Category: Food

Annual Pie Contest Set for Sunday, with a Twist

The Takoma Park Farmers Market 7th Annual Pie Contest is set for this year with a twist—for the first time, professional bakers can enter the contest. The Old Takoma Business Association announced that contest would be held Sunday, Sept. 23, when bakers will enter their best one- or two-crust pies. The main ingredient of the pie—sweet or savory—must be a seasonal ingredient found at the market, and fillings must be homemade (homemade crusts strongly encouraged). Bakers may enter as many pies as they like to be judged by: Mayor Kate Stewart Danny Wells, chef and partner, Republic  Anna Goree, chef and partner, Seoul Food...

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County Offering Grants to Assist with Food Security Issues

Photo of rescued food waste from Montgomery County is offering grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to community organizations working with food security issues, according to a press release. The grants are intended to assist organizations to improve capacity and infrastructure, or “to support inventive and collaborative approaches to reducing food insecurity.” Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations can also use the grants for assistance to the populations they serve, including preparing meals, distribution and delivery, or recovering food that would otherwise be wasted. According to the Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services, 147,000 tons of food (nearly...

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Local Nonprofit Collecting Reusable Bags for Farmers Market

Photo of the Crossroads Farmers Market by Molly M. Peterson for the U. S Department of Agriculture Local nonprofit Silver Spring Cares is collecting reusable bags to benefit the vendors at the Crossroads Farmers Market. The Crossroads Community Food Network operates the producers-only market, located on Anne Street between University Boulevard and Hammond Avenue in Takoma Park. Each Wednesday, vendors offer fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, coffee, seed and nut snacks, and a variety of prepared foods, among other items, according to the Crossroads website. In addition, the market features food demonstrations, kids’ activities, live music and various events. Crossroads...

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Reception Held to Welcome Opening of TTT, Buena Vida

Councilmember Tom Hucker addresses (from left) operating partner Rob Day, restaurant owner Ivan Iricanin, Will Jawando, Dave Giacomin and Erin McNamara. Photo by Mike Diegel. Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5) welcomed the opening of Tacos, Tortas and Tequila and Buena Vida by presenting a proclamation to owner Ivan Iricanin and Rob Day, operating partner, during a reception attended by about 35 people last night. The restaurant, which features both fast casual at TTT and contemporary Mexican cuisine at Buena Vida, opened May 4 at 8407 Ramsey Ave. “Our restaurant scene, especially our small and independent restaurants, are the main...

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Korean Fusion Restaurant Seoul Food D.C. Opens in Takoma Park

Photo of the entrance to the new restaurant, with its distinctive pink door, courtesy Seoul Food D.C. Korean fusion restaurant Seoul Food D.C. has opened in its new location at 7302 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park, according to an announcement from the Old Takoma Business Association. Owner Anna and Jon Goree announced in November that they would l move from their location in a Wheaton gas station, where they had operated since June 2013, to the new space. The restaurant got its start in 2011 as a pink food truck operating in Washington, D.C. and Arlington. The pink door...

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