The owners of Zoca restaurant in Bethany Beach this week announced the official opening of the Zoca Market on Monday, Aug. 17. The new Zoca market is located inside the established Zoca restaurant on Garfield Parkway. The market will be fully accessible from the front window, meaning custome…

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SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants along the Delaware beaches offer spots for celebrations from birthdays to baby showers. Now guests can preorder a personalized cake that servers will bring to the table.

For Dru Tevis, doughnuts are a platform for creativity. The SoDel Concepts pastry chef has earned accolades for the doughnuts he makes for the monthly Brunch Club at Crust & Craft, one of the hospitality company’s 12 restaurants.

Additional vendors have joined Millsboro’s growing and popular new farmers’ market, located in the Town Center parking lot on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, coffee, baked goods and other items.

With its acres of farmland and abundance of farmers’ markets, Sussex County is ripe with local produce in July and August, and residents and visitors can taste the fresh fruits and vegetables at SoDel Concepts’ 12 restaurants, which are featuring local fruits and vegetables during those months.

The arrangement of tables outside Blue Water Grill in Millsboro, complete with decorative torches and plants, creates a cozy setting for customers who enjoy dining alfresco.

This Saturday, the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market is planning to be at George H.P. Smith Park (Dupont and Johnson Avenues). However, customers are being advised to watch the HLFM Facebook page for market location updates. In case of rain, the market moves to the Richard A. Shields Elementary…

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced approval of a request from Delaware to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. The approval will allow Delaware to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with cu…

Millsboro’s new Farmers’ Market will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, in the Millsboro Town Center parking lot, continuing until noon that day, offering fresh fruits and vegetables, coffee, baked goods and other items.

Traffic was steady Saturday morning, June 6, in the parking lot of the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown as volunteers arrived between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up USDA food boxes that were part of the federal Farmers to Families food distribution program.

American Legion Post 28 Oak Orchard/Riverdale has re-opened for dining service as of June 1. The bar remains closed, and capacity restrictions and other changes can be expected. Here's a peek at their reopening-week menu (current at the time of submission, but check with the post for any updates).

After weeks of uncertainty and public outcry, Delaware farmers’ markets have been given the green light by Gov. John Carney to open after an initial ban due to the COVID-19 virus state-of-emergency.


The Historic Lewes Farmers Market announced on Friday, May 15, that it will open May 30 at 8 a.m. at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes. Helaine Harris, president of the market, stated, “Safety is the top priority of the Historic Lewes Farmers Market. We need a little more time to get additiona…

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The Den at Bear Trap Dunes in Ocean View will host a Drive-Thru Cookout from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, featuring live music by Frankie Moran. The cookout meal costs $15 per person and includes a hotdog or hamburger, bag of chips, macaroni or potato salad, a cookie for dessert, and bee…

Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) organizers this week responded positively to the news that Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse on May 11 announced that farmers’ markets in Delaware can open with stringent safety protocols in place beginning May 15.

The YMCA of Delaware continues distributing food at multiple locations across the state and serving as pickup sites for the Food Bank of Delaware Backpack Program. For more information, visit

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With the assistance of the Delaware Farmers’ Market Coalition, a group of market managers from across the state, the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) is issuing protocols to help farmers’ markets safely begin opening starting May 15, officials announced on Monday, May 11.

The YMCA of Delaware will be distributing food at multiple locations across the state and will serve as pickup sites for the Food Bank of Delaware Backpack Program. For more information, visit

On Nov. 15, when life was normal, Bennett Orchards put a post on their Facebook page indicating they were considering co-hosting, with Magee Farms, a food canning and jarring workshop. “Who would be interested?” they asked.


For Bethany Blues, the coronavirus pandemic has meant closing their doors to sit-down customers but opening up delivery to service a 5-mile radius around both the Lewes and Bethany Beach locations.


After Gov. John Carney’s ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars, which went into effect earlier this week, area businesses are navigating the “new normal” in an effort to continue to serve their customers while keeping the customers and their employees safe.

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Em-ings BBQ, a familiar site at the corner of Routes 113 and 610 in Bishopville, Md., just outside of Selbyville, has closed. The business, which provided its signature barbecued dishes and sides to area gatherings for decades, posted a notice in January on its Facebook page that it would be…

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For the sixth year, SoDel Concepts is featuring its Girl Scout Cookie dessert promotion. On Feb. 13 to March 14, each of the company's 10 restaurants featured a dessert made with a flavor of the cookies.

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Shaun O'Neale, winner of “MasterChef” Season 7, will entertain the audience on both days of the 45th Annual Ocean City Hotel & Restaurant Trade Expo, March 3-4, in Ocean City, Md., an industry-only event.

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The second annual Food & Wine Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach will offer live music, food from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction featuring a variety of prizes and gift…

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Blake Gilbert, a server at Bluecoast Seafood Grill + Raw Bar in North Bethany, was recently named Best Server, Sussex County, in Coastal Style magazine's annual reader poll.