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A Gastropub with an Asian Flair


At 8th & Union Kitchen in Wilmington, chef/owner Brian Ashby specializes in contemporary American and Southeast Asian cuisine—with a big emphasis on the latter. Think soft pork dumplings, piquant Thai beef salad and fragrant pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup that encourages “slurping.” For hesitant palates, items like burgers, rib-eye steak and fish and chips are pleasant alternatives. The modern-day gastropub—with a copper-topped bar, subway tiles, bare wood tables and a lovely cherry-blossom mural—is a reflection of Ashby’s experience working at a Southeast Asian restaurant while he was across the globe attending culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu Australia-Sydney.

See the full review in the November issue of Delaware Today

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