A Smart
Place to Live

In 2012, the City of College Park began research to create a brand that would raise awareness of the City’s numerous assets and promote it as a great place to live and work. Upon completion of the research, a logo and tagline were selected to market the City to potential residents, businesses, and visitors.

Given a thriving university, an educated population, proximity to the nation’s capital, and a growing transit network, the City of College Park has been branded as “A Smart Place to Live.”

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College Park Business Beat:
August 2014

This month’s edition of the College Park Business Beat features information on the stylish Korean BBQ restaurant opening in the next few weeks on Route 1, a custom-pizza option headed to Downtown, the 2nd Annual College Park Restaurant Week going on right now, and the 5th Annual College Park Day in September.

Restaurant Week Interactive Map

Restaurant week is in full swing! Trying to decide where to eat next? Take a look at our interactive map of participating restaurants and deals!

With 20 restaurants to choose from let us know where you decide to go!

Deals run from August 18th-24th. Full menu availible here

 

College Park Restaurant Week is Here! August 18th-24th

The 2nd Annual College Park Restaurant Week returns this summer from Monday, August 18th to Sunday, August 24th with nineteen local restaurants participating. Each restaurant will be offering either a special menu or discounts throughout the week, so it’s a great opportunity to check out one of your favorite local eateries. A full list of specials is available below.

All listed prices are exclusive of sales tax and gratuity. Restaurant Week specials are not valid with any other discount.

Trying to decided where to eat first? Check out our interactive map for all participating restaurants and deals!

AROY THAI

$10.95 – $12.95 for a two-course meal and drink with one item from each category below (dine-in only):

  • Appetizers
    • Chicken tom yum soup: Traditional Thai-style hot and sour lemongrass soup with mushrooms, tomato, and cilantro
    • Spring roll: Cabbage and mushroom rolled in a noodle, deep fried with sweet and sour sauce
  • Entrees
    • New Stir-Fried Jasmine Rice Items – served with fried chicken breast filet, fresh veggies, and dipping sauce – $10.95
      • Bacon and ham fried rice: snow peas, carrots, bacon, and ham in their Thai-style sauce
      • Green curry fried rice: snow peas and carrots in their green curry sauce
      • Pineapple fried rice:  snow peas, carrots, pineapple, cashew nuts, ham, and raisins in their Thai-style sauce
      • Sweet and sour fried rice: snow peas and carrots in their Thai sweet and sour sauce
    • Favorites – choice of chicken, pork, tofu, or veggies ($10.95), beef ($11.95), or shrimp ($12.95)
      • Drunken noodle: Rice noodles, chili, garlic, basil leaves, onion, and tomato in a special brown sauce
      • Green curry (served with a bowl of jasmine rice): Thai green curry with bamboo shoots, eggplant, basil, and bell pepper in coconut milk
      • Pad Thai: Noodles, egg, bean curd, onion, bean sprouts, scallions, and crushed peanuts in a sweet tamarind sauce
      • Panang curry (served with a bowl of jasmine rice): savory curried peanut sauce with coconut milk and topped with red bell pepper
  • Drinks
    • Bottled Water
    • Lemonade
    • Pink lemonade
    • Soda
    • Unsweetened iced tea

 

ASIAN FUSION

$10.00 for a three-course meal with one item from each category:

  • Appetizers
    • Chicken or vegetable lettuce wrap
    • Drums of Heaven
    • Hakka chilly chicken
    • Samosa
    • Vegetable spring roll
  • Entrees
    • Fried rice (choice of chicken, egg, or vegetable)
    • General Tso’s chicken
    • Hakka noodles (choice of chicken, egg, or vegetable)
    • Sesame chicken
    • Shahi paneer/Butter chicken
    • Vegetable lo mein
  • Dessert of the Day

 

AZTECA RESTAURANT AND CANTINA

  •  Appetizers
    • $5.00 for chili con queso supremo: chili with ground beef, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream
    • $7.00 for ceviche mixto: shrimp and flounder marinated in lemon juice, spices, onions, and cilantro
    • $9.00 for chicken nachos: refried beans, cheese, and charbroiled chicken
  • Main courses
    • $10.00 for two fish tacos: blackened tilapia with cabbage, pico de gallo, an a jalapeno dijon served with rice and beans
    • $10.00 for two tacos aztecas: grilled beef with avocado, cilantro, and pico de gallo served with rice and beans
    • $11.00 for huevos rancheros: eggs over tortillas with rice, beans, avocado, and pico de gallo
    • $13.00 for pescado frito: Salvadoran-style, pan-fried tilapia served with rice, beans, and salad
  • Desserts
    • $4.00 for gelato: choice of chocolate, coconut, strawberry, vanilla, or seasonal flavors
  • Drinks
    • $5.00 for a 12 oz. watermelon sangria
    • $6.00 for a 12 oz. summer margarita

 

BAGEL PLACE

Buy any deli or specialty sandwich and receive a free bag of chips and medium fountain drink.

