Bites – July 2016

Emma Driban

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Tasty things worth knowing

Summer Sunset Cruises

Help the Food Bank of Delaware benefit the Culinary School at its Milford Branch. On Friday, July 29, and Friday, Aug. 26, at 213 Wyatt Avenue, Bowers Beach, the Captain’s Lady Charters will conduct fundraising sunset cruises from 7 to 10 p.m. at the price of $30 per person per ride.

To purchase tickets, call 276-6038.

Food Truck Friday in Newark

Calling all food truck lovers! Once a month, downtown Newark businesses are coordinating Food Truck Fridays. The events will feature several trucks, and proceeds from wine and beer sales will benefit the Newark Arts Alliance. The next two are scheduled for July 22 and Aug. 19. Check Captain Blue Hen Comics’ Facebook page for more details.

Children’s Story Time at Woodside Creamery

Woodside Creamery has teamed up with the Hockessin Book Shelf to create a children’s story time. There is no fee to attend this event, which runs every Tuesday until Aug. 30 beginning at 1 p.m. under the big tree at the creamery. At each story time, the Hockessin Book Shelf raffles off books for children and adults, and Woodside Creamery raffles off tokens for free ice cream. Once a month the special guest reader will be a nationally- published author. Visit the Hockessin Book Shelf’s Facebook page a week before to see which guest reader will be making an appearance. The event is shine-only.

Changes at Gallucio’s

Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant has announced two changes to its weekend schedule. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays, the Wilmington restaurant now offers brunch. The menu includes classic breakfast food like pancakes and omelets to order, some specialties such as croquet monsieur and croquet madam on a brioche bun, as well as Gallucio’s signature breakfast pizza. In addition, it now features a country western jam session with local musicians every Sunday from 6 until 9 p.m.

Indian Restaurant Opens

If you are looking for a bit of spice in your meal, try Godavari, a south Indian restaurant that recently opened on Kirkwood Highway. It offers authentic Indian dishes such as butter chicken, tikka masala, Punjabi lamb curry, various tandoor dishes, along with a large variety of vegetarian options. The restaurant also caters and will soon be opening a food truck called Godavari Express. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. on weekends.

Philly’s BBQ Fest 2016

Barbecue fans won’t want to miss the BBQ Festival coming to Citizens Bank Park in Philly on Saturday, July 30. Attendees will be able to sample from 45 vendors, who offer classic BBQ items as well as more inventive foods like BBQ-inspired donuts. Guests have two options if they are looking to order their tickets beforehand. The half rack option is $50 per person and includes 10 samples, two Phillies game tickets and an apron. The $75 full rack choice has added one-hour early entry and access to the VIP rooftop, where there will be a cooking demonstration and guest appearances from the Phillie Phanatic and 2008 World Champion Manager Charlie Manuel. Guests can also buy $2 sample vouchers at the event to eat more BBQ. The festival will also have craft beers available for purchase and a carnival game section. Visit phillybbqfest.com to purchase tickets and for more information.

Chocolate Moonshine: ‘Illegally Good’

With a slogan like “Illegally good,” how could you not want to try Chocolate Moonshine? The family-owned company, based in Grove City, Pa., started producing hand-made fudge in 1989, but only just made its way to Delaware recently. Though the full recipe is a family secret, like any good moonshine, the company uses pure chocolate liquor, fresh cream, organic cane sugar and other natural ingredients. These artisanal fudge bars are also gluten-free and do not contain alcohol, despite the name. Mocha Madness, Cranberry Pomegranate, Dark Pistachio, Big Bacon and Pina Colada are among more than 40 flavors now available at select breweries and wineries.

Delaware Art Museum Partners with Toscana

The Delaware Art Museum recently announced its partnership with Chef Dan Butler’s Toscana Catering to operate the museum’s Thronson Café and act as the exclusive caterer for all museum events and rentals. The Café is already serving items from the updated menu and is working on menus for daytime visitors, weddings, rentals and museum-led events and programs. The Thronson Café is open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Customers can enjoy the Thronson Café without paying admission to the museum. Visit delart.org for more information and updates to the menus.

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