Celebrity chef Guy Fieri is back in town minus the red Camaro that showed up in Wilmington a while ago.

Fieri quietly rolled out a pure supply chain that traded under the name Flavortown Kitchen.

This time around, Fieri, known for highlighting local facilities in Wilmington and elsewhere through its television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, is taking the corporate path.

He and other celebrities have benefited from the “ghost kitchens” trend. Fieri joined the Earl chain, which owns a variety of restaurant brands that have gotten into tough times.

The locations for Flavortown Kitchen in Delaware are Earls Bertucci in Christiana Town Center and north of Wilmington as well as Brio in Christiana Mall.

The Bucks County Courier Times reported that Fieri and Earl opened more than two dozen ghost kitchens in the Delaware Valley and a total of 100 across the country.

The delivery-only restaurants offer a limited menu of mac and cheese, wings, cheese-soaked burgers, a Cuban sandwich, and jalapeño pig poppers.

Another restaurant chain, Chili’s from Brinker International, operates It’s Just Wings, which offers deliveries and collections. The wings are available in the Newark and Route 40 areas at Chili’s Ghost Kitchen in Elkton, MD.

Fieri will need some heat to get to the chain side in a big way. At the same time, his show continues to promote independent spots. Fieri has also been involved in fundraising campaigns to help restaurant workers.

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday (Bear Location)

While it is about fading chains, the Ruby Tuesday restaurant in Bear is closed. The building is now on the market.

The chain, named after a Rolling Stone piece from the 1960s, had a salad bar until recently. The restaurant was stuck in a location with poor visibility on routes 40 and 7, with the pandemic dealing the final blow. Rubies in the Pike Creek and Middletown area remain open.

emptyOpening of the Vita Nova for the carryout business

If you’re looking for a gourmet experience in the Newark area, the University of Delaware’s Hospitality Business Management Vita Nova is offering a pick-up service on Monday.

The restaurant, which has received top marks over the years, will open for lunch starting Monday February 22nd. Dinner follows on February 24th.

Prices range from $ 15 for lunch to $ 30 to $ 35 for dinner with a side dish. When you pay you will get a fillet and side dishes.

Hospitality students will be on site to deliver meals to a designated location.

Click here for more information and to place an order.

Newark Restaurant Week continues

Finally, there is still time to attend Newark Restaurant Week, which runs through February 24th.

The first restaurant week took place in January.

Eleven restaurants, representing most of the best restaurants in the university city, offer food or a three-course set menu from 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.