By Taria Pritchett for Forbes

“Wilmington has the charm of a big city with local favorites that make people feel at home…

The city’s food scene has emerged as one of the hottest on the East Coast. Bardea and The House of William & Merry’s chefs have been nominated as “Best Chef” semifinalists by the James Beard Foundation this year. Bardea Steak is one of the most highly anticipated openings. One bustling spot that offers a trifecta of goodness is Miller Road Station, home to Italian favorite La Pizzeria MetroWilmington Brewworks and Sleeping Bird Coffee. Other local favorites that shouldn’t be missed are the comedy lounge House of Laffs; New Orleans-style dishes and duck-pin bowling at Wilma’s; flat white coffees at Milk & Honey Coffeehouse; and a revived French brasserie at Le Cavalier, housed in the historically iconic Hotel DuPont.”

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