is not beyond repair, it’s likely to be repurposed for educational and administrative uses, while its former inhabitants are relocated to the zoo proper. “Ultimately we probably would like to have the monkeys within the zoo itself,” McGlinchey says. “The AZA encourages zoos to have their entire collection within the confines. Having the monkeys separate is something they’ve always wanted us to look at.” But fear not, fans of the Monkey House: Those hard-earned funds should still improve our backyard zoo in a major way. Although details are just now being revisited and ironed out, the 2007 master plan called for sweeping thematic changes. In the plan, animal exhibits are arranged in four biomes that represent habitats from around the world. Phase I would encompass tropical forest habitats, with drylands, wetlands and temperate forest to follow. “The overarching theme would be water,” Montgomery says, “addressing both abundance and dearth of water and how it impacts the environment and animal habitats.” The renovations would add to both the exhibit space and number of animal species in the collection, all within the existing Brandywine Zoo footprint. Such changes are still years away. But after a period of transition, zoo officials are ready to move forward again. If they succeed, they will owe some of that success to the badly damaged but still iconic Monkey House. For more information, visit brandywinezoo.org. Donations can be made directly to the Delaware Zoological Society, 1001 N. Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802.


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BLUE ROCKS VS. POTOMAC NATIONALS September 1, 1:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium BLUE ROCKS VS. POTOMAC NATIONALS September 2, 1:35 pm bluerocks.com Frawley Stadium LABOR DAY RALLY Rally begins at the conclusion of the Labor Day Parade down King Street. delawareaflcio.org Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park 4TH CINDY FOUNDATION FOR OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH 5K September 4, 6:30 pm Benefits: Sloan Kettering Ovarian Cancer Transitional Research Fund, Helen F Graham Cancer Center Special Needs Fund, and University of Pennsylvania’s Ovarian Cancer Research Center. Registration begins at 5:00pm. races2run.com Dravo Plaza 9-11 HEROES RUN September 7, 8:00 am 8am activities begin/9am walk travismanion.org Frawley Stadium HEART WALK September 8, 8:00 am 8am activities begin/9am walk www.heart.org/wilmingtonwalk Dravo Plaza 2ND ANNUAL RACE FOR THE PINK RIBBON WOMEN’S 5K RUN/WALK September 12, 5:00 pm “A Women’s Only Event” to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are going to light up the Riverfront PINK! Please join us on September 12 to help raise funds for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and help provide hope and support for those with breast cancer. Registration begins at 5:00pm races2run.com Dravo Plaza HISPANIC FESTIVAL September 14, 6:00 pm - 12:00 am September 15, 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm Festival celebrating Delaware’s Hispanic Heritage for over 40 years. Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot

TASTE OF THE RIVERFRONT September 14, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Music, food, movie, tours... FREE! Join us for a taste of the neighborhood! Enjoy live music powered by World Café Live at The Queen! Taste the neighborhood restaurants, all in one spot! Then at dusk, watch a family-friendly movie brought to you by Penn Cinema! Plus, Free Tours! Experience what it would be like if YOU lived in a condo or townhome at Justison Landing! Music, food, cash bar & tours from 3pm-7pm... outdoor movie at dusk... and all open to the public! theresidences.net Justison Landing Park WALK FOR PKD September 14, 9:00 am Registration begins at 9am. Walk begins at 10am walkforpkd.org Dravo Plaza FOXTAIL FEST September 14, 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm Foxtail Fest seeks to combine one of the most exciting festival lineups with some of the region’s most unique and promising young artists, brands, lines, artisans, organizations, groups, etc. in one place for one fantastic day of creativity and good vibes. It is definitely the must-see event to kick off the Fall Semester. In addition to two stages of performers and DJ’s, there will be moon bounces, games, and plenty of activities for everyone in attendance. Not to mention that Foxtail Fest is being hosted by none other than the legendary Power 99 DJ, Cosmic Kev. Headlining the event are national hip hop superstars Machine Gun Kelly, Travi$ Scott and Kat Dahlia with the strongest supporting lineup possible in the tri-state area. foxtailfest.com Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park MOVING FOR MELANOMA 5K RUN/WALK September 15, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8:00am, Run/Walk begins at 9:00am races2run.com Dravo Plaza ST. HEDWIG’S POLISH FESTIVAL September 16 - 21 The Polish festival consisted of arts and crafts, wonderful Polish Homemade foods and Midway rides. Sept. 16-18, 5 pm - 10 pm Sept. 19 -20, 11 am - 2 pm (food only), 5 pm - 10 pm Sept. 21, 3 pm - 10 pm polishfestival.net Riverfront Park-n-Ride Lot THE FARMER AND THE CHEF September 19, 5:30 pm The March of Dimes and The Delaware Department of Agriculture have teamed up to present the 6th annual The Farmer and The Chef. The event is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes, Delaware Chapter. thefarmerandthechef.com Chase Center

