List of restaurants participating in Prince George’s Restaurant Week 2014

 

Prince George’s County Restaurant Week kicked off Friday at the “Taste of TNI,” a tasting event at Bladensburg High School, where more than 20 restaurants from the county offered culinary samples and where students from Bladensburg High School’s Culinary Arts Program demonstrated cooking techniques.

“This program we are putting on with the TNI,” the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative in Bladensburg/Riverdale Park, “shows the tremendous amount of talent in our restaurants and our young people. It highlights the fact that Prince George’s is becoming a place to be,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III.

Baker says the county expects millions worth of new mixed-use development, including the planned construction of the $925 million MGM casino resort proposed for National Harbor.  “When MGM is looking for people to work in their restaurants, we want to show we have the talent here in Prince George’s to staff that,” Baker said.

Over the years, the number of interesting places to eat in Prince George’s has multiplied, Baker said. “My wife and I went to Howard University. We were both military brats, and we liked to go to different restaurants to experience them,” Baker recalled. “Almost all the restaurants were in D.C. when we moved to the county. We would end up going back to D.C. to eat.

“Now, I find with our kids, we are having the option of taking them to places in Prince George’s County. It’s not just Franklin’s on Route One, it’s Busboys and Poets. It’s a variety of restaurants in National Harbor. It’s the Ethiopian restaurant on Route One. It’s the coming places in New Carrollton and Mount Rainier. All those different types of places you find make people want to stay in the county and eat.”

Here is a list of restaurants participating in Prince George’s County’s first county-wide Restaurant Week, an event created to promote the variety of  cuisines offered at food establishments in the county and turn Prince George’s into a destination for foodies.

Prince George’s County Restaurant Week,which features special deals and prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus, runs through Saturday, April 5.

Alamo Mexican Restaurant

5508-14 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale 301-927-8787
Latin

Busboys & Poets
5331 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville 301-779-2787
busboysandpoets.com‎
American

C.J. Ferraris
14311 Baltimore Ave
Laurel 301-725-1771
thecjferraris.com
Italian

Chef’s Secret Restaurant
5810 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelts 301-345-6101
sirichef.com
Thai

De Ranch Restaurant & Catering
3511 Maryland Ave
Cheverly 301-773-5444
deranchrestaurant.com
African

De Soul Café
7651 Matapeake Business Dr.
Brandywine 301-782-9752
desoulcafe.com

Soul Food

El Carbonero
1425 University Blvd., Unit E
Langley Park
Latin

El Cubanas
5409 Kenilworth Ave.
Riverdale 240-876-4530
Latin

El Sitio Restaurant
5837 Riverdale Road
Riverdale 301-864-1850
Latin

Everlasting Life Restaurant
9185 Central Avenue
Capital Heights 301-324-6900
everlastinglife.net‎
Vegetarian

Half Note Lounge And Restaurant
4881 Glenn Dale Rd
Bowie 301-809-6683
halfnotelounge.com
Soul

Hanami Japanese Restaurant
8145 Baltimore Ave
College Park 301-982-9899
hanamijapanese.com
Japanese

Italian Inn
6221 Annapolis Road
Hyattsville 301-772-2100
Italian

J’Ollies Restaurant
9023 Annaplois Road
Lanham 301-577-3073 jolliesrestaurant.com

American

Joplin 360
10707 Indian Head Highway
Fort Washington 301-292-3126
joplin-360.com
Soul

La Chocita
4800 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 301-277-0155
lachocitamexicanrestaurant.com
Latin

La Sirenita
4911 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville 301-864-0188
lasirenitamexicanrestaurant.com‎
Latin

Mama Stella’s
7918 Old Branch Ave.
Clinton 301-868-3057
mamastellasrestaurant.com‎
Italian

Mango Café
4719 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 301-277-4048

African and Caribbean

Mango’s Grill Restaurant
600 Washington Blvd
Laurel 301-776-8834
mangosgrillrestaurant.com
Latin

Mexico Lindo
5652 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg 301-779-7911
Latin

New Deal Café
113 Centerway
Greenbelt 301-474-5642
newdealcafe.com
Lebanese

Old Dominion Brewhouse
6504 America Blvd Ste 105
Hyattsville 301-887-1818
olddominionbrewhouse.com
American

Old Line Bistro
11011 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville 301-937-5999
oldlinewine.com
French

Old Town Inn
14547 Main St.
Upper Marlboro 301-627-1400
otitherestaurant.com

American

Olive Grove Restaurant
6868 Race Track Rd
Bowie 301-464-222
oliveg.com
Italian

Pizza Italia
6308 Livingston Road
Oxon Hill 301-839-3446
Italian

Queensway Restaurant
5851 Riverdale Road
Riverdale Park 240-882-3942
queenswayfood.com
African

R. J. Bentley’s
7323 Baltimore Blvd.
College Park 301-277-8898
rjbentleys.net
American

Royal Jade Asian Cuisine
7401 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt 240-542-9904
royalj1.com‎
Asian

Shegga Coffee & Restaurant
6040 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville 240-296-3030
shaggarestaurant.com
Ethiopian

Swahili Village Bar & Restaurant
10606 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville 301-613-3514
swahili-village.com
Kenyan

Taqueria La Placita
5020 Edmonston Road
Hyattsville 301-277-4477
Latin

Tara Thai Restaurant
5501 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville 301-277-7888
tarathai.com
Thai

DeNeen L. Brown is an award-winning staff writer at The Washington Post who has covered night police, education, courts, politics and culture.
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