Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Rockville restaurants among the additions.
With the start one week away, DC Restaurant Week aficionados know that now is the time to start planning. Over 200 DC-area restaurants will participate in Washington’s Restaurant Week on Feb. 4-10. With three-course meals costing $20.13 at lunch and $35.13 for dinner, restaurant week gives Washington diners a chance to sample some of the area’s finest restaurants for a fraction of the cost. We’ve listed here a few of the local participants around Montgomery County. For a full list of Restaurant Week vendors, visit the event website here. In Rockville In Bethesda In Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights In Potomac Those of you who are new to Restaurant Week might want to check out the Washingtonian’s tips to get the most out of your meals.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Chef Geoff's and La Tasca among Montgomery County participants.
Now is the time to start planning for DC Restaurant Week. Over 200 DC-area restaurants will participate in this year's celebration of cuisine from Feb. 4 to 10, including Rockville restaurants Chef Geoff's and La Tasca. Three-course meals cost $20.13 for lunch and $35.13 for dinner, giving Washington diners a chance to sample some of the area’s finest restaurants for a fraction of the cost. Here are a few of the Montgomery County participants. Click here for a full list of participants. In Bethesda In Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights In Rockville New to Restaurant Week? Check out Washingtonian magazine’s tips to get the most from your meals.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Moco Mojo has a lot to tell about these vibrant 500 square miles we call home.
Are you partial to Chevy Chase or Bethesda? It's not like the border dispute between Gaithersburg and Rockville earlier this summer. But why not stir up a little trouble? "Exceptionally livable" is how website AreaVibes describes Chevy Chase, giving it the following marks: That F might have something to do with the approximate median list price of Chevy Chase houses, which is $1.2 million. Even with that mark against it, AreaVibes gave Chevy Chase a "Livability Score" of 87, while Bethesda received an 84. What if the criteria were best cupcakes? Which would come out ahead then? You decide. Cruiser Blues Nearly a third of Montgomery County’s police cruisers were called off the road last week because two officers found themselves with …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Foodie news from Montgomery County and neighboring Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, a new eatery with 1940s flair takes center plate: One Meat: A new restaurant set to open in January in the Cabin John Shopping Center in Potomac will have a retro, 1940s theme, Potomac Patch reported: Benny Fischer promises big portions and reasonable prices when he opens Benny’s Bar and Grill ... [which will] honor Fischer’s late grandfather, Benny Bortnick, a presence in the DC wrestling scene in the 1940s. The casual, sit-down eatery will be the culmination of 30 years of experience in the restaurant and food service industries, Fischer told Potomac Patch. The menu will be comprised of steaks, chops, …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The chef behind Rockville's newest restaurant is headed north in January.
Chef Geoff Tracy—owner and mastermind behind six Washington, DC-area restaurants, including the new Chef Geoff's Rockville—is moving to New York City. Tracy's wife, Norah O'Donnell, recently accepted a new job as co-host of CBS This Morning, a morning news show the network started earlier this year to replace its "perennially last place morning show, then called The Early Show,"The New York Times reported. But, fans are not to worry. The restaurants that bear his name—and two Tracy-owned establishments that don't—will continue to operate, with Tracy checking in frequently. Tracy, who has lived in the Washington area since 1991, told Washington City Paper that this was "an opportunity that as a family we just can't give up." He added that …
The popular DC restauranteur is opening a new location on Rockville Pike.
Chef Geoff Tracy is on the move. The Washington, DC restaurateur is set to open his sixth restaurant—and fourth Chef Geoff’s—in Rockville on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Tracy is moving to New York City, where his wife, television journalist Norah O’Donnell, recently began a new gig as co-anchor of CBS This Morning. Tracy still will be checking in on his DC restaurants. (He plans to stay in DC fulltime until January as the Rockville restaurant gets up to speed.) Meanwhile, Chef Geoff’s Rockville is “staffed and ready to open,” said Meghan McCourt, human resources director for the restaurant group. The restaurant will occupy the former longtime home of Houston’s steak house and the short-lived Againn Tavern, at 12256 Rockville Pike. It will …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Restauranteur Geoff Tracy brings his popular take on American cuisine to Rockville Pike.
Chef Geoff’s is coming to Rockville. The restaurant group opened its first location in 2000 and has since made a name—that of owner Geoff Tracy—serving contemporary American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. The new Rockville location will open on Sept. 12, Tracy announced on his website. Chef Geoff's Rockville will occupy the former home of Houston’s and the short-lived Againn Tavern, at 12256 Rockville Pike. Tracy hinted about a Rockville location via Twitter in July 2011. Last month, Patch’s “1 Meat, 3 Sides” column cited a Zagat report that the opening was imminent. On Tuesday, Chef Geoff’s fans received emails inviting them to buy a limited number of tickets (so limited, they were sold out by early Wednesday) to a “soft opening” on …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Foodie news from around Montgomery County and nearby neighborhoods in Washington, DC.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, restaurant news in downtown Bethesda takes center plate: One Meat: In downtown Bethesda, Uptown Deli on Norfolk Avenue has closed, and the Indian restaurant Haandi will soon take over the space, Bethesda Patch reported. Haandi will close its Fairmont Avenue location on Aug. 31 ahead of the groundbreaking of a 17-story high-rise that will have 236 rental units, 6,500 square feet of ground floor retail and more than three levels of below-grade parking. Additional restaurants Sweet Basil and Foong Lin also will close ahead of the Fairmont Avenue construction, Bethesda Patch added. Read more on Bethesda Patch …