Taco Reho expanding from food truck to restaurant

REHOBOTH BEACH — Rock ‘n’ roll-infused food truck Taco Reho will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2021. “The new location will allow us to expand our experience and food offerings to our growing fan base,” owner and chef Billy Lucas said in a news release. Taco Reho will be moving into the former Burger […]

Industry relief fund supports struggling restaurant workforce

NEWARK — The Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation recently funded a second round of direct cash grants to more than 100 restaurant workers struggling from income loss and unemployment due to COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions on their industry. The individual $365 grants are being paid out to recipients this week, at a time when many […]

COVID restrictions take bite out of business in Delaware restaurants

DOVER — In the wake of the National Restaurant Association sending a letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this week asking for federal and local support for the owners and employees of the entire industry, Delaware restaurants are trying to survive with the state’s new 30% occupancy restriction. Restaurants were among the […]

New Georgetown eatery Sol Azteca offers Mexican favorites

GEORGETOWN — A homegrown taste of Mexico goes beyond the culinary offerings at Sol Azteca, a new Mexican restaurant/bar and grill in the Georgetown Plaza. A complete floor-to-ceiling interior makeover includes decor that hails from the Guadalajara metropolitan area of Mexico. Booths, tables, lights, frames and other decorations feature artwork and woodworking prominent in Tonala, […]

COVID restrictions main reason for 33 West closure

DOVER — Brandon Pelton, owner of 33 West Ale House & Grill on Loockerman Street, had a feeling back in the spring that his business was facing long odds toward survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic and all the restrictions restaurants were facing. Unfortunately, on Monday night, Mr. Pelton announced on Facebook that his fears had […]

Hollywood Diner to start cooking again

DOVER — The former home of the Hollywood Diner, with its bright chrome and red siding right in the heart of Dover’s U.S. 13 corridor, is certainly an iconic and eye-catching building. It certainly attracted the attention of restaurateur Ekrem Arslan, who purchased the 1950s landmark property that sits at 123 N. Dupont Highway on […]

COVID crisis takes bite out of business in Sussex

If 2020 were a movie, an appropriate title might be “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Since COVID-19’s arrival in mid-March, business in Delaware has ridden a roller-coaster of sorts, punctuated by ups and downs of virus transmission and unemployment, a weeks-long shutdown for some industries, phases of reopening and quarantine demands of neighboring […]

Atlantic Social restaurant opens in Rehoboth Beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — A newly opened restaurant and bar off Del. 1 won’t let a global pandemic cramp their style. Atlantic Social is now open to those looking for a seafood eatery with fruity frozen drinks and an Instagram-friendly interior. Co-owner Zach Diogo boasts of the Rehoboth Beach restaurant’s unique menu, with East Coast-inspired entrées […]

New ice cream shop brings Christmas spirit to Milford’s summer

MILFORD — It may get hot in Milford this summer, but the new North Pole Creamery will keep downtown cool with frozen treats and Christmas spirit from the Santa House, a longtime fixture on Walnut Street. The ice cream shop, which had its grand opening Saturday, is owned by local entrepreneur David Pickerell and managed […]

Rehoboth commissioners update plan for outdoor dining and retail

REHOBOTH BEACH — With Phase 2 of the state’s economic reopening underway, the city of Rehoboth Beach removed a majority of the barricades on Rehoboth Avenue Wednesday, June 17. The commissioners agreed on May 26 to utilize parking spaces on the first two blocks of Rehoboth Avenue as a pedestrian walkway and to allow outdoor […]