Photo courtesy Old Takoma Business Association.
About three dozen restaurants are expected to participate in the third annual Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week Sept. 5-10.
Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5) spearheaded the local promotional effort in 2015. He will host a kickoff event for this year’s week at Republic at 6939 Laurel Ave. in Takoma Park Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m.
During the week, participating restaurants will offer two- and three-course lunches for $12 and $17, respectively. Two- and three-course dinners will cost $17 and $27.
“Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week is a six-day culinary celebration highlighting the variety of dining options in the area,” said Hucker in a press release. “The participating restaurants embody the diversity of our community and offer cuisines from America and around the world, including Mexico, Ethiopia, China, Korea, Cuba and the Middle East. The affordable prices provide a great incentive to come to Silver Spring and Takoma Park for the first time or for regular diners to try something new.”
“I love restaurant week,” added Jennifer Meltzer, general manager and co-owner of All Set Restaurant & Bar in downtown Silver Spring, which also participated in 2015 and 2016. “It’s great for the staff and the guests, it establishes a good sort of social culture in the area and it shows a great community spirit.”
As of Aug. 29, restaurants that are expected to participate include Abol Ethiopian Cuisine (8626 Colesville Road); Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant (8221 Georgia Ave.); Balagger Restaurant & Bar (8010 Georgia Ave.); All Set Restaurant & Bar (8630 Fenton St.); Bibim (923 Sligo Ave.); BurgerFI (8504 Fenton St.); Busboys and Poets (235 Carroll St. NW, Washington, D.C.); Capital City Cheesecake (7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park); Cubano’s (1201 Fidler Lane); Denizens Brewing Co. (1115 East-West Highway); Eggspectation (923 Ellsworth Drive); El Gavilan (8805 Flower Ave.); and El Golfo (8739 Flower Ave.).
Also, Hen Quarter (919 Ellsworth Drive); Kin Da (6923 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park); La Malinche (8622 Colesville Road); La Mano Coffee Bar (304 Carroll St. NW, Washington, D.C.); Lesaac Ethiopian Cafe (8200 Fenton St.); Lincoln’s Bar-B-Que (931 Ellsworth Drive); Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant (8301 Georgia Ave.); Masa Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi (921 J Ellsworth Drive); McGinty’s Public House (911 Ellsworth Drive); Mix Bar and Grille (8241 Georgia Ave.); NaiNai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar (1200 East-West Highway); Not Your Average Joe’s (8661 Colesville Road, Suite 153); and Pho Tan Vinh (8705 Colesville Road.).
Others are Republic (6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park); Roscoe’s Neopolitan Pizzeria (7040 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park); Scion Restaurant (1200 East-West Highway); Society Restaurant & Lounge (8229 Georgia Ave.); SouperGirl (314 Carroll St. NW, Washington, D.C.); Taco-Ma (353 Cedar St. NW, Washington, D.C.); Takoma Bev Co. (6917 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park); Trattoria Da Lina (7000 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park); Vicino Restaurante Italiano (959 Sligo Ave.); and Urban Winery (949 Bonifant St.).