DAY FOR KIDS September 21, 12:00 pm Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrates the importance of establishing stronger relationships between adults and youth by leading the BGC Day for Kids effort. bgclubsde.org Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park WILMINGTON CURESEARCH WALK September 21, 9:00 am Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Wilmington area who have been affected by children’s cancer. This very special day will include prizes, music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! Please encourage your friends and family to join us as we raise funds to reach the day when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure! The CureSearch Walk celebrates and honors children whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer, while raising funds for lifesaving research. You can help us by encouraging your friends, family, co-workers and community to champion our cause. Registration begins at 9:00am Opening Ceremony and Walk begin at 10:00am, curesearchwalk.org Dravo Plaza CAMPAIGN FOR KIDS 5K RUN/WALK September 22, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8am, Race begins at 9am. races2run.com Dravo Plaza AIDS DELAWARE 5K RUN/WALK September 28, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8am, Race begins at 9am. aidswalkdelaware.org Dravo Plaza ST. FRANCIS 5K RUN/WALK September 29, 8:00 am Registration begins at 8am, Race begins at 9am. races2run.com Dravo Plaza

ONGOING EVENTS RIVERBOAT QUEEN CRAB CRUISES Thursdays and Fridays Come see us for a unique experience right here on the Wilmington Riverfront. All you can eat Crab Cruises on the Riverboat Queen! Reservations are required and space will be limited reserve your spot now! RiverboatQueen.com


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WRC News



ilmington Renaissance Corporation visited two cities this summer to research best practices for creative districts as they relate to WRC’s Artist Live/Work project, which is slated for West Center City. In mid-June, the staff attended Americans for the Arts: Arts, Entertainment & Cultural Districts Preconference, in Pittsburgh. Because it has one of America’s oldest and most dynamic cultural districts, Pittsburgh was chosen to be the location for the first-ever preconference on cultural, arts, and entertainment districts. Nearly 1,000 arts and community leaders met to share their work in group discussions on arts education, cultural diversity, public art, and more. WRC staff attended sessions such as Programming Your District, Developing Facilities, States and Cultural Districts, and Housing Districts, in addition to taking a guided walking tour of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. In July, WRC staff headed up to Providence, R. I., to meet with the Providence Foundation and AS220. The Providence Foundation

is a nonprofit similar to WRC in that it supports the economic development and revitalization of the downtown area. AS220 is an Artist Live/Work district success story. It has become a meganonprofit with three mixed-use buildings totaling more than 100,000 square feet. The buildings house gallery spaces, a recording studio, a darkroom, dance studios, a black box theatre, 48 affordable artist live/work spaces, and much more. The WRC staff was part of a Wilmington delegation that included members from the Christina Cultural Arts Center, the Creative Vision Factory, the Delaware Transit Corporation, the Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Council, and the City of Wilmington’s Planning Department. They attended a public hearing for Greater Kennedy Plaza, where public transportation and park usage were discussed. The WRC staff also toured Federal Hill, West End, South Side, College Hill (home to Brown University), and the Rhode Island School of Design. They also attended WaterFire Providence, an on-going fire installation that illuminates the river in downtown Providence. For more information on WRC’s Artist/Live project, visit bigideaswilmington.com/WRC#current-projects.

CITY NOTES Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Bliss Gourmet Gift Shop, 231 N. Market St.

entreDonovan, 1007 N. Market St.

Buying something for a foodie friend? Looking for a tasty treat after a long day of work? Look no further than Bliss Gourmet Gift Shop in LOMA. The shop offers delicious, freshly made, edible goods like Amish Jams and loose teas, as well as beautiful (non-edible) items like candles and tote bags. Everything is grown or produced locally. countrythyme2.webs.com/

entreDonovan has come to the rescue of all those women seeking sharp suits, fitted skirts, trim tops, or wear-all-day shoes. The store specializes in and focuses on fit, because if the fit isn’t right, the garment just won’t work. They have a showroom full of options for fittings and even some ready-to-wear belts, tops, and accessories. Every good businesswoman knows that a great suit is a worthwhile investment. Get yours at entreDonovan! facebook. com/#!/entreDonovan

Bain’s Deli, 1201 N. Market St. We all know Bain’s Deli for its delicious food and great service, but now we can enjoy it in a brand-new location. Bain’s is opening a second spot in the Hercules Plaza Food Court this month. Welcome to our end of Market Street, Bain’s. delawarebusinessdaily.com/2013/07/dla-pipe-leases17050-square-feet-at-1201-north-market/

— Barb Bullock


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