Students graduate from Food Bank’s Culinary School

Staff Report The Food Bank of Delaware celebrated the accomplishments this week of seven students who successfully completed the organization’s 14-week culinary program in Milford and Newark. Three of these students were able to complete the training program thanks to an $18.8 million USDA grant provided to the state of Delaware to train adults who […]

Park Place Offers Fresh Crabs, Steamers

By Terry Rogers Every Wednesday, starting at 5 PM, Park Place in downtown Milford offers Steamer Nights with Maryland crabs, shrimp, clams and Dungeness crab legs. Chris Fitzgerald, owner of the restaurant, says that this is bringing back something that was part of their menu many years ago. “Crabs were one of the staples when […]

USS Delaware Serves Fresh, Homestyle Cooking

By Terry Rogers Growing up in Mexico, Herminio Ruiz and Manuel Monge were very close, but when Manuel moved to the United States, the two lost touch. Herminio knew that Manuel had entered the military but was not sure where his cousin was living in this country. After Herminio moved to America, settling in Delaware, […]

New Culinary Traditions Downtown

Some new culinary traditions are coming to downtown Milford this week. Steamed Maryland Crabs, shrimp & Clams every Wednesday night at Park Place Restaurant & Lounge. Gourmet tacos, 3 for $10 & drink specials, every Thursday night at Abbott’s Grill & Bald Jason’s Pub. Park Place Restaurant & Lounge is celebrating 27 years in business […]

Food Bank Celebrates Eighth Class

The Food Bank of Delaware held a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24, at the Milford location. Five members of the school, David Cassey, Sarah Pearce, Jesmariely Perez, Eric Roberts and Troy Smith, celebrated their achievements in the 14-week program. Guest speaker for the occasion was Andrew Feeley, Executive Chef of Bluecoast Seafood Grill. “That […]

Dolce Focuses on Local Ingredients

By Terry Rogers As small business owners, Dean and Stephenie Tatman, who purchased Dolce Coffeeshop and Bakery on North Walnut Street in Milford in January, understand the importance of supporting other local businesses. It is for this reason they try to use local vendors when they are purchasing ingredients for their fresh baked goods and […]

Abbott’s Grill Announces Corporate & Executive Chef

Staff Report Abbott’s own Paul Gallo & Ryan Cunningham have been promoted to new roles as the company expands into a third location. With Smyrna’s only brewpub, Brick Works Brewing & Eats, slated to open in early June, Abbott’s has promoted current Chef’s Paul Gallo & Ryan Cunningham to new positions within the company in […]

Kids Cook with Abbott’s Chefs

On Saturday, April 16 Chef Paul Gallo of Abbott’s Grill engaged with local families as he taught a group of children how to have fun and be helpful in the kitchen, understand nutrition in the food they eat and discover the many professional careers within the culinary arts. The month of April featured the Cooking […]

Vasey Crowned as DE Dairy Princess

As an eleventh grader, Spring Vasey of Lincoln, DE has taken on several responsibilities that many her age have simply not experienced. At 17, Spring helps her family breed Icelandic sheep, raise show pigs for the Delaware State Fair and take care of laying hens. Out of all her daily duties, she enjoys milking cows […]

Dolce Bakery Has New Owners

By Terry Rogers On Friday, January 29, Dean and Stephanie Tatman took ownership of Dolce, the popular coffee shop and bakery on North Walnut Street in Milford. Dolce’s previous owners, Chuck Stanko and George Carroll, have owned and operated the coffee shop for 10 years. “At the ten year mark, we realized we had done […]

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