Category: Food

Silver Spring named destination to experience international culture

Ethiopian dishes are just one reason to experience international culture in Silver Spring. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Silver Spring has been named one of 11 destinations within the United States where visitors can experience an international culture without leaving the country.’s Viewfinder travel blog chose Silver Spring for its “wonderfully walkable city center and the East African influence that brings this place to life.” The author mentions the area’s extensive public art, including live dance from Princess Mhoon Dance Institute, and local theater performances, along with murals, sculptures and other art. The article specifically gives a shout-out to...

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New nonprofit formed to help preserve, create urban farms

The farm has always welcomed visitors eager to learn. Photo courtesy Koiner Farm. Two local residents have formed a new nonprofit organization, the Charles Koiner Center for Urban Farming, both to help preserve a Silver Spring institution and to eventually create a network of similar farms. Cofounders Kate Medina, director of education, and Hannah Sholder, director of land stewardship, joined with Lynn Koiner, Charlie’s daughter, to found the organization as a means of keeping the Koiners’ vision alive. Charlie started his one-acre farm on the corner of Easley and Grove streets in 1983 and, with Lynn’s help, has farmed...

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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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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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Classics co-owner releases statement on closing

Photo from Wikimedia Commons Elliott Rattley, co-owner of The Classics restaurant in Silver Spring, released the following statement on the upcoming closing of the steakhouse. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliott Rattley Phone: 301-588-7297 Email: [email protected] The Classics Restaurant Closing For Business The Classics Restaurant’s Last Day Of Business, February 27, 2018 SILVER SPRING MD, February 13, 2018 – The Classics Restaurant, Silver Spring MD, will close for business at the end of the day on February 27, 2018. Opened as “Ray’s The Classics” in August 2006 and continued in business as “The Classics Restaurant” from July 2013, dwindling market and support from...

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