8200 Dixon Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 

Silver Spring's new culinary collective from Chef/Restauranteur Akhtar Nawab, Solaire Social, has officially opened. This new 13,000 square-foot dining destination and bar features a collection of artisan concepts that provide a stage for chef-driven culinary concepts to showcase a curated experience enriched by diverse food and entertainment. In addition to the 40-seat bar and entertainment stage, the food vendors, chosen by Chef Akhtar, are a mix of people that make up the fabric of Silver Spring from Fried Chicken to Sushi, Thai, Indian, and Brazilian, to a Butcher and Deli, and African inspired ice cream. The current list includes: Just Chicken, Kabab 2 Go, Kati Roll Wala, Pau & Sophia's Thai Kitchen, Shuga x Ice, SOKO, Fire Pit Brazilian Cuisine & Barbecue, and Manna Sushi. For more information, visit their website here.

Photo by Scott Suchman