Delaware March 03, 2017
11 Things Delawareans Do Better Than Anyone Else
If you’ve hung out in the First State at all, you know our residents are full of Delaware State Pride. And why wouldn’t we be? Delaware is the BEST at so many different things, and there are a ton of tasks that Delawareans do better than anyone else. What else would you add to this list?
For real! Have you seen Mt Cuba's wildflower celebration in April? Or Winterthur's fairy garden, or the incredibly ornate, organized gardens at Nemours? The Hagley Estate has some incredible gardens as well. Delawareans know how to create unbelievable landscapes.
2. Raise Chickens
Chances are, you grew up with a few in your backyard. And if you didn't have any chicks, your friends or neighbors did. Chickens are so popular in Delaware that it's nearly impossible to live in this state and not find yourself hanging out with fowl as a kid.
3. Cook Breakfast
Not only are we the birthplace of scrapple and the largest scrapple-making state in the country, but we know how to cook it just right. Whether you're eating at home or grabbing a sandwich on the go from Wilson's General Store in Georgetown, a great scrapple-based breakfast is all you need to find to know you're in Delaware.
4. Spot the Coolest Birds
You'll have no egrets if you ask a Delawarean to go birdwatching with you.
5. Catch Oysters
Oysters are the BEST appetizer (or full meal if you just can't help yourself) and fresh ones right out of the Delaware Bay are our specialty. Try some at a Delaware Coast restaurant this summer and taste the difference for yourself.
From UD's house parties to turning up the music at Dewey Beach, Delawareans know how to throw a party! You won't find a more fun group than a bunch of people from Delaware, whether they're gathered around a keg or a campfire.
7. Surf Fish
We all grew up surf fishing, with the license plate permits being a source of pride for anyone looking to cast a reel and drive onto the beach.
8. Cook up Dumplings
Thinly rolled and sliced dumplings are the best thing to pair with chicken, in true Delmarva fashion. If you've only ever had round dumplings, you're doing it wrong.
9. Throw a Festival
Firefly is the obvious example, but those who've grown up in the First State know that Apple Scrapple, the Nanticoke Festival, Punkin Chunkin and the Jazz Festival are just as good, if not better. Delaware's got it right, from the food to the entertainment, all year long.
10. Grow Peaches
Did you know that long before Georgia was the peach capital of the country, Delaware was the peach capital of the world? A huge source of Delaware State Pride is our ability to grow amazing peaches - and bake an amazing peach pie.
11. Create Our Own Fun
Another thing you can’t forget is that we’re great at knowing which
hole in the wall restaurants serve up the best food. It’s one of the perks of living in such a small state!