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“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.
If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!”
- l. carroll
March 26th, 2016
Last night I had the honor of photographing one of Silver Spring's most iconic restaurants, Jackie's, in its last Saturday night of operation. Jackie's and its cocktail bar Sidebar have been some of my favorite go-to's in the area since I discovered them a few years ago. As one door closes, another opens, and I look forward to checking out the next amazing place Jackie has in store.
Back to last night...
Jackie's and Sidebar were filled with longtime customers who wanted to get a final taste of these beloved gems in Silver Spring, even well into the evening after dinner. However, despite the crowd, last night felt like an intimate gathering of friends and family celebrating the good times had in Jackie's. Some guests clinked glasses to mark milestone birthdays while others flew from across the country to have their favorite dish one more time. Jackie weaved throughout the restaurant chatting with and thanking guests as they enjoyed what one customer called a "family reunion."
The staff throughout Jackie's and Sidebar was extremely busy as guests piled in throughout the night, but it was easy to see the love and nostalgia infused in their service. Delicious libations and dishes were crafted with care and then lit up the eyes of guests as they were introduced.
Over in Sidebar, guests piled in and grabbed handcrafted cocktails as artists from all over played through the night. I was able to grab my favorite Sidecar 76, soak in the energy of the crowd, and slip out for the breezy walk home.
It was a great night, and I look forward to adventuring to Petworth when Little Coco's opens.
Until the next adventure...
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