UPDATE: Well, that was fast. SoCo Eats says 8407 will open for lunch tomorrow at 11:00am.
- Last week, SoCo Eats suggested that Ceviche on Ellsworth has closed for good, and after days of confusion, Jennifer Nettles - manager of the Downtown Silver Spring complex in which the Latin restaurant and bar ("home of the $9 empanada") was located - has an answer. "They have chosen to close," writes Nettles. "We are hoping to have a new restaurant in the location shortly."
- If you need a job and can fry chicken wings, the restaurant/drafthouse in the former Silver Spring Fire Station (now called "Fire Station 1") is hiring. Come by tomorrow and Friday between 10am and 4pm to MontgomeryWorks' job recruitment center, located at Wheaton Plaza. (Thanks again to SoCo Eats for the heads-up.)
- On Friday, Whole Foods hosts an in-store charity event to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit group that supports microfinancing in developing countries. A $10 donation gets you in the door for live music, a silent auction with stuff from local businesses, but more importantly, samples - because isn't that the best part of going to Whole Foods? Donate $15 and you'll get a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at Adega Wine. The event's from 5 to 7pm at Whole Foods, located of course at Fenton and Wayne.
- You like the song "Rock Creek Park"? Do you remember it? See The Blackbyrds (best known for the 1975 hit named for, and written about inappropriate relations in, the thing that keeps Bethesda safely at arm's length) for two shows this Friday at 8 and 10:15pm. They'll be at the Blair Mansion Inn, located at 7711 Eastern Avenue near Georgia. For more information, and to buy tickets, check out the Blair Mansion's website.