Paisano’s Pizza Opening Today in Silver Spring

Paisano’s Pizza is opening today in Silver Spring. (David Lay/Source of the Spring)   After months of construction and court litigation, Paisano’s Pizza is opening today at 8213 Georgia Ave., in the former home of Radio Shack.  According to a sign placed in the storefront’s window, the location will be giving out free slices of pizza, and donations will be accepted on behalf of Montgomery Blair High School.  The first Paisano’s opened in June, 1998 in Fairfax, Va. The corporation operates a mixture of 36 company-owned and franchised stores primarily located in northern Virginia. Hours of operation typically are 11...

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County Council At-Large Candidate: Danielle Meitiv

Photo of the candidate courtesy Danielle Meitiv Why are you running for County Council? Three years ago, my children were detained by the police for walking home without an adult. My husband and I were harassed and charged with child neglect. I fought back because no one should feel powerless when dealing with our local government and no innocent family should suffer the way we were made to. I needed leaders who would listen and care about what was happening, but no one did. I am going to be the change I needed then. I will listen and I...

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County Police Looking for Assistance to Identify Burglary Suspect

Suspect who used a credit card that was stolen during a residential burglary on East West Highway. Photo from Montgomery County Police Department. County detectives are looking for assistance to identify a suspect in a May 12 residential burglary in the Woodside area, according to a police department press release. The suspect, or suspects, is reported to have entered a home in the 1700 block of East-West Highway sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. through a rear door, taking property including credit cards. “A suspect used a stolen credit card at the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 8455...

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Plans Grand Opening This Weekend

The dispensary is located across from the Silver Spring Transit Center. Photo courtesy HerbaFi. Silver Spring’s second medical marijuana dispensary, HerbaFi, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend, May 19 and 20, according to Terry Saad, director of operations. The company, founded by Saad’s wife, Zeina Frayha, will set up tents in the parking lot between the dispensary at 8413 Ramsey Ave. and the new Tacos, Tortas & Tequila/Buena Vida next door. Visitors can enjoy food and music, Saad said, and registered patients can spin for prizes each day. “We have something where they can spin a wheel,” Saad...

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Coalition Plans Sunday Safety Walk Along Dale Drive

An example of the aftermath of an accident on Dale Drive. Photo by Julie Englund. The Dale Drive Safety Coalition is sponsoring a safety walk along the roadway on Sunday to demonstrate the need to improve the road for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 20 at 1401 Dale Dr. (intersection of Dale Drive and Crosby Road), though participants are asked to sign in beginning at 10:15, according to a press release from Corinne Hart, co-chair of the coalition. Participants will walk along Dale Drive to Midwood Road, turning back on Dale...

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Reception Held to Welcome Opening of TTT, Buena Vida

Councilmember Tom Hucker addresses (from left) operating partner Rob Day, restaurant owner Ivan Iricanin, Will Jawando, Dave Giacomin and Erin McNamara. Photo by Mike Diegel. Councilmember Tom Hucker (D-District 5) welcomed the opening of Tacos, Tortas and Tequila and Buena Vida by presenting a proclamation to owner Ivan Iricanin and Rob Day, operating partner, during a reception attended by about 35 people last night. The restaurant, which features both fast casual at TTT and contemporary Mexican cuisine at Buena Vida, opened May 4 at 8407 Ramsey Ave. “Our restaurant scene, especially our small and independent restaurants, are the main...

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Noodles & Company in Ellsworth Place Has Closed

Photo of the shuttered Noodles & Company by David Lay Noodles & Company in Ellsworth Place has closed its doors, according to a notice posted on the restaurant’s door. The company had operated on Ellsworth Drive for about a dozen years, since that portion of what was known as City Place was renovated. It was one of more than 470 stores nationwide. The notice refers customers to its location in College Park at 7320 Baltimore Ave. There is also a Noodles & Company in Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike. As of this morning, the Silver Spring location had already...

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Taste the World in Fenton Village Expected to Draw Thousands

Photo of Taste the World entry point courtesy Fenton Village Inc. The eighth annual Taste The World in Fenton Village is expected to draw several thousand people Sunday, May 20 to sample foods from more than 30 restaurants in what’s billed as the D.C. area’s largest restaurant crawl. Thirty-one neighborhood restaurants, representing international food from five continents, will offer tastes of their standard menus for anywhere from $2-$5 from 1-5 p.m. Attendees may pick up their free event “passport” at one of three port entries, and earn a stamp for every taste purchased at a participating restaurant. Any passports...

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Korean Fusion Restaurant Seoul Food D.C. Opens in Takoma Park

Photo of the entrance to the new restaurant, with its distinctive pink door, courtesy Seoul Food D.C. Korean fusion restaurant Seoul Food D.C. has opened in its new location at 7302 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park, according to an announcement from the Old Takoma Business Association. Owner Anna and Jon Goree announced in November that they would l move from their location in a Wheaton gas station, where they had operated since June 2013, to the new space. The restaurant got its start in 2011 as a pink food truck operating in Washington, D.C. and Arlington. The pink door...

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Upcoming Events, May 16-22

Illustration from FiveStone Church Thursday, May 17 Silver Spring Urban District Advisory Committee meeting, Silver Spring Fire Station, 8110 Georgia Ave., 3rd Floor, 3:30 p.m. Third Thursday Poetry Reading, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 18 Bike to Work Day, various locations Romeo & Juliet, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $20, 8 p.m. House Concert Benefit, Banner Arts, 7502 Flower Ave., $20, 8-10 p.m. Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19 2018 Christmas Revels Adult Auditions, 531 Dale Dr., various times Saturday, May 19 Audacity of Hoops 3-on-3 Tournament, Veterans Plaza, 10...

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