Loading Events

Join us for the second Columbia Pike Recipes for Recovery book & panel discussion event on August 26th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Arlington Central Library.

Columbia Pike Recipes for Recovery celebrates how food brought a community together during a time of need, keeping local restaurant owners in business and forging a path toward recovery. The Columbia Pike Partnership commissioned this publication from Arlington artist Sushmita Mazumdar, who gathered stories from the 22204 zip code, known as the “world in a zip code,” to create a collection of unique and diverse experiences.

Columbia Pike is home to over 60 unique restaurants, making the 22204 zip code a hub of diverse culinary excellence. When the Covid pandemic hit, our restaurants faced uncertainty and many challenges to stay afloat. Still, the community rallied around them with initiatives like Meals for Pathforward (formerly A-Span) and the Buy a Nurse Lunch Program. The latest program crowdsourced funds from the community to buy lunches from Columbia Pike restaurants and delivered them to frontline healthcare workers at VHC Health, VHC Health Pediatrics, the Arlington Free Clinic, and Mary Marshall Assisted Living during the most stressful months of the pandemic.

The hardcover book will be available for sale and will be signed by the author during the event. You can also buy it online on our website www.columbia-pike.org/recipes-for-recovery, or at the restaurants showcased in the book. The funds from the sale of this publication will go directly to support the restaurants of Columbia Pike.

Food samplings from the following Columbia Pike Restaurants will be available:

  1. Sabores Tapas I Spanish & Latin Fusion
  2. Cafe Sazon I South American
  3. Mpanadas I South American
  4. Takohachi I Japanese
  5. Damas Restaurant & Cafe I Ethiopian

This is a free event with limited capacity. Registration is required.

Go to Top