Small Bites: Henry’s Sweet Retreat Opens Shop at Imagination Stage

Small Bites: Henry’s Sweet Retreat Opens Shop at Imagination Stage

Plus: Giant food stores kicks off three-week Thanksgiving Day food drive; City Perch Kitchen + Bar offers Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet to pair with movie

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Henrys Sweet Retreat

Imagination Stage welcomes new partner Henry’s Sweet Retreat at Saturday ribbon-cutting ceremony

Imagination Stage unveiled a newly renovated lobby area Saturday evening during a ribbon-cutting ceremony that features a sweet shop operated by Henry’s Sweet Retreat, a Bethesda candy store and dessert bar, and a new children’s interactive zone. The renovations were partly funded by the state of Maryland, and several state and county dignitaries were on hand for the ceremony, according to a press release from the theater.

The new sweet shop will serve coffee, baked goods, candy and newly tested items, including flavored popcorn and fudge.

“This is sort of a second location, only on a much smaller scale,” Henry’s Sweet Retreat owner Patty Craver said. “It’s local businesses working together. The coffee we sell, Bump ‘n Grind, is from Silver Spring.” Henry’s Sweet Retreat’s main location is at 4823 St. Elmo Ave.

The theater’s new lobby area  with a “modern family-focused design,” called the Imagination Zone, provides a space for kids and parents and caregivers to explore with educational and creative play, according to Imagination Stage.

“Kids can try their hand at costume design, learn a dance from Cinderella, share their opinion on the show, explore books, and more,” the press release said.

Giant Food stores kicks off three-week food drive for Thanksgiving

Giant Food stores throughout the Mid-Atlantic region kicked off a three-week Thanksgiving Day food drive Nov. 1 by placing “Hunger Boxes” throughout the chain’s stores for customers to purchase and donate to needy families through its partner, Feeding America Food Bank. The drive runs through Nov. 23, according to a company press release.

On Tuesday Giant Food also will donate 1,000 turkeys to Feeding America. The turkeys will be dispersed through Feeding America’s five Maryland affiliates: The Maryland Food Bank, Capital Area Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware and Fredericksburg Food Bank.

Pike & Rose’s City Perch Kitchen + Bar pairs Thanksgiving Day dinner buffet with the movies

City Perch Kitchen + Bar at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose development is encouraging diners to pair dinner with a movie on Thanksgiving Day by offering a dinner buffet and discounted rates for iPic Access members, according to a restaurant press release.

City Perch, a seasonal, American-style restaurant located next to the iPic Theatres, will serve appetizers and first course options—including bisque, a seafood dish and salads—along with traditional Thanksgiving dinner staples and classic holidays desserts for $58 per adult and $20 for children 12 years and under. A children’s menu will include different types of sliders, fried chicken fingers and mac and cheese. The price for iPic Access members is $48 per adult, and movie tickets are not included in the dinner prices.

The movie theater will be showing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Instant Family and other movies – to be announced – throughout Wednesday and Thursday.

Dinner will be from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and reservations are required. City Perch’s regular menu will be unavailable.


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