Friday, July 25, 2008

Best Bet for a Delaware Weekend

If traffic on Rt-1 South to the beaches in July makes you queasy, rest assured and make the u-turn back north on up to Wilmington. There's so much happening this weekend up in New Castle County there's no excuse not to take a break from the beach!

Iron Hill: good brew and good pizza, what could be better?

Starting over in college town, Newark, quench your thirst for a crisp one at the Newark Food and Brew Fest. Tomorrow from 2 until 10 p.m. gallivant up and down Main Street Newark while enjoying over 40 varieties of beer from 17 participating breweries. Can you say Blue Moon? But don't spend all your dough on the beer and be sure to hit up the Hops & Shops sidewalk sale with special discounts and sales from local retailers. Participating Newark businesses include Klondike Kate's, Iron Hill, Deer Park and Home Grown Cafe.
Before or after (granted you have a designated driver) the Newark Food and Brew Fest, stop by the Riverfront for the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair at the Chase Center. Over 170 artists will unload their best for sale and there will also be live demonstrations, music, food (isn't there always?) and family fun. This fair runs all weekend so visit to plan your trip.

And don't forget, when you're ready to head back south, stop by Charcoal Pit for a grilled cheese and triple thick chocolate shake. That's the only reason I ever go up to Wilmington, don't you?

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