All Set Restaurant to offer pop-up dinner series benefit next week

Roasted Parsnip Agnolotti photo by Mike Diegel All Set Restaurant & Bar will welcome a friend of Edward Reavis, co-owner and chef, next week for a pop-up dinner series and benefit. Randall Matthews, a District Heights native, will take over the kitchen from Feb. 26-March 4 and feature a menu different from All Set’s New England/seafood focus. All Set will donate $1 from each meal served that week to GOODProjects. Matthews got his start as chef de partie at The Greenbrier Hotel & Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. He later worked at Bourbon Steak, a Michael Mina steakhouse...

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Gas station closes to prepare for hotel construction

Photo by David Lay The gas station at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road closed last week in preparation for construction of a new Residence Inn. The final site plans were approved in December, according to Timothy Eden, managing director of Starr Capital LLC. The company is overseeing the project for a partnership of investors who will own the building. “We’re hoping to break ground in the second quarter of this year,” he said. The approved plans include a 173-room hotel that will stand 145 feet tall. It will include about 4,200 square feet of ground-level retail,...

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CREATE Arts moving to Silver Spring Avenue

Photo courtesy CREATE Arts Center. CREATE Arts Center is leaving its current home on Thayer Avenue and moving a few blocks away to the Atrium Building at 914 Silver Spring Ave. The center, a nonprofit visual arts organization that’s been in Silver Spring since 2003, will relocate into the space formerly occupied by Roadhouse Oldies. In addition, Jeremy Flick, CREATE’s executive director, said the group was knocking down a wall to take over The Highwood Theatre’s black box space, giving the group a total of 2,250 square feet. “We are all very excited about this opportunity. This new facility...

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Local students stage walkout, march to Washington for gun control

Students head down Colesville Road for a march on Washginton. Several hundred Montgomery Blair High School students joined others from the area yesterday to march on Washington to demand new gun controls in the aftermath of the high school killings last week in Parkland, Fla. The students began gathering at 9:30 a.m. and walked down Colesville Road accompanied by a police escort to the Silver Spring Metro. From Union Station, the marchers went to the Capitol to link up with other students from the region, meeting with U. S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8th District) before heading, via the National...

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Postal service confirms move to temporary space in library

Photo from Wikimedia Commons The U.S. Postal Service has confirmed that the post office located in the Spring Center on 16th St. will move its operations to the Silver Spring Library at 900 Wayne Ave. The post office is the only business left in the center, which is shut down for construction of the Purple Line light rail. “The Postal Service is finalizing plans to move to a temporary location due to the Metropolitan Transit Authorities’ request to vacate our existing facility,” said a USPS spokesperson in an email to the Source. “We will temporary relocate at the library...

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Upcoming Events, Feb. 21-28

Illustration from FiveStone Church Wednesday, February 21 Schweinhaut Song Circle, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., 1-3 p.m. Book Discussion, “Indignation” by Phillip Roth, Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., 2 p.m. Carpe Diem-Revels Community Sing, Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. N.W., $5 donation suggested, 7-8:30 p.m. Flower Avenue Classical House Concert, BannerArts, 7502 Flower Ave, $20, 8 p.m. Thursday, February 22 “African American Dolls: Culture, Image, & Personal Identity,” Silver Spring Civic Building, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, February 24 Piccolo’s Trunk mime and pantomime, Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Ave., 10:30-11:15 a.m. Black History Month—The Heritage Signature...

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Takoma Park trattoria plans expansion this spring

The trattoria moved into this space last spring. The location for expansion is visible in the far right. Photo courtesy Main Street Takoma. Trattoria da Lina, which opened last March at 7000 Carroll Ave., is expanding into space next door that was occupied by the now-closed Dolci Gelati, according to an announcement from Main Street Takoma. The restaurant will include the corner space and will feature a new entrance, a bar and cocktail seating. The trattoria, named after owner Marcello Minna’s mother, will being opening for lunch service, and will introduce new cocktails, an expanded wine list and a separate...

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Takoma Park, Silver Spring outlets mark FeBREWary this week

Graphic from Main Street Takoma Local events marking FeBREWary, a celebration of craft brewers, begin tonight with the Takoma Tap Takeover from Main Street Takoma. Each night from 6 p.m. to closing (unless otherwise noted), different outlets will feature brews from local craft brewers. The schedule, with specials listed where available, includes: Tuesday, February 20 UNION Craft Brewing served at Takoma Bev Co., 6917 Laurel Ave., $6 flights at happy hour, 4 p.m.-close Wednesday, February 21 Waredaca Brewing Company at Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave. Thursday, February 22 Port City Brewing Company at Olive Lounge & Grill, 7006 Carroll Ave.,...

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Brewery changes name, signs lease for space near Metro

Christian Layke stands where the main taproom bar will be, gesturing toward a cold storage area. Photo by Mike Diegel. Silver Branch Brewing Company (formerly Parallel World Brewing Company) has signed a lease for 10,000 square feet of space in the Metro Plaza development at 8401 Colesville Rd. for a production brewery, taproom and outdoor biergarten. The Source had an opportunity to spend some time last week with co-founders Christian Layke, head of brewing operations and chief executive officer, and Brett Robison, who will run the taproom and serve as chief operating officer, for a conversation and a tour...

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Two restaurants coming to 8407 Ramsey on track to open in April

Rendering of Tacos,Tortas and Tequila, credit HapstakDemetriou+ The two new restaurants going into 8407 Ramsey Ave. have been granted a liquor license and are on track to open in April, according to owner Ivan Iricanin. Iricanin, CEO of Street Guys Hospitality and founder of Ambar Capitol Hill and Ambar Clarendon, plans to bring two concepts to the former location of 8407 Kitchen Bar: Tacos, Tortas and Tequila, which will be located on the ground level, and Buena Vida (“good life”) on the second floor. TTT, he said, “is authentic Mexican, where we going to produce authentic tacos and make our...

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