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Join Councilmember Tom Hucker for Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week, Sept. 5-10

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Silver Spring and Takoma Park eateries unite for

‘Restaurant Week’ that runs from

Sept. 5 through Sept. 10

Montgomery Councilmember Tom Hucker spearheads effort to draw attention to nearly three dozen eating establishments


ROCKVILLE, Md., August 29, 2017—About three dozen of Silver Spring’s and Takoma Park’s top restaurants have joined culinary forces for the third annual Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week, which this year runs from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 10.  Participating restaurants will offer special multicourse lunch and dinner fixed-price menus to encourage residents from around the County to discover some of the area’s best dining establishments.

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, who represents Council District 5, which includes Silver Spring and Takoma Park, initiated this effort in 2015 to have local restaurants unite for the special week. The Silver Spring and Takoma Park downtowns continue to evolve into two of the County’s most vibrant areas and restaurant week has become a tradition for the business districts, which have many unique eateries, but no formal restaurant associations.

During Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant 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 Councilmember Hucker. “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.”

The success of the past two years has inspired established Silver Spring and Takoma Park restaurants, plus several newcomers, to join this year.

“I love restaurant week,” said 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.”

Councilmember Hucker will help kick off restaurant week with a celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at Republic, which is located at 6939 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park.

So far, restaurants that have committed to participate in restaurant week include the following and are in Silver Spring unless otherwise noted: 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.); El Golfo (8739 Flower Ave.); 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); Pho Tan Vinh (8705 Colesville Road.);  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.).

More information about Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week, including a full list of restaurants and their menus, is at or by calling 240-777-7960.

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Release ID: 17-262
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926, Delphine Harriston 240-777-7931