Siena Wellness might just be the missing piece in your journey to healthfulness and well-being. It’s so much more than just a fitness studio, and founder Elizabeth wants to work with you to explore the positive changes you can make in your life.
Take part in weekly yoga classes, or join the Mamas Circle for encouragement, support, and friendship as you navigate the highs and lows of motherhood. Siena Wellness also offers personal coaching on a range of topics, as well as private exercise sessions and healthy eating advice. A great way to get started is with their week’s worth of free breakfast recipes that you can have sent to you just for joining their email list. From there, read more about Elizabeth’s credentials on the Siena Wellness site, or stop in for a yoga class to get started.Read More
According to its website, the chef at Lina's Diner and Bar crafts French dishes "that sometimes border on the absurd." And if early reviews are any indication, the eaters in Silver Spring are delighted by the display of creativity and innovation at this freshly opened restaurant.
Since it first opened the doors two months ago, Lina's has racked up some rave reviews for its pork belly poutine, which features Wisconsin cheese curds and house-made gravy. It's a nod to French-Canadian cuisine. The TNT toast is another example of the chef's ingenuity at Lina's Diner and Bar. The crostini comes crowned with tuna tartare, tobiko, and spicy mayo. Whether you opt for the steak frites, a double cheeseburger, or anything in between, there's a beverage on the libations list that will complement it perfectly. Classic cocktails, craft beer, and top-shelf wines populate the lengthy list.Read More
The Thai term "Ruang Khao" refers to the raw rice plant before it has been harvested. Given that rice serves as the foundation for the traditional Thai diet, it's only fitting that Ruang Khao Thai Cuisine bears the name of the grain. The menu features ample amounts of rice paired with flavorful meats and veggies.
The chef's specials are a prime example of the authentic and inventive Thai fare served at Ruang Khao. Savor the ginger duck, morsels of crispy duck tossed in a sweet-ginger brown sauce with veggies and dished out over rice. Try the Thai-style salmon, dressed with your choice of basil sauce or Panang curry. You can also opt for a more traditional curry or entree, such as the Drunken Noodles or the pad Thai. Save some room for the fresh mango and sweet sticky rice or the baked taro custard.Read More
Ground beef with beans, rice, plantains, avocado, fried pork and sausage, and a fried egg, all stuffed inside a corn cake. This is the bandeja paisa, one of the most popular dishes at Arepas Pues. The bandeja paisa falls underneath the umbrella of Colombian cuisine, but the eatery also dishes out classic Venezuelan and Cuban eats, as well as the signature arepas.
The kitchen team crafts the arepas from scratch using ground maize or flour and fills them with ingredients like shredded beef, white cheese, or black beans. Order your pupusa stuffed with the ingredients of your choice or try a pre-designed creation, like the Beauty Queen with chicken and avocado or the Pabellon with black beans, beef, and sweet plantains. You can also opt for one of the international entrees or skip right to a dessert, like the flan or arroz con leche.
Calling all football fans! Central Commons is the best place to spend your Sunday. No matter which team you're cheering for, you're sure to have fun spending your game day with your fellow football fans at Central.
With both indoor and outdoor space, three TVs, two bars, kitchen appliances, and a pool table, its an unbeatable space to cheer on your favorite team. Make a big batch of your favorite snacks to share with your friends, play a game of pool before the big game begins and then camp out on the couch to cheer for your favorite team.Read More
You already know that Central is a great place to leave, especially since it offers so many great on-site amenities. Well, in 2018 living at Central is about to get even better, because there are a number of new on-site retailers set to open their doors. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come in the New Year.
- Pure Barre. Working out has never been more convenient, because this popular ballet-inspired workout facility will soon be located just steps from your apartment.
- Orange Theory. If you're looking to get in a cardio and strength workout in an exciting, modern facility, visit Orange Theory, which will soon be a part of our community at Central.
- Urban Butcher. Meat eaters will rejoice when this meat-focused restaurant opens in Silver Spring. The menu is focused on "nose-to-tail" dining, as well as expert curing techniques, in-house dry aging and much more. Make your reservations early!
The holiday season can be a bit stressful, so if you want to blow off some steam and have some good, old-fashioned fun in Silver Spring, go ice skating at Veterans Plaza. Whether you bring along your family, your friends or even that special someone, this classic winter activity is one that people of all ages love.
The skating rink at Veterans Plaza features a multicolored partial roof that keeps you protected from the snow while you skate, and becuase it's surrounded by great shops and restaurants, it's even a fun way to relax after a long day of gift shopping. Parking is free after 8 p.m. on weeknights and all day long on weekends, so make plans to check out this favorite winter attraction any day of the week.
Skating rink hours:
Sunday 10am - 10pm
Monday Noon - 10pm
Tuesday Noon - 10pm
Wednesday Noon - 10pm
Thursday Noon - 10pm
Friday Noon - Midnight
Saturday 10am - Midnight
Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? Visit the Craft Market at Denizens Brewing Co. on Sunday, December 17th from noon to 4 p.m. It's the perfect place to do some last-minute holiday shopping, and it's a great way to support local makers while sipping on craft beer.
The market will feature local artisans selling jewelry, ceramics, candies, children decor, and home accessories. While you're shopping, you'll also have a chance to try Denizens Brewing Co.'s beers in the two-level taproom. Seasonal brews include the Avo Ruby Old Ale and the Third Party Belgian Style Tripel, and you can even grab tasty bites from the full kitchen while you shop.Read More
Delicious, healthy, and affordable come together at Meleket Restaurant, a family-owned Ethiopian-Italian restaurant in Silver Spring. Using only fresh produce, the seasonal menu at this innovative eatery features an array of tasty options.
The Timatim Fitfit takes pieces of injera and mixes it with fresh tomato, onions, green peppers, and homemade dressing. The Meleket’s Special Tibs is a savory option, marinating tender cubed lamb or beef in tomato, jalapeño, and fresh garlic. Steak lovers will want to try the Special Kitfo, an Ethiopian steak tartar seasoned with an herbed butter sauce and hot chili powder.
The bar menu at Meleket features a variety of wine, beer, martinis, and signature cocktails. The Barbados Surprise is one such cocktail — a colorful combination of grenadine, orange juice, rum, and Blue Curacao. Live jazz events are also held in the bar, adding to the relaxing environment of this one-of-a-kind restaurant. Early risers may also want to check out the breakfast menu, which is available from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.Read More
There's nothing better than a parade to get you in the holiday spirit, and in the DC area, the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is the one you shouldn't miss. With marching bands, Bolivian dancing groups, floats, giant characters and balloons, and even Santa Claus himself, this parade has something for all ages to enjoy.The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade takes place on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, but you'll want to arrive early to secure your spot in the crowd. The parade route is from Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street south down Georgia Avenue, ending at Silver Spring Avenue.This year the parade will also offer something new and exciting: a holiday family photo station! Get your family's portrait taken with backdrops of inflatable turkeys, penguins, Frozen's Elsa, or with Hanukkah or Christmas décor. All parade selfies marked with the hashtag #MoCoThanksParade will be broadcast on the jumbotron at Ellsworth and Fenton along the parade route.Read More