Bites – Oct. 2016

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Domaine Hudson’s Seasonal Bar Menu

Stop by Domaine Hudson this fall to get a taste of the new bar menu, featuring a selection of seasonal bites. The menu has several new options that are focused on boards: a regional picnic board with nostalgic picnic delights; cheese board and charcuterie board, and a variety of other small plates including tomato toast, grits, duck, salad, scallops and pork belly. More than 40 wines along with handcrafted cocktails and beers are available, too. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, enjoy happy hour with $2 off all beers, cocktails and wines. For more information, visit domainehudson.com.

10th Annual Housewares Warehouse Sale

In support of Meals on Wheels, the 10th Annual Housewares Warehouse Sale at Centerpoint Business Complex Park in New Castle (802 Centerpoint Blvd.) will be the largest sale yet. This year’s sale begins with the ticketed Meals on Wheels’ Stock Up for Seniors day on Thursday, Nov. 10, which gives ticket-holders first access to the warehouse sale. Prices start at $25, and the event runs from 6:30-9 p.m. At this sale, bargains and factory pieces include items from premium European brands Emile Henry, Duralex, LéKué, Mauviel, Rösle and Novis Vita Juicer. On Nov. 11-12, the warehouse is open to the public and admission is free. Doors open at 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday (the parking lot opens at 7). Ticket sales as well as five percent of the proceeds from the warehouse sale will benefit Meals on Wheels Delaware. Visit mealsonwheelsde.org to purchase tickets.

Whose Chili Recipe is the Best?

The Wilmington Chili Challenge is back at Kelly’s Logan House on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1-4 p.m., raising funds for Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation. Guests can sample all kinds of homemade recipes—traditional, gourmet, vegetarian—for $25. For those who want to take part in the challenge, the price is $25 for cornbread entrants and $35 to enter a chili. For team entries, the first member pays $35 and all other members pay $25. The traditional category consists of red or green chili with or without beans and only beef, while gourmet is considered white chili, seafood chili, poultry chili—anything without beef. Vegetarian, of course, consists of non-meat options. For more information and to enter, visit wilmingtonchilichallenge.com.

Arts & Crafts Fall Festival

On Saturday, Oct. 8, Woodside Farm Creamery will host an Arts and Crafts Fall Festival, welcoming fine crafts and art from local artists—and fall-favorite pumpkin ice cream. The event is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a next-day rain date. Mums and pumpkins will be on sale. Each year the creamery chooses an animal-focused charity to receive a portion of its vendor fees. This year nonprofit Forgotten Cats will join the event to share information about its mission and to accept donations. Parking and admission is free. Visit woodsidefarmcreamery.com for more information.

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