Marathon Deli’s new location along Route 1 in College Park has got a bright mural lighting up the building’s facade. Check out the story behind this Greek-inspired mural and the organization behind its design.
Love Vigilante Coffee but can’t always make it to Roastery or Cafe – especially right now? Then this post is for you!
Did you know that for the price of what you would pay for a bag of decent specialty coffee beans at say Whole Foods (not talking about Allegro; you can keep that dirty secret to yourself), you can have a bag of ethically and sustainably sourced coffee beans, hand-selected by Chris Vigilante himself, packaged in an environmentally responsible way and delivered right to your front door – even if that’s in Vermont – all while supporting a local small business who we all love and want to see thrive to infinity and beyond?!
Read more as we spill the beans on Vigilante Coffee’s subscription service in Route One Fun’s latest post!
Many of us regularly patronize our amazing coffeeshops, bars, restaurants, tattoo salons and other businesses that have been ordered closed. Even as you practice social distancing, you can help support our local service industry staff. Consider sending a “tip” to your favorite bartender, barista, server, stylist, etc., via the SoHy Co-op’s Virtual Tip Jar. As of now, the list includes employees of Whistle Stop Studio, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., Vigilante Coffee Co., Espaço Cultural Samba Trovão, Maryland Meadworks, Pizzeria Paradiso and Franklins Restaurant & Brewery. More to join, we’re sure!
If there’s one thing we love here along Route 1, it’s our alcohol! Lucky for us, six (and counting) of our beloved small business alcohol entrepreneurs are now delivering these treats to our homes, (and hearts, minds and nervous systems)! To date, Denizens Brewing Co., Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, Maryland Meadworks, Sangfroid Distilling, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., and Town Center Market all have created ways for you to get your fix with little contact. Many deliver right to your front door. Read on for more info!
Remember the time Winston Churchill said “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.” It is entirely possible you weren’t born yet but you can bet if Winston Churchill was alive today, he’d wonder why his whiskey tasted so good and made the water drinkable. I am sure the British Prime Minister would find his way to My Dead Aunt’s Books on February 22nd in Hyattsville to learn all about Whiskey from Lew Bryson, the author of the new book “Whiskey Master Class.”
Today is International Gruit Day. And yes, autocorrect, I meant to type “gruit” (pronounced GREW IT) and not “fruit” (NOT pronounced FREW IT). Matt Humbard, Hyattsville’s own microbiologist-turned brewer who’ll soon be opening Patent Brewing Company And Laboratories, drops knowledge about this ancient brewing tradition and lets us know where along the Route 1 Corridor we can enjoy this taste of history today.