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  1. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County Council are investigating the county’s ability to force lower fees charged to restaurants by food delivery apps, such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/montgomery-county/food-delivery-app-fees/
  2. Silver Branch Brewing Co. has been awarded a gold medal for one of its entries into the Great American Beer Festival, held last week by the Brewers Association, which bills it as the premier festival and competition for small and craft brewers. The brewery’s entry, Beyond the Gnome World, won in the Classic Saison category, besting 79 other entries. The festival, held online this year, attracted brewers who entered about 7,000 products in 90 different categories. https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/silver-branch-wins-gold-great-american-beer-festival/
  3. Sweeteria Dessert Café, a coffee & dessert cafe from the owners of Kao Thai Restaurant, has soft-opened in the former location of Your Whole Body at 8646 Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/sweeteria-dessert-cafe/
  4. Taste The World Fenton Village has returned, this time for the entire month of October: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/taste-the-world-fenton-village-returns-for-october/
  5. Eggspectation, located at 923 Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring, has permanently closed, according to Twitter reports and signage posted at the restaurant: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/eggspectation-closed/
  6. College Park Senegalese restaurant Koité Grill has expanded to Silver Spring, opening in the former home of Abol Ethiopian Restaurant at 8626 Colesville Road: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/koite-grill/
  7. All Set Restaurant & Bar owners Ed Reavis and Jennifer Meltzer have launched Money Muscle BBQ, a barbecue food truck with takeout and delivery options: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/all-set-restaurant-bbq-food-truck/
  8. Denizens Brewing Co. has expanded the line of products offered for delivery or pickup by adding goods made by other local businesses. The Craft Collection includes a variety of products curated by the Denizens team: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/silver-spring/denizens-expands-product-line-support-local-businesses/
  9. Spice Street, a restaurant promising “innovative Indian cuisine,” has begun hiring in anticipation of opening in the first half of October, according to owner Navjot Singh. The restaurant will focus on a smaller staff to start, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but Singh expects the number will grow later. The full menu is still underdevelopment, he said. https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/spice-street-restaurant-hiring-planning-early-october-opening/
  10. Cafe of India's owner will open Spice Street in downtown Silver Spring this October: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/spice-street-restaurant-hiring-planning-early-october-opening/
  11. Two Silver Spring breweries have joined other local brewers and organizations to launch a campaign to thank first responders and other frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Denizens Brewing Company and Silver Branch Brewing Co. are part of #CraftingGratitude, an initiative begun by @TheBeerFairiez, a husband and wife team of Jen and Josh Beinstock that’s described as “a Montgomery County-based community social and networking group: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/two-silver-spring-brewers-join-campaign-thank-pandemic-first-responders-essential-workers/
  12. Mandalay Restaurant and Café will continue operating at 930 Bonifant St. until mid-2021: https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/mandalay-restaurant-remain-bonifant-street-until-mid-2021/
  13. Urban Butcher has hit the “pause” button on operations at the restaurant at 8226 Georgia Ave. “due to the current situation,” according to an announcement on its website and Facebook page. The operators will concentrate their efforts at “Urban Butcher’s younger brother,” El Sapo Cuban Social Club. https://www.sourceofthespring.com/business/urban-butcher-hits-pause-button-operations/
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