Friday, September 28, 2012
Foodie news from around 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 organic grocery takes center plate: One Meat: Dawson's Market opens this weekend—on Sept. 29—in Rockville Town Square, Rockville Patch reported. The store is "a locally focused, independent, natural foods market," according to its website. “Local is what we’re all about,” Becky Lakin, marketing director for the store, told Bethesda Magazine. "It remains to be seen how much nearby produce will be available in the dead of winter, but the 100-mile radius the store has set for its 'local' designation also includes meats, cheeses, beer, wine, and other goods. There’s also a 'regional' category that widens the …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The former president's keynote touches on economic issues faced by the county.
If you were watching President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, you may have experienced a strange sense of déjà vu. Addressing Charlotte convention-goers and a national television audience, several of Clinton’s statements echoed recent addresses to the Montgomery County Council by economists and education and job creation experts: America needs new jobs, but these jobs won’t look like the economy of old. “There are already more than 3 million jobs open and unfilled in America, mostly because the people who apply for them don’t yet have the required skills to do them,” Clinton said. “So even as we get Americans more jobs, we have to prepare more Americans for the new jobs that are actually going to be created. “…
Monday, July 30, 2012
After four years, store owners decide to close.
Update: July 30 The owners of Living Ruff are officially closing down their shop in a week. In a Facebook post they say "sales up to 70% off, plus awesome antique furniture and fixtures for sale." Original: July 12, 4:40 p.m. Silver Spring residents will have one less pet store as a resource once Living Ruff closes its doors at the end of July. The pet store has become a cornerstone in the community for pet owners who need help finding resources for their pets, including tips and tricks to make their pooches behave. In an email to customers this week, owners Ron and Jessica Simon said they had mixed emotions. Part of the email read: It has been our extreme pleasure serving you, your pets, and the Silver Spring community the past four …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Tell us what your favorite dish from this local Silver Spring business.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The airdate was pushed back by a week.
Silver Spring residents eager to get a glimpse of Pirates Tavern on Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" will have to wait an extra week. The show's second season will launch with the Silver Spring restaurant on Sunday, July 29. The original airdate was July 22. Viewers will have a treat in store for them as well: Instead of one episode, they will get two. The episodes are set to start at 9 p.m. Curious why the restaurant returned back to its roots after it was renovated? The owner gives Silver Patch the scoop in: Piratz Tavern Puts An End to Corporate Makeover.
This week in foodie news from around Montgomery County and nearby neighborhoods of DC: restaurant closures, a great vegetarian pick and new life for an old restaurant.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with 1 Meat, 3 Sides. This week, restaurant closures take center plate: One Meat: Bethesda's Haandi and Sweet Basil will close in August. They are "the latest casualties of redevelopment on Bethesda’s Fairmont Avenue," reported Bethesda Magazine. (Foong Lin, at the corner of Fairmont and Norfolk avenues, is scheduled to close on July 31, as reported in last week's 1 Meat, 3 Sides column.) "A new apartment building with underground parking and street level retail space will replace that stretch of the street. Construction is slated to begin in late 2012, according to a representative from JBG, the developer of the project," Bethesda Magazine …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Where can you find the best spa in greater Silver Spring?
Friday, June 22, 2012
A roundup of 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, the big barbecue showdown takes center plate: One Meat: Or—rather—lots of meat, which will be sizzling away this weekend at the 20th annual Safeway Barbecue Battle. Eighteen different vendors are lined up for the event, including Better than Carolina BBQ, Hill Country (which does Texas-style barbecue), Pork Barrel BBQ, Memphis Barbeque and Caribbean Corner (formerly RY Caterers)—the selection is pretty broad, so you're sure to find some style of barbecue that you like. And, the Kettle Corn Guys will be there, appeasing the vegetarians. (Vegans may enjoy the live music and cooking demonstrations.) The meaty …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The episode is set to debut on Spike TV July 22.
Spike TV’s Bar Rescue starts its second season in July and Silver Spring’s Piratz Tavern is in the first episode, but the transformation is not at all what bar owners here expected. During the promotional video, the host John Taffer tells Piratz employees that, “fixing bars is easy, fixing people is tough.” His brash approach to management ruffles feathers along the way. Archer—an employee at Piratz Tavern—got into a disagreement with Taffer and they throw verbal daggers. Taffer tells Archer that he doesn’t appreciate his smirk and asks if the restaurant owner’s nearly $1 million debt was funny. Archer replies that he doesn’t appreciate a grow man yelling at the top of his lungs at adults like they are children. In February, Taffer came to…
Friday, June 15, 2012
This week, crab cakes take center plate, surrounded by news of a new lobster restaurant, bacon sundaes and a good showing by Montgomery County restaurants in a "most valuable restaurants" list.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, D.C., neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, Maryland "crab fakes" take center plate: One Meat: What's behind our state's signature dish? Not a whole lot of home-grown muscle, it turns out. When it comes to Maryland crab cakes, "the little-known truth is that our region’s signature dish is rarely regional. More than 43 million pounds of crab meat are imported into Maryland each year, but the Maryland crab meat industry only produces about 700,000 pounds. That means less than 2 percent is from Maryland," Washington City Paper reported. "The rest [of the crab meat served in the state] is shipped in from Venezuela, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, …