Food and drink: Burger Battle nearly sold out, Squisito opens in Christiana, Rosenfeld’s closes Wilmington location;

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The 9th Delaware Burger Battle is nearly sold out.

The event returns August 27 to Rockford Park.

Prior to its Covid break, the 2019 Battle broke attendance records and raised over $14,000 for its beneficiaries.

“After experiencing our first ‘sold out’ battle in 2019, the pandemic pause broke my heart, especially as our charitable goals – reducing food insecurity and supporting culinary careers – have become increasingly more important,” said DBB founder JulieAnne Cross. “Based on the response so far to Battle 2022, I’m not the only one thrilled with his return.”

The majority of burger starters are beef, but with a trophy reserved for “alternative” starters.

Restaurants confirmed include newcomers Cromwell’s American Tavern & Taqueria, DE Slider Co., Hamilton’s on Main, Makers Alley, Vita Nova (with Maiale Deli & Salumeria’s multi-award-winning Billy Rawstrom on the grill), and Zach’s Grille; return trophy winners Chelsea Tavern and RedFire Grill & Steakhouse; and veterans Farmer and cow and Uncle John’s barbecue. The ten restaurants will serve 13 different burgers.

Burger Battle participants get burger samples from all participating restaurants. Beer and wine are included in the ticket price for adults, while soft drinks are available for children and designated drivers.

Tickets are $54 (plus processing fee) until 6 p.m. Aug. 26 or until sold out. Any unsold tickets will cost $65 at the door. Tickets for designated drivers and teens 13-20 are $32 and children 5-12 are $13. Children under five are free.

In 2022, all proceeds from this volunteer-run event will once again benefit the Delaware Food Bank and the Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program, with ten percent of proceeds going to small food pantries nationwide. State.

The Delaware ProStart program is currently in place in 18 high schools and reaches more than 3,000 students.

Any restaurant interested in entering the Burger Battle Arena can contact JulieAnne Cross at [email protected].

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Squisito opens at Christiana Fashion Center
Squisito Pizza & Pasta
opened at Christiana Fashion Center in the former location of Midici, a California-based pizza franchise chain that closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The nearest Medici is Providence, RI.

Squisito is more of a New York-style neighborhood establishment with a variety of pizza slices available as well as a selection of Italian dishes, all at competitive prices.

Christiana will be the northern outpost of Squisito, a small chain with most of its restaurants in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Rosenfeld serves the last pastrami sandwich in Wilmington.

On Sunday, Rosenfeld’s closed its Washington Street location in Wilmington.

A social media post said the Jewish delicatessen found the new location opened on Marsh Road in north Wilmington was doing so well that the Wilmington location was not worth keeping.

Rosenfeld’s expansion, which began in Ocean City, MD, and expanded to the Lewes-Rehoboth area, was done through a partnership with the Big Fish Restaurant Group.

Big Fish owns the Washington House and nearby Mikimoto. on Washington Street near the ChristianaCare Wilmington Medical Campus.

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