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.
Vigilante Coffee just kicked off an Australia Bushfire Relief Fundraiser at both Vigilante Coffee cafes, Hyattsville & College Park. Fundraiser runs until January 13th. Donation jars are located by the registers and all donations made will be matched by Vigilante. 👏
College Park’s Taquería Habanero just celebrated its 1-year anniversary and just received word that their application for a liquor license has been approved! It’s like their birthday is our birthday is my birthday margarita!