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Rebel Cove plans to open at 33 West in Dover
Dover is preparing to welcome a new restaurant at location 33 WestLoockermanStreet.
Lisa and Steve Kochel, owners of Rebel Cove Grill, signed the lease and aim to open in April.
Rebel Cove is currently in Middletown and is a veteran owned sandwich shop.
The Dover site will build on this theme, but will be more upscale and offer extended lunch and dinner menus.
Tina Bradbury, Operations Manager for the Downtown Dover Partnership, said, “The Rebel Cove Food Truck was a staple at the Farmer’s Market in the capital several years ago and has been very well received by the community. When the restaurant area became available I reconnected with the owners and invited them to take a look. They were very excited and immediately came down to see the room. Just a week later, they signed the lease. “
The menu includes starters, Philly cheesesteaks, cheesesteak egg rolls with “Deadman’s Chest”, ebb donuts, crab cheese fries and fried brownie bites with salted caramel and powdered sugar.
Local beers and cocktails are also planned.
Bradbury noted that the Ward has supported 33 West over the years and is expecting the same response for Rebel Cove.
The Kochels are slated to be open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner in the South Bradford and Loockerman Street locations. The Middletown location will remain open.
The sugar factory opens in Dover Downs
The sugar mill opened in Dover Downs after a long delay related to the Dover Downs pandemic.
Named “The Most Instagrammed Restaurant in the United States” by Food & Wine Magazine, Food & Wine Magazine has locations across the country with the closest being in Atlantic City and Washington, DC
The Instagram photos are sometimes taken from celebrities dropping by high profile locations in Las Vegas and New York City, stopping at the new locations in pre-pandemic times.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with specialties such as donut burgers worth $ 20 and milkshakes worth $ 19. Breakfast and starters are less expensive.
Dover Downs will be back to 50 percent capacity later this week. However, Michele’s Steakhouse and a burger restaurant will remain closed.
Jerry Longo’s meatballs and martinis remain open. The restaurant brings a touch of Rhode Island to Delaware. His namesake ran a restaurant in Providence for several years.
Dover Downs owner Bally’s, formerly Twin River, is based in Rhode Island. The publicly traded company is building a sizeable casino operation that began in Rhode Island.
The company grabbed the aging Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City and bought the Caesar’s brand. Bally’s Casino in Vegas remains under the Caesar’s roof.
Reservations for the sugar factory can be made through OpenTable.
Xamana or Salina return in Bear
The Xamana Kitchen Lounge in Bear reopened after closing in the summer.
The restaurant is located on Sunset Plaza at the former location of Marco’s.
Xamana now has a new sign called Salina.
A Facebook post stated that the interior had been redesigned with a new menu.
Newark Restaurant Week is back
The first restaurant week took place in January.
Eleven restaurants, representing most of the best restaurants in the university city, offer a three-course meal or set menu starting at 5:00 p.m., with a maximum price of $ 30. Signed up are: Blue Crab Grill, Skipjack’s, Caffe Gelato, Taverne, Blue Crab Grill, Iron Hill, Green Tortoise, Home Grown, Klondike Kate’s, Santa Fe and the Stone Balloon.