The Eleanor Brings Back Brunch Beginning This Weekend

The Eleanor, which reopened April 1 after a pandemic-induced closure, is bringing back brunch beginning this weekend, the company announced. The entertainment/eatery will feature brunch items including a Hangover Burrito, fried chicken and waffles, an Everything Bagel Sandwich, huevos rancheros and more from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Diners Could Win Up to $500 During Taste the World in Fenton Village

Restaurant patrons can earn a chance to win up to $500 in cash during the 11th annual Taste the World in Fenton Village, back after last year’s modified celebration of local eateries. The event will be held on May 16-22 and about 50 independently owned restaurants will be participating.

Procurement Office Creates Online Portal for County Small Businesses

The county’s Office of Procurement has launched a new web-based service to connect vendors with county departments in conjunction with Small Business Month, officials announced. The Vendor Innovation Portal “will allow businesses to introduce their company and connect with the most appropriate contacts in the county that could best utilize their goods or services.”

Planning Department Releases Study Recommending Ways to Strengthen Diverse Retailers

The county’s Planning Department has released a study that recommends a series of proposals that could strengthen diverse retailers in three areas. The Retail in Diverse Communities Study looked at three communities—Silver Spring, Takoma-Langley Crossroads, and Wheaton—where local businesses have faced recent challenges not only from the pandemic, but also from redevelopment (primarily Wheaton) and Purple Line construction.

The Shell Shack Opening Moved to May 8

According to a post this morning on their Instagram account, the debut of The Shell Shack Seafood truck in Silver Spring has been delayed by one week.

Developer Releases Statement Responding to Co-Op Lawsuit

The Neighborhood Development Company has released a statement responding to a lawsuit filed April 27 by Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op against NDC and the City of Takoma Park in a dispute over the co-op’s access to a city-owned parking lot and its ability to take deliveries.

The Shell Shack Seafood Relocating to Silver Spring

The Shell Shack Seafood will be relocating to Silver Spring, according to a post on the outlet’s Instagram account. The Caribbean-infused seafood truck will be located near Millennium Salon at 920 Gist Avenue in the South Silver Spring neighborhood, opening on Saturday, May 1 at 12 p.m. The truck is relocating from the Savor Food Hall in Brentwood, which changed ownership and concept last year.