Every farmer at Takoma Park Farmers Market has at least one thing in common: they cultivate their crops and raise their meats within 125 miles of Takoma Park. That's part of the criteria to be included in this market, which is organized by folks who want their local food to actually come from local sources.
Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Laurel Avenue, these farmers line up behind booths stocked with their seasonal fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs and gourmet cheese, and fresh baked goods. This year, the market hosts two pop-up guests each week, such as local breweries or distilleries. Check out the specialty vendors and explore the rest of the Takoma Park Farmers Market this Sunday. It runs year-round, so you have ample opportunities to visit.
If you're a fan of indie artists who haven't hit the mainstream radio stations yet, The Fillmore in Silver Spring can introduce you to a few new ones. This intimate music venue can hold a couple thousand fans, but it feels like less given the setup of the space, a mix of standing room, high-top tables and stools, and traditional theater seating—depending on the vibe of the show.
Check out the upcoming schedule for a show that suits your tastes. On Saturday, April 28th, The Wildflowers headline BIG100's Throwback Bash, a tribute band that pays homage to the tunes of Tom Petty. On Tuesday, May 22nd, early-2000s rockers New Found Glory hit the stage with Bayside, The Movielife, and William Ryan Key. You'll also see a handful of bigger names on the upcoming itinerary, like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony on Sunday, June 17th.Read More
You've probably heard of farm-to-table restaurants, but have you ever been to a nose-to-tail eatery? If the answer is no, then you're past due to check out Urban Butcher. It boasts an in-house butchery team that meticulously prepares all of the meat, including the signature rib steak. They dry-age the steaks for at least 60 days (sometimes more) and then grill them over a crackling fire to bring out their innate flavors.
Come by for happy hour to taste what the butcher and chef team can do at Urban Butcher. The happy hour Meat Cellar board is only $12, but it'll take your taste buds on a tour of the larger menu. It comes with two cured meats, two types of salami, one pate, and one cheese. Beef empanadas, Butcher's meatballs, and the Butcher's burger present a few other options if you want to taste the artfully prepared meats. Add a $6 cocktail, like a lavender margarita or a draft beer, for the full happy hour experience. Happy hour runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and all day Sunday.
A scary clown. A lethal epidemic. A creepy spirit. These are the opponents you'll have to outsmart at the Big Escape Room. If you don't, you won't escape the room and earn bragging rights. Of course, the experience will strengthen bonds between friends, family, and coworkers, so it's really a win-win either way.
Big Escape Room in Silver Spring boasts three distinct experiences, none of them for the faint of heart. The most difficult to escape is "Outbreak." In this room, you're plunged into a post-apocalyptic Silver Spring where you'll have to solve riddles and crack clues in order to save the human race from extinction. The second-most difficult scenario, "Pharoah," tasks you with clearing a vengeful ghost out of a museum before it debuts a new exhibit showing off her crown jewels. Then the "Clown" room brings the creepy vibes with a clown in an abandoned circus.