 

THE BOARD AND BREW

$6.00 for any one breakfast item and specialty drink (add ons are extra)

1/2 off board game fee when gaming is completed by 2:30pm

$25.00 for a meal for two plus unlimited gaming. Meal includes 1 small plate and 2 sandwiches or salads. No menu exclusions.

 

THE COMMON

Receive 20% off your dinner bill, excluding alcohol sales

 

CORNERSTONE GRILL & LOFT

$7.50 for each of the following items:

  • Beef brisket with choice of BBQ sauce served with corn on the cob and roasted red potatoes
  • Burger sliders topped with L.T.O. and balsamic onion jam served with crinkle cut fries
  • Chicken or beef burrito stuffed with pico de gallo, cheese, rice and black beans served with a side of sour cream and salsa
  • Mixed kale salad with onions, carrots, roasted walnuts, dried cranberries, and yellow peppers with a lemon zest vinaigrette
  • Pulled BBQ sliders served with corn on the cob and potato salad
  • Roasted turkey breast served with mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, and stuffing

 

FISHNET

$9.00 for a grilled cheese sandwich with local tomato soup

$10.00 for a tilapia sandwich with small coleslaw or fries and a small drink

 

HANAMI JAPANESE RESTAURANT

$20.14 for a three-course meal and drink with one item from each category below:

  • Starters
    • Miso soup
  • Appetizers (choose one)
    • Gyoza: Japanese dumpling with pork or vegetable
    • Harumaki: Japanese spring roll
    • Kani Su: crabmeat wrapped with cucumber
    • Takoyaki: ocopus ball
  • Entrees (choose one from either the Sushi Bar or Kitchen)
    • Sushi Bar
      • Kamikaze: spicy tuna, salmon & avocado topped with spicy crab and plum sauce
      • Sunny: shrimp tempura and cucumber topped with spicy crab and caviar
      • UMD Roll (10 pcs): shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with sweet potato, avocado, and red tobiko
      • Yamato: spicy roll of salmon skin, seaweed salad & crabmeat topped with salmon, avocado & caviar
    • Kitchen
      • Chicken Katsu: deep-fried chicken cutlet served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Tempura Combo: mix of chicken, shrimp and vegetable tempura served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Teriyaki: choice of chicken or vegetables served with white rice (add $2.00 for fried rice)
      • Yakiudon: stir-fried noodle with choice of chicken, shrimp, or vegetable
  • Drink
    • Thai iced tea

 

THE JERK PIT

$5.00 for a fish sandwich

$5.95 for a quarter chicken (dark meat) with rice, peas, and steamed vegetables

Dine-in only

 

LEDO RESTAURANT

$9.00 for a grilled chicken Caesar salad

$9.00 for spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce and a fresh garden salad

$11.00 for their famous lasagna and a fresh garden salad

 

LOONEY’S PUB

$15.00 for a three-course meal with one item from each category:

  • Appetizers
    • Mozzarella sticks (3)
    • Potato skins with bacon and cheese (2)
    • Small order of onion rings
  • Entrees
    • BBQ pulled pork & macaroni quesadilla
    • 1/2-dozen wings of any flavor
    • Peppercorn ahi tuna
  • Desserts
    • Blondie with one scoop of ice cream
    • Brownie with one scoop of ice cream

 

NEW SHANGHAI CAFE

$13.95 for two combo meals and drinks

 

NEW YORK DELI

Buy two 10″ subs and receive one free order of fries and two large fountain sodas

 

PHO D’LITE

$9.95 for a two-course meal and drink with one item from each category below:

  • Appetizer
    • Asian popper – golden ground brisket, tofu, onion, cilantro dip with Thai curry sauce
  • Entrees
    • Pho noodle soup (choice of any variety)
    • Rice bowl (choice of beef, chicken, or pork)
    • Vermicelli bowl (choice of chicken, pork, or veggie)
  • Drink
    • Thai iced tea

 

PIZZA KINGDOM

Buy one, get one 1/2 off for jumbo slices of pizza.

