Letter to the Editor: Reconsider no-dogs regulation

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH), has recently started paying increased attention to an existing state regulation that bars dogs from restaurants, including outdoor seating areas. The Delaware Food Code (Chapter 6, Section 501.115) prohibits pets, except for service animals, in food establishments. In a recent e-mailed […]

Commentary: Food security, climate and the rest of the story

A new United Nations climate report warns global food security is under threat from warming temperatures making food scarcer, and more expensive. The recommended solutions include using no-till and targeted fertilizer use in farming, reducing food waste, and human diet changes to less red meat. Specific claims of climate change damage are: • Deserts are […]

Best Bets: Food Truck Throwdown growing at Blue Earl

In just its third year, Blue Earl’s Food Truck Throwdown has grown so much that it’s doubling its days this year. “I wanted to double their pleasure,” said Ron Price, founder and brewmaster at Blue Earl Brewing in Smyrna. “It’s been so successful that I wanted to make it into a two-day event this year. […]

Georgia House closes locations in Milford, Selbyville

DOWNSTATE – A sign attached to the door at the Georgia House Restaurant in Milford read, “Thank you for 20 years, we are now closed – MGMT.” With that, the longtime restaurant chain in Sussex County was quietly gone after it closed its locations in Milford and Selbyville on Wednesday, joining Georgia House’s Millsboro location, […]

Blue Earl brews up four years in Smyrna

SMYRNA — With four years behind them, Blue Earl Brewing Company owner Ron Price says they’ve tripled their output and more than quadrupled their staff since opening their off-the-beaten path location on 210 Artisan Drive in Smyrna. Opening their doors in May of 2015 with just five employees (some part-time), they now have a staff […]

Sussex chef cooks up competition with Bobby Flay

GEORGETOWN — About a year in the making, Thursday, May 2 is the day Food Network fans find out if the chef at a Sussex County restaurant gets a shot at beating celebrity chef/restaurateur Bobby Flay. Greenwood resident Bill Clifton, the 38-year-old chef and co-owner of The Counting House Restaurant & Pub in Georgetown, must […]

Harvest Ridge food truck competition April 5 and 6

MARYDEL — Harvest Ridge Winery will host the annual food truck competition fundraiser April 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. and April 6 from noon to 6 p.m. The event features 20 food trucks offering diverse menus. Tickets range from $10 to 25, available on Eventbrite with limited tickets sold at the gate the day […]

Commentary: National Nutrition Month pointers for healthy eating

Incorporating healthy eating into your daily life is important, but it isn’t always easy. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, here are some tips for healthy eating from to help get you started or back on track. •Replace refined grains with whole grains. This is one of the easiest changes you can make and, therefore, […]

Smyrna ALDI grocery store opens its doors

SMYRNA — The long-awaited ALDI grocery store in Smyrna officially opened its doors on Dec. 6. The new location, at 1382 S Dupont Blvd. is tucked behind the Wawa convenience store in the Simon’s Corner shopping center. Despite near freezing temperatures on Dec. 6, the grand opening hosted a packed parking lot with hundreds of […]

Five tips for healthy holiday eating

‘Tis the season of generosity, abundance and, along with the holiday celebrations, frequent opportunities to overindulge in calorie-laden food and beverages. If you’ve been carefully budgeting calories along with avoiding sugar and fat in your diet, how can you maintain these good habits in the face of temptation? Here are some suggestions to help stay […]