Honey Pig has officially opened in Rockville (12015-G Rockville Pike). The Korean BBQ restaurant, known for tabletop grilling, know has 5 locations (one other MoCo location, in Germantown).
Though the restaurant doesn’t offer an all-you-can-eat option like its main competitor in the area, Iron Age, it does offer later hours. According to the Honey Pig Facebook page, the hours of operation will be as follows:
Sun-Thurs 10:00AM to 2:00AM Fri&Sat 10:00AM to 4:00AM
In February, we told you that Slapfish was coming to Rockville (10255 Rockville Pike). The restaurant has announced they’ll be opening in mid-July.
The “modern seafood shack” is a fast casual restaurant with locations primarily on the west coast and Southwestern United States. It has been called “the Chipotle of Seafood.”
The Rockville location will be their first on the east coast and will be joining Cava and Honeygrow at Montrose Crossing. These very strong fast casual restaurants will quickly help us forget about Timpano Italian Chophouse, the restaurant that was demolished to make way for the current structure that is home to the fast-casual eateries.
Slapfish is planning on opening over a dozen Mid-Atlantic locations in the coming years.
The Slapfish menu can be found here: www.slapfishrestaurant.com
Per the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery press release:
“Immerse and educate yourself in the rich culture of the African American experience during Heritage Days June 23rd and 24th at the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery located at 18524 Brooke Road in the historic Freeman’s Village of Sandy Spring, Maryland.
On Saturday, June 23rd, the museum will open our FREE Heritage Day celebration with a Libation ceremony at noon led by Maxine Holland noted historian. The ceremony commemorates our ancestors on whose shoulders we have stood, honor the struggle of our ancestors, and gives us strength for the continuing struggles ahead and uplifts future generations to continue to achieve greatness.
On both June 23rd and 24th, each guest will have the opportunity to make a quilt square that represents their family, themselves and/or the heritage of our amazing community. All materials will be supplied at no charge. The quilt will be sewn and unveiled on Emancipation Day, November 2018.
Sunday, June 24th the museum will be celebrating the heritage of African American Music with a festival style concert highlighting the importance and history of African-American music and musicians that have helped the country to dance, to express our faith through song, to march against injustice, and to defend our country's enduring promise of freedom and opportunity for all. The concert will take the listener on a walk-through time beginning with a traditional drumming circle followed by gospel, call songs of the underground railroad, music of the civil rights movement, Caribbean rhythms, jazz, and R & B classics.
The Sandy Spring Slave Museum will also offer guided and self-guide tours during Heritage Days
that will provide insights into history from Africa through the middle passage, the salvation of the Underground Railroad, the struggle for civil rights and the heritage of African American families for whom Montgomery County is home, that will engage and stimulate community conversation bringing people together. Guests can tour our full-sized replica of a slaving clipper ship, a replica of the boyhood home of Nelson Mandela, a historic log, cabin circa 1895, relocated from Olney Md to the museum grounds, and many more artifacts, art and treasures of the experiences of Black life.
Numerous information and food vendors will be participating in our Heritage Day celebration including local Sandy Spring vendors Tom Farquhar (Sandy Spring Farm) and Dani Smith (Bad Azz Bakery) whose families were founding members of the community, Norma Brooks (NJB Basket of Jewels) local folk artist and designer, Sistah Circle drummers, The African American Health Program, and much more!
For more information a complete listing can be found on the Sandy Spring Museum website,
Below you’ll see some images from the museum.
Tim Sweeney created Epic Games (then known as Potomac Computer Systems) while he was a mechanical engineering student at the University of Maryland, commuting between his dorm in College Park and his parents home in Potomac.
Sweeney was born and raised in Potomac, graduating from Winston Churchill High School in 1988. His first game, ZZT, was made on his computer at his parents home in Potomac, when he'd commute home on the weekends from College Park. It's considered responsible for the early growth of the company when it was made in 1991.
In 1992, the company name was changed to Epic MegaGames and Sweeney worked hard to grow from a one-person operation to a company with 50 employees by 1997. In 1999, they dropped the "Mega" and Epic Games relocated to Cary, North Carolina.
Since then, the company has created successful games like the Gears of War series and most recently, Fortnite.
Fortnite now has over 125 million users and has generated over $300 million worth of in-game sales.
Last September we reported that MoCo would be getting its first Shake Shack when we found out the New York City based burger chain signed a lease in Cabin John Village (Potomac).
Earlier today I had the opportunity to check out some of the progress made and was informed that Cabin John Village is expecting the first MoCo Shake Shack to open this fall.
Check out the other changes coming to Cabin John Village this fall.
To celebrate the end of the school year, teachers will get a complimentary Buy One, Get One ticket that’s valid for a drink at The Beach in Pike & Rose from 4pm-7pm on Friday, 6/15!
The Beach at Pike & Rose honors our teachers this Friday and invites them to celebrate the last day of school at The Beach Bar! On Friday, teachers are invited to pick-up a complimentary Buy One, Get One Beach Bar ticket, and kick back, relax and enjoy summer.Teachers show their valid #MCPS at the Pike & Rose tent in Rose Park between 4-7 p.m. and redeem their ticket at The Beach Bar by Ridgewells Catering between 4-9 p.m.!
I was told by several people that Continental Pizza in Kensington was sold. I called the restaurant this evening and asked if it had been sold. The response I was given was “no sir, the same family still owns the restaurant.”
For now it seems to just be a rumor, but one that has travelled quickly. According to restaurant management it has not been sold.
Continental Pizza, located at 10532 Connecticut Ave., was founded in Kensington in 1967.
The Big Greek Cafe is almost ready to open their fourth restaurant in the location vacated by Yamas Mediterranean Grill at the end of January (4806 Rugby Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814).
The images below, sent in by Jimmy Chronopoulos, show us the progress made at the location.
I was told that the restaurant is expected to open within the next month.
Poki DC Will Give Away 50 Free Poke Bowls Per Day During Their Grand Opening Celebration This Weekend In Rio
Poki DC has announced the grand opening weekend celebration for their location in the Rio Washingtonian Center (236 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD 20878) this weekend, June 16-18 (11am-9pm).
On each of those days (Saturday-Monday), they’ll be giving away free poke bowls to the first 50 people in line!
On Saturday, 6/16, there will be a Hula dance show at 1pm.
Check out everything they have to offer here: Poki DC menu options.
In March, Yoyogi Sushi in the Kentlands announced they’ll be moving to a new location just a few hundred yards away from their previous location.
The original plan was for there to be a slight overlap and for both locations to be open simultaneously for a week or two, but construction hit a snag at the new location and we’ve been left Yoyogi-less for a few weeks.
The wait is almost over, as Yoyogi has announced a soft opening for Tuesday, June 19th (11am-3pm) and their grand opening on Wednesday, June 20th.
The new restaurant is located at 317 Main St. Gaithersburg, MD 20878.