A Book Featuring Stories of Columbia Pike Restaurants During the Covid Pandemic

ARLINGTON, VA – 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.

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 is proud to announce a new book commissioned from Arlington artist Sushmita Mazumdar. Sushmita has gathered stories from the 22204 zip code, known as the “world in a zip code,” to create a collection of unique and diverse experiences.

Join us for the Columbia Pike Recipes for Recovery Book Launch on April 14th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Columbia Pike LibraryThe 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.

Participant restaurants:

  • The Celtic House
  • Rincome Thai (Recently Closed)
  • Atilla’s (Relocated)
  • Supreme Hot Pot
  • Takohachi Japanese Restaurant
  • Burritos Bro’s
  • Idido’s Coffe & Social House
  • Los Chamacos
  • Boru Ramen
  • Bethel Café
  • Greens ‘N’ Teff
  • Ruthie’s All-Day
  • The Kitchen of Purpose
  • Queen Mother’s
  • Pho Saigon Pearl R&B
  • Meda Coffee & Kitchen

Experience the Pike’s vibrant food scene through the eyes, ears, and mouths of those who call it home.

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

This event is brought to you in collaboration with

Arlington Arts
Columbia Pike Library Branch