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College Park’s New Hipster Spot

College Park is borrowing a little bit of hipness from Philadelphia. Next year, MilkBoy+ArtHouse will open on Route 1 next to Ten Ren’s Tea Time. It will be a partnership between MilkBoy, a live music venue and restaurant from the City of … Continue reading

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“Cheap Eats” Recognizes Route 1

Three Hyattsville restaurants made the annual influential Washingtonian “Cheap Eats” list. Cafe Azul-Caracas de Ayer, which serves authentic Venezuelan food; Spice 6, a Chipotle-style Indian restaurant; and Shagga Coffee & Restaurant, which serves Ethiopian food, all made the Washingtonian‘s list … Continue reading

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Siphon Coffee at Vigilante

Vigilante Coffee has upped the coffee game in the D.C. area once again. The Hyattsville coffee shop serves siphon coffee—a brewing technique so old it’s new again and one that’s a treat to watch. Siphon coffee makers look like something Bill … Continue reading

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Franklins: One of D.C.’s ‘Underrated’

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is well-known around Hyattsville, but the Washington Post recently listed its upstairs taproom among 11 of the D.C. area’s most underrated bars. For his story, critic Fritz Hahn decided to revisit “highly enjoyable bars” … Continue reading

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Wine Bar Slash Coffeehouse Coming in 2016

College Park will soon get an independent wine bar-slash-coffeehouse from a longtime local business owner. The as-yet-unnamed drink spot will be located at 7131 Baltimore Ave., currently home to College Park Auto Parts, according to the Washington Business Journal: They … Continue reading

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Franklins Expanding to College Park

A new four-star hotel in College Park will feature a restaurant from Mike Franklin, owner of Franklins in downtown Hyattsville. The $115 million hotel development is being built by Southern Management, but the real mastermind is the University of Maryland, which hopes … Continue reading

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Classical Vigilante

Vigilante Coffee hasn’t just upgraded the quality of Hyattsville’s coffee — it’s also made it a little better for music. On recent Fridays, the coffee shop and roastery in the historic downtown has hosted the Excelsa Quartet, a group of … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s New BonChon Now Open

Over the weekend the Hyattsville Wire tried out the new BonChon Korean fried chicken restaurant at University Town Center, which had its grand opening last week. While we didn’t have time to try their signature fried chicken dish (about a … Continue reading

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Cafe Azul Adds Outdoor Art

Cafe Azul added some outdoor art to its Arts District space. The Venezuelan restaurant along Route 1 brought in Baltimore street artist Michael William Kirby to add three new paintings to its exterior. Previously, the space had signs up advertising the … Continue reading

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BonChon Hyattsville is Hiring

The Hyattsville BonChon Chicken is getting closer to reality. A flier posted on the door of the location next to Regal Cinemas at University Town Center said that the South Korean fried chicken restaurant is hiring servers, bartenders and order takers. Although the … Continue reading

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