Not Your Average Joeâ€™s to Feature Outdoor Seating Area
Not Your Average Joeâ€™s restaurant, due to open in mid-June in the space previously occupied by Chicken Out, has proposed to build a 1,250-square-foot outdoor seating venue in the open area to the left side of the restaurant.
â€śWe are replicating the dining room feel but for outdoor dining. The chairs and tables are all artisan-made. The structure is made from heavy white oak beams. It will be extremely cool,â€ť said Jennifer Brissette, marketing director for Not Your Average Joeâ€™s.
Streetsense, an architectural firm based in Bethesda, is responsible for designing the outside space. The company includes designers and architects and is â€śinspired by the desire to create distinctive places.â€ť Streetsense has an impressive design portfolio and has created spaces for Dolce & Gabbana, Starbucks and Ritz-Carlton, among others.
Not Your Average Joeâ€™s plans to remove the existing brick exterior and replace it with a new metal and glass storefront. A canvas canopy will be attached to new wood posts and beams, and the space will include new metal planters and wood posts along the outdoor seating area in order for the restaurant to meet the Montgomery County liquor control ordinance requirements to serve alcohol outside.
The new canopy and trellis structure will include fold down side â€śflapsâ€ť to allow for seasonal outdoor dining. In addition, Not Your Average Joeâ€™s will make hardscape and landscape improvements to enhance the appearance of its corner of the Kentlands Square Shopping center.
44 Sports Bar
As of June 4, 44 Sports Bar & Grill in Kentlands Downtown is closed for business. “It has been our pleasure to serve the Kentlands community for the last nine months. We appreciate the support that you have shown to us, our staff and the many great bands that have played at 44 Sports Bar & Grill,” stated a post from 44 owners Tony Massenburg and Lanie Nikes on the restaurant’s Facebook page June 5. “Please understand that this decision is one that is not made without careful thought and consideration.”
Senior Portraits With a Twist
Phil Fabrizio has been photographing student athletes and taking action portraits for more than 25 years. Heâ€™s been a photographer for The Town Courier for the last four. Now his goal is to expand his portfolio to include senior portraits â€” with a twist.
Fabrizioâ€™s plan is to expand on the idea of the traditional senior portrait by creating a â€śsenior year portraitureâ€ť package. He will follow a student throughout his or her senior year and not only photograph the senior portrait, but photograph the student engaging in his extracurricular sports, art and other activities as well. At the end of the year, he will create an album or book including the photographs he has taken throughout the year, as well as any personal photographs the student would like to add to the album.
In order to build his portfolio, Fabrizio would like to choose five students, due to graduate in 2013, and offer the senior portraiture package to each of them free of charge. He will waive the sitting fees and include one photograph. The students may attend any high school in the area.
Fabrizio would like to interview students for this project to ensure they are involved in several activities that will help to showcase his talents and add to his portfolio. Parents of potential participants may contact Phil to discuss the process at email@example.com.
To view Fabrizioâ€™s work, please visit http://sugarloafphoto.smugmug.com/.