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New Brazilian Steakhouse
Churrascaria Saudades to open in Newark

Classic Brazilian barbeque is coming to the Newark Shopping Center late this summer, in the empty storefront between Minster’s Jewels and PNC Bank. The upscale-meets-family-friendly eatery Churrascaria Saudades Brazilian Steakhouse will feature varieties of grilled meats, which, in traditional style, will be carried from table to table and served in slices.
The dining style, called churrascaria rodizio, translates to “barbecue rounds” —referring to staff actually “making the rounds” through the restaurant. Churrascaria has gained popularity in the United States, with chains like Fogo de Chão, with locations in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

A bar, tableside liquor cart, and side items also will be available.

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Newark Co-Op Opens Cafe
Cafe 67 brings more healthy options

Cafe 67 is the latest addition to Newark Natural Foods’ new store in the Newark Shopping Center on Main Street.

Open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., the cafe boasts Main Street’s only organic salad bar, along with hot foods, a deli, smoothies, juices and organic, locally-roasted coffee. The menu is varied, including pizzas like the Mediterranean topped with hummus, Thai chicken, or simply “The Kennett”—tomato sauce with mozzarella and oven-roasted Kennett Square mushrooms.

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Try Zaikka Breakfast Burritos
King Street Indian restaurant open for breakfast

Zaikka Indian Grill’s King Street location in Wilmington is now open early, serving breakfast from 7-10 a.m.

Kati roll options, described as breakfast burritos “with a twist,” include crunchy aloo-potato rolls, mango tandoori chicken rolls, chicken 65 rolls, and lamb-keema rolls.
Morning brews from Philadelphia’s ReAnimator coffee shop are also now available.

Da Vinci Festival Moves to Bellevue
Italian wine & food celebration is Oct. 11

The 12th Annual Vendemmia Da Vinci Wine & Food Festival will have a new location this year: Bellevue State Park, instead of the usual Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.

Set for Sunday, Oct. 11, Vendemmia Da Vinci is one of the premier Italian American Wine & Food festivals on the East Coast. Guests has the opportunity to sample great wines from every region of Italy, along with Italian beers and restaurant specialties from more than 25 area restaurants. There also will be four hours of professional entertainment, featuring opera, classic Italian and contemporary music. Vendemmia Da Vinci will once again hold its annual Home Made Gravy contest, as well as one of the largest Home Made Wine competitions on the East Coast.

“This is a wonderful event and we are proud to host the festival at one of our most beautiful parks,” says Director of Delaware State Parks Ray Bivens. “Bellevue Hall and its gardens provide the perfect backdrop for this prestigious event. It is my hope that this new ‘home’ provides new opportunities for the festival, as well as room to grow even larger in the future.”

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