PHOTO: Takoma Park city councilmember Kate Stewart, county councilmember Tom Hucker and
Old Takoma Business Association executive Laura Barclay chat prior to the Silver Spring Restaurant Week kickoff event. Photo by Bill Brown.
BY RACHEL MCNAIR
A town rising on the food charts hopes to start an annual tradition. Its restaurant owners hope to promote food and gain new customers.
Silver Spring Restaurant Week is September 8 through September 13 during which meals are discounted. The six-day celebration does not require tickets or special passes.
Thirty-six participating restaurants offer two and three course meals starting from as low as $12 up to $27.
County councilmember Tom Hucker kicked off Silver Spring Restaurant Week with a few words to supporters at the 8704 Kitchen Bar restaurant, Sept. 8. County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council President George Leventhal also spoke. Photo by Bill Brown.
Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker chose the dates to highlight the area’s growing restaurant scene in Silver Spring. “I am excited to get a great response from restaurants and the community, we are committed to make this an annual tradition,” said Hucker.
“We hope to permanently brand the Takoma Park and Silver Spring dining scene,” said Hucker.
“The goal of this week is to promote restaurants and show the great variety of food in this area, said Andrea Nunez, Tom Hucker’s Legislative Aide and restaurant week coordinator.
County Council President George Leventhal, County Councilmember Tom Hucker, County Executive Ike Leggett and Alfredo Mazariegos, District Manager of 8704 Kitchen Bar and Mrs K’s Toll House.
All participating restaurants and menus can be found online. A reservation can secure a spot at one of the Silver Spring or Takoma Park restaurants.
The Silver Spring restaurants are coinciding with two other community events taking place this week: the Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala on Thursday and the Silver Spring Jazz Fest on Saturday.
Jen Meltzer, All Set Restaurant & Bar Managing Partner, participated in a discussion about Silver Spring restaurants. Topics included liquor control laws, which local restaurateurs and politicians would like to see loosened. Changes would have to come from the state legislature. Photo by Bill Brown.
[The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice joins several local news, non-profit and business groups as co-partners for this event]