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A Sneak Peek of Old Maryland Grill’s Menu

Old Maryland Grill takes its name very seriously. Mike Franklin’s soon-to-open restaurant at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park will feature a number of signature dishes from around Maryland. The owner of Franklin’s Restaurant talked with … Continue reading

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An Interview with Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Hyattsville’s newest brewery is gaining a lot of attention. Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., which is set to open in a former auto garage on Route 1 not far from Pizzeria Paradiso, will be a Belgian-inspired brewery. The Hyattsville Wire caught … Continue reading

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Alchohol Fuels Once-Dry Hyattsville’s Rebirth

Hyattsville was once a dry town, a place where you couldn’t get anything stronger than a Coca-Cola at a soda shop on Baltimore Avenue. Things have changed, to say the least. The city’s code, updated in 1983, now allows liquor licenses, … Continue reading

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Old Maryland Grill Prepares for August Opening

Mike Franklin’s newest restaurant is getting close to opening. The owner of Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store in Hyattsville will open a new outpost at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in August. Old Maryland Grill, which also goes by … Continue reading

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Several Hyattsville Restaurants Get Noticed

Several Hyattsville restaurants have gotten attention in recent days, adding to the area’s growing reputation as a foodie haven. Shagga Coffee and Restaurant in Hyattsville again made the Washingtonian‘s list of the Best Cheap Eats in the D.C. area, earning … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners of the Best of Route 1 Poll

The Hyattsville Wire has announced the winners of the first-ever Best of Route 1 reader poll. A few local favorites did well, as expected. Vigilante Coffee won best place to get a cup of coffee, while Diane Contreras won best barista. Franklin’s Restaurant won … Continue reading

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Meet Hyattsville’s Honey Bee Farm

Hyattsville is home to a craft brewer, a coffee roaster and it even has its own apiary: The Hope Honey Farm. Beyond producing honey, the farm makes soaps and lip balm, some of which you can buy at the new Whole Foods at Riverdale Park Station, Brentwood … 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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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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The Hyattsville Saucer’s New Home

No one knows exactly where the saucer will land, but it’ll have a home. The funky saucer canopy at the Hyattsville Public Library has been spared and plans drawn up by an architectural firm for the county show it relocated and … Continue reading

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