Small Bites: Dawson’s Market partners with apartment complex to open Rockville café

Small Bites: Dawson’s Market partners with apartment complex to open Rockville café

Plus: All Set staff starts barbecue food truck in Silver Spring

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Soulfull Cafe in Rockville is a partnership between the Main Street apartments and Dawson's Market. The cafe, which opened last week, is in the bottom of the apartment building at 50 Monroe Place.

Photo by Dan Schere

Dawson’s Market partners with Main Street apartments to open café in Rockville

Rockville’s Dawson’s Market has partnered with the affordable housing apartment building Main Street to open Soulfull Café, a coffee shop in the bottom of the building.

Soulfull Café held its grand opening on Wednesday and “soft opened” last week, Dawson’s owner Bart Yablonsky told Bethesda Beat.

Soulfull Café serves coffee, pastries, sandwiches and desserts.

Yablonsky said the café is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed Sunday and Monday.

Yablonsky said he hopes to expand those hours, but he is taking things slowly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Main Street is an affordable housing community that opened this summer at 50 Monroe Place. Of its 70 units, one quarter are for adults with disabilities and the other 75% are for households making below the area’s median income.

Yablonsky said Soulfull Café’s staff will include people with disabilities who live in Main Street.

All Set staff starts barbecue food truck in Silver Spring

The staff of the restaurant All Set in downtown Silver Spring has started Money Muscle Barbecue, a food truck based at 8630 Fenton St.

The food truck offers brisket, pulled pork, chicken wings and turkey legs as its main items, as well as sandwiches. Most items are between $8 and $14.

The truck operates from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. according to its Facebook page.

The staff announced on Sept. 11 that it was open. The truck serves Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, the page states, and hopes to expand its operation to Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

The food publication Eater D.C. reported last week that All Set Managing Partner Edward Reavis and Owner Jennifer Meltzer spent $5,000 on a barbecue smoker.

Alcohol Beverage Services launches lotteries for spirits

Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services department will hold four lotteries this fall in which people can buy spirits. Maryland residents age 21 and older may enter.

Registration for the first lottery starts at noon on Sunday and runs through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 26.

There will be 109 bottles available for purchase, according to a press release. When the lottery closes, winners will be chosen from a random drawing, with the results posted online Oct. 1.

Winners will choose their top three preferences from the list of bottles available.

Bottles available for purchase in the first lottery are:

  • Blanton’s Gold – $139.99
  • Bombergers Declaration – $99.99
  • EH Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof – $79.99
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel – $39.99
  • Michter’s Rye 10YR – $139.99
  • Shenks Homestead Sour Mash – $89.99
  • Weller Single Barrel Bourbon – $59.99
  • Wild Turkey Master’s Keep BIB – $189.99
  • Yamazaki 18YR – $349.99

People can register here.

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