- The Moroccan restaurant located at the corner of Georgia and Thayer is now open for business, though unlike originally reported, it is not a pseudo-reincarnation of City Place's erstwhile Taste of Morocco. Rather, it is an all-new restaurant named Marrakesh. Interestingly, the restaurant only serves a seven-course meal priced at $29. There's no menu. I suppose this might be a nice option if you're in the mood (or hungry enough) for that sort of thing, though the time I visited actual Marrakesh, I always ordered from a menu. I'm curious to see how this format works out for them in the long run.
- As they promised when they first opened, Pacci's has begun offering curbside pizza pickup. A bit of advice: if you opt for takeout from Pacci's, consider ordering a white pizza. In my experience the pies with tomatoes, while great when eaten promptly in the restaurant, tend to get a bit soggy on the ride home.
- Society Restaurant has received its building permit, so expect renovations in that space to begin shortly. Not sure what type of upgrades they are planning for Society, but I imagine a decent amount was already invested in construction when Nicaro initially opened a few years back.
- To follow up to my earlier post on Silver Spring's International Style homes, there's another house built in this style hidden away on Renfrew Road of which I was previously unaware. I drove by to check it out but neglected to snap a pic. (Thanks to commenter Olya Dougherty for the tip.)
Also, the new owners of the house on Flower Avenue that recently sold are in the process of restoring it and have even started a blog detailing their efforts. Check out the photo tour. Clearly, it's a bit of a fixer-upper but it has potential.
- Silver Spring's inaugural Ethiopian Festival is scheduled for June 25, from 3-9 in DTSS. From the press release:
The festival is an Ethiopian inspired event featuring educational, cultural and contemporary components such as: art walks, fashion features, traditional music and folk dance, coffee ceremonies and contemporary music headliners.I went to the recent Indonesian Festival in DTSS and the food they were selling smelled wonderful. Unfortunately, the lines were 30+ deep and Sligo Jr. didn't have the patience for those wait times so I ended up missing out.
- Silver Spring Library's budget: not cut as threatened. I find it amazing that despite that our current library facing massive budget cuts, there still exists a large faction out there that thinks it's a reasonable idea to drop $800K on a library bridge. This ain't 1999, people.
- Is your antiquated Gateway i386 PC still gathering dust in the attic? Now's your chance to dispose of it properly - the county is sponsoring a electronics recycling event this Sunday in the Montgomery Blair HS parking lot. Details here (PDF). (I love that the county also puts out its flyers in Amharic.)
- A menu from Silver Spring's Luau Hut is now a part of the Smithsonian collection. Really. (h/t Washington Gardner)
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