- It's official, or at least as official as the creation of a Facebook page makes it: Pacci's Trattoria & Pasticceria will be opening at the old General Store spot in Forest Glen. For those not aware, a pasticceria is a pastry shop. Incidentally, this is the second Italian word I have had to look up in as many days for the purposes of a blog post.
- Next weekend marks the first ever Taste the World in Fenton Village, scheduled for Sunday from 2 to 5 PM. Despite its fictitious name, this area is not or has never been the site of any village. However, as the name of the event implies, it is indeed home to a wide variety of ethnic restaurants, many of which will be participating.
More than 15 participating restaurants will offer appetizers or small tasting plates for $5 or less, in the restaurants. Among those participating are Jackie’s, Addis Ababa Ethiopian and Ghar-E-Kabob. Hosted by the Silver Spring Citizens’ Advisory Board and Downtown Silver Spring, the free event will feature musical entertainment and an outdoor market featuring local businesses. Taste the World passports that can be picked up at the parking lot on Fenton St. at Silver Spring and Thayer avenues will be stamped at each restaurant visited and turned in at the end of the day for a special drawing.Kudos to Downtown Silver Spring for sponsoring an event promoting businesses located outside of its territory.
(When the crepe cart operator immediately recognizes you after a long winter layoff, you realize that perhaps you consumed too many crepes the previous summer.)
- The Handmade Mart returns on May 22nd. Here's a list of vendors for this year's event.
- DCMud provides the current status of the long-delayed Falkland Chase project. Despite early hope that this development would include a Harris Teeter, that particular deal has yet to be inked.
- Radio One is moving their headquarters from Lanham to downtown Silver Spring. It will be located directly across Wayne from the Discovery HQ.
- Godspeed, Mr. Chicken. After less than a year of operation the rotisserie chicken joint on Georgia has closed its doors. Can't say I ever ate there, but for what it's worth their reviews on Yelp! weren't terrible. It will soon be replaced by a Thai restaurant.
From 12-5 on Sunday, Veterans Plaza will host life-sized, radio-controlled mock-ups of characters from the Pixar Cars movies. According to the press release, "the cars are the largest radio-controlled models ever built".
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