Attman's Deli could open as early as May in the Cabin John Shopping Center.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 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, a new restaurant in Bethesda takes center plate: One Meat: 4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant planned for the former Tragara space on Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, is expected to open its second floor this week for private parties. Many events already have been booked, according to general manager Bourke Floyd, Bethesda Patch reported. The restaurant, which is expected to be open for full dinner service in January, will serve modern American food with some French and Indian influences. "Our intention is not to be white tablecloth, fine dining, but to be sophisticated and fun at the same time," Floyd said. …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
CEO of Rockville-based nonprofit says there's more "gender equality" in the Free State.
By Kelsi Loos Capital News Service Stephanie Cohen, CEO of Golden & Cohen, a Gaithersburg-based insurance brokerage firm, for 23 years; and Ann Mitchell, CEO of Montgomery Hospice in Rockville for 14 years, are the facts behind the statistics: More women in Maryland worked as managers relative to other states in 2010. According to census data released Thursday, the portion of female managers and officials was 44.9 percent in Maryland, 4.3 points higher than the nation as a whole. The state ranked behind only Alaska in the proportion of women workers in that category. The fact that female managers are well-represented in Maryland does not mean that it has always been easy for Cohen and Mitchell to lead as women. Cohen said when she opened …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A new website helps drivers find a place to park downtown.
Fences are up and available parking is down in the lot in front of Regal Row, the retail strip anchored by the Regal Cinemas in Rockville Town Center. Construction is set to begin on a hotel, residential and retail project on the site of the parking lot bounded by East Middle Lane, East Montgomery Avenue, Monroe Street and Maryland Avenue. The pay-to-park lot, which reaches capacity with patrons of Regal’s 13 movie theaters and Town Center restaurants and businesses on weekends, has been reduced to just 150 spaces, said Rocio Snowdy, a neighborhood resource coordinator with the City of Rockville. Pricing at the lot will remain the same. In preparation for the construction, the city has been working with Rockville Economic Development, …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Rockville business organizations encourage a "shop local" approach that benefits nonprofits.
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses in and around Rockville that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its third year …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Get caught up with the latest in foodie news from 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, a pop-up concept at a Rockville cocktail bar takes center plate: One Meat: Quench, a destination cocktail bar in Rockville, is launching a new partnership program to host a series of pop-up restaurants within its walls on Sundays and Mondays to showcase new and upcoming chefs and culinary concepts. “We’re excited to let our space highlight the visions of other rising culinary stars in the area," said Michael Holstein, owner of Quench. "We started out thinking about the days the restaurant was closed, but it transformed into an opportunity to build some real fellowship with colleagues in the restaurant …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Cake shops, wedding venues expect to see part of $90 million boost from referendum's passage.
With the passage of Question 6 approving same-sex marriage, some financial analysts say believe that Maryland’s economy could see as much as a $90 million boost, according to a recent article in The Gazette. Mark Yost, president of the Maryland Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, quoted research from UCLA's Williams Institute that there could be $3.6 million in sales and lodging tax revenue, and $21 million per year from wedding-related businesses. Baltimore Business Journal spoke with Mary Alice Yetskey, the marketing director of Duff Goldman’s Charm City Cakes, who believes that her business will see a “much busier January” than normal. The story also quotes Mark Scurti, an attorney specializing in LGBT issues at Towson’s Pessin Katz …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Foodie and restaurant 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, a delayed restaurant opening in Bethesda takes center plate: One Meat: Popular airport wine bar Vino Volo pushed back the opening date of its first urban location—in Bethesda—to Nov. 16, Bethesda Patch reported: "The store was originally scheduled to open Friday, [Nov. 2,] but complications in shipping store merchandise caused by Hurricane Sandy have forced the business to push its opening day back one week, according to [a] Vino Volo public relations representative. "The restaurant menu will feature dishes already served at Vino Volo locations, including smoked salmon rolls and chorizo and chickpea chili, in…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Restaurant and foodie news from around Montgomery County and Washington, DC.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, chocolate takes center plate: One Meat: In its roundup of the best chocolatiers in the DC region, City Eats did not neglect Montgomery County, and included SPAGnVOLA in its list: At this Gaithersburg gem, chocolatier Crisoire Reid [turns] out 1,000 truffles a day made with beans from her home country, the Dominican Republic. The passion fruit packs a sweet punch that’s equally fruity and floral—a perfect reminder of Caribbean getaways. A chocolate-pistachio core is rolled in pale green pistachio dust to create a nutty sensation. And the Passion of the Sea truffle coats a 54% milk chocolate ganache with a 70% …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Ben & Jerry's owners thankful storm didn't leave outages like June's derecho.
As the last vestiges of Sandy swept through Rockville on Tuesday afternoon, Bonnie and Marc Sosin were setting up shop at their Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Rockville Town Center. It was the first time the couple could remember that a storm with the hype and the fury of Sandy didn’t knock out power to the store. “The derecho was no fun,” Marc Sosin said. “We had four days of no power and a huge insurance claim.” With that experience in mind the Sosins did not open for business on Monday. Instead, they spent Sunday and Monday preparing by moving ice cream out of the shop’s small display freezers and into other freezers packed with dry ice. Fortunately, it was all for naught. This time around, “The power never went out,” Bonnie Sosin said…