‘Summerlicious’ is an annual program at Northwood Village’s historic commercial center to enhance the economic vitality, quality of life, and pride of the community.
Northwood Village has always been a place to let your inner hippy spirit run free with a herd of cutting edge shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants mainly anchored along Northwood Rd. And even though the village is a bit off the entertainment hubs we frequently go around Clematis St. or Rosemary Square, for those in search of an enclave all over the city where peace and love are rife, the area delivers its pack of ultimate relaxed local culture, delicious cuisine, and unique finds.
So, this summer while you are looking for a local off-the-beaten-path spot, head up to Northwood Village and enjoy a ‘summerlicious’ day walking and exploring one of the most buzzed-about neighborhoods in the county where beloved mom-and-pops eateries and a funky selection of new and vintage items await.
And while you are there, you might want to take advantage of these offers by local merchants:
Cate & Co.
Forget Bed Bath & Beyond now.
You’ll love the affordable home decor collection of items that Cate & Co Home Boutique carries. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for the home decor enthusiast in your family or for yourself; mirrors, vases, picture frames, glass, and more.
Cate & Co. is offering 15% off any one item, July through August 10.
The boutique is located at 410 Northwood Road. Open 11 am to 5 pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Old Metal Classics
Rev up the experience of a fun day strolling around Northwood Village with a stop for food and a look at vintage motorcycles with a story to tell. Old Metal Classics has its own emerging charm. It is a cool spot to relish delicious European treats while enjoying a large vintage collection of rare bikes which are the visual attraction at the café.
Now through August, enjoy a pre-fixe menu for lunch, including a 3-course menu to choose from:
Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwich, or Soup & Quiche, and a Triple German Chocolate Cake. All for only $15. Can’t beat that, right?
Old Metal Classics is located at 431 Northwood Rd and it is open noon to 7 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.
This eatery is what the French call a buchons, a tiny bistro or family-run establishment, lacking in style and décor but infused with a welcoming, home-style atmosphere. Bistro Bistro serves a nice creation of Assiette de Charcuterie [cheeses and cold cuts] plus pates, soups, salads, quiches, and paninis like the French classic Croque Monsieur, which is prepared with their homemade butter brioche bread, Béchamel Sauce, Swiss and American Cheese, and served with a cup of soup or small house salad.
But they also have a unique selection of products from Canada and France on display that can be purchased: decor crafts, flavored olive oils, pickles, seasoning herbs, and wine among others.
Bistro Bistro is offering 15% off on these retail items, July through August 10.
They also serve a pre-fixe ‘Summerlicious’ lunch menu that includes soup or salad and a selection from their daily blackboard specials and a dessert. Hum, can you ask for more?
Location: 506 Northwood Road. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Stone Button Studio
You’ll be pleased to have found this local boutique for your home decor everyday needs.
If you frequently like to visit vintage stores, Stone Button Studio sells items that you will not find anywhere else, all at very reasonable prices. Among the many finds in this store, their collection of hand-painted stones is adorable enough to love the place. But you will also find a lot more, from jewelry to sea glass, beads, to fabrics, clothing to a large variety of vintage treasures, the space is tucked away with lots and lots of items.
And Inge, the store owner, is one of the most welcoming people you’ll ever meet.
Stone Button Studio is at 514 Northwood Road. Open daily from 10:30 to 4:30 pm.
If you visit July through August 10, get 15% off any one item.
‘Juuuicy’ Vegetarian Place
Recently opened at the West end of Northwood Rd, Juuuicy —a multi-use retail space— is an eatery wowing locals with a variety of Dominican-style vegetarian dishes.
For this year’s ‘Summerlicious’ program, they have a pre-fixe menu that includes an avocado sandwich (toasted gluten free organic bread with homemade guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, and Juuucy homemade Vegan cheese and a smoothie of your choice of flavor. All for $15.
And if you hop next door where Juuuicy has a large retail store with kids clothing, gifts, and accessories you can find valuable items and get up to 35% off your total purchase.
Juuuicy is located at 540 Northwood Road. Open daily.
‘Summerlicious’ program at Northwood Village is a fun reason to visit the district during summer each year for unique finds and food offers.