Category: Food

Quarry House Tavern/Adega Wine Cellars Update

Construction activity is happening at the former home of Bombay Gaylord, above the original Quarry House Tavern location at 8401 Georgia Avenue.  Though the construction seems to be shrouded in secrecy (no permits are posted in any of the windows), one worker told us he thinks it will be a nightclub, with a possible March opening date. Quarry House’s last Facebook post in June indicated construction is still underway: We're still under construction at our original location. But, hey, we're definitely going back in the basement, don't worry. We'll report back soon as we have an opening date, I...

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Library system to offer Food for Fines program

Photo of Silver Spring Library from Wikimedia Commons. Have overdue library books? Reduce those fines by doing a good deed. The library system announced it will once again offer a Foods for Fines program during the county’s Community Service Week Oct. 22-29. Library patrons who donate food items during that week can have fines reduced by $1 for each donated item. Donations will go to Manna Food Center, which will distribute them to needy residents. Any library customer can participate in the program, not just those with fines or hold fees. Donations should be taken to the circulation desk...

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Nonprofit groups teaming up for Casseroles for a Cause

Graphic courtesy Silver Spring Cares. Five local nonprofit groups are teaming up this week to fill freezers with freshly cooked food for hungry and food insecure populations in a project called Casseroles for a Cause. Silver Spring Cares is heading up the effort in partnership with Shepherds Table, Interfaith Works—Carroll House Men’s Shelter, The Arc Montgomery County and Difference Makers. “I was looking for a creative way for people to be able to volunteer on their own time in their own homes, but also serve a number of organizations in our community,” said Heather Foley, Silver Spring Cares executive...

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Fall means beer festival season

Photo courtesy Denizens Brewing Co. It’s fall, which means it’s beer festival season, and there are two local ones coming up. First is the Takoma Park Nuclear-Free Beer Fest IX, which runs from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Cady Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue, N.W. The festival will feature beers from 15 local breweries and food from about 20 area restaurants, along with live entertainment. Ticket sales from the event typically raises about $20,000 a year to benefit the Takoma Foundation and its grant program for local organizations. The following Saturday, Sept. 30, Denizens Brewing Co. hosts...

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