Hi, Boozers! Here's what you all have been waiting for: Wine in Downtown Silver Spring for all you Metro Boozers to venture out of the city & try something 'new'/unavailable in most of DC: By the Glass, Buy the Bottle, pop open with appetizers/Tapas (small plates) to share, or nor, AnD THEN TAKE THE REST OF BOTTLE(S/ HOME!!! A Wine Bar that has a store where you can grab a bottle or a few more, drink on-site AND then TAKE THE REST HOME!!!!
We'll meet at Whole Foods for the FREE COOKING CLASS DEMO & SAMPLES by @Cheff Egg, of Silver Spring Whole Foods Market (He plans & directs, & prepares foods for the Deli, Store & Hot / Cold Food Bars), and he always incorporates interesing ingredients in the WFM recipes, including wine & Champagne, in cooking demo's (Whole Foods in MD don't carry wine or any booze of any kind/State Law), however, Cheff Egg also does monthly demo's & Classes for all regional WFM's from Annapolis, to Alexandria, Tennley, Rockville, P St, etc, where, in DC WFM's do sell lots of beer & wine selections, sometimes DIRT CHEAP, EVEN ORGANIC SULFITE-FRFEE, GLUTEN FREE, ETC.
Then there are several options, to peruse the wine selections at the neaby 'bistro'-bar with Tapas, and/or checkout wines between Gar-E Kabab (Indian/Nepalese) with organic house wine selections even WFM would be proud & carfries, to Lebanese Taverna in downtown Silver Spring (2block radius, 2 blks fm Metro up hill/Wayne Ave).
For Foodies, WFM has great deli & food bats, pepared foods section, and local tapas bistro-wine bar and surrounding ethnic restaurants are a sure bet to try new flavors: Lebanese Taberna, Thai, Viet Pho, Nando's, Austin, Eggs, Irish pubs, etc, all within 2 block radius, Thai Derm is #1 Thai food as rated by oldest dancer 85+ yr-young competitive ballroom dancer frfom Thailand, who says it's just like homecooking, and Burmese, Nepalese/Indian are also nearby.
TAPAS bistro style wine bar & club, is really cool with Woodfire oven pizzas for 1 or to sharfe, soups salads sandwiches, artisan deli styles, are great compliment to their myriad, varfietal wine selection, even our Former Assistant Organizer Deidre B would be so prfoud of: some organic selections, many countries, obscure, harfd to find, and main stays like Italian Pinot Grigio, Fr Savignon, Chenin Blanc, Argentinian Malbec, New Zealand, So. African, California, So.American, German, american Washington ST, etc., standards that are more than your usual, with small winery labels with great prices, VA & MD local wines from our Chesapeake Basin region (1,000 Oaks/Lakes, etc NY, NC, WV/VA, etc.)
It's very chill, cafe style seating is ample, lots of selections by the glass, small or larfge, and a frequent buyer club card for discounts off purchases / sales between the artisan deli tapas and the wine store & everything in between. High bar stool seating near wood fire oven, tables throughout lovely bistro/dining arfeas, and all are 1st come 1st serve self-seating, so no one bothers you while u enjoy food &/or drfinks!
Any Suggestions are welcomed. I suggest $25pp for group of 5+more to buy a bottle each to share in group, and/or by the glass(es) - flights are avail at the wine bar where u pick up your glasses for tastings or bottles purfchased there: tthey chill & pop them for you on the spot! Pop pour & drink! If we pool the $ pp, I can help you all pick out a few great bottles frfom the store section, or we can all decide on them as a group. It's up to you guys to vote on before meeting up. Cooking class/demo ends ~8ish so we have time to head over to the wine bar/tapas bistro, or crfawl from Nepal/Indian to Thai/Burmese, Lebanese Taverna... etc. More restaurants nearby, but only the ones with wine