Thursday, July 7, 2016

Not Your Average Joe's Opening in Silver Spring, July 12th

From our friends at Not Your Average Joe's...

Not Your Average Joe's Opens in Silver Spring July 12

New England-based restaurant group expands new flavors to Ellsworth Place

Not Your Average Joe’s is coming to satisfy Silver Spring’s hunger for creative cuisine at a reasonable price. Not Your Average Joe’s will be another outstanding addition to the diverse restaurants at Ellsworth Place when the ribbon is cut on Tuesday, July 12 at 8661 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

Not Your Average Joe’s will satisfy cravings for all through their fresh, made from scratch, dishes. Those looking for a lighter, healthy fare will be pleased with Chicken Caprese, lemon and basil marinated grilled chicken with a salad of arugula, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and shaved romano cheese tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette. Seafood lovers will take delight with the Rosemary Skewered Scallops seared and served over a succotash of Israeli couscous, grilled corn, bacon and tomatoes with an orange-chipotle glaze. Not Your Average Joe’s continues to showcase contemporary twists on traditional favorites with the Mustard-Crusted Chicken BLT. This sandwich is far from ordinary, made with mustard and panko crusted chicken, country bacon, lettuce, tomato, tangy slaw, and lemon aioli on toasted ciabatta.

The newest Silver Spring restaurant menu changes with the seasons. The summer menu will be the featured menu once open in July and will last through October. On the summer menu they will be serving up Spiced-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin, a smoky paprika rubbed and grilled pork tenderloin, served with summer vegetable ratatouille and preserved lemon-mint couscous. Another dish on the menu is a summertime favorite, Chimichurri Flank Steak, marinated and grilled to perfection with chimichurri Mexican street corn and black bean rice. The Watermelon-Feta Salad, watermelon, feta cheese and candied pistachios tossed with arugula and spinach in a light lemon dressing, is a great option for guests opting for a lighter dish. Along with changing menu items, the restaurant boasts a robust gluten-free menu with a nice array of options.

The restaurant will be well equipped to accommodate over 200 guests, including a private dining space that can be reserved for special events. The full service bar will serve up an extensive list of craft cocktails, beer and wine. The Silver Spring location will be providing guests with an atmosphere unlike any other Not Your Average Joe’s. The restaurant takes pride in its distinctive light fixtures, eclectic bar stools, and unique booth fabrics making the dining scene hip yet casual.

The brand continues to give back to the communities in which it serves and the newest Silver Spring location will be partnering with the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, a nonprofit working to connect the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts through education. As part of the location’s pre-opening, the Not Your Average Cause program is set up to have guest donate to the charity instead of paying their bill. Donations in the past have exceeded ten thousand dollars and Not Your Average Joe’s Silver Spring is looking forward to tallying up the total and handing over the check to AFI at the ribbon cutting ceremony on July 12.

The Silver Spring location will be the sixth Not Your Average Joe’s to open in the Washington metropolitan area. Other restaurant locations include Leesburg, Reston and Woodbridge, Virginia, as well as in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, visit the Not Your Average Joe’s website.

About Not Your Average Joe’s:
Not Your Average Joe’s is a restaurant concept predicated on a dynamic trifecta: made-from-scratch dishes, affordable pricing and customer-driven service. Founded in 1994 by CEO Steve Silverstein, the brand has expanded its culinary footprint to 24 locations along the East Coast. Specializing in creative casual American cuisine, Not Your Average Joe’s also boasts an award-winning wine list and impressive beer selection all designed to meet customers’ needs and budgets. Locally, Not Your Average Joe’s is headquartered in Waltham, MA at 56 Market Place Drive. To learn more please visit