Welcome to the Home Skillet, where the wine list is undersized but sensible. Slow week as folks begin focusing on the upcoming holiday madness. Here’s what we got:
Thursday, November 20: The Tastes of Milford and Holiday Auction kicks off Thursday with a silent auction, a live auction (both kinds!) and samples from some great Milford restaurants. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center. To buy tickets, which are $8 in advance or $10 at the door, call the Milford Chamber at 422-3344.
New digs: A watering hole with a devoted following, McGlynns Pub, is opening its third Delaware location. The new Dover spot is situated on the site of the beloved former Blue Coat Inn on Silver Lake. It has the same great menu as other McGlynns, like roast beef and burgers, plus corned beef and cabbage and fresh fish.
This marks the third McGlynns in the Delaware trilogy (“Return of the Korned Beef”). The others are in Pike Creek and Newark. Bob Ashby owns them all, plus Newark’s famed Deer Park Tavern, too.
800 N. State Street, Dover, 674-0144
Gobble: It’s time to start thinking turkey (I know, already, right?). And while frozen birds are cheap and plentiful at your local mega-mart, why not opt for a better quality, better tasting, fresh local turkey? If you’re talkin’ turkey in Delaware, it must be T.A. Farms in Wyoming.
These things taste so good, even your old Aunt Gertrude can’t mess it up. You know Aunt Gertrude, right? The family member who burns the dark meat, undercooks the white meat and leaves the giblets in by accident?
Here’s my report on fresh turkey that ran in our November issue.
Holiday gift idea (a.k.a. somebody please get me this): Beginning next week, Iron Hill Brewery will release one of its prized beers into the wild. Their Triple Bock, a heady, high-alcohol winter brew comes out via limited holiday release of just 1,300 bottles, available for sale at all seven Iron Hill locations.
Now here’s the cool part: The bottles have 3-D labels! How cool is that? This cool. That’s how cool.
Triple Bock’s 375 mL bottles will retail for $12, or $25 with a limited edition Triple Bock t-shirt. 3-D glasses are complimentary, of course.
What else is happening? You tell me.