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Go Brent Agent Spotlight: Don Bunuan

Don Bunuan is a native Washingtonian and a 10-year Hyattsville resident. He spends lots of his free time shuttling kids to ballet and soccer but does love checking out local spots too. From Mt. Rainier to Hyattsville to Riverdale, here are a few of Don’s favorites!

Shortcake Bakery
Art Works Now
Maryland Meadworks

What are your go-to family-friendly spots in the area?

Arts Work Now – Fantastic non-profit featuring art classes and activities. Magruder Park – The heart of Hyattsville for families – lots of fields, city soccer league, tennis, playgrounds, baseball, and public pool.

What’s a great place to grab a bite?

Banana Blossom Bistro in Riverdale (Vietnamese) is a great recent addition with really good food. Chez Dior (homestyle Senegalese cooking) and Shagga Coffee (traditional Ethiopian), both on Route 1 in Hyattsville consistently get rave reviews for exceptional ethnic cuisine.

Local Brews/Distilleries. So many to choose from, but if you had to choose one: what’s your favorite go-to spot for a drink?

Maryland Meadworks, a very local neighborhood joint that features exceptional free music on weekends, as well as unique libations. Sangfroid Distillery, offers craft gin, brandy, and rye whiskey. And of course, Franklins!

Sangfroid Distillery
Banana Blossom Bistro
Magruder Park

What’s the best bakery in town? 

Shortcake Bakery, another locally owned Hyattsville small business, boasts fantastic baked treats.

What fun weekend activities do you enjoy? 

PG Pool – Amazing co-op pool in Mt. Rainier with non-stop summer activities, bands, social gatherings, swim team, and all-around great community pool.

Any other noteworthy places that you want to give a shout-out to? 

Town Center Market is the neighborhood social hub in Riverdale Park.  Excellent outdoor seating and the best beer and wine selection in the immediate area.

Hyattsville Hotspots

Been to Hyattsville lately?
The Gateway Arts District and the surrounding area offers you lots of great opportunities for food, beverages, and more! Check out Go Brent agent and local resident Don Bunuan‘s favorite local hangouts.

Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

Address: 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: franklinsbrewery.com

Located in the heart of historic Hyattsville MD, Franklins is Prince Georges County’s first microbrewery, and the only combination restaurant, brewery, and toy store in the world. Franklins is a gathering place with deep roots in the Hyattsville community.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Address: 4800 Rhode Island Ave Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: eatyourpizza.com

Chef/founder Ruth Gresser, started cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas in Dupont Circle over a quarter century ago. She planted this latest restaurant in a former florist shop. The fully renovated space has 55 seats inside plus another 18 outdoors; a folding window connects a five-seat bar posted on the patio to the interior.

Maryland Meadworks

Address: 4700 Rhode Island Ave. Suite B, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: facebook.com/marylandmeadworks

Maryland Meadwork’s crafts the highest quality, best tasting mead possible using natural processes and locally sourced ingredients. Maryland Meadworks combines ancient wisdom with modern knowledge to bring you a tantalizingly diverse selection of delicious mead.

Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Address: 4824 Rhode Island Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: streetcar82brewing.com

Why did they choose Hyattsville for their brewpub? In one word – community. Community is very important to these Gallaudet University grads. After graduating, they left to start careers in different parts of the country but they returned to Hyattsville to be part of this unique community. 

Vigilante Coffee Company

Address: 4327 Gallatin St. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: vigilantecoffee.com

These local Maryland based coffee roasters source beans directly from farms all over the world and through our existing import/export relationships. Maintaining the highest standards when sourcing coffees, they seek to maintain farm direct, organic, and fair trade practices whenever possible.

Magruder Park

Address: 3911 Hamilton St. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: hyattsville.org

Hyattsville’s major park facility, Magruder Park. Located at 40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, the park offers 32 acres of fun.

Town Center Market

Address: 4705 Queensbury Rd. Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Website: towncentermarket.net

Whether enjoying a cold one on the patio or picking up staple groceries, you’ll love shopping at Town Center Market. After a century on Riverdale Road, the new Town Center Market (formerly known as Dumm’s Corner Market) opened in this new, ultra-modern location.

The area continues to grow with more businesses, including a new branch of Silver Spring’s own Denizens Brewery coming to Riverdale Park.