Saturday, March 2, 2013
Restaurant news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in and around Rockville each week, with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, a new jazz and blues supper club in Bethesda takes center plate. One meat: The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club (7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda) opened on March 1 in a circa-1938 Art Deco movie house, Bethesda Patch reported. The club underwent a $6 million renovation by the Bozutto group in 2007. To that, operators added a two-level, 1,800-square-foot kitchen and a 35-foot bar that will serve beer, wine and cocktails. The theater seating was replaced with two tiered levels of table seating for 300 and 200 theater seats to the rear of the space, Bethesda Patch added. The menu features Creole and American cuisine, and will include …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Corporate office is mum amid reports of empty shelves and similar stories at other locations.
Magruder’s is closing, employees of the Rockville-based supermarket chain, a Washington institution for more than 130 years, told customers on Tuesday. While employees at the Rockville store echoed the message heard by customers at other Magruder’s locations across the region, the local chain’s corporate offices remained silent. Rumors of the pending closure are true, a manager of the Magruder’s in Gaithersburg told Gaithersburg Patch. "[Corporate] didn't come and tell us where and when is going to be the final day, but it is going away," said the manager, who asked not to be identified. Pat and Ted Reuther arrived at the Rockville store in College Plaza on Tuesday afternoon and asked an employee greeting them at the entrance if the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's time to place your 2013 cookie order!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Thursday, January 10
Since 1917, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been selling baked goods to raise funds to support local community service projects, maintain Girl Scout camps, develop programs and provide financial support to girls in need. Last year, in the Washington, DC, area alone, more than 4.5 million boxes of cookies were sold. While scouts still sell cookies door-to-door, the Girl Scouts have gone high-tech in the last few years, offering the "Cookie Club" website—which allows scouts to sell cookies via email—and launching the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app so that one is never more than a few clicks away from one's favorite cookies: So, we want to know, what is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and why?
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.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Foodie news from around Montgomery County and adjacent 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, the closure of a popular Bethesda steakhouse takes center plate: One Meat: Unsuccessful rental negotiations caused Divino Lounge—an Argentinian steakhouse in Bethesda—to close its doors for good, Bethesda Patch reported. After 10 years, the popular restaurant has vacated its Wisconsin Avenue location, and a "for rent" sign hangs above the space. Divino's owners had this to say about the closure on the restaurant's website. The restaurant's message ended on a hopeful note: Finally, for those who have enjoyed our food, I say goodbye with this message: WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!! Read more on Bethesda Patch. Three…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Foodie news from around Montgomery County and adjacent 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, fresh juice takes center plate: One Meat: Amy Waldman, the owner of Bethesda's Purée Artisan Juice Bar that opened about a year ago, has launched a home delivery service—and with it a vegan commercial kitchen based in Kensington, Potomac Patch reported. The home delivery service of the fresh, raw juices (useful for those going on a juice fast) required additional production space. Finding no commercial kitchen space for rent that was suitable for vegan, raw food production, Waldman opened up her own commercial kitchen. Other vegan food businesses already are renting space in it, Potomac Patch added. Read …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Rockville-based center has helped more than 1,200 budding Montgomery County entrepreneurs.
Two years in, the Rockville Women’s Business Center is providing counseling, resources, training and other business development support to entrepreneurs whom officials said demonstrate the changing way women are approaching business ownership. Last week, the center marked its second anniversary with a celebration at VisArts at Rockville Town Square featuring elected officials, business leaders and local success stories from among the more than 1,200 entrepreneurs served by the center so far. The celebration recognized the success of entrepreneurs through their stories and through the center’s service numbers. Click here to see RWBC’s first two years in numbers. The center “has a real and tangible impact on local entrepreneurs, helping …
The center has aided business development and spurred hiring in Montgomery County.
The Rockville Women’s Business Center celebrated its second anniversary on Dec. 6. The center provides counseling, resources, training and other business development support to entrepreneurs, including a recently launched website featuring online business courses. To date it has hosted 97 business workshops and served more than 1,200 entrepreneurs. Here’s a look, by the numbers, at who those entrepreneurs are and how successful they’ve been: Who’s participating in RWBC programs? 88 percent are women. 49 percent are age 36 to 50. 33 percent are older than 50. 54 percent are already in business. 87 percent have home-based businesses. 82 percent are from businesses with less than $100,000 in annual earnings. How has RWBC helped …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Want to try a champion burger? How about a grilled-cheese-and-lobster sandwich? Or maybe sweetbreads and tongue? Find them all in this week's column.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, a famed deli's move to Montgomery County takes center plate: One Meat: A second location for Baltimore’s famed Attman’s Deli will open in May at the Cabin John Shopping Center in Potomac. "According to Marc Attman, the Montgomery County location has been years in the making, after numerous Potomac locals made the hour-long trek to Baltimore for a Pastrami sandwich and to hint that a closer location would be welcomed with open arms," Potomac Patch reported. "People have asked us for years to come to Potomac," Attman told Potomac Patch. "They come into Baltimore for the deli, for catering, and always wish we…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Investigators are probing the cause of a fire that started on a loading dock Friday night.
- POLICE & FIRE
- On The Gazette
Wednesday, December 5, 2012