Chef Robbie Jester Kitty Knight Deep Blue

Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight

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Robbie Jester has come home.  Sort of. Raised in Galena, Maryland, the chef is partnering with Jamestown Hospitality Group, owner of Deep Blue at Kitty Knight, an inn and restaurant in Galena, to infuse new life into the old establishment. “Ironically, my dad owned Kitty Knight in the 1980s, and I was conceived there,” said Jester, a Culinary Institute of …

Matt Kern

One Coastal’s Matt Kern is James Beard Award semifinalist

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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

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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

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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 …

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 …

Food Bank Cooking for a Cause

Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause showcases Snuff Mill

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The Food Bank’s Cooking for a Cause is take steps to make sure last year’s online gliltches won’t happen again.   It can be easier to guess Wordle on the first try than to score a table at the new Snuff Mill Restaurant, Butchery & Wine Bar in Brandywine Hundred. The intimate eatery opens reservations to the public a month in …