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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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The Evolution of Pizza on Route 1

Want a slice on Route 1? You’ve got options. In recent weeks, two more pizza places have opened in the area at opposite ends of the spectrum: Pizzeria Paradiso, a gourmet sit-down restaurant in Hyattsville with a wide selection of … 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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Pizzeria Paradiso Makes Its Debut

Pizzeria Paradiso held a soft opening Friday night. Hyattsville’s newest pizza place is officially opening for business at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, but the staff was serving pizza and beers a day early to a small, enthusiastic crowd. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant … Continue reading

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Salvadoran Restaurant to Take Benny’s Spot

A Salvadoran restaurant will move in to the spot formerly occupied by Benny’s Chinese restaurant just outside Hyattsville’s Arts District. Las Comadres will serve dishes from El Salvador as well as Tex-Mex and American food such as hamburgers and salmon. … Continue reading

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University Park Named D.C.’s ‘Best Value’

University Park was named the “best value neighborhood” in the greater Washington area. In a study by the online real estate site Trulia, University Park scored well on affordability, local restaurants, commute times, schools and crime. “The neighborhood ranks high … Continue reading

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Café Saint-Ex Owner Coming to Mount Rainier

A group of veteran restaurateurs will open a new bar and restaurant in the Singer Building in Mount Rainier. Erin Edwards and executive chef Jesse Miller from the popular Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex restaurants in D.C. and Garrick Lumsden, formerly of Passion … Continue reading

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Cajun Restaurant Headed to Hyattsville

A Cajun fusion restaurant is headed to Hyattsville. BeClaws, which already has a location in Silver Spring, has applied for a liquor license for the spot in University Town Center formerly occupied by Flippin’ Pizza and posted signs at the location. … Continue reading

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