When patrons step up to the self-serve pumps at Berri Yummi, they fill their cups with the tongue-titillating frozen yogurt flavors that earned the title Best Desserts in Delaware Today?s 2011, 2012, and 2013 Best of Delaware. Though it changes daily, the selection often includes flavors such as peanut butter, white chocolate, and mango, many of which are certified kosher and all of which are high in protein, calcium, and live cultures. Diners are charged by weight, not by flavor, so they can mix as many varieties as they?d like before sprinkling them with any of the over 50 toppings. If the endless options overwhelm patrons, they can call their parents for advice in the VIP room or refer to a list of some of Berri Yummi?s tried-and-true favorite combinations.
El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant's neon-green and bright-red sign is merely an appetizer for the feast of colors within. Red- and orange-striped booths, sky-blue chairs, textured sunflower walls, and tabletops painted with smiling suns, blossoming tulips, and fruit dominate the space. This festive atmosphere sets an ideal scene for enjoying carne asada, chicken enchiladas, tacos filled with pork and beans, and churros. El Tapatio?whose name refers to a Guadalajara native?also mixes up delicious margaritas, which were dubbed the Best Margaritas by Delaware Today in 2008.
Named Best Family Place by Delaware Today, Mazzella's titillates taste buds with Italian fare including pizzas, calzones, strombolis, and pasta. The menu is abundant in authentic eats beginning with appetizers such as the four-piece bruschetta with an antioxidant-rich tomato topper ($6). Relinquish the chef's right to create a culinary masterpiece by crafting your own pizza (from $9) from a list of toppings including sausage, spinach, black olives, and contentment ($1.50 each). Pass the baton back to the big guy and opt for a tried-and-true gourmet selection, such as a medium pie topped with barbecue chicken ($14) or a large round covered in spinach, feta, and roasted peppers ($15.50). Calzones ($7+), strombolis ($7+), and hoagies, such as the hot ham and cheese ($6.75), satisfy carb-noshers, and pasta propagandists can stake a fork in the creamy fettuccini alfredo ($11.50) before swirling and splattering its deliciousness for the world to taste. Pair any of Mazzella's palate-pleasers with a beverage, such as a pint of Peroni ($3) or glass of Kendall Jackson chardonnay ($6), to clear the esophagus of food-trapping cobwebs.
Bowlerama helps pinbusters roll out barrels of good times from the confines of its timeless alley digs. After relinquishing streets shoes for a pair of lane-approved loafers, bowling posses hurl balls down one of 62 slicked hardwood alleys, taking aim at strikes, spares, and escaped varmints from nearby Whac-A-Mole machines. Each lane arrives outfitted with automatic bumpers and a full-color, animated AMF Conqueror scoring system, allowing bowlers to focus on form instead of arithmetic.
For 75 years, Stanley’s Tavern has satisfied Wilmingtonians’ hunger for ribs, wings, and sports with an award-winning ambience and menu. Stretch stomachs for sported stuffing with beer-battered local mozzarella ($7.49). Racks of meat ($21.99 for a full rack of ribs, $15.99 for half) arrive luxuriating in one of five savory treatments, including the original blend of orange marmalade and sesame seeds, a Memphis-style rub, and the smoky Jack Daniel’s sauce. Stanley's Famous Wings (10 for $9.99, 20 for $17.99) cry out for consumption with a variety of sauces and bleu cheese dip. For flavor filed between bready horizons, opt for a sandwich such as the vegetable panini, which packs portobello mushrooms, roasted peppers, and provolone smothered in caesar dressing between two slices of sourdough ($8.99). Kobe beef burgers ($10.99 for an 8 oz. patty) are hand-ground by scissor-handed chefs with hearts of gold. Finish meaty meals with a slice of fried cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce ($5.99).