Bites – March 16

Tasty thingsworth knowing

Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch

Wilmington’s Hercules Plaza will be the site of the 19th annual Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch on Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be 27 renowned chefs from around the world prepared to support the Meals on Wheels mission to end senior hunger. Not only will there be delicious food made by accredited chefs, there also will be signature cocktails and live entertainment, as well as a silent auction, all combined to create a fun experience to support and raise money for seniors in the Delaware area. Tickets are $125 per person, or for guests ages 21-40 the “Young Professionals Ticket” will cost $75 (ID required). For more information visit mealsonwheelsde.org

Newark Wing Bowl

Newark’s Aetna Hose Hooks and Ladder Company and Newark’s FOP Lodge 4 will compete in the first annual Newark First Responders Wing Bowl Championship. Two representatives from each team will compete to see who can eat the most wings. All proceeds will benefit Preston’s Playground. Mayor Polly Sierer will emcee and there will be celebrity bartenders and prizes given out throughout the event, scheduled for 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, at Grain Craft Bar and Kitchen in Newark. Admission is free.

Art is Tasty

On the first Friday of every month the Delaware Art Museum hosts Art is Tasty, a noontime event focusing on a work of art. Guests discuss the artwork while enjoying a meal prepared by the Thronson Café. The artwork showcased on March 4 will be “The Council Chamber,” by Edward Burne-Jones. Tickets are $12 for museum members and $14 for non-museum members. A lunch voucher is included. For more information visit delart.org.

Buckley’s Brunch

Buckley’s Tavern in Centreville is famous for its family-style pajama brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu ranges from delicious Belgian waffles to the famous Buckley Burger. The price is $18.50, but if you wear pajamas you will receive a 50 percent discount. For more information visit buckleystavern.com.

A New Rehoboth Eatery

AA new eatery, Chesapeake & Maine, is coming to Rehoboth Beach on Monday, March 7. Led by Dogfish Head founder and President Sam Calagione, the restaurant is inspired by Calagione’s summers spent in Maine and Dogfish’s ties to the Chesapeake region. It will offer fresh seafood sourced exclusively from Maine and the Chesapeake area.

The restaurant will include Dogfish’s ales throughout the menu with items like a Beernaise, a Dogfish twist on a classic béarnaise, and Namaste Steamed Ebenecooke Mussels, procured from the Dogfish Head peninsula in Maine and delivered fresh.
“We’re excited to combine our love for our two favorite maritime regions in the world into one restaurant concept,” Calagione says.

Chesapeake & Maine is at 316 Rehoboth Ave., next door to Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats.

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