Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hump Day News 'N Notes

This Saturday, Veteran's Plaza will host the final Fenton Street Market of the season. The move down the street from its old location seems to have revitalized the Market, as this past weekend there were more vendors featuring a wider variety of items. (Thank goodness the crêpe cart also made the move.) I even made my first non-food purchase at the Market on Saturday:


If you didn't get a chance to get one on Saturday night, a limited quantity of Silver Spring Zombie Walk t-shirts will be available for sale at the Market this weekend.

- On the subject of the Zombie Walk, the Post created a short video feature of the event, featuring at the 0:45 mark a clip of the infamous zombie window-shattering as seen from inside the Afrikutz barber shop.

- Jerry McCoy of the Silver Spring Historical Society has a new book out entitled Downtown Silver Spring: Then and Now which features vintage photographs of Silver Spring juxtaposed with shots from the same location today. The book's forward was penned by George Pelecanos.

- A roasted nut cart was spotted yesterday on Veteran's Plaza. Let's hope this becomes a regular occurrence. I love the smell of roasted chestnuts on a winter day. It reminds me of Christmas in New York. Of course, I don't actually like the taste of chestnuts but I'll inhale fresh honey roasted peanuts.

- Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day you can vote early at the Civic Building and avoid the hassle of going to the polls next Tuesday. Very convenient if, say, you wanted to go and make a protest vote over a particular issue in Silver Spring or something. I went last night and was in and out of there pretty quickly.



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

"A roasted nut cart was spotted yesterday on Veteran's Plaza."

I'm pretty sure I saw that Saturday at the O'Malley rally/Fenton street market. Completely agree the Christmas in NYC connection, great childhood memories, hope it makes it until then (and beyond.)

When does the Fenton market start back up? I'm sad I have to missed it this Saturday, heading to the Sanity/Fear rally on the Mall.

Finally, any updates on Babe's sports bar? If it opens by November that will be an absolute miracle. Knowing the red tape in MoCo I think we're looking for it to oepn right around the start of the 2011 MLB season...

Has anyone

Debbie said...

We are probably going to open the 2011 season in April, but we will keep you posted! We are sad that so many will miss this last market, too, but maybe you can tell Stewart/Colbert I said hello!

Anonymous said...

Agreed the new Fenton Street Market at the Civic Building is vastly better than the offerings in the prior location. It was a genius idea to move it and I hope next season we see lots more vendor of these high quality vendors..

Anonymous said...

am i missing something...the rally doesn't start till noon. i plan on taking my out of town family to the market before the rally.

Anonymous said...

You're not missing something, but based the crowd if you want to get anywhere near the stage I'd get there a few hours early, like any popular rally on the mall. But you're right, what time does the market open? I'd really like to bring some out of towners there, my parents loved it last weekend when we went.

Sligo said...

The market starts @ 9, so there's no reason you can't do both.

Anonymous said...

Just keep in mind that our friends at Metro are single tracking red line this weekend, so add additional time to your trip to the Rally.

Anonymous said...

Also saw the nut truck but when does @lobstertruckdc arrive?

Anonymous said...

"Also saw the nut truck but when does @lobstertruckdc arrive?"

One can dream. But for now, we'll have to make due with Chez Dikel. The food is, frankly, only pretty good (there is a shocking lack of merguez in the merguez sandwich). But I'll keep going back if for no other reason than the owners are nice and I want to encourage them to stay and others to come.

hockeypunk said...

This guy? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blair_Stewart

AvgJoe said...

The nut stand was out there again today - right next to Baja Fresh on the space formerly known as the turf, at lunchtime on Monday.

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