On the rise: Surging Aldi set for Smyrna grand opening

SMYRNA — While many traditional grocery store chains have been contracting in Delaware, the reach of the Aldi grocery franchise is set to expand as it prepares to celebrate the grand opening of a new store in south Smyrna on Thursday, Dec. 6. The Smyrna store, which will be the fourth to open in Delaware, […]

Letter to the Editor: Dining dilemma

Although its is a fast-growing town and we are frustrated by the lack of “fine dinning.,” larger chain restaurants have a population formula which determines where they locate and apparently Millsboro doesn’t have the numbers needed for the larger dining operations. (“Millsboro munchies,” Sound Off, Nov. 17) I inquired about a large restaurant franchise several […]

Caesar Rodney School District involved in Summer Food Service Program

CAMDEN The Caesar Rodney School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will […]

ACME Market in Dover will close in June

DOVER — In June the Dover mainstay ACME Market will peddle its last head of lettuce. According to ACME spokeswoman Dana Ward, the closing announcement included three stores to be eliminated. “ACME Markets announced on April 27 that it plans to close its stores in Lansdale and King of Prussia, Pa., and Dover,” she said. […]

Barbecue and soul food coming to Harrington

DOVER — U.S. Army veteran Darrell Hughes will be hosting a grand opening at his new restaurant: Stick to Your Ribs BBQ and Soul Food in Harrington on Friday. Mr. Hughes notes that locals may recognize him from his food truck The Penalty Box. A lifelong passion, Mr. Hughes says he’s been around a barbecue […]

Guest opinion: USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?” Childhood hunger is a persistent problem in many parts of rural America. This especially so during the summer when school is out […]

New owner taking over landmark diner in Dover

DOVER — The Hollywood Diner, thought to have originally opened in the early 1950s, is getting a new owner. What sort of changes are on the menu? Not much — other than the menu itself. “The diner has a great look that people recognize and enjoy. We want to keep that for the folks around […]

A taste of success: Dover High culinary team wins title

DOVER — They tasted success, literally, early this month. Five Dover High classmates created and cooked a menu to win the sixth annual Delaware ProStart Student Invitational on March 2. Combining their culinary skills in a focused effort for an hour, Riley Maldonado, Alicia Dennin, Charles Logan Gibson, Nicole Mitchell and Athena Wolff concocted the […]

Food bank, Perdue Farms to ‘Drive Out Hunger’ with grant challenge

MILFORD — With the community in their lane, the Food Bank of Delaware and the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation hope to drive out hunger. The pair announced a new challenge last week as the foundation, the “charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms,” presented a “Drive Out Hunger” challenge grant in the amount […]

Food truck program hits the brakes, for now

  DOVER — Several owners of prominent restaurants in downtown Dover were not happy to hear second-hand about the city’s interest in starting a Pilot Mobile Food Truck Program back in December. So, with their financial and business concerns in mind, they called the Downtown Dover Partnership and scheduled a meeting with Assistant City Manager […]