Wednesday, December 5, 2012
It's the mecca for good music and Mediterranean food, but what is your favorite item on their menu?
Each week New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt offers residents and people around DC a place to go and hear unique bands. But their food is also what draws a crowd. What would you recommend on their menu? The restaurant touts their lamb shank and the baked salmon with shrimp sauce, but their shawarma is also popular. Let us know what you would recommend off their menu in the comments section. Also review the restaurant here.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Meet stick artist Paul Downs and talk to colorist and painter Nicole Black.
The New Deal Café is hosting a public reception for stick artist Paul Downs and for painter and colorist Nicole Black from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Meet the artists and enjoy something from the wine and beer or as well. Downs and Black's work will remain on exhibit in the café until Nov. 5, with Black's art decorating the front and Down's creations adorning the back room. Paul Downs, Stick Artist Stick artist Paul Downs enjoys creating art made of sticks and natural elements collected from the trails and byways of Greenbelt. Many of his works show off the different colors and textures of the forest. Though nature and peace are the themes in many of his creations, for the first time Downs has mixed Halloween themes and humor to produce a…
Rock-n-roll hits, high-energy bluesy rock and an arts reception—waiting for you at the New Deal Café in Greenbelt, MD.
The New Deal Café is in the historic Roosevelt Center in the heart of Old Greenbelt. Take a look at the New Deal’s lunch and dinner menu if you want to grab a bite while listening. You can also sample the café's gourmet wine selection or beer on tap. This Weekend at the New Deal New Deal Café Music Coordinator Amethyst Dwyer Announces: Friday, Oct. 5 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Vikki and the Hitz. Covering the greatest rock-n-roll hits of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Kerq with Kevin Robinson. High-energy bluesy rock with amazing electric guitar. Kevin is truly amazing and is a must see. Sunday, Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Arts Reception with the Whiskey Darlings. On display at the New Deal Cafe through …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
We want to know your favorite dishes at this Greenbelt eatery.
If you want Mediterranean cuisine in Greenbelt, chances are good you'll head over to New Deal Cafe located at 113 Centerway in Greenbelt— but what do you order? Do you favor the hummus appetizer or the baklava dessert? Maybe you frequent New Deal Cafe for their beer selection or their Sunday brunch? Post your menu picks in the comment section below. And remember to rate the restaurant in our directory.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Music of the Grateful Dead, jazz, bossa nova, bebop, electric cello, and more—take a look at what the New Deal Café has in store for this weekend.
Greenbelt favorites and regulars will take the New Deal Café stage this weekend along with special guests the Wharf Rats on Friday and Djesben with Wytold on Saturday. Friday, Sept. 8, the Wharf Rats, a Grateful Dead jam band, will perform from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Wharf Rats aim to stay true to the spirit and music of the Grateful Dead while also mining the deep veins of other music genre, according to its My Space site. Saturday, Sept. 9, Djesben returns to the New Deal Café Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will be joined by special guest Wytold on electric cello. Djesben plays originals, jazz tunes, bebop, bossa nova, rock covers and improvisations. Wytold performs electric cello arrangements with progressive world rhythms. …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Djesben returns to the New Deal Café stage promising surprises and a special guest—Wytold.
Djesben returns to the New Deal Café Saturday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and will be joined by special guest Wytold on electric cello. Djesben promises some special surprises in an epic End-of-Summer show, on it's Facebook invite. Djesben plays originals, jazz tunes, bebop, bossa nova, rock covers and improvisations. And it's no secret that the New Deal and Djesben share a mutual affection. Wytold performs electric cello arrangements with progressive world rhythms and was recently chosen as an artist in residence for the Strathmore, according to Reverbnation, which also posts samples of Wytold's music. The New Deal Café generally requires no cover charge for entertainment, but encourages patrons to make donations to the performing artists. …
Friday, August 24, 2012
From zouk and jazz to reggae and low rock, take a look at what the New Deal Café has in store for this weekend.
Mbalax, neo-jazz, blues, alternative music and more at the New Deal Café in Greenbelt, MD, this weekend. FRIDAY John Guernsey plays jazz and blues piano. (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Sahel performs zouk, mbalax, samba, reggae and salsa. "A fantastic blend of African roots music with influences from around the world," says New Deal Music Coordinator Amethyst Dwyer." (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) SATURDAY Jazz Jam with Greg Meyer. Come take part in this community jam session. (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.) John Guernsey plays jazz and blues piano. (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Triage with Dark Dissolve will peform neo-jazz, alternative, and low rock music. (8 p.m. to 11 p.m.) SUNDAY Dr. Dave on the Piano will play an ecclectic mix of jazz, blues and R&B. (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Fresh from a sold out performance at Strathmore, artists bring their music and chants to the New Deal's stage in Greenbelt, MD.
Just back from a soldout tribute to songbird Eva Cassidy at Strathmore, Amikaeyla Gaston joins Ariana Lightningstorm as Oshun Gaia performs at the New Deal Café Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. KIVA also will take the stage with Oshun Gaia, after its successfual pairing as backup to Gaston at the popular Strathmore tribute, says New Deal Music Coordinator Amethyst Dwyer. "It will be a fabulous show that you don't want to miss," Dwyer says. Oshun Gaia and KIVA will share ancient indigenous chants and original songs from global traditions. "Oshun Gaia is the crux of where spirit meets flesh, sound meets soul, and water meets earth," its Facebook Page explains. "Join us as we travel through the lush harmonies, powerful drumming, and enchanting …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Following Greenbelt's "community living room" running laps around Washington music venue greats, WTOP reports its story.
The New Deal Café in Greenbelt received the most votes and is named "The Best" in WTOP's Top 10, according to WTOP. Being featured on the station's website and on the air Tuesday is part of winning. WTOP aired its program featuring the New Deal Tuesday morning on 103.5 FM and live on WTOP's website. The café's music coordinator, Amethyst Dwyer, tells WTOP that she was amazed, shocked and incredibly pleased to learn the café had won, WTOP reports. "It goes to show that you don't need a 2,000-seat amphitheater or a multi- million-dollar complex in order to showcase high quality music," she says, according to WTOP's feature story. "It is great to see a community rally around a local venue such as the New Deal Café," WTOP Director of Digital …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
With only two days to go, the New Deal increases the distances between "the little café that could" and metro-area music venue giants.
The New Deal Café in Greenbelt, MD, is a nose-bleed distance out of reach of the major league competition in WTOP's Best of Washington local music venue contest. With names like Strathmore, 930 Club, Ram's Head Tavern, and Wolf Trap as WTOP Top 10 competitors, as of Thursday morning, the cafe is in the lead with 370 votes. Its closest competitor, running at second, is the The Birchmere with 126 votes. Elated at the New Deal's showing, its Music Coordinator Amethyst Dwyer has taken to calling it—"the little café that could." "They definitely have a very passionate following," WTOP Director of Digital Media John Meyer said in an interview Thursday morning. Supporters nominated it with a lot of vigor, he said, "and it looks like that's …