FROM LEFT: GOV. CARNEY, STEVE “MONTY” MONTGOMERY OF THE STARBOARD IN DEWEY BEACH AND DRA PRESIDENT AND CEO CARRIE LEISHMAN.// PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DELAWARE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION.
Each November, the restaurant industry in Delaware comes together to celebrate and honor its achievements during the Delaware Restaurant Association’s annual Cornerstone Awards. This year, the awards will be held on Monday, Nov. 12 at The Queen in Wilmington, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The DRA Cornerstone Awards will feature fine food and drinks from 25 of Delaware’s top restaurants, breweries and distilleries, plus live music from The First State’s own Stone Shakers. The event will feature 450 industry members, local legislators and government officials, as well as members of the press and media.
DRA chairman of the board Jeff Cook is also hosting an after-party immediately following the event at the Stitch House Brewery from 9 to 11 p.m. with music from the Blue Cat Blues Band.
Tickets are $75 per person and include tasting stations from Delaware’s best restaurants, craft beer, wine and spirits, plus live music.
Parking is available at the Renaissance Center Garage at 5th St., adjacent to The Queen