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Scott Morrison’s Ernest & Scott Taproom in Wilmington, Delaware

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Hooray for Ernest & Scott Taproom restaurant in Wilmington, which focuses on cask-conditioned and bottle-conditioned beers. The venture is the brainchild of Scott Morrison, best known for his Chelsea Tavern —no slouch in the beer department—and Dogfish Head guru Sam Calagione, a “beer curator,” says Morrison. E&S offers regular microbrews, plus a digital list of hard-to-find beers that can be updated as soon as a new keg is tapped. The place is named for writers Ernest Hemmingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, so it displays a bit of both personalities—muscular and refined at the same time. That makes it the perfect place for enjoying a hearty pork sandwich au jus or for seared sea bass in buerre blanc with a hash of Brussels sprouts, leeks and bacon. “I wanted to create a place of warmth where people are welcomed and feel that there’s a good value in a beautiful, kind of historic space,”Morrison says. “The beer-centric nature of it is a bonus.” (384-8113, ernestandscott.com)

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