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Food and Drink

If you have been to any Wilmington area restaurants, or the Celebrity Chefs Brunch, you know that the food scene here is growing and getting better! The food editors at are catching on, and after paying a visit to the dining room at the mediterranean bistro and market La Fia, they have found a new favorite in chef Bryan Sikora, and his ability to produce an approachable and high caliber Swordfish niçoise lunch. 

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Did you know that downtown Wilmington welcomed 40 new retail and dining establishments last year? From the highly anticipated opening of World Cafe Live at the Queen, to the quieter roll outs of smaller delis and lunch spots, 2011 gave downtowners more than one reason to say “Mmmmm.” If you haven’t been downtown in a while, start the year off right and come take a look at the progress of the redevelopment projects, grab a bite to eat at one of the new restaurants and then stop in and see what some of our “Main Street” merchants have to offer!

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the newly re-opened Buckley’s roadside tavern which has been closed since December while the new owners/operators instigated major renovations. For anyone that fondly remembers the local landmark, it is instantly recognizable upon entering, although one is quick to notice an overall polished and refined feel to the place, and a much needed updating in regards to everything from the lighting to the lay-out.

Now in its second year, The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival boasts 44 unique events that occur over four days in formats ranging from small, intimate dinners to highly attended events capable of hosting hundreds of persons.

Looking for a new spot to launch an impromptu happy hour, two gal pals and I headed to River Rock Kitchen, located just off of the sparkling lobby of the new Westin Wilmington hotel on the Riverfront. River Rock's bright, modern space is accented with fun Mason jar chandeliers and communal high-top tables. We staked out our territory in comfy barstools at the bar that extends down a wall of windows.

We're all about local and INdependent here at IN Wilmington and that is certainly no exception when it comes to food! Did you know there are TEN Farmers Markets happening each week in the Wilmington area alone? Yes, ten. So there's a good chance that no matter where you live, work or play, one of them is sure to be a convenient (not to mention #INbudget!) way to #DigIN to FRESH #inWilm!

Customers know they can depend on “small but mighty” Benjamin’s on 10th

Matt Casey’s alarm goes off every weekday morning at 3:15. Shortly after, he ventures through pre-dawn Wilmington and enters a small diner nestled on the ground floor of a downtown building that contains apartments and small businesses. With a few narrow booths and bar stools -- all in cherry red vinyl -- the place is faintly reminiscent of mini-skirts and The Twist.

Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week allows you to experience a week of upscale dining with prix-fixe menus at 21 premier restaurants in Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, PA (sixteen of which are #inWilm!).

Last night foodies were flocking to the riverfront with the Polish Festival and The Farmer & The Chef going on right next to each other.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with The Farmer & The Chef it is time to get educated! This incredible event feature’s Delaware’s finest restaurant’s teamed up with local farmers to show off their talents. There are tables and tables of delectable farm-to-table samplings for guests to try and some delicious beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to wash them down with!