Puppin' Them Bottles

Wine for pups, sushi for singles, and more.

Welcome to Home Skillet, a Delaware food blog that’s buying two-for-one Peeps this week at the drug store. Here are your events for the week:

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Tuesday, April 6: Best of Delaware Hall of Famers Grotto Pizza (Pennsylvania Avenue location) are helping to kick off the Celebrate Life campaign along with Gift of Life Delaware on Tuesday.

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Beginning at 5 p.m., it’s half-price pizza night at Grotto, as the pizza shop and the organ donor awareness organization commence a monthlong partnership. Click over here for a rundown of more Grotto-Gift of Life events planned for the month of April. And call Grotto at 655-1552 for more.


Thursday, April 8: Suddenly, Kooma on the Riverfront is one of Wilmington’s hottest single spots. Could the secret be all the racy cocktails? We’ll investigate. In the meantime, the sushi spot is teaming with the New Castle Jaycees for a Singles Spring Fling event that begings at 7 p.m. Thursday night.

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Twenty bucks gets you in the door ($15 if you happened to pay in advance) for ice-breaker games, free appetizers, drinks specials and prizes. All single young professionals (between the ages of 22 and 40) are welcome. Sorry, Hugh Hefner.

For more information and to register, visit the Jaycees’ website here.


Saturday, April 10: We know Harry’s Savoy Grill loves itself some lobster, but dogs?

Saturday night, the North Wilmo standby will team with Canine Partners For Life for its 12th annual Wine Auction, beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $125 ($50 is tax deductible) for the event, which is chaired and sponsored by Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, the legendary Delaware philanthropists and owners of Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa Valley.

For more details, click your way here or call Anita Edwards at 610-869-4902.


Saturday, April 10: We might’ve just turned the calendar to spring, but beach season is officially upon us, and the Rusty Rudder, for the eighth year running, gets our motor warmed up with its Country Chili Cookoff.

Pro chefs and amateurs alike will vie for cash and trophies (and bragging rights, natch) at noon Saturday. Live music, live radio broadcasts and um, all the free chili you can eat. Does it get any better? Just don’t forget to pack some Febreze for the ride home.

Call the Rudder at 227-3888 for more.

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