8th And Union Kitchen

News Journal: The former Union City Grille has been reborn as 8th & Union Kitchen. The new Southeast Asian inspired restaurant, in Wilmington’s Little Italy neighborhood, opened in late April.

In November 2014, chef/owner Matthew Curtis announced he was selling the 805 N. Union St. eatery he purchased in 2008. The building had once been the home of Tarabicos restaurant.

Brian Ashby has spent several months completely renovating the space. His family runs the Ashby Hospitality Group, the organization behind the Deer Park Tavern in Newark and Odessa’s Cantwell’s Tavern.

Ashby has refocused the menu on flavors from Thailand and Vietnam with contemporary twists. The menu includes Asian pickles, bao bun pork belly sliders, banh mi sandwiches (sometimes called Vietnamese hoagies), spicy green curry, shrimp pad Thai and pho, or Vietnamese noodle soup.

Union City Grille was long known for its Monday night half-priced burger special – Curtis won the Wilmington Burger Battle, which he helped found, several years in a row — and the special has returned.

The new restaurant also will feature deejay entertainment as well as traditional, house, and Tiki cocktails. The bar has 14 beers on draft.

Visit www.8thandunion.com or call (302) 654-9780.

DayHours Of OpSpecials
Sunday11:30-1AM

Brunch 10-2:
Bloody Mary Bar $4
All Day:
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain/Vodka Drinks
$5 "Beer & Shot"

Monday11:30-1AM

All Day:
1/2 Price Burgers
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain/Vodka Drinks
$5 "Beer + Shot"
Happy Hour 4-7:
1/2 Price Drinks

Tuesday11:30-1AM

All Day:
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain/Vodka Drinks
$5 "Beer & Shot"
1/2 Price Tacos
$1.25 Oysters
Happy Hour 4-7:
1/2 Price Drinks

Wednesday11:30-1AM

All Day:
1/2 Price Appetizers (1 per customer)
$1 off Craft Draft
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain/Vodka Drinks
$5 "Beer + Shot"
Happy Hour 4-7:
1/2 Price Drinks

Thursday11:30-1AM

11:30-3PM:
1/2 Price Burgers
All Day:
$1.25 Oysters
$10 Mussel Pots
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain + Vodka
$5 "Beer + Shot"
Happy Hour 4-7:
1/2 Price Drinks

Friday11:30-1AM

Live Music 9:30-12:
All Day:
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain + Vodka
Happy Hour 4-7:
Discounted Appetizers
1/2 Price Drinks

Saturday11:30-1AM

Brunch 10-2:
Bloody Mary Bar $4
All Day:
$2.50 Bud Light + Yuengling
$3.50 Captain/Vodka Drinks
$5 "Beer & Shot"