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Meet Bobby Pancake, celebrating High 5 Hospitality’s 20 years

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bobby Pancake has heard it all. The CEO of Newark-based High 5 Hospitality is accustomed to people commenting on his last name, especially since High 5 operates Eggspectation, a Christiana-area restaurant famous for breakfast and brunch. How does he handle it? “I deal with it the same way Kevin Bacon deals with it,” he said. “So, I’m Bobby Pancake, and he’s Kevin Bacon. …

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Delaware’s Matt Kern of One Coastal is a James Beard Finalist

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

When Matt Kern was growing up in the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, area, he often felt like he didn’t belong. That changed when he was 14 and started working in a restaurant kitchen. “I immediately felt comfortable,” recalled Kern, who couldn’t afford culinary school tuition. His sense of belonging has reached a new level. This morning, the James Beard Foundation released the Restaurant and …

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Kaisy’s Delights offers European vibe in former Millsboro bank

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Ten years ago, people may have questioned Thierry Langer’s decision to open a European-flavored breakfast and lunch spot in Millsboro, where trucks carrying chickens rumble through the downtown district. But Langer didn’t hesitate when he saw the bank-turned-restaurant at the corner of Main and State streets. Kaisy’s Delights opened in January 2024 to an eager audience. “There was a perfect synchronicity,” …

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One Coastal’s Matt Kern is James Beard Award semifinalist

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Matt Kern, chef and owner of One Coastal in Fenwick Island, is a semifinalist for a James Beard Award in the Best Chef Mid-Atlantic category. This is Kern’s third semifinalist nomination. He was a semifinalist in 2019 and 2020 while working at Heirloom in Lewes. “It’s way different,” this time, said Kern, who purchased One Coastal from Scott and Carlie Carey in 2022. “I have …

Zava Café brings the za-za-zoo to Milton

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Some maintain that Milton is like Lewes before the tourists arrived. Both are small towns with centuries-old buildings and rich histories. Heavy tourism only came to Lewes in mid-1960s, when the fish factories—and the aroma of menhaden—departed. A Friday stroll through Milton’s historic section gave credibility to the claim. Located on the Broadkill River, the former shipbuilding town was favored …

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Bodhi Kitchen opens in Rehoboth; My Sister’s Fault reopens

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Right on schedule, Bodhi Kitchen opened this week in downtown Rehoboth. This is the second new project for the culinary minds behind Drift, and it seems as though Bodhi will make a similar splash in the coastal resort town.  There’s no missing the theme. Cocktails sport names like Happy Buddha, East Meets West and Quiet Meditation, and the menu features …

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Delaware chef to battle it out on Netflix’s snack show

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

On a November afternoon, Hari Cameron was making dough with a new type of flour. “I’m always working on stuff,” the Rehoboth Beach resident explained, putting the mix aside to take a phone call. That’s because the James Beard-nominated chef is a consultant for a kitchen equipment company, and he’s worked with Think Rice, which supports American rice growers. But …

9 Delaware restaurants earn Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Pam GeorgeCulture, Food, Headlines

It’s not unusual for an Italian restaurant to offer Italian wines, but at Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach, nearly all wine on the list comes from that country. (Two dessert wines are from Portugal.) The carefully cultivated list is one reason why Lupo Italian Kitchen is one of nine Delaware establishments receiving the Wine Spectator’s 2022 Award of Excellence, …

Beebe Specialty Surgical Hospital in Rehoboth ready for first patient

Pam GeorgeHeadlines, Health

  Damp, chilly weather couldn’t diminish the enthusiasm of the group that gathered Thursday in Beebe Healthcare’s new Specialty Surgical Hospital. Health care leaders, board members and caregivers were on hand to cut the ribbon on the $124 million, four-story hospital, located on the Rehoboth campus just off routes 1 and 24. The hospital will care for its first patient …

Wine, dine with Italian count at Milford’s Benvenuto

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Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio   It’s not every day that Milford-area diners get to dine with a count. But on Friday, March 18, Conti Manfredo di San Bonifacio will be showcasing his wines at Benvenuto, a Milford restaurant.  The count and the restaurant are a perfect pairing, said Diego Lascano, the restaurant’s wine and beverage director.  “We are a …