Foodie News: Cajun Creole, Famed Deli, Honey Pig Coming Soon

Also: Updates on Benny's and Sugar & Ice, photos from Taste of Wheaton and where to go for a free kids meal at a sit-down restaurant.

Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and nearby Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, an American Cajun Creole restaurant coming to Gaithersburg takes center plate.

One meat:

J. Marie—a restaurant featuring American Cajun Creole cuisine, a full bar, live weekend entertainment from local jazz and blues bands, to karaoke night—is coming to Lakeforest Mall, Gaithersburg Patch reported.

The restaurant relocated from Hyattsville, MD, in order to move closer to the majority of its customers, who were mostly traveling from Montgomery County, according to Gaithersburg Patch.

Three sides:

Two months after opening, Benny's Bar and Grill in the Cabin John Shopping Center in Potomac is doing brisk business and planning for the future. Breakfast and a take-out counter are in the works, and owner Benson Fischer recently ordered a new french fry cutter to keep up with the demand for the restaurant's freshly made french fries. Read more on Potomac Patch. 


Popular -based Korean barbecue chain Honey Pig Gooldaegee Korean Grill is coming to Germantown. The owner says it’s certain but won't say when yet, The Washington Post "confirmed."

Washingtonian magazine listed Honey Pig as one of its favorite cheap eats in 2012—its food writer was a fan of the galbi (seasoned short ribs). Read more on Germantown Patch.


The Taste of Wheaton took place on Sunday, June 9. Check out the mouthwatering photo gallery on Wheaton Patch.


New candy shop Sugar & Ice opened Friday, June 7, in Chevy Chase, filling one of the long-vacant storefronts on Friendship Heights' Wisconsin Circle with bright color and sweet treats. This modern take on the classic candy shop sells candies, chocolates, snow cones, Moon Pies and more, with gelato coming soon, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch reported.

Coming soon:

Popular Baltimore deli ("98 years in the making") Attman's Delicatessen—whose second location originally was slated to open in Potomac's Cabin John Shopping Center this spring—may open this month, or perhaps later, Bethesda Magazine reported.

When Potomac Patch stopped by the storefront on Wednesday, the interior appeared to be shaping up nicely, with work crews building a serving area and other features.

Kids eat free:

Just across the border into Washington, DC, Rosa Mexicano in Chevy Chase (5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW) recently launched a "Kids Eat Free" dinner, available Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m.

The offer is valid only at Rosa Mexicano's Chevy Chase location. Children 10 years old and younger get a complimentary meal with the purchase of any adult entrée, according to the restaurant.

For their entrée, kids may choose to order a quesadilla (chicken, cheese or steak), Mexican pizza or chicken fingers, all of which are served with sweet potato fries, mixed vegetables, churros and milk or a juice box.


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