Restaurant Notes – Bonchon in Newark; The name Deep Blue returns; Bardea opens taqueria; Gastronomic weekend at the New Château
Barda adds a taqueria to its restaurant and food hall offerings.
Opening at DECO, the food emporium in the Hotel Du Pont building downtown is Taqueria El Chingon.
El Chingon is Chef Antimo’s cuisine served at the ‘family meal’ for staff at Bardea’s Market Street restaurant, a social media post reported.
Offerings include Tacos al Pastor (pork and pineapple), beef cheek with mole verde and barbacoa, and chorizo with corn salsa.
Bardea is set to open an upscale restaurant and operates a pizza stand at DECO.
As for the name Chingon, the definitions range from “awesome” to “badass” to something we can’t repeat here. The name has been used for restaurants in Philadelphia, San Diego and other areas.
Bonchon arrives in Newark
A fast-growing chain specializing in Korean fried chicken is coming to Newark.
Bonchon’s website has an upcoming listing for a location at The Grove, the mixed-use retail and apartment development on the former College Square shopping center site.
While fried chicken wings, fillets and drumsticks are featured, Bonchon offers other Korean specialties, such as pork buns and bulgogi – thinly sliced marinated rib eye, mushrooms, green onions, sesame and onions.
Bonchon added outposts in the area, with West Chester and King of Prussia securing locations.
The company has 370 locations worldwide, including 100 in the United States. The company got its start in South Korea in the early 2000s.
The Deep Blue name returns.
The old name of a Wilmington restaurant has made its way to Cecil County, MD.
The restaurant at Kitty Knight House in Georgetown, MD has been renamed Deep Blue at Kitty Knight House.
Jamestown Hospitality Group, which recently acquired the inn and restaurant, owns Tonic Seafood & Steak in downtown Wilmington. Tonic was formerly known as Deep Blue, a seafood-focused restaurant.
Jamestown also has the Park Cafe in Wilmington and a catering operation and wedding event space at Tonic’s site.
Weekend at the restaurant of the new castle
Old New Castle is hosting its first restaurant weekend next week under the auspices of the New Castle Community Partnership.
Half a dozen independent restaurants will take part in the event, which offers a three-course dinner for $30. Click here for menus and other information.
Food truck company for Division for the Visually Impaired and Chick’ Wire A Operator
The Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired announces a new partnership between its Business Enterprise Program and Chick-fil-A. Starting February 1, a Chick-fil-A food truck from the Camden, DE store is touring DMV locations in Delaware.
The division hopes the venture is just the beginning of broader use of food trucks at sites across the state.
The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is a federally authorized program that trains and licenses people who are blind or visually impaired to establish and operate restaurant businesses in public and private facilities.
Food trucks have grown in popularity and added an option. Covid-19 restrictions have led to reductions and closures in business and government catering operations.
“We are very pleased to provide excellent food and service to our local communities in partnership with BEP while supporting visually impaired Delawares,” said Terry Donovan, Chick-fil-A Food Truck Manager.
“This will be a great partnership for the blind community as well as for Chick-fil-A,” said Gary Pizzolo, a blind BEP vendor and co-chair of the Blind Vendors Committee. “By supporting the food truck and vending machines in state buildings, you’re not only supporting vendors like me, but also our families.”