Worth Trying – December 2015

Suggestions from our staff and contributors

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Delaware Center for Horticulture

The DCH offers a Low Cost Tree Sale where city residents can purchase trees for just $10 while non-city residents pay $40. This is a great opportunity to help add beauty to your yard and neighborhood. I got four trees for $40 and could not be happier! I look forward to watching them bloom year after year. For more information, check out thedch.org/content/low-cost-tree-sale.

—Kelly Loeb, Account Manager, Catalyst Visuals, LLC

Bullets_at_OddityThe Bullets at Oddity Bar

For those who have dared to venture there, Oddity Bar lives up to its name. It’s a twisted, tongue-in-cheek take on the neighborhood corner bar, where arcane art hangs from the dark red walls, reconfigured Ouija boards function as table tops, and Magic 8-Balls serve as bar guides for those who can’t decide which of the 100-plus craft beers and ciders to try. Amid the off-kilter fun, The Bullets have found a fitting home. In addition to their own rollicking originals, the long-standing rockabilly trio brings a Brian Setzer-type swing to unlikely radio hits by David Bowie, Oasis, and, yes, even Pink Floyd. With the help of the band’s faithful following, there’s revelry at the Oddity every Thursday night.

—Jim Miller, Director of Publications

IMG_1339Caramel Apple Pancakes at Drip Café

My fiancée and I decided to check out Drip Café on a whim after trying food from their Brunch Box food truck a while back. I couldn’t believe we hadn’t been there sooner—the coffee and food were nothing short of amazing. I tried the caramel apple pancakes, and was blown away from the first bite: two huge, fluffy pancakes topped with bits of smoked bacon, roasted apple slices, and a house-made salted caramel sauce. If you aren’t drooling by now, I suggest you go find out for yourself in Hockessin’s Lantana Square. dripcafede.com

LLL-WebsiteCity Theater Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost

OK, so I haven’t actually seen it yet. But I saw CTC’s production of American Idiot last spring, and then I went to the launch party for the upcoming season a few weeks ago. And if those shows were any indication, then you’re in for a treat. I can’t wait! Dec. 4-19, city-theater.org.

—Marie Graham, Director of Digital Media

So, what do you think? Please comment below.