You may be pretty familiar with yoga, but have you ever tried holding yoga poses while suspended from the ceiling on a silk cord? Well, it's one of the house specialties at Silver Spring's Sky House Yoga. It’s acrobatic, exciting, and requires lots of strength, balance, and stamina.
If you'd prefer something a bit more traditional, however, no worries; this popular studio also offers vinyasa flow classes for students of all experience levels. Regulars note that all the classes here are challenging, yet accessible, and that the studio's commitment to aromatherapy and herbalism means that whenever you visit you're likely to encounter a light, fresh scent wafting through the air. Classes are small (generally ten to twelve people, max), while the space is bright, open, and invigorating. Be sure to check the website for a schedule of current classes.
Silver Spring Freshfarm Market, located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring on Ellsworth Drive and Veterans Plaza, is a bustling, family-friendly market operating every Saturday year-round. The market boasts over 45 farmers and producers, offering everything from organic fruits and vegetables to pasture-raised meats to Maryland-made wines, beers, and ciders. New to this year’s line-up is Call Your Mother serving up wood-fired bagels with local toppings, such as scratch-made cream cheese and smoked whitefish. Another favorite is Baklava Couture, a Greek artisan bakery specializing in sweet and savory pastries. Live musicians scattered throughout the market add to the charming ambiance.
A public garage, accessible from both Georgia and Wayne Avenues, is located adjacent to the market site. Parking is free on Saturdays and is convenient for loading your car with all of your goodies. Make sure you bring along your reusable bags, which come in handy while strolling from vendor to vendor. Silver Spring Freshfarm Market is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Abandon your local chain Italian restaurant and enjoy an authentic taste of Italy at Olazzo. This family run restaurant serves the finest ingredients prepared in classic preparations for all of their menu items, and you can taste the difference Enjoy rich pastas, light salads, and a few low-carb specialties for very reasonable prices.
The Chicken Cardinale is a particular crowd favorite, and is served over perfectly cooked penne with a flavorful tomato cream sauce. The service is top notch, and what you would expect from a family operated business that prides itself on being a part of the neighborhood. Visit Olazzo for happy hour and daily specials, like six dollar martini Tuesdays. They also feature a weekend brunch with omelettes, Italian pastries, and a variety of crepes. Go to the restaurant's website to learn more about the brothers behind the restaurant’s success, or to preview the menu. Catering is also available, and making reservations from the website is quick and easy.