Victory, Thy Name is…Victory!

Stone Balloon gets victorious with a local brewery and Best of Delaware.

Welcome to Home Skillet, where we pronounce “victory” thusly. Here’s our events for the week.

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Wednesday, July 21: The Stone Balloon Winehouse is throwing beer-lovers (and localvores!) a bone Wednesday, celebrating Downingtown, Pa.’s Victory Brewery with a six-course beer dinner.

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Here’s a look at the menu, with beer pairings:


1st Course: Apricot, roasted Merguez sausage, fava bean salad—paired with Prima Pils “German Pilsner”

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2nd Course: Seared scallop, English pea mash, orange endive marmalade, ginger carrot foam, speck ham crisp—paired with Helios Ale “Saison Style”

3rd Course: Bar Board with charcuterie, pickles and roasted nuts—paired with brewer’s selection

4th Course: Pepper grit cake, burnt corn puree, fried green tomato, warm crawfish salad, crawfish essence—paired with Hop Wallop “Very Hoppy Ale”

5th Course: Veal breast, melted pearl onions, dumplings, royal trumpet mushrooms, bing cherries, veal glace—paired with Wild Devil “Belgian IPA”

6th Course: Chocolate Fourplay, a selection of four chocolate delectables—paired with Baltic Thunder “Baltic Porter”


The event gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Stone Balloon Winehouse in Newark, and reservations run $55 per person. Call 266-8111 for more.

Thursday, July 22: Of course, there really is only one party this week, and it’s the Best of Delaware Party Thursday night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. And with it comes all the food, drinks, and legal gaming you could possibly hope for.

Click here for all you need to know.


Our Best of Delaware Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!

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