Blue Heron Pub

Riderwood’s newest dining venue a hot spot on campus

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March 26th, 2020
Residents and staff gathered earlier this year to celebrate the grand opening of the Blue Heron Pub, Riderwood’s newest on-site restaurant.

Residents and staff gathered earlier this year to celebrate the grand opening of the Blue Heron Pub, Riderwood’s newest on-site restaurant. 

The people who live at Riderwood often say that one of the best things about life at the community is that they no longer have to spend so much time grocery shopping, cooking, and cleaning. While the maintenance-free apartment homes include kitchens, many community members choose to dine at the on-site restaurants, where they can leave the cooking and cleaning to the staff. And now there is one more option when it comes to mealtime at Riderwood.

The community recently celebrated the grand opening of the Blue Heron Pub, which serves a variety of meal options, including smoked marinated Cornish hen with Jack Daniels barbeque glaze; lamb shepherd’s pie; and a bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado spread on wheat berry bread.

Joint effort

“What an exciting day for everyone who lives here at Riderwood,” says Riderwood Executive Director Gary Hibbs. “Riderwood residents were not only involved in helping to choose the name of The Blue Heron Pub—one of eight restaurants here at Riderwood—but they also helped select the furniture and plan the menu. The staff and residents have worked very hard together to open this restaurant, and it was wonderful to all celebrate together.”

Riderwood’s other on-site restaurants range from casual cafés to more formal spaces for special occasions. The Windsor Room, for example, is a favorite spot for community members to treat their families to Sunday brunch or a dinner buffet complete with the chef’s signature desserts. For an on-the-go breakfast, residents, staff, and guests can stop by Village Nook for croissants and bagels as well as coffee, tea, and espresso drinks. The Potomac Café offers salads, deli wraps, and made-to-order sandwiches and is the perfect venue for a quick lunch or casual dinner. At the Overlook, guests can look forward to pasta, steak, and seafood dishes delivered to the table by knowledgeable servers. 

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