 

RJ BENTLEY’S

$5.99 for a caprese panini: fresh mozzarella with bruschetta mix, fresh basil, and pesto sauce on ciabatta bread

$6.99 for a California panini: fresh baked turkey breast or grilled chicken tenders with bacon, provolone cheese, tomato, and pesto sauce served on honey wheat bread

$6.99 for a southwestern chicken panini: grilled chicken tenders, bacon, green peppers, pepper jack cheese, and chipotle pesto sauce on ciabatta bread

 

SLICES PIZZA CO.

Receive 15% off your order when you mention restaurant week.

 

TERRAPIN’S TURF

$5.00 for each of the following appetizers:

  • Bruschetta
  • Chicken skewer
  • Chili
  • Shrimp tempura

$10.00 for each of the following entrees:

  • Beef tips with red onion and red pepper beef gravy served with mashed potatoes
  • Crab cake sandwich served with french fries
  • Grilled sesame shrimp salad
  • Pork chops with apple gravy and mashed potatoes
  • Spaghetti & meatballs

Battle of Bladensburg Festival: 200 years in the making

Battle of Bladensburg Festival 

 Saturday, August 23rd from 11am- 9:30pm.  Bladensburg Waterfront Park. 

Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the march across Prince George’s County and the Battle of Bladensburg with a day full of reenactments, historical tours, food, and family fun.

The event kicks off at 11am with the dedication of the monument “Undaunted in Battle”  at Monument Park. The ceremony will include a performance from the Marine Band and mixed services color guard.

Afterward, enjoy an afternoon of events  fit for the whole family! Live music begins at 4:15pm and fireworks at 8:45pm. All events are free unless otherwise noted ($).

  • DMV Food Trucks serving ALL DAY! ($)
  • Children’s Activity Area: featuring Blue Sky Puppets, Historic American Games, & more!
  • Arts & Craft Vendors ($)
  • Historic Demonstration Village: Heritage Breed Animals, blacksmithing, spinners, weavers, silhouette cutter, historic clothing, historic goods, apothecary, and more!
  • Community & Information Booths
  • Anacostia River Boat Tours (12pm – 5:30pm)
  • Battlefield Trolley Tours (1pm – 4pm)
  • Wandering Living History Performers including Francis Scott Key, Mrs. Dolley Madison, Dr. William Beanes, Commodore Joshua Barney, and more!
There is no parking (aside from bicycles) at the park. A parking map is available here. Free shuttles will run from the University of Maryland to Bladensburg Waterfront Park from 11am to 9:30pm.

The event is sponsored by the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and the Battle of Bladensburg Task Force and is part of week long celebration. For the full schedule of events please visit: http://undauntedweekend.splashthat.com/

For more about the rich history of Bladensburg’s role in the War of 1812 visit:  http://www.princegeorges1812.org/Bladensburg/

Growing Healthy Families with College Park Farmers Markets

The College Park City Council recently passed a resolution to join the Healthy Eating and Living Cities & Towns Campaign (HEAL) which promotes local government policies that improve access to healthy foods and physical activity. As a HEAL member, our goals include providing city residents with access to nutritious and sustainable food options and promoting the use of food assistance at our farmers markets.

Food assistance programs like SNAP and WIC help grow healthy individuals and families! We are proud to say that all three College Park Farmers Markets have at least one vendor who accepts food assistance for fresh, local and affordable food. Vendors who accept these programs have a sign posted at their tent.

Our Downtown, Hollywood and Paint Branch markets are great places for everyone to shop for seasonal produce and enjoy a family friendly atmosphere, including life sized chess, live music and cooking demonstrations. More information about our markets and vendors accepting food assistance is below.

See you at the Market!

Vendors Accepting SNAP and WIC

Downtown Market: Sunday 10am- 2pm
4500 Knox Rd (free parking in city garage)
Miller Farms

Hollywood: Saturday 9am- 1pm
9801 Rhode Island Ave
Calvert Farm
Pleitez Produce
Tuckey’s Mountain Grown (WIC only)

Paint Branch: Saturday 7am- noon
5211 Paint Branch Pkwy
Miller Farms

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