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Silver Spring and Takoma Park eateries unite for fourth annual Restaurant Week from Sept. 4 through Sept. 9

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 30, 2018

Councilmember Tom Hucker continues to spearhead efforts
to draw attention to more than two dozen local restaurants

ROCKVILLE, Md., August 29, 2018—More than 30 restaurants in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have joined culinary forces for the fourth annual Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week, which runs from Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 9. 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.

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. Silver Spring-Takoma Park 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 three years has inspired established Silver Spring and Takoma Park restaurants, plus several newcomers, to join this year.

For Joanne Liu, owner of both Scion and NaiNai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar in downtown Silver Spring, participating in Restaurant Week is a no-brainer.

“Why wouldn’t I participate?” Liu asked. Restaurant Week is “about the neighborhood and I want to support it.

“It’s important to do it for the community and it’s a good time to debut new menu items,” she said.

“There are great community activities going on during Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week, including the Silver Spring Jazz Festival on Sept. 8,” said Councilmember Hucker. “I encourage residents throughout the Washington metropolitan area to come out and dine on fantastic food, listen to great music and enjoy everything Silver Spring and Takoma Park have to offer.”

So far, the restaurants that have committed to participate in restaurant week include the following and are in Silver Spring unless otherwise noted:

All Set Restaurant & Bar (8630 Fenton St.); BurgerFi (8504 Fenton St.); Busboys and Poets (235 Carroll St. NW, Washington, D.C.); Cubano’s (1201 Fidler Lane); Denizens Brewing Co. (1115 East West Highway); El Gavilan (8805 Flower Ave.); El Golfo (8739 Flower Ave.); Ethio Express Grill (952 Sligo Ave.); Fire Station 1 Restaurant & Bar (8131 Georgia Ave.); Ghar-E-Kabab (944 Wayne Ave.); Hen Quarter (919 Ellsworth Drive); Kaldi’s Social House (918 Silver Spring Ave.); Kin Da (6923 Laurel Ave., Takoma Park); La Malinche (8622 Colesville Road); Mark’s Kitchen (7006 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park); Masa Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi (921J Ellsworth Drive); McGinty’s Public House (911 Ellsworth Drive); Mix Bar and Grille (8241 Georgia Ave.); Mrs. K's Tollhouse (9201 Colesville Rd.); NaiNai’s Noodle & Dumpling Bar (1200 East West Highway); Pho Tan Vinh (8705 Colesville Road); Port-au-Prince (7912 Georgia Ave.); 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.); Spring Mill Bread (7300 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park); Tacos, Tortas & Tequila (8407 Ramsey Ave.); Takoma Beverage Company, (6917 Laurel Ave.); Trattoria Da Lina (7000 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park); and Vicino Restaurante Italiano (959 Sligo Ave.).
More information about Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week, including a full list of restaurants and menus, is at silverspringrestaurantweek.com or by calling 240-777-7960.

Watch Councilmember Hucker’s video preview of restaurant week here.

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Release ID: 18-216
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926 , Juan Jovel 240-777-7931