Category: Food

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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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. Expedia.com’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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