Wednesday, May 19, 2010

what's up the pike: call of the wild

Call Of The Wild
- Fire Station 1, a new restaurant and brewpub opening in the historic Silver Spring Fire Station, could open as early as Friday, reports the City Paper. They've brought on new chef Chad Wisner, fresh from cooking in . . . Erickson retirement communities. Has anyone eaten the food at Riderwood Village? Is it good?

- First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will be visiting New Hampshire Estates Elementary School near Long Branch today. She'll be joined by Margarita Zavala, first lady of Mexico, to talk about good nutrition in schools.

- If you're coming to this Saturday's Fenton Street Market, please stop by the Silver Spring Charrette table, where seven local architects and myself will be there to help you envision our community's future. The charrette runs from 10am to 2pm, and the market from 9am to 3pm, in the parking lot at Fenton Street and Silver Spring Avenue.

In addition:

- Eric at Thayer Avenue calls B.S. on the ongoing push to build a bridge connecting the new Silver Spring Library to the parking garage across Wayne Avenue.

- Meanwhile, Karl at Silver Spring, Singular takes a hike through Northwest Branch Park. We're not sure how he got there, being that it's in his assigned "Silver Spring In Name Only" territory, but we're glad to have him anyway.


Sligo said...

The trailhead is in the 20901 ZIP code (not SSINO) though if you walk far enough, you may end up in SSINO.

squirrelist said...

No way in hell Fire Station 1 is open by Friday. I was by there last night. Drywall is still unfinished, the roof isn't done, there are no counters, no tables. The place is still very much a construction site. I give it at least a month.

hockeypunk said...

The food at Riderwood is actually pretty good. I ate at one of the restaurant-style "dining halls" with my grandma and it seemed fairly gourmet, despite the need for a little more seasoning.

Cilla said...

I'll see you at the forum on Saturday. Meanwhile, regarding M. Obama's anti-obesity campaign at a Silver Spring school: I suggest that the furture silver spring could benefit by a visit from M. Obama promoting the healthy exercise benefits of skateboarding and lauding the community for providing welcoming spaces for same! Frankly, I cannot remember the last time that I saw an obese skateboarder.