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    Welcome to the Home Skillet, where we urge the scientific community for more research on “the itis” and its effects during Thanksgiving. Here’s what’s going on during the holiday-shortened week.

    Friday, November 28-Saturday, November 29: Look, it’s Black Friday. Do yourself a favor. Do your family a favor. Skip the impossibly long line at Best Buy (and getting elbowed in the face by a woman holding a Hannah Montana protractor) and head to the Chocolate Festival at Dover Downs.
    There are choral and musical performances, ice carving, cooking demos, and for the wee ones, a gingerbread and candy village. Perhaps the best part: It’s free.
    Oh and did we mention chocolate, sweet giver of life? Comforter of souls? Yes, there will be lots of it.
    For a full lineup of exhibitors and events, go here.
    The choco-blasted fun starts at noon Friday from the Rollins Center in Dover.

    Black Friday eats: In case you are insane enough to hit the malls Friday, you’re going to have to eat something. So here’s a rundown of all the deliciously horrifying mall food you’ll find in Delaware. See some common denominators? That’s right, folks: We’re three-for-three on Auntie Anne’s and Sbarro.
    Concord Mall: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Burger King, Café Riviera, Champp’s Restaurant & Bar, Chick-fil-A, China Express, Cinnabon, Coffee Beanery, Concord Candy Co., McDonalds, Ruby Tuesday, Sbarro
    Christiana Mall: Arby’s, Auntie Anne’s Creamo, Bain’s Deli, Cinnabon, Coffee Beanery Ltd., Cosimos Pizza, Häagen-Dazs, Jasmine Smoothie, Master Wok, MiniMelts, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Orange Julius/DQ, Ruby Tuesday, Saladworks, Sbarro, Starbucks Coffee, Subway, Suki Hana
    Dover Mall: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Boardwalk Fries, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen/Orange Julius, Flamers Charbroiled Hamburgers & Chicken, Ming Tree, Papa John’s, Quizno’s Classic Subs, SaladWorks, Sarku Japan, Sbarro, Subway, The Coffee Beanery
    Tanger Outlets: Applebee’s, Candy Kitchen Shoppes, Grotto Food Court, Harry & David, Hot Diggity Dogs Green Café, IHOP, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, TCBY/Pretzeltime.

    Have a great holiday, all. Check back in with the Home Skillet next week.
 

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