Tasty things worth knowing
From Food Truck to Cafe
WiLDWiCH food truck became an instant hit after debuting in the city in July 2014. Now, things have gotten even tastier. WiLDWiCH has opened a downtown Wilmington cafe offering gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goodies, fresh lemonade and coffee. It’s at 800 Delaware Ave., Suite 100.
Fan favorites include the K.C.Q. hickory smoked pulled pork, Kansas City-style barbecue sauce with tangy slaw, and the Saigon, a hickory smoked salmon filet, serrano aioli, pickled daikon and carrot, and cucumber with cilantro.
The cafe also will offer a business lunch menu featuring sandwich trays, hot sandwich stations, salads, bruschetta, hummus, fruit, crudités, baked goods, and much more. The cafe is open weekdays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
And for food truck loyalists, be advised that, after a winter hiatus, the truck is back on the streets and will continue to operate in tandem with the cafe.
For more, visit wildwich.com.
The Triple Threat BBQ Festival will take place at the Harrington Fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9. There will be a two-day wing tasting competition, and spectators’ $5 entry fee entitles them to taste five flavors of wings. Each taster will vote for his or her favorite and the winner will receive a cash prize. There also will be a craft beer tasting on both days, with 16 breweries offering three beers each to sample. Tickets for the beer tasting are $25. Tickets for both the wing competition and the beer tasting can be purchased online or onsite.
For more, visit delawarefairgrounds.com.
45 Years for Gallucio’s
Wilmington’s Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant is celebrating 45 years in business this spring. In honor of the anniversary, the eatery, at 1709 Lovering Ave., will feature a new menu that includes bruschetta, fried calamari, chicken parmigiana, sautéed seafood, a variety of pizza and a signature burger menu.
The restaurant will “give back” to patrons all year long, and will offer an assortment of coupons as well, says General Manager Greg Dorak.
“We are privileged to have served the Wilmington area for so many years,” Dorak says.
Gallucio’s is open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information visit gallucios-de.com.
Delaware ProStart Student Invitational
On March 1, 11 teams from Delaware high schools met in Dover for the Fourth Annual Delaware ProStart Student Invitational, a state-wide competition focusing on the culinary and management skills of area students.
Divided into teams, the culinary students demonstrated their ability to prepare a three-course meal in 60 minutes while using just two butane burners. Their knife skills and poultry fabrication were also taken into account by judges. Meanwhile, the management teams created a restaurant proposal by giving a verbal presentation that exhibited the critical thinking required for a manager’s day-to-day operations.
A William Penn team won the culinary competition, while Cape Henlopen High School’s team won the management contest.
The winners received a total of $33,000 in scholarship opportunities. The Delaware Restaurant Association will sponsor their travel to attend and compete in the National ProStart Student Invitational in Texas this month.
For more information about the competition, visit prostart.restaurant.org.