Month: July 2017

Discover Cajun Classics at Carolina Kitchen

Feed your soul at Carolina Kitchen. With several area locations, customers head to the Hyattsville location for more room and great bar specials.

Start with fried okra or seasonal fried green tomatoes. The menu offers many Cajun entrees, and favorites include the fried chicken, which you can get smothered with gravy and mashed potatoes. The creamy mac and cheese and seasoned collard greens are must-have sides. If you still have room, their homemade desserts are just as tasty — try the sweet potato cake.

Stop by for happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday with $2 domestic draft beers, $4 martinis, cocktails, margaritas and wine, as well as discounted snacks. Dim lighting and warm colors create a lounge-like vibe, but if you don’t have time to eat in, they also have a cafeteria style carry out section.

Immerse Yourself in the Local Arts Scene at MilkBoy ArtHouse

For years, Philadelphia's MilkBoy has been an epicenter for the local music scene, simultaneously serving as a performance venue, recording studio, and hangout spot. Now, as part of a partnership between the team at MilkBoy Philly and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park has its chance to reproduce that model at UMD. An arts space, a bar, and a restaurant, MilkBoy ArtHouse is quickly establishing itself as a valuable part of the local arts community.

With an art gallery, multiple stages for musical and theatrical performances, and a bar, MilkBoy is designed to be a place where locals can engage with culture, bond with one another, and even become inspired to create some art of their own. The menu features classic bar and comfort food (don’t miss out on the house-made maple bourbon donuts) and an impressive list of craft beers and cocktails, including $2 off during happy hour.

Design Your Own Pie at Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza

Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza boasts a stone pizza oven that was crafted specifically for the eatery. It reaches scorching temperatures, searing pizzas to bubbly and golden-brown in a matter of 150 seconds. So, despite the fact that Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza lets patrons customize their pizzas, it still won't take more than 10 minutes for you to get in and out with your fresh pie.

Start by selecting your dough. The pizzeria offers traditional dough, as well as one infused with healthy ancient grains, and another that's free of gluten. Then pick a sauce from a list that includes BBQ, red, spicy red, buffalo, and olive oil. Next, add your cheese. There's the classic mozzarella, as well as artisan options like cheddar jack, shaved parmesan, and blue cheese. Load your pie with proteins like Italian sausage or chicken, as well as veggies such as mushrooms, spinach, and red onions. Finally, pick a final flourish like the balsamic glaze, barbecue sauce, basil, or ranch dressing.